Gas Leak Confirmed to Have Caused Explosion at Murray State University

July 19, 2017
Investigators confirmed that a gas leak caused an explosion at Murray State University last month. One person was inside the dormitory building at the time of the explosion, and says he is lucky to be alive. Dakota Fields was the only person inside the building, and was severely injured in the blast. He says he lost everything he owns in the explosion.

 

 

Whitley County Man Shot by Police

July 19, 2017
Kentucky State Police say that an officer shot a Whitley County man, Billy Barnhill. Barnhill tried to run down a state trooper with an ATV yesterday (July 18). The incident happened in the Rockholds Community. Troopers say Barnhill was wanted on several warrants in Kentucky, and one in Florida. Troopers arrived to execute the warrants, and Barnhill tried to make a run for it. When he hopped on an ATV and tried hitting a trooper, shorts were fired. Barnhill was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in an unknown condition.

 

 

Log Truck Accident in Perry County

July 19, 2017
A Log truck overturned on Kentucky 15 in Perry County, closing down the roadway for several hours while the truck’s load was removed. The accident happened yesterday afternoon (July 19)near Robert W. Combs Elementary School. The driver was not injured. It is unknown if he will be cited for the wreck.

 

 

Husband and Wife Charged with Abuse of a Minor

July 19, 2017
A married couple, the Smiths, are behind bars after Police in Laurel County say they abused a young girl. The victim, who is younger than 12 years, told investigators that Robert Smith sexually abused her. Smith’s wife, Candice Smith, allegedly locked the girl outside, refusing to give her food or water. Robert Smith is charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor, and Candice Smith faces a charge of second degree abuse.

 

 

Whitesburg Dentist Arrested

July 19, 2017
A Whitesburg 54-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after police in Kingsport say he exposed himself to employees at a Belks department store. Dr. David Narramore faces charges for indecent exposure and resisting arrest. The Whitesburg dentist has also served on several local community and political boards. Yesterday (July 18), he resigned from his post as Chair of the Letcher County Republican Party, and as a member of the Republican Party of Kentucky.