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Arrests 12/18/14

Monday 12/8

Matthew J. Barton, 22, Corbin; 4th degree assault.

Steven Coleman, 25, Barbourville; 4th degree assault, served 4 warrants.

Ryan Scott Feltner, 31, Corbin; receiving stolen property under $500.

Becky Morgan Grubb, 29, Barbourville; public intoxication not alcohol.

Bertie M. Karr, 22, London; 2 counts of receiving stolen property under $500.

Donald W. Roark, 48, Corbin; public intoxication not alcohol, 2 charges 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance.

Tina M. Steele, 29, Lexington, contempt.

Jeffery A. Vaughn Jr., ? Flat Lick, 4th degree domestic assault.

Kizzie F. Wilson, 21, Gray; contempt.

Tuesday  12/9

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Wildcats shut out at Bowman Memorial Tournament

The Lynn Camp Wildcats hosted the 19th Annual Bowman Memorial Classic this past week. The Wildcats lost three games on their home court to Pineville, McCreary County and Oneida Baptist Institute.

In the opening game, Lynn Camp lost to District rival Pineville 54-66. Pineville jumped out on the Wildcats in the first quarter 21-9 behind six points from Donald Collett and extended the lead to 15 points by the half at 36-21.

The Wildcats fought back in the third quarter cutting the deficit to seven at the 4:24 mark when Jayden Elliott stole the ball off the Wildcat press and laid it in while drawing a foul. Elliott completed a three point play for a 40-33 score.

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Police looking for burglar

Security video footage shows the alleged suspect and his vehicle, last recording traveling south on Hwy. 229 toward Barbourville.

Security video footage shows the alleged suspect and his vehicle, last recording traveling south on Hwy. 229 toward Barbourville.

Staff Report

The Knox County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief. On Dec. 15 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a homeowner’s burglar alarm on KY 229 near the Laurel /Knox county line.

Deputy Hudson and the homeowner’s son viewed the home’s video surveillance. The video recorded a white older male, approximately 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds, break into the residence and leave with items from the home.

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Knox County bus accident Big Branch Hollow

Stinking Creek firefighters stand by as a wrecker makes its way to the scene of the accident Friday morning. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Stinking Creek firefighters stand by as a wrecker makes its way to the scene of the accident Friday morning.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

 A Knox County school bus was involved in a minor accident on Friday morning transporting students to school. The accident occurred around 7:20 a.m. in the Big Branch area of Dewitt, which is located in eastern Knox County.

Preliminary reports state that eight students were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Minor injuries were reported and Knox County EMS was called to the scene.

Seven students were checked by EMS workers and released to their parents. One student was transported to Knox County Hospital for further examination.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Knox school officials: soft ground probable cause of bus accident

Stinking Creek firefighters stand by as a wrecker makes its way to the scene of the accident Friday morning. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Stinking Creek firefighters stand by as a wrecker makes its way to the scene of the accident Friday morning.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

By Bobbie Poynter

Knox County school officials praise the efforts of the veteran bus driver involved in an accident this morning in the Big Beech area of Dewitt in Knox County.

According to Knox County Schools Public Relations Director Frank Shelter, the bus  driver, Donnie Mills, is a veteran Knox County bus driver with no prior history of accidents.

“Mills is an experienced driver who knows these roads quite well,” said Shelton. “He’s been navigating the backroads with the log trucks for several years and knows how to handle his bus.”

Of the eight children on the bus, seven were on their way to Dewitt Elementary and one to Knox Middle School. After the bus driver helped the children exit the bus through the emergency exit door, they were escorted back down to the bottom of the hill.

The road into the hollow where the bus was traveling was a one-lane gravel road, and school officials believe the edge of the road simply gave way causing the bus to gradually slide into the ditch and come to a gradual stop.

“This is the worst season for roads,” said Shelton. “They become slushy and slick with mud. But, our drivers are well trained, and the training has paid off as the driver was able to get the kids out of the bus quickly and safely.”

One child, transported by Knox County Ambulance to the Knox County Hospital complaining of pain  in his back, was treated and released. The other seven children were released to their parents at the scene.

Following standard procedure, the  bus driver has been sent for a drug test.

Stinking Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Ambulance, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

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