05-23-16 A Pulaski County man was airlifted to UK Medical Center after being shot Sunday night. According the Sheriff's Office, Harlan J. Richardson was found shot at his residence on Ringgold Road. Investigators learned that the alleged shooter, Dewayne E. Peters, fled the scene in a gray Nissan passenger car. The car was later located in the parking lot of the Lake Cumberland Flea Market off the 914 Bypass. The suspected shooter remains at large. Peters is described as a 47-year-old white male, approximately 5' 8" tall, bald, with green eyes. Anyone with information on the wherabouts of Dewayne Peters is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145.
05-19-16 Two men who work with the Magoffin County School System have been arrested after a video of a birthday party showed them allegedly partying with underage children. Dearl Peters and Wendell King are in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. A video posted Thursday appears to show a birthday party with several young people in attendance. In the video, the group can be seen flipping off the camera and singing "happy birthday" while holding cups presumably filled with an alcoholic beverage. The video led police officers to King's house. Upon arrival, police discovered Dearl Peters, Leaha VanHoose and several juveniles trying to hide alcohol containers from sight. King was discovered undressed and unconscious in the bedroom. One of the juveniles was sent to the hospital because of alcohol intoxication. Dearl Peters is listed as a carpentry teacher by the Magoffin County School Board and Wendell King is listed as working in the Central Office.
05-18-16 A pedestrian was hit and killed in McCreary County Tuesday night. According to Kentucky State Police, 37-year-old Bobby Stephens was walking near the center line of Highway 27 when he was struck by a Dodge pickup truck. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. near the Parkland Motel. The coroner was called to the scene where he pronounced Stephens dead. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured. The accident is still under investigation.
05-13-16 A man is in jail after he allegedly pulled a gun on a truck driver over a parking spot. It all started around 2 a.m. Thursday morning in Laurel County at a Pilot gas station off West Cumberland Gap Parkway. Police say Cornelius Dixon of Georgia, pulled a gun on a truck driver over a parking spot. Deputies say when they arrived on the scene, they found Dixon sitting in his pickup truck. He was carrying a .357 revolver on his hip. Deputies secured the gun, interviewed witnesses and then arrested Dixon.
05-11-16 Somerset Police have identified the man and woman who were killed after being struck by a train near the West Columbia Street crossing on Tuesday. Chelsie D. Phelps, 26, and her husband, Darrell D. Phelps, 27, both of Somerset, were walking northbound on the Norfolk Southern railway just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night. Witnesses say the couple saw the train approaching them from behind, but it appears they moved onto the "live track" apparently thinking they were moving out of the train's path. Chelsie Phelps was pronounced dead on the scene. Darrell Phelps was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The incident remains under investigation by the Somerset Police Department and the Pulaski County Coroner's Office.
05-10-16 The body of a missing man was found in a cave in Wayne County. The body of 57-year-old, Tony "Doc" Erisman was recovered around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night, just a few hours after he was reported missing. He was found about three hundred feet in a cave off Rocky Hill Road. Erisman reportedly lived in Somerset with his family, but they would drop him off for weeks at a time at his cabin when the weather was nice. The cabin had no electricity or running water. According to Wayne County Coroner Forrest Hicks, he was well known in the area and was also known to be an experienced "caver." The body of Doc Erisman was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.
05-09-16 The body of a woman from Ohio was recovered from Lake Cumberland. 52-year-old Wendy Augustine was last seen around 1 p.m. Saturday on a houseboat at the Lake Cumberland State Dock. According to State Police, her body was recovered from the water around 5 p.m. Sunday. In a statement, family members said an "unforseen accident" caused Augustine's death. The investigation is continuing.
05-06-16 A death investigation is underway after two bodies were found inside a home in Owsley County. State Police were called to a home on Wilson Lane in Booneville around noon Friday for a report of a man and woman found dead inside. Troopers on the scene say they are looking for Lynette McQuinn, age 48, of Owsley County. She is considered armed and dangerous at this time.
05-05-16 A murder investigation is underway in Knox County after a man was shot to death inside his home. Kentucky State Police responded to Trace Branch Road in the Walker community around 9:30 Wednesday night. That's where police found the victim, Shane Mills, age 30. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner. Kentucky State Police say no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.