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Trial date set in U of C robbery case

Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester has scheduled a fall trial date for two Williamsburg men, who are accused of assaulting and robbing a University of the Cumberlands’ student late last year. During a pre-trial conference Tuesday morning, Winchester scheduled a Sept. 28...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

W’burg man indicted for rape, incest

A Williamsburg man is facing an array of sexual assault related charges after being indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury Monday morning. The Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Stanley Rains, 45, of Highway 904, for first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

1 of 2 charges dismissed against Hall

A Corbin man, who recently had three felony cases against him dismissed with prejudice, got some good news and some bad news during a hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley District Court. The good news for Tristan Hall, 32, was that prosecutors agreed to dismiss a 2015 harassing...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Trimble agrees to reduce murder charge

Prosecutors formally agreed in court Tuesday morning that they were going to amend a murder charge to first-degree assault against a Williamsburg man in connection with the 2015 stabbing of his former stepfather. William “Creed” Keisling, 42, was initially charged...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Hall wants rest of charges dropped

A Corbin man, who recently had three felony cases against him dismissed with prejudice, which means the charges can’t be filed again, is asking a special judge to dismiss the two remaining misdemeanor charges against him too. A Monday afternoon hearing is scheduled in...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Judge, County Attorney respond to abandonment of ‘Rocket Docket’

A $1.2 million ‘Rocket Docket’ pilot project that is being funded by the Kentucky General Assembly in 30 judicial circuits across the state, designed to expedite the court process in some felony cases, has crashed landed in Whitley and McCreary counties at least for...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016