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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A minor accident this morning involving a school bus happened in Knox County. Deputy Claude Hudson investigated the two-vehicle accident that happened this morning at around 7:15 AM on Spider Creek Road near Corbin. According to his report, the school bus was headed south when a Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north and the two vehicles collided. Deputy Hudson says the Pontiac struck the right front tire of the school bus causing minor damage to the left front fender of the Pontiac. The school bus was not damaged in the accident. At the time of the collision, there were forty-eight children on board the school bus, but no injuries were reported in either vehicle. The bus was en route to Lynn Camp High School and West Knox Elementary School when the accident occurred. No charges have been filed.

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A joint effort led to the arrest of a Williamsburg man caught in the middle of a burglary. The victim caught the man in one of his vehicles after which he chased the man. The victim called Whitley County E911 and stated the man then entered Watson Chapel by breaking a window. The caller also identified the suspect and provided a physical description. Sheriff’s deputies and Williamsburg Police including a K9 Officer began tracking and looking for the suspect. He was eventually found in a Cumberland Heights apartment and taken into custody. 29-year-old Thomas M. Helbig was charged with two counts of Second-Degree Burglary and several other charges, and he was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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A drug arrest in Whitley County led to the seizure of more than $20,000 and hundreds of pills. Deputy Jonas Saunders began an investigation after learning social media was being used to advertise the sale of marijuana. That investigation led to information about drugs being sold at another location, and a search warrant was obtained for a residence at Crisp Court. Sheriff’s deputies and Williamsburg Police went to the residence and found juveniles inside, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A large safe was also located. The homeowner, 36-year-old Victoria Irwin, stated she did not know the combination. She was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her son, 20-year-old Frankie L. Irwin arrived and also stated he did not know the combination. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Authorities also arrested 19-year-old Cassandra White on charges of trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor. The safe was seized and taken to the Sheriff’s Office and opened under a search warrant. Inside were more than 900 pills believed to be Xanax as well as $22,000 in cash. Deputy Saunders presented evidence to a Whitley County Grand Jury which led to felony indictments of Victoria and Frankie Irwin and Cassandra White on multiple trafficking charges.

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Kentucky’s voter registration is just a few days away. According to Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes’ office, in order to vote in next month’s primary election, those who are currently unregistered but plan on voting have until April 23rd to register. County Clerk’s offices can help citizens register, or those who wish may register online by visiting the website: elect.ky.gov. Voters may also update their registrations online or at County Clerk’s offices. According to the Kentucky Secretary of State office, to be eligible to vote in Kentucky a person must be a United States citizen and current resident of Kentucky. Registrants must be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general election. Registrants may not be convicted felons unless their rights have been restored by executive pardon. Registrants may not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law and may not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky.

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