Residents paying tax on real property, personal property and motor vehicles will see no increase in the coming tax year for county rates.

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A Laurel County man was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy during a trial on Tuesday.


SOMERSET – Somerset Community College (SCC) has become the first college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to add metal additive manufacturing to its impressive advanced manufacturing capabilities. SCC is a leader in workforce development and in additive manufacturing/3D…


Backyard composting is an extension of processes that have gone on in nature since the origin of life. Without decomposition, the earth would soon be covered with dead animals and plants. With nothing going back into the soil, the soil soon would lack sufficient nutrients for the continuatio…

The Laurel County Cattlemen’s Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 CAIP (County Agricultural Investment Program) cost-share program. Categories include:

The London Tourism and Convention Commission convened Monday evening to discuss numerous items, including a shade structure for the London Town Center project, funding for air conditioning maintenance in the Laurel London County Optimist Club, the S3DA archery tournament and a 30-foot electr…


The Teen and Miss contestants in the 2019 Laurel County Homecoming pageant participated in the pageant on Saturday night. Title winners were JJ Dyche, Teen and Hannah Harrison, Miss.

Kentucky State Police arrested a man on a plethora of charges, including 100 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, after Post 11 in London received a call about him speeding and driving recklessly through the Rockcastle work zone on Interstate 75 while workers were present early Wednes…


LOUISVILLE, Ky. —This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at The University of Kentucky from June 23 to July 13.

In last week’s column I ran A Logan Ewell story which concluded with the death of James Sparks. Here is the newspaper account of that event.

A Corbin man was arrested Friday after being formally charged by a Laurel County grand jury in connection to his wife’s death stemming from a November 2018 traffic crash in which he was driving while under the influence, according to law enforcement.


Bringing business leaders together to demonstrate how your own uniqueness can be successful was the topic for last week's Leadership Collective, hosted by Somerset Community College's Laurel campus. Guest speakers for the event were Jon Carloftis and Billy Hicks.


The monthly membership luncheon of the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new members, who were presented plaques during the meeting by Chamber President Michael Sliter.


The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 120 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. Local officers that were honored include Master Trooper Sean Dixon of t…

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The Teen and Miss Laurel County Homecoming pageant was held on Saturday night, with Teen winner, JJ Dyche, left, and Miss winner, Hannah Harrison, right, crowned as the 2019 winners. Pictured here, the two embrace after the pageant.

Congratulations to Maddox McQueen, age 5, a kindergarten student at East Bernstadt Elementary. He was selected as the winner of the Sentinel Echo Back to School coloring contest.

— Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Brad Mink along with Sgt. Brett Reeves with assistance from London City Police investigated a case where an 11-year-old juvenile boy was found walking by himself at a business in London off South Laurel Road on July 10. Investigators learned that apparently the boy …


The Laurel County Animal Shelter is at Ky. 192 and Ky. 229 on Chris Hamlin Lane. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $65 for cats, which includes spaying or neutering. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m.…


The London Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state for the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that kicks off on Friday, August 16 and lasts through Labor Day on September 2.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in Laurel County. These traffic safety checkpoints will be conducted at various locations throughout Laurel County that are experiencing a high rate of traffic crashes resulting in injuries in an attempt to make…


FRANKFORT, Ky. - Visitor spending and visitation growth in Kentucky both increased in 2018 according to a study from Tourism Economics, the Kentucky Department of Tourism’s new research partner. Visitor trips to and within the Commonwealth topped 71.6 million in 2018, with visitor spending c…

This Saturday, the city of Somerset will host the second installment of what was, in May, only an experimental food truck festival. Somerset presents Streets and Eats as a follow-up to the Foodstock spring event.


ASHLAND — Democratic candidate for Governor Andy Beshear announced a new job creation plan Wednesday aimed at improving pay for Kentuckians through investments in agri-tech, advanced manufacturing and workforce training.


The 84th Laurel County Homecoming began on Thursday evening, incorporating an enduring tradition with a focus on the youth of Laurel County. The evening began with food and craft vendors and Bark in the Park activities, culminating with Spotlight on Youth and the Little Miss and Mister pageant.


James Clarence Mosley (Jamie) was born December 7, 1969 in Hazard, Kentucky. He is the son of Clarence and Debbie Mosley of London, and the grandson of late James and Helen Patrick. He has been married to his wife Kristie Mosley for 17 years and is the father to four girls, Chandler, Kennedy…

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Jean Hyde King, age 92, of London, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly. She was the mother of David King and wife Linda, Sandra Lee Burns and husband Raymond all of London, Lynda M. Heath and husband James of Somerset, Kentucky; and the sist…

Betty Joanne Marcum Gross, age 81, born April 20, 1938 in Leesburg, Virginia, passed away August 2, 2019 under hospice care in Hagerstown, Maryland, following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Gross and her parents, Boyd and Betty York Marcum. Her survivors inclu…

Lillian M. Ingram, age 96, of London, KY passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 Hillcrest Nursing Home in Corbin, KY. She leaves behind two sons, Ron Ingram of Winchester, KY, Steve Ingram of London, KY; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins; and Shirley Ga…