Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
Two men accused of smuggling drugs into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center plead guilty.
Jail officials say Brent Cantrell and Jeff Blair were the leaders in a drug ring smuggling meth, pills, and marijuana into the jail.
The group was busted in January.
Both Cantrell and Blair were supposed to go on trial Monday, instead they pleaded guilty.
They will be sentenced on August 17th.
Cantrell is already serving a 50 year sentence for meth convictions.