Laurel County

Laurel County, Kentucky

101 S Main St Rm 203
London, KY 40741
Phone: (606) 864-5158
Fax: (606) 864-7369

In south-central KY; established Dec 12,1825 from Rockcastle, Knox, Clay, and Whitley counties. Name Origin: For the Laurel River, named for the abundant mountain laurel ( Kalmia latifolia) trees on its banks.

Area (sq mi):: 443.74 (land 435.67; water 8.07) Population per square mile: 129.30
Population 2005: 56,338 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 6.90%; 1990-2000 21.40% Population 2000: 52,715 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,165; median household $27,015; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,925-$20,473
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Laurel County community also took Barto's word over those of his victims, wearing ribbons in support of the doctor at a local high school football game.
Laurel County sheriff's deputies responded to the call of a home breakin and shooting shortly after 10 a.m.
He is being kept in a single isolation cell, which is monitored continuously by video, Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley said Thursday afternoon.
DETECTIVE JASON BACK is one of two full-time narcotics officers in Laurel County, a stretch of hills and farms that boasts the site of Colonel Sanders' original Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Earlier in the day, the bride's aunts hosted a brunch in honor of the bridesmaids at the Laurel County Club.
The Laurel County Detention Center in London, Ky., will begin a work release program for its female inmates, according to the Sentinel Echo.
When I bought the gun, I was thinking about the 2007 murder of the recently fired road supervisor in adjoining Laurel County. In the days before his death, he told me things were "not right" in the department, and several sources said he was ready to start talking.
of Laurel County, Jackson County EMS, Whitley County EMS and Knox County EMS, patients will travel down 9th Street, Main Street and 16th Street (Parker Rd.) to reach the new hospital.
In late May, the Associated Press reported that Laurel County District Judge Michael Caperton had been providing drug and alcohol offenders the option of going to church instead of spending time behind bars or in a rehab center.