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Flooded roads cause issues for people in Knox County, as waters continue to rise

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Flooding becomes an increasing issue as waters continued to rise in Knox County on Thursday. "I guess now all we can do as the old saying goes you know, just take it as it comes. That's all we can do with it," says Gary Bargo, a crew member with the Knox County Road Departm


TEDxCorbin speaker: Kristin M. Smith

CORBIN — Kristin M. Smith is a farmer and chef from Williamsburg. She discovered her passion for communicating with honest, thoughtful, engaging food while living and working in rural China. She returned home to take over her family’s sixth-generation cattle farm, Faulkner Bent Farm, in 2009 and has


Deputies arrest Laurel County woman accused of having treats laced with marijuana

A woman was arrested Thursday in Laurel County after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found sweet treats laced with marijuana in her truck. Ashley N. Mullins, 31, of East Bernstadt is charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and having no registration plates or registration rec


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


Panthers cruise to district championship with 82-51 win over Barbourville

As one of the top programs in the 13th Region over the past several seasons, the Knox Central Panthers are accustomed to playing basketball in March. This season will be no different, as the Panthers captured another 51st District title with an 82-51 win over the Barbourville Tigers on Thursday.


Daniel Neal shines for Union baseball

GAME ONE - UNION 8, CINCINNATI-CLERMONT 0. Union put a run across in the first inning off a single from Daniel Neal to score Ty Holmstrom after he moved into scoring position off an error by the Cougars. With the Bulldogs up 1-0, Sinjin Shoop lined a single to left-center field to drive in Joe Gaine


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Sentencing for Barbourville doctor, husband continued to Feb. 22

LAUREL COUNTY – The sentencing for a Barbourville doctor and her husband was set to take place Friday, which would have dismissed the charges against her, though it was once again continued.


Flooding at Levi Jackson State Park leads to more visitors

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Many areas across Eastern Kentucky are experiencing flooding after the heavy rain that moved into the mountains. One area that has seen quite a bit of rain is Levi Jackson State Park in Laurel County.


Body found in Knox County identified as missing woman

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) - Kentucky State Police say a body found in Knox County on Monday has been identified as a woman who had been reported missing. On Tuesday afternoon, police said the woman was Shannon Harkins Wombles, 43, of Flat Lick.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Man arrested on drug and theft charges

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pickup truck and snow plow reported stolen in Lexington were found in Knox County, according to sheriff’s deputies. Investigators say the stolen pickup and plow were found at a home on Little Broughton Hollow Road in Cannon.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Cardinals fly high, claim the 50th District Championship over Corbin

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - The South Laurel Cardinals came out victorious Thursday night in the 50th District Boys Championship, defeating the Corbin Redhounds, 57-47. Brett Norvell led the Cardinals with 20 points, JJ Ramey had 12 points.


Visitors flock to Cumberland Falls to see roaring river

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The falls are roaring at Cumberland Falls National Park. While the WYMT Weather Team is expecting a break in the rain, rivers are still expected to rise.


East Bernstadt School Board rewards students

The East Bernstadt Independent school board meeting on Wednesday recognized students for their achievements leading towards the Laurel County Spelling Bee and during the school's recent science projects.


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.