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Local entrepreneurs win "Bring Business to Beattyville" competition

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - City and Lee County officials teamed up to create more incentive by asking applicants of the "Bring Business to Beattyville" competition to draw up a business plan that could potentially succeed on Main Street.


Boil water advisory issued in Beattyville

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Beattyville Waterworks has issued a boil water advisory that affects around 80 customers in certain areas. The areas affected are Hwy 11 South, 957 and all of Proctor, including side roads.


Kentucky State Police asking for help with 3-year-old murder investigation

GUTHRIE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in a murder investigation from 2015 that has yet to be solved. Back on June 28, 2015, police were notified of the death of 79-year-old Amos Yoder, his body located at a home on Old Trenton Road in Guthrie.


Kentucky child diagnosed with measles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The measles has made its way to the commonwealth of Kentucky. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says a young child in the Barren River district has been diagnosed with the disease.


Their water is dirty and unreliable. Here’s how Kentucky lawmakers are responding.

Pikeville — Amid reports of dirty water and long outages in Martin County and elsewhere in Eastern Kentucky, state legislators have filed resolutions aimed at preventing the collapse of small water districts.


Lady Pirates wins thrilling comeback over Lee

The Lady Pirates had already sealed up the top seed in the upcoming 56th District Tournament when they hosted the Lee County Lady Kats last Friday night. In fact, a come from behind 59-57 win at Lee County the Friday before sealed that spot. The game was just one to finish up the regular season dist


Kentucky ‘no permit’ concealed-carry gun bill advances

In a 29-8 vote Thursday, the Kentucky Senate approved a bill calling for the elimination of permits for carrying concealed weapons in the state. Kentucky already lets gun owners carry firearms openly without a permit.


WATCH: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dores get 14th Region wins

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT)- Check out some scores and highlights from Perry County Monday Night.


‘She has to come home.’ Here’s how you can help find missing Kentucky mom

Volunteers can help in a Saturday search for a Richmond mother who has been missing for six weeks. Savannah Spurlock, a 23-year-old mother of four, has been missing since Jan. 4 when she was last seen leaving The Other Bar on Limestone in Lexington with three men.


Kentucky Supreme Court rules on Fulton murder

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday released an opinion upholding the 2017 conviction of a Fulton County man who killed another after a longstanding feud. In October 2016, William "Terry" Jamison shot and killed Mark Williams on a tract of farmland off Ky. 94. There were no witnesses.


Kentucky Senate advances NRA-backed gun bill on Parkland school shooting anniversary

The Kentucky Senate on Thursday voted to advance legislation backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would allow people to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.


Man accused of raping, sodomizing disabled 16-year-old

LOUISA, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police arrested a Lawrence County man on rape and sodomy charges Thursday. Police said officials at Lawrence County High School contacted them after a report that a 16-year-old student was sexually assaulted.


Grandmother granted temporary custody of child whose mother was killed in Kentucky

MANSFIELD -- The maternal grandmother of a 1-year-old child, whose parents both died in a kidnapping/murder earlier this week in Kentucky, has been granted temporary custody of the boy.


Kentucky State Police Searching for Escaped Inmate

The Kentucky State Police need your help. They are searching for an inmate who escaped yesterday from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. The inmate is identified as 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, KY. He was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges b


A widow says Kentucky Utilities is responsible for her husband’s death. See what she alleges.

A widow whose husband was electrocuted at a construction site last year alleges that his death was due to the negligence of Kentucky Utilities/LG&E. When William E. Everman Jr. raised the bed of a dump truck, it came into contact with high-voltage power lines and caught fire. Everman, 61, was pronou


Congressman Hal Rogers praises colleagues for federal funding deal

WASHINGTON (WYMT) - Congressman Hal Rogers voted in favor of the new federal funding deal. He spoke on the house floor Thursday night, saying he was proud of his colleagues for putting the package together and reaffirmed his support for border security.


Jackson City's Elizabeth McIntosh to play volleyball and softball for Alice Lloyd College

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - All signing days are special as an athlete is getting the opportunity to play a sport while also earning their college degree. Jackson City's Elizabeth McIntosh signed her letter of intent Thursday morning, not just for one sport, but for two.


Clay County ministry asks for help replacing stolen prom dresses

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - God's Closet in Clay County is trying to help girls find the dress of their dreams in time for prom, but a recent theft means the non-profit might not be able to help as much as it would like.


Icy roads blamed for Jackson County crashes

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - A teenager and her little brother are thankfully okay after two cars crashed due to icy roads. Sister station WKYT reports a 17-year-old girl was driving herself and her six-year-old brother to school when her car slipped on ice.


Kentucky Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers heard the beating heart of a woman's unborn baby Thursday as they advanced a bill that would ban most abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected.