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Man dies in eastern Kentucky motorcycle crash
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) --A man from Louisa died Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash near state Route 2565, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says.
Vaccinations for hepatitis A done at four jails in Eastern Kentucky.
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -The number of cases is nearing2,000 across the state of Kentucky.Amid one of the worst hepatitis A outbreaks in recent years, health officials have been in a constant battle to keep the disease from spreading. Outbreaks have popped up in various jails across the area, one of the
Six charged in drug smuggling scheme
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Pike County Grand Jury has indicted six people in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the Pike County Detention Center. Two weeks ago, we told you about four people who were initially charged with promoting contraband after security cameras captured a failed attempt by inmates to l
High-speed chase injures driver, state trooper
WISE — A highway chase involving dozens of police vehicles ended around noon on northbound U.S. 23 just outside of Wise.The pursuit from Pound, past Norton and back to Wise left a Virginia state trooper injured, sent the driver of a stolen vehicle to the hospital and damaged several police vehicles.
The most interesting ex-UK basketball player is not in the NBA
“(Basketball) just doesn’t apply in that world,” Williams said. “Those guys, they don’t sit around and talk about sports. They just don’t. And the ladies that buy the work, they are not sports people at all.”
Hunter found dead in Clay County
CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -A hunter is dead in Clay County.Clay County Sheriff Angela Johnson said a hunter was found dead in the Sandhill community.Sheriff Johnson said it is believed the man fell from a tree stand while hunting.She said the coroner was called to the scene and it is not clear how lon
North Texas parents raise money for Pike County Central's marching band
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) -Band parents from Prosper, Texas, and beyond, are reaching out to help the Pike County Central High School's marching band.They lost $3,700 in a clothing order with no uniforms to show for it.Anne Skaehill says she and many others felt called to help by creating a GoFundMe acc
Eastern Kentucky city site of inaugural gay pride event
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) -An eastern Kentucky city is going to have its first gay pride event Saturday.The Pikeville Pride Celebration is taking place Oct. 20 at Pikeville City Park. Hundreds have said they are going to the event on the event's Facebook page.Event organizers say the pride event looks t
Several people arrested on drug possession charges
IRONTON — The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reports:BURGLARY: A 26-year-old Kitts Hill area woman reported earlier this month that someone stole a .25 caliber weapon valued at $200 from her residence.DRUG POSSESSION: After receiving a call about a man who k
Putnam County Schools Employee Arrested on Drug Charges
The Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit performed a traffic stop on Virginia Priestley, 50, of Hurricane, WV on US RT 52 in Crum WV.
Wanted man caught on Spruce Pine
After receiving multiple tips last week, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams told the Independent they finally had one that panned out, leading them to a home on Spruce Pine on KY Rt. 30.
Ky. Department Of Corrections Settles Sexual Harassment Suit For $1.5M
An Elliott County jury agreed, awarding the women $1.6 million, plus attorneys’ fees, last year. The state appealed the decision, but recently approached the plaintiffs’ lawyers with the settlement offer.
Released from Knox County Detention Center
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Inmates chip away large hole in the wall
Big Sandy Regional Detention Center Administrator F.D. Pete Fitzpatrick released a notice on Tuesday explaining that around 2 p.m. Monday, October 15 correctional officers at the jail discovered a hole that had been knocked through a cinderblock wall by inmates, presumably in an attempt to escape fr
Inmates Dig Hole in Wall at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center
PAINTSVILLE, KY (WOWK) - Multiple inmates dug a hole in a wall at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in an attempted escape.Around 2 PM on October 15th, 2018 Correctional Officers at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center discovered a hole that had been knocked through a cinder block wall by inmat
Three jailed on felony charges
Alvin Antonio Nevels, 39, was jailed at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and the single counts of strangulation, domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.
2 arrested following stabbing in Fort Gay
By LUKE CREASYStaff writerFORT GAY - Two suspects were arrested Monday, Oct. 15, in connection with a violent armed robbery after an investigation conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.
Pike County inmate tests positive for hepatitis A - ABC 36 News
Courtesy: MGNonlinePIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An inmate in the Pike county jail has tested positive for hepatitis A.The jailer at Pike County Detention Center says the prisoner has been medically quarantined.- Advertisement -Other inmates who had any contact with the infected prisoner are being teste
‘For years I tried to get out.’ Now this Appalachian town is hosting a gay pride event.
Kyle May always thought he would have to leave Eastern Kentucky to find a place he belonged.“For years I tried to get out,” said May, who is gay. “I tried to move. I tried to get jobs elsewhere. I tried interviewing relentlessly.”But the chance to leave never came for the Pikeville native who gradua
Robinette leaves behind legacy at LHS
LOGAN - For those on the inside, Randy Robinette's recent retirement announcement was not that much of a surprise.After the 2017 season, Robinette had indicated that he was going to step down. Maybe even after the season. He had retired at the time as a Logan County educator of more than 30 years.He