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8-year-old boy dies in Eastern Kentucky house fire, police say
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say an 8-year-old boy has died in a house fire near Prestonsburg. WYMT-TV reports police say Payton Hylton died in the Monday fire that left his father with minor burns. Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins says the boy was a second-grader at an
Kentucky State Police investigate counterfeit money
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police (KSP) detectives have an open case involving counterfeit money in the Post 09 area, which is located in Pike County and the surrounding region.
Troopers investigate fatal accident in Floyd County, Ky.
IVEL, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) — Kentucky State Police said one person died in an accident in Floyd County. Troopers said it happened about noon Friday on U.S. 23 in Ivel. Troopers said a car traveling southbound on U.S. 23 left the highway, hit a ditch and struck an embankment. The car rolled over and the d
Investigation underway after deadly crash in Floyd Co.
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say they are investigating a deadly crash that happened just after 12 p.m. on US 23 in Ivel. Troopers say that upon arrival, a passenger car traveling southbound on US 23 when it left the highway and hit the embankment. They say the vehicle rolled several times
Officers collect money for fallen officer
The Mingo County Sheriff's Department and the Williamson Police Department (WPD) joined forces for "No Shave November" to raise money for the daughter of Scotty Hamilton. Hamilton, a Pikeville, Kentucky, police officer, was killed in the line of duty. The money will be put into an existing bank acco
Women attempt to smuggle drugs into jail inside a Burger King Whopper sandwich
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – It is not uncommon for inmates to attempt to smuggle drugs inside a jail. However, officials at the Pike County Detention Center encountered a unique situation Wednesday when drugs were found inside food brought in from a local restaurant. Shannon Deskins spoke with Pike County Jail
Breathitt Co. man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges
JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say a Breathitt County man has been arrested on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Troopers arrested 29-year-old Dustin Coomer as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. They say this
Dwight Williamson: A fascination with "town" clocks
Some of you probably already know that I have a fascination with clocks. No, not just any kind of clock, but what I shall call “town clocks.” I travel a great deal throughout West Virginia, and I can just about name every town or city in the state which features a town clock. To me, those clocks jus
Two points too many, again
Augusta’s Blake Reed is guarded by Magoffin County’s Brady Whitaker, Saturday, at the Roberston County Adidas Classic in Mount Olivet. The Hornets hung on for a 63-61 victory over the Panthers. Reed led Augusta with 19 points. - MOUNT OLIVET – Another second half lead squandered.
Dorton students to have artwork featured in children’s book
Four students from Dorton Elementary will soon be published illustrators as their artwork will be featured in “If You’re From the Mountains,” a children’s book written by Eastern Kentucky-native Cassity McCool-Solis.
Troopers release names of two killed in head-on crash in Pike County, Ky.
VIRGIE, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) — Kentucky State Police have released the names of two people who were killed in a head-on crash in Pike County. Ronald Dunn, 54, of Premium was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said in a news release. Joseph Valentino, 27, of Pikeville died at the Pikeville Medical Cen
Man charged with murder in Breathitt County
JACKSON, Ky. (WDKY) - Authorities are at the scene of a reported homicide in Breathitt County. The Breathitt Advocate reports a woman is dead and a man is in custody in what's suspected as an act of domestic violence.
McDonald’s on board with Hands and Feet Ministry’s Winter Joyfest
In preparation for this weekend’s Winter Joyfest event, Hands and Feet Ministry accepted coupons donated by McDonald’s of East Kentucky for food and desserts to make Christmas even better for the county’s schoolchildren in need.
Floyd Central's head basketball coach suspended for three games
LANGLEY, Ky. (WYMT) - Floyd Central basketball head coach Kevin Spurlock has been suspended for three games, according to a report. WMDJ reports that Spurlock has been suspended three games due to conduct unbecoming of a coach.
State Police warn of counterfeit $100 bills
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are asking people to be on the lookout for counterfeit 100 dollar bills that may be circulating in our area. On Thursday, detectives at Post 9 opened an investigation after a forged 100 dollar bill was discovered. The bill closely resembles a $100.00 bill but d
Student In Custody Following Bomb Threat
A student was placed into police custody following a bomb threat at a Perry County school. It happened just after 11 this morning at Perry County Central High School after a threat was found on a bathroom stall.
Christmas in a Small Town kicks off this week
This month there is no shortage of holiday themed events coming up. Yesterday, Dec. 5, Hazard’s annual “Christmas in a Small Town” returned and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will feature returning favorites and some new additions this year. City and county officials encourage eve
UPDATE: 2nd person dead in Pike Co. crash
UPDATE: (12/06/18) VIRGIE, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police have confirmed a second person has died in a crash that happened on US 23 Wednesday in Pike County. The coroner pronounced 54-year-old Ronald Dunn dead at the scene. 27-year-old Joseph Valentino was taken to Pikeville Medical Center where he later
Kentucky elementary school cafeteria worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
COVINGTON, KY. — A cafeteria worker at a Northern Kentucky elementary school was diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to our news partners WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. The Northern Kentucky Health Department issued a media release Tuesday, indicating the employee of John G. Carlisle Elementary School was
Woman indicted on nearly 600 charges
A Perry County woman was recently indicted on 594 felony charges related to forgery and identity theft that were allegedly committed in January of last year. Court documents show that Arlene Langdon, 46, of Hazard, was charged with felony crimes including 297 counts of second-degree forgery and 297