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Floyd County Schools Closed Monday
FLOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Floyd County schools will be closed Monday. According to the department's Facebook page, the schools will be closed due to widespread illness in the county.
Traffic Stop In Floyd County Leads To Drug Arrest
PRESTONSBURG, KY. — FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON A VEHICLE THEY OBSERVED COMMITTING A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. DEPUTIES ARRESTED 30-YEAR-OLD ELIZABETH SKEENS OF PRESTONSBURG AFTER CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION AND FINDING OVER 100 PRESCRIPTION PILLS ALONG WITH SMALL BAGS AND PAR
Kentucky 699 worries people who live near by of another slide
LEATHERWOOD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky 699 in Perry County was mud covered Monday following a mudslide late Sunday night. "Between 11:00 and 12:00," said Sarah Cornett who lives along KY. 699.
Mudslide closes section of KY 1428 in Floyd County
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Police say due to a mudslide, a portion of KY 1428 in Prestonsburg is closed. In a Facebook post, police said the road was closed due to the instability of the slide. They did not say when the road would reopen.
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.
Grand jury indicts three people in connection to deadly Floyd County hit-and-run
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In Floyd County, a grand jury indicted three people in connection with a 2017 deadly crash case. Kyle Collins originally faced a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Police said he hit Larry Hinkle and did nothing to help him.
Troopers investigating deadly shooting in Pike County
FREEBURN, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday morning. Troopers said the shooting happened in the Johnson Bottom community of Freeburn around 5:30 a.m.
Floyd County man arrested for talking to minor online for sexual activities
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Floyd County man was arrested Wednesday as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William G. Randolph, 28, for talking online to a minor to engage in sexual activities.
Latest on Kentucky road closures
Here is a list of road closures as of 2/17/2019 2:30PM. KY 91 is CLOSED at the 15mm at the Cave-In-Rock Ferry Landing The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is CLOSED Due to Floodwaters Over the Kentucky Landing until about Feb 24th KY 135 is CLOSED at the 4.15mm in Sawmill Hollow KY 1917/Wolf Creek Rd is CLOSED at
Tennessee man flips off, pulls gun on couple wearing MAGA hats in Kentucky Sam's Club
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Cottontown, Tennessee man has been arrested in Kentucky after reportedly pulling a gun on a man because he and his wife were wearing MAGA hats. According to the report from Bowling Green Police, 57-year-old James Phillips was wearing a "veterans hat" inside a local Sam's Club whe
Local 10 Year Old Wins Open Competition at Kentucky Opry
The Kentucky Opry is hosting a 9 week Open Competition and this week 10 year old Ellie Hack (the Youngest Performer of the night) was the Overall Winner! This week there were 10 that competed ranging from 10 years of age to 70. In this competition everyone performs, then the top 3 compete to determi
Graham defends Trump's border security spending push, says Kentucky students better off
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reiterated his support for President Trump's national emergency declaration at the southern border Sunday, telling CBS News' "Face The Nation" that students in Kentucky would be better off if funds that might have gone toward the construction of a new middle school would
Large Amount Of Drugs Found By K-9
FLOYD COUNTY, KY. — FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES PATROLLING IN THE LIGON AREA CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP FOR A MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND THEY FIND MUCH MORE THAN EXPECTED. DURING THE STOP, K-9 DRAGO MADE A POSITIVE HIT ON THE VEHICLE INDICATING DRUGS. DURING A SEARCH, DEPUTIES FOUND 2 LARGE BAGS OF
Kentucky police officer shot during pursuit, suspect sought
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they are searching for a suspect who shot and wounded a police officer during a robbery pursuit. Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner says Officer Jeremy Davidson was shot in the head and arm Monday.
Kentucky ‘no permit' concealed-carry gun bill advances
(FOX NEWS) - 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.
One lane of KY 528 in Knott County closed due to breaks in road
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with Kentucky Transportation District 12 say a centerline crack and shoulder break on KY 582 near mile 9 closed one lane of the road. There are cones near the shoulder break. In a Facebook post, officials said they are waiting for temporary traffic signs to be de
Trump’s national emergency draws different reactions from Kentucky’s senators
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Kentucky State Police Post 3 welcomes new troopers
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Kentucky State Police Department post in Bowling Green is welcoming three new members to the force. Trooper Jordan Matthews of Glasgow, Trooper Brent Davis of Bowling Green and Trooper Matthew Spears of Lawrenceburg, were among 35 cadets who completed a rigorous 25-week train
Perry County road blocked due to mudslide
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Dispatchers with Perry County 911 tell WYMT a large mudslide has shut down a portion of Highway 699. We're told its just past Beech Curve near the old Blue Diamond Coal Tipple near Leatherwood.
House fire closes section of North Main Street in Hazard
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire off School Street in Hazard. Crews do not know if anyone is inside at this time. North Main Street near School Street is closed. People driving nearby tell us they can see smoke coming from a house.