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Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced to 2 years in jail - ABC 36 News

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to two years in jail.Boyd County prosecutor Rhonda Copley told The Daily Independent that a judge handed down the sentence last week for 53-year-old Michael Sammons, who plead

WTVQ - 2018-10-17 10:15:36

Rolling mill revival in Boyd County

SWVA Kentucky confirmed in a statement to The Daily Independent that they plan to re-open the mill, with about 40 employees back to work sometime next week. The plant on South Big Run Road in Boyd County was previously known as Kentucky Electric Steel, and some workers have already been observed wor

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-10-17 09:00:00

New Boston to remove signs - Portsmouth Daily Times

Getting around in New Boston, may be just a little bit easier, as there will now be more places where drivers will be able to turn right on red.

PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES - 2018-10-17 19:45:11

‘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

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-10-17 10:36:00

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.

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-10-17 11:54:00

Appeals court upholds conviction/sentence - Portsmouth Daily Times

In September 2017, a Common Pleas Court jury took just over an hour to find Douglas Lee Hunt, 33, of Portsmouth, guilty of the August 2016 murder of an autistic six year old child who was living with him and his friend, Margarita White, the mother of the child.

PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES - 2018-10-17 21:30:12

Huntington man indicted on charges of sexually assaulting teen

HUNTINGTON - A Huntington man has been indicted after he was accused last month of sexually attacking a 15-year-old boy in a Jefferson Avenue back yard in West Huntington, which left the victim hospitalized.Christopher Cody Haynes, 26, was indicted by a grand jury in September on counts alleging sec

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-10-17 04:01:00

Former teacher sent to jail

Boyd's Commonwealth Attorney Rhonda Copley said Michael Sammons, 53, of South Shore, previously pleaded guilty to one count of prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor. The sentence was handed out on Friday by Circuit Judge George W. Davis III.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-10-16 09:45:00

Portsmouth body ID'd as that of missing man

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A body found in Portsmouth has been identified as Nathan S. Fowler, 34, of Portsmouth, who had been missing since earlier this month, according to a release from the Portsmouth Police Department.The police department was notified last week about a body being found in a wooded area


Vesuvius a Greenup County anchor

Vesuvius is headquartered in London and specializes in the blast furnace, basic oxygen and caster function, creating products to protect and improve metal flow. It is a large supplier in the steel industry with a customer base including AK Steel, Nucor and Arcelor Mittal.


Manufacturing in Greenup County: Vesuvius plant key supplier in steel industry

The Vesuvius plant, located along the Ohio River at the Boyd/Greenup Riverport, was constructed in 2001 and is one of the company’s 66 production sites, specializing in creating a fine material that’s used inside the steel making process. At the plant’s recent manufacturing day Operations Manager Jo


Ironton bridge four-day closure starts Tuesday

The Oakley C. Collins Memorial Bridge, at sunset, looking toward Kentucky across the Ohio River. KEVIN GOLDY | THE DAILY INDEPENDENT


Police have suspects in Friday night vandalism spree - Portsmouth Daily Times

As of late Monday afternoon, Portsmouth police had made no arrests, but police Capt. Jason Hedrick said officials have one confession and two suspects in mind in connection with a vandalism spree that saw the destruction of some 23 car windows in the northeast corner of Portsmouth along with locatio


Lawrence County Auditor candidate: Jason Tolliver (D)

PERSONAL STATEMENT:Having a degree from Ohio University and an extensive business background I am will educated in accounting, budgeting, setting and forecasting budgets to work within the established limits. I also interact and managed several hundred people a day from CEO’s to the working personal


Police blotter: Woman arrested after overdosing with children home

HUNTINGTON - The following information is provided by criminal complaints from the Cabell County Magistrate Court:CHILD NEGLECT: A Huntington woman was arrested recently after she overdosed, endangering two children who were in her care.Sheila Burlile, 57, overdosed on what is believed to be heroin

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-10-16 04:01:00

Pair wanted after shooting in Portsmouth, Ohio

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) --A man and a woman are wanted in connection with a shooting Friday morning that left one man with an arm injury, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says.


Sheriff’s office looking for two suspects in connection with Portsmouth shooting - Portsmouth Daily Times

According to a press release, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 10:28 a.m. Friday from a male stating he and a friend were riding four wheelers on Labold when a black car, driven by a white female, pulled up and stopped. A male passenger got out of the car and allegedly fired several shots


Human remains found in Portsmouth, Ohio, identified as those of missing man

Portsmouth, Ohio, police said human remains that were discovered Thursday have been identified as those of a missing man.


Police respond to robbery - Portsmouth Daily Times

Portsmouth police were called to an apparent robbery Friday afternoon at the Sunoco gas station located at the corner of Offnere St. and 11th St., Portsmouth, Friday afternoon. According to police, an employee in the store called to report the robbery, stating the robbery suspect was still in the st


Winning Kentucky Lottery ticket for $25,000 a year for life sold in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Someone in Louisville has won $25,000 a year for life from the Kentucky Lottery.According to a news release, the winning ticket for the second prize from Thursday night's "Lucky for Life" drawing was sold in Louisville.