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KSP: Father and son arrested on sexual charges including sodomy, rape and incest

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A father and son were arrested Thursday morning in Bell County on a number of sexual charges after two female victims came forward and reported allegations that resulted in an investigation by the Kentucky State Police, the agency said in a news release.


Kentucky police officer accused of sending obscene photos to teenager

CYNTHIANA, Ky. — A Kentucky police officer is accused of exchanging obscene pictures with a teenage girl. John Philpot IV was arrested Wedsnday when he reported to work at the Cynthiana Police Department.


Bridge rehab project in Harlan County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has begun a bridge rehab project on KY 219 in Harlan County, it is expected to be concluded Sunday, June 30th.


'An Opportunity': Officials break ground at Harlan County Business Park

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT) - It is expected to bring in new industry and jobs to hundreds in the county. Monday afternoon officials in Harlan County held a groundbreaking at the Harlan County Business Park.


Kentucky burglary suspect shot after breaking into home, allegedly undressing in child's bedroom

A Kentucky man who allegedly broke into his neighbor's home and took his clothes off in a 12-year-old girl's room on Sunday was shot six times by the homeowner, according to officials.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Kingstowne-Rose Hill

KINGSTOWNE-ROSE HILL, VA — New and exciting events are coming to the Kingstowne-rose Hill area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top


Feds indict 60, some doctors, in Appalachia (including Kentucky) for illegal prescriping of pain pills

Feds indict 60 for illegal prescribing in Ohio, W.Va., Ky., Tenn. and Ala.; some doctors allegedly traded sex for drugs. Sixty health professionals in five Appalachian states were charged Wednesday with “illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said t


KY 160 closure in Harlan County scheduled

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists that a portion of KY 160 will be closed beginning at the Kentucky/Virginia state line to MP 5.97 (Garden Drive) in Harlan County.


Grand jury in western Kentucky returns eight indictments

Eight people have been indicted on various weapon and drug charges in western Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman was joined by Owensboro Police and the ATF at a press conference on Thursday.

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Middleton’s probation to be revoked

A Harlan man’s probation was recently revoked as a result of noncompliance in Harlan County Circuit Court. Tyler Middleton, 24, appeared in front of Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson for sentencing. Middleton was represented by his attorney, Will Seidelman. Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs h


Florida man accused of child molestation arrested in Kentucky

ROSINE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Florida man accused of molesting a child is behind bars in Kentucky with the help of federal authorities. Kentucky State Police say William Douglas Lacy III, 29, was arrested in Rosine after troopers and U.S. Marshals executed a search warrant at a home on U.S. 62 East.


President Trump Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration on Thursday for the state of Kentucky, making federal funds available to help repair damage from flooding and severe storms earlier this year.


Kentucky man charged in 2017 fatal shooting

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) - Search warrants executed at multiple residences Wednesday morning in Allen County, Kentucky led to an arrest in a 2017 fatal shooting. Jackie Mutter, 64, was charged with murder in the death of Wendell Jackson on Hade Bell Road in Scottsville.


Missing Augusta teen believed to be headed to Kentucky

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing girl. According to the sheriff's office, Erin Chambers, 13, was last seen Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. on the canal trail near Milledge Road trail head, wearing a blue hoodie, black leggings and black shoes.


Kentucky state parks to get $50 million makeover

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky state parks will be getting a major makeover thanks to millions of dollars approved by the state legislature. Governor Matt Bevin visited Cumberland Falls State Park Thursday to announce the investment. He said every state park will benefit from $50 million in i


Several Kentucky doctors charged in federal prescription crackdown

CINCINNATI (WKYT) - The U.S. Department of Justice has announced 60 people, including several Kentucky doctors, were charged in a massive crackdown on the illegal prescribing and distributing of narcotics.


UK Receives $87 Million From Feds To Target Opioid Addiction In 16 Kentucky Counties

The federal government is giving the University of Kentucky $87 million to target the opioid epidemic in the state, officials announced Thursday. The money will be used over four years with the goal of reducing opioid overdoses through evidence-based treatment, the wider distribution of clean syring


Sheriff: 2 dead in Kentucky wreck after vehicle crashes into tree

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities say two are dead after a driver lost control of his vehicle before hitting a tree. The Warren County Sheriff's Office announced Aaron Wingfield, 20, of Bowling Green and Krista Vincent, 23, of Smiths Grove died in the Tuesday afternoon wreck on Hays Lodge Road


60 people across West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky & more arrested in opioid takedown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force announced that 60 people across seven states, including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners, and seven other licensed medical professionals were charged for their alleged participation in the il


KSP: Man crashes into embankment after falling asleep at the wheel

WALLINS, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a man fell asleep at the wheel, went off the road and hit an embankment in Harlan County. Investigators say Mark Stephens, of Wallins, was airlifted from the crash scene on U.S. 119 in Harlan County to a hospital in Tennessee.