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Rescue organization helps Harlan County bear fight to survive

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (WYMT) - The Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Townsend, Tennessee is doing its best to help a little Harlan County bear survive. Thursday, a man from the Kentucky Department of Transportation was driving down Black Mountain when a group of people flagged him down. The group led him t


Kentucky man credited for saving Black Bear Cub

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man from Kentucky is getting credit for helping rescue a black bear cub. The 13 year old bear cub weighing in at 10 pounds. The Appalachian Bear Rescue says the bear was found by a group of people in Black Mountain in south eastern Kentucky.


Woman found dead in flood waters in Harlan County

CLOSPLINT, Ky. (WDKY) - A subsiding river reveals a flooded car with a woman's body inside in Harlan County. The Harlan County Sheriff's Office told WYMT-TV the coroner identified the victim as Rebecca Johnson, 46.


Kentucky's Concealed Carry Bill Allows People To Carry Weapons Without Training Or Permits

On the one year anniversary of one of America's deadliest school shooting, state lawmakers in Kentucky advanced a bill that would legalize permitless carry. The bill, which passed the Kentucky state Senate 29-8 on Thursday, would allow those legally able to possess a gun to carry a concealed weapon


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.


Harlan County miners see bright future for coal in Eastern Kentucky

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Miners explained to the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce why they believe a future still exists for coal companies in the mountains despite the industry's steady decline in past years.


Families say goodbye as Kentucky National Guardsmen deploy overseas

FRANKFORT, Ky (WKYT) - Families gathered in Frankfort on Saturday to tell their loved ones goodbye as they were headed overseas. WKYT reports nearly 60 Kentucky Guard Aviation Soldiers were headed to the Middle East.


Harlan County cools off Knox Central with 76-48 win

BARBOURVILE — With most of the 13th Region title talk revolving around North Laurel, Clay County and South Laurel, many people tend to forget the Harlan County Lady Black Bears are the defending 13th Region champion. They let it be known loud and clear Friday that the road to Rupp Arena could very w


County school board votes to dismiss teacher

NEWPORT—The Cocke County Board of Education voted on Thursday evening to certify charges of dismissal against Keith Wilson, a teacher who was charged after having an alleged sexual relationship with a student.


Harlan County Judge-Executive declares State of Emergency

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In Harlan County, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley declared a state of emergency due to a mudslide. That slide is along Kentucky 72 near Pruitt's Curve and Highway 2425 where the road is down to one lane. Crews are currently out at the scene and WYMT's Connor James is also ther


Harlan County still dealing with cleanup a year after severe flooding

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A year ago, severe flooding damaged homes, businesses, and roads throughout Eastern Kentucky. Harlan County was no exception to the flooding. "One of the worst floods we had since the '77 flood," said Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley, referencing the flooding in F


KY 72 faced with potential mudslide, barriers filling up

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Heavy rainfall has caused a mudslide beside KY 72 Catrons Creek in Harlan County. The barriers beside the roadway are preventing the mud from going onto the road for now.


Kingstowne-Rose Hill: 3 Foreclosed Homes Near You

KINGSTOWNE-ROSE HILL, VA — Are you searching for a new home, but can't find anything in your price range? You might consider checking out the foreclosed properties on the market. You might just find a diamond in the rough!


‘A sad day for ... justice system.’ Kentucky detective sentenced for lying in gruesome case

A former Kentucky State Police detective who admitted lying in court was sentenced Thursday to two years probation with eight months of that time on home incarceration. Charles J. Senters had entered a guilty plea in October to one federal count of making a false statement while under oath.


Deathly thin bear cub weighs just 12 pounds

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A sick bear cub, found curled up in a ball on the side of a Harlan County, Kentucky road, is receiving care at East Tennessee's Appalachian Bear Rescue.


Rogersvile man 'talking out of his head all day' allegedly slapped his mom

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who allegedly threw a glass of water on his mother and slapped her Tuesday morning was apparently seeing children that didn’t exist and thought his mother was attempting to poison him.


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.


Woman helps another to safety as vehicle catches fire in Corbin parking lot

CORBIN — A Flat Lick woman helped another woman to safety on Friday morning after her vehicle was on fire. Jerri Mills had just stopped at Ross in Corbin at about 10:10 a.m. when she noticed an unusual smell that she thought was coming from a box truck in the parking lot.


Constitutional carry: What Senate Bill 150 could mean for you

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT/AP) - Constitutional carry, or permitless carry; it means law-abiding people who are a certain age are allowed to carry a firearm concealed without a permit.


This town was built by a coal company. Now it’s leading an energy efficiency program.

Benham — After years of work, the town of Benham in Harlan County has received $200,000 for an energy efficiency program that residents hope could bring jobs and a better quality of life for this old coal camp community.