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Man arrested after 1 injured in Perry County shooting

WILLARD, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say a man is behind bars after a shooting sent another man to the hospital. Troopers arrested Lee Roy Colwell, 58, of Willard in the shooting of 23-year-old William Strong Jr.


Kentucky mail carrier air lifted to hospital after dog attack

HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A mail carrier had to be airlifted to an area hospital after a dog attack in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. According to police report, the victim was delivering mail when a pit bull ran out of the home and “began to viciously attack” her. It took two people to fight the dog of


Man Shot During Altercation in Perry County

Perry County, KY — A disagreement in Perry County Sunday afternoon left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound and another lodged in jail on an assault charge. Deputies with Perry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting incident in the Willard community at approximately 3:00 p.m.


Governor says significant western Kentucky economic development coming soon

BOWLING GREEN -- Gov. Matt Bevin plans to make an economic development announcement "in the coming days" that will be the single, largest capital investment that has ever been made in Kentucky at one time.


Medical marijuana users should be patients — in Kentucky, they’re criminals

I am a civil rights lawyer who lost an important case last week. Losses are an inevitability in my line of work; you learn to take your lumps. But this one is different. Had this suit been successful, it would have allowed doctors to prescribe cannabis to patients who need it in the commonwealth of


Hazard cancer survivor gets shopping spree thanks to Make-A-Wish

LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - A young Hazard native had some of his dreams come true on Saturday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "His wish was for an Apple shopping spree and Air Jordan's," said Faith Hacker, senior development officer of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.


3 arrested after drugs, toddler found in Kentucky home

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities have arrested three after finding a toddler inside a home where drugs were present. WFIE reports several law enforcement agencies responded to an apartment in Nortonville where they found synthetic drugs, prescription drugs, paraphernalia and cash.


Movement is Life: Operation Change comes to Perry County

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Living a healthy lifestyle can be difficult but not impossible. "There are a lot of strong women here that just need a little bit of a push," said Director of Center of Excellence in Rural Health Fran Feltner.


Plane struck by lightning makes emergency landing in Kentucky

HEBRON, KY. (FOX19) - A Southern Air car flight operating for DHL made an emergency landing at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early Monday after it was struck by lightning, officials said.


Lexington asks homeowners to bring furniture inside in case Kentucky Wildcats make Final Four

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Hide your furniture if you live on State Street in Lexington. This is the message University of Kentucky police are telling people in the area in case the Kentucky Wildcats make it to the Final Four Saturday.


Two men indicted on charges related to burglary, arson

KNOX COUNTY – Two Bimble men who allegedly broke into and burglarized the home of a man facing murder charges before setting fire to the home were indicted Friday by a Knox County grand jury.


Pennington rebuilding as new coach at Harlan

A decade after she left Harlan High School as a player, Alex Allison Pennington has returned to coach the school’s softball program and finds herself with a big challenge on day one.


Harlan County celebrates 200 years

Harlan Tourism and the Harlan County Courthouse are gearing up to begin celebrating Harlan County’s Bicentennial this Friday at 11 a.m. In 1819, Harlan was named a county after Major Silas Harlan, who came to Kentucky in 1774.


One month later, missing man's family still prays their loved one is safe

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - More than one month ago, family members reported Jordan Tackett missing. "The longest he's ever stayed away was three days and he would call either my mom or granny," recalled Brian Tackett.


Blakley earns first win as HCHS edges Harriman

A tall and talented eighth-grader, Brayden Blakley will likely win quite a few games the next five years for the Harlan County Black Bears. He won his first high school start on Saturday at Sevier County High School in Tennessee with a strong four innings against Harriman, Tenn. Blakley gave up one


Leslie County woman cannot get to home due to mudslide

LESLIE, Ky (WYMT) - For the past three decades, you could find Louise Coots in her house on Collins Fork but she is now living with her mother because she cannot get home. More than a month ago a mudslide slid onto her road causing her not to even be able to walk to her home.


Pike County students immersed in simulated space mission

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – Pike County students from Millard School went to the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky Tuesday, where they used their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to complete a simulated space mission.


Lake Cumberland almost back to normal level after historic flooding

(WYMT) - Lake Cumberland in Southern Kentucky continues to drop. The third largest lake in Kentucky reached historic highs in February. Nearly a month later, it's almost down to its normal level.


Healthcare Issue Big In Governors Race

Frankfort, KY — Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear says he would repeal Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s efforts to revamp Kentucky’s Medicaid program if he’s elected governor. Beshear said Tuesday that protecting Medicaid is part of his health care plan. Beshear’s father, former Gov. Steve Beshear,


Search continues for Perry County man missing since February

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Crews were out searching for Danny "Tin-Can” Napier on Friday morning in Perry County. Emergency responders believe he fell into the North Fork of the Kentucky River at the end of February when the river was very high.