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Quiet today, flooding and winter weather possible this weekend
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Today looks fairly quiet, but we have a wild weekend in store, so buckle up and get ready. While some drizzle can't be ruled out early, I think most of the moisture we see this morning will be in the form of fog. Some of that could be dense in spots, so take it easy out there.
Chase exceeds 100 miles per hour, woman arrested
(WYMT) - A chase Wednesday night led police through three counties and reached more than 100 miles per hour. Prestonsburg Police say they stopped Jessica Gayheart to perform a field sobriety test near U.S. 23 and Highway 80. Once they were finished, investigators say she jumped back in the car and t
Letcher County road crews prep for incoming weather conditions
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Driving in the snow or ice can be very dangerous. Thankfully, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Letcher County is there to clear a path. Drivers are preparing for the soggy weather coming to the area this weekend.
Funeral held here for wreck victim, 64
Funeral services were held Monday for a Whitesburg woman who died in a two-vehicle crash January 10 at Ice. Brenda Skeens, 64, died at the scene of the accident on KY 588 at Ice Road.
Search continues for man in Kentucky triple murder investigation
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky are continuing their search for a man possibly connected to a triple homicide case. WFIE reports Owensboro police released surveillance photos of the unidentified man after three were killed and one was injured in a shooting at a home. He was not described
Sheriff: Woman arrested for doing drugs in elementary school bathroom
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says two women were arrested after being caught doing drugs in an elementary school bathroom during a basketball game.
Letcher County's new Judge Exec. outlines his plans for the county
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) In November Letcher County elected to part ways with Jim Ward as their Judge Executive and elect one of his magistrates, to replace him. Terry Adams is the man they picked to take his spot, and now that he is in office he is focusing on a handful of projects.
Galen College of Nursing in Hazard celebrates second graduating class
On Jan. 11, Galen College of Nursing celebrated the program’s second commencement of graduating students from the Hazard campus. The ceremony, held at the Hal Rogers Center (the Forum), honored 13 graduates and the people who helped them along the way.
Local organizations: Legal marijuana would not benefit Kentucky, Perry County
During the Jan. 14 meeting of Perry County’s chapters of Operation UNITE and ASAP, the organizations discussed House Bill 136 and the potential problems that can be brought up by legalizing marijuana.
He’s been called The Traveling Bandit, but Kentucky could be this bank robber’s home
The FBI says “The Traveling Bandit” has robbed banks as far west as Utah and as far south as Florida over the past several weeks, but he is thought be drive a vehicle registered in Kentucky.
Former county official to run for supervisor
After about a decade of watching government from a hired position inside, the former Wise County finance administrator is making a run for the board of supervisors. David Cox, who also served a stint as interim county administrator, has announced he is running in District 3 in the November election.
Report: Thousands lose access to SNAP throughout Kentucky
More than 200 McCracken County residents have lost access to supplemental nutrition benefits in McCracken County, and hundreds more are at risk, a recent report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy states.
Traffic Stop Leads To 3 Arrests in Martin
FLOYD COUNTY, KY. — MARTIN CITY POLICE OFFICERS CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP INSIDE THE CITY OF MARTIN AND ARRESTED 32-YEAR-OLD STEPHANIE N. HALL OF BANNER, KY. WITH POSSESSION CONTROL SUBSTANCE (METH), ACTIVE FLOYD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT WARRANT, ACTIVE JOHNSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT WARRANTS CHARGING BAI
Rocky Adkins stops in Hazard on gubernatorial campaign trail
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins announced his run for Governor nearly two months ago. On Wednesday, he hosted one of several meet and greets with people in our area.
Judge-Executive and Sheriff are teaming up to improve park security
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) Parks in Perry County are soon to get a much-needed upgrade. County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander and Sheriff Joe Engle are teaming up to bring quality cameras to the parks.
Women arrested after police find explosive device, drugs in car
HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A traffic stop in Knott County led to three arrests Friday. Kentucky State Police pulled over a vehicle on the Hindman Bypass because it was weaving in and out of the driving lane. Three women were inside the car.
Harlan County woman pleads guilty in connection to her 2-month old son's death
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Thursday WYMT learned a Harlan County mother pleaded guilty late last year to a charge of reckless homicide. Sentencing for Sierra Foster was rescheduled Thursday until April 18.
Perry Promise donates reusable bottles to students at Hazard High School
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Hazard High School received a free reusable water bottle today from the Perry Promise Program. Along with the bottles the grant purchased the school two new water fountains that allow students an easier solution to refill their water bottles.
Drug tip leads to 5 arrests in Perry Co.
HAZARD, Ky. (WKYT) – 5 people were arrested Friday evening after police say a drug tip led them to a hotel room where they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers say they were able to secure a search warrant from the information provided to them. When they executed the search warrant
Former Kentucky 911 dispatcher accused of more than 150 counts of sex crimes
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - An Elizabethtown man is behind bars after being charged with more than 150 counts of sex crimes by the Kentucky Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit.