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Lack of homeless shelters in Eastern Kentucky causing issues
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -Hope House in Hazard is one of the few homeless shelters in Eastern Kentucky. The shortage of places for people to stay sometimes causes overcrowding there."In our region, we're one of a few homeless shelters which means we get an influx from other areas," said President of Hope
Whitaker Bank founder's home found burned, arson investigation launched
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -A Hazard home built decades ago by Elmer Whitaker, the man who founded Whitaker Bank, burned to the ground.Whitaker also founded the Whitaker Coal Corporation. He died in 2014 at the age of 85. Several people and organizations owned the home before it eventually fell under the ow
Millions from grant could spark industrial boom in Eastern Kentucky
JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) -Have you ever trained for a job or career and once you started, felt like you were not prepared?Officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System are working to make sure that does not happen to their graduates.They have worked on acquiring grants for the last y
Police: Man wouldn't pull over car because he had to use the bathroom
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) -A man was arrested after he refused to pull over for police and then defecated in the back of a cruiser.Tuesday, Paintsville Police received calls of a man in a green Dodge Challenger on the side of the road. The callers said the man fired a gun in the air and later at a pic
Rowan County food service worker tests positive for Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is transmitted by oral contact with fecal matter. It attacks the liver and causes symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fever and jaundice.
No injuries following early morning fire in Breathitt County
QUICKSAND, Ky. (WYMT) -Officials are investigating what led to an early morning house fire in Breathitt County.It happened around 7:30 Monday morning on Yunk Street in the Quicksand community.We're told no one was inside the home at the time and there were no injuries.No word yet on what caused the
Hale hired as Big Sandy ADD director
The district’s board of directors made the decision during a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, voting unanimously to accept the recommendation of the board’s executive committee.
Police find over $6,000 in counterfeit money and drugs during traffic stop
Cody Carroll, 22, is charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Kentucky high school soccer coach accused of sex with, sending nude photos to students
A high school soccer coach has been arrested after allegations that he sent nude and sexually explicit photos and a video to female students on Snapchat and had sex with a student.Andrew Hatton, 28, of Irvine, a soccer coach at Estill County High School, was arrested by state police Tuesday afternoo
A million dollar grant is providing life changing possibilities for Cordia and Buckhorn students
Swafford says watching these kids, who otherwise may not have been able to go to college, is a blessing and seeing a lightbulb go off for a student is just amazing.
Cold front approaches, rain chances increase
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -The forecast for the next few days will take us away from the nice conditions that we started the week with.Today and TonightAn approaching cold front will turn the second half of our week a little bit more active, starting today. While the morning starts off dry, I do think we c
Mountain Parkway Expansion Progress Report – August 2018
Throughout this approximately 8-mile section through Wolfe, Morgan and Magoffin Counties, workers are continuing clearing, excavation and construction with minimal impacts to traffic on the Mountain Parkway.
Police: Man arrested after punching woman and hitting her with pistol
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -A man was arrested after police said he assaulted a woman.Prestonsburg Police Department officers say on Saturday, a woman came to the department and asked to talk to officers about her mother being assaulted by her mother's boyfriend.They say the woman told them she woke-u
State Police investigated armed robbery in Floyd County - ABC 36 News
WAYLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police are investigating an armed robbery on KY 1086 in Floyd County.Troopers say when they arrived after 5 p.m. someone told them a man came in the back door of the Wallace family’s home and held Russell Wallace and his wife at gunpoint.- Advertisement -The suspect then r
Man accused of robbing couple at gunpoint
Troopers searched the area of Old Dwale School Rd. and found Zackery Howard, 26, of Prestonsburg, hiding in a garage at a home.
Convicted felon faces drug charges
Officers executed a search warrant on Malcom Demon Hall of 205 Koonce Lane. While there, officers recovered one ounce of marijuana, packaging materials and four handguns.
COURT: Six receive diverted sentences
Judge William Clouse ordered the three-year sentence for receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) for Christopher Wright, 22, of Winchester, diverted for the same amount of time. Wright had been arrested in October 2017 when Madison County Sheriff's deputies came to his rescue.
New backpacks mean students in Breathitt Co. can 'go right into the learning'
BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) -School is back in session at Highland-Turner Elementary School, and its students are now set for the school year thanks to a donation of new backpacks.Cumberland Church and the Mission of Hope provided an assortment of 275 backpacks to students, many of whom wouldn’t be able
Foggy start, another sunny day across the mountains
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -Look for another foggy start to the day, but it looks like it will be a pretty nice day overall.Today and TonightAfter the fog lifts, mostly sunny skies will be the name of the game. While I can't 100% rule out the chance for a stray shower this afternoon, I don't have enough con
Pigskin Preview: No. 7 Hazard Bulldogs
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -Hazard starts the 2018 season ranked 7th in the Alice Lloyd College Preseason Mountain Top 10.As the Hazard Bulldogs get set to take the field for 2018, the players feel they have some unsettled business."First of all, we are hoping to get back into the regional championship, and