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Chickenpox Outbreak At Northern Kentucky School, Student Sues

A chickenpox outbreak has swept a Northern Kentucky school. There are 32 cases of illness at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Assumption Academy in Walton. The Northern Kentucky Health Department now says unvaccinated students must stay home until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill stu


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


Missing Breathitt County man's jacket found along riverbank

BARWICK, Ky. (WYMT) - Twenty-seven days have passed since Kenneth Neace's family last heard his voice or saw his face. "The day they found the jacket ... they felt the death," Neace's cousin Nadine Bush said.


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.


Police: Kentucky man arrested after wife found dead in closet

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A Kentucky man was arrested in West Memphis, Arkansas in connection with the death of his wife. Sister station WFIE reports West Memphis police responded to a call about a man walking in traffic on North Service Road on Saturday. When officers arrived on the scene, they say 2


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.


Issues & Answers: National Weather Service Jackson

(WYMT) - WYMT's Brandon Robinson sat down with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Kentucky for this week's episode of Issues and Answers. Robinson sat down with Meteorologist in Charge Shawn Harley and Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jonathan Guseman to chat about the upcoming severe weathe


Magoffin County Man Convicted of Oxycodone Trafficking Conspiracy

Pikeville, KY — A federal oxycodone trafficking conspiracy case concludes. Danny Porter, of Salyersville, Kentucky, was convicted by a federal jury last week, for conspiring with two Indiana women to traffic oxycodone pills in Magoffin County. The jury also convicted Porter of possessing oxycodone p


Statewide forums to focus on improving Kentucky foster care system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Administrative Office of the Courts says a community forum is being held to discuss improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Kentucky foster care system.


Lawyers warned to watch their language in Kentucky abortion case

A federal judge in Kentucky has cautioned lawyers to watch their language in their bitter legal feud over abortion — this time over a lawsuit challenging two new state laws aimed at putting more restrictions on the procedure.


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.


Father, 9-year-old daughter killed in Morgan County fire

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a father and his 9-year-old daughter have both died in a house fire in Morgan County. According to state police, the fire happened on Upper Sand Lick Road in West Liberty on Saturday.


Fatal Johnson County Crash Update

Johnson County, KY — UPDATE — The investigation into a fatal traffic crash in Johnson County continues. Two Magoffin County residents were killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Johnson County. Kentucky 460 near the Johnson – Magoffin County line was closed for several hours following the crash t


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.


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.


Two, including child, die in house fire

Two people have died following a house fire in Morgan County. On Saturday, March 23, Kentucky State Police Post 8 in Morehead responded to the scene of a fatal house fire at 3636 Upper Sand Lick Road in West Liberty along with Morgan County Fire Departments and the Morgan County Coroner’s Office.


New homeless shelter to open this week in Floyd County

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A new homeless shelter is opening in Floyd County. It's called East Kentucky House of Hope. Board of Directors President Gail Spradlin says this is years in the making.


Expect Unplanned Stops On US 23 At Ivel

Floyd County, KY — Work to remove additional rockfall threats on US 23 at Ivel began today after morning school traffic gets through the work zone. According to Mary Westfall-Holbrook, Highway District 12’s Chief District Engineer “This means that smaller rocks, trees, bushes, and other material may


Fire burns 20 acres in Red River Gorge

PINE RIDGE, Ky. (WTVQ) — According to the U.S. Forest Service, a slow-moving wildfire has burned 20 acres in the Red River Gorge and that area is closed to the public. According to the Forest Service, the fire was first reported Saturday, on the eastern end of the Gorge, in the “Clifty Wilderness.”


Numerous pills and marijuana found in Salyersville home

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Officers with the Salyersville Police Department served a search warrant at a home in the Dixie area of Salyersville on Friday night. Inside the home, officers found several bottles of pills, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.