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Girls basketball: Hooks leads Wayne girls past Nitro in sectional

WAYNE -- After a first half in which Wayne struggled to find its mark, the Pioneers went into halftime looking to find their range from the floor. That's when Wayne head coach Wade Williamson decided to sink his Hooks into the Nitro defense.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Lawrence County Schools closing due to illness

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A school district in eastern Kentucky is closing for the week due to illness. Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher tweeted that the district will release students two hours early on Monday, Feb. 18.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


Louisa man charged with rape

LOUISA A Louisa man has been arrested on rape charges involving a 16-year-old. On Thursday the Kentucky State Police Ashland Post was contacted by Lawrence County High School after school officials received a report that a 16-year-old student had been sexually assaulted at home, authorities said. Tr


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Eastern Kentucky man accused of raping teenager

LOUISA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police accuse an eastern Kentucky man of raping and sodomizing a teenage girl. Troopers arrested 36-year-old Robert Jackson, of Louisa, after receiving a complaint from Lawrence County High School about a 16-year-old student who was being sexually assaulted.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


2 facing drug charges after arrest from 'problem house'

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Two people are facing drug charges after they were arrested from what police call a “problem house” in the 2200 block of Johnstown Road. Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said the home has been condemned and on city officials’ radar for some time. It is located in the Harv


2 Kentucky dogs caught on camera stealing owner's Amazon package

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Kentucky pups are on their owner's naughty list after being caught on camera making off with an Amazon package. Ashley Craig Hymer of Lexington posted Nest video to her Facebook page. She said she knew Amazon had delivered something, but when she got home, she couldn't


Lawrence Co. comes back to nip Panthers, 56-54

NAUGATUCK - The first time the Tug Valley Lady Panthers met up with Lawrence County back in early January, they overcame a 19 point deficit in the fourth quarter to steal a 64-63 win at the LCHS Gymnasium.


Fort Gay girl recovering from bone marrow transplant

COLUMBUS, Oh. - Wayne County is known for its sense of community and its residents coming together to support one another. In the instance of Fort Gay PreK-8 student Taylor Messer, that has been the case since late last year until now. Messer is battling cancer for the third time in her life and in


Season 16, Episode 12 Kentucky Farewell

The chefs have been growing gardens at their Kentucky estate. Tom challenges them to make a dish focused on their garden harvest. For the last elimination challenge in Kentucky, the chefs head to Keeneland, a thoroughbred horse auction house, to bid on luxury ingredients for dishes to show gratitude


Police Roundup: Huntington robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:. ROBBERY: A Huntington man was arrested on charges that he stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed pursuit from 16th Street to West 5th Street that began around 9:15 p.m. Tuesda


Home from site of drug raid burns

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fire burned late Tuesday night in Huntington's west end. The fire started just before midnight at a home in the 1600 block of Madison Avenue. This is the same house where six people were arrested on Monday afternoon as part of a drug raid.


COlUMN: GATOR CHOPPIN Is Huntington really that dangerous?

A Huntington blogger recently wrote a blog entitled Huntington, WV: One of the most dangerous cities in the nation? He presented stats from neighborhoodscout.com that lists Huntington as a 3 out of 100 in safety index with 3 obviously being one of the lowest possible scores.


Man gets prison time for embezzling veteran benefits

HUNTINGTON - A Huntington man received a federal prison sentence Tuesday after admitting to embezzling over $80,000 of his brother's veteran's benefits. David Washington, 55, previously pleaded guilty to embezzlement. He was sentenced Tuesday to a six-month federal prison sentence. He will also spen


Floodwaters rising; roads closed across the Tri-State

Floodwaters were rising throughout Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties today, closing some roadways following persistent, heavy rains that started late Tuesday and continued well into Wednesday afternoon.


Two fires in vacant structures being probed; a third breaks out accidentally

HUNTINGTON - Two fires that broke out in vacant structures overnight, including one where Huntington Police executed drug-related search warrants Monday, are being investigated as suspicious, according to Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader.