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Rain, erosion cause water line break in Clay County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - A new issue beyond flooding has hit Manchester. Officials there said erosion, likely from all of this week's rain, cause a water line break Thursday. Earlier, they asked people to conserve water, but for now it does not appear to be as bad as first anticipated.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Fire Destroys PawPaw Home and Garage

The Manchester and Lockard’s Creek Fire Departments were dispatched by Clay 911 to a structure fire on PawPaw Road with three possible entrapments including one female and two small children at 2 AM Wednesday (February 20). Units discovered the attached garage on the residence was fully involved and


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.


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


Refusal to stop for police puts students on bus in danger

Eva Sizemore, age 45, of Bar Creek Road (Manchester) was arrested after Deputy Jeremy Gabbard and CSO City Arnold were dispatched to a complaint of a reckless driver in a Chevy Cavalier with a locked rear end on Beech Creek Road at the same time school buses were on the road taking students home Feb


Flooding at Levi Jackson State Park leads to more visitors

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Many areas across Eastern Kentucky are experiencing flooding after the heavy rain that moved into the mountains. One area that has seen quite a bit of rain is Levi Jackson State Park in Laurel County.


North Laurel moving on to 13th Region Girls Tournament with 43-40 win over Clay County

LONDON -- Eddie Mahan's North Laurel Lady Jaguars punched their ticket to next week's 13th Region Tournament by rallying in the second half to pick up a 43-40 win over Clay County.


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.


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.


Clay County cleaning up illegal dumps

CLAY, Ky. (WYMT) Many believe the beauty of the mountains can provide a future during the tough times here at home. Of course, with beauty comes its fair share of problems. Clay County's Judge Executive, Johnny Johnson, said last week they counted more than 20 illegal dumping sites.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


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


LCSO searching for missing teen

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing 16-year-old last seen in southern Laurel County. They say 16-year-old Kelly Hubbard was last seen off Kentucky Family Drive on February 20 around 4 p.m.


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.


Deputies arrest Laurel County woman accused of having treats laced with marijuana

A woman was arrested Thursday in Laurel County after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found sweet treats laced with marijuana in her truck. Ashley N. Mullins, 31, of East Bernstadt is charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and having no registration plates or registration rec


Flooded roads cause issues for people in Knox County, as waters continue to rise

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Flooding becomes an increasing issue as waters continued to rise in Knox County on Thursday. "I guess now all we can do as the old saying goes you know, just take it as it comes. That's all we can do with it," says Gary Bargo, a crew member with the Knox County Road Departm


‘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 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


Man threatens Sheriff, deputies from DUI case

A pending DUI case now has a Laurel man jailed for allegedly threatening law enforcement personnel, including Laurel County Sheriff John Root. Robert S. Jones, 43, of 6180 Tom Cat Trail, is held under $10,000 cash bond and set for a preliminary hearing in Laurel District Court on charges of intimida