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Lady Colonels wrap up regular season with win over Bell County
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Lady Colonels walked away with a big 72-67 win over the Bell County Lady Cats in the final night of regular season play. “This was a huge win for us and will give us some momentum and confidence heading into district,” said Whitley County Coach David Halcomb. “A w
Jailer: Bell County inmate jumped out of van during work release, disappeared
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County inmate is on the run Thursday. Jailer Gary Ferguson tells us that Rocky Howerton jumped out of a van during work release. Howerton apparently jumped out and ran away at the intersection of Hwy 441 and 25th Street in Middlesboro, just up from Walmart.
Kentucky law dropping permit for concealed weapons moves forward
(FRANKFURT, Ky.) — A bill proposing that adults don’t need a permit to carry a concealed firearm is one step closer to passing in Kentucky. If it passes in the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives, Kentucky will become the third state to pass such a law in recent weeks.
A widow says Kentucky Utilities is responsible for her husband’s death. See what she alleges.
A widow whose husband was electrocuted at a construction site last year alleges that his death was due to the negligence of Kentucky Utilities/LG&E. When William E. Everman Jr. raised the bed of a dump truck, it came into contact with high-voltage power lines and caught fire. Everman, 61, was pronou
Kentucky Supreme Court rules on Fulton murder
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday released an opinion upholding the 2017 conviction of a Fulton County man who killed another after a longstanding feud. In October 2016, William "Terry" Jamison shot and killed Mark Williams on a tract of farmland off Ky. 94. There were no witnesses.
Two arrested in Middlesboro storage unit meth bust
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WATE) - Drug trafficking charges are pending Tuesday morning for two suspects found with over three ounces of meth in Middlesboro last night. Officers acted on tips about several rental storage units being used to store and traffic the drugs.
Kentucky State Police asking for help with 3-year-old murder investigation
GUTHRIE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in a murder investigation from 2015 that has yet to be solved. Back on June 28, 2015, police were notified of the death of 79-year-old Amos Yoder, his body located at a home on Old Trenton Road in Guthrie.
Lady Panthers claw their way to victory over Middlesboro
For the second time in as many nights, the Knox Central Lady Panthers found themselves down early, but found a way to come back and pick up the win, this time on the road against the Middlesboro Lady Yellow Jackets.
Kentucky Senate advances NRA-backed gun bill on Parkland school shooting anniversary
The Kentucky Senate on Thursday voted to advance legislation backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would allow people to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.
‘She has to come home.’ Here’s how you can help find missing Kentucky mom
Volunteers can help in a Saturday search for a Richmond mother who has been missing for six weeks. Savannah Spurlock, a 23-year-old mother of four, has been missing since Jan. 4 when she was last seen leaving The Other Bar on Limestone in Lexington with three men.
Grandmother granted temporary custody of child whose mother was killed in Kentucky
MANSFIELD -- The maternal grandmother of a 1-year-old child, whose parents both died in a kidnapping/murder earlier this week in Kentucky, has been granted temporary custody of the boy.
PSC reduces Water Service Corp. of Kentucky rate request
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted Water Service Corp. of Kentucky a rate increase that is 37 percent below the amount sought by the utility.
Kentucky State Police Searching for Escaped Inmate
The Kentucky State Police need your help. They are searching for an inmate who escaped yesterday from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. The inmate is identified as 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, KY. He was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges b
Homeless Middlesboro college student pursues degree despite circumstances
BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College student Ashley Napier is an art student by morning and homeless after class. "It was a release for me. You know, it was a way to escape. Everything else just fades away. And I want to give that to other people," says Napier
Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.
Bell County Jailer cracks down on state-wide contraband issues, in his jail
BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Bell County Jailer Gary Ferguson says jails across the state are constantly having to find new ways to be more vigilant on combating contraband getting into jails.
Kentucky child diagnosed with measles
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The measles has made its way to the commonwealth of Kentucky. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says a young child in the Barren River district has been diagnosed with the disease.
Tigers unable to recover from slow start in 54-46 loss
MIDDLESBORO — A slow start was too much for the Barbourville Tigers to overcome when they dropped a 54-46 loss to the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets on Friday in the 13th Region matchup.
Coyotes attack pets in West Tennessee
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — There are reports of coyote attacks on animals in West Tennessee. “Anything that’s wooded, that’s out away from people and traffic, that’s where they hang out. They’ll hang out right along the property line of your property,” said Lexington Animal Control officer Brandon Mc
CODE RED: Winter Storm Warning in effect for Trigg, Christian and Todd counties
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Trigg, Christian and Todd counties in southern Kentucky