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Joe Burchett case dismissed in Rowan County

A misdemeanor criminal case filed against former Boyd County Jailer Joe Burchett has been dismissed. And, according to court paperwork, the case was tossed after former members of the Boyd County Fiscal Court did not oppose the dismissal in light of Burchett resigning from office.


Rowan rings Bell: Lady Vikings cruise to Kentucky 2A section

MOREHEAD – The Lady Vikings had as drama- and suspense-free afternoon as they could have wanted, and not just because coach Matt Stokes pulled his starters with 53.2 seconds left in the third quarter.


New mayor, judge-executive address Chamber

In one of their first public speaking appearances in their new respective roles, the new Mayor of Morehead and Rowan County Judge-Executive spoke to members of the Morehead Chamber of Commerce last Thursday.


$133,110 returned to Rowan in unclaimed property

The Kentucky State Treasury has experienced another year of record unclaimed property returns under the leadership of Treasurer Allison Ball, her office announced. Treasurer Ball has returned more unclaimed property in a three-year period than any state treasurer in Kentucky history. To date, her of


Angry politicians have messed with Kentucky’s court system before. They unleashed chaos.

Kentucky’s Republican governor and legislative leaders are angry that judges unanimously declared their sewer-pension bill unconstitutional. Now, they want to get even. But before they go any further down that road, they should brush up on Kentucky history. The last time lawmakers and governors mess


County sets aside $300,000 for new EMS property

Rowan County Fiscal Court has officially taken the first step toward constructing a new Morehead-Rowan County EMS station. The group voted unanimously to set aside $300,000 toward the acquisition of a new piece of property to build a more suitable home for paramedics, EMTs, and other staff.


Case dismissed against Kentucky jailer, report says

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (KT) – A misdemeanor criminal case has been dismissed against an embattled Kentucky jailer. The case was tossed after former members of the Boyd County Fiscal Court did not oppose the dismissal in light of jailer Joe Burchett resigning from office, according to a report in The Dail


Rowan rebounds with win over Fleming

Rowan County rebounded from the season’s first loss with a big district win over Fleming County, 59-46. “We played pretty good considering the tough loss to Morgan. We did what we had to do and took care of business,” said Brady Madden.


WANTED: Police looking for gunman who shot and killed man at Kentucky store

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The search is on for a gunman who shot and killed an innocent person during an armed robbery. Kentucky State Police say the man entered the A&B Quick Stop in Knox County, Kentucky, early Wednesday morning and pointed a gun at the clerk.


2018 Shop With a Trooper

Kentucky State Police Post 8 hosted its annual Shop With a Trooper Program (SWAT) Dec. 13 and Dec. 19. The SWAT program helps children within the Post 8 area who otherwise may not have a chance to enjoy Christmas.


MSU mourns Dr. Howard Setser

Dr. Howard Setser, 84, of Green Valley Acres, Morehead, husband of Jo Anne Setser, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Robertson County Health Care in Mt. Olivet. Sester was a two-time graduate of Morehead State University, earning a degree in chemistry in 1956 and a Master of Education in 1961. He retur


Lady Jags fall to Rowan County in overtime

MOREHEAD — Floyd Central fell short in the semifinals of the 2A Section 4 Tournament, suffering its first loss in the 2018/2019 season as a result of the setback. Tournament host Rowan County outlasted Floyd Central 76-71 in overtime in the 2A Section 4 Tournament at Warren H. Cooper Gymnasium on Sa


Troopers: Man dies in head-on eastern Kentucky crash

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (WKYT) - An eastern Kentucky man is dead following a head-on crash. Kentucky State Police say James Barker, 38, of Sandy Hook was driving on Ky. 7 when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pickup head-on.


Nine arrested for drug trafficking in Fleming

- FLEMINGSBURG — Numerous individuals were apprehended over the weekend by the Fleming County Sheriff deputies for alleged drug activity. Deputy Justin Conley said he was notified of suspicious activity occurring in a residence on Vise Road, near Hillsboro, by an anonymous tip. Conley, and Deputies


The “Unofficial Official Mayor of Grahn”

Caleb Barker has never before held public office, although he has been proclaimed “the unofficial official mayor of Grahn” as part of his 18th birthday celebration. “He asked his dad one day, ‘Do you think I should be Mayor of Grahn?’,” his mother, Missy, explained, noting Grahn resident Donnie Carr


Festive Punch by Rita Madden for from the Soldier Church of God

I have always enjoyed going to family functions. Although these functions seem to coincide more with holidays, special events and birthdays also have cause for gatherings and celebrations.


Carter County Animal Shelter opens

Carter County's new animal shelter is now open, with plenty of dogs available for adoption. 'We have 11 dogs right now,' Carter County Dog Warden Woody Maddix told the Journal-Times last Friday.


Muhammad Ali's name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in 201


Troopers say man killed, two teens injured in two-car crash in Elliott County, Ky.

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) — Kentucky State Police said a man was killed and two teens injured in a two-car crash in Elliott County. James Barker, 38, of Sandy Hook died Monday, according to a news release from State Police.


The Charming Kentucky General Store That’s Been Open Since Before The Civil War

As one of the first 15 states to join our nation, Kentucky certainly has its share of charming old general stores. But one, in particular, stands out not only for its merchandise but also its history. Penn’s Store has been around since 1845, predating the Civil War.