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UPDATE: Human remains identified
The unidentified human remains have been identified as Ronald Lee Kelsey, 47, of Morehead, according to Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt. Cause of death is pending, however, no foul play is suspected.
Two found dead in Kentucky farmhouse fire identified
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - The Pulaski County coroner has identified the bodies of a man and a woman that were found in a burned farmhouse on Wednesday. The coroner says the victims are 39-year-old Robert Broham, and 49-year-old Angela Morgan.
PHI announces closure of Morehead base
PHI Air Medical, formerly the Morehead area’s primary emergency helicopter transportation service, announced earlier this month it will cease operations at the airport in Rowan County.
Sheriff: Paralyzed Kentucky deputy was wounded by law enforcement
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state police investigation has determined that "friendly fire" paralyzed a Kentucky deputy trying to arrest a suspect fleeing a Florida bank robbery.
CVS begins selling cannabis-based products in Kentucky, Indiana
CINCINNATI — CVS is partnering with cannabis manufacturers to start selling products infused with CBD in several states, including Kentucky and Indiana. The drugstore chain will start carrying a line of cannabis-based topical products, including creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves.
Badly burned body found inside truck in Rowan County
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police is conducting a death investigation after a burned body was is found inside a truck. Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt said a spotter plane from the Kentucky Division of Forestry noticed a forest fire off Lockegee Road Monday evening. The crew alerted f
Search for Kentucky mother continues two months later
RICHMOND, Ky. (WYMT) - Family members are still looking for 23-year-old Savannah Spurlock. The Richmond mother went missing in January after leaving a Lexington bar. Family members are asking for more searchers to help on Facebook. Those involved in the search, however, have to keep information priv
School District: Meningitis strain poses minimal danger
The Rowan County School District on Monday alerted parents and guardians about the diagnosis of a student with bacterial meningitis. The alert was sent via telephone calls and a letter from the district. “An important health notice for parents and guardians” also was posted on the school district’s
Kentucky Family Sues Local Health Department Over School Ban of Unvaccinated Children
A Kentucky teen and his family are suing their local health department over its attempt to protect the public from the chickenpox virus. The lawsuit alleges that health officials violated the First Amendment rights of the boy, Jerome Kunkel, by banning him and other unvaccinated students from attend
Police: Montgomery Co. man held woman against her will, ran from police
MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) – A Mount Sterling man is behind bars, accused of multiple charges after he reportedly made a woman get into a car and wouldn’t let her out. According to an arrest citation, 26-year-old Jesse Burgess came up behind a woman at the Dollar General on Indian Mound and pressed so
Heroin use falls, meth use on rise
“We’re busy and we keep getting busier,” Carter County Sheriff Jeff May told the fiscal court during their regular meeting last Monday. May noted that his office is still understaffed as he gave his report to the court. He also noted his frustration at a lack of support for the work his department d
Earn tuition-free certificate through GED Plus
GED Plus is the newest program offered through the MSU Adult Learning Center to help prepare adults for the workforce. The program allows students to earn a GED and a college certificate at the same time.
Patriotic quilt presented to veterans
The So-Sew’s Quilt Group, a Rowan County quilting club, recognized local veterans last weekend with a patriotic quilt presentation at the annual Rowan County Regional Quilt Show hosted by the Morehead Conference Center.
Fleming woman indicted for allegedly forging checks
FLEMINGSBURG — A Flemingsburg woman was recently indicted by a Fleming County Grand Jury for allegedly forging checks. Lathena R. Vaught, 22, faces four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. According to the indictment, Vaught allegedly forged a number of checks, each o
Senior Spotlight: Brady Madden
Brady Madden leaves his mark on Rowan County with a great senior season. Madden helped the Vikings to a 14-0 start to the season and an EKC Championship. With Madden’s help, the Vikings were 26-6 on the season, won their fifth straight district championship and made it back to the 16th Region semifi
Big crowd at Solid Blue Drive-thru in Mt. Sterling
MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ)- Every year, some of our biggest crowds at our Solid Blue Drive-thru’s are in Mount Sterling and on Tuesday was no different. Jean Carmichael, of Mount Sterling, was first in line. She arrived at 8:30 a.m. for the noon giveaway.
Golden Eagle softball opens up OVC play at EKU, Morehead
RICHMOND, Ky. – In Tennessee Tech's 34 seasons of softball, the Golden Eagles haven't faced any teams more than Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. Nearing or over the century mark against both schools – the 97th against the Colonels and the 109th against the Eagles – it's almost fitting that the G
SMS greenhouse allows students to serve commnunity
FLEMNIGSBURG — Since its creation about a year ago, the Simons Middle School greenhouse in Flemingsburg has come a long way in teaching students valuable skills as well as getting them involved in their own community.
Birthday benefit for overseas troops expands due to success
One of the few truly positive trends to come from social media these days is the idea of picking a charity to give to in honor of someone's birthday. For Tri-State resident Liza Dixon, last year she chose to put together a package drive for our soldiers who are in harm's way, filling up boxes with g
Fleming schools views new curriculum positively
After nearly a year since a new curriculum was implemented by the Fleming County School District, reports from schools appear to show positive results from both teachers and students.