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Heightened security at AMS and PHS due to Johnson County school threat
The Floyd County Schools District placed extra security around James D. Adams Middle School and Prestonsburg High School Thursday due to an anonymous threat issued against schools in Johnson County.
Kentucky's Concealed Carry Bill Allows People To Carry Weapons Without Training Or Permits
On the one year anniversary of one of America's deadliest school shooting, state lawmakers in Kentucky advanced a bill that would legalize permitless carry. The bill, which passed the Kentucky state Senate 29-8 on Thursday, would allow those legally able to possess a gun to carry a concealed weapon
From 5th grade to the Wall of Fame
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - An honor for two of the best to put on the blue and white for Paintsville. "I mean I - 5th grade I would've never thought that my name would be on that wall. So I mean it's a good feeling," Elizabeth "Swoop" Williams said, a senior guard at Paintsville.
Kentucky man credited for saving Black Bear Cub
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man from Kentucky is getting credit for helping rescue a black bear cub. The 13 year old bear cub weighing in at 10 pounds. The Appalachian Bear Rescue says the bear was found by a group of people in Black Mountain in south eastern Kentucky.
Their water is dirty and unreliable. Here’s how Kentucky lawmakers are responding.
Pikeville — Amid reports of dirty water and long outages in Martin County and elsewhere in Eastern Kentucky, state legislators have filed resolutions aimed at preventing the collapse of small water districts.
Council, mayor discuss Paintsville cleanup
The Paintsville City Council took several routine actions at its regular meeting Monday, but the meeting ended with discussion about the city’s appearance. The council opened after the meeting’s regular business with conversation about utility lights, and decorative city-operated lights on Main Stre
Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski: Find hope in God in times of despair
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God." These words from Psalms 42:5 are believed to be from King David. Most theologians say this was the moment David's son Absalom conspired against him to take his throne. He was able to lead a large uprising and p
Local athletes find college matches
“Matchmaker” is a popular role to play in the dating world this time of year. It also applies to college recruiting in February, when signing season is fully upon us. A slew of area student-athletes have put pen to paper over the last couple weeks, many of whom have not been recognized in the newspa
Woman arrested on drug charges in Floyd County, Ky.
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – A woman from Prestonsburg was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department said. Elizabeth Skeens, 30, of Prestonsburg, is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving un
Governor: Flags to be at half-staff Monday for Kentucky soldier killed in Syria
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Gov. Bevin orders flags to half-staff Monday in honor of KY soldier. Governor Matt Bevin ordered flags to be at half-staff on Monday in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in Syria.
Families say goodbye as Kentucky National Guardsmen deploy overseas
FRANKFORT, Ky (WKYT) - Families gathered in Frankfort on Saturday to tell their loved ones goodbye as they were headed overseas. WKYT reports nearly 60 Kentucky Guard Aviation Soldiers were headed to the Middle East.
20th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium slated for Feb. 26
The 20th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Paintsville. Presented by Morehead State University’s East Kentucky Small Business Development Center, the theme of this year’s event is “She Leads.” All women are inv
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
Grand jury indicts three people in connection to deadly Floyd County hit-and-run
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In Floyd County, a grand jury indicted three people in connection with a 2017 deadly crash case. Kyle Collins originally faced a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Police said he hit Larry Hinkle and did nothing to help him.
More than a love song: Eastern Kentucky couple's journey lands them on The Voice
RICEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Johnny and June, Sonny and Cher, Faith and Tim. Each of these dynamic duos has made a name for themselves in the music industry. That is also what one Johnson County couple hopes to accomplish.
Narcotics Investigation Leads To Arrest
PIKE COUNTY, KY. — A DRUG INVESTIGATION IN PIKE COUNTY HAS RESULTED IN INDICTMENT. ACCORDING TO PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF RODNEY SCOTT, 34-YEAR-OLD DAVID D. BAILEY OF ASHCAMP WAS INDICTED ON 3 COUNTS OF TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, ONE COUNT OF WHICH INVOLVED A FIREARM. THE INDICTMENT WAS A RESULT OF A
A new $12 million school scheduled to open last fall is sitting empty. Here’s why.
A new $12 million school in Floyd County that was supposed to open by last October is sitting empty because of a lack of water pressure. The water pressure at the new Renaissance Learning Center at Martin won’t support the emergency sprinklers in the building’s anti-fire suppression system, said Flo
Pikeville native sinks half-court shot on College GameDay, wins $19,000
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - McKinley Webb did what no one has done on College Gameday. The Pikeville native hit nothing but net from half court to win $19,000. It is the first time in nine tries that a student hit the half court shot when Gameday has come to visit.
Women's Hoops Defeats Eastern Kentucky
"A lot of positive things to take away from this win," said Morehead State head coach Greg Todd following the win over his alma mater. "It's always good to beat your rival and I thought we handled the emotion of a rivalry game well and came in prepared today to play our game and get the win."
Floyd County man arrested for allegedly trying to meet minor for sex
MARTIN, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man from Floyd County was arrested for allegedly trying to meet up with a minor for sex, Kentucky State Police say. William G. Randolph, 28, of Martin, is charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.