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Pikeville continuing feeding grant, may expand
The City of Pikeville’s grant funding of two nonprofit organization’s homeless and needy feeding programs will continue this coming year after being deemed a success, the city said during its regular meeting last week.
Extra police on patrol during the holiday season
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Now through the first of the year, motorists throughout Kentucky will see a larger number of police officers patrolling the roads, thanks to the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. Several law enforcement agencies throughout the state participate in the program, which pr
Auditor congratulates county BOE on financial turnaround
The hired auditor of accounts for the Pike County Schools District Board of Education commended the board members for making “tough decisions” to help the district through a difficult financial situation.
Shelby Valley undefeated so far
The Shelby Valley Wildcats picking up where they left off last year. They finished last year with a 22-9 record and started 6-0. This year they are undefeated 5-0 beating Pike Central, Johnson Central and Knott Central by 19 and 20 points.
UPIKE names Humanities Division chair
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The University of Pikeville has announced that Hannah Freeman, Ph.D., professor of English and director of experiential learning, will serve as chair of the Division of Humanities effective August 2019. Freeman was selected for the leadership role following a thorough selection proc
Mounts hired as new patrolman
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 09 received a 911 call of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 119 close to Pike County Central High School.
Teenagers taken to hospital after deadly crash in Pikeville
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- There was a deadly collision on U.S. 119 in Pikeville Thursday afternoon, according to State Police. Investigators say the driver of a car heading north was killed after crossing the median and colliding head-on with another car.
Man Charged with Murder in Johnson County
JOHNSON COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Kentucky State Police say a man has been charged with murder after a woman was found shot and killed in a Johnson County home. Troopers received information, which indicated a woman might be dead inside a home in Oil Springs on Kentucky Route 825.
Church members stop would-be Grinch
INEZ, Ky. – In Martin County, members of a local church stopped a real life Grinch from stealing presents from underneath a Chrstmas tree. Friday night, just as the youth Christmas play was about to start, a member of the Wolf Creek Community Church spotted a man unwrapping presents underneath a tre
Fatal crash in Pike County
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a Pike County crash. It happened around 3pm near the intersection of U-S 119, commonly known as Buckley’s Creek Road, and Adams Road. Kentucky State Police confirmed to EKB News that one person was killed. The road was closed for several h
5 Small-town Holiday Vacation Spots in Kentucky
Embrace the holiday spirit in the beautiful state of Kentucky. It’s a great time of year to spend those un-used vacation days. Plan a quick winter weekend getaway before the end of 2018. Discover one (or all) of these five charming Kentucky small-towns!
Kentucky squad rolls to victory in Bates Classic
WISE — Johnson Central of Kentucky rode the points of four individual champions Saturday to pull away with the team championship in the annual Bobby Bates Classic wrestling tournament at the Virginia-Wise Prior Convocation Center.
Matt Bevin calls special session to address Kentucky pension reform
Matt Bevin on Monday said that he would call a special session to address Kentucky's financial future. "We have a legal and moral obligation to deliver on the promises that have been made," he said.
Main water line washes out at Lenore
LENORE, W. Va. – Hundreds of residents in Mingo County are without water after a swollen creek washed out a bridge and main water line this past weekend near Lenore, W.Va. Mingo County Emergency Services Director Doug Goolsby said several agencies rushed into action on Sunday to help alleviate issue
Kentucky CBD retailers adapt to changing market as Farm Bill awaits signature
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The sounds of string band jamming are just as vibrant as the sights of the colorful crafts lining rack at the Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar. “A blue one and there’s a yellow one,” Tracy Murray said, as she showed customers her booth called Recyclo Craftz.
Kentucky attorney general says he plans to fight federal ruling on Affordable Care Act
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he plans to fight a federal judge's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Friday, a Texas judge ruled the individual coverage mandate within the ACA is unconstitutional, and therefore the rest of the law cannot stand.
Meth floods Northern Kentucky, cops shut down house: 'To stay there, you had to sell meth'
The recent shutdown of a "meth house" yielding four arrests in Northern Kentucky was just one more sign of a changing drug scene, police say. Crystal methamphetamine is inundating the illicit drug market, and it's predicted to stay a while. Called ice by most users, it's usually quite pure, and its
Woman attempts to flee from police after being arrested
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Pike County woman is in jail after trying to escape from police after being arrested. Pikeville Police officers encountered 26 year old Jerrica Skeens at a home on Wolford Street while conducting an investigation late Tuesday night. After giving several false names to an officer,
Multiple Mingo County Schools to Close on Monday Due to No Water
MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Multiple schools in Mingo County will be closed on Monday, December 17 due to no water. Tug Valley High School and Kermit Area School (K-8) will be closed on Monday.
Woman soaks herself with urine attempting to beat drug test
WILLIAMSON — DEFEATING DRUG TEST: Melissa Hall, 39, of Williamson, was charged with attempting to defeat an alcohol or drug test while on home confinement in Mingo County by Sgt. Norman Mines and home confinement officer Amanda Mines.