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Rain causes rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky

Heavy rains caused a major rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky which damaged a business Friday morning. Pikeville is in far eastern Kentucky. Police said the rock slide hit a towing company.


Pikeville rockslide blocks traffic and damages business

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WOWK/WYMT) - A major rockslide Friday morning has damaged a business. Officials with the Pikeville Police Department say the slide hit Road Tested Wrecker Service on South Mayo Trail.


Kentucky State Trooper enters burning home twice to save Pike County couple

BELFRY, Ky. – In the past several weeks, we have brought you several stories of fatal house fires from our region. But, thanks to the heroic efforts of a Post 9 Kentucky State Trooper, this story has a much happier ending. Shannon Deskins brings us the details.


Corps of Engineers officials at Fishtrap Dam monitoring water levels

MILLARD, Ky. – Heavy rain that has fallen over the past several days, with more in the forecast has all eyes on streams and rivers across eastern Kentucky. In Pikeville, the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River is running high, and officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers at Fishtrap Dam are cons


Lawmakers want to make sex with animals, child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw.


Rockslide in Pike County hits business and covers road

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A business in Pikeville was severely damaged Friday morning after being hit by a rockslide. According to Pikeville 911 Public Safety director Paul Maynard, two large boulders broke off during the rockslide around 2 a.m. on South Mayo Trail.


Police searching for man wanted on charges in two Kentucky counties

RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) - Radcliff Police have asked for help locating a wanted man. Officials said Kenneth Smith, 58, has an active felony arrest warrant for criminal possession of a forged instrument.


Miss Kentucky Teen USA Recognized In State Senate

Frankfort, KY. — 2019 Miss Kentucky Teen USA was recognized Wednesday on the State Senate floor. Senator Johnny Ray Turner of Prestonsburg introduced 17-year-old Emma Johns, a junior at Pikeville High School to the Senate. By earning the Miss Kentucky Teen USA title, she will represent the Commonwea


Kentucky's car tax: How fair is it?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (WHAS11) -- As good old Ben Franklin said, there are two certainties in the world…death and taxes. And depending on where you live, there can be more ways to tax.


Truckers head into central Kentucky for slow-roll protest

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Truckers are headed into the Bluegrass State for a slow-roll through central Kentucky. The protest is in response to a requirement, more than a year old, that hours worked be logged automatically through electronic logging devices.


Flooding causes issues in Floyd

Flooding prompting road closures and other problems throughout Floyd County this week, and more rain is expected to douse the area this weekend. Sara George, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Highway District 12 office in Pike County, said heavy rains prompted closures of severa


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10K in donations

KENTUCKY — A Kentucky woman has been arrested after allegedly faking a cancer diagnosis and taking thousands of dollars in donations from co-workers and others, FOX News reported.


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


Fired Kentucky Amazon employee sues over bathroom breaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A former Amazon employee in Kentucky who suffers from Crohn's disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks.


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


Is This The Year Kentucky Will Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Two measures have been introduced this session that would legalize the marijuana for medicinal use in Kentucky, create exemptions for dispensaries and rules for how physicians could prescribe it. This week on In Conversation with Rick Howlett, we talked about medical marijuana and what it could mean


Kentucky governor facing re-election voices support for Trump

Gov. Matt Bevin, a Kentucky Republican facing reelection this fall, said Friday that he would be "delighted" to have President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stump for him during next year's campaign.


Pikeville Medical Center hosts free heart health fair

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - In honor of American Heart Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a heart health fair on Tuesday. From 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. you could stop by the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.


Students at UPike give out free vision screenings

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Students at the University of Pikeville gave out free vision screenings on Friday. Those with the college say it helps educate the public about their vision and know the importance of proper eye care.