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Crash investigation leads to drug bust in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - Two men are behind bars after a crash led to the discovery of drugs. Monday morning around 5:30 a.m., Bell County dispatch got a call of a crash with injuries near Sears on Highway 25E.


Knox County inmate ran away from work release, officials say

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Knox County inmate is on the run Tuesday morning. Officials said Kristopher Denham escaped around 10:50 a.m. He was last seen running in the Evergreen/Himyar area near the Flat Lick Elementary School.


Troopers arrest father and son on sex charges in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police have announced the arrests of a father and son on multiple sex charges. Troopers say John Hoskins, 73, and Travis Hoskins, 33, were arrested and charged with various sex crimes including sexual abuse. Travis Hoskins is also charged with second-degree r


Kentucky corrections officer charged with rape, accused of having sex with inmate

LA GRANGE, Ky. — A prison corrections officer in Oldham County is facing rape charges. Police said Tanya Risinger had sex with an inmate at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange.


Man pleaded not guilty in connection to deadly Bell County hit and run

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The man charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid pleaded not guilty Monday. Police said Joshua Darin Ellis hit Adia Fuson on a Bell County road, killing him.


Man charged following bomb threat at Knox County school

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is charged following a bomb threat at a Kentucky elementary school. Barbourville police said an inmate at the Knox County Detention Center, Andrew Gallagher, claimed his significant other put a bomb inside G.R. Hampton Elementary School to make him mad.


2 arrested after $243K worth of meth seized in Kentucky city

ASHLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky say officers seized nearly a quarter-million dollars worth of methamphetamine in a Monday drug bust. Gray affiliate WSAZ reports officers in Ashland responded to a home after a woman complained that a dog was attacking her cat, but officers found much more th


Human skull found near home in Pineville community, Kentucky State Police says

PINEVILLE, Ky. — A homeowner found a human skull in their backyard Wednesday night, according to Kentucky State Police. At approximately 8:27 p.m., troopers from Post 10 responded to 1599 Harbell Road for a call about a human skull.


Husband, wife flown to hospital, twin 3-year-olds missing after Kentucky house fire

TOTZ, Ky. (WATE) - A husband and wife were flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and their 3-year-old twins are still missing after a house fire in Harlan County, Kentucky.


Kentucky driver arrested after collision with patrol car

A Louisville, Kentucky man was arrested after colliding with a patrol car in Warrick County. According to Indiana State Police, two troopers were conducting a traffic stop on Eastbound I-64 near the 37 mile marker on Monday.

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Man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old back in Kentucky

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WKYT) - The man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, prompting an AMBER Alert, is back in Kentucky. Gray affiliate WFIE reports Glenn Harper, 56, of Dawson Springs is now in the Hopkins County Jail, and he is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday morning.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Beshear: Kentucky Receives More Than $117 Million in Tobacco Settlement Mone

FRANKFORT, KY. (April 23, 2019) – Kentucky received $117,586,774.56 in tobacco settlement money last week, according to the attorney generals office. “For two decades the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement has had a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health p


Airbnb says 5,800 guests will stay in Louisville homes over Kentucky Derby weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville is set to host 5,800 people during Kentucky Derby weekend through short-term home rentals on Airbnb.com, the company said Tuesday. Airbnb said those guests will pay more than $2.5 million to Louisville hosts.


Man Killed in Eastern Kentucky Crash

MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Martin County. The accident was reported just before 8 a.m. near the federal prison on Kentucky Route 3, involving two vehicles, one of which was a commerical vehicle.


Three charged with kidnapping teen girl, locking her in back of U-Haul truck

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Deputies said they found a missing teenage girl after she was kidnapped by three people. On Saturday, Knox County Sheriff's Deputies got a report about a missing 16-year-old girl. The next day, Cincinnati Police found the missing girl after they got a tip that she was in th


Italian men's national team recons 2019 Yorkshire road Worlds course

Members of the Italian men's national road squad performed a reconnaissance ride of parts of September's 2019 UCI Road World Championships course in Yorkshire, in the UK, on Monday, with recent Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) declaring it "more difficult than the Bergen


Kentucky retirees living longer expected to add to pension costs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rising life expectancy for retirees who worked for state or local governments will add to Kentucky's mounting pension costs, a pension oversight board was told Monday.


Body of Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on US soil

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — A Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on United States soil. The body of Spc. Ryan Riley, 22, of Richmond, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware early Tuesday morning.


BBQ food truck in Kentucky faces backlash for 'LGBTQ' T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says "I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ." Jamie Smith, owner of Belle's Smokin' BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or ques