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Body found in creek in Knox County, Kentucky

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WVLT) -- Kentucky State Police received a call Monday morning of a body found in a creek in Knox County, Kentucky. KSP identified the body of 43-year-old Shannon Harkins of Flat Lick, Kentucky. Harkins was reported missing to the Knox County Sheriff's Department on February 12 by


A close eye on the Cumberland River: Bell Co. officials brace for rain

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Cumberland River drenched a handful of areas along it in Bell County during last year's flooding. With an already saturated ground and the river above normal levels, officials say they are taking all the precautions possible as more rain moves into the region.


Kentucky State Police searching for missing teen

LIBERTY, Kent. (WTHR) — Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help to find a 17-year-old girl. Hailey Brown from Liberty, Kentucky was last seen on February 10 around 3 p.m. EST.


40 dead in Kentucky Hepatitis A outbreak

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - While the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak has hit Ohio hard since it was declared by state health officials last June, Kentucky has been ravaged by the disease over the last two years.


Kentucky win means Tennessee mayor will be wearing UK Blue to lunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) — He used to be known as “The Big Red Machine” when he wrestled as Kane in the WWE, but Glenn Jacobs, current mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, will now have to sport UK blue.


Lady Colonels wrap up regular season with win over Bell County

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Lady Colonels walked away with a big 72-67 win over the Bell County Lady Cats in the final night of regular season play. “This was a huge win for us and will give us some momentum and confidence heading into district,” said Whitley County Coach David Halcomb. “A w


Kentucky couple still shaken up after rockslide fell just feet from where they stood

A Kentucky couple is still shaken up after experiencing a rockslide. Linda Shepherd and her husband were near Lake Cumberland Dam when large rocks fell onto the road in front of them.


Police capture escaped Bell County inmate, arrest woman who helped him

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated, Feb. 19. An escaped Bell County inmate is back behind bars. Middlesboro Police Department got a tip that Rocky Howerton was hiding at the home of Brooklyn Clark.


Southern Kentucky couple describes close call with rockslide

RUSSELL COUNTY, KY. (WYMT) - A rockslide closed part of a busy Southern Kentucky highway near the dam that holds back Lake Cumberland. State transportation officials said the saturated ground caused part of the rock wall to give way just above US 127, south of Wolf Creek Dam, near Jamestown.


Knox County deputy resigns following state investigation

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Knox County Sheriff's deputy placed on suspension submitted his resignation. The sheriff's office learned last month of a criminal complaint against Deputy Claude Hudson.


Kentucky Bill To Remove Prior Authorization Aims To Help Opioid Users Get Treatment

It was a Friday afternoon, and a young man — the doctor called him “J” — needed help. J was addicted to heroin. The doctor, Mike Kalfas, had treated him several times before with buprenorphine, a drug that blocks opioid cravings and is part of a class of drugs most successful in keeping patients in


APEX host "#BlakeforBlake" CrossFit challenge to raise money for scholarship

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Saturday held a special meaning for those with APEX Physical Therapy in Pineville and not just because it was their grand opening in their new location.


Update: Police identify woman found dead in shallow creek, autopsy results released

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) Updated, Tuesday. Police have identified the woman found dead in a shallow creek in Knox County Monday. They identified the body as Shannon Harkins Wombles, 43, of Flat Lick, who was recently reported as missing.


Bell County Jailer cracks down on state-wide contraband issues, in his jail

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Bell County Jailer Gary Ferguson says jails across the state are constantly having to find new ways to be more vigilant on combating contraband getting into jails.


Kentucky Police: Passed out suspect holding gun wakes up, leads officers on 100 mph chase

(WZTV) — Kentucky Police are searching for a man and a woman they found passed out in a Grey Ford Focus on Scottsville Rd. and the Natcher Parkway intersection in the Bowling Green area early Monday morning.


Mysterious Attack On Kentucky Farm Leaves 6 Llamas Dead

Six llamas died while seven others were injured on a farm in Louisville, Kentucky. The incident took place early Monday morning at the Louisville Llama Farm on Schuff Lane near Beargrass Creek. People living close to the farm told investigators that they heard what sounded like a fight between anima


Kentucky representative: We want immigrant wokers

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., reacts to remarks made by Sen. Lindsey Graham that a border wall is a higher priority than Kentucky middle school construction.


TBI investigating allegations involving a Union County Deputy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed they are investigating a deputy from the Union County Sheriff's Office. The TBI was unable to provide specific details surrounding the allegations and directed WVLT News to the Union County Attorney General, Jared Effler.


Barbourville advances to 51st District title for first time in three years

PINEVILLE — When Cody Messer took over as head coach of the Barbourville Tiger basketball program this past season, he knew he had his hands full. The Tigers had missed reaching the 13th Region Tournament the past two years while coming off a 15-15 campaign that saw Barbourville drop an 80-60 decisi


Man arrested in connection to 2017 shooting incident

A man wanted in connection to an alleged shooting incident that occurred back in April 2017 has been brought back to Pulaski County to face charges. Alexander Ayers Sizemore, 33, of Corbin, was booked into the Pulaski Detention Center at approximately 8:19 p.m. Sunday night after being served with a