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Grand jury releases February 2019 indictments

SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County grand jury released the following indictments on February 7:. Harvey George Puckett, age 80, of Horsepen Road, Salyersville, is charged with knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person (a Class C felony) and third-degree attempted rape (Class A misdemeanor). According


Kentucky law dropping permit for concealed weapons moves forward

(FRANKFURT, Ky.) — A bill proposing that adults don’t need a permit to carry a concealed firearm is one step closer to passing in Kentucky. If it passes in the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives, Kentucky will become the third state to pass such a law in recent weeks.


Federal jury trial set for Rife

LEXINGTON – A Salyersville-native was federally indicted on charges relating to alleged sex crimes involving minors while he lived in Cambodia. In January, Micky Rife, age 35, formerly of Salyersville, was accused by a Homeland Security agent of violating federal laws concerning engaging in illicit


Kentucky State Police asking for help with 3-year-old murder investigation

GUTHRIE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in a murder investigation from 2015 that has yet to be solved. Back on June 28, 2015, police were notified of the death of 79-year-old Amos Yoder, his body located at a home on Old Trenton Road in Guthrie.


Kentucky Supreme Court rules on Fulton murder

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday released an opinion upholding the 2017 conviction of a Fulton County man who killed another after a longstanding feud. In October 2016, William "Terry" Jamison shot and killed Mark Williams on a tract of farmland off Ky. 94. There were no witnesses.


Magoffin Co. High School students and staff rally around students involved in crash

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Early Wednesday morning crash involving three Magoffin County High School students had many educators and students worried. The three students all had to be taken to the hospital, one was flown out.


Man from Louisa charged with sodomy and rape of teenager

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man is facing several sex crime charges for allegedly assaulting a teenager. Robert Jackson, 36, of Louisa, is charged with six counts of second-degree rape and six counts of second-degree sodomy.


Magoffin to receive coal severance refund

SALYERSVILLE – While the governor released last week that 27 Eastern Kentucky counties will be receiving coal severance refunds, the Magoffin County judge-executive is trying to find where the money could be best spent.


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


Kentucky State Police Searching for Escaped Inmate

The Kentucky State Police need your help. They are searching for an inmate who escaped yesterday from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. The inmate is identified as 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, KY. He was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges b


Black ice causes three high school students to crash, one airlifted

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Three Magoffin County high school students survived a nearly head-on crash Wednesday morning. The crash happened on Route 7 as the students were on their way to school. A brother and sister were in one vehicle, and a teenage boy was in the other.


A widow says Kentucky Utilities is responsible for her husband’s death. See what she alleges.

A widow whose husband was electrocuted at a construction site last year alleges that his death was due to the negligence of Kentucky Utilities/LG&E. When William E. Everman Jr. raised the bed of a dump truck, it came into contact with high-voltage power lines and caught fire. Everman, 61, was pronou


‘She has to come home.’ Here’s how you can help find missing Kentucky mom

Volunteers can help in a Saturday search for a Richmond mother who has been missing for six weeks. Savannah Spurlock, a 23-year-old mother of four, has been missing since Jan. 4 when she was last seen leaving The Other Bar on Limestone in Lexington with three men.


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.


Kentucky Senate advances NRA-backed gun bill on Parkland school shooting anniversary

The Kentucky Senate on Thursday voted to advance legislation backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would allow people to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.


Martin County man charged with trafficking in meth

INEZ, Ky. – A Martin County man is in jail, accused of trafficking in meth. Tuesday night, Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s office went to a residence in Deboard, looking for 34 year old Scott Marcum, who had an arrest warrant out of Lawrence County. According to Deputy Aaron Blevins, Marcu


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.


Grandmother granted temporary custody of child whose mother was killed in Kentucky

MANSFIELD -- The maternal grandmother of a 1-year-old child, whose parents both died in a kidnapping/murder earlier this week in Kentucky, has been granted temporary custody of the boy.


Kentucky child diagnosed with measles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The measles has made its way to the commonwealth of Kentucky. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says a young child in the Barren River district has been diagnosed with the disease.


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.