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Sinkhole opens up in Pulaski Co. backyard

SOMERSET, Ky. (WDKY) - A sinkhole appeared recently in the backyard of a home near Winding Ridge Drive in Somerset. It's at least the second sinkhole seen in the county this week.


Kidnapping co-defendant back in custody after positive drug screen

The sole co-defendant out on bond in a case involving the kidnapping of a 15-year-old is back in custody after testing positive for methamphetamine. Kevin Gil Prewitt, 57, of Somerset, was scheduled to appear in Pulaski Circuit Court Thursday for a pretrial conference along with Daniel Paul York, 51


Record rain in 2018 continues into 2019, causing local flooding problems

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Record rain last year is continuing into this year. It is leaving its mark on parts of Kentucky. Roads, parking lots, and boat ramps are all under water in parts of the Bluegrass.


Deputies arrest Laurel County woman accused of having treats laced with marijuana

A woman was arrested Thursday in Laurel County after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found sweet treats laced with marijuana in her truck. Ashley N. Mullins, 31, of East Bernstadt is charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and having no registration plates or registration rec


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Lake Cumberland at level not seen in 20 years because of heavy rain

Somerset — Heavy rains the last few days have pushed Lake Cumberland to a level not seen in more than 20 years. The elevation of the lake surface was 741.62 feet above sea level at noon on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


International Dinner to serve up 19th edition

The annual International Dinner, presented by the Rotary Club of Someret-Pulaski County will soon be arriving -- it's scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at 6 p,m. at The Center for Rural Development. And as always, it promises to be an entertaining, educational, and most of all, extremely filling exper


Local man charged after weekend accident, fleeing officers

Commonwealth Journal (Somerset, KY) , was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (first offense and later amended up to second offense), Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, second-degree Fleeing or.


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


Elderly woman rescued after wandering away from Keno home

With all the reports of flooding, it's easy to forget that rain poses other dangers as well. Emergency responders were called out Wednesday morning to the Keno community to search for an 85-year-old woman who had last been seen at her home on Dead Ox Hollow Road around 4:30 a.m.


Flooding could lead to state of emergency

President Trump used a national emergency call to move forward on building a wall along the country's southern border. One wonders about the possibility of building walls around the lake. And maybe a few creeks.


Flooding at Levi Jackson State Park leads to more visitors

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Many areas across Eastern Kentucky are experiencing flooding after the heavy rain that moved into the mountains. One area that has seen quite a bit of rain is Levi Jackson State Park in Laurel County.


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.


Pulaski County downs Somerset to win district

Third time was charms for the Pulaski County High School boys basketball team, as they downed Somerset High School 71-65 in the championship game of the Boys 47th District Tournament on Wednesday night at PCHS gym. The Briar Jumpers had won their two previous regular season meetings over the Maroons


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Dating news site has Somerset high on divorce list

This story was supposed to be released on Valentine's Day but we simply didn't have the Heart. Even in love, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. DatingNews.com, a Gainesville, Florida-based firm that strives to have the most extensive coverage of the dating industries, release


Marinas adapting as Lake Cumberland water level continues to climb

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) - With water in Lake Cumberland nearing levels not seen in decades, local marinas have had to adjust to stay open. At Lee's Ford Marina in Pulaski County, light poles jut out of the water, the only sign of a now-submerged parking lot.