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Perry woman charged with child endangerment
A Perry County woman was arrested on various charges after, Kentucky State Police said, she fled from police and resisted arrest while holding her four-year-old child. According to an arrest citation written by Trooper Nathan Roark, on Feb. 7, KSP Post 13 received a call reporting that Jennifer Fugate, 33, of Krypton Lick Branch Road, Krypton, was intoxicated while in charge of her four-year-old child and had active warrants for her arrest.
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In early 2020, Mandi Fugate Sheffel, 42, opened a tiny bookstore in her hometown of Hazard. Everyone thought she was crazy. Downtown Hazard was a forbidding place to start any business, much less a bookstore. Most coal mines that once supported the area had closed. Many brick buildings from Hazard’s heyday were gone, bequeathing a gap-toothed look to Main Street.
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Hazard as of 2024-02-21. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Man dies in Perry County house fire
The Perry County Coroner’s Office told FOX 56 News that it happened at a mobile home on Lower Second Creek Road in Bonnyman.
Respiratory illness increases in Eastern Kentucky
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky recently posted data showing an increase in respiratory illness. Dr. Fares Khater, who is the Director of Infectious Disease for Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, said doctors are seeing multiple viruses spreading at once.
Person identified after deadly Perry Co. fire
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - ***UPDATE***. The Perry County Coroner has identified Calvin Williams, 61 as the man who died in a house fire in the Bonnyman community on Saturday morning. ***ORIGINAL STORY***. The Hazard Fire Department (HFD) confirmed one man is dead following a mobile home fire Saturday morning.
Weather Extremes Possible Next Week
After a case of Spring fever today, we’ve got more where that comes from next week. There’s already indications of heavy rain possible. The NWS in Jackson has put this out:. Near-record warmth is expected next week, especially toward the middle part of the week, ahead of a...
Kentucky’s “Sorehead” Town of Hartford Has an Opposite “Friendly” Town on the Other Side of the State
I'll start by writing, that I grew up in Hartford, Kentucky in Ohio County and I don't think I'm a "sorehead" Although when I looked up the meaning of sorehead, it says "a person who is in a bad temper or (he/she) is easily irritated". Now, I think in my advanced years, I can relate.
Top 5 plays after week 12 of the high school basketball season
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Here are the top five plays from thrilling high school basketball games across the mountains in week twelve. Hutchinson made a falling, and-one bank shot that electrified Southwestern on the way to their comeback win over Somerset. 4. Trent Noah -- Harlan County Black Bears. Noah...
Perry County, KY High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 20
If you reside in Perry County, Kentucky and try to stay on top of all the local high school basketball action, you've come to the right place. Below, we offer all the details you need for how to watch the games today. Follow high school basketball this season on the...
Nice weather continues!!!
HAZARD, KY. (WYMT) - After a beautiful Presidents Day on Monday, the nice weather continues before it turns wet to end the work week. Another nice day is in store today. A weakening disturbance is coming in from the west. So, we’ll deal with some cloud-cover issues this morning before we get back to full sunshine and blue skies this afternoon. Forecast high temperatures region-wide will be mainly between 53° to 58°.
Flood debris removal continues to be a challenge
BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Dealing with flood debris has been difficult for some people living in Breathitt County. Breathitt County Solid Waste Coordinator Gordon Hunter said it is impacting their quality of life. “It’s a danger, it’s a danger to the community, it’s a danger to environment, but most...
‘She brings harmony to everybody’: A rare disease and first birthday
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Nearly every parent has said their child is a miracle. Toni and Leon Mullins said they have five, but their youngest miracle celebrated a major milestone on Saturday as Harmony turned one. For some, this may not seem like a big deal but for little...
Issues and Answers: Dr. Fares Khater
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Ending the HIV epidemic in the United States is a Department of Health and Human Services initiative. Health leaders have a goal of eliminating HIV by 2030. However, you might wonder how that is even possible in just a few years. WYMT’s Steve Hensley sat down...
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Keep It Rural, an email newsletter from the Daily Yonder. Like what you see? Join the mailing list for more rural news, thoughts, and analysis in your inbox each week. When I was a kid, my dad would take me to...
10-year-old girl grazed by bullet on Jones Avenue
A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet on Sunday, Feb 18 at the intersection of St. Stephens Road and Jones Avenue, according to police.
Floyd Co. murder victim highlighted on the highway
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Amber Spradlin’s family is still looking for signs of justice eight months after the Floyd County woman was murdered. This week, they made a couple of signs of their own. According to local officials, Spradlin was killed in the home of local dentist Dr. Michael...
Hindman Yellowjackets bring home state title
HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - On Sunday, the Hindman Elementary 7th grade boys’ basketball team claimed the state championship. Preston Hall, a 7th grader on the team, said it was an experience unlike any other. “The emotions. It was unreal. The feeling you can’t explain it. It was an out...
5 New Buses for Floyd County School District
The Floyd County School District now has five more school buses. The new buses include two 52-passenger buses and three 66-passenger buses for accommodating larger student groups. Each bus is equipped with air conditioning.
UAW sets strike date for Ford Kentucky Truck Plant workers over local contract issues
The union says Ford has failed to reach a local agreement with UAW Local 862 more than five months after the contract deadline.