Social media hacker arrested after Johnson County Middle School shooting threat
Police said the person who hacked a student's social media account and made the threat is in custody, and there is no danger to the school.
Johnson Co. Schools increasing campus patrols after weekend threat
JOHNSON Co, Ky. (WKYT) - The Johnson County School District is increasing law enforcement present at its middle school Monday. The superintendent posted a letter on the district website Sunday, saying a person was in custody after a threat was posted to social media. The letter says they learned about...
Fire at Prestonsburg Home Set Intentionally
A fire at a home on Willow Lane in Prestonsburg was apparently set intentionally. James Chadrick Burchett told first responders that he had set his home on fire out of anger. When police tried to detain Burchett, he allegedly tried to run away; but after a short chase, he was detained and taken to the Floyd County Detention Center.
PRESTONSBURG MAN ARRESTED ON TRAFFICKING METH
A Prestonsburg man was arrested on several charges, including trafficking in methamphetamine, after a traffic stop on Feb. 24. According to an arrest citation written by Prestonsburg Police Officer Jason Arms, in the early morning hours, he conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Escape on South Lake Drive for not having an illuminated rear license plate and the occupants not wearing seat belts. Prior to making the stop, Arms wrote, he followed the vehicle, which was swerving and made an abrupt turn into a parking lot as if they were attempting to avoid the officer. Arms wrote that he spoke with the passenger of the vehicle, ultimately identified as Brian K. Bertram, 53, of Prater Cemetery Road, but who initially gave a false name.
Former Floyd County educator sentenced….
A former Floyd County educator was sentenced to three years and six months in state prison. April Bradford was also added to the sex offender registry. Bradford had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two students, and the impact statements that Jessica Hensley and Mary Prater provided during the sentencing, were powerful. Hensley said that Bradford being added to the sex offender list was what they wanted. Bradford will have to serve 85% of her sentence before being eligible for parole. Two interpersonal protection orders were also filed to protect the victims from Bradford.
P BURG MAN TRIES TO RUN AFTER SETTING FIRE, RAN TO JAIL …
A man from Prestonsburg was arrested recently after, police said, he set fire to a rental residence, then resisted arresting officers. According to an arrest citation written by Prestonsburg Police Officer Joshua Hinkle, on Feb. 23, he was dispatched to a fire at Lancer. When Hinkle got there, he wrote...
A day brightener
Jerrica Dalton is the poster person for transforming dreams to reality. In three years, she converted a nearly empty acre of land on her property in Moon, Kentucky, into a flower farm she named Paint Creek Farms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jerrica learned thousands of flowers were stuck on barges...
Fleeing suspect tries to escape by jumping into river
LOVELY-KERMIT — The Lovely and Kermit communities witnessed an intense police and water rescue operation Saturday when a man fled police and attempted a daring escape into the cold Tug River. The incident unfolded around 7:50 p.m. and culminated in the rescue of 59-year-old Brett Waller of Lovely, who...
Martin Co. agencies find suspect in the Tug River
MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Martin County Emergency Management helped the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies Saturday evening, using a drone to find a suspect in the Tug River. According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the department and the Dist. 4 Constable were executing a...
DRONES AND JUSTICE
The Martin County 911 and Emergency Management helped the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies find a suspect using a drone on Saturday evening. After a suspect ran away from deputies, they received help from multiple agencies to locate the suspect in the Tug River. The Unmanned Air System used thermal technology to help find the suspect in the water. The suspect was found near the West Virginia portion of the river and was taken to an area hospital for treatment before being taken back into custody.
TBA, March 04 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Prestonsburg High School basketball team will have a game with Belfry High School on March 04, 2024, 17:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Experience nature's wonders with these beautiful photos for World Wildlife Day
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate wild animals and plants. Celebrate this theme by taking in these beautiful scenes in nature.
McDowell Wellness Center offering lifeguard training
McDowell Wellness Center is offering two sessions of American Red Cross lifeguard training. One will begin on March 15 and another will begin on April 12. Participants must pass a pre-swim test before beginning the training. The pre-swim test can be scheduled by appointment only prior to the start date of the class by calling […] The post McDowell Wellness Center offering lifeguard training appeared first on The Advocate-Messenger.
Local Traffic Safety Checkpoints to be Conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 14
Kentucky State Police, Ashland Post 14, plans to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Boyd, Carter, Lawrence, and Carter counties. These checkpoints, approved by the Police Policy and Procedures Manual, will enforce Kentucky's traffic laws.
Proposed bill would prohibit Ky. students using cell phones during class time
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WCHS) — Students using cell phones during class time has long been an issue. Kentucky education leaders have left it up to each individual school district to adopt cell phone policies for students with mixed results. Now, a proposed House bill would ban cell phone usage in...
Lawrence County Board of Education February Minutes & Highlights
The Lawrence County Board of Education held its regular meeting at Lawrence County High School in the library on February 20, 2024, at 6:00 PM. Board members Jim See (Chairman), Maddlene Roberts (Vice-Chair), Barbara Robinson, Garnett Skaggs, and Susie Rice were all present in person. The meeting was called to...
Floyd County Schools: District is Aware of Criminal Indictment Against Employee Concerning a 1995 Matter
A news release from the Floyd County School District says the district is aware of a criminal indictment against a district employee concerning a 1995 matter. Upon first notice of this matter, the district took immediate steps to ensure that students were safe, and the employee was placed into a position where he would not be working with or around district students. The district takes allegations of wrongdoing very seriously and has cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation of these claims while balancing the safety and wellbeing of our students with the legal rights of the employee. Due to the ongoing nature of these proceedings, the district cannot comment on specific allegations or personnel matters.
SUSPECT FROM PAST LAWRENCE COUNTY CASE FACING LIFE IN PRISON
FEBRUARY 25, 2024 – written by WADE QUEEN. JOHNNY GIBSON, 50, OF VIRGIE, KY., WHO WAS INDICTED FOR FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT & PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II IN OCTOBER 2023, FOR THE STABBING A WOMAN IN FEBRUARY 2023, WITH THE FELONY ENHANCEMENT CHARGE AGAINST JOHNNY GIBSON LEAVES HIM FACING LIFE IN PRISON.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.14 and $3.24 in Salyersville as of 2024-03-04. Find the cheapest 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 Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Lawrence County civil suits, deeds and marriages Feb. 29, 2024
19-CI-00237 RICHARDS, JERRY, ET AL VS. MOORHEAD, THOMAS, ET AL. 21-CI-00136 GROSS, JENNIFER VS. SMITH, REBECCA LYNN ET AL. 22-CI-00110 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. VS. BURGESS, DAVID B ET AL. (MOTION HOUR) 22-CI-00118 NATIONS DIRECT MORTGAGE, LLC VS. RATCLIFFE, RANDALL K ET AL. (MOTION HOUR) 22-CI-00139 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC VS. FERGUSON,...