Martin County court dockets (Feb. 12, 13 and 15)
INEZ — Judge John T. Chafin heard the following cases Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 in Martin District Court:. Patrick Lee Blackburn (arraignment) — 1. Operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license; 2. Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first; 3. No/expired Kentucky registration receipt: 1. Pleaded not guilty; 2. Pleaded not guilty; 3. Pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference 3/26/24 at 9 a.m.
Wanted man arrested in Prestonsburg following chase reaching 110 mph
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A Johnson County man was arrested by Prestonsburg Police, following a chase reaching speeds of up to 110 miles an hour. Police spotted Thomas Price, 36, of Williamsport, in the Pink Elephant pawn shop parking lot Tuesday afternoon and knew him to be wanted for fleeing police in Johnson County and pointing a gun at them, so he attempted to pull him over.
HUD will distribute $300 million in 20 eastern Kentucky counties
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state of Kentucky’s 2022 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) action plan for federal disaster recovery spending following the deadly flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The now HUD-approved action plan determines how $297,994,000 in federal long-term...
Pet of the Week: Meet Jack
Jack is a male, heeler mix, believed to be around four months old. He has a $50 adoption fee, which includes rabies vaccination and being neutered. Stop by the Carter County Animal Shelter and meet him or call 475-9771 for more information. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m....
Wayne County dispatchers struggled to find ready ambulance for 20 minutes: Records
Records show that an ambulance arrived at the scene of a 17-year-old who later passed away in 20 minutes, but dispatchers struggled to find one that was available and ready to answer the call.
Martin County Arrest Report
INEZ — Martin County Sheriff John Kirk’s Office reported the following arrests:. Jason Goble, 40, of Paintsville, was arrested Sunday on a bench warrant for court. Amy M. Bowen, 52, of Warfield, was arrested Thursday at Riverside for public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol). Sheriff Kirk was dispatched on a complaint that a female was impaired.
A Taste of La Dolce Vita: The 4 Italian Restaurants Redefining Dining in Grayson
In this article, we're exploring four delightful Italian restaurants in Grayson. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!
Family, friends mourn Wayne County teen's unexpected passing
A Wayne County teen who unexpectedly passed away last week is being remembered as charismatic, dependable, and an overall kind person.
Cats in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Louisa, KY?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of louisa..
Wayne County voters to consider EMS levy during May primary
WAYNE, W.Va. (WCHS) — Last November Eyewitness news reported ambulance issues and response times in Wayne County. County commissioners have voted to put an EMS levy on the May primary ballot, in addition to other issues voters consider every four years. Officials said the levy would generate around $2.5...
How personal income has changed in Carter County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Carter County, Kentucky and how it compares to state and national levels.
FENTANYL DEALER WAS ARRESTED IN THE WESTMORELAND AREA
Sheriff Rick Thompson stated that a major Fentanyl dealer was arrested in the Westmoreland area. Sheriff Thompson stated that the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Chris Reed, formally of Detroit. The residence is located near Corbin Park. A large quantity of Fentanyl was seized from the residence along with digital scales and a press.
Martin County water woes: A cry for help unanswered by Kentucky legislators
The need for intervention and support to fix the Martin County water system has been glaringly clear for decades. Martin County residents endure extended periods with no running water or help from our state legislators. Martin County Judge/Executive Lon Lafferty has pledged to address the issue head-on, a commitment that...
Weekly Arrests: 2/21/24
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center. Tabitha Bauers, 42, address unknown, arrested by Kentucky State Police, for failure...
Martin County wins two at home, falls to GRC
INEZ — The Martin County Cardinals had a busy week defeating Hazard 75-72 at home Feb. 13, Paintsville 69-54 at home Thursday, and dropping an 83-72 decision Saturday Region 10 champion and Sweet 16 runner-up George Rogers Clark in Winchester. The win over Paintsville wrapped up a 6-0 conference...
Residents celebrate Valentine’s Day at Martin County Health Care Facility
Residents of the Martin County Health Care Facility enjoyed a delightful Valentine’s Day celebration. They were showered with flowers, sweet candies, colorful balloons and heartfelt cards. The festivities included a pizza party and a selection of exquisite specialty cookies, making the day truly special for everyone.
Martin County civil suits, deeds and marriages
INEZ — Martin Circuit Clerk Denise Gauze reported the following civil suits filed in her office:. United Bank vs. George Dalton. Randolph Adkins vs. Martin Manor Operations LLC et al. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Jamalyn Fields. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Dahryl Keller. Deeds and marriages. INEZ — Martin...
Local author debuts new collection
It’s a rainy, muddy afternoon as I sit on the front porch with local author Matt Parsons and his guitarist friend Logan Cooper to discuss his new book and upcoming shows. Parsons, clad in a well-worn flannel shirt, sweatpants, and nearly knee high muck boots, has just finished checking on his pigs. His children play on the covered front porch while chickens scratch about the yard.
Carter County Quilts for Veterans
On Saturday, February 10, American Legion Willard Post 342 made a $1,000 donation to Carter County Quilts for Veterans. (Submitted Photo)
Man Arrested on DUI and Drug Trafficking Charges in Magoffin County
The newest addition to the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department is already paying dividends. K-9 officer Nitra uncovered drugs during a traffic stop. The Salyersville Independent reported that deputies were at a traffic stop when the driver was showing signs of impairment and arrested Daniel Jackson on DUI and driving on suspended license charges.