Auxier man receives 120-month sentence for meth trafficking and firearm possessionThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
CovCath remains undefeated with 31-0 win over Johnson Central in Class 4A football region finalNorthern Kentucky TribuneNewsBreak Contributor
Former federal prison officers sentenced for inmate assaults at Big Sandy PenitentiaryThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Salyersville man takes plea deal in federal drug case
PIKEVILLE – A Salyersville man accepted a plea deal in a federal drug case earlier this month, with sentencing set for February. On November 20, the signed plea agreement was entered into federal court records, with William C. Hylton, 39, of Salyersville, confessing to the charge of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, in Johnson County in April this year.
TWO YOUNG BROTHERS DIE IN MARTIN CO. HOUSE FIRE
DECEMBER 1, 2023 – written by WADE QUEEN. THE FATAL SCENE OF A HOUSE FIRE JUST BEFORE 9 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING IN MARTIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY THAT RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD AND 1 YEAR OLD TODDLER, (PHOTOS BY WYMT & WSAZ) A devastating house...
Salyersville Christmas celebration slated for Dec. 2
It’s almost time for the Christmas Celebration. All activities will take place on Saturday, December 2nd. The theme this year is “A Walk Down Candy Cane Lane”. Our Grand Marshall will be Ben Gardner, we wanted to recognize him for all of the work he does on Candy Cane Lane. Be sure to visit the Lane and enjoy all of the decorations.
Two fires over Thanksgiving Weekend
MAGOFFIN COUNTY – Two fires over the holiday weekend destroyed local homes. The first of the two fires occurred Friday evening, November 24, at the mouth of Jellico on Flat Fork. North Magoffin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josh Jenkins told Mortimer Media Group that when his crews arrived, the...
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Trafficking Incidents in Floyd County, Kentucky
Two incidents of drug trafficking were reported in Floyd County, Kentucky this week. In the first incident, a woman from the Harold community, Jill Adkins, was arrested after deputies discovered she was trafficking drugs. Over 40 grams of methamphetamine, along with other drug paraphernalia, were found during a search. Adkins was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. In the second incident, a man from Auxier, Jonathan Martinez, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Jonda Lee “Betty” Salyer Trusty
Jonda Lee “Betty” Salyer Trusty age 80 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born December 07,1942 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Robert and Eliza Poe Salyer. Survivors include two sons, Charles David (Denise) Trusty...
Troy Eugene Romans
Troy Eugene Romans age 58 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday morning November 26, 2023 at his home. He was born May 18, 1965 in West Liberty, Kentucky to Harold (Lucille) Romans and the late Rose Mary Lemaster Romans. Survived by his father and step-mother, wife, Debbie Back Romans, one...
Hornets ranked sixth in preseason region rankings
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is ranked sixth in the BluegrassPreps.com Preseason 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Rankings, which were released on Wednesday, Nov 22. The Hornets are ranked ahead of Shelby Valley, Prestonsburg, Betsy Layne, Johnson Central, East Ridge, Paintsville, Belfry and Phelps. Lawrence County, Floyd Central, Pike County...
Savoring Smoky Flavors: The Lexington Barbecue Festival Ignites Tradition and Community
Since its inception in 1984, The Lexington Barbecue Festival has been an annual event that not only celebrates the unique culinary heritage of Lexington-style barbecue but also acts as a significant economic catalyst for the region. Attracting over 200,000 visitors annually, the festival is synonymous with a vibrant atmosphere, where the streets of Uptown Lexington burst into life with food, music, and entertainment. The iconic chopped pork barbecue, alongside a wide array of other delectable dishes prepared by renowned Triad restaurants, takes center stage as attendees indulge in the rich flavors that define this storied event.
Kevin Lynn Howard
Kevin Lynn Howard, age 39, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023 at ARH Paintsville in Paintsville, Kentucky. Kevin was born November 30, 1983, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky the son of Arthur Lynn Howard and Patricia “Teresa” Dyer Howard. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ryan Steven Wells.
Officials Investigating Floyd County Shooting
A shooting in Floyd County left one man seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Reports from the Sheriff’s department the unidentified man suffered a single gunshot wound at a home along Route 404. The incident remains under investigation.
Kentucky State Police Post 14 Traffic Safety Checkpoint Announcement
ASHLAND, Ky. (December 1, 2023)– The Kentucky State Police (KSP), Ashland, Post14, which provides coverage for Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints as approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Perry Central picks up first win of season, beating Magoffin in DJ Begley Classic
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The No. 5 Perry Central Commodores took to Memorial Gymnasium in Hazard to take on the Magoffin County Hornets. Perry Central got a hot start largely thanks to a dominant defense that forced several Hornet turnovers alongside efforts from senior Kizer Slone who hit several buckets back-to-back.
Belinda Ruie Jackson Cantrell
Belinda Ruie Jackson Cantrell age 61 of Oil Springs, Kentucky formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at her home. She was born June 09, 1962 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Ollie and Mollie Carty Jackson. Survived by one son, Matthew Joseph of Paintsville, Kentucky, one...
Tragic House Fire, Murder Suspect Arrest, and Unsettled Weather: Top Stories on WYMT Mountain News
Catch up on the top stories from WYMT Mountain News at 6 p.m. Tragic house fire in Martin County claims the lives of two children, an electric school bus arrives at another Eastern Kentucky school, and a murder suspect awaits return to Kentucky. Plus, the weekend weather forecast.
Auxier man receives 120-month sentence for meth trafficking and firearm possession
This article contains AI-assisted content. Lexington, Kentucky - Jonathan Martinez, 37, of Auxier, received a 120-month federal prison sentence for charges related to the conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The Kentucky Apple Festival: A Celebration of Community and Resilience
Since its inception in 1962, the Kentucky Apple Festival has been the pride of Paintsville, Kentucky, intertwining community spirit with festive tradition. Every first weekend of October, the town bursts into life, attracting visitors from afar to partake in a week-long jubilee. Originally a platform to showcase the county's apple bounty, the festival has blossomed into a vibrant tapestry of over forty-five events, including pageants, concerts, and the highly anticipated parade.
Magoffin County to host Greenup County
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is slated to host Greenup County for its second game in the 2023-24 girls’ high school basketball season on Friday, Dec. 1. Foes from bordering regions, Magoffin County and Greenup County did not meet during the 2022-23 girls’ high school basketball season. Under...
Floyd Co. man arrested after leading deputies on chase
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Dwale man is facing several charges after he reportedly led deputies on a chase last week. The incident occurred in the early morning hours on November 23. It started when Keith Dougie Webb, 49, tried to escape deputies in a vehicle. Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped but Webb continued the chase on foot in the Dwale area.
Magoffin man charged with assault for apparent prank that cut his brother’s throat
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — What appears to be a case of horseplay gone wrong has resulted in a Magoffin County man facing a serious criminal charge. Police were called to a Salyersville home Sunday afternoon, over a report of a man cutting his brother’s throat with a knife. Deputies responding to the call immediately placed Justin Paul Baldwin, 37, under arrest.