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Two charged with selling alcohol to minors
Two people were cited recently for allegedly selling alcohol to minors. According to court documents, on Feb. 2, Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control personnel with the assistance of an 18-year-old investigative aide attempted to buy alcohol at local establishments. According to court documents, at the Broken Spoke on Main Street, bartender...
Craving Pizza in Prestonsburg? Here are 6 Must-Try Options
In this article, we explore six delectable pizza spots in Prestonsburg. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
CSX: Two crew members injured when train hits tree
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Two CSX crew members were injured in an accident as a train was traveling through Prestonsburg Saturday night. CSX spokesman Bryan Tucker tells Mountain Top News that the train was going through the city just before 7 p.m., when it struck a large tree limb. Tucker...
Kountry Kitchen reopens after fire
JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - One restaurant in Breathitt County has opened its doors once again. In January, Kountry Kitchen was destroyed in a fire. Owner Benjamin Ford said they were devastated when they were called about the restaurant. “Of course we were notified and came straight up to the building....
Four arrested on drug charges; police report seizing large quantities of meth
Several people were arrested on various charges, including trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in cocaine, recently after a traffic stop and the service of a search warrant. According to court documents written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Matthew Day, just before 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, he conducted a traffic...
Hazard, February 27 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Leslie County High School basketball team will have a game with Perry County Central High School on February 27, 2024, 18:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Hazard police arrest theft suspect
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Police Department found Ryan York on Friday. Police said York is a suspect in several thefts in the city. He was taken to the Kentucky River Regional Jail.
Police continue search for missing Knott Co. man
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a missing person’s case in Knott County. Police said Richie Slone was reported missing in mid-December. Slone was reportedly last seen walking near his home on KY-160 in Knott County. “The tips and leads that we have had...
Former doctor, nurse sentenced to prison for drug scheme
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former doctor who practiced in Pike and Floyd counties will spend more than eight years in prison, and a nurse working for her was sentenced to five years, following their conviction on charges related to a drug distribution conspiracy. Crystal Compton, 43, of Pikeville, practiced...
🚨 KY 1428 in Floyd County Closed Due to Structure Fire 🚒
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Pikeville, Kentucky. KY 1428 in Floyd County, specifically at Southlake Drive, is currently closed as emergency responders tend to a structure fire. Local authorities have indicated that the closure of this thoroughfare is anticipated to be of several hours' duration. As a result, it is essential for motorists to identify and utilize alternative routes when traveling in the vicinity. The exact duration of the closure is not yet determined, but updates will be shared as the situation evolves. The public is asked to plan their travels accordingly and to remain clear of the affected area to allow emergency services unhindered access to the scene.
Sheriff: Standoff ends after subject starts fire; jumps out window
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says a standoff ended on Wednesday with a barricaded subject attempting to start a fire and jumping out of a window. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were called to an apartment in the 500 block of Washington Street in Cannelton in reference to a barricaded […]
Year-old stabbing case moving forward after suspect’s arrest
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man will now answer allegations from a year ago that he stabbed a woman, following his release from jail for a probation violation. Johnny Gibson, 50, of Virgie, is charged with second-degree assault and persistent felony offender. Last February, police were called to...
Owens sentenced to 15 years
SALYERSVILLE –A Magoffin County man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on rape-related charges last week. Jared B. Owens, 27, of Salyersville, was sentenced on February 15 in Magoffin County Circuit Court, with the judge accepting his guilty plea to two counts of first-degree rape (Class B felonies) and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (Class D felonies), and accepting the Commonwealth’s offer for 15 years in prison.
Man Arrested Following Police Chase in Floyd County
A wanted man is behind bars after a Tuesday evening chase in Prestonsburg. The suspect, Thomas Price, was wanted on several violent felonies. The case began when police spotted Price and tried to stop him. He sped up and the chase reached speeds of 110 mph. Eventually, he got away.
Farmers Market engages kids with “sweet pea cash”
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Perry County Farmers Market partnered with Save the Children for their annual Sweet Pea event. As children arrive, they get four dollars in “sweet pea cash” which they can spend with any vendor at the market. “They come up and they ask for...
Crews battle fire in Hazard
PERRY CO., Ky. (WYMT) - Firefighters responded to an apartment complex fire near Roy G. Eversole Elementary School in Hazard Thursday afternoon. The fire was contained. No injuries were reported. Police said students were evacuated to the gym as a precaution. “I heard what sounded like a small explosion. It...
Eastern Kentuckians named to Ky. Music Hall of Fame
RENFRO VALLEY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced the list of inductees for the 2024 class. The list includes three Eastern Kentuckians. Sturgill Simpson, from Jackson, Gary Stewart, from Jenkins, and Charlie Sizemore, from Puncheon Creek, made the list. Sturgill Simpson has been nominated...
HPD: Unattended minor leads to criminal charge against grandmother
A Vicco woman was cited recently on a charge of child endangerment after Hazard Police said, she allowed her four-year-old grandchild to wander unattended at the Perry County Park. According to the citation, on Feb. 4, HPD received a call reporting a four-year-old child unattended at the park. Upon arrival,...
Paul Crockett named 2023 District 8 Officer of the Year
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has named Paul Crockett of Floyd County as 2023 District 8 Officer of the Year.
Embark on a Culinary Journey: Prestonsburg's 3 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants
In this article, we're exploring three Mexican restaurants in Prestonsburg. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!