1 man dead after KSP trooper-involved shooting in Harlan County
KSP said the Harlan County Coroner's Office declared the man dead at the scene. The coroner later identified him as 42-year-old Lance Bryson.
Harlan County Courthouse Reports
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. Marriage Licenses Autumn Brown, 18, of Harlan, to Jace Howard, 21, of Harlan. Holly Baker, 40, of Cumberland, to Gary Ray Colegrove, 33, of Cumberland. Morgan Leann Napier, 23, of Harlan, to David Ralph Turner, 25, of Bledsoe. Tonia Renie Wynn Parsons, 50, Evarts, to Simon Peter Blevins, 52, of Evarts. […] The post Harlan County Courthouse Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
1,500 trees coming to 3 impacted counties in Eastern Kentucky
Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced plans for the distribution of 1,500 trees in Letcher, Perry and Breathitt counties to help rebuild and offer hope and healing to Eastern Kentucky families impacted by the devastating flooding event in 2022. “Our families have understandably been focused on rebuilding all that was lost during the 2022 flood […] The post 1,500 trees coming to 3 impacted counties in Eastern Kentucky appeared first on Jessamine Journal.
Plan for new federal prison in Eastern Ky. is moving ahead. Here’s your chance to weigh in.
More than 1,400 inmates would be housed in minimum- and medium-security facilities on the site of a former coal mine.
LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AND ANOTHER BUS ACCIDENT
Less than eight weeks after an Arlie Boggs Elementary School bus crashed in Letcher County, another incident happened on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the school hosted a reception, attended by Governor Andy Beshear, to show appreciation for the first responders that helped students get to safety. Then, during the morning route on Wednesday, a bus on the same route with nine students who were on the bus that crashed in January ran into a ditch to avoid hitting a coal truck head-on. The incident happened on U.S. 119 at a place nicknamed “Rocky Point”. None of the 19 students on the bus were injured in this incident and were taken to school on a secondary bus driven by Arlie Boggs principal Freddie Terry.
Man arrested after hiding in attic
A Cranks man is facing multiple charges including wanton endangerment and fleeing or evading police after allegedly hiding in the attic of a residence to avoid capture. Johnathan Mitchell, 30, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy C.J. Reed on Feb. 27. The citation states at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Harlan County […] The post Man arrested after hiding in attic appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Letcher drug suspect arrested on more charges
NEON, Ky. — A Letcher County man currently under indictment in a pair of drug cases is back in trouble once again, after police raided his home following an undercover operation to buy drugs from him. Coy Lee Johnson, 55, of Neon, was arrested last Friday evening, after officers...
Today the gas price is close to $3.13 in Norton as of 2024-03-04. 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 Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Big Stone Gap, March 05 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice
The Letcher County Central High School softball team will have a game with Union High School on March 05, 2024, 16:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Fire department responds to fire caused by phone
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Fire Department received a call regarding a fire at home due to a cell phone. Fire Chief Robert Keith said it is not a call they get often, but it is not unheard of. “We received a call of a possible house fire and...
HPD: Man arrested on meth trafficking charge
A Hazard man is facing several charges after Hazard Police said they served a search warrant at his residence. According to an arrest citation written by HPD Sgt. Jordan Childers, on Feb. 26, officers executed a search warrant at the Glowmar Stormking Road residence of Michael Lewis, 60. Upon arrival,...
STATE BOUND: 5 Upper Cumberland Clinch State Tournament Berths Via Substate Victories
Five Upper Cumberland girls basketball teams are set to compete on the state’s biggest state this week as Clay County, Pickett County, York Institute, Smith County and Upperman each clinched state tournament berths via sectional victories Saturday night. A look at each team’s sectional win and what’s next at...
Rosenwald Restoration: Part Two
Part of Lee-Buckner’s history lives on today with the students who, from 1927 to 1965, were educated at the school. Those former students, many who still live in Duplex, are collaborating with the Heritage Foundation to help tell that history. With preservation efforts like this, the school will teach people today about the history of education for Black Americans from Freedman’s Bureau schools after the Civil War to Rosenwald Schools and desegregation. The former students have done drawings of the interior to help identify specifics such as how their desks and the teacher’s would have sat. Ernest Buford described a time when they got “new” furniture.
Harlan County takes 52nd District Boys Championship over Bell County
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Harlan County Black Bears took care of business at home against the Bell County Bobcats to claim the 52nd District Championship on Friday night. Harlan County High School was packed with passionate fans, who were ready to see their teams grind for the boys...
The coldest February in Letcher County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Gov. Andy Beshear visits Arlie Boggs following bus crash
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear made multiple stops in Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, including to Arlie Boggs Elementary in Letcher County. The elementary school hosted a reception to honor the first responders and medical professionals who helped after one of the school buses crashed in January. Principal...
Kentucky's first high ground housing site for 2022 flood survivors is almost ready
The first site to supply new homes to survivors of the 2022 floods is almost ready near downtown Whitesburg. It’s the first of seven high ground housing sites designed to house a total of more than 500 families.
Saving the school
By Jennifer McDaniel For the Enterprise Renewed interest in saving the old Cumberland High School building has been generated in recent weeks with an online petition being shared to revitalize the once vibrant structure filled with both history and potential that has continued to fall into disrepair over the years. Graduates and community members […] The post Saving the school appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Showers return to start March
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We are tracking wet and gloomy conditions to kick off the new month. However, some improvements are on the way for the weekend. Scattered showers will stick around tonight. It will not rain all night, but off-and-on showers are likely. Lows fall into the mid-40s under a mostly cloudy sky.
FEMA Awards Kentucky Department of Education More Than $1.1 Million to Restore Knott County Area Technology Center
FEMA has approved $1,142,754 in federal funding to The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for damage caused by the July 2022 floods in Eastern Kentucky. During the incident period, severe storms, heavy rain, and flooding caused overland surface flood waters to enter the Knott County Area Technology Center through doors and windows. Standing water remained in KDE facilities for approximately 10 days.