Knott County,

Three Arrested for Heroin

Salyersville Police arrested Knott County man and two people from central Kentucky over the weekend, on charges of importing heroin. 37 Year old Ryan Van Sexton, 30 year old Travis Kyle Rossand and 30 year old Tiffany Shanea Brown were traveling together in a car around 6 a.m. Saturday, when an officer pulled them over after reportedly witnessing Sexton toss something out of the car. As the officer questioned them, Brown told the officer that Sexton gave her bags of heroin and told her to hide them in a body cavity so they wouldn’t be caught. When she tried to retrieve them, one of the bags ruptured and she was sent to a hospital for treatment before being taken to jail. All three were arrested for importing heroin and various other charges. They remain in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.
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Three charged with importing heroin

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — Salyersville Police arrested Knott County man and two people from central Kentucky over the weekend, on charges of importing heroin. Ryan Van Sexton, 37, of Garner, and Travis Kyle Ross, 30, and Tiffany Shanea Brown, 30, both of Georgetown, were traveling together in a car on Route 114 east of Salyersville around 6 a.m. Saturday, when an officer pulled them over after reportedly witnessing Sexton toss something out of the car.
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Two Lexington Gas Stations Robbed at Gunpoint

Lexington police are searching for the man they say robbed two gas stations at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. The first incident happened at 1:24 a.m. at the Thornton’s on Georgetown Road. The clerk told police a man walked in with a gun and demanded money. He fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. Less than 20 minutes later, police say a man showed up at the Speedway on Leestown Road. The clerk there says the suspect also had a gun and demanded money. The man got away with the cash register drawer, before firing shots into the air outside the gas station. Police say no one was hurt and no buildings were hit with bullets in either case. They do believe the two incidents are connected, and are working to comb through surveillance footage of each. Police ask anyone with information to contact them.
Manchester, KYWTVQ

Concrete intersection project to affect U.S. 25E in Bell County June 21

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drivers should be aware of a concrete intersection project on U.S. 25E, milepoint 14.2 in Bell County will begin Monday, June 21. The project is located at the intersection of U.S. 25E and KY 2015/Tennessee Avenue in Pineville. It consists of removing existing asphalt pavement and placing new concrete pavement.
Clay County,

Portion of US-421 in Clay County planned to be closed June 17th

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials are recommending drivers find an alternate route Thursday morning in Clay County along US 421 in Manchester. The closure/detour is expected to be in effect until November 2021. The construction is planned to be between mile point 16, the intersection between...

Another perfect day on the way, cooler trend continues

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It could be a cool start for some across the mountains this morning, but sunshine will warm us back up nicely later. If we could keep the forecast we had yesterday and will have today and tomorrow all year long, you would not hear a single complaint from me. Some spots could wake up in the mid-50s before we head back into the mid to upper 70s this afternoon.

HCTC giving former students a second chance at college

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is bringing back its Forge Your Way Forward debt relief program. “This program helps students get back onto their educational pathway,” said HCTC President and CEO Dr. Jennifer Lindon. Lindon said the college is using its own funds for...

Jenkins student hits the bullseye, bringing home world archery championship

JENKINS, Ky. (WYMT) - Jenkins Independent fifth-grader Kimber Collins is aiming for success. And she is consistently hitting the bullseye. Collins brought a national archery championship to her Letcher County hometown earlier this year. But she was not content with being a national champion, so she set her sites on a world championship.
Williamstown, KYGrant County News

Hazard man faces multiple drug charges

A Hazard man faces drug charges after Williamstown Police were called to Dollar General on Barnes Road due to an unresponsive male subject. Derek Smith was found lying on the ground next to a vehicle on June 12 in Williamstown. Smith later died via overdose at the hospital that night.
Knott County, KYWTVQ

UPDATE: Knott County hires new school superintendent

HINDMAN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Acting Knott County Schools Superintendent Brent Hoover was named to the post permanently by the Knott County Board of Education on Monday, June 14, 2021, according to a post on the school district’s Facebook page. Hoover received a four-year contract that takes effect July 1, 2021.

Spring weather returns to the mountains, sunny stretch of days ahead

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Did someone say refreshing? Because that is what the next few days will be. I’ve been looking forward to this forecast since it started showing up on the models last week. We’re in the last days of spring. It needs to feel like it! You couldn’t ask for a more perfect forecast than today. After some patchy morning fog, look for mostly sunny skies, dewpoints in the 50s and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for daytime highs.

Floyd Pinyerd Jr., buried at Littcarr

Floyd Pinyerd Jr., 82, of Jeremiah, died Friday, June 4, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Ohio to the late Raymond Pinyerd and Gertrude Riffle, he was the father of the late Jack Pinyerd. Mr. Pinyerd had worked for Scotts Chemical Co., the Letcher County Road Dept., and...

Golden Eagles can’t close door on Bulldogs

MOREHEAD — Johnson Central was two outs away from advancing in the KHSAA Baseball State Tournament’s final eight. Hazard’s season looked like it was coming to a close as the Bulldogs trailed 2-0 in the top of the seventh inning. Two outs and the Bulldogs’ season would be over. But...

Obituary for Mark Grubb, 63

Mark Grubb, 63, of Manchester, KY, passed away Sunday, June 13th, at the Advent Health Hospital in Manchester. Mark was born in Knox County, KY on March 2, 1958, a son of the late Leo and Marie Jackson Grubb. He is survived by his wife, Abbie Stanley Grubb; and his...
Perry County, KYPortsmouth Times

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled a defiant Larry Householder, the indicted Republican ex-speaker, in a bipartisan vote Wednesday, invoking their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted 75-21 to remove Householder, of Perry County, approving a...