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Husband and wife charged with stealing from dead woman’s home

SITKA, Ky. — A Johnson County man and woman are in jail on burglary and other charges, after deputies reportedly found them with items taken from a dead woman’s home. The sheriff’s office had been contacted about people in a car with a cargo trailer burglarizing a Sitka home Saturday and Sunday. After a tip, deputies found the car and trailer at a nearby home on Sunday.
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Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton

Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton age 73 of Flat Gap Kentucky, formerly of Van Lear, Kentucky, passed away May 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Allen was born on December 31, 1948 in Johnson County Kentucky, to the late George and Clestina Ward Clifton.
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Grant to Fund Improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and restroom facilities and the repaving of an access road, Beshear said in a statement.

Listen: Dispatcher stays on 3-hour 911 call until man found in Denver

DENVER (KDVR) – In a city as large as Denver, 911 dispatchers deal with thousands of calls every day. But any dispatcher will tell you there are certain calls that stick with them. For Asisha Milton, that call came in April of 2021, and it came from nearly 800...

Pikeville Medical Center introduces students to potential career paths

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The recruitment team from Pikeville Medical Center just wrapped a program focused on bringing the future generations into the future of healthcare. Pikeville High School students were part of an assembly Tuesday, during which recruiters from PMC dived into some of the open positions at the hospital facilities and how the job openings often look different than some might expect. Highlighting some of the certified positions, tuition assistance, sign-on bonuses and more, the assembly brought the students into the mix to hear what is possible through the regional employer.

Shirley Ann (Dillon) Maynard

Shirley Ann Maynard, age 76, of Prestonsburg, KY, wife of John Maynard, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was born April 28, 1946, in Prestonsburg, KY, a daughter of the late John and Flara Carr Dillon. She was a homemaker. Funeral service...

Hatfield & McCoy Homecoming Festival will help preserve history

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Hatfield and McCoy families settled their famous feud by signing a truce nearly 20 years ago. That was the last time both families came together for a reunion festival. Now, there is a renewed energy in preserving the feud’s history and the Hatfield & McCoy Homecoming Festival will reunite the families once again.

6-year-old boy drowned in Red Lick Creek Sunday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the apparent drowning of a Madison County boy who had been fishing with his family on Sunday. Officers responded after a call was received shortly after 8 p.m. (EDT) by Kentucky...


Aircraft—November…7…3…2…8…Golf…departing runway 2…1…to the north. Unicom—No other reported traffic…Have a safe trip…. Learning to fly an airplane is not hard to do, it just requires a desire to learn and special training. Managing airspeed and controlling the airplane is what it’s all about. All airplanes have specific characteristics pertaining to the type of plane it is, all airplanes fly a little differently, but the basic principle is this: an aircraft will remain stable and fly at a fast enough speed or an aircraft will become unstable and fall out of the sky without enough speed. The pilot’s responsibility is to know those speeds and recognize warning signs and be ready to react to maintain control of the aircraft.

2-month child porn investigation ends in arrest

FLOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — A two-month-long investigation into a child porn case leads to an arrest in Floyd County. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, they say, Austin Bailey, 29 of Harold, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Act with a Minor. Bailey is being […]

Floyd man charged with child porn possession

HAROLD, Ky. — A Floyd County man has been indicted on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. Austin Bailey, 28, of Harold, is charged with 10 counts of possessing child porn. Court records indicate the victim is between the ages of 12 and 18. Bailey was arrested Monday by...

New innovative hiking trail coming to Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, KY (WOWK) — A new hiking trail that will appeal to all skill levels is coming to Pikeville. The “Real McCoy Trail” is a five-mile trail that begins and ends at Bob Amos Park, according to the Director of Outdoor Recreation with the Pikeville City Tourism. They say the trail will feature no backtracking […]

Shelby Valley upends East Ridge in 59th District

JENKINS — It was do or die. In the end, Shelby Valley picked up a 10-4 win over East Ridge in the opening round of the 59th District Tournament at East Ridge. With the win, Shelby Valley advances to the 59th District championship; the game is scheduled to take place Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. at Jenkins. The Wildcats will take on the winner of the Pikeville/Jenkins game.