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.

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.

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...

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.
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Sun forecast for Cawood — 3 ways to hit it head-on

(CAWOOD, KY) The forecast is calling for sun today in Cawood. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
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.
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...
Pennington Gap,

Ron and Jill Carson Receive Presidential Awards

Ron and Jill Carson received notice last week they were awarded President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2003 to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. This is the first time a couple has been given this award since its inception. Both Ron and Jill serve on or have served on several volunteer organizations with Ron serving on the 400 Years of African-American History Commission and Jill being active in several organizations including Virginia Organizing as well as being on the Town of Pennington Gap Town Council and Vice Mayor. The dynamic duo will also be serving as facilitators for a discussion on race relations with the House and Senate. Most notably they are the founders of the Appalachian African American Cultural Center in Pennington Gap. One thing is for sure, when there is a need they feel they can meet or fill, Ron and Jill Carson will always be ready to volunteer their time and help in any way they can.

Hazard baseball reaches state quarterfinals after 4-6 start

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Two years after falling in the quarterfinals, the Hazard Bulldogs are back in Whitaker Bank Ballpark seeking revenge. The Bulldogs were off to a slow start in 2021 with a 4-6 record. “We all just kept in our heads that no matter what the outcomes of...

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.