Bethanna, KY

Safety concern temporarily closes Martin Post Office

MARTIN, KY (WOWK) – Residents of Martin, Kentucky will have to head to the town of Allen to get their mail, according to the United States Postal Service. The Martin Fire Department says operations at the Martin Post Office have been temporarily relocated to the Allen Post Office as a safety precaution. Fire department officials […]
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Prestonsburg store brings art, agriculture to city streets

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Mountain Muse is hoping to add some color and flavor to the streets of downtown Prestonsburg. Heather Owens, owner of the Star City business, recently placed some summer fun installations outside of the store. “I had some extra left over from [my son’s] half-birthday party....

Rainbow Bridge 5K raises $16K for animal shelter

Floyd County came one step closer to realizing the dream of a new animal shelter, as the first-ever Rainbow Bridge 5K Run/Walk was held June 18 in Prestonsburg. Money raised during the event will go towards the construction of a new animal shelter in Floyd County. The event featured food vendors, live music and an auction.

Floyd Co Sex Offender Arrested Again

A Floyd Co man has been arrested after failure to comply with his sex offender registration. According to reports, 59 year-old Larry Martin of Prestonsburg, was charged back in 2021 of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12. He pleaded guilty in February to a lesser charge of unlawful transaction with a minor and was sentenced to time served, but required to register as a sex offender for the next 20 years. Martin was arrested this past Monday and was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration. There has been no information released on how he allegedly failed to comply with his sex offender registry, but he was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.

Matt Tackett named president of Southern Economic Development Council

— The Southern Economic Development Center (SEDC), North America’s oldest and largest professional association for economic development, named Morehead State University alumnus Matt Tackett (Class of 2005, 2007) its president. He will be replacing retiring president Gene Stinson and implementing the organization’s mission to provide information, guidance, and leadership to the American South’s economic development practitioners.

Some areas of Eastern Kentucky cashing in on summer tourism

LOUISA, Ky. (WCHS) — Two towns in Eastern Kentucky are trying to capitalize on summer tourism. Lawrence County is bringing back inflatables at The Cove after a two year absence due to Covid, and Dewey Lagoon in Prestonsburg has inflatables and a beach at Jenny Wiley State Park. The...

Man Arrested After Allegedly Violating Sex Offender Registry

A man out of Floyd County, who had reached a plea deal in a sex abuse case earlier this year, was arrested again on Monday. 59-year-old Larry Martin, who was living in Salyersville, is now listed as a resident of Prestonsburg. He was charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 back in 2021. In February, he pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor. He was sentenced to time in prison, but was required to register as a sex offender for the next 20-years.

July 4th Fireworks Display Setup Is Underway

Now, an update from the City of Prestonsburg Fire Department:. The countdown has started for our annual July 4th Fireworks Display. Please be aware we are in the setup process and will be moving items and equipment on the roadway via side by sides and trailers. Please be courteous and cautious as our safety is a vital part of the setup process. Thank you for your understanding and help with this matter. We hope you plan to enjoy this display with us. We will share more information as we get closer to the shoot date.

Prestonsburg to have baseball/softball fields turfed

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The 15th Region may have found a permanent home for their baseball and softball tournaments. According to Prestonsburg mayor Les Stapleton, the baseball and softball fields at Stonecrest Golf Course will have their infields turfed. With the move, the city hopes to make the complex a permanent home for the 15th Region baseball and softball tournaments.

KSP: Inmates escape work release

Kentucky State Police are seeking information to help bring two escapees from the Pike County Detention Center’s work release program. According to a statement from Kentucky State Police, on June 16, inmates Logan Hall, 30, of Mousie in Knott County, and Larry Foster, 42, of Antioch Church Road, Burnside, walked away from work release while working near Power Drive in Coal Run.

First-ever Jim Matney Youth Camp

Jim Matney’s legacy will continue on in yet another aspect, with the first-ever Jim Matney Youth Sports Camp. The camp, aimed towards kids from grades K-6 is designed to teach fundamentals of football and wrestling, the two sports Matney was known for in his career as the head coach of each sport.

Storm system downs trees, cuts power in Floyd County

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the region on Friday afternoon, June 17, leaving some in Floyd and surrounding counties with significant damage and others without power. Several downed trees littered the old Floyd County Courthouse, home of the Floyd County Fiscal Court as well as several other county offices. Floyd, Johnson,...

Tommy May

Julian “Tommy” Thomas May, age 88, of Allen, KY husband of Maudie Ruth Cecil May, died Monday, June 20, 2022, in the Saint Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born March 02, 1934, in Harold, KY. He was the son of the late Joe I. May and Lida Bush May. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a US Army Veteran and a businessman in charge of collections.

Appalachian News-Express mourns loss of Danny Coleman

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A man instrumental in promoting several newspapers around the region has died. The Appalachian News-Express reports its Regional Advertising Director, Danny Coleman, died Monday, June 20 at the age of 51. Coleman lived in Belfry and worked in the newspaper business for more than one decade...