Bethany, KY

Fourth of July Celebration

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Magoffin Co. Youth Baseball/Softball League. Taught by Jessica Salyer with Art Positive Project, Inc. – Salyersville DAV Chapter 15 Flag Raising Ceremony. Located at Veterans’ Memorial in Ramey Memorial Park. 1:00 p.m. – Fourth of July Parade. ATVs allowed to ride...
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Lady Hornets to open season at Lawrence County

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is scheduled to open the 2022 high school volleyball season at Lawrence County on Monday, Aug. 15. High school volleyball teams from throughout the state are slated to compete in season openers in mid-August. Magoffin County and Lawrence County are former 57th District rivals. Currently,...
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Opponents from four classes fill Hornets’ schedule

SALYERSVILLE — Opponents from four of the state’s six classes will remain on Magoffin County’s schedule in the 2022 high school football season. The Hornets’ 2022 schedule includes opponents from Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A. Magoffin County competes in Class 3A, District...

Magoffin County-Prestonsburg opener scheduled for hoops season

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is slated to tip off the 2022-23 girls’ high school basketball season on the road in neighboring Floyd County at Prestonsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Longtime rivals from neighboring districts, Magoffin County and Prestonsburg met twice during the 2021-22 girls’ high school basketball season....

What options do I have other than abortion? Local resources and services

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The overturning of Roe v. Wade caused Kentucky’s trigger law to go into effect…which now makes abortions illegal in Kentucky. “What it really means in Kentucky is it basically just fortifies what the state has already determined. It’s not a constitutional right,” said Pregnancy Support Center’s Executive Director Don Fricks.

Clay City Firehouse Undergoes Repairs

At their last meeting the Clay City Council approved a bid from R & R Vinyl Siding to do some much needed work to the Clay City Firehouse. Richard and Tyler Robbins stood on ladders in the heat to replace gutters, fascia, soffits and wood. The Fire Department also plans to begin some renovations inside the firehouse. CCFD would like to thank he Mayor Bobby Carmichael and their supporters in the Clay City Community. The department is growing every day thanks to support and donations from the community.


David Wayne Hall, 56, widower of Kimberly Burton Hall, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. He was born November 10, 1965 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to the late David Lee and Faye Laverne Agee Hall. Survivors include, son, David Michael Hall; daughter-in-law, Andreya Hall; sister, Priscilla (Larry)...

Eastern Kentucky ambulance service closes down

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One Eastern Kentucky ambulance service has announced that it is closing its doors. In a Monday afternoon Facebook post, Watts-Caney Fire & Rescue officials announced that the Watts-Caney Ambulance service is closing down. Officials with the department say that they are closing down because the...

Breathitt Co. deputy shoots suspect twice. KSP investigating.

Kentucky State Police is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Breathitt County. The shooting occurred Friday afternoon on Hwy 378 in the Vancleve community, about seven miles north of Jackson. The suspect, state police said, was shot twice and airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. The deputy involved...

PCC to open season versus upstart Buckhorn

HAZARD — Reigning 14th Region champion Perry Central is set to open the 2022 boys' high school soccer season versus upstart Buckhorn on Monday, Aug. 8. The Commodores, under the direction of Coach Ray Fletcher, compiled a 14-6-2 record in the 2021 boys' high school soccer season. Perry County Central captured the 53rd Region and 14th Region titles in 2021.

Evelyn MacPherson

Evelyn MacPherson age 95 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Paintsville ARH Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born February 06, 1927 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Hargis and Alene Blazer Arnett. Survived by one son, Angus (Kelly) MacPherson of Dixon, California, one brother,...

Salyersville Independent

The City of Salyersville and the Magoffin Co. Judge and Fiscal Court present Friday, July 1, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. -Opening of...

Rebecca Couch

Rebecca Diane Couch age 38 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born September 09, 1983 in Harland, Kentucky to the late Vernon Couch and the late Tammy Cornett. Survived by her husband, Kenny Scott, one son, Austin Ryan Couch of...

Henry Turner

Henry Turner of Booneville, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Marcum Wallace Medical Center in Irvine after a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Dave and Evalee Raleigh Turner. He and his wife, Barbara Sue Mayes Turner, would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was a member of the Fish Creek Bible Church. A military veteran, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of Owsley County High School, Lee’s Junior College and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a retired history and social studies teacher, beginning his career at Wolfe County and Owsley County high schools and finishing at Breathitt County High School, where he taught for approximately 20 years. He was an avid gardener, who shared his bounty with family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who wanted or needed it. He also farmed and helped his brothers farm. He loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds. He was a sports fan, especially of University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds baseball teams and Owsley County Owls basketball, particularly watching his son Michael and granddaughter Mika play. In his younger years, he loved fishing. He loved children, most especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life. He was a 40 plus-year member of the Owsley County Lions Club, where he served in many positions including president; a former member of the Owsley County Board of Education; a member of the Middle Kentucky Community Action Agency board of directors; and the Owsley County Retired Teachers. In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Rosalind Turner of Harrodsburg and Michele Turner of Booneville; one son, Michael David Turner of Booneville, an honorary daughter and sister-in-law, Bessie Mayes Turner of Springboro, Ohio; two brothers, James William Turner and Cale Turner, both of Booneville; four sisters, Rachel Turner Stamper of Beattyville; Molly Turner, Mary Elizabeth Turner and Martha Ruth Turner, all of Booneville; two granddaughters, Mika Turner and Shania Turner, both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Elliott, Sigel, Raleigh and Leonard Turner and a sister Wanda Noel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at 12 p.m., at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home wiht Daniel McIntosh, pastor of Fish Creek School Church, with assistance from Terry Mathis, former Fish Creek pastor officiating. Pallbearers were David Thomas Noel and Patrick Noel, both of Tennessee; Christopher Noel of Lexington; David Wayne Turner of Springboro, OH; Bob (Brother Bob) Mayes of Booneville; Joe (Little Joe) McIntosh of Beattyville; Mika Turner of Lexington; and James Shouse and Charlie Shouse, both of Booneville. Honorary pallbearers were Howard and Daphne Mayes, of Booneville; Bob and Carolyn Mayes of Booneville; Eugene Turner of Richmond; Silas Turner of Jackson; Mose Turner of Jackson; Clint Turner of Newport, Ed Raleigh (double first cousin) of Jackson; Deron Mays of Booneville; Kaylee Turner of Booneville; Bob Smith of Booneville; and Larry Mayes of Winchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owsley County Lion’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o President Cale Turner, Box 514, Booneville, KY 41314 or to the Fish Creek Bible Church, c/o Treasurer Mary E. Turner, 2308 Fish Creek Scholar Road, Booneville, KY 41314. Paid Obit.

UK to offer workshops to help forest managers battle climate change, improve ecosystems’ response

Improving ecosystems’ response to climate change presents a major challenge to the state’s natural resource managers and landowners. The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Forestry is helping woodland owners face these challenges with a series of July workshops focused on developing and executing management approaches.

Heavy rain, gusty winds possible as cold front moves through

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms stick around to close out the weekend. Some storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue into tonight. Low temperatures fall into the mid-60s. A Level 1 Marginal risk of severe weather is in place for the entire region. The overall threat of severe weather is low, but a few storms could pack a punch with heavy rain and gusty winds.