Big Laurel, KY

County discusses Coal Miner’s Memorial

During a recent meeting, the Harlan County Fiscal heard from city of Harlan Mayor Joe Meadors regarding some concerns about the Coal Miner’s Memorial monument that stands on the lawn of the Harlan County Courthouse. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley called on Meadors to address the court early in...
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How to keep your children safe from online harrassment

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The UNICEF foundation recently reported one out of three children in 30 countries have experienced cyberbullying. As the world moves online, predators have more opportunity to exploit children. “They can be victims of cyberbullying, a tendency to overshare private information about themselves and also there are...

Rain wraps up early, sunshine and comfortable temps return for a couple of days

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - While you may need your umbrella for a little while longer, you will be able to trade it for the sunglasses by this afternoon. The cold front will exit the region this morning, bringing clearing skies and cooler temperatures our way as we enter the final days of June. Highs will make their way into the low 80s this afternoon as the clouds give way to sunshine. Dew points will start to drop again too.

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.

Trio plead guilty to federal drug cases related to two overdose victims in Wise County

A trio of now-convicted drug dealers from Southwest Virginia pleaded guilty to supplying teenagers with pills laced with fentanyl. Paul Mason Perkins, 20, of Big Stone Gap, and Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, and Cheyenne Carrico, 20, both of Norton, now await sentencing in a federal case linked to drug conspiracy from a pressed pill operation based in California.
Kingsport Times-News

Jessie Lee Stidham, Sr.

STONEGA, VA - Jessie Lee Stidham, Sr., 85, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Norton Community Hospital. He was born in Keokee, Va. and lived most of his life in Stonega. Mr. Stidham was a coal miner with the Elrow Coal Company and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a devoted member of the Appalachia Pentecostal Church in Appalachia, Va.

Brief break from heat continues

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Continuing to watch our cold front move away from the mountains, helping usher in much cooler and drier air for the early part of the work week before hot air pushes back into the mountains. Tonight through Tomorrow Night. Partly cloudy skies turn mostly clear as...

VSP investigating inmate death at regional jail

DUFFIELD, Va. (WYMT) - State authorities are investigating an inmate’s death at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. The Virginia State Police said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office launched an investigation into the May 20 death of inmate Sherri D. Cook, 43 of Whitesburg, Kentucky.

MCCC brings ‘hope and recovery’ to Hindman

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - This week, a new center opened its doors in Knott County, hoping to fill a need for the people in the area. Glenda Shrum, president of the Knott Drug Abuse Council, said she and her colleagues worked for nearly a decade to bring intensive treatment to the area.
Kingsport Times-News

Grover McDavid

DUFFIELD, VA - Grover Cecil McDavid, 85, Duffield, VA passed away, Saturday, June 25, 2022, at NOVA Health and Rehab, Weber City, VA. Grover was born in Scott County, VA on April 17, 1937, and was the son of the late Robert and Myrtle (Durham) McDavid. He was retired from...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible this weekend, some could be strong

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible this weekend as a cold front sweeps into the area. Scattered showers and storms stick around into the evening; however, they will begin to fade away after the Sun sets. Another mild and muggy night is in store with lows falling into the upper-60s and lower-70s.
Kingsport Times-News

Wise County budget heads to final vote July 1

WISE — The Wise County 2022-23 draft budget drew few comments on Friday after a scheduled Board of Supervisors public hearing. Representatives of the Wise County school system and Frontier Health thanked the board for their funding in the budget, while county resident Walter Crouse said he was skeptical of the budget’s revenue projections due to national economic conditions.

Kentucky Office of Rural Health Seeks Applications for Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant

Hazard, Ky. (June 24, 2022) — The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) is accepting applications for its Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant, which will provide funding of up to $5,000 to nonprofit rural health care organizations and community-based organizations to create or enhance services for older adults — to help them age in place in rural Kentucky.
Kingsport Times-News

Nila Jane Gibson

BIG STONE GAP, VA - Nila Jane Gibson, 75, of Big Stone Gap, Virginia lost her battle with cancer on Friday, June 24, 2022 and went to be with the Lord. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm, Monday, June 27, 2022 at West End Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 am at the Glencoe Cemetery. For the complete obituary go to Roy A. Green Funeral Home is serving the Gibson family.