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Ridgeview's Hill winner of Bill Lane Award as SW Virginia's top male athlete

Cannon Hill does not take a lot of time off. With his schoolwork, family and the four sports he plays, the rising Ridgeview senior stays busy. “I don’t know if there is a day that I’m not actually doing something (athletically), except for the weekends,” Hill said. “And we do a lot of individual work on the weekends, so they’re usually busy, too.
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Ozark County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 14 Year Old Female

The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing 14 year old female. Haley Strain was last seen at 10:00 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at a residence in the Lick Creek area. Haley is 5’4″ tall, 110 lbs. with dark red hair. She has her belly button pierced, ears pierced and a possible nose ring.
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McAndrews, Ky., man indicted on DUI death charge

A McAndrews, Kentucky, man remains on bond following his indictment by the June 2022 Mingo County Grand Jury. In the true bill returned against him he was charged with DUI causing death along with three other charges. Nathan James Williams, 35, entered a plea of not guilty to that charge...

Police Searching For Jewelry Store Thief

Pikeville Police Officials are currently searching for a man who is believed to have stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry from the Kay Jewelers Store in Pikeville. The incident is said to have taken place on Wednesday. According to police, the man entered the Pikeville Commons shopping center...

Police Searching for Suspect in a Jewelry Store Robbery in Pikeville

The Pikeville Police Department is searching for a suspect that stole from a jewelry store. Police said the man walked into Kay Jewelers in Pikeville Wednesday afternoon. Reports say the man asked to see merchandise from a case and walked out with nearly $4,000 worth of jewelry. Police said he got into a gold or silver early 2000′s Toyota Camry. Police are looking for a white man, possibly in his 40′s, with brown and gray hair. If anyone has any information, you are asked to call 606-437-5511.

Pikeville Police seek public’s help nabbing jewelry thief

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pikeville Police are looking for a man who walked away with thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry on Wednesday, and they have released security camera images to aid in the search. Police say the man walked into Kay Jewelers in the Pikeville Commons shopping center...

Pound, Va. home blocked by coal mine runoff

POUND, Va. (WJHL) — An elderly person’s home is inaccessible after runoff from a coal mine that closed nearly 50 years ago filled a culvert in front of the home, Virginia Energy reports. The state agency has declared an abandoned mine emergency and hopes a contractor will be able to construct a new culvert and […]

Return of Magnolia Fair proves successful

Plans have been being made in the Town of Matewan to bring back the municipality’s longtime signature event — the Magnolia Fair — for more than a year. All of that effort paid off last week, town officials said. The previously defunct Magnolia Fair has been revived...

Judy Carol Epling Gibson

Judy Gibson 66 years of age of Pikeville passed away Wednesday June 22, 2022 at the University of Louisville Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1955 to the late Virgil and Geneva Robinson Epling. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Monday June 27, 2022 at the Hall and Jones...

SOAR Focus Summit day two wraps up

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Day 2 of the first Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit has wrapped up in Perry County. The event concluded around 3:00 p.m. with the announcement that SOAR, in its original format, will be in Pikeville October 19 and 20. Friday morning, SOAR officials hosted two...

Leslie Roberts

Leslie Roberts 53 years of age of Virgie passed away Wednesday June 22, 2022 at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was born June 9, 1969 to the late Bennie Roberts and Judy Damron Roberts of Sugarcamp. He was a member of the Little Hannah Old Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services...

Obituaries 6-24-22

Danny Gene Coleman Jr., 50, of Belfry, Ky., died unexpectedly, Monday, June 20, 2022. Danny was born in Williamson, July 18, 1971, the son of Emma J. Coleman, of Stone, Ky., and the late Danny “Coach” Coleman. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death...

Eula Faye Casey

Eula Faye Casey 81, of Phelps, Ky., passed away June 19, 2022. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen Casey. Two sons, Stevie Glen Casey, and Chad Eric Casey. Her parents, Otis, and Claudia Kellione. Son in law, Jeff Coleman. Sisters, Vivian Mounts, and Anna Ray Howard. Brothers, Cletis and Eugene Kellione.

New Driver Licensing Regional Office Open in Pikeville

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the opening of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Driver Licensing Regional Office in Pikeville. This will add a modern, secure licensing and credentialing services to customers. The office is located at 126 Trivette Drive. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can visit to schedule an appointment online.

Park officials remind folks of camping safety regarding local wildlife

BREAKS, Va. (WYMT) - As summer rolls around, state and national parks see more campers come and pitch a tent, but officials are reminding folks about bear-proofing your campground and how to be safe around all local fauna. “We’re definitely seeing an increase in bear-related incidents,” said Breaks Interstate Park...