Booneville, KY

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...
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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.
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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.

Talmadge Gale “TC” Cantrell

Talmadge Gale “TC” Cantrell, age 69, of Red Bush, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. TC was born October 6, 1952 in Morgan County, Kentucky, son of the late John Arnett Cantrell and Dixie Williams Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Delsie and “Jake” Delos King; two brothers, Terry Cantrell and Bill Cantrell; and one brother-in-law, Fred Wright.

They Ride to End Neurofibromatosis

Last Saturday, June 18, a veritable swarm of motorcyclists descended on Stanton in an effort to raise awareness for NF (Neurofibromatosis) Cancer in children. The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is the largest private fund dedicated to research for NF cancers in children. Its mission is four-part: funding drug research and providing patient and family support while raising public awareness and establishing practices in clinical care for those affected. Chapters and organizations are found in all 50 US states. One of many groups dedicated to ending childhood cancer we gladly welcome them on their 6th annual ride through our town. Stanton Fire Department provided and escort as riders passed through the city.

Obituary: Barry Allen Fields, 51

FIELDS Barry Allen Fields, 51, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home in Stanton, KY. He was born December 29, 1970 in Wilmington, DE to the late Elmer and Betty Harrison Fields. Survivors include brothers, Thomas Fields, Bryan (Amy) Fields, and Larry (Jennifer) Fields; sister, Lisa Manning; and several nieces and nephews. Services […] The post Obituary: Barry Allen Fields, 51 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Get to Know FNU’s New Chief Advancement Officer Bobbi Silver

On the surface, it is natural to assume that the role of an advancement officer is to raise money. It is true that fundraising is central to the position, but at its core, it is really about connecting and building relationships. “People give to people,” Frontier Nursing University Chief Advancement...

Buckhorn boys' soccer program to hold mandatory meeting

BUCKHORN — The Buckhorn School boys' soccer program will hold a mandatory meeting for players and parents in the library at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Any student-athlete interested in playing soccer for Buckhorn in the 2022 season should attend the meeting. Pertinent information will be discussed throughout...

25th Annual Stringbean Bluegrass Festival Wraps Up In Jackson County

The Stringbean Bluegrass Festival in Tyner wrapped up over the weekend. The festival kicked off Thursday and concluded on Saturday. For 25 years the festival has been showcasing local and out-of-state bluegrass performers. The festival was created by Phillip Akemon in memory of his uncle, David “Stringbean” Akemon, a banjo picker who made a name for himself in the bluegrass music world on the show Hee Haw. Akemon said, through this festival, he hopes bluegrass music can live on through the younger generations. Akemon added he hopes the memory of his uncle Stringbean can remind other bluegrass artists who hit the festival stage that anything is possible. Akemon said the event brought in performers from California, Texas and Arkansas, as well as several local performers from right here in the region.

The 25th annual Stringbean Bluegrass Festival takes place in Jackson County

TYNER, Ky. (WYMT) - For 25 years, the Stringbean Bluegrass Festival in Tyner has been showcasing local and out-of-state bluegrass performers. “It’s just something that’s really good for this community and you know, to kind of come together around this music and everything and just to be a part of that and its just really special and really important,” said Derrick Shepherd, one of the performers at the festival.

Travis Merrill

Travis was born October 15, 1933, in Irvine, Kentucky. No services have been scheduled at this time. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Merrill family.

One more hot day before cold front brings brief relief

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Hang in there a little longer. After today, we should get a break from breaking temperature records, at least for now. It’s another muggy morning and it looks to be another hot day overall. We’re on track to break the record high at NWS Jackson for the 4th day in a row this afternoon as highs climb back into the mid-90s once again. The difference with today is we have some better chances for a few scattered storms later. Scattered is the key word there. Most of us will likely stay dry. We definitely need some rain though, so for those of you lucky enough to get some, take it.