Buskirk, KY

Ella (Fletcher) Stepp

Ella Stepp, age 75, of Inez, KY passed away May 24, 2022 at her residence. She was born March 27, 1947 in Martin County, KY to the late Tommy and Nora Sesco Fletcher. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11 AM at Vineyard United Baptist Church with Richard “Doc” Maynard and David Bowens officiating. Burial will follow at the Bowens Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church on Wednesday beginning at 5 PM and all day Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.
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KSP investigating shooting death in Pike County

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Monday, officials with the Kentucky State Police in Pikeville got a call about a shooting in Pike County. According to a release from KSP, investigators responded to a home near Elkhorn Creek and found two men had been shot. Troopers said the initial investigation...

Logan County resident marks 107th birthday

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Logan County World War II veteran who worked for decades as a coal miner observed a landmark birthday on Tuesday. Gilbert Lee Johnson of Omar turned 107, family members said. Born in Wytheville, Va., in 1915, Johnson moved to Nolan in Mingo County...

Kentucky Police search for missing man

HAROLD, KY (WOWK) — Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing person in Floyd County. KSP Post 9 in Pikeville reports that Gordon McKinney, 54 years old, was last seen in the Harold community in Floyd County on May 9. McKinney is 5’8″ tall, weighs 210 lbs., and has brown hair and blue eyes. […]

Pike County man arrested after fatally shooting brother

On Monday, Kentucky State Police in Pikeville received a complaint concerning a shooting in Pike County. According to a KSP press release, investigators responded to a residence near Elkhorn Creek and discovered two individuals who had been shot. The initial investigation revealed that a disagreement between Cody Cantrell and his...

Kentucky man charged in shooting death of his brother

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WCHS) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother Monday in Pike County, Kentucky, troopers said. Cody Cantrell, 36, of Elkhorn City is accused of fatally shooting his brother, Adam, during an altercation among family members, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

Former Man utility clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement

MAN, W.Va. — A former Logan County utility clerk has been given probation and ordered to pay restitution for funds she failed to deposit in the town’s bank account, the state auditor’s office said. Sherry Sansom, 51, pleaded guilty to falsifying accounts related to theft from utility...
US News and World Report

WVa Mine Where Worker Died Did Not Follow Safety Procedures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health...

Kentucky State Police Investigates Missing Person in Floyd County

The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post is asking for the public’s assistance as part of an ongoing missing person investigation. KSP Post 9 was contacted on May 12, 2022, in reference to a missing Floyd County man. The initial investigation indicated that Gordon McKinney, 54 years old of Harold, KY, was last seen on May 09, 2022 in the Harold community of Floyd County. He is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 210 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.

Elkhorn City man charged with killing brother

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. — An Elkhorn City man has been charged with murder, after being accused of shooting and killing his brother in an argument. It all happened on Monday, when Cody Cantrell, 36, was involved in an altercation with his father, which resulted in the father sustaining a visible injury to his face. That incident led to an argument with his brother, Adam Cantrell.

Kentucky State Police currently investigating case of missing Floyd County man

Kentucky State Police are currently asking the public for information on an ongoing missing person investigation in Floyd County. Post 9 in Pikeville was contacted on May 12th in regarding a missing person, according to a statement from KSP. The initial investigation indicated that Gordon McKinney, 54 of Harold, was last seen on May 9th in Harold.
Metro News

Aaron Henry pitches and hits Wahama to regional title, 5-1 at Man

MAN, W.Va. — Aaron Henry hit a two-run home run and tossed 6 and 2/3 innings of one-run baseball to lift Wahama to the Class A Region IV title, 5-1 at Man. The No. 3 White Falcons (24-6) are headed to the state tournament for the first time since winning the title in 2016.
Williamson Daily News

Mingo County Schools adopts naloxone policy

WILLIAMSON — A policy that addresses the administration of “opioid antagonists” was adopted by the Mingo County Board of Education during its regular meeting Friday. Mingo County Schools Superintendent Johnny Branch said they had been asked by multiple people whether or not a policy was in place to allow the administration of naloxone in an emergency before the policy was placed on public review last month.

Reward offered for arson double homicide

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) — It has been nearly four years since the deaths of two Wayne County men in an arson fire, and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is hoping anyone with information might come forward to help solve these murders. On May 31, 2018, the bodies of William Copley and Robert […]

Man charged in brother’s murder

ELKHORN CITY, Ky (WSAZ) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder after shooting his brother, according to Kentucky State Police. The shooting happened on Monday, May 23 at a home on Elkhorn Creek, troopers say. The initial investigation indicates a fight between Cody Cantrell and his father...