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Police warn of fake money scheme

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) - Investigators are warning businesses to be aware of a counterfeit money scam. Olive Hill police say three suspects are involved in a scam where they’ve gone into businesses and used $500 worth of fake 20-dollar-bills to purchase pre-paid credit cards. Police say the secret...
OLIVE HILL, KY
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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Johnson County Fiscal Court is hosting, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District,an informational in-person and virtual public meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) for the Section 202 City of Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky Flood Risk Management Project. USACE has developed an Engineering Document Report (EDR) to supplement the approved Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed flood risk management improvements for the City of Paintsville and Johnson County, Kentucky. The EDR includes design revisions to the authorized DPR Recommended Plan and provides an integrated Supplemental Environmental Analysis (SEA), which describes the potential environmental effects resulting from the proposed changes. The EDR with integrated SEA can be viewed by visitinghttps://go.usa.gov/xJFqW.During the meeting,USACE will provide a project update and presentation on the proposed supplement to the DPR Recommended Plan as described in the EDR. USACE will also explain the potential impacts as documented in the SEA and facilitate public comments on the proposed action.Louisville District staff will also be available to answer any questions about the project following the presentation.Public input is critical for this process.
JOHNSON COUNTY, KY
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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...
CANEY, KY
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Businesses on high alert; police warn of fake money scheme

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) - Investigators are warning businesses to be aware of a counterfeit money scheme. Olive Hill police say three suspects are involved in a scheme where they’ve gone into businesses and used $500 worth of fake $20 bills to purchase pre-paid credit cards. Police say the...
OLIVE HILL, KY
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Protesters gather in Morehead

Protesters gathered in Morehead Sunday, joining thousands taking to the streets across the country, as millions of people continue to express their anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. Since Friday, all abortions that do not threaten the life of the patient are banned...
MOREHEAD, KY
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Final plea in meth conspiracy

The final defendant in a federal methamphetamine conspiracy case has entered a guilty plea. According to reports, on June 17, 38 year-old Ned Davis of Paintsville, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Davon Blackford, 41, of Lexington and Megan Stacy, 28 Swamp Branch have also pleaded guily to the same charge. Between March 2021 and Dec. 3, Ned Davis developed a relationship with a methamphetamine supplier and obtained 500 grams or more of the drug and distributed throughout the Johnson Co area.
PAINTSVILLE, KY
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Christmas for kids charity shoots hole in one

The Paintsville Golf Course alongside the Christmas for Kids of Kentucky charity, hosted the first Paul Greiner Memorial Scramble this past Saturday, June 25. According to organizers of the event, they hosted approximately 80 golfers, who all participated in donating, along with many businesses that sponsored the event, with many friends and family members who chipped in with support, all of which will be applied to the charity’s Chrisitmas for Kids event set for Dec. 10.
PAINTSVILLE, KY

As Covid-19 Wanes, Some Changes to Rural Hospitals Remain

At one point during the pandemic, St. Claire Regional HealthCare system in Morehead, Kentucky, had four temporary ICU units outside its main hospital to help with the surge of people needing care for Covid-19. Like other rural hospitals, St. Claire Regional had to adapt to handle the influx of patients, CEO Donald Lloyd said.
MOREHEAD, KY
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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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Paintsville Little League Continues District Tournament Play. 8u Champions

The Paintsville Little League All-Stars continue their District Tournament play @ StoneCrest Park in Prestonsburg last night (6-27-2022). * Congratulations to the 8u Team, who defeated Morgan County in the Championship Game, to go undefeated in the Tournament and will now advance to the State Little League Tournament. * (11u...
PRESTONSBURG, KY
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Trial for accused doctor delayed until February

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The federal drug and fraud trial of a Paintsville doctor has been delayed for seven months. Dr. Loey Kousa was indicted back in April on five counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, two counts of health care fraud, and two counts of making false statements. He is accused of unnecessarily prescribing opioids to patients, then requiring them to undergo medically unnecessary tests and lying about them on health records.
PAINTSVILLE, KY
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ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Ava Grace Hyden

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Monday’s ARH Mountain Student Achiever was Ava Grace Hyden. Ava was a senior at Paintsville High School and graduated with a 4.3 GPA. Ava played on both the basketball and soccer team, was an all A Honor Student all four years of high school and was a member of the National Honor Society.
HAZARD, KY
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Football Set for July Prospect Camp

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State football will hold its second prospect camp of the summer on Sunday, July 24. The camp is open to all graduates in the 2023, 2024 and 2025 classes. Cost of the camp is $65 for pre-registration or $70 for day-of registration. Registration begins at 12:30...
MOREHEAD, KY
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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.
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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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Vickie Blackburn Callahan

Vickie Blackburn Callahan, age 61 of Van Lear, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Born August 15, 1960 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Tom Blackburn and Estalene Hatfield Blackburn. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers: Michael Keith Blackburn and Charles Ed Blackburn; one grandson, Chaz Thomas Hollan.
VAN LEAR, KY
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Ricky Eli Castle

Ricky Eli Castle, 66, Silver Lake, passed away on June 26, 2022 at home. The son of Wilbur “Web” Castle and Virgie (Blevins) Castle, Ricky was born November 30, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky. After graduating in 1973 from Johnson Central High School in Paintsville, Ricky became a professional...
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