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Needville restaurant steps up to help Kentucky flood victims

NEEDVILLE – Volunteers from the gulf coast continued cleanup and recovery efforts in eastern Kentucky Tuesday, where the death toll stands at 37 after widespread flooding devastated the region. “I’m seeing flooding like I haven’t seen since 2016 when we got founded,” said Rob Gaudet, founder of the Cajun...
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Donations Headed to Eastern KY

County Judge Executive, Mike Anderson reports that all the donated items collected over the past week will be headed to Hazard this morning. Donations for the WC Middle School collection can be dropped off during the orientation today. The DAV and Monticello Baptist Tabernacle will have a bus to fill...
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KSP investigating fatal crash in Ages community

AGES, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in the Ages community of Harlan County Tuesday evening. According to a release from KSP, a man driving a black pickup on KY 38 left the road and went into a ditch. The man driving the...

Black Gold Festival still on track for September

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - One local festival committee is not letting flooding keep it down in 2022. The Black Gold Festival Committee posted on Facebook Tuesday evening that it is moving forward with the Black Gold Festival in September after speaking with city and county leaders. The committee said in...

Pigskin Previews 2022: Harlan County Black Bears

BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) - After missing the playoffs for the first time in program history, the Harlan County Black Bears are finding hope in the deep, dark hills. “I think we’re a better football team right now than we were at the end of the season last year,” said senior linebacker Josh Sergent. “We put in a new offense, we’ve changed a lot of things, we got some new players, we got some speed guys that can make some plays for us this year.”

Flood Watch continues into tonight, drier and calmer days ahead

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Just a little while longer and we will get a much-needed break for a little while. Hang in there. So far, we’ve managed to make it through the first day of the Flood Watch without any major issues. Let’s hope the same will be the case for day 2.

2 Lost Creek women missing; many roads remain flooded

HAZARD, Ky. (KT) – Two people are still reported missing due to the historic flooding that struck parts of eastern Kentucky late last month, according to Kentucky State Police, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a number of roads throughout the flood area remain closed. The missing persons are...
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NIOSH to offer free black lung screenings for coal miners

MORGANTOWN — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners through Friday, Aug. 12. Screenings will be provided through the NIOSH mobile testing unit at locations in Hazard and Pikeville, Kentucky. Call 1-888-480-4042 to schedule an appointment. The screenings...
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Commission approves request to donate cruisers to flood-affected agency

MADISON — The Boone County Commission approved a request from Sheriff Chad Barker to donate two cruisers to the Whitesburg Police Department in Kentucky, which lost its vehicles to the recent devastating floods. “They are one of the four counties that got hit really hard,” Barker said, explaining that...

Knott Central football player falls ill, dies after helping with flood cleanup

JEFF, Ky. (KT) - A Knott Central High School football player is being remembered for his kindness to others and love for Jesus after a tragic turn. Aaron “Mick” Crawford was helping victims of the southeastern Kentucky flooding for three days last week when he became ill. He passed away Friday at UK Hospital, four days after becoming sick, according to his mother, Ronda Crawford.

Louisville Water Company helping rebuild water infrastructure after flooding in Hazard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A team from the Louisville Water Company is helping parts of eastern Kentucky rebuild the water infrastructure that was damaged during flooding. The crew spent days surveying the hard-hit northeastern part of Hazard, Kentucky. They located and assessed broken or exposed water mains. They hope to help Hazard leaders plan the best and fastest ways to make repairs.

Golden Alert Cancelled For Missing Woman

A golden alert that was previously issued for a Knox County woman has been canceled after officials reported finding her safe. Elaine “Fro” Amburgey, of Flat Lick, who had previously been seen on August 5th, was found and returned safely on Monday evening.

Kentucky couple helps deliver hot meals to flood victims

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear says it will take months, even years, to recover and rebuild from the historic flooding. As the people of Eastern Kentucky work to rebuild, people are coming from across the country to help. Tyson Foods, out of Arkansas, came to Buckhorn, Ky. Monday to prepare hot meals for those who otherwise likely wouldn’t get one for a while.