Perry County,

Perry man convicted of kidnapping, cocaine charges

LONDON, Ky. — A Perry County man has been convicted of federal kidnapping and drug charges, following a five-day trial. Thomas Hamblin, 65, of Hazard, was indicted last July along with five other people. All of the other co-defendants entered guilty pleas in the case. According to testimony at trial,...
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Harlan County,

Sheriff’s office issues scam warning

The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an alert to make community members aware of a phone scam that is circulating in the Harlan County area. The Sheriff’s Office has received reports from local residents stating that they received a call from an individual claiming to be Deputy Stephen Davenport with the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office. The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office does not employ anybody by that name. The law enforcement impersonator implies that the person called has active warrants or unpaid fines and they can rectify the situation by sending payment with prepaid cards.
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First Appalachian Folk Night kicks off Wednesday evening

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The first Appalachian Folk Night kicked off Wednesday evening. The Appalachian Art Alliance makes the monthly event possible, and staff say there is plenty to do. Food like soup beans, cornbread and other relishes were up for grabs, and people could enjoy square dancing, free...
Lee County, VANorthern Virginia Daily

Anicira, volunteers help save 25 dogs from Lee County

Cate Lemmond and Melissa Gilligan were not prepared for what they found when dropping off supplies at a Lee County animal shelter on Friday. While giving them paper towels, soap, bleach, food, crates and toys, they found the shelter at capacity with dogs. With no more space in the kennels,...

Event info: Laurel Cove Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

The music is going to continue to burn the woods down at Laurel Cove Amphitheater in Pineville, KY in July and August with a double-header of shows each month. On July 9th and 10th we have two Kentucky song-writing masters on back to back nights, with the legendary Chris Knight (with a full band in tow) along with Tiffany Williams and Lance Rogers on Friday. The following night we have one of the Commonwealth’s most skilled mountain poets: Beatyville’s own Ian Noe, featuring support from Caleb Caudle and Laurel Lewis. Then on August 6th and 7th, we’ll be starting it off with a night of incendiary bluegrass music, with North Carolina’s Town Mountain headlining, with Wolfpen Branch and Cole Chaney in support. To cap the series off we welcome two of Cincinnati’s finest, our good friend and Oh Boy Recording Artist Arlo McKinley, with very special guest Jeremy Pinnell, in what is going to be a night of solid country gold.

“The most generous and kindest human being” : Community remembers beloved Captain Scott Virgil Hensley

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The community gathered Wednesday to remember the life of Captain Scott Virgil Hensley, who died on June 19th. Those who knew Hensley say he loved his family and his community. “A phrase that would describe Scott would be the most me would be the most generous and kindest human being I would ever or could ever know,” said Scott’s Brother Danny Hensley.
Clay County, KYWTVQ

Clay County mother, baby share fighting spirit, beat the odds

She was 6 months pregnant with her third child, so having a headache and fatigue wasn’t something that particularly concerned her. She was more focused on her 8-year-old son’s ear infection. Her vision started to blur, so she laid on the couch to take a nap. That’s the last thing she remembers.

Dry trend continues, temps start to climb

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It was an absolutely perfect day on Wednesday. Will we see that trend continue as we head toward the weekend?. You couldn’t beat the forecast yesterday. I didn’t want to come inside. I think today will be very similar, just a touch warmer and a little bit more humid. I don’t think it will be too bad, at least not yet. Look for sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s.

Warming up for the latter half of the week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After gorgeous conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll start to see the mercury really rise once again for the end of the work week. Another calm and quiet night expected around the mountains on this Wednesday night. We’ll see some slightly milder temperatures, however, as a high pressure slowly slinks off to the east. Lows tonight will still be nice though, ending up in the lower 60s.
Harlan County,

Revo Rally group visits count

Throughout the summer, Backroads of Appalachia is bringing motorized tourism to the streets of Harlan County, especially in the Tri-Cities. Revo Rally recently visited over the weekend, with locals telling the Enterprise it was great to get back out and spend time with each other and see their children sitting inside the exotic cars with smiles on their faces.
Perry County, KYWTVQ

KY 80 in Perry County to experience short delays June 29

JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists taking KY 80 in Perry County should expect short traffic stoppages and delays for utility work on Tuesday, June 29. At milepoint 8.299, the road will be closed for two 10-minute intervals starting at 10 a.m. for workers to install an overhead cable. The work will take place at the four-lane section of KY 80 between the KY 15/Hal Rogers Parkway interchange and the traffic signal at Justice Drive/Fitz Gilbert Drive.