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KSP Announces Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, has announced they will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations. The checkpoints are an effort to enforce traffic laws, especially seatbelt adherence, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. A complete list of traffic safety checkpoints location can be found at
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Ky. community looking for answers after flag stolen from veteran’s memorial

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Questions are being raised after an important part of a roadside makeshift veteran’s memorial in southern Kentucky was taken. Sgt. Glenn Stanfill was killed in 2004 when he was in a crash. The memorial was put up alongside the Hal Rogers Parkway in Manchester in his honor and memory, and now just recently they have had to replace the flag, not once, but twice.
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FDA advisors recommend updated COVID booster shots for Fall

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisors voted Tuesday it is time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants. ”There hasn’t been a huge uptake on that yet and I think it’s because the numbers...

Personal Tragedy Inspires Holly Howell’s Commitment to Serve

Even as a child, FNU alumni Holly Howell, MSN, CNM, knew she wanted to be a nurse. It was a not-so-subtle nudge that pushed her in the right direction. “At a very young age, I have a very vivid memory of my aunt, heavily pregnant, asking me to feel her belly, and the baby made a really large movement,” Howell said. “In my head, it’s still the largest movement I’ve ever felt from a baby. I was fascinated and intrigued by it. From then on, I knew that I wanted to work in the maternal-child field. I wanted to deliver babies. It was my end goal. I’m really proud of myself that I made it, and I’m doing it.”

Knox County Police Looking For Two Stolen Vehicles

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help finding two stolen vehicles. The first is a green Honda 420 Rancher ATV, stolen in the Gray area off Route 6 on Wednesday, June 22. The second is a 2016 Harley Davidson, stolen from Standard Avenue on Thursday, June 23. Anyone with information on either of these vehicles can call Knox County Dispatch at (606) 546-3510. Officials say all calls will be kept confidential.

Obituary for Ruby Hazel Parrott Graybeal (1924-2022)

Barbourville, Ky. – Ruby Hazel Parrott Graybeal, 98, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away June 26, 2022. Ruby was the daughter of Jim Tom Parrott and Lucy Etta Woolum Parrott born to them on March 4, 1924, in Bailey Switch, Knox County, Kentucky. Ruby will forever be remembered as a...

Farmers Markets Help Local Economy Grow

Local farmers markets are a major resource in communities across our region. The London Laurel County Farmers Market sets up every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the corner of South Main Street and Dixie Street. Local farmers set up to sell their clean and healthy fresh produce as well as locally made arts and crafts. Farmers markets help the local economy as well as healthy eating. For more information visit their Facebook page.

Teen reported missing in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A teenager has been reported missing out of Laurel County. According to the sheriff’s office, Maddison Schumaker was last seen Monday around 5 a.m. off Slate Lick Church Road, about two miles north of London. Deputies say the 13-year-old is about 5’6″ and...

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...

Police Searching For Stolen Vehicles In Knox County

Officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department are currently asking for the public’s assistance in finding two stolen vehicles. The first is a green Honda 420 Rancher ATV, which was stolen off of RT 6 in the Gray area on June 22nd. The second vehicle, a 2016 Harley Davidson, was stolen on Standard Avenue on Thursday, June 23rd.

PCC to open season versus upstart Buckhorn

HAZARD — Reigning 14th Region champion Perry Central is set to open the 2022 boys' high school soccer season versus upstart Buckhorn on Monday, Aug. 8. The Commodores, under the direction of Coach Ray Fletcher, compiled a 14-6-2 record in the 2021 boys' high school soccer season. Perry County Central captured the 53rd Region and 14th Region titles in 2021.