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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...
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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.
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Wesley Christian School resurrects basketball program

ALLEN, Ky. (WYMT) - After a two season layoff, the Wesley Christian School is bringing back their basketball program. No longer financed by Nike, the Circuit Riders will be starting from scratch. Even with the challenges, Shawn Ward is not backing down from competing against the best. “This year, everyone...
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KSP investigating car vs. train accident in eastern Ky.

Kentucky State Police is investigating a car vs. train crash in eastern Kentucky. The accident happened Monday morning at approximately 11:15 in the Allen community in Floyd County. The man occupying the passenger car that was struck by the CSX train was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening...
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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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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.
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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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Henry Turner

Henry Turner of Booneville, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Marcum Wallace Medical Center in Irvine after a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Dave and Evalee Raleigh Turner. He and his wife, Barbara Sue Mayes Turner, would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was a member of the Fish Creek Bible Church. A military veteran, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of Owsley County High School, Lee’s Junior College and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a retired history and social studies teacher, beginning his career at Wolfe County and Owsley County high schools and finishing at Breathitt County High School, where he taught for approximately 20 years. He was an avid gardener, who shared his bounty with family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who wanted or needed it. He also farmed and helped his brothers farm. He loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds. He was a sports fan, especially of University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds baseball teams and Owsley County Owls basketball, particularly watching his son Michael and granddaughter Mika play. In his younger years, he loved fishing. He loved children, most especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life. He was a 40 plus-year member of the Owsley County Lions Club, where he served in many positions including president; a former member of the Owsley County Board of Education; a member of the Middle Kentucky Community Action Agency board of directors; and the Owsley County Retired Teachers. In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Rosalind Turner of Harrodsburg and Michele Turner of Booneville; one son, Michael David Turner of Booneville, an honorary daughter and sister-in-law, Bessie Mayes Turner of Springboro, Ohio; two brothers, James William Turner and Cale Turner, both of Booneville; four sisters, Rachel Turner Stamper of Beattyville; Molly Turner, Mary Elizabeth Turner and Martha Ruth Turner, all of Booneville; two granddaughters, Mika Turner and Shania Turner, both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Elliott, Sigel, Raleigh and Leonard Turner and a sister Wanda Noel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at 12 p.m., at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home wiht Daniel McIntosh, pastor of Fish Creek School Church, with assistance from Terry Mathis, former Fish Creek pastor officiating. Pallbearers were David Thomas Noel and Patrick Noel, both of Tennessee; Christopher Noel of Lexington; David Wayne Turner of Springboro, OH; Bob (Brother Bob) Mayes of Booneville; Joe (Little Joe) McIntosh of Beattyville; Mika Turner of Lexington; and James Shouse and Charlie Shouse, both of Booneville. Honorary pallbearers were Howard and Daphne Mayes, of Booneville; Bob and Carolyn Mayes of Booneville; Eugene Turner of Richmond; Silas Turner of Jackson; Mose Turner of Jackson; Clint Turner of Newport, Ed Raleigh (double first cousin) of Jackson; Deron Mays of Booneville; Kaylee Turner of Booneville; Bob Smith of Booneville; and Larry Mayes of Winchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owsley County Lion’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o President Cale Turner, Box 514, Booneville, KY 41314 or to the Fish Creek Bible Church, c/o Treasurer Mary E. Turner, 2308 Fish Creek Scholar Road, Booneville, KY 41314. Paid Obit.
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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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MAC Announces 2022 Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry

The Mountain Arts Center is pleased to announce the return of Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry beginning on July 9 and running through August 20 in the Lucy & Willard Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) in Prestonsburg. Every season the Opry brings a new and exciting...
PRESTONSBURG, 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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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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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.
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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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Levisa Fork Paddlefest makes its way to Dewey Lake

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Levisa Fork Paddlefest normally starts on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River in downtown Prestonsburg, but on June 25, due to low water levels and downed trees on the Levisa Fork, folks hit the waters of Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park instead.
PRESTONSBURG, KY

Safety concern temporarily closes Martin Post Office

MARTIN, KY (WOWK) – Residents of Martin, Kentucky will have to head to the town of Allen to get their mail, according to the United States Postal Service. The Martin Fire Department says operations at the Martin Post Office have been temporarily relocated to the Allen Post Office as a safety precaution. Fire department officials […]
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