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Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton

Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton age 73 of Flat Gap Kentucky, formerly of Van Lear, Kentucky, passed away May 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Allen was born on December 31, 1948 in Johnson County Kentucky, to the late George and Clestina Ward Clifton.
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Pound Council members hear about progress being made on town administration

POUND — The Pound Town Council got an update Tuesday on the latest progress and challenges in restoring proper town administration. Council member Doris Mullins reported on the status of several issues she, interim Clerk Linda Meade and fellow council member Leabern Kennedy have found in recent weeks as they reviewed and searched files and documents.
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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Pikeville claims district championship

Pikeville scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Panthers went on to beat Shelby Valley, 10-4, in the 59th District tournament championship game played at Jenkins Park on Tuesday night. Noah Jarrell had three hits and drove in three runs while scoring twice as the...

Shirley Ann (Dillon) Maynard

Shirley Ann Maynard, age 76, of Prestonsburg, KY, wife of John Maynard, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was born April 28, 1946, in Prestonsburg, KY, a daughter of the late John and Flara Carr Dillon. She was a homemaker. Funeral service...

Beautiful day in store, strong/severe storms possible on Wednesday

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Quiet weather continues across the mountains on Tuesday, but showers and storms look to return by Wednesday. Some of the storms could pack a punch with heavy rain and gusty winds. Tuesday through Wednesday. A beautiful day is in store across the mountains! We stay dry...


Aircraft—November…7…3…2…8…Golf…departing runway 2…1…to the north. Unicom—No other reported traffic…Have a safe trip…. Learning to fly an airplane is not hard to do, it just requires a desire to learn and special training. Managing airspeed and controlling the airplane is what it’s all about. All airplanes have specific characteristics pertaining to the type of plane it is, all airplanes fly a little differently, but the basic principle is this: an aircraft will remain stable and fly at a fast enough speed or an aircraft will become unstable and fall out of the sky without enough speed. The pilot’s responsibility is to know those speeds and recognize warning signs and be ready to react to maintain control of the aircraft.
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Grant to Fund Improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and restroom facilities and the repaving of an access road, Beshear said in a statement.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Paintsville, JC reach title game

Paintsville pitcher Colby Fugate struck out 14 batters as the Tigers moved in to the 57th District tournament title game with a 9-1 win over Martin County in a game played at Eagle Field on Tuesday night. Baron Ratliff had a pair of singles and drove in two runs while...

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Ford pitches Pikeville to back-to-back home wins

It was only fitting Pikeville pitcher Emily Ford’s final strikeout on the home turf capped off an 8-2 win over Paintsville on Tuesday night. Ford finished with 16 strikeouts as the Lady Panthers improved to 19-11. Olivia Hall doubled, walked, scored twice and batted in one run. Kelcie Adams...

Free screening of “The Big Conn” at Mountain Arts Center

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg will screen two hours of the Apple TV+ documentary series, “The Big Conn” on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. WYMT has reported extensively on this scandal and the fallout from it. A participant in the documentary, and victim of...

Floyd Co Man Charged with Child Porn Possession

A Floyd Co man was recently indicted on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. Austin Bailey, 28 of Harold, has been charged with 10 counts of possessing child porn, the victim was between the ages of 12 and 18. The Floyd Co Sheriff’s Office arrested Austin Bailey on Monday, May 16. He is being held on at the Floyd Co Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible in multiple waves late Wednesday and Thursday

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A Severe Weather Alert Day is in place as we are watching the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms moving through the mountains. We’re keeping close eye on a warm front advancing into the mountains from the south. This warm front is not only introducing warm and moist air back to the mountains, but it’s serving as a track for showers and thunderstorms to follow along as they move into the mountains. Some of these storms could be on the strong to severe side as we have plenty of unstable air around the mountains. The greatest threat for damaging winds and heavy rain will be during the afternoon and evening hours as highs climb into the lower to middle 80s. Most of the area remains under a Level 1 Marginal Risk for severe weather with a Level 2 Slight Risk sneaking into our western counties.