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15 indictments returned by Lawrence County Grand Jury

LOUISA — The Lawrence County Grand Jury returned 15 indictments May 26. • Jaime F. Alvaro Jr., 38, of Chesapeake, Ohio, charged with first-degree bail jumping for allegedly failing to appear in court for a pre-trail conference on Nov. 21, 2021, after having previously been ordered to do so.
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Man Arrested Following Shooting

A man out of Southwestern Virginia was arrested on Saturday in Freeburn after officials say he shot a woman. 32-year-old James Lester, of Hurley, is now facing charges for first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to police, Lester is said to have gotten a ride from Cleatus Blankenship and...
FREEBURN, KY
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Winter Garden woman dies in helicopter crash

A 73-year-old woman was among the six victims of a helicopter crash Wednesday, June 22, in West Virginia,. According to West Virginia's chief medical examiner, Carolyn O'Connor, of Winter Garden, died when the Bell UH-1B helicopter in which she was a passenger crashed. The other victims were John Nagle, 53,...
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Bridge Day recognizes ‘importance and uniqueness’ of Louisa/Fort Gay structure

LOUISA — An event was held Monday to commemorate the opening of the Louisa/Fort Gay, W.Va., Bridge on June 27, 1906. To celebrate the historic opening, several people took part in a walk across the bridge and back to the Locks. Participants met in the parking lot behind the courthouse and started walking.
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Louisa council approves ordinances, discusses property swap

LOUISA — Finalizing ordinances and making plans to trade property were the main items on the agenda at a special Louisa City Council meeting last Tuesday, June 21. The council opened the meeting by revisiting an issue discussed in April concerning the closing of a portion of Franklin Street.
LOUISA, KY
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RUTH KELLY: REQUIEM FOR A SMALL TOWN

Two roads now bypass my little town, but once upon a time US23 ran right through it. Greyhound buses brought people and small freight. Farm vehicles crowded the town on Saturdays. The streets were lined with tall, old trees, and church bells rang loud and clear on Sunday mornings calling...
LOUISA, KY
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Williamson Daily News

Thrift store set to open this weekend

WILLIAMSON — Bottom Dollar Thrift Store will open its doors Friday, July 1, on Third Avenue. Owner Amber McCoy, 26, said she has spent her adult life working downtown in Williamson, and wanted to open another option in the area. “I decided to open a business in Williamson because...
WILLIAMSON, WV

Q&A: Ghost hunter visits Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Kalani Ghost Hunter visited West Virginia yet again this weekend–first visiting The Old Hospital on College Hill in Williamson on Thursday and then Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston on Sunday. With nearly two million followers on TikTok, Kalani posts live videos of his ghost hunts on the video app as well as […]
WESTON, WV
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FIRST ANNUAL ‘BRIDGE DAY WALK’ IN LOUISA, KY AND FORT GAY, WV.

On Monday June 27, 2022 from 6-7PM the LC Tourism Commission Chairman, Wes Kingsmore planned a Pop-Up walk for the evening celebrating The 1st Bridge Day in Louisa, KY and Fort Gay, WV area by calling a meeting at the Fred M. Vinson Museum and taking a brief walk from Louisa to Fort Gay to commemorate our bridge being built this day in 1906.
LOUISA, KY
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Commission tables request from new hospital owners again

WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission tabled a financial request from the new owners of Williamson Memorial Hospital for the second time June 21 while awaiting additional information. Tom Ward, counsel for the commission, said he still had not received financials and other information he requested from Williamson Health...
WILLIAMSON, WV

Former Miner, Kennedy Award winner Dillon to play football at WV State

Jeremy Dillon is trading his basketball shoes and green and white Marshall jersey for football pads and gear at West Virginia State University. Dillon, a former Mingo Central High School standout and Kennedy Award winner, announced his move to West Virginia State on his Facebook page on Saturday night. He released a streamer on his page which said, “Committed,' showing him in a Yellow Jackets' football uniform, wearing number five. It listed him as a quarterback and a wide receiver.
MATEWAN, WV
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Earl Scott Wright, II, 80, of Louisa, KY

Earl Scott Wright, II, 80, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home. Earl was born November 6, 1941 in Floyd County, KY to the late Earl Scott and Elizabeth (Skeens) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Marie Sturgill Wright, daughter Pamela Sue Wright, five sisters, and four brothers.
LOUISA, KY
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Suspect accused of shooting a woman in Pike County now charged

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police say a man is now charged with Assault and Wanton Endangerment in connection to a shooting Saturday, June 25, in the Freeburn community of Pike County. According to KSP, troopers responded to State Highway 194 East and discovered one female had been shot....
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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KSP investigating shooting, assault case in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Saturday, Kentucky State Police were called about a shooting in the Freeburn community of Pike County. Troopers responded to a location near Hwy 194 E where they said they found a woman had been shot. According to a release from KSP, the initial investigation...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
Williamson Daily News

Lovern resigns as volleyball coach at MCHS

NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School will be searching for a new volleyball coach after head coach Amanda Lovern resigned from the position earlier this month. Lovern had been the head coach at Miner Mountain since she was hired in the spring of 2019 and has turned the program around during her tenure.
NEWTOWN, WV
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Man arrested in eastern Ky. shooting

PIKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was arrested in a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital during the weekend, Kentucky State Police say. Troopers said the shooting happened Saturday along State 194 E in the Freeburn area. James Lester, 32, who’s from Virginia, was arrested and charged...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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