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MCCC brings ‘hope and recovery’ to Hindman

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - This week, a new center opened its doors in Knott County, hoping to fill a need for the people in the area. Glenda Shrum, president of the Knott Drug Abuse Council, said she and her colleagues worked for nearly a decade to bring intensive treatment to the area.
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Juneteenth celebration held in Hazard

Several community organizations held a Juneteenth fellowship celebration and cookout in downtown Hazard on Saturday, June 18, to educate the community about the history of slavery ending in the United States. Juneteenth, short for June 19, marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas. in 1865 to take...

SOAR Focus summit kicks off in Hazard - 11:00 p.m.

London Police Chief Retires - 11:00 p.m. Mountain News Top Stories at 4:00 p.m. - June 23, 2022. Teen talks about riding helicopter shortly before it crashed. Maddison Brown had taken what turned out to be one of the Vietnam era helicopter's final rides. Two arrested after large drug raid...

Heat continues into the weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Skies remain dry, but our seasonably hot weather continues as we close out the work week and head into the final weekend of June (I know, right?) Another warm evening expected as we finish the night out tonight. And that includes the mostly clear skies we’ll have tonight. Mild and muggy is the name of the game as we drop back into the middle and upper 60s overnight. That’s ahead of an even hotter day on the way for Saturday.

Kentucky Office of Rural Health Seeks Applications for Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant

Hazard, Ky. (June 24, 2022) — The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) is accepting applications for its Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant, which will provide funding of up to $5,000 to nonprofit rural health care organizations and community-based organizations to create or enhance services for older adults — to help them age in place in rural Kentucky.

EKY animal shelter experiences overwhelming amount of drop-offs

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -An animal shelter in Hazard is experiencing a surplus of animals that are in desperate need of homes. Those with the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter said they are running out of room to house any more strays, but animals are still showing up. On Tuesday, 25...

TyTy Washington selected 29th in the NBA Draft

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky’s own TyTy Washington was selected 29th in the NBA Draft. The pick was by Memphis, but Washington will be traded to Houston. Washington averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game and shot 45.1 percent from the field in his one season at UK. He was a five-time SEC Freshman of the Week.

Summer sizzle continues into the weekend before rain chances return

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The heat continues into the first weekend of summer, but some possible relief could be on the way next week. Look for another hot and sunny ahead on this Friday. Like I suspected yesterday, the earlier than expected sunshine took us up into the upper 80s and the Wendell Ford Airport in Hazard actually made it to 90. Look for a similar situation today, but we are going to go ahead and forecast 90 for a high after early morning temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

American Idol winner Noah Thompson to perform at Black Gold Festival

HAZARD, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Black Gold Festival Committee has announced 2022 American Idol winner Noah Thompson will perform in Hazard this fall. The 41st annual Black Gold Festival will take place Sept. 15-17, 2022. According to festival organizers, Thompson will perform on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m....

Heat continues to close out the work week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Even after our cold front moved through the mountains last night, we’re not exactly basking in the cooler air this afternoon as our heat dome continues it’s domination of the region’s weather. That should continue as we finish up the work week and head into the weekend before some relief swings by.

Noah Thompson set to perform at Eastern Ky. festival

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We have big news to pass along to you!. It was announced Wednesday morning that Louisa native Noah Thompson will perform at the Black Gold Festival in Hazard on Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m. Thompson recently won the 20th season of American Idol. WYMT’s Steve...