Elliott County, KY

Man Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Nude Photos of Underage Victims

An Elliott Co man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly contacting underage victims in different states for nude photos. According to the Elliott Co Sheriff’s Office, Kyler Hutchinson allegedly made contact through a fake Instagram account. Deputies were notified about the alleged activity on Monday. Hutchinson is charged with possessing/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and prohibited use of electronic communications system to procure minor/peace officer/sex offense. He was lodged in the Elliott Co Detention Center.
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Kentucky man arrested after nude photos of juveniles found on his phone

ELLIOTT COUNTY, KY (WOWK)—A man is in custody after deputies say he admitted to messaging juveniles and asking for nude photos. The Elliott County Sheriff’s Office says that Kyler Hutchinson contacted a juvenile through a fake Instagram account and later admitted to deputies that he messaged the juvenile knowing they were underage. Deputies say they […]
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Late to the Game(s): Keeping music traditions alive

One thing eastern Kentucky, and Appalachia in general, does well is preserve their music traditions. Most folks think bluegrass and country when they think of those traditions, but there are older musical styles that informed those genres. It was that style, what some folks call old timey, that the Elliott County Old Time Fiddler’s Convention was originally founded to celebrate. But music hates to be put in a box, and genres have always been fluid, so the Elliott County event has dropped the “Old Time” from their name, and this year the annual Elliott County Fiddler’s Convention celebrates their third year of brining workshops, performances, and competition to Sandy Hook’s Little Sandy Lodge.


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Hornets split doubleheader with Elliott County

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County split a high school baseball doubleheader with visiting Elliott County on Thursday, May 5. A recap of the Magoffin County-Elliott County baseball doubleheader follows. Magoffin County 5, Elliott County 1: Alex Hibbins pitched Magoffin County past Elliott County 5-1 in five innings in a game...

Billy Ray Cox

Mr. Billy Ray Cox, age 76, of Olive Hill, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 23, 1946 in Elliott County, Kentucky a son of the late Colvin Jr. and Gladys Marie Mabry Cox. Billy was a Member...

Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Hal Rogers announce $1.5 million for water improvements in EKY

ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hal Rogers announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be awarding $1.5 million to the Sandy Hook Water District. The funds, which come from ARC’s infrastructure program, will help improve water systems in the area.

Sandy Hook Water District to receive $1.5 million to improve water system

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ/NEWS RELEASE) – The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will award $1.5 million to the Sandy Hook Water District in Elliott County for water system improvements. These federal funds come from an Appalachian Regional Commission infrastructure program established by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell to devote resources to distressed...

Boyd, Elliott counties receive increase in federal FEMA funds

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) - Many parts of eastern Kentucky are still struggling after being hit by natural disasters such as the ice storm and recent flooding. Thursday, Senator Mitch McConnell met with local leaders in Boyd and Elliott counties to announce an increase in federal funds to the FEMA Cost Share Program from 75 percent to 90 percent.

Little Sandy Correctional Complex hosted a career fair and Open House

Sponsored - The Little Sandy Correctional Complex in Elliott County, Kentucky hosted a career fair and open house on April 20, 2022. Senior Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Rocky Adkins featured as the guest speaker to promote the institution’s newly funded phase II construction project. The expansion project includes constructing two new housing units and brings more than 160 new state jobs to the local community.

Two People Indicted in Elliott Co, Accused of Solicitation of Minors

Two Elliott Co people have been indicted after the Elliott Co Sheriff’s Office investigated a complaint, accusing a man giving minors alcohol and drugs in exchange for sexual favors. The investigation began after the complaint was received on March 16. Through investigation Joseph Gembarowski and Latasha Kidd were both arrested. Gembarowski was indicted on sexual abuse, tampering with physical evidence, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and promoting a minor in sexual performance charges. Latasha Kidd was indicted for sexual abuse and tampering with physical evidence.

2 people indicted in child sex abuse case in Elliott County

ELLIOT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – Two people have been indicted in a child sex abuse case in Elliott County. Joseph Gembarowski is accused of trading alcohol and drugs for sex with underage children. The investigation began in mid-March. Latasha Kidd was also charged in the indictment with Sexual...