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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...
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Pike man now charged with stealing jewelry

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — One of the two people who were arrested for allegedly trying to pawn jewelry stolen from Kay Jewelers in Pikeville last week has now been charged with stealing it. Aaron Hall, 50, of Pikeville, and Shawnna Maynard, 44, of Banner, were arrested in Floyd County Sunday...


Johnson County Fiscal Court is hosting, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District,an informational in-person and virtual public meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) for the Section 202 City of Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky Flood Risk Management Project. USACE has developed an Engineering Document Report (EDR) to supplement the approved Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed flood risk management improvements for the City of Paintsville and Johnson County, Kentucky. The EDR includes design revisions to the authorized DPR Recommended Plan and provides an integrated Supplemental Environmental Analysis (SEA), which describes the potential environmental effects resulting from the proposed changes. The EDR with integrated SEA can be viewed by visiting the meeting,USACE will provide a project update and presentation on the proposed supplement to the DPR Recommended Plan as described in the EDR. USACE will also explain the potential impacts as documented in the SEA and facilitate public comments on the proposed action.Louisville District staff will also be available to answer any questions about the project following the presentation.Public input is critical for this process.
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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...

Two Arrested In Connection To Jewelry Theft

Two people were arrested in connection to a jewelry theft that occurred in Pikeville last week. 50-year-old Aaron Hall, of Pikeville, and 44-year-old Shawna Maynard, of Banner, have each been charged with receiving stolen property. According to officials, the couple is said to have pawned the jewelry that was taken from Kay Jewelers last week.

Two charged in connection to jewelry theft

BANNER, Ky. — Two people were arrested in Floyd County Saturday, in connection with a jewelry theft in Pikeville last week. Aaron Hall, 50, of Pikeville, and Shawnna Maynard, 44, of Banner, are each charged with receiving stolen property. Police say the couple pawned jewelry stolen from Kay Jewelers...

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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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.

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...

Two People Arrested and Charged in Jewelry Theft

Two people were arrested Saturday in Floyd Co in connection with a jewelry theft that happened in Pikeville last week. Arrested were 50 year-old Aaron Hall of Pikeville and 44 year-old Shawnna Maynard of Banner. Both have been charged with receiving stolen property aftrer Police say the couple pawned jewelry that was stolen from Kay Jewelers. During the arrest, Police said Maynard told them that Hall said he had won the items in a poker game. Police also say Hall attempted to slip out the back door and ignored commands to stop, but he was quickly arrested. Hall has additionally been charged with attempting to flee Police. Both have been lodged in the Floyd Co Detention Center.

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 […]

Preparing for a fight: Kentuckians react to the overturn of Roe v. Wade

A sign held up at the reproductive rights rally in Pikeville Sunday June 26, 2022.Stan Ingold/WEKU. Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade sparked reactions across the Commonwealth. The WEKU news team spread out across the state for coverage of how Kentuckians reacted to news of the historic ruling over the weekend.

Kentucky pharmacist fielding more patient questions about contraception

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky is adjusting to a post-Roe era this week. With that, an Eastern Kentucky pharmacist is sharing his perspective on how he’s having to help patients and their concerns about accessing contraception. What You Need To Know. A Kentucky pharmacist says more patients are calling...

LoveLoud leads church groups back to Pike County

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - LoveLoud is filling the streets of Pike County once again, as area church groups come together for a week of service. The annual mission - organized through the Pike Association of Southern Baptists - hit the streets Monday, with construction, community service and other projects on deck for the week.

Floyd County man charged in child sex abuse case

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Floyd County man was arrested Tuesday, charged with child sexual exploitation offenses. 24-year-old Christopher Jacob Hall was found, interviewed and arrested after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The investigation started after the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch discovered Hall sharing sexually explicit images online.

Kentucky State Police Charge Floyd Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested Christopher Jacob Hall, 24, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Hall was located, interviewed, and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing sexually explicit images online.

Terry Davis

Terry Davis, age 65, of Lackey, KY, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. He attended services at the Munfordville Church Of Christ. He was the son of the late Kenith Aaron Davis and the late Peachie Faye Wilkerson Davis. He is survived by one...