Ezel, KY

Fourth of July Celebration

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Magoffin Co. Youth Baseball/Softball League. Taught by Jessica Salyer with Art Positive Project, Inc. – Salyersville DAV Chapter 15 Flag Raising Ceremony. Located at Veterans’ Memorial in Ramey Memorial Park. 1:00 p.m. – Fourth of July Parade. ATVs allowed to ride...
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Local Dr. offers options after Roe vs. Wade decision

Following the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, many Kentucky women are researching what reproductive healthcare options remain for them. Not long after the decision was announced on the 24th, a list began circulating on social media. It contains the names of Commonwealth healthcare providers who are willing to perform tubal ligation surgery for women without any age, medical or relationship requirements.
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Engelbrecht carries lessons from MSU into OB-GYN Residency

As Allison Fletcher Engelbrecht (Class of 2018) begins her 4-year residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she said the lessons she learned at MSU stick with her. Engelbrecht’s father, Richard Fletcher (Class of 1992), MSU deputy director of athletics, and mother, Dr. Wendy Fletcher (Class of 1994), are both alumni, and her sister, Reagan Fletcher, will begin her junior year in the fall. She added five of her father’s siblings also attended MSU, making it a family tradition. Engelbrecht was selected for the George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors program, which included a full undergraduate scholarship.

Opponents from four classes fill Hornets’ schedule

SALYERSVILLE — Opponents from four of the state’s six classes will remain on Magoffin County’s schedule in the 2022 high school football season. The Hornets’ 2022 schedule includes opponents from Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A. Magoffin County competes in Class 3A, District...

Magoffin County-Prestonsburg opener scheduled for hoops season

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is slated to tip off the 2022-23 girls’ high school basketball season on the road in neighboring Floyd County at Prestonsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Longtime rivals from neighboring districts, Magoffin County and Prestonsburg met twice during the 2021-22 girls’ high school basketball season....

Lady Hornets to open season at Lawrence County

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is scheduled to open the 2022 high school volleyball season at Lawrence County on Monday, Aug. 15. High school volleyball teams from throughout the state are slated to compete in season openers in mid-August. Magoffin County and Lawrence County are former 57th District rivals. Currently,...

What options do I have other than abortion? Local resources and services

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The overturning of Roe v. Wade caused Kentucky’s trigger law to go into effect…which now makes abortions illegal in Kentucky. “What it really means in Kentucky is it basically just fortifies what the state has already determined. It’s not a constitutional right,” said Pregnancy Support Center’s Executive Director Don Fricks.

Clay City Firehouse Undergoes Repairs

At their last meeting the Clay City Council approved a bid from R & R Vinyl Siding to do some much needed work to the Clay City Firehouse. Richard and Tyler Robbins stood on ladders in the heat to replace gutters, fascia, soffits and wood. The Fire Department also plans to begin some renovations inside the firehouse. CCFD would like to thank he Mayor Bobby Carmichael and their supporters in the Clay City Community. The department is growing every day thanks to support and donations from the community.

Protesters gather in Morehead

Protesters gathered in Morehead Sunday, joining thousands taking to the streets across the country, as millions of people continue to express their anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. Since Friday, all abortions that do not threaten the life of the patient are banned...

Rebecca Couch

Rebecca Diane Couch age 38 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born September 09, 1983 in Harland, Kentucky to the late Vernon Couch and the late Tammy Cornett. Survived by her husband, Kenny Scott, one son, Austin Ryan Couch of...

Evelyn MacPherson

Evelyn MacPherson age 95 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Paintsville ARH Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born February 06, 1927 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Hargis and Alene Blazer Arnett. Survived by one son, Angus (Kelly) MacPherson of Dixon, California, one brother,...


David Wayne Hall, 56, widower of Kimberly Burton Hall, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. He was born November 10, 1965 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to the late David Lee and Faye Laverne Agee Hall. Survivors include, son, David Michael Hall; daughter-in-law, Andreya Hall; sister, Priscilla (Larry)...

Eastern Kentucky ambulance service closes down

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One Eastern Kentucky ambulance service has announced that it is closing its doors. In a Monday afternoon Facebook post, Watts-Caney Fire & Rescue officials announced that the Watts-Caney Ambulance service is closing down. Officials with the department say that they are closing down because the...

Police warn of fake money scheme

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) - Investigators are warning businesses to be aware of a counterfeit money scam. Olive Hill police say three suspects are involved in a scam where they’ve gone into businesses and used $500 worth of fake 20-dollar-bills to purchase pre-paid credit cards. Police say the secret...

As Covid-19 Wanes, Some Changes to Rural Hospitals Remain

At one point during the pandemic, St. Claire Regional HealthCare system in Morehead, Kentucky, had four temporary ICU units outside its main hospital to help with the surge of people needing care for Covid-19. Like other rural hospitals, St. Claire Regional had to adapt to handle the influx of patients, CEO Donald Lloyd said.

MSU closed July 1 and 4 for Independence Day

Morehead State will be closed Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Administrative offices will be closed, and classes will not meet. The Camden-Carroll Library, University Post Office and University Store will be closed July 1-4 and reopen Tuesday, July 5. The Recreation and Wellness...

Breathitt Co. deputy shoots suspect twice. KSP investigating.

Kentucky State Police is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Breathitt County. The shooting occurred Friday afternoon on Hwy 378 in the Vancleve community, about seven miles north of Jackson. The suspect, state police said, was shot twice and airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. The deputy involved...