Flat, KY

Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton

Clarence Allen “Big Al” Clifton age 73 of Flat Gap Kentucky, formerly of Van Lear, Kentucky, passed away May 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Allen was born on December 31, 1948 in Johnson County Kentucky, to the late George and Clestina Ward Clifton.
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Berea College constructing a second hydroelectric generating plant

— Berea College is building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River by partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to build a second hydropower plant 35 miles upstream at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg in Lee County. In 2021, Berea...

Bizzack Construction wins $97M contract for Mountain Parkway segment

– A critical infrastructure project for Eastern Kentucky and a priority for Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration is advancing to construction six months ahead of schedule. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract to widen 11 miles of the Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County to Bizzack Construction Co. This project is...

Jackson City’s Riley Turner signs with Alice Lloyd

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - The primary election didn’t stop Jackson City Schools from celebrating one of their own. Lady Tiger softball star Riley Turner signed her letter of intent to play for Alice Lloyd. ”It’s close to home and it reminds me of home really and they have a...

Berea College constructing 2nd hydroelectric plant in Beattyville

BEREA, Ky. (KT) – Berea College is building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee hydroelectric station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River, by partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to build a second plant 35 miles upstream at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg in Lee County.

Summer Getaway Giveaway For Blood Donors

Battling a continuing low blood supply that has plagued blood centers across the nation, Kentucky Blood Center is providing donors more reason than ever to donate this summer with the unveiling of its “Summer Getaway Giveaway” promotion. Donors who give blood this summer will be eligible to win...

Carol Lyons

Carol Sue Lyons, age 75, of Stanton, KY, wife of William J. Lyons, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester, KY. She was born November 3, 1946 in Beaver, KY, a daughter of the late Marcum and Gilvia Lee Martin Reynolds. She was a retired bookkeeper and manager from The Bank Josephine and Montgomery Bank and Trust.

Grand jury indicts three

SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County grand jury released the following indictments on May 5, 2022:. Melissa Jenkins, 32, of Pricey Creek, Salyersville, is charged with first-degree assault (Class B felony) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance, first offense, aggravating circumstances (Class B misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about June 20, 2021, Jenkins allegedly intentionally caused physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, as well as operated a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Car rescued from flooding

SALYERSVILLE – Salyersville Fire Chief Paul Howard was on his way home Friday evening just as the water was starting to raise over the creekbanks when he received a call that made him turn around and drive back to town. Kevin Holderby’s son, a senior at Magoffin County High...

Lucas Litteral no-hits Johnson Central

SALYERSVILLE — Senior Lucas Litteral pitched a no-hitter to lead Magoffin County over Johnson Central 2-0 in a 57th District baseball game on Wednesday, May 4. Claiming the win on the mound, Litteral recorded 13 strikeouts in seven innings. Litteral, who is committed to Rend Lake College, dominated on the mound throughout the 57th District baseball matchup.

Dr. Stack visits Magoffin

SALYERSVILLE – Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven J. Stack visited the Magoffin County Health Department on Monday, May 9, as he made his way through Eastern Kentucky, meeting with each health department about updates in the field. Dr. Stack, a board-certified emergency physician, has been a...

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...

Street named ‘Blake Crowe Way’

Blake Crowe’s parents and grandson, at left, unveiled a sign marking this side street in Ravenna as Blake Crowe Way. Above, they were joined by Blake’s wife and several other family members. Mayor Sharon Snowden and City Clerk Amy Crowe wanted a way to remember Crowe, who was...

Woman jailed on felony charges after burning her small child’s feet

An eastern Kentucky woman is facing multiple felony charges after burning her small child’s feet. Alexis Powell, 28, of Booneville, was arrested after an Owsley County Sheriff’s Office investigation showed she abused her four-year-old by burning the child’s feet as punishment, according to Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch.

Lady Hornets notch back-to-back wins

SALYERSVILLE — Notching back-to-back high school softball wins, Magoffin County beat Elliott County and Prestonsburg at the start of the week. Magoffin County shut out host Elliott County, a member of the bordering 16th Region, 8-0 on Monday, May 9. Remaining in the win column, Magoffin County pulled away...