Freeburn, KY

Shooting leads to assault charge

LOVELY, Ky. — A Martin County man is in jail on a felony assault charge, after police say he shot another man at a memorial service. A state trooper was called Tuesday evening to a home on Route 292 at Lovely, where the shooting took place. When the officer arrived, Kenneth Mollette, 30, surrendered without incident.
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Pike County family seeking answers following fifth FEMA denial

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kara Tackett and her family have lived on Elkhorn Creek Road in the Shelby Gap area of Pike County for generations. Three weeks ago, when flooding hit much of Eastern Kentucky, their property was heavily damaged. ”I really didn’t even have time to process,” said...
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Train crashes into car in McDowell County

LANDGRAFF, W.Va. (WVVA) - The chief of Kimball’s Fire Department, Jimmy Gianato says a Norfolk Southern train hit a car at the intersection of Route 52 and Empire Street in Landgraff. Firefighters got the call at about 1:30pm on Thursday. Gianato says the train hit the car and pinned it between the train and a train trestle.
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Pike County, Ky., grand jury returns indictments

PIKEVILLE — The Pike County Grand Jury met Aug. 3 and returned 22 felony indictments, three felony informations and one misdemeanor indictment. An indictment or information is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Convicted Man Attempts To Stop The Seizure Of His Properties

A man out of Pike County who is currently serving a 10-year-sentence for federal fraud charges, is now attempting to stop the government from seizing his home and other properties. 36-year-old Eugene Sisco III was found guilty of wire fraud and healthcare fraud in November of last year. The jury...

Pigskin Previews 2022: Belfry Pirates

BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - From starting 0-5 to winning the 3A state title in 2021, the Pirates want to pick up right where they left off. “After you do it once, you kind of want to keep the tradition going,” said senior lineman Brayden Spears. “It’s kind of a tradition here, the winning tradition, so it always feels good when you put another ring on your finger.”

Buchanan County removes all boil notices

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Buchanan County authorities removed all boil water notices in the county on Friday, ending a series of advisories since flooding throughout the area. On Friday morning, the Buchanan County Public Service Authority announced there are no areas in the county that are still required to boil water before drinking it. […]

VFW’s ‘#StillServing’ Campaign recognizes Pike County veteran

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ #StillServing Campaign is bringing attention to and honoring the veterans that once served their country, but are now “#StillServing” their communities. Quartermaster Darian Hylton of the Pikeville VFW Post #3769 is one of those veterans being recognized throughout the campaign.

Funding announced for three West Virginia drug-free coalitions

PUTNAM COUNTY, W. Va. (WCHS) — On Thursday Dr. Rahul Gupta, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, returned to Putnam County, where he once served as health officer. Gupta announced support for the area's drug-free community coalitions, as they work to combat drug use at...

LCC Cougar football begins the 22′ season tonight

The Letcher County Central Cougars open the 2022 football season tonight at home against the Shelby Valley Wildcats. We’ll broadcast the LCC-Shelby Valley game tonight with Anthony Bersaglia and Greg “Bull” Creech here on 103.9 The Bulldog. The Appalachian Wireless Cougar Countdown pregame show begins at 7:00pm...
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Recovery Center opens its doors at Williamson Memorial Hospital

WILLIAMSON — The Kathy Ireland Recovery Center recently opened in the Williamson Memorial Hospital building. Kathy Ireland Recovery Center in Williamson offers both detox and a residential recovery program to West Virginia residents. Executive Director Jennifer Reed said the center focuses on all types of addiction.
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Resources being sought for those impacted by recent flooding

WILLIAMSON — Work is continuing to find resources for areas that sustained damage in the recent flooding events at the end of July and in early August. Williamson Mayor Charlie Hatfield said there were many roads in downtown Williamson that sustained major damage from flooding Aug. 1. Residents from the Vinson Street area approached the council during its meeting Thursday to ask about repairs.

West Virginia County Schools get “Friends with Paws”

Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice today announced the next seven schools that will receive certified therapy dogs as a part of the First Lady’s Friends With Paws initiative. “Bringing these seven additional dogs into our Friends With Paws therapy dog program will greatly enhance our Communities In Schools initiative,” First Lady Cathy […]

Sisco seeks to stop seizure of home, other properties

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for federal fraud charges is trying to stop the government from seizing his home and other properties. Eugene Sisco III, 36, was found guilty of wire fraud and health care fraud back in November. The jury...

Pike County Bowl luncheon held in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pike County Bowl held their annual news conference at the Overlook Events Center in Pikeville. The event hosted coaches of the teams playing in the Pike County Bowl, staff members, and members of the Media. Shelby Valley head coach Anthony Hampton spoke about the impact...

Pigskin Previews 2022: Pikeville Panthers

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Panthers are heading into the season as state champions, looking to repeat for the first time since the eighties. Pikeville graduated 15 seniors, but an even bigger senior class steps in to fill their shoes. “There’s young guys this year that are even stepping up...
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Man announces 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame induction class

MAN — The newest class of the Man High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been announced as seven Hillbilly graduates have been added to the group. The newest additions to the Hall of Fame were announced by the Man Quarterback Club, which serves as the booster organization for the Man Hillbillies football team.