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Man accused of threatening shooting at Ky. university

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is accused of making a threat against the University of the Cumberlands. According to the Williamsburg Police Department, they received a call Tuesday evening from the university about a threat made toward the school. Police say 35-year-old Dustin Burchett, of Somerset, indicated he was...
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Kelsey Waldon highlights Middlesboro music series

Week 4 of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series featured bluegrass, soul and country-rock artist Kelsey Waldon. Raised in Monkey’s Eyebrow in Ballard County, Waldon learned music while working on the farm. She was the first artist to sign with John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 15 years. In 2014 she released her first album, “The Goldmine.” Waldon currently has four albums with “No Regular Dog” coming out Aug. 12. Waldon performed earlier this summer at the Laurel Cove Music Festival in Pineville.
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Somerset Man Arrested In Connection To Phone Threat At University Of The Cumberlands

The Williamsburg Police Department was called in to investigate a threat this week at the University of the Cumberlands. Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were asked to assist the college after a threat was phoned in. The initial investigation indicated that 35-year-old Dustin Collins Burchett of Somerset called a building at the university and claimed he was going to “shoot up the campus.” This led to extra security measures and a large law enforcement presence across campus for an hour afterward. Burchett was tracked to Somerset where he was arrested by Kentucky State Police and deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with terroristic threatening and was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Somerset man jailed after threatening to ‘execute a shooting’ at the University of the Cumberlands

A Somerset man has been jailed after allegedly making threats toward the University of the Cumberlands. Police arrested 35-year-old Dustin C. Burchett and charged him with second-degree terroristic threatening after he was accused of calling the university and threatened to “execute a shooting on the campus,” according to the Williamsburg Police Department.

Elks scholarship application period is now open

The application period for the 2022 Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest is under way. This year the Order of the Elks will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest rated applicants totaling $2.44 million. The top 20 finalists will receive two first place awards of $50,000, two second place awards of $40,000, and two third place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000 each. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth place scholarships of $4,000 each.

Cumberlands program wins Exemplary Course Program Award

Dr. Elizabeth Christopher and the University of the Cumberlands Instructional Design Team recently won a Blackboard and Anthology Exemplary Course Program Award for demonstrating excellence in the "Strategies and Practice for Fitness Profession" course. The honor was awarded based on course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support. The full listing of award winners can be found at

North Laurel All Stars handed first loss in LLWS regional

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - In the final game of the winner’s bracket, the North Laurel All Stars took their first loss of the Great Lakes Region tournament. Team Kentucky faced Team Indiana Monday night, playing an inning and a half before the weather postponed the game. When play stopped, Indiana led 3-0.

Maximus workers go on strike

On Monday, call center workers at Maximus, the nation’s largest federal call center contractor, staged a strike at four of Maximus’ largest call centers located in Bogalusa, Hattiesburg, Miss., Chester, Va., and London, Ky. In Bogalusa, the picket took place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. outside the...
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Workers Strike at Medicare, ACA Call Centers

Federally contracted call center workers who provide customer service for Medicare and Affordable Care Act health plans went on strike on Monday over poor working conditions, including insufficient sick leave and limited bathroom breaks. Employees of Maximus, the nation's largest federal call center contractor, held a two-hour picket and a...

Pilot debuts in-house Tex-Mex deli among other foodservice upgrades

As part of its New Horizons initiative, convenience-store and truckstop chain Pilot Company has launched its newest foodservice concept, Burrito Junction — a 24/7 Tex-Mex deli located at its travel center in Corbin, Kentucky. Pilot’s chef and food innovation team spent two years testing Burrito Junction’s menu, the company...

ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Makenzie Lynn Cox

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday’s ARH Mountain Student Achiever was Makenzie Lynn Cox. Makenzie was a senior at Williamsburg City School and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. She was a member of the Beta Club, played varsity softball and served on the School’s Advisory Board for Biomedical Sciences.