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Floyd County mine company indicted for falsifying dust samples, lying to special investigator

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Black Diamond Coal LLC. has recently been federally indicted on several charges. In the indictment, it states that an employee in charge of collecting and reporting dust samples “knowingly and willfully certified false claims.” The employee was accused of leaving a piece of dust-sampling equipment outside of the mine, sampling fresh air, rather than underground with the mine operators.
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

Mines are required to periodically submit coal dust levels to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to monitor particles that can cause the incurable black lung disease. Inspection records show that in October 2020, government mine inspectors noticed that for two days in a row Black Diamond Coal submitted...
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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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.
LOVELY, KY

'I feel compelled to do something': Local musician takes Eastern Kentucky floods to heart

Cincinnati-based musician and Paintsville, Kentucky, native Steve Saunders is hosting an Eastern Kentucky flood relief fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. The Hope for the Hills fundraiser, which takes place at Knox Joseph Distillery at OTR StillHouse, is an independent, volunteer-driven music, arts and food event that aims to raise money for Eastern Kentucky flood victims.
CINCINNATI, OH
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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...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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EKY superintendents weigh options for upcoming school year

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WKYT) - Following the devastating flooding, superintendents in eastern Kentucky are doing what they can to get students in classrooms, as quickly as they can. “We will be going back to school on concrete floors, we do know that at this time,” Knott County Superintendent Brent Hoover said....
KNOTT COUNTY, KY
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Additional Information Surrounding 12-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Additional information has been released concerning a crime that took place last week involving a 12-year-old girl. On Thursday of last week, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call on Millers Creek Road, in Van Lear. The reports received indicated that a man had been found on an old mining road who appeared to be beaten up.
VAN LEAR, KY
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LCC soccer played doubleheader Last night at Pikeville

LCC soccer played a boys/girls doubleheader at Pikeville last night. The boys lost 5-1 and the girls tied 2-2. Letcher Central will next play Belfry in the home opener doublesheader this Tuesday at Cougar Field. The girls play at 6:00pm followed by the boys around 8:00pm.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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.
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Boy finds a woman’s jewelry box who lost everything

KNOTT COUNTY (WYMT) - Brady Sandlin and his dad were cleaning up flood debris when Brady found a jewelry box. “I looked down and there was two rings in it when I flipped it over, and me and him sat there and took pictures of them to post them,” said Brady. “About five minutes later I looked back down and there was another ring.”
KNOTT COUNTY, KY
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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...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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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...
WHITESBURG, KY
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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...
PIKEVILLE, KY

Bullitt County cheer squad gives more to eastern Kentucky flood victims

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The cheer team at Eastside Middle School is looking to help their eastern Kentucky neighbors and they need your help. After severe flooding devastated several communities, the cheer squad began raising donations to send over to the Knott County Central Cheerleading program. They then took those donations from the community to eastern Kentucky on Aug. 5.
BULLITT COUNTY, KY
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