Kentucky StateWKYT 27

State Police investigate shooting in Breathitt County

LOST CREEK, Ky. (WYMT) - Troopers with Kentucky State Police say they were called to a shooting on Upper River Caney Road in the Lost Creek Community Sunday evening. Troopers say they found Matthew White, who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. White was transported to U.K. Medical Center for treatment.
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Floyd County,

Deputies seek man caught on video stealing from cars

McDOWELL, Ky. — The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man caught on camera stealing from cars. The sheriff’s office released video of the man taking parts and items from vehicles at Frasure’s Creek in McDowell. The incident happened around 7 o’clock Sunday morning.
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare to require COVID-19 vaccines for all staff

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) officials told WYMT the hospital system will require all employees, providers, volunteers, students, and others who work inside of ARH locations in Kentucky and West Virginia to receive full doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. ARH officials sent a statement to WYMT explaining...
Harlan County,

No mask requirement for Harlan County schools; Decision will be left up to students, parents

Students of the Harlan County schools will not be required to wear masks while at school this year. In a unanimous vote, the Harlan County School Board voted to adopt the Safe Return to Schools Plan. While the plan does recommend that students that are not vaccinated wear masks, it will not be required. That decision will be left up to the individual students and their parents. The exception to this will be while students are traveling on the district’s school buses.

Restaurant owners react to COVID-19 outbreak, possible return of restrictions

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A grim reality began to set in on Tuesday for restaurant owners in Eastern Kentucky. “I’m pretty discouraged by the fact that I feel like we’re just pretty much right back where we started at in a lot of ways,” Brad Shepherd of Heritage Kitchen said. “I feel like so many people have done everything right, everything that has been asked of them.”

Police investigate Breathitt shooting

LOST CREEK, Ky. — No charges have been filed following a shooting in Breathitt County on Sunday. Kentucky State Police responded to reports of the shooting just before 9 Sunday night at a residence at Lost Creek. Matthew White, 37, was found with a gunshot wound. He was taken to...
Clay County,

Broken headlight leads to two arrests in Clay County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - What started as a late-night traffic stop in Clay County leaves two people facing charges. Just after 11:30 Monday night, two Manchester Police officers noticed a car on Bridge Street with only one headlight. When the officers pulled the car over near Clay County Middle School,...
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Weather Forecast For Hazard

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Hazard: Wednesday, August 4: Patchy fog during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then areas of fog overnight; Thursday, August 5: Areas of fog then sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, August 6: Mostly sunny

August 1st-8th marks National Farmers Market week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - This week highlights local farmers and all of the hard work they do. Local farmers and vendors throughout the Commonwealth will be setting up in their local market places to sell their locally grown and/or homemade goods. Not only does this week help support farmers and their efforts, but it also impacts our economy in a big way:
Kentucky StateWTVQ

WellCare of Kentucky to nearly double staff in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (WTVQ) – WellCare of Kentucky, a Medicaid and Medicare services provider, is adding 18 full-time jobs at its national call center in Hazard, nearly doubling employment at the facility. “I want to thank leaders of WellCare of Kentucky for selecting their Hazard County location for this expansion,” Gov....
Perry County,

Woman Pleads Guilty In Federal Car-Jacking Case

A woman out of Perry County is now pleading guilty for her involvement in a federal carjacking case, where two others have been charged as well. 28-year-old Brandi Hurt, of Bonnyman, pleaded guilty last week to aiding and abetting a carjacking. While in court, she confessed to being with 33-year-old...

WellCare of Kentucky adding 18 new jobs at Hazard call center

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday Governor Beshear announced that WellCare of Kentucky, a Medicaid and Medicare services provider, would be adding 18 full-time jobs at its national call center in Hazard, nearly doubling employment at the facility. Gov. Beshear thanked leaders of WellCare Kentucky for choosing the Hazard facility...

Below-average temperatures continue with afternoon showers possible

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Another pleasant day is in store across the mountains. Those below-average temperatures will stick around, but some scattered showers will be possible by the afternoon. Today through Thursday. A mix of sunshine and clouds on Wednesday could lead to some scattered showers and storms by the...
Martin, KYWSAZ

Martin City Hall, Fire and Police dispatch phone lines out

MARTIN, Ky. (WSAZ) - The non-emergency phone lines and power are out at Martin City Hall as well as the Martin Fire Dept. and Martin Police Dispatch. Martin Police say anyone needing to contact their office for a non-emergency, can call the Floyd County Sheriff’s Dept. at 606-886-6711 or 606-886-8965. Martin Police say the sheriff’s dept. will relay them the message.