Floyd County, KYWTVQ

Floyd County to end summer school early out of caution

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Thursday, July 29 will be the last day of the Floyd Forward Summer II Session. Superintendent Anna Shepherd explained the decision in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Superintendent Shepherd said, “Out of an abundance of caution and upon. recommendation of the Floyd County Health...
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Kentucky Statewklw.com

KSP Charge Floyd Co. Man with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

According to the Kentucky State Police, on Thursday, July 22, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested B.J. Wood, 40, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Wood, formally of Floyd Co, was interviewed and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading sexually explicit images online. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant for Wood’s cellular phone in St. Catherine on July 22, 2021. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Wood is currently charged with 20 counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Wood was lodged in the Marion Co Detention Center.
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Prestonsburg, KYmountain-topmedia.com

Runner dies during Bluegrass Mountain Cup race

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — This past weekend’s Bluegrass Mountain Cup foot and mountain bike races at the Sugarcamp Mountain Trails in Prestonsburg came to a sudden and tragic end Saturday, when one of the participants died. Race organizers announced Tuesday on Facebook that Sam Schaffer, 34, of Lexington, died while running...
Perry County, KYwymt.com

DQ Pigskin Preview: Perry Central Commodores

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Coming off a 3-6 season in 2020, the Perry Central Commodores look to build on the new playbook of second-year head coach Mark Dixon. “Our goal is basically every time we come out on the field we want to get better, we want to play as hard as we can play,” Dixon said. “We want to give effort. We want to try to get bigger and stronger in the weight room and let that show on the field. Kids have worked hard this offseason and we want to show that out on the field when we play.”
Perry County, KYhazard-herald.com

North Fork Music Festival held in downtown Hazard

Over the weekend, on July 23-24, the Northfork Music Festival was held in downtown Hazard and featured several local artists, vendors and businesses. This was the city and county’s second music festival. “In conjunction with the Perry County Fiscal Court and Scott (Alexander), this is our second outdoor music festival,”...
Langley, KYwymt.com

DQ Pigskin Preview: Floyd Central Jaguars

LANGLEY, Ky. (WYMT) - Without a winning season since their inception in 2017, the Floyd Central Jaguars are looking to make a comeback. “I’m hoping we can get a full season in and we don’t have any interruptions like we did last year. We’re starting to get in the flow of things and getting to work on some things we didn’t get to last year, so hopefully we’ll have a pretty good season,” said head coach Shawn Hager, entering his fifth season at the helm.
Wolfe County, KYwymt.com

Second rescue in one day for Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team

SLADE Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday was a busy day for the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team, WCSART, as they were called to their second call of the day to help an injured hiker Tuesday evening. The call was about a man who was injured with a suspected ankle fracture trying to climb at Muir Valley. Rescuers posted that the climber was trying to club a trad route at Hide Out when he lost hold and fell approximately 6 ft. to 8 ft. before hitting a rock shelf. The WCSART team assesses and treated the climbers injuries and carried him in a litter basket. The team then dropped off the climber at his car where his friends took him to Clark Regional Medical Center. WCSART posted on their Facebook page: “He was in good spirits and we wish him a speedy recovery. We would also like to thank his friends for assisting with the carryout.”
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Primrose Digest

Primrose Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Primrose: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Friday, July 30: Chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Mostly sunny then
Lexington, KYWTVQ

Hometown Hero: Volunteer Optometrist

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Instead of retiring, an optometrist who has spent more than four decades helping others see more clearly continues to give back. “I’ve practiced in Paintsville, Kentucky most of my life. I was there for 45 years,” said Dr. Kenneth Cottrell. Nowadays, Kenneth Cottrell spends his time...
Lexington Herald-Leader

Ky. man uploaded sexually explicit images involving children, state police say

A Floyd County man has been arrested after Kentucky State Police investigators found him with images related to child sexual abuse, state police said Tuesday. State police said its Electric Crime Branch initiated the undercover investigation after they discovered that B.J. Wood, 40, was “uploading sexually explicit images online,” according to a news release.
Pikeville, KYq95fm.net

Rebecca Tucker Miller

Becky Miller 43 years of age of Hopkins Fork of Caney Creek passed away Sunday July 25, 2021 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1978 to the late Barney and Mertie Damron Tucker. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Hall and Jones...
Johnson County, KYwklw.com

Paintsville/Johnson Co COVID-19 Update

The Johnson Co Health Department reported 11 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, 8 on Tuesday and 7 on Monday. Johnson County’s COVID-19 total has now increased to 2,346 Positive cases, 47 Active cases, 2,270 have recovered, 9 are currently hospitalized and there has been 29 reported Deaths.