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Letcher County, KY Crime & Safety

'This particularly hits home'; St. Matthews police helps Letcher Co. police after deadly floods

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One Louisville police department has sent officers to Letcher County, assisting with recovery efforts following deadly flooding in eastern Kentucky. Sergeant George Jetter said the St. Matthews Police Department is helping the Jenkins Police Department and the Fleming-Neon Police Department with patrols and response efforts. Jetter...
LETCHER COUNTY, KY
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Sheriff’s Office donates police cruisers to Kentucky department

MADISON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Flooding in Kentucky has affected just about everyone and everything in the region, including law enforcement departments in the region. Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker said the Whitesburg Police Department in Letcher County, Kentucky, lost seven police cruisers. “They need transportation for their officers right now,”...
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Flood leaves local police, fire agencies needing help

While people’s homes are destroyed and looters pilfer through the contents of their lives that lie stacked in driveways, Letcher County’s city police officers and sheriff’s deputies have been patrolling in borrowed cars, assisted by officers from cities more than 100 miles away. Patrol cars were submerged...
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Flooding in McRoberts leaves locals shocked and scared

MCROBERTS, Ky. (WYMT) - Homes collided with homes, vehicles slammed into guardrails and more images of destruction are visible in McRoberts, a small community in Letcher County. The damage is so bad that it leaves locals speechless. “Look at this, look at this home,” McRoberts local Amanda Smith said while...
MCROBERTS, KY
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Letcher County Sheriff’s Office receives police cruisers from around the region

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department announced they have received cruisers from law enforcement agencies around the region. A post on the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page said they had received cruisers from the Mt. Washington Police Department, Wise County Sheriff’s Office, Harlan Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
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New curfews imposed in Eastern KY after reports of looting spike

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - Law enforcement in a few Eastern Kentucky counties are having to enforce a curfew to prevent crime and looting after a deadly flood displaces many from their homes. While the search for dozens of missing people continues, Perry County law enforcement has made multiple arrests...
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Looters show up, bring on curfew

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and other law enforcement officers are enforce a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. to stop the looting of homes affected by last Thursday morning’s flood, and prosecutors hope to make the charges stick. “People are just stopping in people’s driveways and...
LETCHER COUNTY, KY

West Virginia law enforcement to donate cruisers to Eastern Kentucky

BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—Some West Virginia law enforcement departments will send some much-needed help to their brothers in blue across the border in Eastern Kentucky. The Whitesburg Police Department in Letcher County lost eight police cars in the devastating flooding that ravaged Eastern Kentucky this week, and both the City of Hurricane and the Boone […]
BOONE COUNTY, WV
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Letcher County will be under curfew from midnight to 6 a.m.

The Letcher County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement officers will enforce a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. to stop the looting of homes affected by Thursday morning’s flood and a continuing power outage. “People are just stopping in people’s driveways and picking up people’s stuff, and...
LETCHER COUNTY, KY