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WWII veteran from Eastern Kentucky dies at 103

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - World War II veteran Henry C. Ledford died on Friday at 103-years-old. Ledford was from Clay County. He was one of the oldest veterans in the state of Kentucky. Ledford’s 411th Infantry Regiment freed prisoners from a concentration camp near Landsberg, Germany. In a Facebook...
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Law Enforcement Warns Public About Potential Phone Scam

An update from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office:. We’ve had several people call our office advising they have received calls from persons advising they were with our office requesting money for court costs. It was reported that our office number is even showing on caller id. We NEVER...

Downtown Christmas held in Eastern Ky. town devastated by July flood

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Santa Claus brought all kinds of gifts to Jackson today. In the season of giving, organizers wanted to show how close the people in the community are. “We’ve been through a lot in the last two years, and just anything we can do to try to, especially with our kids, try to bring some type of resemblance of joy and anticipation and just come together as a community,” Jackson Woman’s Club President Lauren Bates said.

HPD: Perry man fled from, assaulted officers

A Perry County man was arrested on several charges recently in connection with an incident in which he allegedly fled from and assaulted police. According to the arrest citation written by Hazard Police Officer Michael Ritchie, on Nov. 26, he and Sgt. Randy Gwin attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ronnie Lee Sebastian, 29, of Bourbon Ridge Lane, Bonnyman, on East Main Street.

Dry Friday ahead, rain chances return this weekend with another cold front

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The forecast for the next few days is going to be a series of ups and downs. Be ready for some soggy weather. Temperatures have already dropped below the forecast overnight lows in many areas, so we have adjusted our forecast to match. Most of you will wake up to 20s and low 30s across the region. Clouds will start to increase today, so after some early sunshine, it will likely turn cloudy by the time you head home from work or school. The good news is that we should still get into the upper 50s later today, so that will feel like a heatwave compared to yesterday. It could also be a bit breezy at times, with winds coming out of the south and gusting up to 15mph at times.

Off-and-on showers for December’s first weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Our weather rollercoaster continues as we’ve flipped the calendar over to December, as after cold weather yesterday, we’re back above normal heading into the weekend. Tonight through Tomorrow Night. Continuing to watch another weather system head our way as we head into the weekend....

Mild weather returns to finish the week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It has been a rather chilly Thursday throughout the mountains today, even with plenty of sunshine. However, as we lose some sunshine, we will gain a few degrees on the thermometer as we head into the end of the week. Unfortunately, we’ll also add a few drops to the old rain bucket.

Flood recovery meeting held in Breathitt County

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky hope to bring attention to people still struggling with flood recovery. They are hosting flood recovery meetings across Eastern Kentucky. One meeting was held Tuesday night in Breathitt County at Marie Roberts-Caney Elementary School. Officials said there is...

Knott County Vocational School Receives 100 Computers from Non-Profit Organizaion

The Knott County Area Technology Center received 100 computers on Thursday from SOS, a non-profit organization based in Louisville, to help the center’s vocational programs. The Knott County Area Technology Center serves Knott County Central High School vocational students, but due to flooding, had to resort to moving vocational classes to unoccupied areas of Knott Central, with some classes being held in locker rooms.

Kentucky Heritage Council offers help to Homeplace Community Center

In the months following the July flooding that devastated many areas in Perry County — including several buildings at the Homeplace Community Center in Ary as well as many homes and businesses nearby the center — concerned community members have continually been working to establish contact with the Board of the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund regarding the future of Homeplace.

Indiana group plans supply delivery in Knott County

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A group of people from Tippecanoe, Indiana plan to head to Knott County on Thursday. People from the community put up flyers, and they started collecting donations for flood survivors in Eastern Kentucky. The donations ranged from furniture to food. Regina Bentley lives in Knott County,...

More than $2 million in FEMA buyouts approved in Perry County

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - FEMA has already approved and granted more than $2 million in FEMA buyouts in Perry County. “In phase one there was thirteen properties that’s already been approved and that’s where that first round of money will go to is to buy those thirteen homes out,” said Perry County Judge Executive Scott Alexander.

Oneida’s Long John Silver’s closing Wednesday

ONEIDA | The Scott County Food Court will be down to just one restaurant within hours. Customers of the Food Court were greeted by signs on Wednesday announcing that it would be the final day of business for Oneida’s Long John Silver’s franchise, which has been housed in the Food Court since it opened in the mid 1990s.

Hornets ranked sixth in region rankings

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is ranked sixth in the Preseason 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Rankings. The Hornets are ranked ahead of Johnson Central, Betsy Layne, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, East Ridge, Lawrence County, Belfry, Phelps and Jenkins. Magoffin County is listed behind Floyd Central, Shelby Valley, Pike County Central,...