Lost Creek, KY

Two arrested on drug charges

SALYERSVILLE – Two men were arrested on drug trafficking charges after officers went to a residence to serve a bench warrant. According to police reports, four Magoffin County Sheriff Department officers went to the residence of Jerry Combs, 45, of Old Lick Creek Road, Salyersville, located at the top of the Mine Fork Ridge, to serve a bench warrant on the afternoon of October 17. Police were given permission by Combs to go into the home to search for the person with the active warrant, but as Deputy J. Caudill entered the home, he observed Lidennis Joseph Peavy, 19, of Michigan, in the bathroom, seeing Peavy through the vented door take something out of his pocket and throw it to the right of him.
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Jump on Hazard’s cloudy forecast today

(HAZARD, KY.) A cloudy day can feel like the perfect excuse to stay inside, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, a cloudy Thursday is perfect for some activities — check out these ideas as well as your four-day forecast.
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Councilman uses racial slur, mayor asks him to resign

SALYERSVILLE – A city councilman used a racial slur in Monday night’s meeting, resulting in an immediate adjournment of the meeting and now many public statements from local officials regarding what was said. During mayor’s report in the October 18 meeting, Mayor James “Pete” Shepherd was updating the council on...
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Buckhorn students and staff mourn former students with candlelight vigil

BUCKHORN, Ky. (WYMT) - One Eastern Kentucky community came together Thursday night to mourn those they’ve lost. Students and staff at Buckhorn School in Perry County held a vigil Thursday evening at the school’s baseball field in honor of former students that have died in recent weeks. Two of the...

Rain chances return, temperatures take a tumble

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Get your rain gear back out. You will likely need it later this afternoon. We will start your Thursday on a dry and potentially foggy note before clouds roll into our region with an approaching cold front. That front will bring the chances for showers and storms, with some of those potentially being on the stronger side. Stay weather aware this afternoon and early this evening. The Storm Prediction Center has most of our region under a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather. The main threats will be damaging winds, heavy rain and small hail.

2022 Rogers Scholars application opens November 1

The Center for Rural Development is issuing a call for applications for the 2022 Rogers Scholars program, which will open on November 1st. Rogers Scholars — The Center’s flagship youth program — is open to rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who are seeking to build their skills in leadership, career exploration, entrepreneurship, technology, and community service. The program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for young people throughout the region. Students apply during their sophomore year.

Three vie for Miss Magoffin

The Miss Magoffin County Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 8:00 p.m. at the Prater’s Fort Cabin Complex in Salyersville. Miss Magoffin County 2019-2021, Brooklyn Faith Poe will say farewell to her amazing years of service. The theme for this year’s pageant is “Dancing Queen” and will feature Miss Magoffin and other local entertainers Emceeing the pageant will be Magoffin County’s own Jim Caldwell, weatherman at WKYT-TV in Lexington and his morning news colleague, Andrea Walker.

West honored with Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Award

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County High School Athletic Director Neil West has received the Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Award. A longtime leader for Magoffin County High School, West received the award during a presentation held at MCHS on Thursday, Oct. 14. A successful educator, West leads the Magoffin County High School...

4-Day Weather Forecast For Salyersville

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Salyersville: Thursday, October 21: Mostly cloudy then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Friday, October 22: Mostly cloudy then slight chance of rain showers during the day;

Bulldogs take bite out of Spartans

LEXINGTON – Continuing to win, visiting Hazard blanked Sayre 14-0 in a Class A District 7 game on Friday Oct. 15. Hazard improved to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in Class A District 7 after claiming the win. As a result of the loss, Sayre dropped to 6-2 overall and 0-2...

HPD celebrates completion of monument honoring fallen law enforcement officers

For years, officials with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) have been working on a project to erect a monument honoring fallen law enforcement officers of Hazard and Perry County. Earlier this year, in March, pieces of the monument began arriving and the project began coming together. On Friday, Oct. 15, community members gathered to celebrates the completion of the monument being displayed outside of the Hazard Police Department.

Scattered storms lead into cool finish to the week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered thunderstorms moving through this evening will introduce a chilly feel to the region as we close out the work week. At least it will be short-lived!. Tonight through Tomorrow Night. We’re still watching a cold front work through the mountains going through the evening and...

Fiscal court approves ‘heroes pay’

SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, October 19, discussing mail delivery, county employee “hero pay” and vaccine incentives, and a recent racial slur used by a city councilman during a city council meeting earlier this week. During departmental reports, Magoffin County Deputy Judge...

Primrose Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Primrose: Thursday, October 21: Partly sunny then showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Friday, October 22: Partly sunny then slight chance of rain showers during the day; while

How to save money on your heating bill this fall and winter

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Power officials said they are gearing up for the colder months and are prepared for the months ahead. “Our systems are in good shape, and we have certainly have had quite the year with the February ice storm,,” said Cindy Wiseman with Kentucky Power “A lot of repairs were made to the grid.”

Tonia Davies

Tonia Davies, age 63, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Salyersville, Kentucky. Tonia was born September 25, 1958, in Lorain, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Thatcher Werner. Tonia was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends....

Kristian Woolf has his say on key departing St Helens players

St Helens have said goodbye to seven departing players following the culmination of the 2021 season and now head coach Kristian Woolf has had his say in an extensive interview on Saints TV. Woolf, who has been in charge of the Lancashire club for the past two seasons, has won...

Third-annual Walnut Festival in the books

With the cool nights and frosted mornings, we are reminded that fall has arrived. The leaves are starting to burst their last colors before they wither and fall to winter slumber. Along with them are the black walnuts native to our area that we love to collect and use for everything from candy to cakes, to back scratchers. All of this reminds me of the cycle of life we are all passing thru, some with this Covid before we wanted them to as it has touched all the people in some way or another in our county. Lost but not forgotten, we will miss all our people that are no longer with us. With this gloomy virus that has hovered over our nation for the last 18 months, it is nice to have something to look forward to.