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Man accused of threatening shooting at Ky. university

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is accused of making a threat against the University of the Cumberlands. According to the Williamsburg Police Department, they received a call Tuesday evening from the university about a threat made toward the school. Police say 35-year-old Dustin Burchett, of Somerset, indicated he was...
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One turn lane closed where TSR meets four lane

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Crews with the La Follette Street Department closed the left turn lane from Towe String Road onto the four lane at the Citizens Bank stop light this afternoon. Public Works Director Casey Boshears says there is a large sink hole forming in that lane. He...

Green Dragons met Lake Way Christian in football scrimmage

On Saturday, Harlan traveled to Morristown, Tennessee, to play Lake Way Christian. Both teams scored three touchdowns apiece. According to Harlan coach Eric Perry, he saw some good things from his Dragons. “Defensively, I thought we had good things happen and a lot of things we have to clean up,”...

Somerset man jailed after threatening to ‘execute a shooting’ at the University of the Cumberlands

A Somerset man has been jailed after allegedly making threats toward the University of the Cumberlands. Police arrested 35-year-old Dustin C. Burchett and charged him with second-degree terroristic threatening after he was accused of calling the university and threatened to “execute a shooting on the campus,” according to the Williamsburg Police Department.

Kelsey Waldon highlights Middlesboro music series

Week 4 of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series featured bluegrass, soul and country-rock artist Kelsey Waldon. Raised in Monkey’s Eyebrow in Ballard County, Waldon learned music while working on the farm. She was the first artist to sign with John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 15 years. In 2014 she released her first album, “The Goldmine.” Waldon currently has four albums with “No Regular Dog” coming out Aug. 12. Waldon performed earlier this summer at the Laurel Cove Music Festival in Pineville.

Catching up with Peanut and Mrs. Wells

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood snapped this fun photo last Thursday evening while covering the election. This is former school board member Howard “Peanut” Cummins and Martha Wells remembered by many as the long time librarian at East La Follette School. “Peanut and Martha...

Jaylynn, Sadie and J.R. wish Mammaw Kathy happy birthday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – It’s fun day today for granddaughters Jaylynn and Sadie Kitts. They’re wishing their mammaw a happy birthday. Happy Birthday to Mammaw Kathy Kitts from Jaylynn, Sadie and J.R. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/10/2022-6AM)

KSP investigating Tuesday night murder-suicide

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) — Kentucky State Police are investigating what they call a murder-suicide that occurred Tuesday night in Harlan. Around 9:09 p.m., Post 10 Harlan received a 911 call that two people were shot on Jonathan Drive, according to a Wednesday morning press release. Detectives say through an...

CHET guest speakers at Rotary. Leach, Joyeuse join Rotary Club.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET) Chief Operating Officer Penny Etter and CHET’S new Pediatrician Dr. Megan Hall guest spoke at Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon. This week CHET is celebrating National Health Center Week. Etter discussed the history of the...

Somerset Man Arrested In Connection To Phone Threat At University Of The Cumberlands

The Williamsburg Police Department was called in to investigate a threat this week at the University of the Cumberlands. Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were asked to assist the college after a threat was phoned in. The initial investigation indicated that 35-year-old Dustin Collins Burchett of Somerset called a building at the university and claimed he was going to “shoot up the campus.” This led to extra security measures and a large law enforcement presence across campus for an hour afterward. Burchett was tracked to Somerset where he was arrested by Kentucky State Police and deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with terroristic threatening and was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Cumberlands program wins Exemplary Course Program Award

Dr. Elizabeth Christopher and the University of the Cumberlands Instructional Design Team recently won a Blackboard and Anthology Exemplary Course Program Award for demonstrating excellence in the "Strategies and Practice for Fitness Profession" course. The honor was awarded based on course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support. The full listing of award winners can be found at

Pigskin Previews 2022: Harlan County Black Bears

BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) - After missing the playoffs for the first time in program history, the Harlan County Black Bears are finding hope in the deep, dark hills. “I think we’re a better football team right now than we were at the end of the season last year,” said senior linebacker Josh Sergent. “We put in a new offense, we’ve changed a lot of things, we got some new players, we got some speed guys that can make some plays for us this year.”

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times While Driving Man To Hospital For Mental Health Emergency

A woman who was said to be transporting a man to the hospital for a mental health emergency, was stabbed several times in the neck, arm, and chest this past Friday. 54-year-old Angela Worley, of Jacksboro, is said to have received a call from 40-year-old Cameron Jones, of LaFollette, asking her for a ride to Tennova Hospital for a mental health crisis. Worley made her way to Jones, whom she found walking on the side of the road. She stopped to give him a ride.