Morgan County, KY

Morgan County,

KY 1162 in Morgan County closed Thursday, June 17

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Drivers who use KY-1162 in Morgan County will need to find an alternate route on Thursday, June 17. No marked detour will be posted. Drivers can use KY 191 and KY 1000 as an alternate route. Road work is planned to begin around 7 a.m. and...
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Morgan County, KYWTVQ

KY 1162 to close for slide repair June 17

JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists who use KY 1162 in Morgan County will need to find a different route on Thursday, June 17. The road will be closed to repair a slide. The project location is at milepoint 0.7, under a mile east of the KY 191 intersection. Work will...
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Morgan announces return to normalcy

After nearly 15 months of lockdowns and distancing, Morehead State University today announced plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions for the upcoming Fall semester. The Office of the President sent out an email Friday, said part the post-COVID environment will begin today. “Our university has been Eagle Strong during this past...
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Morgan County, KYWTVQ

KY 946 to be closed in Morgan County June 15

JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists will need to find an alternate route if they plan on using KY 946 in Morgan County on June 15. The drainage pipe replacement will cause a closure at milepoint 3.5, just east of Hall Road between US 460 and KY 1010. The road work...
Raceland, KYDaily Independent

Class A state track: Perry leaves lasting impression; Raceland boys finish strong

LEXINGTON Krista Perry gently tossed her gold, purple and black spikes aside and bent over. “My legs are burning,” Morgan County's senior hurdler said. When it came to jumping over 10 obstacles, Perry torched the field at Thursday's Class A state track meet at the University of Kentucky with two wins: a state record 14.52 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and a top-10 46.22 in the 300.
Rowan County, KYWTVQ

Pop-up health clinics headed to Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan

ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of Operation Gateway Kentucky Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Medical Mission, a service operation in five Eastern Kentucky counties to provide free, general medical, dental and optometry services to approximately 1,800 uninsured or underinsured Kentuckians. “Health care is a basic...
Morgan County, KYWTVQ

KY 650 in Morgan County closed Thursday

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drivers who use KY 650 in Morgan County between KY 172 and the Elliott County line will need to find an alternate route on Thursday. According to the KYTC, the road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the removal of debris from this winter’s ice storm.

Driver in fatal wreck indicted

WEST LIBERTY – The Morgan Circuit Court Grand Jury recently handed down 30 indictments of 29 individuals, including that of a local woman on a manslaughter charge. Terri J. Lewis, 38, of West Liberty, was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justin Arnett, 29, of Salyersville, who died in an Oct. 31, 2020, automobile collision in which Lewis was driving.
Morgan County,

BatKats & Bobcats Baseball Still Bringing Home Wins This Season

Congrats to Coach Hays and the Bobcats Baseball Team on their recent wins over Jackson City and Congrats to Coach Flynn & the middle school BatKats for their win over Morgan County last week! 10-0. Congrats to Coach Reed and the BatKats who also celebrated their big district wins over Powell County last week.
Morgan County,

BatKats Racking Up Wins This Season

Congrats to the LCMHS Batkats on their win over West Carter last Saturday, Morgan County last Tuesday and also the Middle School BatKats for their recent win over Breathitt County. Also, congratulations to BatKat Kenzie Slone for receiving the David Lery Classic Scholarship and Preslee Cundiff who was selected as MVP of game one and Bailee Wright as MVP of game two.
Kentucky StateDaily Independent

West Liberty man charged with sex crimes

WEST LIBERTY A West Liberty man has been charged by Kentucky State Police with multiple sex crimes. Gary Lewis, 48, was charged Saturday with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and second- and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. The Rowan County Detention Center lists Lewis’ bond at $1 million. Lewis...
West Liberty,

Fatal wreck on US 460

WHITE OAK – Two people died as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Saturday, April 24, on US 460 between Salyersville and West Liberty, with one person still hospitalized. According to the press release from Kentucky State Police, Morgan County Dispatch called for assistance just after 4 p.m. Through...
Morgan County,

Mountain Parkway progress report: Morgan County set for completion this year

Progress continues on the Mountain Parkway Expansion this spring, with completion of the 8.2-mile Morgan County segment in sight. Asphalt plants have reopened for the year and paving is underway on the new westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway in Morgan County. Westbound traffic will begin using the new lanes this summer between Exit 57 in Helechawa and Hager in Magoffin County.
Wolfe County, KYWKYT 27

Officials with the Mountain Parkway Expansion give update

MORGAN/MAGOFFIN/WOLFE COUNTIES, Ky. (WYMT) - This spring, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, several projects are underway in Morgan, Magoffin, and Wolfe counties for the Mountain Parkway Expansion project. “That’ll help with economic development, regional expansion, it’ll help with tourism, it’ll just help on so many different fronts. It’ll...

Mountain Parkway expansion continues in Eastern Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Work continues on the Mountain Parkway this spring, as the 8.2 mile stretch in Morgan County looks to be completed soon. New lanes will be added between Exit 57 in Helechawa and Hager in Magoffin County. The bridge in Morgan County began reconstruction in October near...

2 Fatalities in Car Crash in Morehead

Two people were killed following a crash Saturday evening. According to Kentucky State Police, Post 8 in Morehead received a call for assistance from the Morgan County Dispatch after a two vehicle crash at about 4:16 p.m. Investigators say 26 year old Jacob Patrick was traveling east on US 460. Patrick traveled into the west bound lane striking 72 year old Larry Holbrook and his passenger, Dorothy Holbrook. Jacob Patrick and Dorothy Holbrook were transported to Morgan County Appalachian Regional Healthcare by Morgan County EMS and were pronounced deceased by Morgan County Coroner Raymond Vancleave. Larry Holbrook was transported to Saint Claire Hospital by Morgan County EMS and was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of his injuries.