Owsley County, KY

Ludlow Schools superintendent Mike Borchers appointed to Local Superintendents Advisory Council

Ludlow Independent Schools Superintendent Michael Borchers has been appointed at-large member of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC). Borchers will fill the position left vacant by the retirement of Dr. Timothy Bobrowski, superintendent of the Owsley County School District. Borchers has served as the Ludlow Independent Schools superintendent for over...
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Henry Turner

Henry Turner of Booneville, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Marcum Wallace Medical Center in Irvine after a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Dave and Evalee Raleigh Turner. He and his wife, Barbara Sue Mayes Turner, would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was a member of the Fish Creek Bible Church. A military veteran, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of Owsley County High School, Lee’s Junior College and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a retired history and social studies teacher, beginning his career at Wolfe County and Owsley County high schools and finishing at Breathitt County High School, where he taught for approximately 20 years. He was an avid gardener, who shared his bounty with family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who wanted or needed it. He also farmed and helped his brothers farm. He loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds. He was a sports fan, especially of University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds baseball teams and Owsley County Owls basketball, particularly watching his son Michael and granddaughter Mika play. In his younger years, he loved fishing. He loved children, most especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life. He was a 40 plus-year member of the Owsley County Lions Club, where he served in many positions including president; a former member of the Owsley County Board of Education; a member of the Middle Kentucky Community Action Agency board of directors; and the Owsley County Retired Teachers. In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Rosalind Turner of Harrodsburg and Michele Turner of Booneville; one son, Michael David Turner of Booneville, an honorary daughter and sister-in-law, Bessie Mayes Turner of Springboro, Ohio; two brothers, James William Turner and Cale Turner, both of Booneville; four sisters, Rachel Turner Stamper of Beattyville; Molly Turner, Mary Elizabeth Turner and Martha Ruth Turner, all of Booneville; two granddaughters, Mika Turner and Shania Turner, both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Elliott, Sigel, Raleigh and Leonard Turner and a sister Wanda Noel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at 12 p.m., at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home wiht Daniel McIntosh, pastor of Fish Creek School Church, with assistance from Terry Mathis, former Fish Creek pastor officiating. Pallbearers were David Thomas Noel and Patrick Noel, both of Tennessee; Christopher Noel of Lexington; David Wayne Turner of Springboro, OH; Bob (Brother Bob) Mayes of Booneville; Joe (Little Joe) McIntosh of Beattyville; Mika Turner of Lexington; and James Shouse and Charlie Shouse, both of Booneville. Honorary pallbearers were Howard and Daphne Mayes, of Booneville; Bob and Carolyn Mayes of Booneville; Eugene Turner of Richmond; Silas Turner of Jackson; Mose Turner of Jackson; Clint Turner of Newport, Ed Raleigh (double first cousin) of Jackson; Deron Mays of Booneville; Kaylee Turner of Booneville; Bob Smith of Booneville; and Larry Mayes of Winchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owsley County Lion’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o President Cale Turner, Box 514, Booneville, KY 41314 or to the Fish Creek Bible Church, c/o Treasurer Mary E. Turner, 2308 Fish Creek Scholar Road, Booneville, KY 41314. Paid Obit.
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‘Kentucky Colonels’ award more than $320,000 to EKY Non-profits

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - On Monday, the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels awarded 32 Eastern Kentucky non-profits more than $320,000. The event, which was held at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, marks the beginning of the ‘Colonels’ Grant-Impact Week. This year, more than...
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Mother of Kentucky woman accused of scalding son says there were warning signs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The mother of a woman accused of scalding her young son said she'd tried to have something done long before the incident. According to a report by LEX 18, 28-year-old Alexis Powell was charged this month with first-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal abuse of a child and wanton endangerment, according to the Owsley County Sheriff's Office. She's accused of intentionally forcing her three-year-old son to stand in hot or boiling water as punishment "until such time as the skin turned gray and began to peel from the minor child's feet," according to court records.

Grey Matters 5K/10K kicks off in Whitesburg with largest turnout yet

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Dozens of runners and those wanting to support a good cause gathered bright and early Saturday morning for the fifth annual Grey Matters 5K/10K in Whitesburg. Even the gloomy weather could not stop nearly 200 people from coming out to participate, including Owsley County native and...

Mother accused of burning child’s feet as punishment for misbehaving

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/Gray News) - A Kentucky mother is accused of punishing her child by burning her child’s feet. WYMT reports Owsley County deputies responded to the home of 28-year-old Alexis Powell in April to investigate the possible abuse of a 4-year-old child. Investigators determined the child suffered second-...

Woman jailed on felony charges after burning her small child’s feet

An eastern Kentucky woman is facing multiple felony charges after burning her small child’s feet. Alexis Powell, 28, of Booneville, was arrested after an Owsley County Sheriff’s Office investigation showed she abused her four-year-old by burning the child’s feet as punishment, according to Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch.

Sheriff: Booneville woman arrested in child abuse investigation

OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Booneville woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a child abuse case. According to the Owsley County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy took a report on April 16 about the possible abuse of a 4-year-old. After an investigation, deputies say it...

Mother Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

A mother out of Eastern Kentucky stands accused of burning the feet of her child as punishment for misbehaving. Deputies with the Owsley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on the 16th of April, where they began an investigation into the possible abuse of a 4-year-old. During the investigation, officers discovered the child had 2nd and 3rd-degree burns on the bottoms of both feet, which is apart of the alleged punishment that was not made clear.

May 8th - 14th is National Nursing Home Week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - This week, May 8th through the 14th, is National Nursing Home Week. Staff and residents at the Owsley County Comprehensive Care Center are spending the day celebrating and remembering. Debbie Clemons, a registered nurse and MDS Coordinator for the Owsley County Comprehensive Care Center says they...

‘Singing Nurse’ brings joy and healing through song

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Annabelle Abner was given a special gift from her grandpa at an early age: a ukulele. Abner has used that gift to cultivate her own talent of singing and performing with the instrument. Now, Abner is a dual-major at Hazard Community and Technical College in Nursing and Professional Studio Artists at the School of Bluegrass in Hyden.