Powell County, KY

McAlarnis, Daniels combine to pitch PCC past Powell County

HAZARD — Mason McAlarnis and Jacob Daniels combined to pitch Perry Central past Powell County 7-2 in a high school baseball regular season finale on Thursday, May 12. Powell County owned multiple leads before Perry Central separated itself late in the matchup. Facing a one-run deficit, Perry Central erupted for four runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning. In all, Perry Central scored six runs in its final two at-bats to pull away for the win.
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Mountain Parkway reopens in Powell County following crash

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Powell County Dispatchers tell WYMT the Mountain Parkway has reopened and the scene has been cleared. No additional information regarding the accident is available at this time. Original Story. According to a Facebook post from the Powell County Office of Public Information, the Mountain Parkway...
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Hazard wins back-to-back games over Powell County

HAZARD — Hazard notched back-to-back wins over 14th Region rival Powell County in two games played over a four-day span. Winning handily, Hazard pulled away to defeat visiting Powell County 19-4 in four innings in a high school softball game on Friday, April 29. Mallory Combs earned the win...

Townsend Named SRO of the Year

This year the Kentucky Center for School Safety, School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University has announced that Powell County’s own School Resource Officer Michael Townsend has been named school resource officer of the year for the eastern district of Kentucky. The(KYASRO) Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers will present this award on June 23 at the Perkins Building on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond Campus.

UPDATE: “Armed and dangerous” suspect in Powell County arrested

UPDATE (5/4/22 11:20 a.m.) – An “armed and dangerous” suspect the Stanton Police Department was searching for has been arrested. According to police, Aaron Couch has been arrested in connection to a shooting early Wednesday morning after an extensive foot chase. POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Powell...

Powell County Law Enforcement Mourns Former Sheriff

Former Powell County Sheriff Melvin Rogers, husband of Catherine Benningfield Rogers passed away at the age of 66. He was preceded by his parents Jasper Newton Rogers and his mother Irene Foster Rogers a brother’s Earnest Rogers and brother John Rogers. Melvin spent 25 years with the Sheriff’s Office and 8 with Clay City Police Department. He is survived by his wife Catherine of Stanton, his daughters Shannon Buckland ( Matthew) of Stanton, Melvalene Riggs of Winchester, Sister Alma Louis Clark of West liberty granddaughter Kayla Riggs, and grandson Aaron Isaac McKinney. Funeral services were held this past Friday, April 22 at Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton. The Powell County Sheriff’s office stated Rogers’s gracious impact on Powell County will be felt for years. We thank him for making our community a better place and for his enduring legacy, rest in peace #124.

Watch Police Cruiser Ram And Nearly Run Over Suspect’s Truck During Pursuit

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Powell County, Kentucky after leading police on a chase that was captured on video by a nearby motorist. Local authorities in Stanton were warned of an ongoing police chase coming from Winchester at roughly 2:54 p.m. on Sunday. It is unclear why police were pursuing Aaron Elliot but footage shared online shows the ending to the chase.

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows police chase on Mountain Parkway

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A man was arrested Sunday afternoon, after a dangerous cross-county police chase. According to Stanton Police, a red Chevy pickup operated by Aaron Elliot, 30, of Mount Sterling, led police on a chase from Clay to Powell County. Elliot reportedly crossed over the median on the...