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Remains of missing eastern Ky. woman identified using rapid DNA testing

Kentucky State Police announced that the remains of a missing eastern Kentucky woman have been identified using rapid DNA testing. “Utilizing the ANDE Rapid DNA Identification System, technology that generates DNA identification from forensic samples in fewer than two hours,” state police positively identified a Leslie County woman missing since 2020.
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Healthcare additions, downtown revitalization coming to Clay County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – In 2014, the New York Times called Clay County, Kentucky the worst place to live in the country. Monday, Governor Andy Beshear saying Clay County is beginning a new chapter that includes the start of a two-year nursing program at Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester campus in partnership with Somerset Community College.

‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign kicks off on Monday

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Monday, Kentucky State Police officially kicked off the “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Officials say the campaign follows a report that ranked Perry County as having the highest percentage of deaths with people not wearing a seatbelt. The goal of “Click it or...

Spotty storms continue through the week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We’re slowly working this morning’s rain out of the mountains, but we’re not quite finished with the soggy conditions quite yet. This particular frontal boundary will continue to work on out of the region this evening and into the overnight, bringing an end to our showers for the overnight and much of the day on Tuesday. We’ve still got the cooler air filtering into the region overnight as lows fall back into the middle and upper 50s.

ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Shenia Marie Hampton

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday’s Mountain Student Achiever was Shenia Marie Hampton. Shenia is a senior at Jenkins-Middle High Scholl and has a 3.7 GPA. Shenia is a member of the National Honor Society and won and Engineering Design award. Congratulations, Shenia!

Wanda Hill

Wanda Hill, age 73 of Flat Gap, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at her home. Born July 28, 1948 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James Ira Pennington and Ola Cantrell Pennington. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in...

Kentucky woman pleads guilty to murder of her newborn baby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Clay County, Kentucky, woman pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of her newborn baby. Amber Bowling will be sentenced on June 27, according to a report by LEX 18. Her recommended sentence is 40 years. Kentucky State Police said Bowling was 21 years old in...

Gov. Beshear gives perspective on Monkeypox

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Health authorities confirmed the first cases of monkeypox here in the U.S. last week, leaving individuals to ask what monkeypox is and how contagious it can be. Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus and can be spread by close contact with another...

McKee’s Akemon Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Cumberland

MONTICELLO, Ky. – Boater Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, caught five bass Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland. The tournament was the third event for the Bass Fishing League Mountain Division. Akemon earned $5,550 for his victory.

High School Scoreboard - May 23, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Regional tournaments have begun across the mountains. Somerset 13, Southwestern 3 - 12th Region Quarterfinals (6 innings) Wayne County 2, Rockcastle County 1 - 12th Region Quarterfinals. Whitley County 4, Jackson County 2 - 13th Region Quarterfinals. Breathitt County 10, Leslie County 2 - 14th Region...

Umbrella weather to start a much cooler week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Your rain gear is going to be your friend for much of this week. Keep it handy. The new work, and for many kids, the final school week, starts soggy. A stalled front and low pressure to our south will do two things today: It will keep rain chances around for the majority of the day and it should keep us much cooler than what we’ve seen lately. I would be shocked if we made it too far past the 60-degree mark later. Yes, you read that right. After record-breaking heat last week, we will start this week with well below average temperatures. We’ll try 65 for a high today, but we may have already reached that around midnight. Stay tuned.

One of Biggest Motorcycle Rallies in the Midwest Happening Memorial Day Weekend

Calling all bikers! Rev up those engines and rumble into summer while honoring the fallen this Memorial Day weekend!. One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Midwest is happening in Buckhorn, Missouri, roughly 4 and a half hours from the tristate. The 33rd annual Mid American Freedom Rally is scheduled to begin at noon on May 27th at the Pulaski County Fort Wood Shrine Club grounds. The event will feature live bands, a bike show, contests, field events, and much more.

Scattered storm chances this weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered showers and storms will be possible on Saturday and Sunday, but it will NOT be an all-day washout for either day. Into tonight, we stay partly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms will be possible, but it will not rain everywhere. Low temperatures only fall into the upper-60s and lower-70s.

14th Region baseball draw completed

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - After a long, rainy district tournament week, the 14th Region baseball tournament is set. The first round of the tournament will be played at the homes of the division winners on Monday. Perry Central will host the semifinals and championship on Wednesday and Friday. 14TH REGION...

High School Scoreboard - May 20, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The first week of district play wrapped up on Friday. Here’s the scores that have been reported to WYMT and the KHSAA by 11 p.m. Breathitt County 7, Wolfe County 6 (55th District Championship) SOFTBALL. Frederick Douglass 17, Rockcastle County 16. Johnson Central 12, Pikeville...

Hazard basketball legend Sam Smith dies at 78

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Sam Smith, a legendary Hazard High School basketball player, and one of the first African-American student athletes to integrate the University of Louisville basketball program has died. Smith was 78. Smith attended and played at Hazard High School in the late 1950s and early 1960s before...