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FEMA Opens Two Additional Mobile Registration Centers

FEMA has now opened two additional mobile registration centers- one in Breathitt County and one in Owsley County – to help survivors who experienced uninsured loss from the flooding that began July 26th. In Breathitt County, the newest mobile registration center is located at Marie Roberts Middle School at...
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KSP Investigating Shooting Incident In Whitley County

Kentucky State Police (KSP) are investigating a shooting incident in Whitley County. Troopers were called out to KY-1481 in Williamsburg where, reportedly, 59-year-old Douglas M. Griffth and 41-year-old Charlie West Jr. were fighting. Investigators say West got a gun and allegedly shot Griffith. Griffith was taken to Baptist Medical Center in Corbin. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries. West was arrested and charged with Assault. He was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. The investigation continues.
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Leslie, Magoffin, Martin and Whitley Counties eligible for FEMA assistance

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - More counties are now eligible for FEMA assistance after devastating flooding last week. People in Leslie, Magoffin, Martin and Whitley Counties can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance. This may include temporary housing assistance, basic home repairs and other uninsured disaster-related needs. These counties join Breathitt, Clay,...
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Williamsburg Police Chief Announces Retirement

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird has announced his retirement effective on August 31st. According to a post on the Williamsburg Police Department Facebook page, Bird has served the people of Williamsburg and Whitley County for 27 years. Before being promoted to Chief, he served as Detective, Lieutenant and Sergeant. He also served as a Task Force Officer for the London DEA. “The dedication and leadership that Chief Bird instilled in the department and in our communities will be missed. WPD and the City of Williamsburg is forever grateful for Chief Bird’s many years of commitment to ensuring the safety of our citizens,” the post read. K-9 Ryker will also retire with Bird.
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Flood victims in four more counties to receive individual assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday afternoon that four more counties are now eligible for individual assistance from FEMA in the wake of deadly flash flooding across Eastern Kentucky. President Joe Biden added Martin, Magoffin, Leslie and Whitley counties to the list. They join Breathitt, Clay, Floyd,...
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5 additional counties in Eastern KY now eligible for FEMA assistance

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Individual Assistance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Kentuckians in Leslie, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley and Whitley counties. The move immediately makes assistance available to more Kentuckians who are hurting following...
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KSP Announces Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Kentucky State Police, London Post which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in an effort to enforce traffic laws, especially seatbelt adherence, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. A complete list of traffic safety checkpoints location can be found at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-11/post-11-checkpoints/
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