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Red River Gorge hikers encouraged to be prepared after 3 people got lost

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team wants hikers to be prepared when exploring the Red River Gorge, after three hikers got lost. The rescue team says on Monday around 7 p.m. the team received a call about three lost hikers near Indian Staircase. Rescue crews say the group wandered off the trail and weren’t able to find their way back.
WOLFE COUNTY, KY
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Estill County wins 14th Region softball title

CAMPTON, Ky. (WYMT) - For the first time since 2018, the Lady Engineers are atop the 14th Region mountain. Estill County used a 12-run third inning to beat Wolfe County 13-0 to win the 14th Region softball championship. “We’ve hit the ball good all season,” said Lady Engineers coach Lynn...
ESTILL COUNTY, KY
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14TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Letcher Central holds off Hazard

Letcher Central grabbed an early eight-run lead and the Lady Cougars turned away Hazard, 8-5, in the opening round of the 14th region tournament played at Wolfe County on Tuesday night. Autumn Wampler had two hits, including a double, scored one run, and batted in two as Central improved to...
HAZARD, KY
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Volunteer-based rescue team seeing increase in missions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Every Wednesday, a Lexington brewery gives back to the community by donating proceeds to non-profits. This Wednesday, Country Boy Brewing donated 10% of sales to the Wolfe County Search and Rescue team. “We’re definitely a scrappy insurgency, but we’re also now nicely equipped,” says Tommy...
LEXINGTON, KY
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Project to Widen Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County Awarded to Construction Six Months Ahead of Schedule

A critical infrastructure project for Eastern Kentucky and a priority for Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration is advancing to construction six months ahead of schedule. Today Gov. Beshear announced that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to widen 11 miles of the Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County to Bizzack Construction Company. This project is part of the 46-mile Mountain Parkway Expansion, a transformational project to improve highway safety and support economic development in the region.
WOLFE COUNTY, KY
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Wolfe County’s Wilgus Tolson signs with Alice Lloyd

CAMPTON, Ky. (WYMT) - For the second straight year, a Wolfe County boys’ basketball player will play at the next level. Wilgus Tolson made it official with Alice Lloyd on Monday afternoon, signing his letter of intent to play for the Eagles. “I’m just looking forward to the program...
WOLFE COUNTY, KY
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Officials give hiking trail safety tips

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be taking part in outdoor activities like hiking, but park officials and search and rescue workers are reminding everyone of the precautions we should take before we head out on a hike. “A lot of rescue...
WOLFE COUNTY, KY

Paintsville celebrates win on senior night

It was a special night for three Paintsville Tigers and their families. Baron Ratliff, Gunner Collins and Zach Taylor were all celebrated before Thursday’s game against Wolfe County. All three seniors would have a stellar showing, highlighted by Ratliff’s two home runs. Taylor also had a two run game.
PAINTSVILLE, KY
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Police transport Norton assault suspect from Kentucky jail to Virginia

NORTON — The suspect in an April 22 assault and killing in Norton was returned to Virginia on Friday. Sean Daniel Roberts, 40, Norton, had been in a Kentucky jail since the incident as he fought extradition to Virginia. Norton police and deputies took Roberts to the Duffield Regional...
NORTON, VA