Kentucky teen goes missing on birthday
By Jennifer McDaniels Contributing Writer A Middlesboro woman has made her fervent search for her missing daughter public in hopes of finding out if she is safe. Faye Ray filed a missing person report with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 9 after her 18-year-old daughter, Arabella Roy, who has her biological father’s last […] The post Kentucky teen goes missing on birthday appeared first on Claiborne Progress.
Harlan County Police Reports
Compiled by Joe Asher. The following arrests were reported by different law enforcement agencies in Harlan County between Nov. 11th-27th. They are matters of record and not indications of guilt or innocence. • Zachery Huff, 36, of Kenvir, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 11th on an indictment warrant. He was […] The post Harlan County Police Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Guest Commentary: Kentucky Counties Hit Hardest by Disasters Swing Toward Beshear
While three in four Kentucky counties swung toward Beshear in 2023, the extent of the vote swing in disaster-impacted counties is notable.
Agreement allows Big Sandy jail inmates to use medication to battle opioid use disorder
The federal government has reached an agreement with the Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority, which operates the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center (BSRDC), to ensure inmates with opioid use disorder (OUD) receive medically appropriate treatment with any FDA-approved medication. United States Attorney Carlton S. Shier, IV, in making the announcement, says such medically approved treatment […] The post Agreement allows Big Sandy jail inmates to use medication to battle opioid use disorder appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Head On Collision Still Under Investigation
Minor injuries were the result of a Monday night crash on Interstate 77. The Ohio State Highway Patrol New Philadelphia Post responded shortly after 7pm at Schneider’s Crossing. In the preliminary investigation, the two-vehicle crash occurred when a southbound pickup truck went left of center and crossed the median....
EKY bank warns of potential scams this holiday season
HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Staff at Hyden Citizens Bank are working diligently to warn folks of potential scams this holiday season. Whether through letter, email or text, Hyden Citizens Bank Community Outreach Officer Joel Brashear said to ‘go with your gut’ if something seems suspicious. ”The main thing,...
Hit-and-Run in Lee County: A Microcosm of National Road Safety Concerns
In the early morning quiet of a Lee County neighborhood, an event occurred that would ripple through the community, emblematic of a broader societal issue. An SUV, straying from the path of AJ Osborne Highway, crashed into a vacant residence around 6 a.m. The driver, leaving behind a trail of destruction, fled the scene on foot. With no casualties, the incident could have been much worse, but it left authorities, including the Virginia State Police (VSP), with the task of uncovering the driver's identity and piecing together the circumstances of the crash.
2 face drug, gun charges
A pair of men are facing multiple charges, including possession of methamphetamine and a possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, after allegedly being found in possession of those items. Steve Shephard, 53, of Loyall, and James Brock, of Loyall, were arrested on Nov. 20. According to a news release, the two men were […] The post 2 face drug, gun charges appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Tracking some flakes by midweek
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A quick-hitting system could bring some snowflakes to portions of the region by late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Temperatures remain above freezing for most, so we are not expecting impacts. Tonight Through Tuesday Night. We are tracking some drier air to filter into the region tonight....
VSP: Driver left scene after crashing SUV into Lee Co. home
LEE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a home in Lee County Tuesday morning. According to state police, troopers were called to the 5300 block of AJ Osborne Highway shortly after 6 a.m. An SUV reportedly ran off the highway and struck the home. VSP reports […]
WATCH | Remembering iconic Coach Billy Hicks
Coach Billy Hicks grew up in Harlan County. He played ball in high school and then college. He came back home to teach and coach.
High pressure takes over for the rest of the work week
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After snow flurries and snow showers Wednesday morning, we are tracking drier, milder weather for the remainder of the work week. Drier air will continue to filter into the region tonight. We stay dry under a partly cloudy to mainly clear sky. Low temperatures are cool in the upper-20s and lower-30s.
WYMT Food City Mountain Classic Flashback: 2022 Semifinal Game
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The 2022 aptly named mountain classic brought a classic semifinal match-up between Perry Central and Harlan County. After meeting to open the season, the Commodores were seeking revenge on the road to the finals. Both teams combined for 11 made threes. The Black Bears were...
Perry County officials invite folks to Christmas in a Small Town event
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Christmas in a Small Town kicks off on Thursday in downtown Hazard. The event will last through December 9 in Triangle Park. City leaders said there will be several events for folks in the community to enjoy each day. Janet Smith, Treasurer for the Perry County...
Evarts water chief discusses city’s recent issues
The city of Evarts has been facing issues with its water plant for some time, and recently a four-day water outage resulted in the city declaring a state of emergency during a special called meeting. Woodrow Fields, the chief water plant operator for the city of Evarts, supplied some further...
City of Hazard announces new phone number to report water leaks
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - City leaders in Hazard announced a new phone number for customers to report water leaks. “This line is for water leak reporting only,” officials explained on Facebook. If you see a water leak, you can report it at 1-606-436-2221. Officials said the number is active,...
Manchester Woman Arrested for Speeding and DUI Charges in Adair County
Ashley Vibbert, 30, of Manchester, KY was arrested by KSP Trooper Lee on Monday afternoon. Vibbert was charged with Speeding 21 mph over Limit, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Improper Lane Usage – Vehicles Keep Right Except to Pass, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Local dance studio to perform classic Christmas ballet
Christmas is coming up in just a few weeks, and many Harlan Countians are gearing up for one of many celebratory activities. If dance is your thing, one option is Studio 606’s production of the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker,” which will be presented on Dec. 9th-10th at the Harlan County High School auditorium. According to […] The post Local dance studio to perform classic Christmas ballet appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Harlan Monarchs win Tennessee tournament
For more local sports coverage, check out our partners at Harlan County Sports. Two Harlan County youth basketball teams took home victories in the their respective victories at the Shooting Stars Classic last Saturday in Johnson City, Tn. The Harlan Monarchs won the fourth-grade division. Team members include: Baylee Clark,...
Wintry mess gives way to nicer days to wrap up the work week
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It’s going to be a cold and breezy day across the mountains. Watch out for some snow early, especially in the higher elevations. Depending on what the air temperature is on your way out the door, you might be seeing a few flakes flying, or at least some wintry mix. A northwest wind is going to keep us on the cooler side all day, so be ready to stay bundled up.