Harlan Co. man facing drug charges
HARLAN CO., Ky. (WYMT) - A Harlan County man is in jail after police served him with a probation violation warrant. On February 14, officials with the Harlan County Sheriff’s Department showed up at a home on 4879 highway 279 in the Wallins community, attempting to serve the warrant to Joshua Maggard, 45, of Wallins.
Sheriff: Standoff ends after subject starts fire; jumps out window
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says a standoff ended on Wednesday with a barricaded subject attempting to start a fire and jumping out of a window. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were called to an apartment in the 500 block of Washington Street in Cannelton in reference to a barricaded […]
Harlan County District Court Report
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. • Joseph Lee Vaughn, 44, failure to wear seat belt — pleaded guilty, fined $25. • Christopher Bledsoe, failure to register transfer of a motor vehicle, expired or no registration plate, improper registration plate, license to be in possession, expired or no Kentucky registration receipt, display of illegal/altered registration plate, failure […] The post Harlan County District Court Report appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Perry woman charged with child endangerment
A Perry County woman was arrested on various charges after, Kentucky State Police said, she fled from police and resisted arrest while holding her four-year-old child. According to an arrest citation written by Trooper Nathan Roark, on Feb. 7, KSP Post 13 received a call reporting that Jennifer Fugate, 33, of Krypton Lick Branch Road, Krypton, was intoxicated while in charge of her four-year-old child and had active warrants for her arrest.
HUD will distribute $300 million in 20 eastern Kentucky counties
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state of Kentucky’s 2022 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) action plan for federal disaster recovery spending following the deadly flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The now HUD-approved action plan determines how $297,994,000 in federal long-term...
Crews battle fire in Hazard
PERRY CO., Ky. (WYMT) - Firefighters responded to an apartment complex fire near Roy G. Eversole Elementary School in Hazard Thursday afternoon. The fire was contained. No injuries were reported. Police said students were evacuated to the gym as a precaution. “I heard what sounded like a small explosion. It...
Crews continue to battle Lee County wildfire
A wildfire in Lee County has burned at least one barn. The Virginia Department of Forestry reports a more than 500 acre wildfire is burning off Hickory Hill Road near the Blackwater community. Crews were actively working to contain the fire as of Wednesday evening. The Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department and Forestry Department crews were battling the fire. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced that a burning law was in effect through April 30. Burning is prohibited after 4 p.m. in the county if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or a field containing dry grass or flammable material.
Harlan County Man Sentenced to 178 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking
A Cawood, Ky., man, Bethel Stewart, 61, was sentenced on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Robert Wier, to 178 months in prison, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to his plea agreement, following community complaints of drug trafficking at Stewart’s residence, and a...
State of emergency declared at Louellen Lake
A leak at Luellen Lake – a private lake located near Evarts – was responsible for a state of emergency being declared on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley provided an update on the situation. “Initially, it was thought that a water line had burst in the vicinity due to the close proximity […] The post State of emergency declared at Louellen Lake appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
West Perry outlines success in Perry BOE meeting
In the Perry County Board of Education’s Feb. 20 special meeting, West Perry Elementary Principal Emily Duke, along with Vice Principal Kyle Mullins and other faculty members, showcased the ongoing academic and leadership progress of the school. "Recently we received the impact survey, which is given every two years...
Perry Co. Sheriff’s Office offer a seat at the table
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Perry County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging how far they have come under Sheriff Joe Engle’s tenure. Sheriff Engle said that one of his goals when he became the sheriff was to diversify the agency and increase...
How personal income has changed in Clay County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Clay County, Kentucky and how it compares to state and national levels.
PCSO recognizes officers for Black History Month
In celebration and acknowledgment of Black History Month, Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle has announced a historic moment with the office’s most diverse force yet. "As we celebrate February as Black History Month, it is an honor to be part of history in seeing the most diverse sheriff's office that we have ever seen in this county,” Engle said. “We currently have four African American deputies employed with our agency. This is a historic moment for Perry County. I don’t think any other sheriff has had a department more diverse as ours.”
Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t.
They're all losing population because deaths outnumber births and net in-migration but beneath the surface, some Southwest localities have become population magnets. The post Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t. appeared first on Cardinal News.
Kentucky’s “Sorehead” Town of Hartford Has an Opposite “Friendly” Town on the Other Side of the State
I'll start by writing, that I grew up in Hartford, Kentucky in Ohio County and I don't think I'm a "sorehead" Although when I looked up the meaning of sorehead, it says "a person who is in a bad temper or (he/she) is easily irritated". Now, I think in my advanced years, I can relate.
How the Appalachian African American Cultural Center is preserving Black history
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. (WJHL) – In the mountains of Pennington Gap, the Appalachian African American Cultural Center houses many historical artifacts and is dedicated to preserving the history of black people in the region. The center was founded in 1987 by Ron and Jill Carson. However, decades before it was a one-room school for Black […]
Police continue search for missing Knott Co. man
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a missing person’s case in Knott County. Police said Richie Slone was reported missing in mid-December. Slone was reportedly last seen walking near his home on KY-160 in Knott County. “The tips and leads that we have had...
Beverly, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Cordia High School basketball team will have a game with Red Bird Christian School on February 22, 2024, 19:00:00 CST.
FIRST ALERT: Tracking rain, wind
HAZARD, KY. (WYMT) - Rain returns and the wind could be an issue this afternoon. We’re also tracking colder air to start the weekend. We’ll get some breaks of sunshine today but it will be breezy as some of the wind gusts will approach 30 mph this afternoon. Rain also arrives late this afternoon and some of the rain could be heavy at times. Forecast high temperatures will range between 58° to 64°.
KHSAA proposes football realignment for the 2025 and 2026 seasons
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The KHSAA board approved an initial draft football realignment that would last for two years starting with the 2025 season on Tuesday. The draft still needs to be approved during the board’s meeting in May. Of the 24 schools moving, 15 will drop in class...