Traffic Safety Checkpoints to Enhance Road Safety in Pike, Floyd, Martin, Magoffin, and Johnson Counties
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) plans to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 9 District. This includes Pike, Floyd, Martin, Magoffin, and Johnson counties. These checkpoints are part of KSP's efforts to improve road safety in Kentucky.
Former Floyd County educator sentenced….
A former Floyd County educator was sentenced to three years and six months in state prison. April Bradford was also added to the sex offender registry. Bradford had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two students, and the impact statements that Jessica Hensley and Mary Prater provided during the sentencing, were powerful. Hensley said that Bradford being added to the sex offender list was what they wanted. Bradford will have to serve 85% of her sentence before being eligible for parole. Two interpersonal protection orders were also filed to protect the victims from Bradford.
Letter to the Editor: Land acquisition for Parkway threatens homestead
Shocking and upsetting news has come to our attention. A senior citizen widow of 76, who has lived on the same property for decades, faithfully paid her property taxes, and maintained her house and grounds to a high degree of excellence, is now being evicted from her home in the so called name of “progress”……a highway!! It is unbelievable that something as cruel and unnecessary as this is happening in our own country. When I served in the military during the Vietnam War, I had no idea that I was serving for the benefit of “the powers that be” who would show total disregard for the well being of OUR citizens. There is more kindness, compassion, and concern being shown to illegal immigrants than to our elderly tax paying citizens and veterans. A more acceptable alternative can surely be found so that this elderly resident’s home at 2571 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville, KY 41465 is left undisturbed. I would sincerely hope that those individuals making decisions related to this highway project would do everything in their power to find a more acceptable alternative.
K-9 sniffs out large amount of drugs
EAST MOUNTAIN PARKWAY – A large amount of various drugs were confiscated during a traffic stop on East Mountain Parkway on Sunday night, with the driver and a passenger both arrested. According to the arrest citations, on February 25, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Neil Watson was patrolling on...
Martin Co. agencies find suspect in the Tug River
MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Martin County 911 and Emergency Management helped the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies find a suspect using a drone on Saturday evening. After a suspect ran away from deputies, they received help from multiple agencies to locate the suspect in the...
MCHS Dance State Champs
Magoffin County High School Dance Team brings home second place in both jazz and pom and are STATE CHAMPS in prop!!!
P BURG MAN TRIES TO RUN AFTER SETTING FIRE, RAN TO JAIL …
A man from Prestonsburg was arrested recently after, police said, he set fire to a rental residence, then resisted arresting officers. According to an arrest citation written by Prestonsburg Police Officer Joshua Hinkle, on Feb. 23, he was dispatched to a fire at Lancer. When Hinkle got there, he wrote...
Experience nature's wonders with these beautiful photos for World Wildlife Day
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate wild animals and plants. Celebrate this theme by taking in these beautiful scenes in nature.
Allen City Council Greenlights New Police HQ, Roadway Upgrades, and Cybersecurity Initiatives
Big changes are afoot in Allen, where the council's latest meeting turned out to be a real boon for the city’s infrastructure and safety. The Allen City Council gathered on February 27, with a busy agenda that would lay the foundations, quite literally, for a new police headquarters and bring updates that aim to keep the community safer on the streets and online.
Magoffin students compete in SkillsUSA
Magoffin County Career & Technical Center students competed at the regional SkillsUSA Competition held on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at Big Sandy Community & Technical College Mayo Campus in Paintsville, KY. Every student worked extremely hard preparing and did an awesome job representing Magoffin County!
Hornets advance to 57th District title game
INEZ — Magoffin County has advanced to the 57th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament title game. Determined Magoffin County outlasted upset-minded Johnson Central 73-67 in overtime in the semifinals of the 57th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament at Martin County High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Magoffin County notched...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Staffordsville, KY
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around staffordsville..
Floyd County Schools: District is Aware of Criminal Indictment Against Employee Concerning a 1995 Matter
A news release from the Floyd County School District says the district is aware of a criminal indictment against a district employee concerning a 1995 matter. Upon first notice of this matter, the district took immediate steps to ensure that students were safe, and the employee was placed into a position where he would not be working with or around district students. The district takes allegations of wrongdoing very seriously and has cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation of these claims while balancing the safety and wellbeing of our students with the legal rights of the employee. Due to the ongoing nature of these proceedings, the district cannot comment on specific allegations or personnel matters.
Darrell Dean Whitaker
Darrell Dean Whitaker age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born December 28,1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Lonnie Layne and Mary Patrick Whitaker. Survived by his wife, Kathy Butcher Whitaker, one son, Darrell Shane...
FAYETTE CO. MAN, WOODFORD CO. WOMAN ARRESTED IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES
FEBRUARY 27, 2024 – written by WADE QUEEN. DRUG MULE DUO: ENRIQUE M. BEARD, 39, OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY & BRITTANY ANNE MUNDY, 39, OF VERSAILLES, KENTUCKY; WERE ARRESTED ON SUNDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 25, INMAGOFFIN COUNTY, KY., AFTER THEY WERE PULLED OVER & DISCOVERED WITH MULTIPLE ILLEGAL NARCOTIC. DRUGS. A...
Governor Beshear Visits East Kentucky as 2022 Flood Recovery Efforts Continue
The recovery efforts from the floods of 2022 continue. On Wednesday during his visits to Eastern Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear announced an effort to restore the trees lost to the floods. There are 1,500 trees that will be planted in Letcher, Perry, and Breathitt counties. The Governor said the trees will be offered at no cost to the homes, schools, businesses, and other local organizations that are eligible. The trees will be available in one- to three-gallon containers and will be four to seven feet tall. This Saturday is the first of three days the trees will be available at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. The other two dates are March 16 in Hazard and 23rd in Breathitt County. The trees were made available through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program and State Farm.
Hornets suffer loss to Panthers
PIKEVILLE — Magoffin County slipped into the loss column on the road as Pikeville pulled away to win 66-51 in a late-season boys’ high school basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Pikeville, the current frontrunner in the 15th Region, shot 54 percent (27-of-50) from the field. The Panthers...
Lawrence County Board of Education February Minutes & Highlights
The Lawrence County Board of Education held its regular meeting at Lawrence County High School in the library on February 20, 2024, at 6:00 PM. Board members Jim See (Chairman), Maddlene Roberts (Vice-Chair), Barbara Robinson, Garnett Skaggs, and Susie Rice were all present in person. The meeting was called to...
Sharon Brooks Jenkins
Sharon Brooks Jenkins, age 73, of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away after a brief illness on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky. Sharon was born in Morgan County, Kentucky on November 21, 1950 to Leander “Bear” and Hala Brooks. Survivors include her husband Timothy, daughter...
Hot-shooting Hornets top Warriors in regular season finale
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County pulled away to defeat East Ridge 87-55 in its regular season finale on Friday, Feb. 23. After registering the win, Magoffin County improved to 16-12. As a result of the loss, East Ridge dropped to 10-17. Thriving offensively, Magoffin County shot 67.3 percent (35-of-52) from...