Fire department responds to fire caused by phone
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Fire Department received a call regarding a fire at home due to a cell phone. Fire Chief Robert Keith said it is not a call they get often, but it is not unheard of. “We received a call of a possible house fire and...
HPD: Man arrested on meth trafficking charge
A Hazard man is facing several charges after Hazard Police said they served a search warrant at his residence. According to an arrest citation written by HPD Sgt. Jordan Childers, on Feb. 26, officers executed a search warrant at the Glowmar Stormking Road residence of Michael Lewis, 60. Upon arrival,...
Letcher drug suspect arrested on more charges
NEON, Ky. — A Letcher County man currently under indictment in a pair of drug cases is back in trouble once again, after police raided his home following an undercover operation to buy drugs from him. Coy Lee Johnson, 55, of Neon, was arrested last Friday evening, after officers...
Arlie Boggs bus incident: two in less than two months
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Less than eight weeks after an Arlie Boggs Elementary School bus crashed in Letcher County, another incident happened on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the school hosted a reception, attended by Governor Andy Beshear, to show appreciation for the first responders that helped students get to safety.
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.
WATCH: ARH Sports Overtime -- Friday, March 1, 2024
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Nate Johnson and Armando Barry will show thrilling highlights from the final boys district championship games and break down parts of the upcoming regional tournaments. The crew will have a segment where they explain the new “super-regional” format for the last four boys and girls spots...
Harlan County Courthouse Reports
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. Marriage Licenses Autumn Brown, 18, of Harlan, to Jace Howard, 21, of Harlan. Holly Baker, 40, of Cumberland, to Gary Ray Colegrove, 33, of Cumberland. Morgan Leann Napier, 23, of Harlan, to David Ralph Turner, 25, of Bledsoe. Tonia Renie Wynn Parsons, 50, Evarts, to Simon Peter Blevins, 52, of Evarts. […] The post Harlan County Courthouse Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Kentucky's first high ground housing site for 2022 flood survivors is almost ready
The first site to supply new homes to survivors of the 2022 floods is almost ready near downtown Whitesburg. It’s the first of seven high ground housing sites designed to house a total of more than 500 families.
Hazard wins 54th District championship in ARH Game of the Week
HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - #8 Hazard and Perry Central played for the 54th District championship in Thursday night’s ARH Game of the Week. The Bulldogs secured the 44-37 win over the Commodores.
Man arrested after standoff with police
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Police arrested a Harlan County man after a standoff on Tuesday. Police said Jonathan Mitchell, 31, of Cranks, tried running away when police showed up to a home serving a warrant. After setting a perimeter, police said Mitchell began to barricade himself in the home.
UVA Wise Names Gary C. Johnson as Next Provost
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) is pleased to announce that Gary C. Johnson, Ph.D., has been named the College’s next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Johnson has a decade of experience as a provost and a passion for helping students and families appreciate the value of a liberal arts education. He will begin his post at UVA Wise on June 24.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Wise as of 2024-03-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
EKY students may see a familiar face on Survivor 46
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - 18 castaways recently embarked on a journey in Fiji to see who could outwit, outplay and outlast, and one has ties to the mountains. Survivor contestant Tim Spicer is a Virginia native and an Atlanta resident, but he travels to Eastern Kentucky frequently. Spicer works for...
Showers return to start March
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We are tracking wet and gloomy conditions to kick off the new month. However, some improvements are on the way for the weekend. Scattered showers will stick around tonight. It will not rain all night, but off-and-on showers are likely. Lows fall into the mid-40s under a mostly cloudy sky.
🚨 Traffic Alert: Lane Blockage Following Crash on AL 130, Buckhorn, Pike County
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Residents and commuters in Pike County are advised to exercise caution while traversing AL 130 near Buckhorn due to a recent crash resulting in lane blockage. Details about the specifics of the crash have not been disclosed, but the impact is currently affecting the flow of traffic. Authorities are requesting that drivers either use alternative routes or allow for extra transit time to maneuver through the affected area safely. The road conditions may change rapidly, and updates will be provided as the situation evolves. Please stay alert and adhere to guidance from local law enforcement and traffic management personnel.
FIRST ALERT: Tornado WATCH expires, cold front moves through region
HAZARD, KY. (WYMT) - A wet and windy start to your Wednesday as a cold front sweeps across the region. A Tornado WATCH issued Wednesday morning has expired. We’ll be tracking an intense line of shower and thunderstorm activity this morning capable or producing heavy downpours, wind gusts to 70 mph, and a tornado or 2.
Wise, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Ridgeview High School basketball team will have a game with Central High School - Wise on March 01, 2024, 18:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
The coldest February in Letcher County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Gov. Andy Beshear visits Arlie Boggs following bus crash
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear made multiple stops in Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, including to Arlie Boggs Elementary in Letcher County. The elementary school hosted a reception to honor the first responders and medical professionals who helped after one of the school buses crashed in January. Principal...
Garage Cuts offering custom hair styles and more
The local barber shop has long been a gathering place for more than a haircut, as patrons discuss everything from cars, sports and politics to any other interesting topic that crosses their minds. Harlan is now the home of a one-of-a-kind barber shop, Garage Cuts, which offers up all manner of barber services with a […] The post Garage Cuts offering custom hair styles and more appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.