Auxier man receives 120-month sentence for meth trafficking and firearm possessionThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
CovCath remains undefeated with 31-0 win over Johnson Central in Class 4A football region finalNorthern Kentucky TribuneNewsBreak Contributor
Former federal prison officers sentenced for inmate assaults at Big Sandy PenitentiaryThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Kentucky man accused of shooting son for yelling
Timothy Rivers reportedly told police that his son came into the room, was yelling, and was asked to "hush or he would hurt him."
4-year-old, 1-year-old die in eastern Kentucky house fire
MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. — Two small children died in a fire in eastern Kentucky Friday, according to the Martin County Coroner's Office. The children were identified as 4-year-old Greyson Marcum and 1-year-old Jason Lee Mollette. They were pronounced dead at the scene of a Martin County fire on Tug...
Tragic House Fire in Martin County Highlights Rural America's Fire Safety Challenges
On December 1, 2023, a serene morning in Martin County, Kentucky, turned tragic when a house fire on Tug River Road claimed the lives of two young children. The Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville responded to the incident, with the Inez Volunteer Fire Department and others at the scene. The children, 4-year-old Greyson Marcum and 1-year-old Jason Lee Mollette, were found deceased, leading to an investigation headed by Detective Joseph Coleman. While the community grapples with this loss, the cause of the fire remains under investigation, with no suspicion of foul play.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Trafficking Incidents in Floyd County, Kentucky
Two incidents of drug trafficking were reported in Floyd County, Kentucky this week. In the first incident, a woman from the Harold community, Jill Adkins, was arrested after deputies discovered she was trafficking drugs. Over 40 grams of methamphetamine, along with other drug paraphernalia, were found during a search. Adkins was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. In the second incident, a man from Auxier, Jonathan Martinez, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Woman Facing Charges Following Floyd County Shooting
A woman is facing charges after a shooting that wounded a man on Wednesday. The shooting occurred in the Blue River area Wednesday evening, and the wounded man was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of his wounds. The name of the woman and her alleged victim have not been...
Inez: A Close-Knit Community with a Heart in Martin County
Welcome to Inez, a charming town located in Martin County, Kentucky. With a population of 777, Inez offers residents a sparse suburban feel and a close-knit community. In this essay, we will explore various aspects of the Inez neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current resident reviews. Let's dive in and discover what makes Inez such a special place to live.
Knott County names B.B. King Court
HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - In between the first two games of the first round of the 37th annual WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic, Knott County unveiled the name of B.B. King Court. Family and friends were on hand for the unveiling of former coach B.B. King’s name on the...
Officials Investigating Floyd County Shooting
A shooting in Floyd County left one man seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Reports from the Sheriff’s department the unidentified man suffered a single gunshot wound at a home along Route 404. The incident remains under investigation.
Knott County Central High School Gears Up to Host WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic
• Knott County Central High School is set to host the WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic for the 25th time. The school first hosted the event in 1988. • The event is not only a celebration of athletics but also academics in Eastern Kentucky, with over 2,200 academic scholarships worth more than $5 million awarded to students over the years.
Floyd Co. man arrested after leading deputies on chase
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Dwale man is facing several charges after he reportedly led deputies on a chase last week. The incident occurred in the early morning hours on November 23. It started when Keith Dougie Webb, 49, tried to escape deputies in a vehicle. Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped but Webb continued the chase on foot in the Dwale area.
Sheriff: Police investigating after man shot
UPDATE, 7:15 p.m. — Sheriff Hunt has confirmed that an arrest has now been made, but not directly connected to the shooting. Hunt said a woman was arrested on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. SECOND UPDATE, 10:30 a.m. — Court records indicate the woman arrested...
A 2022 Holiday Encore, Inside Appalachia
This week, we usher in the season of lights with our holiday show from 2022. James Beard-nominated West Virginia chefs Mike Costello and Amy Dawson serve up special dishes with stories behind them. We visit an old-fashioned toy shop whose future was uncertain after its owners died – but there’s a twist.
Road closed as Jackson FD battles house fire
JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - ***UPDATE 9:33 p.m.***. Officials have reopened the road to local traffic as crews are still on the scene. The Jackson Fire Department posted on Facebook warning community members in Breathitt County to avoid Railroad Street in south Jackson. The fire department is battling a house fire...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.04 in Paintsville as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest 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 Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Paintsville Girls Basketball Coach Resigns
Paintsville Girls Basketball Coach Les Trimble has resigned from his position as Head Coach of the “Lady” Tigers. Coach Trimble has had a decorated career at Paintsville that includes a 2017 15th Region title and two “All-A” 15th Region Championships in 2017 & 2019.
KSP: Disturbance call leads to meth trafficking arrest
A Perry County man was arrested on a felony drug trafficking charge after, Kentucky State Police said, a trooper responded to a call reporting two men arguing. According to an arrest citation written by KSP Trooper Megan Thomas, on Nov. 25, Post 13 received a call from an apartment complex at Grapevine, reporting that two men were arguing and making threats.
Two fires over Thanksgiving Weekend
MAGOFFIN COUNTY – Two fires over the holiday weekend destroyed local homes. The first of the two fires occurred Friday evening, November 24, at the mouth of Jellico on Flat Fork. North Magoffin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josh Jenkins told Mortimer Media Group that when his crews arrived, the...
Salyersville man takes plea deal in federal drug case
PIKEVILLE – A Salyersville man accepted a plea deal in a federal drug case earlier this month, with sentencing set for February. On November 20, the signed plea agreement was entered into federal court records, with William C. Hylton, 39, of Salyersville, confessing to the charge of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, in Johnson County in April this year.
Auxier man receives 120-month sentence for meth trafficking and firearm possession
This article contains AI-assisted content. Lexington, Kentucky - Jonathan Martinez, 37, of Auxier, received a 120-month federal prison sentence for charges related to the conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Paintsville rolls in opener; ER moves to 2-0
Paintsville jumped out to an early lead and the Lady Tigers cruised to an 85-67 win over Floyd Central in the season opener played on Friday night. Emilea Preece poured in a game-high 28 points and KK Vannoy followed with 17. Karah Lafferty net 15 and Kylie Kinner tossed in 14.