Perry superintendent says ongoing site search cause of South Perry delays
While Perry County Schools Superintendent Kent Campbell said he understands people’s frustration over the long-delayed South Perry Elementary School, he said primary issue remains finding a central site for the project. During the Perry County Board of Education’s Nov. 21 meeting, a group of parents raised the issue again,...
Environmental permit approved, progress continues for Hazard high-ground community
Construction on the Skyview high-ground community outside Hazard is moving forward as its environmental permit has been approved by the federal Department for Housing and Urban Development.
NKY police cruiser donated to EKY sheriff’s office
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle announced the sheriff’s office received a special gift from the city of Florence in Northern Kentucky. Engle said the Perry County Sheriff’s Office was donated a Ford Police Interceptor cruiser. He added this is the second cruiser...
Mickey Claus comes to Perry County library
The Perry County Public Library hosted “Mickey Claus is Coming to Town” on Nov. 28. The event featured free photo sessions with Rudolph and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Attendees also enjoyed public screenings of “Mickey's Christmas Carol” and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” in the auditorium. Additionally, children had the opportunity to send letters to Santa, with all letters submitted by Dec. 14 guaranteed a response from Santa. For more information about future Christmas events look for the Perry County Public Library on Facebook.
Kentucky lawmakers commission a study for a possible four-year university in EKY
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - In the spring, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers commissioned the Council of Postsecondary Education (CPE) to study whether the southeastern region of Kentucky would be a good host to a public, four-year, residential university. This study was made possible through the Stivers-sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 98.
Tracking soggy, breezy weather on Friday
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - High pressure will keep us dry for the middle of the week, but we are giving you the First Alert for our next rainmaker to end the work week. The forecast remains calm through tonight. We stay dry, but clouds do increase as our next weather system is knocking on the door. Overnight lows bottom out in the mid-and-lower-30s, so we are chilly but not as cold as recent nights.
Memorial Gym on its way to becoming first national historical site in Hazard
Memorial Gymnasium, a staple in Kentucky high school basketball since its construction in 1950, now is on its way to becoming a national historic site within the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to Logan Smith, financial assistant and community planner for the City of Hazard who has led the initiative for this accomplishment.
Community meetings taking place to discuss allocation of nearly $300 million in flood recovery funds
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two community meetings are being hosted for public comment regarding the allocation of the money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In total, $297,994,000 was allocated in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DG) funds from HUD. The meetings will be...
Tracking a wet, windy start to December
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - As high pressure exits the region tonight, we are tracking a busy weather pattern to start the new month. Scattered showers and breezy conditions are likely on Friday, especially for the first half of the day. Tonight Through Friday Night. The forecast begins to change as...
Outbreak of illness shuts down Kentucky school district for rest of the week
“Due to sickness in our schools and community, we have decided to cancel school for the rest of the week,” a Tuesday message on the Leslie County Public Schools Facebook page said.
The Indelible Mark of Isabella Graham and Catherine Ferguson on 19th Century Philanthropy and Education
The Graham family name is not only etched into the annals of American history through its architectural landmarks but also through its significant contributions to social development. In the 19th century, the Graham Houses, from North Carolina's Elm Wood Plantation to Kentucky's town of Chad, reflected the pioneering spirit and resilience that characterized early American society. These homes, now part of the National Register of Historic Places, tell the tale of a family deeply rooted in the nation's evolution from its early days to modern times.
Harlan County District Court Reports
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. • Okey Boggs, first-degree unlawful imprisonment — pretrial conference scheduled Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. • Teddy Andrew Smith, speeding (10 miles per hour over the limit) — continued for arraignment Feb. 5. • Leah Shay Thomas, 21, speeding (10 miles per hour over the limit) — failed to appear for […] The post Harlan County District Court Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
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.
Southern Kentucky Family Seeks Answers After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash; Recovery Hub Planned for Addiction Support; Christmas Spirit Lights Up Archer Park
Catch up on the top stories from WYMT Mountain News at 4:30 p.m. A Southern Kentucky family seeks answers after a fatal drunk driving crash. Plus, learn about a new recovery hub in Whitesburg and get into the holiday spirit with the Archer Park light spectacular.
Floyd County Man Facing Drug-Related Charges
A Floyd County man, Keith Webb, who was out of jail after a guilty plea on drug charges in June, could be spending more time behind bars after he was arrested last week and charged with drug trafficking. Last June, Webb pleaded guilty and was given a three-year suspended sentence.
Owner of large Kentucky cockfighting pit pleads guilty, agrees to dismantle venue
The venue was thought to be one of the largest in Eastern Kentucky at one point, drawing people from other states.
CDC says 2022′s highest rate of suicide is in 75+ age group
KENTUCKU. (WKYT) - A new CDC report showed that 2022 was a record-breaking year for suicides. Suicides went down for people under 34, but for those over 75, they had the highest rate of suicide across all age groups. New Vista’s 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Coordinator Cory Hudnall said...
Woman charged in man’s shooting
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A woman was arrested in connection with a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Wednesday in the Blue River area of Floyd County, according to the sheriff’s department. The sheriff said the shooting happened at a home along state Route 404. The...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.03 and $3.29 in Hazard as of 2023-11-29. 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 Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Floyd Co. woman arrested for drug trafficking
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A woman from the Harold community is facing multiple charges after deputies discovered she was trafficking drugs. Deputies with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department were patrolling the area last Sunday when they made contact with Jill Adkins, 40. During a search, deputies found more...