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Hazard Police ask for community’s help finding man who may be connected to several thefts
Hazard Police are looking for a man who they say is responsible for multiple thefts in the area.
🚨 KY 1428 in Floyd County Closed Due to Structure Fire 🚒
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Pikeville, Kentucky. KY 1428 in Floyd County, specifically at Southlake Drive, is currently closed as emergency responders tend to a structure fire. Local authorities have indicated that the closure of this thoroughfare is anticipated to be of several hours' duration. As a result, it is essential for motorists to identify and utilize alternative routes when traveling in the vicinity. The exact duration of the closure is not yet determined, but updates will be shared as the situation evolves. The public is asked to plan their travels accordingly and to remain clear of the affected area to allow emergency services unhindered access to the scene.
Four arrested on drug charges; police report seizing large quantities of meth
Several people were arrested on various charges, including trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in cocaine, recently after a traffic stop and the service of a search warrant. According to court documents written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Matthew Day, just before 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, he conducted a traffic...
Harlan County officials say ground softening caused lake leak near Evarts, state of emergency
Emergency crews discovered a whirlpool at the lake, indicating the ground around it was softening. Around seven families were evacuated and a temporary shelter was set up at the local Louellen Pentecostal Church.
Year-old stabbing case moving forward after suspect’s arrest
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man will now answer allegations from a year ago that he stabbed a woman, following his release from jail for a probation violation. Johnny Gibson, 50, of Virgie, is charged with second-degree assault and persistent felony offender. Last February, police were called to...
Former doctor, nurse sentenced to prison for drug scheme
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former doctor who practiced in Pike and Floyd counties will spend more than eight years in prison, and a nurse working for her was sentenced to five years, following their conviction on charges related to a drug distribution conspiracy. Crystal Compton, 43, of Pikeville, practiced...
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...
Eastern Kentuckians named to Ky. Music Hall of Fame
RENFRO VALLEY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced the list of inductees for the 2024 class. The list includes three Eastern Kentuckians. Sturgill Simpson, from Jackson, Gary Stewart, from Jenkins, and Charlie Sizemore, from Puncheon Creek, made the list. Sturgill Simpson has been nominated...
Man found hiding under bed, faces drug charges
A Wallins man is facing charges including possession of methamphetamine after allegedly being found hiding under a bed in possession of the substance. Joshua Maggard, 45, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Carmical on Feb. 14. According to a news release from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Maggard was arrested on multiple warrants. […] The post Man found hiding under bed, faces drug charges appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Harlan County Circuit Court News
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. Jason Collett, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) — continued for arraignment Feb. 21. Shawn Vick, first-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment, first degree assault — jury trial scheduled Feb. 27. David Ball, convicted felon in possession of a handgun — jury trial scheduled Feb. 27. Rebecca Combs, first-degree […] The post Harlan County Circuit Court News appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Harlan County Man Sentenced to 178 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking
LONDON, Ky. – 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...
Norton Residents Encouraged to Participate in Community Development Survey
The City of Norton is currently conducting a survey between Lost Creek Road SW and 11th Street SW, near John I. Burton High School. The LENOWISCO Planning District Commission is carrying out this survey. They will visit homes in the community in the coming weeks.
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 […]
Farmers Market engages kids with “sweet pea cash”
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Perry County Farmers Market partnered with Save the Children for their annual Sweet Pea event. As children arrive, they get four dollars in “sweet pea cash” which they can spend with any vendor at the market. “They come up and they ask for...
Southwest Virginia man to face 20-year prison sentence for drug trafficking crimes
A Coeburn man was convicted for drug trafficking crimes including conspiring with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in addition to firearm possession charges. Rodney Allen Pickett, 51, was convicted by a jury of:. one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. three...
HPD: Unattended minor leads to criminal charge against grandmother
A Vicco woman was cited recently on a charge of child endangerment after Hazard Police said, she allowed her four-year-old grandchild to wander unattended at the Perry County Park. According to the citation, on Feb. 4, HPD received a call reporting a four-year-old child unattended at the park. Upon arrival,...
In case you missed it, check out Friday’s ARH Sports Overtime!
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Nate Johnson, Armando Barry, and Audrey Hausberger have you covered with highlights and district previews as the regular season comes to a close!. Pikeville vs. Paintsville (Girls), Pikeville vs. Paintsville (Boys), North Laurel vs. Henry Clay (Girls), Bell County vs. Madison Southern (Girls), Pike Central vs. Floyd Central (Girls).
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.
Respiratory illness increases in Eastern Kentucky
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky recently posted data showing an increase in respiratory illness. Dr. Fares Khater, who is the Director of Infectious Disease for Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, said doctors are seeing multiple viruses spreading at once.
Guardian Angel event in planning stages
An upcoming event aimed at recognizing the guardians of children who have been impacted by a parent’s drug issues was discussed during the Harlan County Fiscal Court’s February meeting, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley called on Harlan County Casey’s Law Advocate Mandy Goodin to bring the magistrates up to date on the planning stages of […] The post Guardian Angel event in planning stages appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.