Closure on US-460 West of Salyersville
If you are driving in Magoffin County, be aware that US-460 will be closed just west of downtown Salyersville December 11th through the 14th so road crews can work on the Ivy Point roadway relocation. The road will be closed between KY-30 and Lee Prater Street/Water Works Street and will...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Bribery, and Denial of Medications Raise Concerns in Johnson County, Kentucky
This week in Johnson County, Kentucky, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a father shooting his son after an argument, an inmate attempting to bribe a guard for a cigarette, and a regional jail being investigated for denying addiction medications to inmates.
Mailboxes damaged throughout Magoffin
MAGOFFIN COUNTY – The Salyersville Independent has received numerous complaints about mailboxes being damaged throughout the county, which was also confirmed by Magoffin County Sheriff Bill Meade. If you or someone you know has caught these acts on surveillance video, contact the sheriff’s office at 606-349-2914, or talk to...
Portion of heavily traveled road in Magoffin Co. set to temporarily close
MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials are warning drivers of an upcoming road closing in Magoffin County. Officials said construction associated with the Ivy Point Hill roadway relocation will result in the closing of US-460, just west of downtown Salyersville. The road will be closed between...
Rita Ruth Elrod
Rita Ruth Elrod, age 71, a resident of Howard Drive in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away peacefully at Pikeville Medical Center on Monday, December 4, 2023. Rita was born April 5, 1952 in Ypsilanti, Michigan the daughter of the late Marion Robert Elrod and Naomi Howard Elrod. Son, Robbie Reed, sisters, Tammy Cooper, Arlene Stephens, Jolene McFarlan preceded in death.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests, Sentencing, Indictments, and Tragic Fire in Martin County, Kentucky
This week in Martin County, Kentucky, several incidents occurred resulting in arrests and tragic outcomes. The incidents include an arrest for failure to make required disposition of property, an arrest for criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication, a former federal corrections supervisor sentenced for leading cover-ups of inmate assaults, multiple indictments involving methamphetamine-related charges, and a residential fire resulting in the death of two juveniles.
Weekly Safety Report: Former Corrections Supervisor Sentenced for Cover-ups, Tragic House Fire in Inez
Former Kentucky federal corrections supervisor sentenced to 5-1/2 years for leading cover-ups of inmate assaults. Cause of fatal fire unknown, no foul play suspected. Kevin X. Pearce, a former Bureau of Prisons supervisor, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison followed by one year of supervised release. Pearce was convicted after a six-day trial for leading two cover-ups of assaults on inmates held at U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Debord. His co-defendants, former corrections officers Samuel Patrick and Clinton Pauley, had previously pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law.
Commodores defeat Hornets 78-73
HAZARD — Perry Central pushed past Magoffin County 78-73 in the DJ Begley Classic at Hazard's Memorial Gym on Friday, Dec. 1. The Commodores shot 51.5 percent (34 of 66) from the field. Perry Central made five of 18 three-point field goal attempts in its winning effort. The Commodores...
Mobile women’s health clinic rolls into Salyersville
SALYERSVILLE – A local health care services provider launched a mobile unit highlighting women’s health, bringing state-of-the-art services directly to women throughout the region. Big Sandy Health Care’s Women’s Health Mobile Unit visited Magoffin County on Tuesday this week, bringing a fully functional clinic to the parking lot...
Police find stolen U-Haul during traffic stop
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — It took some detective work, but Prestonsburg Police turned a traffic stop into an arrest of two people for a Scott County theft. Police spotted a U-Haul weaving along Route 114 Wednesday and pulled it over outside of a gas station. When they spoke to the...
‘It’s awesome’: Floyd County student awarded Ralph Gabbard Memorial Scholarship
BETSY LAYNE, Ky. (WYMT) - Haleigh Damron is no stranger to balance. From the basketball court to the classroom, the Betsy Layne High School senior has been working on her skills and studies for years. ”I’ve done it my whole life. You know, I started out probably in third grade...
Fourteen Hornets earn All-Class 3A, District 8 honors
SALYERSVILLE — Fourteen Magoffin County players have earned All-Class 3A, District 8 honors. Class 3A, District 8 is comprised of Magoffin County, Belfry, Lawrence County, Powell County and Estill County. The Hornets showed improvement throughout the 2023 high school football season. During its latest campaign, Magoffin County compiled a...
Sarah Gardner Dunn
Sarah Gardner Dunn passed away late Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. Mrs. Dunn was born on November 22nd, 1941 on the Ivy Point Farm in Salyersville Ky, the fifth and final child of the late Julia May Gardner and Byron Richards Gardner. She attended Salyersville High School and Eastern Kentucky University. On October 19th, 1960 she married Luther Dean Dunn, with whom she had three daughters, Bridget Adams, Susan Begley, and Lisa Graham.
No. 1 Harlan County beats No. 2 Martin County in a semi final thriller!
HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - The WYMT Food City Mountain Classic Basketball tournament returned to the boys side Friday night. Trent Noah led the way with an amazing 53 points for Harlan County. The Black Bears downed the Cardinals 86-76. If you missed the action, check out a full recap on...
Scheme to get a smoke could put inmate in prison for 10 years
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — An inmate’s craving for a nicotine fix could end up keeping him in jail for several more years. A guard at the Floyd County Detention Center was doing a routine walk-through last week, when inmate David Chandler, 42, of Paintsville, allegedly came up and told him he would pay the guard $20 if he dropped a cigarette in the floor and walked away.
SALARIES OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES LISTED BY LAWRENCE CO. BOE
Click on above link to see all BOE salaries. This list of salaries includes the pay raises given to food service staff because it took effect in October. It does not include the pay raises for the remainder of our classified staff because those new salaries have NOT taken effect yet. –R. Fletcher.
Minnie Rose Patrick Howard
Minnie Rose Patrick Howard age 89 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Paintsville ARH, Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born February 24, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Brice and Martha Risner Patrick. Surviving are two sons; Terry Lee (Linda) Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky...
Candy Cane Expedition brings visually-impaired students to Star City scavenger hunt
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Students from a few different counties found common ground Friday, hitting the streets of Prestonsburg for a seasonal scavenger hunt. The Candy Cane Expedition brought students with visual and mobile impairments to the Star City to use their canes and in-class lessons in real world applications.
Floyd County Opens Bidding for New Ambulance Contract Amidst Investigation of Current Provider
• Floyd County is considering ending its contract with current ambulance provider, New Chapel EMS, and has opened a new proposal for companies to bid on. • The county is seeking bidders to provide three full-time ambulances and one paramedic chase car, which must remain in Floyd County only.
Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Magoffin County Today - December 7
Want to learn how to watch high school basketball matchups in Magoffin County, Kentucky today? We have you covered below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Magoffin County, Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Games Today.