Morgan County deputy injured after trying to apprehend someone
The sheriff said it happened Friday morning when Deputy Shawn Pack fell while trying to apprehend someone.
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...
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.
Experience the Flavors of Mexico: Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Paintsville
This piece will guide you through three exceptional Mexican restaurants located in Paintsville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If so, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Why Pippa Passes Could Be Your Next Home: An In-Depth Neighborhood Overview
Welcome to Pippa Passes, a charming town nestled in Knott County, Kentucky. With a population of 618, Pippa Passes offers residents a sparse suburban feel, making it an ideal place for those seeking a peaceful and close-knit community. In this essay, we will explore various aspects of the neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, crime and safety, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current residents' reviews. Let's dive in and discover what makes Pippa Passes a unique and desirable place to live.
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.
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...
Martin County Grand Jury issued indictments on December 7, 2023
The Martin County Grand Jury issued indictments on December 7. Jordan Delong is being charged with endangering the welfare of a minor along with possession of Methamphetamine in the first degree. Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. Jeremy Jarvis. The Grand Jury charges: That on or before November 16, 2023, in Martin...
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...
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...
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...
LCC Boys lose at Magoffin County
The Letcher County Central Cougar boys are 3-2 on the season after losing on the road at Magoffin County last night 75-63. The LCC boys will next play at Central in Wise VA Saturday night.
Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Johnson County Today - December 11
Wanting to watch today's high school basketball games in Johnson County, Kentucky? For all of the details on how to watch or stream the action, continue reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Johnson County,...
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.
Lawrence County Court docket for the week Dec 4-8, 2023
LOUISA, Ky. — Lawrence County Court docket for the week Dec 4-8. Judge John Holbrook for Circuit Court, Judge Adams O’Bryan for Family Court, Judge John Chafin and Judge Brett Butcher for District Court and Jodi Parsley the Circuit Court Clerk. COMMONWEALTH VS. RICE, AMBER SHEA. (PRETRIAL CONFERENCE)
Severe weather downs trees and power lines in Garner
Trees, power lines and stoplights were downed Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2023 as severe weather moved through the area. The area was under a tornado warning at the time the storm hit.