Attorney charged with murder says case should be tossed out, started over
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former assistant Pike County attorney currently under indictment for the murder of his wife is seeking to have the case dismissed. Donald Kyle Deskins, 54, of Kimper, was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with murder and evidence tampering for the death of his wife, who died in April of 2021.
A Taste of Italy in Pikeville: 4 Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a curated list of four Italian restaurants located in Pikeville. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Pikeville Man Arrested Following Domestic Dispute
Gerald Tacket, of Pikeville, has been arrested on numerous charges in a domestic dispute that turned violent. WYMT reported that Tackett’s charges include domestic violence, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. A witness told police that a woman came to her apartment and said that her husband was drunk and...
Pike Co. officials discuss drug abatement efforts
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pike County Fiscal Court is making plans for the appropriation of its share of the national opioid settlement money. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Ray S. Jones discussed plans to reignite the county’s Opioid Abatement Settlement Committee, in an effort to continue the push for cleaning up Pike County.
Remembering the old small-town movie theaters
The days of the small-town movie theaters are a thing of the past. I am sure most of you have some fond memories of attending the old Cinderella Theater on Third Avenue in downtown Williamson. Many of you who grew up in or near another small town in the 1950s...
Williamson hosts 4th Annual Fishing Expo
WILLIAMSON — On Saturday, the Williamson Field House hosted the 4th Annual Southern West Virginia Fishing Expo. Sponsored by Williamson Parks and Recreation and The Friends of the Tug Fork River, 98 vendor tables — a new Expo record — were announced prior to the event. Ranging in a variety of items, attendees were able to purchase tackle, poles and more. Chris Lawrence from Metro News broadcasted to the radio from inside the Expo and met with patrons.
Mingo County Sheriff’s Office receives bulletproof vests
Mingo County Sheriff’s Office recently received brand-new bulletproof vests for its deputies. The vests were purchased with funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership, a federal grant award program. Pictured with some of the vests purchased with this award are (left to right) Sgt. Norman Mines, Chief Deputy Allen Mounts, grant writer Leigh Ann Ray, Sheriff Joe Smith and Deputy Matt Tiller. (Courtesy photo)
Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office investigating church vandalization
DICKENSON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — The Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after a church on Sandy Ridge was vandalized. The sheriff’s office posted on social media the incident happened at the Herald Church of God of Prophecy on Sandy Ridge. Sheriff Fleming told News Channel 11 the vandalization was reported […]
Martin County Arrest Report
INEZ — Martin County Sheriff John Kirk’s Office reported the following arrests:. Jason Goble, 40, of Paintsville, was arrested Sunday on a bench warrant for court. Amy M. Bowen, 52, of Warfield, was arrested Thursday at Riverside for public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol). Sheriff Kirk was dispatched on a complaint that a female was impaired.
Martin County court dockets (Feb. 12, 13 and 15)
INEZ — Judge John T. Chafin heard the following cases Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 in Martin District Court:. Patrick Lee Blackburn (arraignment) — 1. Operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license; 2. Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first; 3. No/expired Kentucky registration receipt: 1. Pleaded not guilty; 2. Pleaded not guilty; 3. Pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference 3/26/24 at 9 a.m.
Pike County ordinance opening roads to accommodate riders
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pike County Fiscal Court heard the second reading of a new ordinance Tuesday, opening some of the county roads to trail riders and their ATVs. The ordinance, approved unanimously, will allow ATV drivers to use certain county roadways as access paths to be better connected to the resources and accommodations needed when making use of the county’s Hillbilly Trails system.
HUD will distribute $300 million in 20 eastern Kentucky counties
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state of Kentucky’s 2022 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) action plan for federal disaster recovery spending following the deadly flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The now HUD-approved action plan determines how $297,994,000 in federal long-term...
Grundy, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Honaker High School basketball team will have a game with Grundy High School on February 22, 2024, 19:30:00 CST.
The source of Martin County's water problems
MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. — The water problems in Martin County have been plaguing its residents for almost 25 years. The county is nearly three hours east of Lexington and is home to around 11,000 people. With a per capita income of under $15,000 per year, the rural coal mining community is one of the poorest regions in the state. However, Martin County residents have the second-highest water bill, according to the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center’s state-wide water affordability study.
Residents celebrate Valentine’s Day at Martin County Health Care Facility
Residents of the Martin County Health Care Facility enjoyed a delightful Valentine’s Day celebration. They were showered with flowers, sweet candies, colorful balloons and heartfelt cards. The festivities included a pizza party and a selection of exquisite specialty cookies, making the day truly special for everyone.
11th annual 5K to assist stray/abandoned animals set for Feb. 24
WILLIAMSON — The race to help the stray/abandoned animal population in Mingo County is on once again as the 2024 Cause for Paws 5K/1 Mile Walk is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 24. This year’s event will once again take place at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical...
Chill Out in Pikeville: 4 Must-Try Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Destinations
In this article, we explore four delightful Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt spots in Pikeville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Mingo County convenience store catches on fire
Crews responded to a fire at a convenience store in the Delbarton area of Mingo County Sunday night.
Dawn Reed: You mean it’s GOD who has been speaking to me?
Not everyone knows about Jesus. It still surprises me to find that to be true. While I grew up going to Sunday and Wednesday church services, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School, countless others did not. While I know Him personally and He walks with me daily, to some He is an unknown person, a stranger they have heard little about.
Three file for mayor’s race in Williamson
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The City of Williamson will hold its election for the mayor and four council seats during the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Incumbent Mayor Charlie Hatfield is running for reelection. He is being challenged by West Williamson Council member Mike Casey and businessman Joe Lycan. Casey is a retired fireman for the city and also a former police officer. Casey is currently serving as councilman for Ward 4.