Brave female customer tackles armed robber at east London shopUA ZEUSNewsBreak Contributor
CSX Paying For Hotels, Meals, Lost Wages, Other Expenses of Those Affected by Livingston DerailmentNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
Freight Train Derailment Leads to State of Emergency: Evacuation Recommendation for Livingston, KYLele StricklandNewsBreak Contributor
Loud ‘boom’ believed to be related to fiery Kentucky crash
ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person was flown to the hospital after a fiery crash in Rockcastle County. According to a post on the Brindle Ridge Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page, crews were called just before 10 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of North Wilderness Road and Picnic Lane for a two-vehicle crash.
Gas used to force Central KY woman out of home after hours-long standoff with deputies
Misti Robertson is being held inside the Madison County Detention Center and faces numerous felony charges.
Mount Vernon Celebrates with Great Christmas Light Fight Parade
Experience the festive spirit in Mt. Vernon as hundreds gather for the Great Christmas Light Fight parade. Enjoy the spectacle of illuminated floats, dancing, and marching bands. Join the celebration and witness the community's enthusiasm in this weekend's grand event.
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in McKee as of 2023-12-03. Find the available 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 Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
KSP Announce Traffic Safety Checkpoints
The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, has announced they will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations. The checkpoints are an effort to enforce traffic laws, especially seatbelt adherence, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found here: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post11checkpoints/
Owsley Falls to Hazard; Herald Named MVP
Hazard, Ky – December 1, 2023 – Deron Mays. Hazard built a 38-26 halftime lead and pulled away in the second half to defeat Owsley County at Memorial Gym by a score of 78-50. The Owls, stayed close to the Bulldogs in the first quarter, trailing 25-20 by...
Lady Lions Take Down Lady Owls in PRTC Classic; Terry Named MVP
McKee, Ky – December 2, 2023 – Deron Mays. Boyd County brought a top 20 state ranking into the PRTC Classic at Jackson County this past weekend and proved why they deserved such high status. With three players committed to colleges (two for basketball and one for volleyball) the Lady Lions defeated Jackson County Friday and the following night the matchup was with Owsley County.
A New Era in Disability Care: The Closure of Clover Bottom Developmental Center
The closure of Clover Bottom Developmental Center signifies a historic transition in Tennessee's approach to disability care. This shift from an institutional setting to community-based support represents a larger commitment to the human rights and dignity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Once housing over 1,500 residents in conditions that lacked personal space and agency, Cloverbottom's transformation into state-run homes within residential neighborhoods offers 24-hour care while promoting independence and social integration. The end of Cloverbottom's operation marks a significant step forward in recognizing the potential of individuals with disabilities to lead meaningful lives within their communities.
Annville Institute: A Century of Educational Heritage and Community Service in Kentucky
Since its inception in 1909, the Annville Institute has been more than just a school; it has been a beacon of hope and progress in Jackson County, Kentucky. Established by Rev. William Worthington and the Reformed Church Women's Board of Domestic Missions, the institute began as an educational sanctuary for mountain youth, promoting a 'complete living' through both academic and vocational training. Despite the transition away from its educational roots after closing in 1978, the institute's legacy continues to thrive within its historic buildings, such as the iconic Lincoln Hall, which stands as a testament to the institute's dedication to empowering the Appalachian community.
Lawsuit alleges negligence in train derailment and chemical fire that forced residents from homes
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges negligence by CSX Transportation caused a train derailment and ensuing chemical fire that forced residents of a small Kentucky town out of their homes for more than a day, including most of Thanksgiving.The train derailed on Nov. 22 around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday near the remote town of Livingston. Residents were advised to evacuate just a day before the Thanksgiving holiday and were only cleared to return to their homes that Thursday after the fire was put out. An investigation by the railroad company found that the derailment occurred after a...
Climax: A Model of Community Strength and Economic Resilience in Small Town America
In the heart of the South, Climax stands as a shining example of how small towns can foster strong community ties and economic resilience. With an unemployment rate that falls below the national average, Climax is not just surviving; it's thriving. This success can be attributed to its robust community spirit, characterized by high local electoral participation and a commitment to traditional values. The education system's approach to personalized learning and the stable real estate market further contribute to this vibrant town's allure, offering an appealing quality of life complemented by its pleasant summers.
The Enigmatic Legacy of Gray Hawk, Kentucky: A Town Named for a Raptor
In the heart of Jackson County, Kentucky, the small community of Gray Hawk is shrouded in a mystery as graceful as the bird it is named after. This modest town, with its serene landscapes, has a history intertwined with the sighting of the elusive Gray Hawk, a raptor celebrated for its agility and striking features. The tale of its naming is rooted in local folklore, where a birdwatcher's encounter with the rare bird inspired the town's moniker.
Echoes of Prosperity: The Forgotten Gold Rush of Elias, KY
In the shadow of the famed California and Klondike gold rushes, the small town of Elias, KY, carved its own niche in the annals of American history with a mini gold rush in the late 1800s. The discovery of gold transformed this tranquil region into a vibrant boomtown, drawing prospectors like Elias Davidson Pierce, whose legacy lives on in Pierce, Idaho. The rush mirrored the grandeur of its predecessors, invoking the same raw energy and ambition that characterized the great American gold rushes.
Residents Seek Improved Safety Measures Following Train Derailment and Chemical Fire in Rockcastle County
• A train derailment caused by a failed wheel bearing in Livingston, Kentucky resulted in a chemical fire and evacuations of residents. • Residents, like Lawrence Thayer, were personally evacuated and experienced difficulty breathing due to the thick air outside.
Rockcastle County, Kentucky Traffic Safety Checkpoints for December 2023
ROCKCASTLE COUNTY - The Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office is reporting that: Traffic safety Checkpoints will be conducted at the locations listed during the month of December, 2023 in an effort to remove Intoxicated drivers from the roadways. Traffic safety Checkpoint locations:. I-75 South off ramp at the 62 exit and...
Man Wanted on Three Jackson County Warrants of Arrest Taken into Custody off Somerset Road in Laurel County, Kentucky
LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler along with shift Sgt. Travis Napier and London City Police Officer Coty Arnold arrested Forrester G. Neeley age 26 of London on Tuesday night November 28, 2023 at approximately 10:20 PM. The arrest...
Echoes of Innovation: The Enduring Legacy of Dreyfus's Railroads
In the small town of Dreyfus, Kentucky, the whispers of a bygone era cling to the rusting remnants of the Louisville & Atlantic Railroad tracks. This once bustling hub, nourished by the veins of the mighty L&O, now serves as a silent testament to the town's vibrant railroading past. The legacy of historic railroads like the Louisville & Atlantic is not only etched in the weathered ties and iron rails but also in the indelible mark they left on America's economic and cultural landscape.
Hisle, KY: A Storied Tapestry of Agricultural Legacy
In the lush expanse of bluegrass country, Hisle, KY stands as a beacon of American agricultural tradition. This small enclave, nestled within Lexington's pastoral heartland, is rich with history that echoes through its old barns, farmhouses, and generations-old cultivated fields. Hisle's agrarian roots are celebrated at Hisle Farm Park, a 280-acre homage to both the past and future of farming, embracing practices like no-tillage agriculture to protect the soil that has long sustained this community.
Echoes of a Forgotten Epoch: The Ghost Town of Chestnutburg in Kentucky
In the Appalachian foothills of Kentucky's Clay County, the ghost town of Chestnutburg stands as a testament to a bygone era. Its origin, lost to the mists of time, is hinted at in a 1911 map, revealing a history both rich and enigmatic. The once-busy streets are now hushed, with only the cemeteries and faded newspaper clippings to speak for its former vibrancy. History buffs and ghost hunters alike are drawn to its eerie beauty, connecting the dots of its past through the Warrior's Path and the spectral tales that have seeped into its very soil.
Bighill: Echoes of A Bygone Era
In the embrace of a changing industrial landscape, the town of Bighill stands as a poignant emblem of temporal shift. Once a vibrant hub underpinned by the chugging locomotives and bustling commerce, it now rests as a hushed rural enclave, its heartbeat slowed but rich with historical resonance. The railway station and post office, keystones of past community vibrancy, now serve as silent sentinels to the echoes of yesteryear's hustle. Where trains once heralded the arrival of progress, only the whisper of the wind over dormant tracks can be heard, a testament to the transformative power of time.