Kountry Kitchen reopens after fire
JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - One restaurant in Breathitt County has opened its doors once again. In January, Kountry Kitchen was destroyed in a fire. Owner Benjamin Ford said they were devastated when they were called about the restaurant. “Of course we were notified and came straight up to the building....
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...
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...
Paul Crockett named 2023 District 8 Officer of the Year
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has named Paul Crockett of Floyd County as 2023 District 8 Officer of the Year.
Nice weather, dry conditions lead to wildfire in Breathitt County wooded area
Officials have confirmed the fire has been contained.
🚨 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.
Man Arrested Following Police Chase in Floyd County
A wanted man is behind bars after a Tuesday evening chase in Prestonsburg. The suspect, Thomas Price, was wanted on several violent felonies. The case began when police spotted Price and tried to stop him. He sped up and the chase reached speeds of 110 mph. Eventually, he got away.
Widespread sickness leads Breathitt County schools to switch to NTI
The school district will switch to NTI for the rest of the week to allow students and employees to rest up and recover.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Owens sentenced to 15 years
SALYERSVILLE –A Magoffin County man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on rape-related charges last week. Jared B. Owens, 27, of Salyersville, was sentenced on February 15 in Magoffin County Circuit Court, with the judge accepting his guilty plea to two counts of first-degree rape (Class B felonies) and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (Class D felonies), and accepting the Commonwealth’s offer for 15 years in prison.
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 […]
Titans take 14th straight sectional
JACKSON — If this was a boxing match, it would have been almost instantly stopped — maybe a minute into the match. That’s because the second-seeded Notre Dame Lady Titans didn’t even have an eyelash worth of a challenge last Thursday evening —in their Division IV sectional championship game against the 15th-seeded Miller Lady Falcons.
Weather Extremes Possible Next Week
After a case of Spring fever today, we’ve got more where that comes from next week. There’s already indications of heavy rain possible. The NWS in Jackson has put this out:. Near-record warmth is expected next week, especially toward the middle part of the week, ahead of a...
Hazard, February 26 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Buckhorn High School basketball team will have a game with Perry County Central High School on February 26, 2024, 17:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Flood debris removal continues to be a challenge
BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Dealing with flood debris has been difficult for some people living in Breathitt County. Breathitt County Solid Waste Coordinator Gordon Hunter said it is impacting their quality of life. “It’s a danger, it’s a danger to the community, it’s a danger to environment, but most...
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,...
Kentucky Girls High School Basketball: How to Stream the The June Buchanan School vs. Jackson City High School Game - February 22
On Thursday, February 22, tipping off at 5:50 PM ET, Jackson City High School will play The June Buchanan School in Jackson, KY. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. June Buchanan vs. Jackson City Game...