Perry County Fiscal Court Announces Community Cleanup from June 1st-3rd
The Perry County Fiscal Court announced that June 1st-3rd will be community cleanup day for the communities of Wendell Airport, Lower Second Creek and Glomawr Stormking. Officials with the Perry County Fiscal Court said they will provide trash bags and gloves to those participating in the cleanup and will only collect bagged garbage during this cleanup, which means they will not accept appliances, furniture or tires.
Tick season is underway experts warn the effects for humans and animals
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Recent data from the CDC reported the number of tick disease cases jumped 25% from 2011 to 2019. Pediatrician, Molly O’Rourke said taking precautions when you or your family is outside is key. “Just be more proactive. Keeping your kids in areas that are less...
ARH Foundation holding raffle for Mercedes-Benz convertible
The ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities will raffle off a 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK 300 2D on June 30, thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous benefactor. The ARH Foundation, according to a statement from ARH, has worked diligently this past year to help the victims of the catastrophic flooding that devastated several Eastern Kentucky counties in July 2022. Although the ARH Foundation has been able to help more than 20,000 individuals and distributed 6.5 million pounds of supplies and over $1.1 million in funding, much more must be done. Many families are still living in temporary housing or in homes still in need of repairs.
Traffic stop leads to discovery of convicted felon and large amount of drugs
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - One man was arrested after a traffic stop leads to several charges. On Saturday, May 20th around 8:30 p.m., one Kentucky State Police trooper saw a moving violation on Highway 15 in Hazard. Another trooper joined the first to stop the car. During the stop, the...
28 people without a home after Perry County apartment fire
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Fire crews confirmed they responded to an apartment fire in Perry County on Sunday. Viper Fire and Rescue Chief J.C. Amburgey said 28 people are without a home after the fire in the Slemp community. Amburgey confirmed the fire started in one apartment and spread...
Letcher Co Man Arrested on DUI and Drugs
Austin Endicott, 23, of Whitesburg was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop on Highway 15 in Hazard. One state trooper made the stop and believed Endicott was under the influence. Once they got Endicott out of the car, police saw a gun laying out in the open in the car. A search of the car led to the discovery of more than one pound of meth, cocaine and a large amount of money.
Popular eastern Kentucky festival begins Thursday
By Joe Asher Harlan Enterprise The 68th Annual Poke Sallet Festival is set to kick off in downtown Harlan on June 1, bringing several days of fun, food, live entertainment, vendors and multiple attractions for all ages. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley provided a preview of this year’s festivities. “There are a lot of activities […] The post Popular eastern Kentucky festival begins Thursday appeared first on Winchester Sun.
EKY veterans share meaning of Memorial Day
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - For many people, Memorial Day might mean a day off of work or a day to hit the lake, but for those at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, this day takes on a whole new meaning. “Memorial Day means I’ve had...
ARH Mountain Student Achiever Amelia Casey - May 30, 2023
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Amelia Casey is an ARH Mountain Student Achiever. Amelia is a senior at Phelps High School where she has a 3.97 GPA. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is also competing in the long jump and triple jump in this week’s KHSAA State Track Tournament this week...best of luck!
Tire shop damaged in fire finds new, but old home
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After a fire destroyed a tire shop on Sunday, the owner is left to pick up the pieces. Owner of Crowe Tire & Battery James Crowe was out of the country when he received calls saying his store was on fire. “And then seeing all of...
Summertime Pattern Settles In
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We continue to watch a summer pattern settle into the region as we close out the month of May. Warm and muggy conditions this evening mean I can’t completely rule out a stray storm, but most stay dry as partly cloudy skies stay in place overnight. Lows stay mild, in the middle to upper 50s. We’ll also have to watch for a bit of dense fog in the river valleys as we head into the morning hours.
RAM set to open two-day free clinic in Hazard June 3-4
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Remote Area Medical will be operating a pop-up clinic in Hazard this upcoming weekend. The clinic, offering free dental, vision, and medical care to those who need it, will be open at East Perry Elementary School on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. All services...
911 dispatch welcomes two latest graduates since 2017
The Perry County 911 Dispatch most recently congratulated two new additions to their team of now 18 dispatchers. The first new graduates since 2017, according to Perry County E-911 Assistant Director Diane Napier. Brian Hall and Christian Stidham were two of a class of 24 in class 149 of the...
Above-average temperatures return to close out May
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A summerlike weather pattern returns to the region as we close out the month of May. Temperatures will be above average, and spotty showers will be possible during the afternoon and evening. Tonight Through Tuesday Night. A stray shower can not be ruled out, especially during...
Perry County Central softball is headed to Lexington
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Perry Central beat Letcher County 8-2 in the 14th Region softball championship game on Monday. The Commodores and Cougars were locked in a tight one, 2-1 going into the 7th. Alyssa Dixon started the top of the 7th with a triple, sparking a six run 7th...
Retired Kentucky State Trooper involved in 1983 shootout dies
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Retired Kentucky State Trooper Roy Boleyn has died at age 72. Boleyn was born in 1951 in Knott County, and he was a Kentucky State Police Trooper. He was also a member of the Hindman Masonic Lodge 689. According to an article published by The Courier-Journal,...
EKY road crews working on ‘intensified’ repairs after flooding last summer
ISOM, Ky. (WYMT) - Road construction season is starting up in Eastern Kentucky, and crews are anticipating more repairs than normal. “So, normally when we would have a few embankment repairs, asphalt, different things like that. Ditching and things. We would have those on a regular basis. Now, those are kind of intensified,” said Shantana Woodward, who is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12 Public Information Officer.
Louisa Police Officer/Recruit Shelby Taylor Is Part Of Honor Guard At Fallen Officers Event
On May 25, 2023, Louisa Police Officer/Recruit Shelby Taylor was a member of the honor guard that presented flags to the families of Kentucky’s recent fallen officers which included the fallen Floyd County officers. Gov. Andy Beshear honored seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in service...
Drug bust in Hazard uncovers methamphetamine and pills
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Police Department executed a search warrant Tuesday that uncovered several bags of drugs. Officials were sent to an apartment on Wesley Way to look for stolen property and found two bags and two containers of methamphetamine, two bags of pills, three glass meth pipes, a scale and almost $1,000 in cash.
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