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Structure Fire in Paintsville
The Paintsville Fire Dept. were called out to the scene of a structure Fire Monday morning. The Fire was located on Madison Avenue in Paintsville at what used to be known as the old Pratt Foods building and most recently the Black Diamond Saloon. Firefighter were toned out around 9:30 AM Monday and once they arrived on scene, smoke could be seen coming from the building. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze and reports indicated the Fire was in one of the rooms inside the building. It took Firefighters around 45 minutes to give the all clear. Members of the Paintsville Fire and EMS, Prestonsburg F.D., WR Castle Fire and Rescue, Paintsville City Police, Constable Tim Branham and others members of area Fire Dept. were on scene for mutual aid. The Paintsville F.D. and Paintsville Police Chief Danny Smith say they are investigating the cause of the Fire. No further information has been made available at this time.
Prestonsburg drag show organizer not giving up
The organizer of a drag show scheduled for Saturday in Prestonsburg that was cancelled after threats said he’s not giving up. Kyle
Floyd County Conservation District to Give Away Free Tree Seedlings
The Floyd County Conservation District announced it will be giving away free tree seedlings to Floyd County Residents starting Saturday, April 1st from 7am to 1pm. The kind of trees available in the giveaway are pawpaw, pecan, persimmon and white pine. The giveaway will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis, with any remaining trees being given away during office hours each day after Saturday until all trees are gone.
‘All about giving back’: Floyd County native brings new band back home
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Josh Martin found his love for music in the mountains. Now, with his new band, he is coming home to play for the people who are still planted in the place he considers home. The Wood Box Heroes, Martin’s Nashville band, are scheduled to hit the...
City of Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky Flood Risk Management Project Meeting Being Held on Tuesday, March 28th
The Johnson County Fiscal Court, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, will be hosting an informational in-person public meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 pm for the Section 202 City of Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky Flood Risk Management Project. The U.S. Army Corps of...
The Floyd County Diabetes Coalition Hosting Diabetes Awareness Event at Prestonsburg Big Sandy Community and Technical College Campus Tuesday, March 27
The Floyd County Diabetes Coalition will be hosting a diabetes awareness event tomorrow at the student center at the Prestonsburg Big Sandy Community and Technical College campus. The event, which is called “Diabetes Alert Day at BSCTC”, will feature diabetes risk assessments, free A1C checks, healthy food samples, diabetes information...
Golf course soggy but no season delay expected
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The rain is slowing down cleanup efforts at Stambaugh Golf Course. Winds uprooted three trees at the course over the weekend and scattered branches everywhere. Course Manager Matt Morgan said the wet weather is making it hard to get maintenance vehicles out, and the soft,...
Road Work on KY 645 in Martin County Starting Monday, March 27th
MARTIN COUNTY (March 23, 2022)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of traffic pattern changes and restricted lane widths along KY 645 in Martin County beginning Monday, March 27. A six-mile-long resurfacing project will start near the Lawrence County line at mile point 0.0 and extend towards Inez just south of Fly Over Bridge at mile point 6.2.
Former Kentucky State Police Captain from EKY dies
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A former Kentucky State Police Captain from Eastern Kentucky died Thursday. Stanley Farler, who not only served as a KSP Captain, but also several other law enforcement posts, died at his home in Auxier. He was 71. Farler was born in 1951 in Hazard, served...
98-year-old hometown hero honored at Paintsville Lowe’s
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Worth Goble is a collection of stories. The West Van Lear veteran served in the Navy during World War II, hitting the water before his 19th birthday as one of 18 Johnson County men drafted to join the crew on the USS Hornet CV-12. Now, at 98 years old, he is the oldest living member, sharing his stories with those he loves.
Virtual drag show raises money for gender affirming closet, LGBTQ+mental health awareness
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ)- Earlier this week, a drag show was canceled in Prestonsburg after organizers say there were threats of violence against them and the venue. Lexington drag queen Corabelle Bundy Jolie says when organizers received threats, they were concerned for their safety. “It has been very challenging but it...
Letcher County Man Charged With Drug Trafficking in Floyd County
A Letcher County man was charged with drug trafficking earlier today after police discovered cocaine and money during an investigation. According to the Prestonsburg Police Department, Officer Duncan responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle and drug activity at the Double Kwik in Martin off of Highway 80. Officer...
After nearly 200 years, the Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma reconnects with bison
Tribal members say the new herd will strengthen ceremonial practices and connect them not only with the animal but also with other Indigenous nations.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Pikeville sweeps JC, Greenup County
Pikeville used a four-run, third inning to take the lead away from Greenup County and the Panthers earned a 6-4 win in a game played at Davis Park on Saturday. Dylan Thompson doubled, walked, scored, and drove in one run while Wade Hensley singled in a run and scored. Bradyn...
‘We want to be ahead of the game’: EKY agriculture program receives visit from commissioner of agriculture
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Students in the Floyd County School of Innovation Ag program received a special visitor on Friday. Principal Christina Crase said, two years ago, the school board purchased a container farm and partnered with AppHarvest. “They came in and gave us curriculum for it, and they...
New Details Surrounding Lance Storz’s Death Released
More details surrounding the death of Lance Storz, the man accused of killing three police officers and a police K-9 back in June, have been released after the lead detective over the investigation into Storz’s death testified to a Pike County grand jury. Based on the testimony and surveillance...
Kentucky Blood Center Hosting Blood Drive at Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg on Tuesday, April 4th
Kentucky Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg on Tuesday, April 4th from 10am to 2pm. Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging people to come and donate blood to help support the hospitals they serve. The blood center provides lifesaving blood products to more than 70 hospitals throughout Kentucky.
Lawrence County Civil Cases, Deeds for the week of March 20-24
22-C-00044 CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL, INC, VS. LAMBERT, CATHERINE. Jeffrey Spillman and Marla Spillman to Johnny Spillman. Charles Rose and Brenda Rose to Derrik Staley and Crystal Staley. Justin Sargent to Brittany Williams. Terry Lee Bragg to Melinda Adams. Kayla Maynard to Derek Thompson and Marissa Thompson. James Wheeler and Cynthia...
Lawrence County Court Docket for the week of March 20-24
Lawrence County Court Docket for the week of March 20-24 23-T-00012 COMMONWEALTH VS. ANDERSON, GRETCHEN LYNN. 23-T-00016 COMMONWEALTH VS. KELLEY, KENNETH WILLIAM. 23-F-00011 COMMONWEALTH VS. ADKINS, PAUL M. (PRELIMINARY HEARING) 23-F-00012 COMMONWEALTH VS. ADKINS, PAUL M. (PRELIMINARY HEARING) 23-T-00095 COMMONWEALTH VS. ADKINS, PAUL MICHAEL. (PRETRIAL CONFERENCE) 23-M-00033 COMMONWEALTH VS. COMPTON,...
Floyd County Man Arrested for Drug Offenses After Police Find Meth and Heroin in Traffic Stop
A Floyd County man was arrested Wednesday night after police found meth and heroin. Deputies with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle in the Toler Creek Area in Harold Wednesday night. A K-9 unit sniffed around the vehicle during the stop and alerted deputies to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.
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