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More showers and widespread thunderstorms are in the forecast and we can expect that to be the same for at least the next couple of days, its May Tuesday 14, 2024.

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A Powell County Detention Center corrections officer was arrested after evidence showed she had inappropriate relations with an inmate. Officials with the Powell County Detention Center reported a full internal investigation with cooperation from the Stanton Police Department and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office resulted in the arrest of Christine Spencer. Spencer is charged with second-degree sexual abuse. In a statement posted on Facebook, Jailer Teddy Lacy said, “I want it to be known that the public doesn’t have to worry about placing their trust in this institution.

Judge holding gavel in courtroom


During a time of need, people of Breathitt County are working to support two families. A week ago, three Breathitt County High football players were injured in a crash. Since then, the community has stepped up to help Kory and Kylan Combs, and Ethan Bowling. On Sunday, the team held a soup bean dinner to help raise money. We hear all three of these young men are continuing to improve. Through the dinner and a football game hosted by the Wolfe County football team, they raised more than $5,000 for the families. Coach Casey Allen said they will continue to support them during this time through fundraisers and prayers.


Police circulated out across Buchanan County on Thursday, equipped with arrest warrants for 38 people, 18 of which had been arrested by early evening. The effort was led by Commonwealth’s Attorney Nikki Stiltner and Sheriff Allen Boyd, with support from a number of law enforcement agencies in the area. The arrests were prompted by a grand jury returning 137 indictments in the investigation. By the end of Thursday, 82 of those indictments had been served.

police patrol car with blue flashing light on the roof of the police car.


A former Pike County man’s plea offer was withdrawn in Circuit Court on May 2 after he rejected the deal two times in court for charges he is facing in connection with a 2020 death of a Pike County man in a Floyd County motel. Enos Little, 50, is facing kidnapping and murder charges in relation to the death of Wesley Hook in an incident authorities said took place at the Alpike Motel in Ivel. In addition to the plea being withdrawn, Attorney for the defense Ned Pillersdorf requested to withdraw as counsel in the case. Judge Johnny Ray Harris questioned Little’s ability to afford a lawyer and determined he qualified for a public defender.

Judge's gavel on book background. Justice concept.


The Mingo County Health Department issued a warning Tuesday, May 7 about several overdoses relating to the drug fentanyl. The warning, which appeared on social media, stated the Mingo County Health Department had received 13 overdose reports within the previous 48 hours, “indicating potentially contaminated substances being used.” The health department stated that quick response teams had been dispatched throughout the county. The overdoses were thought to be fentanyl-related, the health department said. The health department went on to say resources are available for treatment options. Contact the health department if you or a loved one are in need of treatment assistance. The phone number is (304) 355-5778. Naloxone is available for all Mingo County residents.