Yet more showers are in the forecast for the foreseeable future with only slight breaks forecast, we’ll have your forecast in a few moments, it’s Wednesday May 15th, 2024.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) in Pikeville have announced there will be traffic delays and lane reductions for a section of U.S. 23 in Pike County. According to District 12 officials, the lane reductions and traffic delays will be near the Cedar Creek/Hambley Boulevard exit. Officials with the City of Pikeville will begin a permitted utility rehab project at milepost 24.3 to rehabilitate and repair the utilities that run under the bridge and along the project area.

Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week. Traffic will be reduced in both directions and road shoulders will be closed. KYTC officials said the work is expected to last approximately three to four weeks and drivers should prepare for delays and congestion, especially during rush hour.


Multiple people were arrested after a drug bust in Louisa on Thursday. Officers went to a home on West Powhattan Street to serve warrants when they found drugs. Five people were arrested and face drug related charges. Deidre Warren, 37, of Louisa, was served on a bench warrant and faces charges of drug possession. Christmas Rigsby, 38, of Louisa, faces burglary and drug related charges. Jamie Mckinster, 43, of Louisa, also faces burglary charges. Terry Block, 53, of Louisa, faces drug related charges, including trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school. Karen Cyrus, 45, of Louisa, also faces drug-related charges. Additional charges are pending as police investigate.

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Two women are facing a long list of charges after their home in Mingo County was found to be in deplorable condition. Next-door neighbor Kenneth May wishes he could’ve gotten help for the children who lived there sooner. Investigators say on Tuesday they found human and dog waste on the floors and bedding in a house along West 4th Avenue in Williamson. May says there was a very foul odor coming from the home, but he thought it was coming from piles of trash outside the home, and he didn’t know how bad it was inside. Chief Deputy Allen Mounts with the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department says they went to the house after a complaint about the garbage. The criminal complaints say at first, the women who live there, Christi Hatfield and Sharon Simpson, wouldn’t let them inside to check on the children.



A Paintsville man was arrested on marijuana and drug trafficking charges on May 2 after at first refusing to leave Paintsville ARH’s emergency room, according to the Paintsville Police Department.

According to the citation, PPD Officer Timothy Ratliff received a call from staff at the emergency room that a man was refusing to leave and was suspected of having drugs on his person.

After arriving, Ratliff found that the man had already left the premises, the citation said. When Ratliff finally stopped the man in front of Big Sandy Community and Technical College on Church Street, he wrote, the man, identified as James Moore, 55, of Paintsville, smelled of marijuana and was visibly nervous. A search of Moore’s person revealed a set of scales, a large bag in his pocket “full of marijuana,” two clear bags with suspected methamphetamine crystals inside them, another bag in his jacket which contained a “Zig-Zag hemp package with two blunts (inside)” and a “large crystal rock,” according to Ratliff. Moore also had rolling papers, two butane torches and “THC resin,” Ratliff said.


Big Sandy Community and Technical College recently acknowledged Paintsville ARH for achieving the designation of Education First Employer. This recognition, according to a statement from BSCTC, highlights ARH’s dedication to supporting their employees through education and training initiatives, setting a commendable standard for other regional businesses.