Kentucky State Police: Man dies in logging accident
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man died in a logging accident.
News outlets report troopers were called to the Cranks community of Harlan County around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for reports of a workplace accident.
A news release says 36-year-old John Williams was ...
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BENHAM, Ky. (AP) — A former underground coal mine that’s now a tourist attraction in eastern Kentucky is receiving $2.5 million in grants for upgrades.
The Portal 31 Exhibition Mine in Harlan County will receive the money from the Abandoned Mine Lands pilot program. Part of the $2.5 ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 3-year-old has been fatally shot.
Master Trooper Shane Jacobs said in a news release that the boy was taken to a hospital after the shooting Friday morning and was pronounced dead.
The release said the shooting happened in the Totz ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky teenager has been wounded by gunfire during an argument with his father over school attendance.
The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that another student witnessed the incident Wednesday morning and reported it to school ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have increased patrols in the southeastern part of the state due to a prevalence of people feeding bears.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Bear Program Coordinator John Hast told the
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky troopers have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted them with a shotgun.
News outlets report that 36-year-old Bradley J. Grant ran from Kentucky State Police who had responded to a complaint at a home Sunday afternoon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Police say a South Carolina man has been charged with threatening to “shoot everyone” at a high school graduation in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police said Wednesday they were notified by the Harlan Independent School district about a threat against the Harlan High School ...
COLDIRON, Ky. (AP) — State Police in Kentucky have charged a woman in a house fire that left her 3-year-old nephew dead.
Thirty-seven-year-old Amanda Brock of Coldiron was being held on $100,000 bond Sunday at the Harlan County Detention Center on charges of second-degree manslaughter and ...
CUMBERLAND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky recorded its first coal mining death of the year when a 29-year-old miner was killed in a conveyor belt accident in an underground Harlan County mine.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says Hubert Grubbs was working in the D11 Panther Mine in ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains flooded areas and caused mudslides in parts of Appalachia, forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into shelters as the high water closed roads and schools.
Kentucky Emergency Management spokeswoman Monica L. French told news outlets that Harlan, ...
Flooding prompts emergency declaration in Kentucky county
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Flooding brought on by heavy rains in parts of Kentucky have prompted a state of emergency in at least one southeastern county.
Media outlets report an emergency declaration was issued for widespread flooding in Harlan County on Saturday night. No injuries were ...
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Former Kentucky sheriff pleads guilty to theft charges
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky sheriff accused of stealing money from an investigation fund used to make undercover drug purchases has pleaded guilty to two felony charges.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ...
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3 historic Kentucky coal towns may merge to survive
BENHAM, Ky. (AP) — Three small cities in Eastern Kentucky are feeling their way toward a possible historic merger as they try to cope with aging infrastructure, scant tax bases and revenue lost because of the sharp downturn in the coal industry.
In the process, the merger study for ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — An environmental preservation group has purchased nearly 2,000 acres in an effort to preserve lands around Pine Mountain in far eastern Kentucky.
Kentucky Natural Lands Trust aims to preserve lands around a 125-mile stretch (201 kilometers) in southeastern Kentucky it ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The Harlan Daily Enterprise and the Middlesboro Daily News in eastern Kentucky have been purchased by Boone Newspapers Inc.
The papers, along with the Claiborne Progress, a weekly newspaper in Tazewell, Tennessee, were sold by Civitas Media of Davidson, North ...
AT&T announces internet project in Kentucky county
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — AT&T has announced that a county in Kentucky will get fixed wireless internet to extend connectivity to rural areas.
WYMT-TV reports AT&T Kentucky President ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Classes are starting in school districts around the state, and police are urging drivers to stay alert for buses that are loading or unloading children.
A statement from the state police post in Harlan says motorists should use extra caution anytime they are near a ...
Rachel Barnett and Chris Wheeler, both of Harlan, Ky., announce their engagement and August wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry Barnett of Cincinnati, Ohio and the late Donna Barnett. She is a graduate of Grant County High School. She is employed as a peer support specialist at ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Relatives say they want to find those responsible for the 1969 murder of a previously unidentified Kentucky woman.
WYMT-TV reports that services were held ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A funeral will be held to honor a previously unidentified Kentucky woman who was murdered nearly 50 years ago.
WYMT-TV reports the public service for 21-year-old ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville health officials are looking for people who may have come into contact with bats that may have rabies.
WDRB-TV reports the Louisville Department of Public ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The 2017 Kentucky high school girls’ All-State basketball team, as selected by members of The Associated Press (with school and position):
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HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Coal Academy is offering free initial mining trainings this month at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Harlan and Middlesboro.
The training is taught by a Kentucky certified instructor, qualified by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health ...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — The girlfriend of a former Kentucky police chief has been sentenced to serve 15 months on a weapons charge.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2rEpYQ7 ) reports 42-year-old Rettie Morris was sentenced Tuesday in federal court ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say five people have been injured in a school bus wreck in eastern Kentucky.
Police said in a news release the bus was hit in the rear Tuesday afternoon on Kentucky 38 in Harlan County while stopped to unload a child.
The release said the ...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a jail inmate in eastern Kentucky.
Police said in a news release Wednesday that 26-year-old Sheena Coker of Evarts was unconscious in her cell at the Harlan County jail and emergency workers were called Friday ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has sold its mining assets in Harlan County, Kentucky, to a Georgia company that plans to reopen the idled mines.
Alpha said in a statement Thursday that it sold the mining assets to JRL Coal of Marietta. It includes a permitted ...
LYNCH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man has died in a house fire in Harlan County.
State Police say in a news release that the body of 61-year-old Raymond Metcalfe of Lynch was found inside the home Saturday night.
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HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Kentucky woman has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son.
Kentucky State Police said Tuesday that the preliminary investigation indicates the 23-year-old Harlan County woman, Sierra Foster, ...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former eastern Kentucky sheriff accused of misappropriated tens of thousands of dollars while in office.
WYMT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2eOm1lL) former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird’s trial is set for January 17. Lipfird was ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Wildfires are causing poor air quality in southeastern Kentucky, and the Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued a smoke inhalation advisory to people living in the region.
The agency says air quality tests in parts of Bell, Harlan and Rockcastle counties ...
Former sheriff accused of theft in federal indictment
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly stealing money from a drug investigation fund used to make undercover purchases.
Former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird is also accused of using a county-provided credit card for ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin declared a state of emergency in Kentucky on Thursday as crews continued to fight dozens of wildfires across the eastern part of the state, including a 4-mile stretch of Pine Mountain in Harlan County.
The Kentucky Division of Forestry on Thursday ...
47 years later, Kentucky police identify remains of woman
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified the remains of a woman found dead nearly 50 years ago beside a trail in eastern Kentucky.
Police said in a statement Wednesday that the remains of Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams were was identified through DNA testing after her information ...