LOCAL NEWS

Mine Blowout in Pike County

August 14, 2017
A mine blowout in Pike County damaged roadways and driveways, and caused other damage yesterday. Officials with the county say water filled the mine shaft, and then the pressure blew the water through the ground, causing a surge of water that washed out roads.

 

 

Perry County Trying to Find Owner of Abandoned Dog

August 14, 2017
A sick and injured dog, named Rooney, prompted an investigation in Perry County. Rooney had maggot-infested wounds, and was very ill when he was found over the weekend. The dog also suffered a head injury, and had rocks in his stomach. Deputies are trying to find who owned the dog and abandoned him, rather than taking him to a shelter.

 

 

Barbourville Church Finds More Drug-Related Items

August 14, 2017
For the second time in the past month, workers at a church in Barbourville found drug paraphernalia on the church grounds. The pastor at East Barbourville Baptist Church says needles and other drug-related items were found on the property, and a church bus was recently vandalized.

 

 

Beathitt County Schools to Close Aug 21 for Solar Eclipse

August 14, 2017
Breathitt County Schools will close on Monday due to the total solar eclipse. It is one of several school districts in the commonwealth that will not hold classes on August 21 because of safety concerns of massive traffic expected to be on the road once the eclipse is done, which will be the approximate time that school ends.

 

 

Dangerous Knock-Off Eclipse Safety Glasses Sold to Unsuspecting Consumers

August 14, 2017
Officials warn eclipse watchers about knock-off safety glasses that are unapproved and unsafe. These knock-offs are being sold to unsuspecting consumers. Genuine glasses that will protect the eyes are ISO approved. The American Astronomical Society has a list of where to find the ISO safety-validated glasses with filters for eyes-only direct viewing of the sun.