LOCAL NEWS

UK Gear Store to Reopen in Hazard

August 1, 2017
Wildcat Warehouse, a business that sells University of Kentucky gear, is reopening in Hazard where it had closed down its location in the Daniel Boone Plaza in April. They announced on the store’s Facebook page that they will be open for business once again, starting with a grand reopening celebration on August 12.

 

 

No Charges in Connection to Fatal Car Accident

August 1, 2017
Kentucky State Police say they do not expect to file any charges in connection to the accident that killed 8-year-old Breanna Hall last week. Troopers say Breanna’s family’s car stopped to make a left turn when it was rear-ended and sent into the path of a coal truck. Investigators say the driver of the pickup tried to stop, but the roads were wet and were a contributing factor to the accident.

 

 

No Cellphones in Jenkins Independent School System

August 1, 2017
Officials with the Jenkins Independent School System added a new rule to the student handbook for the coming school year. In the past, students in middle and high school were allowed to use their phones to do research. However, each student will be assigned a Google Chrome book this year. Therefore, they will not need a phone in the classroom.

 

 

Two Arrested in Whitley County for Homicide

July 26, 2017
Two people were arrested on Sunday (July 23) in connection with a homicide in Whitley County. Kentucky State Police say Michelle Marlow was found dead, lying in the middle of Mud Creek Road. Chris Lowe and Lori Mattie were found at a home nearby, both with blood on them that they could not explain. Witnesses say they saw the pair beating the victim with a stick, before Lowe dragged Marlow into the street. They are both charged with murder.

 

 

Elderly Bracken County Man Missing

July 26, 2017
Search crews in Bracken County have been looking for an elderly man who went missing due to floods in Northern Kentucky. Delmar Nicholson (82 years old) was reported missing on Sunday after his family discovered that floodwaters had swept away his mobile home. Crews have been searching the area of Bracken Creek.