Heavy rain is beginning to fall across much of the area, leading to some localized flooding in several counties. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
The city commission picked Minor Allen to be the next chief during a meeting at City Hall.
Allen began his career with the Hazard Police Department in 1985.
“I want to involve the community more in how we are going to police our town but priority one I want to concentrate on our drug situation that we have. Other things that are going on around the city that are a daily nuisance such as the prostitution. But drugs are the priority,” Minor Allen said.
Allen will replace Ronnie Bryant, who served as chief for about ten years and announced his retirement last month.