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UPDATE: Cumberland mayor decides not to resign

Updated: 04/16/2013 - The mayor of Cumberland, Carl Hatfield, wrote a letter of resignation last week, prompting city council members to schedule a meeting Monday to accept his resignation. But hours before the meeting started the mayor decided not to submit the letter, saying he wants to stay in office.

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8-year-old among dead in Boston blast

Posted: 04/16/2013 - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that an 8-year-old-boy has been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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Locals at the Boston Marathon

Updated: 04/19/2013 - A doctor with offices in Corbin and Middlesboro was running in the marathon during the explosions. A Pikeville native was working in very close to them. Both men talked to WYMT.

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Perry library offers coupon class

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Several people in Hazard learned how to become thrifty shoppers at a couponing class Monday at the Perry County Public Library.

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Many filing last-minute as tax deadline looms

Posted: 04/15/2013 - To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, "nothing is certain except death and taxes." Monday was the last day for people to make certain they submitted their tax returns, and many folks waited until the last minute.

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Traffic change in downtown Pikeville

Updated: 04/15/2013 - City officials say construction is underway to make Division Street a two-way street. Division Street runs in between the old courthouse and the new judicial center.

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Gov. Beshear: I won't run against McConnell

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear says he won't run against U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell despite encouragement from lots of people do so.

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Capitol Police assisting FBI in Ky. investigation

Posted: 04/15/2013 - U.S. Capitol Police are assisting the FBI in a probe into the secret taping of a private campaign strategy meeting involving Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and several of his aides.

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Officials: Meth labs in Ky. declining

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A report from the Kentucky Drug Control Policy Office says the number of methamphetamine labs found in the state in 2012 has dropped after a peak year.

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Constable flashed while fishing at Laurel River Lake

Updated: 04/15/2013 - Ron Bowling was looking forward to an afternoon of bass fishing on Laurel River Lake when he noticed a man try to get his attention from the banks First the man took off his shirt…..then, he proceeded to take off just about everything else.

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FBI agents at HQ of Haslam family business

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A spokeswoman for Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, says the FBI has locked down the company's Knoxville headquarters.

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President Obama calls Boston mayor, Mass. governor

Updated: 04/15/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama has called Boston's mayor and the Massachusetts governor to express his concern for those injured in the Boston Marathon explosions.

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Major progress for future Letcher Federal Prison

Posted: 04/15/2013 - U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has awarded a third-party contract to perform an environmental impact study (EIS) in connection with a proposed federal corrections facility in Letcher County.

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'Nothing surprises me anymore,' says runner from Ky.

Updated: 04/15/2013 - Fifty Kentuckians were among those participating in Monday's Boston Marathon which was was rocked by two explosions. "Nothing surprises me any more after being in Afghanistan," said Varinka Ensminger, who has been a Lexington Police officer since 2005.

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Court: Can human genes be patented?

Posted: 04/15/2013 - The Supreme Court seems worried about the idea of companies getting patents for genes found inside the human body.

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