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Letcher County officials name highway after sheriff

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Sheriff Danny Webb chose to serve and protect his community. That dedication has allowed Danny Webb to serve the people of Eastern Kentucky as a state trooper and Letcher County's sheriff for decades. Family, friends and coworkers managed to keep Sheriff Danny Webb Highway a surprise.

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Jackson Co. sheriff wants equipment back

Updated: 05/14/2013 - In Jackson County, tension filled the fiscal court meeting Tuesday morning as Sheriff Denny Peyman asked the court for some equipment.

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Jackson Co. sheriff wants principals armed

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman put a proposal before the local school board back in April suggesting principals and some teachers be deputized and armed.

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State police honor fallen trooper

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Fallen law enforcement officers are being recognized for their service across the country, including here in the mountains.

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Report says more woes for Appalachian coal mining

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A new report says hard times are expected to continue for the coal industry in Central Appalachia, which at one time was the hub of the nation's coal production.

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Andrew Wiggins to play at Kansas

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 forward, is rated one of the best high school prospects since LeBron James. He made the announcement with little fanfare at Huntington Prep High School in Huntington, WVa. shortly after noon.

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Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy. The actress says in an op-ed for today's New York Times that she had the mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.

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2 injured in W.Va. gas plant explosions, fire

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Jason Owens of Putnam County's emergency management center says fire crews were dispatched at about 3:20 p.m. Monday to Airgas, a distributor of specialty gases.

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Political observers talk about potential Grimes-McConnell matchup

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Kentucky voters are still a year and a half away from casting their ballots in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. But many people across the state are wondering who the Democrats will run in a potential matchup with incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell.

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Police capture fugitive in Laurel County

Updated: 05/14/2013 - An escapee from Ohio is now behind bars in Eastern Kentucky. Monday, Kentucky State Police and Laurel County sheriff's deputies captured 28-year-old Ryan P. Wolf a few miles east of London.

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Lawsuit filed against Somerset eye doctor

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a lawsuit against a Somerset eye doctor and his practice, claiming he defrauded Medicare and Medicaid.

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Educators honored for excellence

Updated: 05/14/2013 - An awards ceremony to celebrate people who made outstanding contributions to education in Eastern Kentucky was today in Somerset. More than 120 people attended.

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks to graduates at EKU

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Not many graduates can tell their children the first lady of the United States delivered their commencement address, but as of Saturday close to 600 alumni from Eastern Kentucky University can say just that.

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Man says his friend stabbed him

Updated: 05/13/2013 - One man says he is a stabbing victim. The suspect's family says he stabbed in self-defense.

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