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Former Ashland PD officer pleads guilty to federal charges

Posted: 05/15/2013 - 32-year-old Melvin "JR" Schoch Jr. pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and possessing a firearm in during the commission of a drug crime, during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Ashland.

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Powell County man indicted on murder charges

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The Boyd County Grand Jury charged Brett Thompson, 18, of Stanton, Ky., with one count of murder in the death of two-and-a-half-month-old Alivia Worstell earlier this month.

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Report: Appalachian coal mining will continue to decline

Posted: 05/15/2013 - A new report suggests Central Appalachia's coal industry faces difficult times in the years ahead. Researchers predict coal production could drop by as much as 31 percent by the year 2020.

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Abuse panel to issue first report this year

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A panel appointed by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to review cases of severe child abuse and neglect says it expects to issue its first report later this year.

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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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