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Gun sales up in Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Recent debates on gun control and possible bans on certain weapons have some people scrambling to buy them, and the high demand is leaving some gun stores with bare shelves.

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Officials make plans to repair break in pavement on Route 40

Posted: 01/18/2013 - A temporary traffic signal has been put up on Route 40 in Martin County near the Johnson County line. Traffic has been reduced to one lane because of a break in the road that happened early Thursday morning.

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McConnell: Mum on guns, talks debt

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ignored the hot-button issue of gun control during a speech in Lexington, instead discussing the nation's debt problem.

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Williams approved special raises for Senate staff

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Before leaving his post as Senate President, David Williams approved pay raises of between 2 percent and 14 percent for eight staff members of the state Senate.

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Family of shooting victims speaks for the first time

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Jackie Doug Cornett, his granddaughter, 12 year old Taylor Cornett and his adopted daughter, 20 year old Kaitlyn Cornett, were shot and killed in the Hazard Community and Technical College parking lot Tuesday night.

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Traffic delays possible in Martin County

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Officials tell us approximately 100 feet of Route 40 between mile marker zero and one have fallen away and the roadway has been reduced to one lane.

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Four Wise County, Va EMS services get new EKG machines

Posted: 01/18/2013 - The Bristol Herald Courier reports the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute donated EKG machines to the rescue squads in Appalachia and Big Stone Gap along with Friendship and Lifecare ambulance services.

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Man injured in Boyd County fire

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Larry Fryer was attempting to start a fire in his wood burning stove when he slipped and fell.

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MSHA: New pattern violator rules could save lives

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Thursday they improve the Mine Safety and Health Administration's ability to hold mine operators accountable for disregarding life-saving safety measures.

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Snow blankets parts of Letcher County Thursday

Updated: 01/18/2013 - There was no snow in Hazard, but just down the road in parts of Letcher county this afternoon, it was a completely different story. County road crews were called in around 2 p.m., as the first flakes began to fall.

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Snow adds to flooding concerns in Whitley County

Updated: 01/17/2013 - You don't have to look far for signs of a swollen Cumberland River, in Whitley County. After Thursday's snowfall and everything else the weather has thrown at this area, the river could cause problems as it's expected to crest nearly three feet above the flood stage Friday.

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