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UK President speaks at HCTC

Updated: 08/03/2012 - Hazard, Ky. (WYMT) - The president of the University of Kentucky came to the mountains to speak to alumni at a dinner in Hazard on Thursday night.

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Thousands of children receive free school supplies

Updated: 08/03/2012 - It is one of the poorest counties in Appalachia, but businesses and organizations came together to help thousands of Clay County students who are getting ready for another school year.

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Campgrounds reopening after bear encounters

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The U.S. Forest Service has reopened one campground in eastern Kentucky after black bears got too close to visitors and plans to reopen a second one on Friday.

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Two men face meth related charges

Posted: 08/02/2012 - 28-year old Chad Cole and 27-year old Kevin Lewis are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

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Sarah Melton is sentenced

Posted: 08/02/2012 - A Perry County woman, convicted of injuring her brother and killing his girlfriend with one shot, will spend six years in prison.

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EKU officials issue safety alert

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Eastern Kentucky University issued an alert on Thursday afternoon. It's all because of the escape of Daniel Patterson.

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People react to federal birth control mandate

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Two new provisions of the controversial federal healthcare reform law went into effect on Wednesday. One of them requires new and renewing health insurance plans to cover birth control for women at no out-of-pocket cost

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Man dies in fiery crash

Updated: 08/03/2012 - It happened around noon Thursday on U.S. 23 a few miles south of Shelby Valley High School.

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Hundreds affected by flash flooding

Updated: 08/02/2012 - Severe storms pounded parts of the region this afternoon. Hundreds lost power. Heavy rain turned roads into creeks and lightning hit WYMT’s tower during the 6 pm newscast.

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People weigh in on stricter ammunition laws

Updated: 08/02/2012 - After the theatre massacre in Colorado, the gun control debate was back in the spotlight, but some say the ammunition you need to make the guns work is what the focus should be on.

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First Day of School for Thousands in Lawrence County

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Quick, someone tell rocker Alice Cooper that "school's 'in' for summer." While it's a play on words on that iconic song, it's also a fact of life for students in Lawrence County, Ky.

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