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US transportation bill key for Appalachia roads

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The Appalachian Regional Commission has promoted a road-building initiative for years to open up remote mountain regions of the 13 Appalachian states to commerce by improving the transportation.

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Appeals court orders abuse records released

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The Kentucky Court of Appeals has denied a state cabinet's request to prevent the release of hundreds of case files of children who died or nearly died as a result of abuse and neglect.

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Police: appearance of meth has gone up in EKY

Updated: 07/10/2012 - Officials said this is a trend they do not want to see continue, but they are worried that methamphetamine is going to keep showing up in more and more eastern Kentucky communities.

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Man caught with marijuana claims it is for medical purposes

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Police say a man from San Antonio, Texas was caught with two and a half pounds of marijuana in his car in Bell County! 36 year old Douglas Eugene Hensley was arrested early Saturday. Monday, he talked to WYMT's Angela Sparkman in jail and claimed he had a prescription for it!

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Inmate escapee caught; says it was supposed to be a joke

Updated: 07/09/2012 - He says it all started as a joke, but ended with him on the run. Sammy Chilton could have been up for parole in February, but now he faces more time behind bars. He talked to WYMT's Angela Sparkman.

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Meth house as example of drug epidemic

Updated: 07/09/2012 - One family in McCreary County says their story proves the drug epidemic in this area is spiraling out of control despite the Kentucky General Assembly's recent efforts to put a stop to it.

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Texas man is arrested in Kentucky

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A man from San Antonio, Texas is caught with two and a half pounds of marijuana in Bell County.

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Police search for jail escapee

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Police are still searching for a man who escaped from the Perry County Jail nearly one week ago while on work release.

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Isuzu recalls SUVs

Posted: 07/10/2012 - Isuzu is recalling 11,000 vehicles, sold in 21 states, because the rear suspension link brackets can rust and become detached from the frame.

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Heat wave wreaks havoc on crops

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Despite the recent rainfall here in Eastern Kentucky, agricultural officials say it might be too late for farmers growing certain crops.

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