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Suit filed to remove Knott Co. judge executive from office

Updated: 02/12/2013 - A lawsuit has been filed to remove Knott County Judge Executive Randy Thompson from office. Thompson was convicted in a 2009 federal vote buying case, but has kept his title, even after going to prison.

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Program offers discounted spay/neuter services in eastern KY

Posted: 02/09/2013 - If you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered but you are unable to afford it, there is a program to help you. The KY River Regional Animal Shelter in has received a grant that will help low-income folks have their pets spayed or neutered.

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Eastern Kentuckians react to US Postal Service cancelling Saturday mail

Updated: 02/06/2013 - Postal officials announced the move Wednesday as a means of saving money for the agency, which is suffering financially. Some of the customers WYMT talked to said the cancellation will not affect them that much, but others said it will be greatly missed.

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Knott County family devastated by mudslide

Updated: 01/31/2013 - Wednesday's severe weather caused damage in several parts of eastern Kentucky, including Knott County, where a mudslide is making life miserable for one family.

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Hazard boy collects pennies to help hospice patients

Updated: 03/07/2014 - The next time you see a penny on the ground, pick it up and give it to Nick Hoskins. In the past five years he has collected nearly $2,000 in coins - mostly pennies - and donated all of it to hospice care patients in Perry County.

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Perry County group marches to commemorate MLK day

Updated: 01/21/2013 - Hundreds of people across eastern Kentucky participated in events Monday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One group in Perry County - comprised of more than 50 people from different age and ethnic backgrounds - marched through downtown Hazard singing spirituals and reminding themselves of why King first began his movement more than 50 years ago.

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Police: deadly Perry County house fire now "suspicious"

Posted: 01/16/2013 - After canvassing the scene of the fire that broke out Sunday morning on Scuddy Branch Road in Perry County and killed Sandra Kay Melton, 64, and Suzy Melton, 35, investigators initially said they had no reason to suspect foul play.

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Investigators return to scene of deadly Perry Co. fire

Updated: 01/15/2013 - A team - including a Kentucky State Police arson investigator - combed through the rubble, trying to understand the circumstances surrounding the fire on Scuddy Branch Road that broke out early Sunday morning.

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NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

Posted: 09/27/2012 - NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

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Old Salyersville school gets facelift for new students

Posted: 07/28/2012 - Dozens of education officials from across the state were in Magoffin County on Friday to fix up an old elementary school. Students in Salyersville are being forced to go to the old building after the new one was leveled by a tornado nearly five months ago

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