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Happy reunion for Rowan County father and son

Updated: 04/22/2015 - A Rowan County boy received a heartwarming surprise at school on Wednesday. His father is a former soldier and had spent the last year in Afghanistan as a private contractor. The child wasn't expecting to see him again until this weekend but the happy reunion came early.

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2015 East Kentucky Leadership Award For a Private Individual: Gail Spradlin

Posted: 04/22/2015 - Great leaders inspire others to greatness; the best accomplish this not only through instruction, but by example. The winner of the 2015 east Kentucky Leadership Award for a Private Individual is one such leader. How she has conducted her life, both in and out of the office, has helped to build one of the most active and respected social serve organizations in Floyd County. WYMT sat down with Gail Spradlin, the director of “Hand In Hand Ministries” at The Auxier Center, to speak about this special recognition.

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Federal officials reviewing Ky. pipeline proposal

Posted: 04/22/2015 - Some officials and residents in central Kentucky have raised concerns about the ramifications if there's a leak or an explosion, especially near rivers and lakes that supply communities with drinking water.

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With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

Posted: 04/22/2015 - A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus and some other highly pathogenic viruses in the H5 family that have been detected in other parts of North America. If the USDA decides the vaccine is necessary, it will provide the seed strain to private drug manufacturers.

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Frustrated technophobe 'kills' computer, gets citation

Posted: 04/22/2015 - The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was slapped with a ticket for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took his computer outside and shot it eight times.

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