Interview with WWE Superstar Bobby Roode

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The WWE is returning to Pikeville’s East Kentucky Expo Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and Q95 spoke with the Glorious One himself, Superstar Bobby Roode, to find out about his time in WWE and what fans can expect from the show. Tickets are still on sale, starting at just $15.

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Appalachian Handmade Craft Fair at Jenny Wiley Convention Center December 9, 2017

The Appalachian Handmade Craft Fair will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Convention Center. Shoppers can find hand crafted items from local artisans. Vendors will be selling unique gift items, including home décor, handmade quilts, wood crafted, stained glass, and much more. Kentucky Proud vendors will also be on hand selling their products. Local community groups will also be singing, and concessions will be available. A special appearance will be made by Santa Claus. Admission is $1 for adults and children 12 and under get in free. If you are a vendor, contact the park at 606-889-1790 for booth information. The Appalachian Handmade Craft Fair will be from 9am to 6pm.

Scam Alert Using Spoof Technology in Laurel County

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a phone scam circulating in the Laurel County area where a male caller is calling citizens reporting either that they have won a trip, a prize, or accumulated enough points for a prize. Often times, the phone number appears to a be a local number, however it is not. Scammers are using spoofing technology to program any phone number to appear on your caller ID to look like a local number. Citizens are advised to be aware and the Sheriff’s office recommends that if you do not recognize the number calling your house to not answer your phone. If a voicemail is left by someone citizens don’t recognize they are also advised to disregard it.

Ashland Man Shot in Head Arrested for Burglary Next Day

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A shooting victim in Ashland has been arrested on a burglary charge. The Ashland Police Department was contacted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 about a disturbance in the 1700 block of Winchester Avenue. Upon arrival, police came into contact with Mark Hopkins, who was the victim of a shooting from Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Hopkins had a new, active warrant from Greenup County and was arrested. Detectives working on recent burglaries recognized and confirmed several items in Hopkins’ possession to be stolen from a recent burglary and a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Boyd County Detention Center without incident.

Cram the Cruiser Event at Inez Save-A-Lot December 8, 2017

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department will be at the Save-A-Lot in Inez on Friday, December 8, 2017. They will be holding a Cram-the-Cruiser event, with the intent of filling a cruiser with groceries. Anyone who would like to participate can stop by and donate a grocery item for the event. The Martin County Sheriff’s Department’s Cram-the-Cruiser event will be from 9am to 3pm.

New Appointment to Kentucky Oral History Commission

Governor Matt Bevin has made new appointments to the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Betty Philips Howard, of Pikeville, has been appointed to the commission. She is a retired elementary educator. She will serve for a term expiring February 15, 2021. The Kentucky oral History Commission, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society, reaches across the state to record and preserve the diverse stories that are a part of the Commonwealth’s rich and colorful history.

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Following Ashland Shooting

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On Tuesday, December 5, the Ashland Police Department Field Ops received a call of a shooting around 4:30am at the Winchester Inn. Officers and paramedics arrived to find Mark Hopkins shot in the head. He was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center before being transferred to a trauma center in Huntington. Officers identified 35 year old Michael Kelley as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder. Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Deputies located information on the suspect hiding in South Point, Ohio. Ashland Police coordinated with the Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff’s Office and the South Point Police Department. Kelley was found by Ohio agencies in a room at the Country Hearth Hotel and taken into custody with the firearm believe to be used in the shooting. A search warrant was obtained with recovered drugs and another firearm. Kelley was transported to the KDMC ER and released to police. He was charged with attempted murder and lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

KSP Post 13 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints Throughout December 2017

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints and Moving Patrols throughout the Post 13 area during the month of December 2017. Personnel conducting checkpoints and patrols will be doing so with the intent of improving highway safety by focusing on speeding, seat belt and child restraint usage, impaired driving, motor vehicle equipment safety and lawful registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers. Officers will also be observing for distracted drivers, especially those texting. Any violations of law or other public safety issues that arise will be addressed.

Flags Ordered to Half Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Governor Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is in memory and honor of the more than 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early-morning hours of December 7, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that day “a date which will live in infamy” and signed the Declaration of War against Japan the following day. Governor Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Hazard Rite Aid Robbery Suspect Arrested in Clay County

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An arrest has been made in the armed robbery that occurred at a Hazard Rite Aid on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The perpetrator has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Scott Ganues of Georgia. The vehicle he was traveling in broke down in Clay County. A Clay County Deputy stopped to offer assistance and discovered the registration plates were stolen. After the arrest, it was realized that Ganues was the person in surveillance videos from the robbery. He is currently being held in the Clay County Jail on a charge of Theft of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate. He is also charged with 1st degree robbery in Hazard.