Wild visitor riles Prestonsburg
Prestonsburg Police and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife each received numerous reports of a bear wandering through Prestonsburg streets over the weekend.
Piecing together various official and witness reports, it appears the bear wandered into town after coming down the hill from Stonecrest, rummaged through a trash dumpster at Wendy’s, then proceeded through town. The bear was also reported later that evening along Riverside Drive. The next morning, the bear was seen around 6 a.m. at Archer Park, where it rummaged through a few garbage cans, before wandering around the tennis courts. After leaving the park, the animal was last seen heading down the riverbank toward the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.