Breathitt County Woman Killed in Domestic Dispute

A domestic dispute between a husband and wife resulted in the death of a Breathitt County woman the morning of Friday, December 7, 2018. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call advising of the incident at 6:32am. Officers with Jackson Police arrived first to the residence on Quicksand Road and determined that Charles and Anna Noble had been involved in a physical altercation. Anna Noble, age 54, of Jackson, received fatal injuries during the altercation and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Breathitt County Coroner George Griffith. Charles Noble was arrested and charged with one count of murder. He was lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail.

Closings December 10, 2018

Here are your school closings for Monday, December 10, 2018

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Breathitt County

Christ Central School

David School

Floyd County

Harlan County

Hazard Christian Academy

Jackson County

Jenkins Independent

Johnson County

June Buchanan

Knott County

Knox County

Laurel county

Lawrence County

Leslie County

Letcher County

Magoffin County

Martin County

Myra Christian Academy

New Beginnings Learning Center

New Hope Christian Academy Oil Springs

Perry County

Piarist School

Pike County

Victory Academy

UVA-Wise

Wesley Christian School

On One Hour Delay

Model City Head Start

Our Lady of the Mountains

Paintsville Independent

Pikeville Independent

On Two Hour Delay

Harlan County Christian School

Hazard Independent

Southeast KY Community and Technical College

Pulaski County Receives $25 Million BUILD Grant to Improve Roadways

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and US Representative Hal Rogers announced that Pulaski County has been awarded $25 million from the US Department of Transportation’s “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” grant program. According to Pulaski County officials, the BUILD grant will be utilized to improve safety conditions at the intersection of KY 80 and KY 461 for the more than four million visitors to Lake Cumberland each year. This intersection, which is a critical gateway to Lake Cumberland’s economy, is in need of safety improvements, which will include the construction of a grade-separated intersection and expand KY 461 to four lanes. These improvements will increase capacity and allow for more economic development along this access-point for the Lake Cumberland region. Representative Rogers said the safety and transportation improvements resulting from this road project will have a regional impact, saving lives at a dangerous intersection that is heavily traveled, providing better access to a high-tech regional industrial park, and paving the way for future development of the northern bypass.

Prestonsburg Tourism Accepting Bids for Stonecrest Golf Course Marketing Rack Cards

The Prestonsburg Tourism Commission will receive sealed bids for Stonecrest Golf Course marketing rack cards until 12pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 50 Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg KY 41653, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The project conists of new rack card print designs, front and back, for marketing promotions of Stonecrest Golf Course and 5000 prints to be printed by January 14, 2019. Bids are to be addressed to Prestonsburg Tourism, 50 Hall Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 and shall be marked “Sealed Bid-Stonecrest Golf Course Rack Cards” with company name. Questions concerning this solicitation can be directed to Samantha West at 606-886-1341 or via email at Samantha@prestonsburgky.org.

KSP Investigating Counterfeit Bills in the Area

Kentucky State Police Detectives are currently investigating a case of counterfeit money in the Post 9 service area. Post 9 detectives are investigating a forged $100 bill and are also concerned there may be more of the bill circulating in the Post 9 area. The bill closely resembles a $100 bill but does not have a series number or any security features. When closely examining the bill, the paper has a different feel from standard currency. The bill also has small Chinese writing on the back, which appears to be stamped on the bill. The serial number for the bill is B17696366. If anyone comes in contact with this or any other bills, they are urged to call the Kentucky State Police at 606-433-7711.

Prestonsburg Music Department Christmas Concert Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Prestonsburg High School Music Department presents their 2018 Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The concert will feature the PHS Honor Choir and PHS Band with special guests, the PHS Handbell Choir. The concert is free and open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door. The Christmas Concert will be at 6:30pm December 13 in the Prestonsburg High School Gymnasium.

Blood Drive at Highlands Regional Medical Center Thursday, January 3, 2018

There will be a blood drive at Highlands Regional Medical Center on Thursday, January 3, 2018 from 10am to 2pm in the HRMC Meeting Rooms A and B in the Basement at Highlands Hospital located at 5000 Ky Hwy 321 in Prestonsburg. All registered donors will receive a hoodie sweatshirt. Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID, and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parent permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Remembrance of Pearl Harbor Attack

Governor Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, December 7, 2018, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is in 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 December 7, 1941 as “a date which will live in infamy” and signed the Declaration of War against Japan the following day, December 8, 1941, 77 years ago. All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute. While flags are presently at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, Friday’s flag lowering will also serve to honor those lost in the Pearl Harbor attack.

Two Dead in Fatal Collision in Pike County

Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville are investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred just after 2pm on US 23 the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Troopers responded to the scene at the mouth of Brushy Fork of Beefhide. Troopers investigated the head-on collision and one person, identified as 54-year-old Ronald Dunn of Premium, was confirm deceased, with another air lifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Joseph Vaentino, 27, of Pikeville, was later pronounced deceased at Pikeville Medical Center as a result of his injuries. The cause of the collision is still unknown and remains under investigation.

Four Floyd County Students Selected for 2019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

Four Floyd County students have been selected as representatives for the 2019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. The students selected are Lindsay Caudill, Katie Moore, and Kade Scott of Floyd Central High School and Abbey Poe of Prestonsburg High School. The sophomore students will attend the state seminar at Berea College in June of 2019. Students will experience life on a college campus as they develop their leadership skills and learn to use those skills to influence their communities positively.