The Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing teen

Her family last saw 17 year old Emma Riney of Hardin County on Thursday morning when she left for school. Riney has made contact with her friends since she disappeared. Officials believe that she may be in the company of an unidentified adult male. She is described as white with brown hair and eyes, and was last seen driving a Grey Pickup, license number 307-LTT. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement.

Officials locate a missing Knott County man

A Golden Alert was issued for Jennings Ritchie of Brinkley on Saturday evening. Ritchie suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and his relatives feared for his safety. According to his family, he left his home at 5 am on Saturday morning and they lost track of him. He was discovered in a convenience store in Central Ohio, when he approached a sales representative and claimed he couldn’t find his party. Ritchie was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark and his family was contacted.

15 February 2016 Weather Closings!

This list will be updated as we receive new information:

Ashland Independent

Boyd County Public

David School

Fairview Independent

Floyd County public

Hazard Christian

Hazard Independent

Jackson Independent

Jenkins Independent

Johnson County Public

June Buchanan

Knott County Public

Lawrence County Public

Leslie County Public

Letcher County Public

Magoffin County Public

Martin County Public

Paintsville Independent

Perry County Public

Wise County Public

Wolfe County Public.

Floyd County Drug Court

Alice Lloyd College 2 hour delay

Morehead State University 2 hour delay

University of Pikeville 2 hour delay


A former governor is stepping up to defend his signature program

Steve Beshear is squaring off with Governor Matt Bevin over the Kynect healthcare exchange. The current administration plans to dismantle the program and switch Kentuckians to the federal exchange. Beshear and his coalition hope their new campaign will change this new policy. They have launched a non-profit organization called Save Kentucky Healthcare, which is dedicated to educating  voters about healthcare issues.

West Virginia’s Governor has vetoed “right to work” legislation

The bill keeps companies from requiring their employees to compensate Labor Unions for representing them. In a statement, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said that the “right to work” issue has not dissuaded any companies from relocating to West Virginia. He also said that he saw little value in the legislation, which could actually lower wages. The Bill will now go back to the Republican controlled legislature for a second vote.

Kentucky’s attorney general has set his sights on insurance companies

Andy Beshear is reviving a lawsuit that the Bevin administration dropped. The suit defends a state law that requires Insurance companies to verify if policy holders have passed away. The company is then responsible for contacting any heirs and informing them of any benefits they could receive. Governor Matt Bevin has said he will not defend the law. Beshear plans to request the State Supreme Court step in for the Governor.

Another Freedom Industry Executive has been sentenced

Two years ago a leak at their Charleston West Virginia facility tainted the drinking water for 300-thousand citizens. The spill caused water facilities to shut their intakes as far away as Cincinnati Ohio. Dennis Farrell will have to serve 1 month in federal prison, and must pay a 20-thousand dollar fine. Four other executives have already been sentenced to probation and fines. Former Company President Gary Southern is set for sentencing next week.

A dispute led to a shooting in Floyd County

While officials have not released much information there has been at least one injury. Unofficial sources have reported the incident happened near the Animal Shelter in Stephens Branch, just outside of Prestonsburg. Troopers from Kentucky State Police, Post 9 are investigating. While we do not have much information, we can say that no officers were injured during the altercation. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

12 February 2016 Weather Closings

This list will be updated periodically:

David School

Floyd County Public

Hazard Christian

Johnson County Public (NTI day)

Knott County Public (NTI day)

Magoffin County Public Schools (2 hour delay)

Leslie County Public (Snowbound Learning)

Letcher County Public

Wise County VA Public (2 hour delay)

There has been a shooting in Prestonsburg

A dispute led to a shooting in Floyd County. While officials have not released much information there has been at least one victim injured. Unofficial sources have reported the incident happened near the Animal Shelter. Troopers from Kentucky State Police, Post 9 are investigating.