Meth Lab discovered in Whitley Co.

Officials in Whitley Co. say a tip led them to a camper trailer, where they found Ronald Canada. Officials stated they say the smell in the trailer was powerful and heavy, they then came across to realize it was an active meth lab, Kentucky State Police were able to safely contain the lab. Canada is now facing charges for manufacturing meth and possession.

Man arrested after theft and slamming police cruiser in Laurel Co.

Officials in Laurel County say Bradley Davidson, 22 years old, is being charged after stealing not much more than $17 dollars worth of goods from a London Wal-Mart, and plunging his vehicle into a police cruiser. Officials say after being seen stealing by Wal-Mart employees, Davidson drove away, when deputies attempted to pull him over, they say he drove off, almost at 80 miles per hour carelessly among other vehicles. One deputy attempted to block the roadway with his vehicle, Davidson proceeded to aggressively slam his vehicle into the cruiser, leaving behind damage. They stopped him at railroad tracks, Officials say Davidson was under the influence. He is now looking at Wanton Endangerment, Assault, and Feeling or Evading police.

Johnson Co. Church reopens after flooding

Red Bush Enterprise Baptist church held a grand reopening yesterday. It’s been nearly 8 months since the floods tore through the community, many establishments and homes were destroyed, one of which, the church. Last November an inhabitant of Johnson County was working to repair the pews, since then, the church has had numerous donations from all over in an effort to help rebuild. Members say the new pews are better than the originals, they also say they are very blessed to have had donations from people who have never been in the church.

Pikeville Officials searching for thief

Officials are looking for the person responsible for stealing tools from another vehicle earlier in the week. Officials say the operator of a black truck stole stole a good thousands of dollars worth of tools from another car that was parked in Lowe’s parking lot. They also say the tools belong to a construction company. Officails say anyone with information or anyone who can identify this truck  is encouraged to call Pikeville Police at 606-437-5111

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Kentucky High School students might be facing citizenship tests

REPUBLICAN SEN, JARED CARPENTER PROPOSES A BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE THE SAME TEST THAT SOMEONE WOULD TAKE IF THEY WANTED TO COME INTO THE UNITED STATES AND BE A CITIZEN IN ORDER TO GRADUATE AND RECEIVE A DIPLOMA. IF APPROVED, THE STUDENTS WOULD HAVE TO GET AT MINIMUM 60 OF 100 QUESTIONS TO PASS. IF THEY FAILED, THEY COULD STILL TAKE THE TEST AS MUCH AS NEEDED TO PASS. IF THE BILL MAKES IT THROUGH, STUDENTS WOULD BEGIN TAKING IT ON JANUARY THE FIRST, 2017. THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WOULD BE THE ONES MAKING THEM, ARRANGEMENTSWOULD BE MADE FOR THE  VISION AND HEARING IMPAIRED.

An ATM was discovered in Laurel Co.

OFFICIALS SAY A LOCAL MAN WAS DRIVING ACROSS A BRIDGE JUST OUTSIDE OF LONDON IN ROBINSON CREEK AND NOTICED SOMETHING ODD IN THE WATER, AN ATM, WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE AND WAS SEEN TO BE FLOATING IN THE CREEK. HE CONTACTED THE POLICE AND A DEPUTY ARRIVED TO CONFIRM THAT’S WHAT IT WAS. OFFICIALS SAY THIS ISNT THE ONLY TIME THAT AN ATM HAS BEEN STOLEN, OR DESTROYEDHOWEVER, IT IS A FIRST TO FIND ONE IN A CREEK. OFFICIALS AREN’T FOR CERTAIN IF FUNDS WERE TAKEN FROM THE ATM, OR IF MONEY WAS EVEN THE REASON IT WAS TAKEN, BUT IN LOCATING THE MACHINE LEADS THEM CLOSER TO FINDING THE THEIF, ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ENCOURAGED TO CALL THE LAUREL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 6068646600

Big Creek man has been indicted

JASON GIBSON, 40 YEARS OLD OF BIG CREEK KY WAS FACING 4 COUNTS OF MURDER, FETAL HOMICIDE, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCHOHOL, DRUGS OR OTHER INTOXICANT, FIVE COUNTS OF WANTON ENDANGERMENT AND 1 COUNT OF POSSESSION OF METH WAS INDICTED ON THURSDAY, GIBSON WAS A PART OF A CAR COLLISION LAST YEAR THAT ENDED UP KILLING PENNINGTON ADAMS, CHARLENE L LEWIS, TIFFANY LEWIS, AND HER 8MONTH OLD UNBORN CHILD. GIBSON WAS FLOWN TO UK MEDICAL CENTER, ALONG WITH A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD WHO LATER DIED.

Officials in Wise Co. discuss a increasing problem

PILLARS OF THE WISE COUNTY COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER WEDNESDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE INCREASED USE OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS IN THE AREA AND HOW THEY WERE GOING TO TRY TO EDUCATE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS WELL AS DISCUSSING PREVENTION AND HELP. THE CITIZENS SAY SYNTHETIC DRUGS ARE BEGINNING TO CAUSE A REAL PROBLEM IN THE DISTRICT, THEY ALSO SAY THAT THE DRUG CAN POSE VIOLENT AND AGGRESSIVE RESULTS WHILE ALSO BEING INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS AS THEY MARKET TO KIDS AND TEENAGERS WITH THE CHILD-LIKE PACKAGING THEY ARE SOLD IN. THE FORUM SAYS THE GENERAL SOLUTION OF LOCKING PEOPLE UP AND FEEDING THEM THROUGH THE SYSTEM IS INEFFECTIVE.. THEY’RE

TRYING TO HELP THEIR MAIN GOAL IS TO TO TAKE THEIR COUNTY BACK BY EMPOWERING THE PUBLIC TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE CULTURE.

School Closings March 3rd, 2016

Floyd County Public

Johnson County Public ( MTI Day)

Magoffin County Public

Paintsville Independent 1 hour delay