A Letcher man hits it big

Rick Watts spent 5.00 on Kentucky Lottery’s “Muscle Car Money” and it paid off. In a second chance drawing Watts and his wife were the winners of a brand new, 2016 Dodge Challenger. They went to Tim Short Chrysler Wednesday in Hazard where they claimed their prize. The original cost of the sports car is more than 60,000. Watt’s wasn’t the only to win the grand prize, as there was one more person, he says he urges anyone else to take a shot on it.

Republican Candidate Donald Trump visits Louisville

At a rally in Louisville with thousands of supporters, presidential hopeful promised a recovery of KYcoal industry, should he be elected President. The wealthy businessman denounced President Barack Obama, saying he’s annihilated. Trump received heavy cheer and applause when saying he adores and supports clean coal. Trump also discussed his policies on immigration, but focused mainly on the subject of coal and his promises to recover it,

Abandoned Horses were found in Morgan Co.

Kentucky State Police in Post Morehead 8 received a report of two horses found deserted by their owner on a property on KY364 in Morgan Co. When officials arrived, they found the horses in less than fair condition, they were later taken to a veterinarian for held, the matter is still under rescue.

A Harlan County couple is in custody after a public sexual encounter.

According to officials, Brittany Pennington 24, and Jonathan Howard 24, both of Lynch, were discovered to have been having intercourse in a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria in the parking lot of a Hardees’s. Police say there was a significant amount of cars in the drive thru, that were right next to where the couple were parked and having sex. Officials say the couple came forward with their actions and did say what they did was not right. After putting on their clothes, the couple was arrested, and taken to Harlan County Detention Center and each have been charged with indecent exposure.

An Eastern Kentucky man has won an 8 million dollar judgement

James Couch filed a lawsuit with Mine Safety Appliances, in saying the masks he wore while working in the mines did not stop him from getting black lung and in doing so won an eight million dollar judgment. Officials say more than one entity tried to have the masks banned at one point back in the 70’s, but MSA continued distributing them, Couch wore these makes more 15 years. In a statement to wymt, primary attorney Rick Friedman says the heart of the case was knowing the masks weren’t up to to safe standards , and still selling them regardless.

The Kentucky Senate approves an anti abortion bills

This past Monday, The Kentucky Senate approved a bill that would ensure doctors will perform ultrasounds on pregnant women seeking abortion. In this bill, the the woman is allowed to not look at the images without fear of being reprimanded, her doctor would have to give her a medical depiction of the pictures, in addition to the size of the unborn child and the existence of it’s internal organs. The bill passed 32- to 4, as it is a part of a course of policies being driven by anti abortion challengers. Governor Matt Bevin has already signed a bill updating the state’s knowledgeable law.

Man and Woman wanted for theft

Jackson Police Department are requesting the aid of the public in identifying a man and woman. They say the couple are wanted in questioning for a stolen Dell computer and 24 inch tv that was stolen from a Jackson Walmart, they are asking if you have any information that could help, you are encouraged to call 606 6662424

Crash in Ashland kills Boyd man

Truman Blevins SR, 72, was walking his dogs across Ramey Street in Ashland when a vehicle driven by Corey Mills, 33 struck him. Blevins was airlifted to a hospital nearby, but he later died. The driver of the vehicle didn’t sustain any injuries, and drug paraphernalia and controlled substances were later found in his possession, he was charged along with an bench warrant he already had for not showing up for driving on a suspended license. Officials are still investigating the crash.

Remembering the 1958 Bus Crash

On Febuary 28th, 1958, 26 of the 48 students died after the the bus clipped a truck on old US 23, and plunged into the Big Sandy River, the bus driver died as well. The bus strayed off the highway, down an 80 foot embankment, and into the river. There were 22 survivors; however, several families lost one or more children. The Goble family lost them all. It wasn’t until May 10th all bodies were found and pulled out of the river. There was speculation on whether the bus had malfunctioned, or if it was a driver error. The Floyd County Rescue Squad formed shortly after this incident as a means to prevent any other tragedies. There are several different memorials to remember the lost lives from that day. The event is still the worst school bus crash in our nation’s history.