Floyd County Pedestrian Dead After Being Struck by Car

In Floyd County, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle yesterday on Highway 80 near Martin. The incident happened last night and closed down a section of the highway. The person hit was initially said to be in critical condition, but later died. It is unknown what caused the accident to happen and the victim’s name has not been released at this time.

Estill County Police Seize Large Amount of Cocaine and Heroin

Police in Estill County found more than 7,000 dollars worth of illegal drugs yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation. While none of the names of the people arrested in connection with the drugs has been released, police in Irvine were said to have found 65 grams of cocaine and five grams of heroin in the drug bust.

Counterfeit Bills Circulating In Whitley County

In Whitley County, police are alerting everyone that counterfeit money is in circulation in the county. The fake money is said to be 20 bills. A person attempted to use one of the bills at a local store on Highway 26 and the sheriff said the bills look and feel real. However with the use of detector pens, the money is found to be fake. The date for the fake bills is 2009 and they have a serial number of JE21179888G.

Knox County Cracking Down On Non-Paying Child Support Offenders

Police in Knox County are letting people who don’t pay child support know they will be facing jail time. Knox County Attorney Gilbert Holland said if everyone was ordered to pay child support, roughly 2.4 million dollars would be collected each year in that county alone. The Sheriff’s Department had a round-up yesterday and said 177 people in the county are wanted for non-support. Officials in the county said they are committed to bringing people with delinquent payments to jail.

Three People Go To Hospital After Car/Motorcycle Collision in Floyd County

An accident in Floyd County yesterday sent three people to the hospital. Just before 2pm yesterday near Harold, an 89 year old man pulled out in front of an oncoming motorcycle. A man and woman were on the bike and both were taken to a local hospital. The two were reported to be in stable condition but did suffer injuries. The driver of the car was also taken as a precautionary measure. The section of US 23 was closed for some time, but reopened once the scene was clear. The names of the three people involved have not been released.

Prestonsburg Home Damaged By Fire Yesterday

A two story home in Prestonsburg was damaged by fire early yesterday morning. The fire took place on South Highland Avenue, causing significant damage to the home’s first floor. Prestonsburg Fire Chief Bobby Carpenter said the homeowner was out of town. Firefighters were on the scene around 3:15am and while still under investigation, it is believed a car had caught on fire before the home.

Police Search For Hit and Run Suspect in London

A hit and run accident in London has local police searching for the driver of the car who left the scene. Two vehicles were coming to a stop light when a car described as a dark red or maroon Jeep Cherokee rear ended the car in front of it. The Cherokee then went into reverse and crossed the median to leave the scene. The victim was not able to get a license plate number but the vehicle should have front end damage. Anyone with information is encouraged to phone 606-878-7004.  

Missing Woman’s Body Found at Cumberland Falls State Park

The search for 24 year old Nina Parker came to an end yesterday at the Cumberland Falls State Park. After first being reported missing on Saturday evening, her body was located yesterday morning. Parker had been swimming with friends near Eagle Falls and her body was found nearly 300 yards away from that area. Parker was found by a ground search team from Whitley and McCreary County Search and Rescue.

Leslie County Woman Is Killed In Accident Due to Wet Roads

The name of the person who was killed in a Leslie County crash yesterday afternoon has been released. 22 year old Marina Lee was killed on US 421 in Muncy’s Creek when police believe she lost control of her vehicle due to wet roads and crossed the center line, hitting another vehicle. Hyden Fire Department firefighters were just down the road from the crash site and were on the scene minutes afterwards. The road was closed for several hours and the two people in the other car were taken to Hazard ARH. While the driver of that vehicle sustained serious injuries, the passenger did not.

Floyd County School Bus Hits Deer at Ivel

In Floyd County, a school bus carrying over 20 children hit a deer in Ivel yesterday around 5pm on US 23. No one was injured in the collision. The deer ran onto the roadway and struck the front end of the bus on the driver’s side. 22 children were on board coming back from a basketball event in Pikeville and traveling back North to Prestonsburg. There was damage to the bus but the driver and all 22 children were fine afterwards.