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.

Huge Turnout For Cancer Survivors Dinner in Harlan County

In Harlan County, a special event was held to kick off the county’s Relay for Life at the Harlan Depot. The event saw 110 people attend the Cancer Survivors Dinner, with 57 survivors on hand. Celebrated at the survivor’s dinner was the fact that each year a person survives cancer, it is called a birthday for them. Huff Park will be the site of this year’s Harlan County Relay For Life which will begin Friday night at 6pm and end on Saturday morning at 6am.

Bell County Man’s Family Say He Was Murdered

In Bell County, 38 year old David A. Mason was found dead near his home in Arjay, and his family is saying they believe he was murdered. While police investigating have not said they consider the case a murder investigation, they have not ruled out the possibility of foul play. Mason’s family and friends began a search for him after no one heard from him for days and his body was later found on Monday in a wooded area near his home. Investigators looked through the area where his body was found and it’s unknown what caused his death at this time. An autopsy was scheduled in Frankfort and Police are asking anyone with information to phone 606-573-3131.

Name Revealed For Missing Woman in Cumberland Falls State Park

Officials in McCreary County have released the name of the woman who went missing at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park this weekend. 24 Year old Nina Parker of Owensboro was with friends when she went missing at the park. A search has been going on to find her ever since. Search crews first began to look for her on Saturday and have yet to find her. She was last seen in an area called Trail 9 near Eagle Falls.

Two Arrested in Connection to Jackson Robbery

Police in Jackson have arrested two men in connection with a gas station robbery that took place early Sunday morning. The Shell Mart on KY 15 North reported a robbery around 3:30am and the clerk first told police he was taking out trash when three men jumped him and then robbed the store. However, police determined during the investigation that the safe had been opened without using force and the combination was used. 21 year old William Combs, then admitted he and two others had committed the robbery. 20 year old Trevor Hays, who was also employed by the store, was picked up with a juvenile with backpacks containing merchandise and cash from the store. Hays was off duty at the time of the robbery. Hays and Combs were arrested and then charged with Robbery 1st. The juvenile was taken to the juvenile detention center.

Search Continues for Missing Woman in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

The search for a missing woman was suspended last night at 8:00pm and was expected to reconvene this morning at 7am. The woman went missing at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on Saturday. She was last seen in an area called Trail 9, near Eagle Falls, with two other people. The woman is said to be 24 years old and it’s unknown what she was doing at the time of her disappearance. A Knott County dive team has joined the effort. We’ll provide more information when it becomes available.

Kentucky Reptile Zoo Now Home to Rare Venomous Snake

A rare new snake has been added to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Powell County. The Zoo already contains one of the largest collections in the world of venomous snakes and now, the Mang Mountain Viper from China is one of them. The snake is native to a few areas in China, but nowhere else. Zoo curator Kristen Wiley said the viper was donated to the Slade Zoo by a reptile factory in Illinois. The snake is so rare that before coming to the mountains, a person would have to visit St. Louis to see one. Wiley said it’s estimated that only 500 of the species are left in the wild, and it was only discovered in 1989.

Pulaski County Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

A Pulaski County man is now facing federal drug charges after being arrested as the result of a four month investigation. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and others had been looking into a heroin distribution going on in the county. Adwele Hammond, 37, has been charged with trafficking large amounts of the drug. Hammond led police on a chase before being stopped in an Oakhill Road parking lot. He told officers he had consumed the drug and was taken to a hospital for treatment. A search warrant of his home on Beecher Street turned up more than half an ounce of what was suspected to be the drug as well as one firearm. Hammond was revealed to have a large criminal record in both Kentucky and Ohio.

Pike County Jewelry Store Robbed

Police in Pike County are investigating a robbery at Hefner Jewelers in Coal Run that took place yesterday. Coal Run Police are currently looking for the person responsible and are asking anyone with information about the robbery to phone them at 606-437-6032.