A Previous Public Hearing Concerning A Possible Rate Increase For Power Customers In Wise County, Virginia Rescheduled Due To The Weather Is Will Be Held Later This Week. Kentucky Utilties, Under Their Old Dominion Power Company Subsidiary, Has Requested The Rate Adjustment Through Virginia’s State Corporation Commission. The Hearing Will Be Held From 4 To 7 P.M. Thursday In The Norton City Council Chambers At 618 Virginia Avenue North West.
HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Leslie County woman, connected to a deadly crash, has now been charged with murder.
Prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday against Alyssa Noble.
Noble is accused of crashing her car in downtown Hyden back on August 21st, 2017, killing Paige Hayes and injuring another woman.
"It's a relief, you know. I think she should have been arrested a long time ago before this ever happened," said Louise Johnson, Paige Hayes' mother. "We'll never get another day to tell her how much we love her and how much she meant to us and how proud we are of her. Now I get to go to her grave and tell her."
She is also charged with assault, 4 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, drug possession and public intoxication.
"Paige was standing right there, on a day like today, and she was just murdered," said Rhonda Belcher, who was also hit in the same crash that killed Hayes.
Noble was already in jail in Leslie County at the time the warrant was served.
She had previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a separate case in Clay County, but was not sentenced to jail time there.
Noble's arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Southwest Virginia delegate Terry Kilgore is changing his mind concerning the expansion and reform of Medicaid in the Commonwealth. In the past most republicans have fought against Medicaid expansion under the affordable Care Act. Now, Kilgore of Gate City says its time to stop saying no and do something. Under his plan, Medicaid would be expanded to about three hundred thousand low income Virginians, who must either be employed, be in a workforce training program or performing community service to participate.
Lonesome Pine Raceway In Coeburn Virginia Will Not Reopen For The 2018 Season. Keith And Ervin Stiltner Have Leased The Track Since 2007. They Cite Low Fan And Car Counts Along With The Struggling Economy, As The Reason For The Decision. Meanwhile, Kingsport Speedway Is Expected To Be Fully Operational In The 2018 Season.
WISE, Va. — Shannon Scott, a longtime Wise County administrator, has been terminated of his duties, according to a press release.
The Wise County Board of Supervisors met on Friday and after much deliberation and discussion determined to dissolve the restructure of the County Triad of Administration. The county created the triad in 2009, which distributed the county’s leadership duties to the administrator, attorney and finance director.
The board exercised its authority during the meeting and terminated Scott’s duties and responsibilities with Wise County. Scott had been the county administrator since 2009 when the board created the triad. Before that, Scott served as assistant county administrator since 1989.
David Cox, who has served as the finance director, was appointed interim county administrator until further action of the board, the release states.
A three year old Wise County Virginia boy has died after the ambulance he was being transported in was hit by a drunk driver in Winston Salem North Carolina. Police have arrested 27 year old Jose Romero with driving while intoxicated, failure to reduce speed and driving without a license after he allegedly struck the Wise County based ambulance that was transporting the toddler to a hospital for unknown treatment. Three other adults in the ambulance received minor injuries.
A Boil Water Alert Remains In Effect For Portions Of The Town Of Pound In Wise County Due To Recent Flooding. The Notice Is In Effect For Old Indian Creek, Curtis Hill, And Killen Hollow Roads As Well As Business 23 South From The VFW To Travelers’ Motel. The Notice For Select Water Customers Comes Days After Heavy Rains And Flooding In The Area. The Precautionary Boil Water Notice Will Remain Until Further Notice
According to the latest figures, 21 people in our region have died from complications with the flu. The death toll continues to rise as the flu outbreak holds its grip on the area. Ballad Health says more than 37 hundred positive cases of the flu have been confirmed in area emergency rooms.
The grandfather of a Wise County Virginia toddler badly hurt after an ambulance crash says the family is devastated. Gary Oakes his 3-year-old grandson had been under medical care before the crash that happened early Sunday but didn’t want to elaborate on what he was being treated for. Police say the boy was being taken to a hospital in stable condition when a drunken driver hit the car. Authorities say the boy is now in critical condition. The driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Schedule Changes A Service Of, Mineshaft Harley Davidson, Marathon Kwikway #2, The Optometry Group ,and Cartridge World
HANCOCK CO. SCHOOLS Opening 2 hours late
HAWKINS CO. SCHOOLS ONLY Church Hill Middle Closed Due to no heat
LEE CO. SCHOOLS Closed
SCOTT CO. SCHOOLS Closed
Big Sandy Community & Technical College Delayed 3 hours Tuesday
Breathitt County Closed Tuesday
Clay County Closed Tuesday
Floyd County Closed Tuesday
Johnson County Closed Tuesday
Leslie County Closed Tuesday: NTI Day
Martin County Closed Tuesday
Myra Christian Academy Closed Tuesday
Pike County Closed Tuesday: NTI Day