Jonesville June 30th 10 p.m.
Pennington Gap July 4th 10 p.m.
Norton July 7th dark
Big Stone Gap July 4th dark
Kingsport July 4th 945
Johnson City 4th 9:55 p.m.
Abingdon 9:45 p.m. July 4th
Bristol 10 p.m. July 4th
Cumberland July 3rd 10 p.m.
Elkhorn City 7th dark
Harlan 4th 10 p.m.
Hazard 4th dark
Knott County June 30th Sportsplex 10 p.m.
Jackson June 30th dark
Leslie County July 4th 9:40 p.m. Nixon gym
Pikeville 4th dark
Prestonsburg 4th dark
Whitesburg 4th 9:30 p.m.
A House Fire In Big Stone Gap Virginia Has Left On Person Dead. According To Virginia State Police, Fire Crews Responded To The Home Early Yesterday Morning On Railroad Avenue. Once The Fire Was Extinguished, The Body Of 60 Year Old Glen Messer Was Found In The Debris. His Remains Have Been Sent To The State Medical Examiner’s Office In Roanoke For An Autopsy. An Investigation Indicates The Fire Is Not Suspicious But The Cause Is Still Unclear. The Investigation Is Still Continuing.
(WTFM) A Washington County Tennessee Couple Accused Of Placing An Autistic Child In A Cage At Their Home Has A Trial Date Set In Criminal Court. Mickey Sparks And Patricia Laws Are Charged With Child Abuse And Neglect. Deputies Found The Ten Year Old Girl Inside A Locked Cage In The Couple’s Jonesborough Home. The Couple Said They Had Been Using The Cage For Three To Four Years. Three Other Children Were Found To Be Living In The Home. All Of Them Are In The Care Of The Department Of Children’s Services. A Judge Set Sparks And Laws Trial Date For October 9th In Washington County Criminal Court.
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) The third annual Knott County Fair kicks off Thursday at the Sportsplex.
"Our community loves it its growing each year I'm proud of that and it's getting bigger each year," said Chris Amburgey the Knott County Tourism Director.
This year they have a host of events that include a circus, carnival rides, and much more.
"We're growing each year we've got a ton of activities outback this year for both the young and old this time, a lot of food and the weather looks like it's finally going to cooperate so that's a good thing," said Amburgey.
The fair concludes Saturday at 10 p.m. with a fireworks show.
Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley has issued a state of emergency following flooding Tuesday night around the Evarts community.
In a Facebook post, Mosley stated the declaration came following the loss of infrastructure, including roads, water and sewer lines and property damage.
The worst of the damage was on Cawood Branch in the Jones Creek community.
An investigation is underway after a commercial business fire in Wise County.
The first call came in shortly after 7:30 p.m. at the former Glamorgan Natural Gas Co., which is now owned by Robinette Sales and Propane, according to Maj. Grant Kilgore with the Wise County Sheriff's Office.
The building is now considered a total loss and Kilgore told our news partners at WJHL that they suspect the fire was started by work being performed at the business earlier in the day.
No injuries were reported and arson is not suspected, according to Kilgore.
Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp and Sheriff Ronnie Oakes announced on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 that an operation was ongoing to conduct arrests of individuals recently indicted by the multi-jurisdictional grand jury for various drug-related offenses.
Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, aim to arrest eleven individuals who have recently been indicted by the multi-jurisdictional grand jury on June 25, 2018. Alleged offenses include the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. The cases stem from extensive investigations by the Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force involving illegal drug activity in Wise County and the City of Norton.
Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp said, "We continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to keep dangerous illegal drugs off the street and eradicate them from our community. Addressing the drug abuse crisis in our region has been, and continues to be, among our highest priorities. We are thankful for the amazing officers who have worked very hard to investigate these matters and make these arrests."
Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oakes said, "I am proud to be a part of this effort and thankful for the hard work of the officers involved in the operation today. Methamphetamine and heroin are dangerous substances. We are encouraged that this operation will disrupt the distribution of these drugs into Wise County and save lives."
At this time, the operation is still ongoing and law enforcement officers are continuing efforts to bring wanted individuals to justice. Because the operation is still ongoing, the names of those individuals who are scheduled to be arrested will not be released until around 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.
As Of July 1st, There Are Several New Laws Going Into Effect In Both Tennessee And Virginia. Some Of The Biggies In Virginia Are Spying With A Drone Is Now Illegal; Fines For Driving And Texting In A Work Zone Have Increased To $250; Emergency Dispatchers Will Be Required To Have The Ability To Accept Text Messages By July 2020
Outgoing Pound Virginia Councilman Terry Short Ended His Term At The Latest Council Meeting With Departing Remarks Alleging Crime And Mismanagement Are To Blame For The Town’s Current Situation. He Cited Issues With Adherence To Policies And Procedures, Spending Controls And Accountability By Town Management Among Other Issues. At The End Of His Comments, Short Resigned From The Towns Planning Commission.
Lee County Virginia School Officials Are Looking At Arming Select Employees. The Two High Schools And Two Middle Schools Each Have A School Resource Officer But There Isn’t Enough Money To Put Officers At The Five Elementary Schools In The County. Instead Of Hiring More Sro’s, The School System Is Looking At The Possibility Of Arming Select Employees Who Complete A Rigorous Training Regiment. The School Board Is Working With Sheriff Gary Parsons To Put A Plan Together. If Approved, It Would Cost At Least Eight Thousand Dollars A Year To Put One Or Two Armed Employees At Each School. This Is About A Third Less Cost Of A Full Time Sro.