Tuesday August 27, 2013

Knott County Schools Superintendent Kim King tells WYMT that several students were injured this morning in a school bus crash.

Dispatchers say it happened about 7:40am Tuesday on Route 7 in the Beaver Creek area.

Police say a pickup truck and the bus hit head on.

King says 4 students were injured.

2 were taken to the hospital by ambulance and 2 were taken by their parents.

No word on the extent of their injuries.

We are still gathering information and have more as we get it.

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An investigation is underway into a deadly house fire in Powell County.

The fire started just after 10:00 Sunday night on Nada Tunnel Road in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

The Powell County coroner has confirmed that 74-year-old Robert "Therril" Ledford was inside the home at the time of the fire.

Fire officials say about 35 firefighters from three separate departments were on the scene trying to get the flames under control.

They say it took about 12,000 gallons of water to put the fire out because it was an old oak home.

According to the coroner, Ledford's body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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Some road construction in Martin County has residents fearing for their homes and safety.

Several homeowners have joined in a lawsuit to try to protect their property.

They've joined in a lawsuit against Ohio-based Kokosing Construction Company and Brandywine Explosives & Supply of Paris, Kentucky.

Both companies are contracted to build a road in the area, and the Maynards along with other families say the explosions are too big and too close for comfort.

Earlier this month, school board members chose to close nearby Sheldon Clark High School, citing concerns the blasting could weaken the building.

More than 20 people have filed suit against the companies so far.

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A Harlan County man is in jail, accused of breaking into a store and then threatening the man who called police.

Cumberland City Police say a person called them on Thursday night to report a man looking into windows on West Main Street.

When officers arrived, they found a broken window at an old furniture store.

Police say 26-year-old Johnathan Baldwin was inside hiding on the floor.

After officers arrested Mr. Baldwin and brought him outside, he  threatened the man who called police

Police say Baldwin was intoxicated.

He faces several charges including burglary, terroristic threatening, and criminal mischief.

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Funeral services will be held today for a Pike County coal advocate.

David Gooch died Friday at UK Hospital.

Gooch's funeral service will be this afternoon at 1 p.m. at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville.

David Gooch lobbied on behalf of the coal industry throughout the commonwealth and the country for several years.