Tuesday October 22, 2013


A tanker truck wreck Monday afternoon in Perry County delayed traffic on Kentucky-15 for several hours.

Around 1:30 Monday, the Hazard Police department received word that a tanker truck had overturned and spilled around 850 gallons of off-road diesel fuel.

The driver of the truck was not injured, and police do not think he was impaired at the time of the wreck.

Officials with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection were on the scene Monday, assessing the environmental impact.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office, the state fire marshal, and other agencies were called to the scene as well.

The truck is registered to Carson Montgomery Trucking out of Salyersville.


An investigation is underway following an overnight fire at a Martin County business.

Dispatchers say it happened at the Pigeon Roost Dairy Bar on Route 1714 around 11:00 Sunday night.

Firefighters from the Warfield, Inez and Kermit volunteer fire departments responded.

No one was injured. No word on what started the fire.


Family members have identified the victims in a house fire in the Lick Creek community of Pike County.

Fire broke out inside the home on the Left Fork of Elswick Fork Rd. some time before 1:30 Sunday morning.

State police say when first responders entered the residence they found two bodies.

Family members believe they are their loved ones, 33 year old Jesse Slone, and his wife 27 year old Sara Horn Slone.

Arson investigators have not found anything suspicious.

The fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 9.


A man is under arrest following a fight that ended in a shooting.

The Buchanan County Virginia Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Ben Ratliff is charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

Deputies say they found Amanda and John Ratliff with non-life threatening gunshot wounds on Thursday at a home on Dusty Road in Grundy.

Ben Ratliff is being held at Southwest Regional Jail in Haysi.


Investigators have cracked a case of jewelry theft where the victims were members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Someone reportedly stole some of the band ZZ Top’s jewelry and other items from their dressing room when the rockers made a visit to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in May 2007.

Earlier this week, Pikeville police say they received a tip as to where to find the jewelry, including a VH1 Rock Honors Ring.

Charges are pending in the case.

Police aren’t releasing yet exactly where they found the stolen items or any names.

They say they’ve recovered the bulk of the stolen property, but some items remain missing.

Police say they’ve been attempting to reach someone with the band to inform them the items were recovered.