Friday December 6, 2013

We are following a breaking story out of Letcher County. Officials say a man has been found dead near the Little Shepherd Trail on US 119 in Whitesburg, on the Pine Mountain Overlook.  The Coroner got the call around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. No word yet on who it is or what the situation that lead to this is.
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The suspended fire chief in Cumberland is now facing charges. A Harlan County grand jury indicted 66-year-old Fess Eldridge on charges of theft by deception and abuse of public trust. State police arrested Eldridge on Tuesday. The indictment says in 2012, Eldridge deposited several checks totaling $2,452.00 into his personal account that were made out to two other members of the fire department. Officials say the checks were for training but the two firefighters did not attend.
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High school football fans are keeping a close eye on the forecast. The state championship games begin this afternoon in Bowling Green. The KHSAA and its member institutions as well as everyone involved in the hosting of these games urge all involved to make carefully considered decisions regarding attendance at the games and to exercise caution. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the state on Friday.
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Winter weather is on its way to Kentucky, and the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safer when severe weather threatens.
He are some helpful safety temps to consider as winter weather approaches. Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.  Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
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Two people were arrested Tuesday in Knox County after police say they found drugs while pulling the two over. Eddie Carroll, 50 years old, and Beverly Hoskins, 42 years old, were found with a hidden container under the vehicle they were driving. The container had Oxycodone pills and Xanax tablets. The traffic stop was a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Special Investigations. Both were charged with trafficking controlled substances.