Thursday December 12, 2013

 

One person is dead after a two-car crash Wednesday in Knott County. The wreck happened at the intersection of KY-160 and KY-15 near the Red Fox community. Witnesses at the scene advise that a black Pontiac car was on KY-160 and had pulled out onto 15 in the path of a silver Honda traveling north on 15. The driver of the black Pontiac, Jenny Watts, 18, of Isom was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, Dustin Bradshaw, 20, of Isom, went to the hospital in a personal car for treatment of minor injuries.
_____
 
Officials with the Hazard Fire Department have confirmed that a missing child has been located in the Cherokee Hills Community of Perry County. The Hazard Police Department and the Perry County Sheriff's Office also helped search for the child.
_____
 
A Pike County man charged with murder entered a not guilty plea yesterday afternoon. Ervin Smallwood is charged with murder in the death of Gregory Todd Martin. Martin was found unresponsive at his Harless Creek Home back in November. Smallwood's next court date is scheduled for February 7th.
_____
 
State police say a shooting injured one man in Knox County. Police say it happened on Pruitt Road in the Woodbine area just before 5:00 yesterday afternoon. Police say the shooting victim is 50-year-old Chris Dinkins of Corbin. Police say he was flown to UK Hospital in Lexington. Police say Dinkins was in his mini-van in the driveway of a home when a person at the home shot Dinkins in the face. A 16-year-old boy was also in the mini-van but police say he was not injured.
_____
 
A fire destroyed a Floyd County house Wednesday afternoon. It happened just off U.S. 23 in the Dwale (da-well)community near Allen. Friends of the people who live in the home say they are safe. They also say the couple bought the house less than two months ago. Four nearby fire departments responded to the fire--Allen VFD, Middle Creek VFD, Betsy Layne VFD, and Prestonsburg FD. They say the fire spread so quickly their water supply could not keep up, forcing them to drive up and down the narrow road to fill their tanks at a nearby hydrant. At this time there are no reports of any injuries.
_____
 
Investigators in Virginia are ruling a women's death suspicious after a fire at her Dickenson County home. Firefighters say it happened Friday, just before 11pm at a trailer off Camp Jacob Road, just outside of Clintwood. Mary Maggard, 70, died in the fire and was the only one home at the time. they are ruling Maggard's death suspicious, but would not specify why. Maggard's body has been sent off for an autopsy and police are now waiting on test results.