Thursday April 17, 2014

An argument that ended in a fatal shooting at Boothill Road in Letcher last month has resulted in a murder indictment being returned against a 47-year-old Cornettsville man. The Letcher County Grand Jury says Milburn Glover, 47  murdered 37-year-old David Richie of Blackey “by firing a handgun backwards” at Richie on March 16.
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A former reality show cast member from Mayking was one of 11 people arrested yesterday in a drug roundup in Letcher County. “Snake Man of Appalachia” debuted in January 12, 2012 on Animal Planet, just four months before Verlin Short, 42, of 49 Cleo Loop, allegedly sold Oxycodone and Percocet to a confidential informant. Short has been charged with two counts of firstdegree trafficking in a controlled substance.
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A 19-year-old Kingscreek man has pleaded guilty to charges filed against him after he illegally passed a school bus loaded with students from Cowan Elementary School. Kelly Neace entered the guilty plea on the charges of second-degree wanton endangerment and illegally passing a school bus while loading or unloading during his arraignment last week in Letcher District Court. The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office filed the charges against Neace on April 3, two days after witnesses said Neace nearly struck a five-year-old kindergarten student who was exiting the stopped bus.
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An announcement made on, Wednesday, at the University of Pikeville is all about innovation and moving forward.  Officials say small businesses are the backbone of a strong economy, so they want to do everything possible to help those with ideas turn them into a reality.  Last year, the Kentucky Innovation Network supported more than 400 companies...creating more than 1,000 jobs. On Wednesday, officials announced the network's newest office will be in Pikeville.
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The 60-day work session ended at midnight for lawmakers in Frankfort. The general assembly passed measures affecting anything from healthcare to human trafficking. One of the more notable headlines from the capitol is an action legislators didn't take. City leaders in Lexington and representatives in Frankfort made their voices heard when it came to getting state-backed bonding to help fund the multimillion dollar renovation of Rupp Arena, but they fell short of the results they wanted.