Police in Hazard Arrest Breathitt County Man for Drugs

June 15, 2017

Police in Hazard arrested a Breathitt County man on Monday night. Originally, police stopped him for muffler violation. Investigators say the officer who pulled the man over suspected there might be drugs in the vehicle, and asked if he could search the car. Jason Riley, 23 years old, agreed to the search. Then, officers found six bags of what appeared to be marijuana, hundreds of dollars in cash, a couple of handguns, and a rifle. Riley faces several drug charges.

 

 

Families Left Homeless After Damage to Robinson Creek Community Aparment Complex

June 15, 2017

Some families are still without a home after their apartments were damaged by water following a small apartment fire last week. Investigators say something had been left on a stove, triggering automatic sprinklers that caused water damage to six units to the point that they are unlivable. The water caused more damage to the Robinson Creek community apartment complex than the fire did a week ago.

 

 

Congressman Rogers Defending Plans for Federal Prison in Letcher County

June 15, 2017

Congressman Hal Rogers is working to make sure that the 444-million dollars set to help build a new federal prison in Letcher County are not redlined in the federal budget. The proposed prison would be built in Roxanna, and could bring hundreds of new jobs to Letcher County. The project has been in the works for more than ten years. President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would shelve the project and use that money for other projects. Yesterday (June 14), Rogers petitioned lawmakers to keep that money for the prison.

 

 

Possibly No Tap Water in McRoberts and Fleming Areas

June 15, 2017

Water customers in McRoberts and Fleming areas could see their water taps run dry for a day. Officials from the Fleming-Neon water system say a tree fell onto the city water tank at Tom Biggs. The water tank will be drained and inspected for damage once the tree is removed.

 

 

KFC in Space

June 15, 2017

Kentucky Fried Chicken plans to launch their new chicken sandwich, rather literally. KFC will put their new zinger sandwich into a KFC bucket-shaped capsule, and attach it to a high altitude balloon. The sandwich is expected to be in space for four days.