A fire in Breathitt County at an apartment building. Fire officials were called to the building on Railroad Street that was once the B&G Motel. It's not yet clear how many people were inside at the time. No injuries were reported.
A Knox County man and woman were arrested over the weekend after a 13-hour standoff with Police. Police were called to a Shell Gas station where 40-year-old Melissa Drummer claimed that Fifty-year-old David Wilson was armed and harassing her. Police say they do not know what Wilson's intentions were, but that he took off when he saw police. He was found later inside a newly build home. Barbourville Police and Kentucky State Police (KSP) surrounded the home to negotiate with Wilson. He was eventually found in the home of the attic and was taken into custody. Wilson was taken to Barbourville ARH for the treatment of minor injuries. He faces numerous charges including burglary, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police, and wanton endangerment. Drummer was also arrested because police say she was uncooperative in identifying Wilson. Police Drummer brought two suitcases in the women's restroom of the gas station. They say the luggage contained drugs, paraphernalia, and a gun. The case is still under investigation by both KSP and Barbourville Police.
A Corbin man is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after police say he was smoking marijuana when he was supposed to be caring for three young children. 25-year-old Allen Buttery Jr. was arrested during a welfare check. Deputies say when they arrived they're noticed a strong odor of marijuana and Buttery admitted that he had been smoking marijuana in the apartment. Social services was called to the scene, and the children were placed with other family members.Buttery was wanted on numerous warrants from Knox, Whitley and Laurel Counties.
Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over whether waste ash from its aging coal-fired power plant near Nashville polluted the Cumberland River in violation of the Clean Water Act. The group claims that ash storage ponds have been illegally pollutin the river for years and that state regulators haven't property addressed the problem. The bench trial opens today in Nashville federal court.
The Cawood Water District in Harlan County issued a boil water advisory for the Pathfork area due to a main line break.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to pass a bill to boost mobile networks, which would give rural areas access to fast, next generation technology. Almost 34 million Americans don't have the high-speed internet access or broadband they need. The Mobile Now Act, aims to make more 5G wireless spectrum available for commercial use in the future. It would also free up hundreds of megahertz of spectrum by the year 2020 and will make it easier to install broadband infrastructure, strengthening the signal in even the most rural areas. The bill got tied up on the Senate floor last session. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill this week with bipartisan support. It now heads to the Senate floor.
Kentucky lost to number 2 ranked Kansas Saturday in Rupp Arena as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The final score was 79-73. It was the Jayhawks second straight win over the Wildcats on their home floor.
A Harlan County man is facing numerous charges after deputies said he knocked his female landlord unconscious. Officials say Ronnie Curtis asked his landlord for a glass of water. When she went to help, deputies said he knocked her unconscious and tied her with duct tape. She woke up about four hours later, hands and feet duct-taped and Mr. Curtis was leaning over her on the bed," said Brewer. She did not report the incident for several days, telling police that she was afraid Curtis would try to ambush her that night. He was arrested within hours of her riling the report. Deputies said Curtis did not take anything from the home. They are still investigating what happened while the victim was unconscious.
The Harlan County Lady Green Dragons fell to Monroe County 61-55 in the GIrls ALl "A" State Finals. Jordan Brock scored 39 points in the loss. Brock broke the tournament record for the most three-pointers in a game with eight.
Yesterday in Knott County to dedicate a bridge to a local business owner, veteran and leader in the community. Burnice Steele owned and operated Steele’s Auto Sales in Hazard with his son, Rick Steele, for more than 55 years. Rick says he hopes everyone will think about Burnice when they cross his bridge.