Burglar Injured While Fleeing a Home Near Londo

June 26, 2017

A burglar was shot and injured as he tried to steal items from a home near London on Friday morning. The burglar, Otis Kemp, broke into the house by kicking in a door. Deputies in Laurel County say the homeowner shot the intruder as he fled the house with a number of stolen items. Investigators say Kemp ran into the woods after he was shot, and was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment before being booked on burglary and other charges. 



Three Arrested After Autistic Child Found Wandering Alone in Prestonburg

June 26, 2017

Three people were arrested Thursday (June 22) after an autistic boy was found wandering alone along Water Gap Road. A coal truck driver said they had to swerve to keep from hitting the child. The boy’s 43-year old grandmother was charged with endangerment. Investigators say she had custody of the child, who climbed out of a window at her Prestonburg home. A 22-year old Prestonburg man was also arrested when officers found him hiding with meth and a pipe in the home of the grandmother. The child’s 25-year old mother was also charged with endangerment. She already had outstanding drug and endangerment charges from last month, after she exposed the same boy to meth fumes. 



Electricity Returns to Kentucky Power Customers, Especially in Pike County

June 26, 2017

Electricity is back after more than 6-thousand Kentucky Power customers lost electricity during Friday (June 23) night’s storm. Pike County was hit the heaviest with around 2,500 homes and businesses without power. By Saturday night, most customers had their electricity back. 



Senator Paul Criticizes Health Care Bill

June 26, 2017

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says the Senate health care bill that was proposed last week does not go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senator Paul says that even though the bill promises to fix healthcare and bring down premiums, there are still too many regulations for premiums to come down. 



Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Holds Receptions to Welcome New President

June 26

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College plans to hold three community receptions to welcome the school’s new president, Dr. Vic Adams. He started his new job at the beginning of the month. The first reception is at the Cumberland campus on June 27, the Middlesboro campus on June 28, and the Whitesburg campus on Thursday. All of the receptions are at 5 PM.