An Ashland woman is under arrest after officials say she led them on a chase. It started around 9 p.m. Saturday as state troopers say they were conducting a safety checkpoint and a woman, later identified as 51-year-old Patricia Gore, drove off. Troopers followed Gore across several roads and into Greenup County before her car was stopped on Port Road in Wurtland. Officers say Gore then ran on foot, but they were able to locate and arrest her. She’s facing several charges including fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and wanton endangerment.
More schools across central and eastern Kentucky are closed today due to widespread illness. Fleming and Harlan county schools are closed today, while Perry County schools will be closed today and tomorrow.
A crash on Highway 451 in Perry County late Saturday night sent at least one person to the Hospital. Kentucky state police say they’re still investigating the two car crash.
Dozens of Eastern Kentucky farmers gathered Saturday morning at the Pike County Extension Service over the weekend to learn proper growing practices and agricultural techniques. They’ll use those methods to grow some of the produce that will be sold at the farmers market in Pike County that should start sometime in early May.
A Pike County family is mourning the loss of 66-year-old William "Ernie" Griffey, who died Wednesday in a crash on Grapevine road in Phyllis. Griffey enjoyed being in the mountains, hunting deer, and fishing. They say Griffey made him the best deer jerky and always make it her vison to make it the best person there. Police say they’re still investigating the crash.
Sturgill Simpson was nominated for a Grammy for best country album of the year and album of the year alongside Maren Morris, Loretta Lynn, and Keith Urban. Simpson, who graduated from Woodford County High School both produced “A Sailors Guide to Earth” and served as drummer and beat out some big names to win best country album. It was beat out by Adele’s “25” for Album of the Year.
A former Virginia news anchor whose girlfriend was shot fatally during a live broadcast in 2015 has announced that he plans to run for a seat in the House of Delegates. Chris Hurst says he wants to reduce gun violence and affect other issues as well.
Kentucky State Police say they’re looking for a man who led them on a chase through Letcher County late Friday night. Troopers say they stopped a black Jeep Cherokee for registration issues. After talking with the driver, they say he sped away, hitting a trooper. They say the driver, 43-year-old James Freeman abandoned his Jeep and ran into the woods. Officials have been unable to find him since, and are asking for anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact police. A trooper was taken to the hospital for a possible foot injury in that incident.
Hazard Police are warning people about another phone scam that allegedly requires sending in money to get money. They’ve received a report of a person getting a phone call telling them they had won $9,000 in cash but that they needed to send money to get it. Captain Paul Campbell with Hazard Police says if you didn’t enter a contest and are being told you’ve won a prize, there’s a good chance that something fishy is up. They say be vigilant and get suspicious if someone you don’t know is calling you by your first name or using other personal information, and never give out social security or credit card information over the phone unless you’re positive you know who you’re speaking to an initiate the call, and if you’re just not sure, put the number that called you into google to see if they’ve scammed anyone else. If they have….call police.
Police are investigating a burglary they say happened early Sunday morning at Tri-State Pawn and Jewlery in Ashland. Security tapes show a man with his face covered using a hammer to break the glass at the front of the store, before making a bee line to the gun cabinet. Store managers say the suspect got away with seven handguns. The store’s alarm system was triggered, but the suspect was gone by the time law enforcement arrived on scene. The owners of the pawn shop are offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
Pikeville Cheer won the Small Varsity Division II cheer national title Sunday night at Disney in ORlando, making it back-to-back national championships for the Panthers. Several other area squads placed as well. Southwestern placed 2nd and Perry Central placed 4th in Small Varsity Division II Nationals, Corbin placed 4th in Medium Varsity Division II, and North Laurel placed 4th in Small Varsity Division I Nationals.
A rare white Thoroughbred horse was born on Super bowl Sunday in Lexington. The filly is unnamed but joins seven generations of white horses to be born at Patchen Wilkes Farm, including White Beauty, the first white Thoroughbred ever registered with the Jockey Club.