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  • Montgomery County Man Killed In Breathitt County Motorcycle Crash

    June 18, 2014 5:42 AM

    A Montgomery County man died in a motorcycle accident in Breathitt County Monday evening. Police say James Lockhart, 51, was riding along KY-15 in the Cragen community when he lost control of his motorcycle in a curve and hit the guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene. ... more »
  • Juvenile Charged With Murder After Infant Found Dead Over Embankment Play Video

    June 6, 2014 4:12 PM

    A Letcher County juvenile has been charged with murder after a 4-month-old baby was found dead over an embankment behind a home Friday morning. Kentucky State Police say they were called out to a home on Turner Drive in the Neon community around 5:00 a.m. Friday on reports of... more »
  • NTSB: Utility Line That Caused Crash Unmarked

    February 7, 2014 8:49 AM

    JACKSON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board has found that an unmarked utility line caused a state police helicopter to crash last year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the NTSB found the utility wire that the helicopter clipped before crashing in Breathitt County was not shown on a navigation... more »
  • Woman Killed In Breathitt County Crash Had Been Reported Missing Play Video

    February 6, 2014 7:31 AM

    Kentucky State Police in Hazard said the woman who died in a crash in Breathitt County early Thursday morning had been reported missing by her family the night before. Jeanette Sizemore, 43, was found in a car submerged in Troublesome Creek along KY 476 in the Hardshell Community of... more »
  • Woman Killed In Woodford County Crash

    January 22, 2014 5:11 AM

    A woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Woodford County Tuesday night. Police say Deborah McIntosh, 51, was driving along Dry Ridge Road when she lost control on a curve around 9:40 p.m. The car ran off the road and hit a tree. McIntosh was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Education Commissioner To Visit Breathitt County

    October 18, 2013 6:39 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Education Commissioner Terry Holliday will provide a progress report Friday on the beleaguered Breathitt County schools, which have been under state control since last December. Holliday scheduled a noon EDT news conference at Breathitt County High School. Management of the school district was taken over by the... more »
  • Breathitt County Woman Seeks Answers In Father's Death Play Video

    August 19, 2013 8:08 PM

    Who shot her father? A Breathitt county woman is asking that question as she finalizes funeral arrangements for 46-year-old Tommy Lee Smith. Kentucky State Police confirmed Monday Smith had been shot to death, but so far, no suspects have been arrested. The Breathitt County Coroner said Smith's body... more »
  • Federal Investigators Release Initial Findings In DEA Helicopter Crash Landing

    August 6, 2013 8:45 PM

    Federal investigators have released their initial report on the crash landing of a DEA helicopter in Eastern Kentucky. Preliminary findings show the aircraft made contact with a utility wire before touching down and going up in flames. Two people were seriously injured after the chopper went down... more »
  • NTSB Due On Scene Of Breathitt County Helicopter Crash

    July 29, 2013 5:53 PM

    The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash of a DEA helicopter that was searching for marijuana crops in Eastern Kentucky Monday. The helicopter made a crash landing in Breathitt County, near the Magoffin County line, injuring the DEA pilot and a Kentucky State Police trooper riding with... more »
  • Man Killed In Breathitt County Crash

    May 30, 2013 6:07 AM

    A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Breathitt County Wednesday morning. Police say Donald Evans, 55, was driving eastbound along KY-52 in the Athol community when he lost control. The car left the roadway, overturned, and Evans was ejected from the vehicle. The Breathitt County coroner pronounced... more »
  • UPDATE: Charges Filed in Breathitt Co. Standoff

    November 13, 2012 2:15 PM

    Charges have been filed in an hours-long standoff in Breathitt County that ended when the resident of a Jackson home finally answered the door around 1 p.m. Police say Jonathon Hayes told them he was asleep, and that is why he didn't respond to repeated phone calls and attempts... more »
  • Standoff Continues In Breathitt County

    November 13, 2012 9:36 AM

    A standoff continues in Breathitt County. The incident started with shots fired around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say they think a man barricaded himself inside a home along Bay Street in Jackson. Kentucky State Police have obtained a search warrant and are currently waiting on a team to execute... more »
  • One Victim Found In Burned Car In Breathitt County ID'd

    October 16, 2012 5:13 AM

    Investigators have positively identified one of two people found dead inside a burned car in Breathitt County back on Oct. 6. Police say Krystal Lessor is one of the two victims. Family members say they believe the other person inside the car was Lessor's husband, Michael Hufstetler. The... more »
  • Breathitt High Quarterback A Scoring Machine

    September 7, 2012 12:39 PM

    Nearly six touchdowns per game. Pretty good offensive numbers for a football team. But I'm not writing about a team. We're talking about an individual player here. In just three games, Breathitt High School quarterback Richard Trent already has 17 touchdowns on his stat line. Last... more »
  • Ex-school Chief To Plead Guilty To Vote Buying

    July 13, 2012 8:18 AM

    (AP) - A former eastern Kentucky school superintendent intends to plead guilty in a federal vote-buying case. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that an attorney for one-time Breathitt County school chief Arch Turner filed a motion in federal court Thursday requesting a hearing date for Turner to change his plea. Turner... more »
  • Five Shot Before Police Kill Shooter

    June 25, 2012 5:04 AM

    Five people, including three law enforcement officers, suffered injuries before police shot and killed the shooter in Breathitt County Sunday night. Police say a man fired a shotgun at a passing car from a home along HWY-30 in the Canoe community around 8 p.m., and wounded Brenda Southwood and... more »
  • Additional Indictments In Vote Buying Case

    April 19, 2012 9:01 AM

    The Breathitt County Schools Superintendent faces additional allegations relating to his participation in a vote buying conspiracy. According to a superseding indictment returned Wednesday, Arch Turner, 66, of Booneville, conspired with John L. Turner, also of Booneville, to buy votes in the May 2010 primary election. The new indictment... more »
  • Breathitt County School Officials Indicted In Possible Cover-Up

    August 12, 2011 11:32 AM

    Several Breathitt County school system officials have been indicted for failing to report sexual abuse by another employee. Indictments were handed down against Breathitt County school superintendent Arch Turner, an assistant superintendent, a principal and another administrator for failing to report neglect or abuse of a student, a misdemeanor.... more »
  • Man Killed In Breathitt County Accident

    August 9, 2011 8:38 AM

    A man died in a single vehicle crash in Breathitt County Monday afternoon. Police say Beverly Dean Samples, 79, of Beattyville was driving along HWY-52 in the Athol community around 4:45 when he lost control and overturned. Samples was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from... more »
  • Trooper Shoots, Kills Man In Breathitt County

    August 2, 2011 5:56 AM

    A Kentucky State Police trooper shot and killed a knife wielding man in Breathitt County Monday night. Police say Trooper Chris Hollon responded to a call reporting a possible stolen vehicle along Smith Branch Road in the Jackson community around 10 p.m. When Hollon arrived at the scene, he... more »
  • Manhunt Called Off After Body Found In Breathitt County

    May 10, 2011 5:59 AM

    Kentucky State Police called off the hunt for a man they say they suspect shot at them, after a body was found in the woods in Breathitt County Monday evening. State Police in Hazard have not identified the body discovered in a wooded area off KY-476, but troopers called... more »
  • Man Dies In Breathitt County Accident

    April 21, 2011 8:58 AM

    A man died in a single vehicle accident in Breathitt County Wednesday night. Police say Scottie J. Jackson, 34, of Vancleve, was traveling along HWY-205 around 8:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, and crashed into a rock embankment and a utility pole.... more »
  • Police Find More Than 100 Pot Plants In Breathitt County

    February 28, 2011 6:27 AM

    Police in Breathitt County arrested a man and seized more than 100 marijuana plants during a raid Sunday evening. Kentucky State Police say they responded to a home along Wolverine Road in the Jackson community around 6 p.m. Troopers found 131 pot plants of varying sizes. Police arrested Joe... more »
  • Three Hurt In Breathitt Crash Involving Coal Truck

    December 31, 2010 6:28 AM

    Three people were hospitalized after a four car crash in Breathitt County on Thursday, Police say four vehicles, including a coal truck, collided around noon along KY-15 in Jackson. Alice Turner, 71, was flown to UK Hospital. She was listed in fair condition Friday morning. EMS transported two other... more »
  • Accident Victim Found In Breathitt Co. Lake Identified

    October 25, 2010 6:19 AM

    Police have released the name of the man who lost control of his car and rolled into a Breathitt County lake on Saturday. Police say Michael Campbell was driving eastbound on Panbowl Road near Jackson when his vehicle dropped off the edge of the roadway, overturned several times and... more »
  • Body Found In Aftermath Of Breathitt County House Fire

    October 22, 2010 9:32 AM

    Officials say they found a body after a house fire was put out in Breathitt County Friday morning. The fire broke out early Friday morning at a home in Jackson. Officials say that when when firefighters put the fire out, they found one person dead inside the home. ... more »
  • Nine Hurt In Accident At Breathitt County Mine

    October 11, 2010 11:45 AM

    Two mine workers were flown to hospitals and seven others were hurt after an accident at a mine in Breathitt County late Sunday night. The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the Flint Ridge Mine. A vehicle known as a "man trip" was transporting workers to the mine... more »
  • Fire Station Burns In Breathitt County

    September 15, 2010 10:46 AM

    Several fire departments responded Wednesday morning after a older portion of the Canoe Volunteer Fire Department building in Breathitt County caught fire. According to the Jackson Times-Voice, mutual aid was requested Wednesday morning when the oldest portion of the fire house caught fire. Responding were the Jackson, Watts, Vancleve, Quicksand... more »
  • Breathitt County Community Coping With Shooting Rampage

    September 13, 2010 8:06 AM

    Residents in a Beathitt County community continue to struggle to make sense of a Saturday shooting spree that left six people dead, including the gunman. Police say Stanley Nease, 47, shot five people, before turning the gun on himself in the Mount Carmel community. Police identified two of the victims... more »
  • Two Killed In Breathitt County ATV Accident

    June 22, 2010 8:57 AM

    Two people were killed when an ATV struck a utility pole in Breathitt County Monday night. Police say Randell Turner, of Booneville, lost control of a Polaris ATV along HWY-28 in the Morris Forks community and struck a utility pole. Samuel Riley, of Buckhorn, a passenger on the ATV was... more »
  • Man Arrested And Woman Airlifted To UK Hospital After Breathitt County Shooting

    June 2, 2010 6:04 PM

    Police are investigating after a Breathitt County woman was shot and airlifted to UK Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Police say the incident happened at about 1:05 p.m. at a home in the Turners Creek Community of Breathitt County. Kentucky State Police say Tonya Lynn Peters, 36, of Jackson had had received... more »
  • Breathitt County Student Charged With Bringing Loaded Gun To School

    June 2, 2010 12:12 PM

    An eighth grade student in Breathitt County has been charged with bringing a loaded handgun to school on Friday. School officials say another student notified authorities when a gun was spotted in a tote bag in a classroom at Sebastian Middle School. School leaders say they immediately took the student... more »
  • Police Investigating Toddler's Death

    May 24, 2010 7:10 AM

    Kentucky State Police are moving forward in the investigation of a Breathitt County toddler's death. Destiny Tincher's mother's boyfriend found the 20-month-old unresponsive on May 15. Tincher was taken to UK Hospital. The Fayette County coroner says the child died on Saturday. Her body was sent to Frankfort for... more »
  • Suits Say Mining Increased Flooding

    May 14, 2010 8:28 AM

    JACKSON (AP) - A lawsuit filed against two coal companies that blames mining and poor reclamation for worsening flooding around an eastern Kentucky creek has grown to include 72 plaintiffs. The suit, plus a second lawsuit with 15 plaintiffs, says heavy rain over an early May weekend last year wouldn't... more »
  • Actress Garner Visits Breathitt County School On Behalf Of Charity

    March 24, 2010 4:30 PM

    Actress Jennifer Garner visited a Breathitt County elementary school Tuesday as part of her support for a charity that encourages better reading habits for children. Garner, who is married to fellow actor Ben Affleck and played CIA agent Sydney Bristow on the TV show "Alias," visited LBJ Elementary School on... more »
  • Thousands Remain In The Dark

    December 22, 2009 7:55 AM

    Over 61,000 Kentuckians remain without power after a weekend storm dumped more than a foot of snow across portions of eastern Kentucky. Thousands of residents in Breathitt County remain in the dark. Fire stations throughout the county have opened their doors, serving as temporary shelters. Many people in Breathitt County... more »
  • Breathitt County Pastor Indicted On Federal Underage Sex Charge

    October 6, 2009 10:23 AM

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Breathitt County pastor who is accused of trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex. John Edward Smith, 44, faces federal charges of attempting to coerce a juvenile into having sexual activity. State police say back in June they arrested Smith at a... more »