August 25, 2014 8:31 PM
LEX18 has received an update to an alleged animal abuse case out of Harlan County.
According to officials, on Friday, August 22, the Kentucky State Police in Harlan received a call alleging that 28 wild horses had been shot in the Dingo community of Harlan County.
When police... more »
August 7, 2014 4:09 PM
Senator Mitch McConnell visited southeastern Kentucky Thursday talking about the war on coal.
Both U.S. Senate candidates have been campaigning in coal country this week and on Thursday, Senator Mitch McConnell started a two-day "Coal Country Bus Tour" in which he will visit ten counties in southeastern Kentucky.
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July 28, 2014 4:14 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in a remote area of Leslie County.
The NWS received multiple reports of trees down in an isolated area. Officials with the National Weather Service came out to take a closer look at the damage. And they have,... more »
July 7, 2014 9:52 AM
Four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson will join fellow University of Kentucky alum Jeff Sheppard for the final UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Harlan County on Thursday, July 10.
"We are excited to have a player of Jarrod Polston's character to join Jeff Sheppard for... more »
April 29, 2014 1:18 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Emergency Management says it has received reports of scattered storm damage from Monday's storms, while neighboring states are reporting vast destruction and loss of lives.
The National Weather Service places Kentucky in the slight risk category for possible severe weather late Tuesday afternoon and evening... more »
April 29, 2014 12:17 PM
More than 100 tornadoes have been reported throughout the mid-section of the nation over the past 24 hours. And experts spent the entire Monday morning trying to figure out if it was a tornado that caused destruction in Harlan County Monday night, straight line winds, a microburst or something else.... more »
April 29, 2014 5:05 AM
Strong storms rumbled through southeastern counties Monday, uprooting trees, downing power lines and damaging buildings.
High winds during a storm tore the roof off a restaurant in Harlan County and tossed part of it into a gas station across the street.
Officials say winds topping 70 mph blew... more »
April 14, 2014 5:52 AM
A 95-year-old woman died in a Harlan County accident Sunday evening.
Police say Christina Holbrook, 75, was driving along US-421 just before 6 p.m. when she lost control, went off the roadway and slammed into an embankment. Eula N. Brock was a passenger in the SUV. Harlan County Deputy... more »
April 3, 2014 3:43 PM
A former school teacher in Harlan County is facing charges related to child porn.
State Police removed several pieces of computer and electronic equipment from Kevin Crider's home this week.
Crider is a former teacher at Harlan Independent Schools.
He is charged with eight counts of distribution... more »
March 6, 2014 3:24 PM
A Harlan County man found guilty of putting a child in a freezer and keeping him inside for several minutes has been sentenced.
Randy Hammons will spend ten years behind bars for assault, criminal abuse and unlawful imprisonment. He pleaded guilty in the case back in February.
Police... more »
February 10, 2014 5:49 AM
HARLAN (AP) - Kentucky State Police say some people in Harlan County have received scam phone calls from people saying they are entitled to a government grant and asking for private financial information. Police say the people calling say they are with the U.S. Government Grants Department and want the... more »
February 6, 2014 5:54 PM
A Harlan County man accused of putting a child in a freezer pleaded guilty in court Thursday.
Police say Randy Hammons placed the child into a working deep freezer and sat on the lid for 20 minutes. Hammons pleaded guilty to assault, criminal abuse, and unlawful imprisonment. He will... more »
December 13, 2013 6:38 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission has awarded its highest honor to a Harlan County couple who revived an environmental education program. The commission says in a news release that more than 75,000 students have passed through Pine Mountain Settlement School since it was taken over by... more »
November 21, 2013 7:19 PM
State police have arrested a Harlan County man in connection to a murder investigation.
George W. Rigney was arrested Thursday in connection to the death of Jennifer Goddard who was found dead Wednesday in the Ages community of Harlan County.
Rigney is charged with murder and tampering with... more »
October 8, 2013 6:11 AM
Kentucky State Police troopers shot and injured a suspect in Harlan County Monday afternoon.
Police say Jason Edmond, 42, fired shots into several neighboring homes, then barricaded himself inside his own house. Officials say he eventually came out, raised his weapon toward police, and two troopers opened fire, wounding... more »
September 26, 2013 9:24 PM
BENHAM, Ky. (AP) - A small eastern Kentucky city located in Harlan County has been told it owes the Internal Revenue Service almost $38,000 in unpaid taxes.
Benham City Councilwoman Wanda Humphrey told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/19IlrHu) that the IRS sent city officials a letter and has also interviewed council members... more »
September 10, 2013 4:26 PM
A pregnant woman was stabbed during a fight in Harlan County Tuesday.
Police say around noon Tuesday Ginger Pendleton and Ashley Massey got into a fight in front of the Food Stamp Office in Harlan. Pendleton then stabbed Massey twice with a pocket knife, police say. Massey is nine... more »
July 30, 2013 8:39 PM
Two arrests have been made in connection to the murder of James Feltner. State police have charged Carl Justin Simpson and Thomas Polson with murder and tampering with physical evidence. Polson is also charged with Robbery.
Felltner was reported missing in July 2011. His body was found in the... more »
July 30, 2013 6:47 AM
Police are on the scene of a fatal single-vehicle accident in Harlan County.
The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday along HWY-38.
Officials say they expect the road to remain shut down until at least 8:45 a.m. as investigators reconstruct the accident.
Police have not released any... more »
July 15, 2013 9:20 AM
HARLAN (AP) - Bears have become regular visitors to an eastern Kentucky ATV park, prompting officials to start devising ways to warn riders of their presence. The Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board plans to use television advertising to issue warnings about bears at the Black Mountain Off Road Adventure area,... more »
July 1, 2013 2:14 PM
A father and son are flown to the hospital, after their truck is hit by a train. The accident happened around 10:30 Sunday morning in the Cawood community of Harlan County.
State police say 44-year-old Rodney Bolin was trying to cross the tracks, when his pickup was hit. He... more »
May 16, 2013 5:46 AM
Police say they found a truck belonging to a missing Harlan County man Wednesday.
Forester Bowling Jr.,41, was last seen leaving his home on KY-840 in the Baxter community around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9. Nobody has seen him since. Bowling left alone in a black Chevrolet S-10... more »
May 15, 2013 5:32 AM
Police are searching for a missing Harlan County man.
Police say Forester Bowling Jr.,41, was last seen leaving his home on KY-840 in the Baxter community around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9. Nobody has seen him since.
Bowling left alone in a a black Chevrolet S-10 4x4... more »
March 5, 2013 9:48 AM
Kentucky State Police detectives say robbery was likely a motive in the murder of a former eastern Kentucky mayor last month
Police charged Shelby Shell with killing former Evarts mayor Ronny King and leaving him in his burning Harlan County home. King died from a single gunshot wound.
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September 5, 2012 8:51 AM
CRANKS (AP) - Police have charged a Virginia man with drunken driving after his truck loaded with coal overturned in a yard in southeastern Kentucky. Kentucky State Police say the driver couldn't handle a turn on US 421 in Harlan County, went off the right side of the road and... more »
June 28, 2012 8:15 AM
LONDON (AP) - The trial of two eastern Kentucky men charged with a hate crime and attacking a gay man has been set for October 15.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove issued the new trial date Wednesday after delaying proceedings for 20-year-old Anthony Ray Jenkins of Partridge and... more »
March 26, 2012 6:32 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has set oral arguments for next month in the case of former Harlan County Circuit Judge Russell Alred who was found guilty of judicial misconduct last year and ordered removed from the bench. Alred is asking the Supreme Court to allow him to... more »
March 14, 2012 1:48 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Three people have been charged in what the FBI called a kidnapping and beating of a man in a state park in eastern Kentucky. Federal agents arrested 37-year-old David Jenkins of Cumberland, 20-year-old Anthony Jenkins, 19-year-old Mable Jenkins and 19-year-old Alexis Jenkins of Partridge and charged them... more »
February 17, 2012 10:07 AM
Kentucky State Police say scammers are working the Cumberland area in Harlan County.
Investigators say scammers from Bolivia are calling area residents, requesting that they send money via Western Union for a grandchild or another family member who was jailed or hospitalized. Police say residents should simply ignore any... more »
November 21, 2011 8:04 AM
A man died in a Harlan County head-on crash Sunday.
Police say Robert Welch II was driving southbound along US-421 in the Bobs Creek area when a silver Volvo driven by Charles Wiley crossed the center line and slammed head on into Welch's Chevy Cobalt.
Harlan County Coroner... more »
October 24, 2011 10:39 AM
A man died in a single vehicle accident in Harlan County Monday morning.
Police say John Kelly, 22, was driving north along US-421 in the Grays Knob community around 6:30 a.m. when he lost control of his GEO Tracker. The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned, ejecting Kelly.... more »
October 11, 2011 8:36 AM
Police in Harlan County arrested a man and a woman after a robbery Monday.
Police say Tyler Gross told them he went to the home of John Wynn, 45, and Rachel Brock, 26, in Verda to lend them some money. But when he arrived, the couple demanded the cash.... more »
August 15, 2011 1:13 PM
Harlan County High School advanced deep into the 5A football playoffs last season. The Black Bears made it all the way to the state semifinal game, before running into the buzz saw known as Highlands.
Harlan County ran over opponents in 2010, rolling up close to 300 yards per... more »
July 28, 2011 12:16 PM
The state medical examiner's office has identified the remains of a man found in an abandoned Harlan County strip mine and say the man was murdered.
On Monday, State Police received a 911 call that human remains were discovered by ATV riders on an abandoned strip mine site in... more »
July 26, 2011 6:57 AM
Kentucky State Police say ATV riders discovered human remains in Harlan County Monday night.
The riders discovered the remains in an abandoned strip mine near the Blair community around 8:15 p.m.
Officials say the remains will be sent to the medical examiner's officer for autopsy and identification.
June 30, 2011 10:12 AM
Officials have released the identity of the coal miner killed Wednesday in an accident at a Harlan County mine.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old David A. Partin of Pineville. Partin was working as a continuous haulage belt person at the Manalapan P1 mine at Pathfork when the... more »
May 27, 2011 9:30 AM
EVARTS (AP) - An eastern Kentucky woman has died and a man has been injured after lying on railroad tracks and being run over by a train. Kentucky State Police say 49-year-old Carolyn S. Parker of Ages in Harlan County was killed on impact Thursday, and 43-year-old Curtis R. Pace... more »
May 3, 2011 5:33 AM
A mud slide last Friday blocked the only way in and out for hundreds of people who live northeast of Harlan.
The slide closed down HWY-38 at mile marker 11, near the Evarts.
"Major rocks are falling. Just for a good example, one fell last night half as... more »
December 15, 2010 3:34 PM
Three members of a southeastern Kentucky family, including a one-month-old baby, were hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday night.
The incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. at a home in the Harlan County community of Baxter. Police say 19-year-old Michael Southerland was unloading a shotgun at the home when... more »
September 3, 2010 12:52 PM
An elderly Harlan County man was killed Friday morning after his pickup truck was hit by a semi as he was making a turn into a driveway. The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. on US 421 in the Cranks community. State Police say James Broyles, 90, was northbound on... more »
July 26, 2010 8:02 PM
The fire started just after Noon Sunday at a home off Old Pike Highway in the Coldiron community of Harlan County, right behind a BP gas station locally known as the "Coal Bucket."
Neighbors say they rushed to the home to try to rescue the five people who were... more »
June 16, 2010 5:56 PM
A Harlan County miner was killed Wednesday afternoon after a steel beam fell on top of him. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the Clover Fork Number One mine in Harlan County. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, suffered injuries when a coal rib roll... more »
April 30, 2010 10:53 AM
An Ohio man has been charged with manslaughter after police say he was under the influence when he crashed a vehicle early Friday morning in Harlan County, killing his passenger. The incident happened just after midnight on Kentucky 522 in the community of Rosspoint. Police say Matthew Merriman, 27, of... more »
April 28, 2010 10:54 AM
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - A special grand jury has been called to investigate allegations of drug trafficking in the Harlan County judge-executive's office. Harlan Circuit Judge Russell Alred ordered the call as the result of an ongoing investigation by the office of Harlan County Sheriff Marvin J. Lipfird. Judge-Executive Joe... more »
April 1, 2010 10:46 AM
Police have charged an Harlan County woman with murder in the traffic death of her infant. The Harlan Daily Enterprise reported the single-car crash occurred Wednesday afternoon on Ky. 72 in Harlan County, killing a 9-month-old boy. Kentucky State Police dispatcher Mark Spurlock confirmed Thursday that 30-year-old Amy Griffin, who... more »
April 1, 2010 6:04 AM
A baby died in a crash on Wednesday, and police have charged the driver with the child's murder, after a bizarre series of events in Harlan County. Police say Amy Griffin, 30, was behind the wheel of a Chevy SUV along KY-72 when she lost control and overturned the vehicle... more »
February 2, 2010 7:59 AM
Kentucky State Police say a man was hit by a car while scraping ice off his windshield in Harlan County Monday morning. Investigators say 62-year-old Johnnie Turner pulled over to the shoulder of US 119 at Sukie Ridge to clean the ice around 8:30 a.m. Turner was struck when he... more »
January 22, 2010 3:45 PM
Police in Harlan County on Friday arrested a man they say operated a large indoor marijuana growing operation. Will Vanover, 59, of Coldiron was charged with felony marijuana cultivation, and felony trafficking. Police say they excuted three search warrants in Harlan and Perry Counties. During the search in Harlan County,... more »
December 9, 2009 8:46 AM
A Harlan County woman was killed early Wednesday morning after her car slid off a road and into a tree. The accident happened at about 6 a.m. on Kentucky 38 in the community of Highsplint. Police say Vanessa Bishop, 37 of Closplint was traveling westbound on the road in her... more »
December 8, 2009 4:21 AM
The Kentucky State Police continue to search for a man wanted in the shooting death of a Harlan County woman. Police say they responded to a shooting call at a house off KY 522 near Cumberland around 8:30 p.m. Monday and found Kimberly R. Ealy, 32, inside, dead from a... more »
November 2, 2009 4:14 PM
A former Harlan County sheriff's deputy who admitted he took part in the murder of a candidate for sheriff was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday. Roger D. Hall pleaded guilty to two counts of facilitation to murder in the death of Paul Browning, Jr. in 2002 as well... more »
October 26, 2009 11:52 AM
A Harlan County man was arrested over the weekend after his three-month-old child was hospitalized with injuries associated with "shaken baby syndrome." Carl C. Crider, 25 of Cumberland, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse. On Saturday night, Kentucky State Police were called after the mother of the infant, Ashley Ealy,... more »
September 24, 2009 9:34 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a Harlan County man Wednesday afternoon after they found marijuana plants, a moonshine still and military-type explosives equipment near his residence. Police say they received a complaint about marijuana being grown near the home of Bobby Williams, 56. After further investigation, police say they found nine... more »