3 Injured in Floyd County Crash
A crash on Wednesday afternoon in Floyd County sent three people to the hospital. It happened on KY-80 near Allen Central High School. Police say an ATV and a car crashed into one another. Three people were taken to Pikeville Medical Center with what authorities describe as non-life threatening injuries.
Fatal Crash in Prestonsburg
Prestonsburg Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on KY-114 on Wednesday morning. It happened near Archer Park around 6AM. Police say 30-year-old Arturo Cruz of Dwale crashed into the hillside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt.
Latest on Mountain Parkway Expansion
Another step in the progress of the Mountain Parkway Expansion Project…officials say construction on the highway in Salyersville’s “restaurant row” is expected to begin as soon as next summer. Salyersville Mayor James Shepherd says the widening of the road will likely spark the purchase of some businesses, but Shepherd says the businesses staying in town should boom.
Investigation Continues after Pike County Church Fire
Over a year later and police continue to investigate a fire at a Pike County church. Yeager Church of Christ’s building burned to the ground in July of 2014. Today, the church meets in a new facility, but what happened to the original building is still not known. Some church members say they have their suspicions, but the pieces have yet to be put back together. Anyone with information is still asked to contact the Fire Marshal or Kentucky State Police. By the way, the church’s original building was built back in 1850.
Disaster Loans Available for Magoffin County
Magoffin is among twelve Kentucky counties getting extra help recovering from the snowy winter. You may recall parts of the county sustained major physical damage caused by the weather in the early part of the year. Disaster loans through the US Small Business Administration are available to those who suffered physical or economic damage due to the weather.
Two Facing Drug Charges in Martin County
Two people are facing drug charges in Martin County. Sheriff’s deputies reportedly arrested Brian Gantt and Peggy Music on Monday morning at a home in Inez. Several pills including morphine were found inside the home. Both Gantt and Music are facing drug trafficking charges.
Counterfeit Money Circulating in the Area
Counterfeit money is making it’s rounds in parts of the area. Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott says four counterfeit bills have been reported in less than a week. Officials say business owners should be on the lookout and stay aware that this trend is hitting home. If you believe you’ve come across a counterfeit bill, you’re urged to contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.
Four Arrested after Drug Bust in Paintsville
Four people have been arrested after a drug bust in Paintsville. It happened at the Elite Apartment Complex on Paintsville’s south side. In a search of a residence, Paintsville Police say they found several pills, pipes, substances and cash. 19-year-old Brittany Music of Paintsville, 20-year-old April Haney of Van Lear, 25-year-old Matthew Meek of Sitka, and 35-year-old Phillip Burgin of West Van Lear are all facing drug charges. They’re being lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.