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Search Continues for Missing Breathitt Woman thought to be swept away in July Flooding

(Information from KSP & APPCV reporter Ron Hamblin) Haddix, KY – January 7th, 2023 Personnel from multiple Kentucky Emergency Management regions participated in a multi-state, joint agency search for Vanessa Baker, the sole missing person from the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky, in late July 2022. Saturday’s operations brought together over 160 searchers, covering 1067 […]

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Breathitt County Fire Leaves One Person Dead

Clayhole, Ky. (January 6, 2023) – On Thursday, January 5, 2023 at approximately 1:06 P.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a call in reference to a structure fire on Cedar Hill Rd. in the Clayhole community of Breathitt County. Multiple surrounding fire agencies responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. During this time, human […]

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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Breathitt County Crash

Southfork, Ky. (January 6, 2023) – On Thursday, January 5, 2023, at approximately 8:32 P.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a call of a single vehicle accident on KY 1098 in the Southfork community of Breathitt County. Preliminary investigation indicates that Chad Wesley Hardin, 31 of Ezel was operating a black 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt when the […]

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Kentucky State Police Charges Breathitt Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

VANCLEVE, Ky. (November 15, 2022) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested Gary D. Gross, 45, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Gross was interviewed and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation […]

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Breathitt County Politician buys up all of Local Newspapers

As hard as it is to believe, it is true. Breathitt County Judge Executive Republican Candidate, Harvey Jason Richardson, and his chauffer Mitchell Smith, spent the early morning hours Thursday going from store to store throughout Breathitt County, buying up every issue of the Times-Voice newspaper. The Times Voice is the legal newspaper for Breathitt […]

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McConnell Directs More Than $21.5 Million to Improve Broadband Internet in Rural Kentucky

  The funding comes from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Fiscal Year 2022 government funding bill, which Senator McConnell supported. LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant $9,378,184 to the Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation and $12,188,991 to the Thacker-Grigsby […]

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Human Remains Found in Breathitt County

On Saturday October1st, the remains of an unknown person were found in the Clayhole community of Breathitt County. Breathitt County Coroner Hargis Epperson confirmed that human remains were found. The remains were sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office and Dental Records & DNA are being used to attempt to positively identify the body. […]

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FEMA offering possible Travel Trailer or manufactured housing

If your property meets requirements and you have no other place to live, FEMA may be able to place a travel trailer or manufactured housing unit on your flood-damaged private site. Because of the scarcity of rentals and other alternate housing in hard-hit Eastern Kentucky, FEMA has activated its Direct Housing Program in Breathitt, Knott, […]