Community News KSP Press Release NEWS

KSP Seeks Candidates Wanting to Make a Difference

Academy Class 101 to include Innovative Training Format FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 26, 2020) – Law enforcement agencies around the country have worked to adapt to a changing environment in response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and civil unrest. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is seeking individuals who want to make a difference by being responsive to […]

Community News HCTC NEWS School

Rosetta Patterson retires from HCTC

Rosetta Patterson is retiring from Hazard Community and Technical College after more than 28 years of working in five different departments and being responsible for a myriad of tasks. She first started working in April 1992 and in August of that year, she completed her associate degree in Business Administration. Patterson’s roles included Campus Communications […]

Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Middlesboro Man Sentenced to 188 Months for Attempted Production of Child Pornography

LONDON, Ky.— Jordan Ryan Turner, 32, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison on Tuesday, by United States District Judge Claria Horn Boom, after pleading guilty to using the internet to attempt to persuade, induce, or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. According to Turner’s plea agreement, he admitted to […]

Community News Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Floyd County Dentist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

FRANKFORT, Ky.- A McDowell, Ky., man, Denver D. Tackett, DMD, 66, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, before U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, to health care fraud. According to the plea agreement, Tackett, a licensed dentist who owned and operated Tackett Family Dentistry in McDowell, Ky., submitted false and unnecessary claims to Kentucky Medicaid for reimbursement for […]

Community News KY Transportation Dist 10 NEWS

Plans progressing to repair, reopen westbound Mountain Parkway near Powell-Wolfe line

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with efforts to repair and reopen the westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway near the Powell-Wolfe county line. The westbound lanes were closed July 22 after a sinkhole developed beneath the pavement. Westbound traffic has been detoured onto KY 15, which runs parallel to the Mountain Parkway, between […]

Drug Related Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Breathitt County Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Drug Trafficking and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Clayhole, Ky., man, Phillip Lovins, 61, was sentenced in federal court on Friday, to 180 months in prison, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, after previously pleading guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute Methadone.            According to his plea agreement, in […]

Drug Related Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Knox County Man Convicted of Armed Methamphetamine Trafficking

LONDON, Ky. — A Corbin, Ky., man was convicted Friday, by a federal jury sitting in London, of armed methamphetamine trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. After two hours of deliberation, following a three-day trial, the jury convicted John Helton of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possessing a […]