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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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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, […]

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Permit Required If repair or restoration of your flood damaged home is needed

From Breathitt County Emergency Management If repair or restoration of your flood damaged home is needed, this does require a permit from the Ky. Division of Water prior to construction. There is no charge for this permit! You can remove damaged material and get the property ready for construction prior to receiving the permit, but […]

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Gov. Beshear Announces Kentucky to Receive $3.2 Million for Seven Public Transit Projects that Promote a Better Kentucky

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding supports purchase of new buses in rural areas, funds technology upgrades FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2022) – As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced seven rural public transit agency projects will receive grants as part of a $3.2 million federal funding award to promote a robust public transit system. […]

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Repair efforts continue on flood-damaged state highways in Breathitt, Perry counties

Work is continuing on repair efforts on state highways in Breathitt and Perry counties as the recovery from catastrophic flooding in late July continues. Crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contractors are deployed in several locations in the two counties. Four routes remain closed, and some of the closures are expected to be long-term. […]