Community News Feb 17th 2023 Flood KY Transportation Dist 10 NEWS WEATHER

For the 3rd time in as many years, Floods hit Breathitt County

Jackson, KY 2-17-23 Breathitt Countians can’t seem to catch a break. For the third time in as many years, the region has been hit by flooding due to heavy rains. Fortunately for most residents of Breathitt County, todays flood will crest at 30 feet. That is just 1 foot over flood stage.  The regular low […]

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Major Rockslide in Breathitt County HWY 52

At approximately 445pm a major rock slide fell across HWY 52 in the Yeadon Community in Breathitt County. The slide completely closed both lanes of traffic. Noone was injured in the rock slide. Crews from the District 10 of the Transportation Department located in Jackson are working feverishly to remove debris their equipment can remove […]

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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, […]