Coal Run Police Get New Non-Lethal Weapons

Coal Run Police Get New Non-Lethal Weapons Coal Run Police showed the department’s newly-purchased non-leathal weapons at a recent city commissioner’s meeting. Police Chief Anthony Maggard tells the News-Express that the weapons fire a pepper ball or self-defense ball and gives officers another option before having to use their firearm. Maggard says he will…

Beshear Not Cutting UUI Benefits For Now

Beshear Not Cutting UUI Benefits For Now Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will continue to pay the extra $300 in unemployment benefits supplied by the federal government under the recently-passed American Rescue Plan. A number of state governors have decided to end those payments because they feel claimants are choosing not to go back…

Bears Invade Dorton

Bears Invade Dorton Dorton residents have been seeing a pair of black bears recently and they are turning to FIsh and Wildlife personnel for help. A homeowner tells WKYT they were told to keep their trash in locked storage buildings or garages to cut off the supply of food to the bears and force…

Magoffin County Rescue Squad Auction Is A Sellout

Magoffin County Rescue Squad Auction Is A Sellout The Magoffin County Rescue Squad held their 41st Annual Media Auction on May 6 and 7 raising more than $16,000 for operational costs including maintenance, insurance and supplies. The Independent reports the squad planned to continue the auction on May 8, but they sold out, which…

Eula Hall Dead At 93

Eula Hall Dead At 93 The operator of the Mud Creek Clinic in Floyd County died earlier this month at her home. Eula Hall also created the Mud Creek Water District and served as president of the Kentucky Black Lung Association. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution 15 years ago renaming a section…