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Pursuit ends after driver shot, officer struck by vehicle

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | January 21, 2021

Kentucky State Police shut down US 119 South this morning (Thursday) after a pursuit ended with a Whitesburg Police officer being struck by the pursued vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle being shot. The pursuit began before 1:30 a.m. at Baxter just outside Harlan when KSP Trooper Matthew Barger answered a harassment complaint and attempted to stop the vehicle […]

One woman dead, one seriously injured in head-on crash

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | January 06, 2021

ISOM WOMAN DEAD AFTER HEAD-ON COLLISION, SECOND WOMAN SERIOUSLY HURT A 55-year-old Isom woman was killed Tuesday evening when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck head-on on KY 15 in Knott County. Georgia Taylor Adams, 55, died at the scene of the accident near Carr Creek Lake. The driver of the vehicle, 64-year-old Sandra Hammock of […]

State orders in-person school canceled until Jan. 4

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 18, 2020

Facing an increased incidence of Covid-19 statewide, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered new restrictions, including shutting down in-person school and sports until after the first of the year. Beshear announced the new restrictions this afternoon. Under the new executive order, which Beshear said was written in consultation with the Kentucky Commissioner of Education, the chairman of the Kentucky Board […]

Schools close again Covid cases rise

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 16, 2020

The Letcher County Public Schools will return to all virtual classes on Tuesday after the county slipped back into the critical range for Covid-19 cases. The county went back into the red on Saturday with an incident rate of 25.2 per 100,000. Superintendent Denise Yonts said if the rate increased again on Monday, she would make a decision on closing […]

Letcher County back in virus red zone

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 15, 2020

According to the state of Kentucky’s Covid-19 informational web site, Letcher County is back in the red zone with 400 cases of the virus and an incident rate of 25.2. The map posed today still shows the county with lower rates than others in the region, but the highest in the past two weeks.

Blackey man charged with shooting stepson

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 07, 2020

Kentucky State Police are investigating an fatal shooting that occurred around just before 9 p.m. Friday in Blackey. The shooting occurred on KY 588 and apparently stemmed from a family dispute. Chad Bolling, 37, has been arrested and lodged in the Letcher County Jail on charges of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment. Bolling is accused of shooting his stepson, 26-year-old […]

Write-in votes totaled for city councils

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 05, 2020

Five of six Whitesburg City Council members were returned to office in Tuesday’s elections, and one seat on the Fleming-Neon City Council was left unfilled. After only one Whitesburg council member, Derek Barto, met the deadline to file for relection, the rest had to filed as write-in candidates, and were joined by three challengers. Retired physician John Pellegrini lost his […]

Nurse, co-defendant released on bond

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | November 05, 2020

Nurse practitioner and midwife Carrie Lee Hall, who was arrested last week on charges of third degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and other charges related to a 16-year-old boy, has been released from jail after posting a $250,000 cash bond. She pleaded not-guilty in Letcher Circuit Court Wednesday. Lenville “Lennie” Bates, charged with Hall for complicity to tampering with a […]

Nurse practitioner arrested on charges related to sex with a minor

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | October 30, 2020

A nurse practitioner charged with multiple counts related to an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy has been arrested. Carrie R. Hall, 41, of Dry Fork, was arrested Friday morning along with Lenville “Lennie” Bates, 46, of Thornton, who was indicted on charges of complicity with Hall to bribe or intimidate a witness, tamper with a witness , and […]

Nurse practitioner indicted on sex charges

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | October 29, 2020

A Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a nurse practitioner on sex charges related to a 16-year-old boy. Carrie Lee Hall, 41, of Whitesburg was indicted Thursday. The indictments also include one sealed indictment, apparently of an unnamed codefendant. The charges are related to crimes that allegedly began in mid-September, soon after the boy turned 16. We will have more […]