The Wise County Emergency Management Agency Has Issued An Evacuation Order For Those Living In The Pound Bottom Community. Swift Water Rescue Teams Are Responding To The Area After Heavy Rains Caused Flash Flooding In The Area. If You Live In The Flood Prone Area, You Must Either Evacuate Immediately Or Be Prepared To Shelter In Place Until The Water Recedes. Jw Adams Combined School Has Setup A Designated Shelter For The Evacuees. Drivers Should Use Extreme Caution And Be Alert To Current Conditions And Do Not Drive Through Flooded Roadways. Roadways Is Several Southwest Virginia Communities Are Impassable Following Overnight Flash Floods, Fallen Trees, Downed Power Lines And Mudslides
After much deliberation, we are excited to announce that Alley Fest 2022 has been successful in securing local Kentucky American Idol WINNER, Noah Thompson for performances on both Friday AND Saturday nights! Early Access Tickets are still available at a heavily discounted price. Hurry and grab yours for your chance to see none other than American Idol, Noah Thompson, before ticket prices go up on August 1st.
This fall, Alley Fest returns for its second year in beautiful downtown Paintsville, Kentucky! Fantastic artists take the stage in historic downtown Paintsville to create a weekend you will never forget.
Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Alley Fest is the getaway festival that introduces you to the best of Appalachian Music and talent. You can expect an exclusive lineup with over 20 artists, 20+ food trucks, opportunities for non-profit groups, and support for Christmas for Kids as well as other non-profit organizations.
This year’s Alley Fest includes a Pre-Party Show on Thursday, September 29th, with artists Luke Trimble, River Tramps, Jack Marion and the Pearl Snap Prophets.
Then, the main event will begin Friday, September 30th and will feature Les Masters Band, The Dreaded Laramie Band, Spooky Fox, The Hill Figs, Grayson Jenkins, Scott T. Smith, Mike and the Moonpies, Crystal Gayle, Noah Thompson.
Alley Fest 2022 will continue on Saturday, October 1st, featuring Andrew Crawford, Brandi Colt, Brett & Donnie, The Brothers Gillespie, Jordan Allen and the Bellwethers, Bedford, Wolfpen Branch, Nicholas Jamerson & the Morning Jays, Logan Halstead, a special set with Noah Thompson and Nicholas Jamerson, American Aquarium, John Michael Montgomery.
Alley Fest 2022The ONLY music festival in Paintsville, Kentucky! The biggest and baddest lineup in EKY this year! Enjoy music, food vendors, craft vendors, drink vendors, and MORE! Sept 29th- October 1st!
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One person injured in Thursday afternoon motorcycle crash in Pound. Virginia State Police reports that a two-vehicle crash occurred at 12:52 p.m. Thursday in the 9200 block of Orby Cantrell Highway. A pickup truck and motorcycle collided and at least one person was taken to Norton Community Hospital for treatment of injuries. No further information has been released. The crash remains under investigation.
Driver of tractor-trailer, loaded with furniture, seriously injured after Monday morning crash in Wise County. Virginia State Police reports that the crash occurred at around 1 a.m. Monday in the median of U.S. Route 58. The tractor-trailer overturned. The driver was taken to Norton Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Everyone in Buchanan County has been accounted for after Tuesday night flooding affects over 100 homes. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office reports that all who had been unaccounted for have been found. The BCSO adds that no fatalities have been reported and that they are making progress in locating those that are unaccounted for. The damage is still being surveyed, but around 100 to 150 homes have been flooded or washed away. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management reports that nearly ten miles of the county had received significant damage. On Wednesday, Governor Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency for the county. An emergency shelter has been set up at Twin Valley Elementary School, at 9017 Riverside Drive in Oakwood.
Medical emergency leads to man being hit by SUV in Appalachia Monday morning. The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports that the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on West Main Street in Appalachia. An investigation found that a UTV driver saw a BMW SUV stopped in the westbound lane facing eastbound. The driver then got out to check on the driver and the BMW then accelerated and struck him. The UTV was pushed into a town-owned truck. The UTV driver suffered serious injuries and was flown to a trauma center after Appalachia Fire Department personnel administered life-saving procedures on him. It is believed that the driver of the BMW suffered a medical emergency, and aid was provided as well as to the other driver involved. The SUV driver has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control. The incident remains under investigation.
Man facing arson charges after church fire in Norton. The Norton Police Department reports that Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church caught fire on July 2. The church suffered smoke damage along several church pews and a wall, as well. The church was broke into through the back door and that the front of the church near the altar had been set on fire. Restoration work is underway, while the services are being held in the church fellowship hall. James Garland Mefford has been arrested and is facing multiple charges, including trespassing, entering with intent to damage, burglary, and arson.
Ballad Health plans to close Mountain View Regional Hospital in Norton. The health care provider says the closure will happen in 2023. Ballad had already converted the hospital into a skilled nursing facility. Plans call to move the beds to Norton Community Hospital, two miles away by April. Mountain View has 20 patients and Ballad is looking at moving them to other long-term care sites.
Man has been charged following a shooting in Wise County Monday evening. The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies reported to Tompkins Road in Pound at 7:14 p.m. Monday due to a shooting. Prior to their arrival, a man had been taken to the Dickenson County Hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the back of his leg. He was later transferred to the Johnson City Medical Center prior to being released. An investigation found that the victim and his girlfriend had went to 42-year-old Morgan Lee Tompkins' home, where a confrontation took place leading to the shooting. Tompkins has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Boil water notice issued for parts of Castlewood. The notice has been issued for Gravel Lick Road and Red Oak Ridge Road. Town officials will inform customers when they no longer need to boil water. Crews have repaired the broken water main and are refilling the water storage tanks, flushing water mains, and collecting water samples for bacteriological analysis. The issue is expected to be fixed within the next two days.