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The Bell County Sheriffs office reports (At 3:26am Bell County Dispatch
received a call of an accident with injuries at the junction of
Hwy 3482 and Hwy 119. Deputy Jared Smith responded to the scene discovering a 1992 Blue Ford Fiesta on it’s top in the ditch line of the southbound lane of Hwy 119. Deputy Smith states that the vehicle had turned over several times ejecting it’s driver, 29 year old Lindsey Chambers of Middlesboro. Chambers was lying in the southbound lane of Hwy 119 with severe injuries. She was transported to Pineville Community Hospital via Bell County EMS and flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Her condtion is currently unknown.

The Southbound lane of Hwy 119 was shut down at the scene during the incident. The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department assisted both deputy Smith and the Bell County EMS.


The Daily News reports

Main Street Pineville recently announced on their Facebook page they have worked to help provide a new free service to the citizens of Pineville.

According to the post, the city of Pineville and MSP have partnered with Reach Alert to provide citizens with an alert system they say will keep the public informed, protected and connected.

The reach alert system will be used by the city and MSP to notify citizens of emergency situations, weather conditions, upcoming events and important announcements. According to MSP Director Jacob Roan, the system will not be used to bombard citizens with general information but rather it is a tool to allow citizens a hot line for important information.

Those interested in signing up for Reach Alert messages can do so by calling Reach Alert toll-free at(877) 307-9313, sending an email to or calling Roan directly at 606-499-0660. MSP will also be mailing out directions for sign-up with citizens water bills next month.

WYMT News report

A physician who owned a Hazard pain clinic has pleaded guilty to money laundering.

Dusty Chaney said in a plea agreement that he deliberately ignored another doctor’s improper prescribing at Clarion Health and Wellness LLC.

The plea agreement said Chaney opened Clarion in late 2010 with the intent of running a legitimate clinic, but he could not recruit qualified doctors. Chaney acknowledged he did not pay close enough attention to activities at the clinic, which he sold in 2012.

Chaney entered his guilty plea on Tuesday. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, but his sentence will likely be far less. He also agreed to forfeit $40,000 to the government.


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Updated: October 22, 2015 — 7:20 PM

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