WSWV News Archive

Harlan Drug Roundup

Eighteen people have been arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office in a drug roundup on Wednesday, involving 15 law enforcement officers. The Harlan, Evarts, and Loyall city police departments, along with the Kentucky State Police, aided in the roundup that started with 23 drug trafficking indictments. In addition, seven district court warrants and one […]

Natural Tunnel Events

Enjoy the seasonal weather this weekend with the family at a state park. Natural Tunnel State Park is offering the following programs- On Friday May 29th Enjoy a campfire from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The program is free and will include story-telling, songs, games, and marshmallow roasting. On Saturday, May 30th Natural Tunnel is hosting […]

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Tax Holiday

All this week, from May 25th to May 31st, Virginia residents can take advantage of tax exemption on supplies and equipment for Hurricane and Emergency preparedness, priced at $60 or less. These items include the following- •Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice •Batteries (excluding automobile or boat batteries), including AAA cell, AA […]


Big Stone Gap hosted the annual Gathering in the Gap event Saturday May 23rd. Festival goers got a preview of the Adriana Trigiani book-turned-movie, “Big Stone Gap”. The five minute preview is just a taste of the full movie set to release on October 9th of this year. Last week on Monday, Lee High Softball […]

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, multiple Lee County offices will be closed today. Garbage pickup, however, will still run as usual. A Memorial Day Event will be held at the Memorial Wall at Cumberland Bowl Park, starting at 10 a.m. The event will honor those who died serving our country and is open to everyone. […]


As an update to the Lee County Hospital Authority. Since the closing settlement of the purchase of the building, The Authority are in the works of finding maintance, and equipment for the building. The authority is also asking the county to rebate the $67,000 the authority paide in real estate taxes as a part of […]

Pennington meeting

During the monthly Pennington Gap town meeting that was held on Monday, May 18 The council is working towards finding a site for the future town hall. Art Meade, of the Weldon Cooper Center will be helping to gather information to provide options to the council on a site. The Virginia Division of Game and […]

Wise weekly

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE May 21, 2015 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 05/11/2015 through 05/17/2015. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,803 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 424 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

Memorial day

As many banks will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. Many things will be opening and having programs. At the Veterans Memorial Wall in Cumberland Bowl Park in Jonesville, There will be a Memorial Day Program on Monday, at 10:00 am. Program is open to everyone. Please take some time […]

Hospital Authority Meeting

The Lee County Hospital Authority met Thursday, May 14th to discuss the recent purchase of the former Lee Regional Medical Center, as well as advancements toward reopening the hospital. The deal was completed with Wellmont Health Systems for $1.7 million. The Hospital Authority will request that the county cover the $67,000 Delinquent Real Estate taxes. […]