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08/29/2014
GTL plant planned in Pike County: KEDFA approves $18 million in tax incentives

LOUISVILLE — Pike County is diversifying its energy portfolio. Local and state leaders joined members of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on Aug. 28 to announce a proposed clean natural gas project. The announcement followed a meeting of the Kentucky Economic more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Southeast Kentucky Chamber promotes ‘One Future’: Pikeville Medical Center honored

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky (SEKY) Chamber hosted its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the East Kentucky Expo Center. The event, presented by Pikeville Medical Center, focused on recognizing the contributions of several local individuals and businesses as well creating a brighter more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Flash flood damages homes, businesses

PRESTONSBURG — Rain pounded the region on Aug. 22, causing flash floods that damaged and devastated homes, businesses and roads in several areas throughout the region. Floyd County Rescue Squad Captain Tim Cooley reported that four inches of rain fell in approximately 49 minutes in parts more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Martin turns creativity into company

WHITESBURG — Letcher County native Crystal Martin is building her business, one basket at a time. The 36-year-old opened the Heritage Basket Company on Jan. 1 while living in Mt. Vernon. She returned to her family home place in Whitesburg — bringing her business with her more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Meet Vanessa

This 14-year-old has experienced much in her short life. She describes herself as a nice person who will stick up for people and does not like to see others mistreated or singled out. Vanessa likes to dress up and try different more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Festivals, concerts, plays set for Labor Day weekend

There is no shortage of activities local residents can enjoy this Labor Day weekend. Three local festivals are underway and the weekend will bring dozens of musicians, actors, and actresses to local stages. The local list of activities includes: more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Hatfield-McCoy cemetery marker to be unveiled

PHELPS — The Kentucky Historical Society will unveil a new historical marker for a Pike County cemetery that’s related to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud this week. Kentucky Historical Society officials will join officials from the Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to unveil the historical marker more on this story...  

08/29/2014
BSCTC launches training program

PRESTONSBURG —  Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions office kicked off “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training on Tuesday, August 19, for workforce, non-profit and civic leaders across eastern Kentucky on its Mayo campus. The program, facilitated by Bob more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Shepherd exhibit open in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host “The Art of Shannon Shepherd” exhibit in its art gallery through October 5. Shepherd, who resides in Floyd County, has a keen eye for eastern Kentucky culture. His exhibit includes a collage of life in more on this story...  

08/22/2014
MISSION TRIP: Changing hearts through health care

PIKEVILLE — With servant hearts, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine students embarked on a weeklong mission trip using their gifts to volunteer in the community of Batey Nueve, Dominican Republic. The mission team of more than 56 volunteers included 37 KYCOM more on this story...  

08/22/2014
DO Colston honored to volunteer

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was written and submitted by John Colston, DO. ) Some are called to medicine, some are called mission work, and a select few are called to medical missions. I was recently privileged enough to work with 39 first more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Pikeville begins twinning process with Ireland city

DUNDALK, IRELAND — Alltech, a global animal nutrition company, announced plans to invest millions and build business in Pikeville in May. This month, the city of Pikeville is beginning the process of “twinning” with native homeplace of the company’s founder. Pikeville City Manager more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Floyd launches ‘Digital Conversion’ program: Thousands of students to receive new computers

MARTIN — The Floyd County School District celebrated the launch of its new Digital Conversion program at an Aug. 12 press conference at May Valley Elementary School. “We’re very excited about today,” Floyd County Board of Education Chairman Jeff Stumbo said. “We want to thank the more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Pike schools offer ‘Helpline’

PIKEVILLE — Students, parents and community members can now anonymously report unsafe school situations to the Pike County Schools “Safe School Helpline. ” By calling 800-4-1-VOICE (418-6423), ext. 359, anyone can report bullying, violence, drugs/alcohol, theft, weapons, thoughts of suicide or any unsafe school condition, said Valerie more on this story...  

08/22/2014
This adorable girl wants to be a veterinarian

Delicia, 14, is a beautiful work in progress. Her smile is infectious and she seems shy when you first meet her. She lists gospel, hip-hop and rock as her favorite music. She describes herself as part “girlie more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Schedule of Events

Saturday, Aug. 23 •7 p. m. : Hatfield McCoy Beauty Pageant at University of Pikeville Booth Auditorium. 606-437-6891 or 606-639-9414 Friday, Aug. 29 •6 p. m. to 11 p. m. : Carnival open • 8 p. m. : Meet the BBQ contestants, live more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Labor Day 2014: Music, arts on stage

Local residents have plenty of choices when looking to be entertained during Labor Day weekend. Local theaters are opening their doors to a variety of plays and musicians will perform on several stages. Here’s what to expect during Labor Day weekend. Sundy Best more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Raging Rapid to host art festival

ELKHORN CITY — Raging Rapid Art Gallery, located at 155 W. Russell St. in Elkhorn City, will host its inaugural Tattoo Art Festival during Labor Day weekend. The festival will take place Aug. 30, featuring events that are open to the public in the art gallery more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Rodeo returns to Isom Days

ISOM — Labor Day weekend will mark the 25th anniversary for Isom Days. The 25th Annual Isom Days Festival will be held Aug. 25-31 in downtown Isom, located approximately 10 miles north of Whitesburg. The festival features a carnival, musical entertainment, food and more on this story...  

08/22/2014
‘What Wright Hall Means to Pike County Girls’ (By the Girls Themselves)

Editor’s note: Pikeville Independent School will host its 100-year reunion on July 30-Aug. 1, 2015. This is the second in a series of monthly articles that explore the history of the school. This article is compiled by excerpts from “History of Pikeville High School,” which more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Breaks hosts Tri-state Gospel Sing

BREAKS, Va. — The 64th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held  at Breaks Interstate Park from Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at the amphitheater. The Jackson Family, Ronnie Spriggs, Salvation Rain, Tammy Jones Robinette, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Gospel Grass Trio, The Parsons, Keen more on this story...  

08/22/2014
ALS Ride for a Cure this weekend

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to raise awareness and funds to fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig ’s Disease) this weekend. The Third Annual ALS Ride for a Cure will begin with registration at noon at the Pikeville Harley Davidson. During registration, participants more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Dr. Mettu receives specialized training: Honored for work

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville native Dr. Pradeep Mettu, son of local physicians Dr. RV Mettu and Dr. Jyothi Mettu, recently received several achievements in his medical training. Dr. Pradeep Mettu completed his residency training in ophthalmology — a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Riders passing through Pike

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of bikers will pass through Pike County this weekend. The American Legion is hosting its annual Legacy Run, a 1,350-mile motorcycle ride that raises funds for scholarships for children of America’s fallen service members. The annual ride, established in more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Social Security extends access to benefit verification

The Social Security Administration has announced that local Social Security offices would continue to provide benefit verification letters until further notice.    Providing services when and where the public needs them remains central to Social Security’s efforts, while continuing to encourage federal, state, and more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Kentucky elk hunt permits issued

Those drawn for a 2014 Kentucky elk hunt can now go online to http://fw. ky. gov to see their assigned hunting area. Kentucky’s elk hunts are carried out in two stages: initial selection then a second random drawing to determine the hunting area. more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Don’t miss the SEKY banquet!

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its 57th Annual Awards Banquet, which will be held at 6 p. m. on August 21 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville. “It will be an evening to reflect on eastern Kentucky’s storied more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Donations being sought for KSP Memorial

FRANKFORT —The Kentucky State Police launched a fundraising effort to build a memorial that will honor all KSP troopers who currently serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.   The Trooper Project is sponsored by the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Academy Alumni more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Chicago, Gilbert concerts set for East KY Expo: Tickets on sale today for upcoming concerts

PIKEVILLE — Ticket sales begin today, Aug. 15, for two upcoming concerts set to rock the stage at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Ticket sales begin at 10 a. m. at the center’s Appalachian Wireless Box Office for a Sept. 27 concert with the iconic more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Auditions set for ACT’s next season

ELKHORN CITY — Local residents of all ages are invited to be a part of the Artists Collaborative Theatre’s upcoming season of shows. ACT, located at 207 N. Patty Loveless Dr. in Elkhorn City, will host auditions for actors and actresses needed for all of its more on this story...  

08/14/2014
Another good fall squirrel season expected

By KEVIN KELLY Ky. Afield Outdoors   FRANKFORT —Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels. For a young Chris Garland, squirrel hunting provided a gateway into the woods more on this story...  

08/14/2014
UPIKE hosts open registration

PIKEVILLE  — New opportunities are awaiting University of Pikeville students this fall. “We are very excited get the school year started and with the many great things happening on campus it is certainly a great time to be a Bear. Room is still more on this story...  

08/14/2014
‘Rainbow Run’ raises funds for kids with cancer

MARTIN — Local running enthusiasts can help families facing medical problems during the 5th Annual Rainbow Run. The event, a fundraiser for The Jordan Light Foundation, will begin at 8 a. m. on Saturday, September 6, at the Johnson County Health Department, located at 630 James Trimble more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Light the Night kickoff event set

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Light the Night Walk will host a kick-off event Thursday, August 14 from 4 p. m. to 6 p. m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center Plaza in downtown Pikeville.   Anyone interested in participating in the 2014 event is encouraged to attend.   more on this story...  

08/08/2014
York project bittersweet for Johnson

PIKEVILLE — When Pikeville City officials decided to do something to restore the York House, it wasn’t just about restoring an old building. It’s about cherishing and respecting the memory of one of Pikeville’s founding families and everything they brought to Pike County. more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Two-day conference highlights region’s heritage, culture

PIKEVILLE — Dozens of experts, local and state leaders and community members who are interested in the region’s heritage participated in the Capitalizing on Culture conference in Pikeville last week. The two-day event featured panel discussions from state and national experts in heritage tourism and travel, more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Sound House earns national honor

PIKEVILLE — Sound House Music once again earned a national honor. The National Association of Music Merchants recently named the Pikeville-based business as a Top 100 Musical Instrument and Product Dealer in America. It is the second time the business has earned the more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Ky. Power promotes economic development

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky Power awarded $200,000 in grants to spur economic development in eastern Kentucky. The grants were awarded as part of the company’s Kentucky Power Economic Advancement Program through which the company has committed to provide $1 million to stimulate economic development more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Christian seeks family with ‘sense of humor’

Christian recently celebrated his 15th birthday. He enjoys video games and would like to work at a video game company when he becomes an adult. Christian enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, sports and hiking. He also likes taking trips. more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Kentucky gets $1mil grant for overdose prevention

PAINTSVILLE — Kentucky is one of five state to receive a $1. 08 million Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Boost grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prescription drug overdose is a national epidemic and Kentucky is on the front line,” CDC Director more on this story...  

08/08/2014
MCCC gets $200k behavioral grant

PRESTONSBURG — The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services recently granted nearly $200,000 in funding to Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. The facility was the only eastern Kentucky organization and one of three Kentucky organizations that collectively received $680,367 in Affordable Care Act funding more on this story...  

08/08/2014
WestCare to expand: Facility for women, children

PIKEVILLE — A former domestic violence shelter will now be used to house women and children. WestCare invites the public to attend an open house and dedication for its new Women & Family Transitional Living Facility from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. on more on this story...  

08/08/2014
King Coal vendors sought

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — The King Coal Festival is more than a month away, but organizers are already making plans. The 42nd annual festival will be held during the third week of September, featuring several old favorites like the parade, vendors and live entertainment, as more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Nunn a jewel at Pikeville campus

PIKEVILLE — What was simply two long-time friends bumping into one another at a local department store turned into an opportunity of a lifetime for Cora Nunn. That was 10 years ago, and Nunn, 90, shows no sign of slowing down at Big Sandy Community more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Rickett, KHIC receive HUD award

LONDON —   Jerry Rickett, president and CEO of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, recently received the CPD Director’s Award for Innovative Policy in recognition of his work in eastern Kentucky.   The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) is part of the U. S. Department of Housing more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Big Sandy RECC warns of scam

PAINTSVILLE — Big Sandy RECC, serving residents and businesses throughout eastern Kentucky, issued a warning last week about scammers who are pretending to represent the electric company. Big Sandy RECC warns residents if they are contacted by someone claiming to be a company employee more on this story...  

08/08/2014
You’re never too old to go to college

MOREHEAD — You don’t have to be 18 and just out of high school to go to college anymore.   Adults, age 25 and older, now make up a large percentage of the total number of students attending a community, four-year or technical college more on this story...  

08/01/2014
PMC offers free diabetes support group

PIKEVILLE — On Monday, July 28 at 6 p. m. Pikeville Medical Center hosted a free diabetes support group for diabetics and their families. This support group is the only one of its kind in Pike County, and is held on the last Monday more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Local flood maps to change

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released preliminary copies of the Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for flood zone maps in Pike, Floyd, Letcher and other counties and states. These new reports can help homeowners to decrease insurance premiums. more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Francis, Rosenburg appointed

FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear recently reappointed two local residents to state commissions. He reappointed Prestonsburg attorneys William G. “Bill” Francis, to the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission and Prestonsburg attorney John M. Rosenberg to serve on the Public Advocacy Commission through 2018. more on this story...  

  

08/29/2014
EAST MEETS WEST: UPIKE, WKU collaborate on health programs

PIKEVILLE — The distance between Pikeville and Bowling Green will soon be just a mouse click away. The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and Western Kentucky University (WKU) announced a partnership that will offer three health-related master’s degree programs to UPIKE students as well as provide WKU more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Patton Leadership Institute formed

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking its Leadership Southeast Kentucky program to the next level. The leadership program began as Leadership Pike County in 2003 with the goal of building a stronger community by offering leadership development skills to community members. more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Floyd Rescue Squad to dedicate building

PRESTONSBURG — The dream of having a bigger, more convenient facility is now a reality for the Floyd County Rescue Squad, and officials there want the public to help them celebrate. Construction began on the 14,588-square-foot Alexander, Goble, Willis Rescue Training Center following a more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Carrying on a family tradition: Hereford opens Borders of Prestonsburg

PRESTONSBURG — Opening a new business is a dream come true for Floyd County resident Thomas Hereford IV. Hereford, a volunteer firefighter and co-captain of the Floyd County Rescue Squad, opened Borders of Prestonsburg in the Richmond Plaza this month. Carrying a full more on this story...  

08/29/2014
‘Ride for Baby Clay’ this weekend: Local residents host fundraisers for Pike County baby with cancer

PIKEVILLE — Local communities are rallying behind the family of a baby that was recently diagnosed with cancer. Clay Allen, the one-year-old son of Cody and Trista Allen of Belcher, was diagnosed with fourth-stage neuroblastoma on July 11. “It is something more on this story...  

08/29/2014
IPRA-sanctioned rodeo set for Expo Center

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center will host a rodeo show this year. The Hedrick Rodeo Company will host a rodeo sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and presented by the El Hasa Shriners on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Hedrick more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Be safe on the water this Labor Day weekend

FRANKFORT — The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of the boating season. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists will swarm waters all over Kentucky during the holiday weekend, squeezing the last bit of fun out of what many consider the last weekend of summer. more on this story...  

08/29/2014
New play opens at ACT

ELKHORN CITY — The Artists Collaborative Theatre is celebrating its 12th year of production and seventh season of performances in its black-box theatre in Elkhorn City. On Sept. 4, ACT will open performances of “Smoke on the Mountain,” a comedy about a 1938 gospel more on this story...  

08/29/2014
East Kentucky Marathon, Coal Dust Run set

PRESTONSBURG — The East Kentucky Racers invites the public to participate in the Eastern Kentucky Marathon next weekend. Registration begins at 8 a. m. on Sept. 6 at Archer Clinic in Prestonsburg—which serves as both the start and the finish of the race. more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Becoming ‘Work Ready’: Floyd County group seeks work readiness designation

PRESTONSBURG — A year-long effort to bring “Work Ready” certification to Floyd County is paying off. Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Floyd County is among several Kentucky counties making progress in the effort to become a “Work Ready” community. On Aug. 14, Gov. more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Alltech seeks applications for several openings

DUBOYNE, IRELAND — Alltech, the international company that recently announced the development of several businesses in Pikeville, is seeking applicants for several positions. From Aug. 15 – Sept. 30, Alltech will accept applications for the third annual Alltech Career Development Program, which is open more on this story...  

08/22/2014
WYMT launches second channel

HAZARD —  WYMT is proud to announce the launch of eastern Kentucky’s newest local television channel. WYMT. 2 is now home to THIS TV’s award winning films, box office hits and retro television series, as well as local programming. For more on this story...  

08/22/2014
PHS chefs compete at state fair

FRANKFORT — The Pikeville High School Jr. Chef Cooking Team is among a handful of schools competing at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament this month. Team members Katie Adkins, Cailee Marcum, Emma Looney, Colby Belcher and Ja’Mesa Honaker, coached more on this story...  

08/22/2014
PCYLC members chosen to lead student senate

PIKEVILLE — Three members of the Pike County Youth Leadership Council were elected to serve on the first Appalachian Renaissance Initiative Student Senate. PCYLC President Dalton Hatfield, a senior at Belfry, Taryn Syck, a junior at Pike Central and Alannah Little, a junior at Pikeville more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Hatfield McCoy Festival set

PIKEVILLE — For the second year, Pike County will welcome visitors during Labor Day weekend for the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival. The festival kicks off with a carnival at 6 p. m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, with numerous events. more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Bourbon, BBQ & Beer Bash set: Winner could earn $1,000

PIKEVILLE — In its second year, the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival will feature the first “Bourbon, BBQ and Beer Bash. ” Sponsored by the Pikeville Main Street Program, the event will feature the first ever “It All Started with a Pig” BBQ contest. more on this story...  

08/22/2014
THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: Mann Toyota offers entertainment Labor Day weekend

PRESTONSBURG — A local car dealership is bringing bring the bling to Prestonsburg. Mann Toyota, located at 1811 U. S. Highway 23 North, is bringing “King Robota” to its business on Aug. 29-30. Dubbed “the future of technology entertainment,” King Robota offers multi-million more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Hatfield-McCoy Geotrail begins Labor Day

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — History buffs, adventure seekers and people who are curious about the Hatfield & McCoy Feud may retrace the footsteps of the feuding mountain families during Labor Day weekend. The Third Annual Hatfield & McCoy GeoTrail Mega Event geocaching event will be held on more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Feud descendant to speak at Heritage Days

PIKEVILLE — A descendant of Perry Cline, who played an important role during the Hatfield and McCoy Feud, will offer a presentation during the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival. Jacob Perry “Pete” Cline III, the great grandson of Perry Cline, will talk to more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Local college students undergo summer training

PIKEVILLE – Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their KYTC scholarship rewards: two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees. Ethan Erwin and Michael Paul Brown, both engineering tech students at Big more on this story...  

08/22/2014
BSCTC offers bi-term schedule

PRESTONSBURG– Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers hundreds of classes online and in-person through its bi-term schedule.   The accelerated classes begin on October 20 and qualify for financial aid. “So many students simply run out of time trying to get into classes more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Goal set for Eastern Kentucky Alzheimer’s Walk

PIKEVILLE – The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association set a goal of raising $16,000 at the Eastern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held Oct. 11 at Pikeville City Park. “Funds raised for the walk will provide support services for more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Drive sober or get pulled over

WHITESBURG — On Friday, August 8, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joined forces with the Kentucky Office of Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg for a media briefing encouraging drivers to stay sober behind the wheel. More than 40 people were more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Sen. McConnell visits Pike, Letcher counties

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell traveled to Pike County last week as part of his 10-county Coal Bus Tour through eastern Kentucky. U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers joined McConnell for the tour, held locally on Aug. 7 at the Pine Mountain Grill in more on this story...  

08/15/2014
State studies drug exposure on babies

FRANKFORT — Representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes, among others, are working through the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics more on this story...  

08/15/2014
March for Babies kickoff held

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford attended the 2014 Central Appalachia March for Babies Kick Off Luncheon. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies, provide research and help families with babies who need intensive care treatment. more on this story...  

08/15/2014
McKenzie promoted to interim associate dean

PRESTONSBURG — Marsha McKenzie was recently named interim associate dean of allied health at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. A Paintsville native, McKenzie has served as a faculty member in the college’s associate degree nursing program and coordinator of the practical nursing program. more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Master of the Mountain race set

WHITESBURG — Once again, the Pine Mountain Trail Conference is seeking the “Master of the Mountain. ” The Master of the Mountain Marathon and the Run to Kingdom Come Half Marathon will be held at 8 a. m. on Aug. 23. Competitors will race from more on this story...  

08/15/2014
SAVING THE QUEEN: Beekeepers work to save ‘Queen’ from wild hive

PIKEVILLE — The queen has left the nest. In a royal setting, that statement may be a cause for concern. But to Pike County Beekeepers Association President Neil Hunt, it’s just the beginning of something beautiful. He and Pike County Bee Keepers Association more on this story...  

08/14/2014
JWT hosts two parts of Hatfield-McCoy story this month

PIKEVILLE — Jenny Wiley Theatre is bringing history to the stage this month. The theatre is hosting performances of two plays about the Hatfield & McCoy Feud from Aug. 21 through Sept. 20. “Feud Part 1: The Story of Johnse Hatfield & Roseanna more on this story...  

08/14/2014
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park host elk, hunting show

PRESTONSBURG– Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will host the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Eastern Kentucky Elk and Hunting Show, Aug. 22-24. The event at the park’s convention center will feature seminars, demonstrations and vendor booths with hunting and fishing guides, taxidermists, outdoor sports and more. more on this story...  

08/14/2014
MSU announces Dean’s List recipients

MOREHEAD —Morehead State University recently honored several local students on its Dean’s List To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student much achieve a grade point average of 3. 5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). more on this story...  

08/14/2014
BSCTC announces workforce solutions classes

PRESTONSBURG —Here’s a list of workforce training and community education opportunities sponsored by Big Sandy Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions team: •Plumbing Continuing Education and Safety Awareness classes on Aug. 16, September 13 and October 18 on its Mayo campus.  Classes will meet on more on this story...  

08/08/2014
SAVE THE YORK HOUSE: KHC donates $15K toward preservation effort

PIKEVILLE — The city of Pikeville is stepping up to help preserve a piece of history. During a special-called meeting on July 21, the city commission unanimously approved purchasing the historic York House on Main Street for $150,000. The effort comes as more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Clinton, Grimes attract big crowd

HAZARD — Former President Bill Clinton traveled to eastern Kentucky on Aug. 6 to endorse a U. S. Senate candidate. Clinton, who served as the nation’s 42nd president, traveled to the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard to support Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who faces Senate Republican Leader more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Shake Señora expands to Pikeville: Floyd-based business has helped clients lose 5,000 pounds in two years

PIKEVILLE — A new business plans to shake things up in Pikeville. Tara Campbell Hatcher, owner of Shake Señora Zumba Fitness, hosted a grand opening celebration at her new business in Pikeville on Aug. 4. More than 150 people attended. Shake Señora more on this story...  

08/08/2014
HLT hosts ‘Back 2 School Bash’ in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — HLT Check Exchange, located at 131 Weddington Br. Rd. in the Crossroads Plaza in Pikeville, held a “Back 2 School Bash” on Aug. 1. More than 250 people participated. The business gave away school supplies to each participating child, offered door prizes and other more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Valley principal to work at Jenkins

JENKINS — A leader in the Pike County school district is crossing the county line into Letcher County. The Jenkins Independent Board of Education voted on July 31 to hire Freddie Bowling, principal at Valley Elementary School in Pike County, as its new superintendent from a more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Pikeville chosen ‘Playful City USA’

PIKEVILLE — The fourth time is a charm for the city of Pikeville. For the fourth consecutive year, the city was named a “Playful City USA. ” Pikeville has earned the honor every year since 2011. It is one of only more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Louisa power plant to be converted

LOUISA — The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a plan to allow the Kentucky Power Company to convert a coal-fired electricity plant in Louisa to a gas-fired plant. The project comes as Kentucky Power works to meet stricter federal air quality requirements to reduce more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Mission Minded: PUMC youth group hosts summer missions

PIKEVILLE — One local church is teaching young people to give back Approximately 18 members of the Pikeville United Methodist Church Youth Group spent much of July providing services to people in need in two states. The church teamed up with TEAMeffort more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Larry Sparks on stage

BREAKS, Va. — Award winning musician Larry Sparks and his Lonesome Rambler Band are set to perform at Breaks Interstate Park amphitheater on Friday, August 15, at 7:30 pm. Sparks is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music. more on this story...  

08/08/2014
MSU program honored during ceremony at Governor’s Mansion

FRANKFORT — For the third straight year, the MSUCorps/AmeriCorps program was presented with the “Make A Difference Day” award during the annual Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service in a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion “Our corps accepts this award on more on this story...  

08/08/2014
New office helps kids with autism

FRANKFORT —The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs recently established a new Office of Autism. It will provide a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder more on this story...  

08/08/2014
MSU sendoff successful

PIKEVILLE — Morehead State University’s Summer Sendoff was a success in Pikeville on July 31, with more than 100 MSU alumni, current and future students in attendance. The event, hosted by the offices of Enrollment Services and Alumni and Development, was held at the Pikeville City more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Don’t miss Thunder on the Mountain

JENKINS — Civil War reenactors from Kentucky and surrounding states will set up camp in Letcher County this weekend for the annual “Thunder on the Mountain” event. Hundreds of people attend Thunder on the Mountain every year to learn about local history. Thunder more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Walters Toyota kicks off Big Sandy Walk to Cure Diabetes

PIKEVILLE — A local business is teaming up with a national organization to find ways to cure diabetes and help those who have it. Walters Toyota in Pikeville is hosting a kick-off event next weekend for the annual Big Sandy Walk to Cure Diabetes, a fundraiser more on this story...  

08/01/2014
SOAR conference underway

PIKEVILLE — Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office and Community Trust Bancorp will host the “Capitalizing on Culture” conference on Aug. 1-2 at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The event will run 10 a. m. until 4 p. m. more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Local venues get grants

FRANKFORT — The state is helping several local agencies that are dedicated to promoting the arts. The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, the Appalachian Artisan Center in Knott County, Appalshop in Letcher County, Greater Hazard Area Arts Council in Perry County and Artists more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Local residents invited to ‘Latch On’

PIKEVILLE — For the second year, local residents are emphasizing the importance of breast feeding with the ‘Big Latch On’ event in Pikeville. Part of a world-wide awareness effort held initially in New Zealand during World Breastfeeding Week in 2005, the ‘Big Latch On” will be more on this story...  

 





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