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07/25/2014
Investing millions in eastern KY: Alltech’s egg production, fish production facilities are first tenants at Marion Branch

FRANKFORT — An international company is expanding its footprint in eastern Kentucky. Alltech, an animal nutrition company that operates breweries and distilleries in Lexington and Ireland, will spend between $16 million and $27 million to open a brewery, distillery and visitor’s center in downtown Pikeville in more on this story...  

07/25/2014
New restaurant planned in Williamson - 34: ATE to offer homemade, locally-grown foods

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Three friends are teaming up to open a new business in Williamson. Retired teachers Debbie Young of Williamson and Robyn Gannon of Delbarton are working together with Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Natalie Young (Debbie Young’s daughter) to open 34: ATE at more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Floyd Chamber starts ambassador program

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber Of Commerce recently created a Chamber Ambassador Program to help create a network of individuals who will serve as advocates for the Chamber.   The primary purpose of the Ambassador Program is for the ambassadors to  promote the more on this story...  

07/25/2014
‘Heroes Challenge’ set for Aug. 2: Race to help families of first responders

PIKEVILLE — Local runners are invited to help raise funds to support the everyday heroes who risk their lives to protect others next week. The first-ever Heroes Challenge, a four-mile obstacle course race, is a fundraiser for Supporting Heroes, a nonprofit organization that helps families more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Scout earns Eagle rank: Griffith’s honor highest for any Boy Scout

PIKEVILLE — A local Boy Scouts of America troop member earned his Eagle Scout status recently. It’s been a goal for 16-year-old Mason Griffith, a junior at Pikeville High School and member of Boy Scouts Troop 12 in Pikeville. He started out as a “Tenderfoot” with more on this story...  

07/25/2014
BSCTC employees retire

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community & Technical College recently announced the retirements of Harold Burton, Dr. Deborah Jacobs and Dr. Doug Herman. Burton, director of the Kentucky Coal Academy and interim director of Workforce Solutions at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, started his career more on this story...  

07/25/2014
JULY JAM set for this weekend: The Extreme Tour highlights free concert

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville City Park will be rocking with some heavy-duty Christian music this weekend. The 11th Annual JULY JAM (Jesus Unconditionally Loves You Just Ask Me) concert will begin at 6 p. m. on Saturday, July 26. Admission is free. more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Jason Goble wins Road to Fame

PRESTONSBURG —  A Prestonsburg resident walked away with the grand prize at the Country Music Highway Road to Fame competition finale on July 19. Prestonsburg resident Jason Goble, in his third attempt in the competition, earned top honors. Goble will serve as an more on this story...  

07/25/2014
NC announces graduates

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville campus of National College announced the graduates in the class of 2014, which includes the following students: Allen: Julie Pfeffer- Diploma Belcher: Tommy Justice- Associate Degree Bevinsville: Angela Waddles- Associate Degree more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Agriculture front and center at SOAR meeting

PIKEVILLE — Local residents had the opportunity to express their opinions on agriculture, community and regional foods and nature resources during a SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) listening session held at the Pike County Extension Office on July 15. The meeting, chaired by Wolfe County Extension more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Pike officials visit Matewan Museum

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford, Director of Energy and Community Development Charles Carlton and Executive Assistant Bobby Branham recently visited the Matewan Depot Welcome Center and Museum in Matewan, W. Vahttp://www. pikevillehospital. org The purpose was  to get ideas for relocating the county’s more on this story...  

07/17/2014
She’s a charmer!

Cheyenne will celebrate her 10th birthday later this year. She is a charming young lady who loves to talk. She is an expressive, busy and energetic child. During a recent visit she managed to have fun with a mock photo-shoot, hang upside more on this story...  

07/17/2014
National College to host 7th Healthy Fun Fair

PIKEVILLE — More than 1,000 people will flock to National College’s Pikeville campus next week for the 7th Annual Healthy Fun Fair. Created initially to celebrate the addition of the National College nursing program, the fun fair features free health screenings, health education, food and numerous more on this story...  

07/17/2014
CHECK MATE, ANYONE? East KY Chess Club formed

PIKEVILLE — Eastern Kentucky residents who enjoy playing chess currently have to travel hundreds of miles to play in a real chess tournament. That won’t likely be the case for long, if East Kentucky Chess Club founder Ricky Hamilton has anything to do with it. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
2014 Road to Fame winners announced

PRESTONSBURG — Local residents can find out who will be the region’s next musical superstar during the Road to Fame finals this weekend. The final rounds of competition in the Country Music Highway Road to Fame contest will begin at 7:30 p. m. on July 19 at more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Collins named new Expo general manager

PIKEVILLE — SMG announced earlier this week  that Cindy Collins will lead the East Kentucky Expo Center into a new era of events as the General Manager. Collins began her task on July 14, 2014 following confirmation by the Pikeville City Commission. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE inks agreement with China

PIKEVILLE — Developing students into global citizens is among the benefits of a new partnership between the University of Pikeville and Beijing University of Agriculture  in Beijing, China. The universities have agreed to exchange students and faculty and cooperate on academic programs together. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Floyd Early Childhood Council gets grant

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Community Early Childhood Council was among 64 councils statewide that collectively received more than $1 million in grant funding. The council received $20,000 for upcoming programs from the governor’s Office of Early Childhood. The grant recipient list also more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Chamber welcomes Bella Pooch

PRESTONSBURG —  Two local chambers of commerce welcomed the expansion of an eastern Kentucky business on July 2. The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Bella Pooch, a dog-grooming business, at its new location more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Local entrepreneur gets cash to grow business

An eastern Kentucky entrepreneur received a significant boost in starting her business. Shannon Mullins presented her idea, My Status Bracelet, to a panel of local judges during the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Pikeville. For more on this story...  

07/11/2014
SOAR gains $1.3 mil in investments

PINEVILLE — Gov. Steve Beshear and U. S. Rep. Hal Rogers joined the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Executive Committee on July 7 to announce new investments into the region and new partnerships. Jay Williams, U. S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, announced an investment of more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE announces summer research program participants

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pike-ville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine recently announced the students selected to participate in this year’s summer research fellowship program. Osteopathic medical students Jasmine Gray, Emily Broomell, Jason Ballenge, Chris Jarzabek, Andrew French and Dawn Neal are researching topics ranging from neurologic, mental more on this story...  

07/11/2014
JWT turns 50 years old next week

PRESTONSBURG — Jenny Wiley Theatre just built its new facility in the city of Pikeville, but the theatre has been entertaining audiences in Prestonsburg for five decades. On July 19, JWT will mark that milestone with its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion at the more on this story...  

07/11/2014
The dolphin encounter

By ANGIE McALLISTER Signature HealthCARE “Today it was like a little piece of Heaven fell down on me,” squealed Eunice Robinette as the dolphins swam up to her for some attention. I can only disagree with her on one part though, more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Leave young animals alone this time of year

By LEE McCLELLAN Kentucky Afield Magazine FRANKFORT — It is a demonstration of the best traits of the human race, but can end in error. At this time of year, people see young wildlife seemingly abandoned by their parents. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE RN-BSN graduates are recognized

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences recently recognized its third class of RN-BSN graduates at the Elizabeth Akers Elliott Nursing Program’s traditional pinning ceremony. The nurses will complete requirements for the RN-BSN coursework in August 2014. The UPIKE RN-BSN program is more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Registration underway for Coal Dust Run

Williamson, W. Va. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registrations for the third annual Coal Dust Run/Walk. The event will be held Sept. 8 at 6:30 p. m. The 5K celebrates the coal mining heritage of the Tug Valley more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Nominations sought for gubernatorial appointments

Nominations for gubernatorial appointments to the state’s university boards of regents and trustees are currently being accepted. Nominations are sought for one position on the Morehead State University Board of Regents, one position on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, five positions on more on this story...  

07/11/2014
BSCTC offers ‘fast track’ studies: Program ideal for miners seeking new careers

PRESTONSBURG — The daunting task of being retrained for a new career is made more difficult when it involves returning to school decades later. A new program at Big Sandy Community & Technical College aims to put students on the fast track back to employment.   more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Williamson honored for culture of health

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — The health-centered focus of several Mingo County programs earned the community national recognition. Williamson is one of only six cities nationwide to earn the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation’s “Culture of Health Prize. ” The honor was announced June 25 more on this story...  

07/03/2014
A loving family will change his life

Kameran will soon be 13 years old. This outgoing and fun-loving child likes to play video games and ride bikes. He is smart and capable of doing very well in school, but often lets his behavior get in the way. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Hilton Garden Inn to feature Alltech

PIKEVILLE — Local residents can get a taste of what’s coming to Pikeville at an event scheduled to be held later this month at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel will welcome the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company from 7 p. m. to 10 p. m. on more on this story...  

07/03/2014
SOAR launches informational website

FRANKFORT — A website that supports the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative — a public-private endeavor to improve the overall economy and quality of life for Kentucky’s Appalachia region — is now available.    The new website, http://soar-ky. org, is a key component of SOAR’s commitment more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Landau honored in Maryland

BALTIMORE, Md. — A Logan, W. Va. resident who won the sixth season of America’s Got Talent recently received a national award. Laundau Eugene Murphy Jr. was named among the U. S. Jaycees Top 10 Outstanding Adults during the U. S. Junior Chamber Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Road to Fame finalists named

PRESTONSBURG — Dozens of singing hopefuls shared their talent on stage at the Mountain Arts Center on June 20-21 in the semi-final round of the Country Music Highway Road to Fame competition. Road to Fame began in April with more than 80 people who auditioned for more on this story...  

06/26/2014
East Ky. residents tour the Holy Land

By Tommy Chamberlin For the Medical Leader “Well you may not know it yet but when you take your Mother you are also taking me. ” That was what Judge Kelsey Friend had to say when discussing plans to take my mother for a trip more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Floyd business is ‘Kickin’ Ash’

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County residents Johna Lawson and Kristi Kendall had decades of cigarette smoke under their belts before they decided to quit. It wasn’t easy. “Like most smokers, we didn’t like smoking. We wanted to quit, but we didn’t want to quit,” more on this story...  

06/26/2014
BSCTC to host ‘Fall Blitz’

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College launched a Fall Enrollment Blitz for prospective students. The campaign features a launch site (http://go4less. bigsandy. org) where students can complete an inquiry form and be entered to win an iPad Air. “We have more on this story...  

06/26/2014
July 4th Events & Celebrations

Pike County •Coal Run Village will begin its 5th Annual “Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration” at 7 p. m. on July 3 in the city park. The event features free hot dogs and refreshments, activities like corn hole, inflatables and other games, live music with Bryan more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Donations sought for local veterans

PIKEVILLE — The Big Sandy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a “household shower” for veterans who recently moved into the Big Sandy Regional Veterans Transitional Housing Center in Pike County. The event begins at 5 p. m. on Thursday, June 26, at the more on this story...  

06/20/2014
HOME SWEET HOME: Osborne added to US 23 Country Music Highway

VIRGIE — Grammy-award winning songwriter Josh Osborne’s love for country music started at a very young age in the hills of Pike County. “That’s all I knew growing up was country music,” he said following a special ceremony that added his name to the US 23 Country Music Highway on more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Summer Reading Program kicks off throughout region

PIKEVILLE — Local library districts are hosting numerous summer reading programs geared to get children engaged in reading the summer. Each program carries a science theme and features numerous activities for children. Admission is free to all programs. They include:Letcher County•The Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library will host its summer more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Meet the performers: Monologues being offered at festival

By BRYAN RATLIFFHatfield McCoy Arts CouncilMcCARR — Two years after a smash hit mini-series made the world aware of the Hatfields and McCoys, interest in the feud is still at an all-time high. Local residents are invited to come out and join the Hatfield & McCoy Arts more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Civil War reenactment set for this weekend

BREAKS, Va. — Breaks Interstate Park will host its annual “Echoes in the Canyon” Civil War reenactment this weekend. The event features a series of skirmishes at 2 p. m. on June 20-22 and at 8 p. m. on June 21. Echoes in the Canyon will also feature several demonstrations and more on this story...  

06/20/2014
EKSC features the Beatles

PRESTONSBURG — The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium will show Laser Beatles at 7 p. m. , Saturday, June 21.   The show will feature Beatles songs  like “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday,” Nowhere Man. ” Admission is $5. For more information, call 606-889-8260. more on this story...  

06/13/2014
KYCOM honors graduates, faculty

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members. Among those honored were two Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) physicians, Infectious Disease Specialist Fadi Al Akhrass, MD, and Intensivist/Clinical Director of Critical Care Ayorinde Medaiyese, MD. Nominated by students, more on this story...  

06/13/2014
BREAKING GROUND: Pike County to build new school

MILLARD — The Pike County Board of Education is beginning its newest construction project. On June 5, Pike County School District officials joined representatives of the Millard School, Bizzack Construction, Summit Engineering and Codell Construction for a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of construction more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Thacker is growing: New mausoleum to be built at Annie E. Young Cemetery

PIKEVILLE — One family-owned business that has served Pike County for decades is expanding. On June 5, Thacker Memorial owner Larry Thacker gathered with four generations of his family to host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new mausoleum at the Annie E. Young Cemetery. “This is our third mausoleum project,” Thacker more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Pike Main Street certified

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Main Street Program is one of 22 Kentucky Main Street programs certified recently by the National Main Street Center. The Kentucky Main Street Program is administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC), and the center is a division of the more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Hatfield-McCoy reunion set for next weekend

MATEWAN, W. Va. — The Hatfield McCoy Reunion Festival is kicking off its 15th Anniversary with a “gunshot” on June 20-22. Matewan will play host to both feuding families with an outdoor reunion festival celebration, complete with Kentucky’s own rising stars, Sundy Best, who have performed at the CMA awards, the more on this story...  

  

07/25/2014
Coal Run to construct community center

COAL RUN VILLAGE — The city of Coal Run Village is a step closer to building its community center. City leaders and residents joined representatives from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky House of Representatives and local businesses at a ground breaking ceremony for the more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Building business through social media

PIKEVILLE — The Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville Office and the University of Pikeville Coleman College of Business conducted their first of nine Social Media Workshops for Beginners.   The free training is geared to help small businesses enhance marketing efforts by demonstrating the basics more on this story...  

07/25/2014
CDC director to visit eastern Kentucky

SOMERSET — U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers announced a SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Frieden and his team from the CDC will be on hand to discuss the high rates of more on this story...  

07/25/2014
HEALTHY LIVING: Reality TV chef gives back to his community

PIKEVILLE —Pikeville native Corey Charles, a contestant on Master Chef with Gordon Ramsay, has always had a passion for cooking. It started at a young age when his grandmother taught him the basics and instilled a love for it. “I’ve always loved to more on this story...  

07/25/2014
‘Blood Song’ on stage this weekend at McCarr

McCARR — A play that celebrates the infamous Hatfield & McCoy Feud will open its second-ever season in Pike County this weekend. “Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfield and the McCoy” will be performed by the Hatfield-McCoy Arts Council from July 25 through Sept. 1 more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Floyd County Schools: Countdown to Digital Conversion

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb is pleased to announce that the Digital Conversion initiative will be realized the first week of classes in Floyd County. Dr. Webb comments, “All students entering the fifth and ninth grades will receive a laptop more on this story...  

07/25/2014
BSCTC offering classes in its ‘ed2go’ program

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community & Technical College offers numerous courses in its “ed2go” program. The classes, offered monthly, last six weeks. They include: PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 12 FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Participants will learn to master more on this story...  

07/25/2014
BSCTC announces President’s List for spring

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community & Technical College President and CEO Dr. George D. Edwards and Provost Dr. Nancy B. Johnson recently announced the President’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must be enrolled full-time at BSCTC more on this story...  

07/25/2014
PMC offers free smoking cessation classes at LLCC

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will host free Smoking Cessation classes beginning Thursday, August 7 at 6pm.   The class will meet for 12 weeks every Thursday evening at the same time for one hour. Classes will be held more on this story...  

07/17/2014
KSP: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council  reports that more on this story...  

07/17/2014
CDC increases anti-smoking effort

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  launched new ads  as part of its powerful “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign.   The “Tips” campaign has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Americans quitting for good and millions more making quit attempts on their way to success, by more on this story...  

07/17/2014
SOAR conference focuses on heritage tourism

PIKEVILLE — A two-day training and educational outreach conference focused on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation is planned Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville. It is the third entry in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series. This free more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Kids Day in the Park, Ride to Shriners set

PIKEVILLE — A local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children invites the public to celebrate this weekend. Celebrating its ninth year of service to Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, Hillbilly Christmas in July will host its annual Kids Day in the Park from 5 p. m. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Sponsors sought for Golf Fore Life - $1 million prize available for hole-in-one

PIKEVILLE — A Pike County organization that’s dedicated to helping the region’s most delicate residents-to-be needs community support. Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center, located on Main Street in Pikeville, is currently seeking donations and sponsors for its 7th Annual Christian Community Fellowship “Golf Fore Life” Tournament. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Last chance to see ‘Rex’s Exes’ at ACT: New lineup for upcoming year announced

ELKHORN CITY — The Artists Collaborative Theatre is rounding out its 2013-2014 season this month, but not without announcing the lineup for its upcoming season. ACT will host performances of the comedy “Rex’s Exes” through July 20 at 7:30 p. m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Shelby Railroad Reunion a success

SHELBIANA —Food, fellowship, music and a history lesson made the 18th Annual Shelby Railroad Reunion a success. Held at Grace Baptist Church overlooking the railroad yard, the reunion brings together former employees, families and friends for a look back at the heyday of the yard. Several more on this story...  

07/11/2014
‘Women on Wellness’ event set

GILBERT, W. Va. — Local women are encouraged to attend “Women on Wellness: WOW I Can Do It!” event from 8 p. m. to 5 p. m. on Saturday, July 19 at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert. It will feature health screenings, nutrition counseling, more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Don’t miss the SEKY banquet!

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is currently selling tickets and seeking sponsors for 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 more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Now open!

PIKEVILLE — Roasted Coffee and Café is now open at 787 Hambley Blvd. in Pikeville. Owners James and Michelle Sword opened the business during the first week of July, offering a variety of coffee drinks, sandwiches, soups and other items. The restaurant is more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Teenager needs forever family

Meet Opal. Opal loves to do many creative things with her hair such as coloring it various shades including dark black, blonde, red, pink-streaked, and dark black. Her all-time favorite activity is talking on the phone to her friends. She also enjoys more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Donations sought for KSP Memorial

Since its inception, Kentucky State Police has lost 27 officers to line-of-duty deaths. FRANKFORT —The Kentucky State Police launched a fundraising effort this month to build a memorial that will honor all KSP troopers who currently serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their more on this story...  

07/11/2014
New state laws go into effect July 15

FRANKFORT — New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session go into effect on July 15. The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature, except for general appropriation measures and those containing more on this story...  

07/11/2014
BUILDING A COMMUNITY: Signature HealthCARE makes mark in lives of elders

PIKEVILLE — A local nursing home is flying high and traveling far to improve the quality of life for its residents. Signature HealthCARE of Pikeville is adding skydiving, parasailing and just about any other adventure its elder residents can dream up to its list of activities. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Muscle on Main! Drag, lawnmower races carry $1K purse

PIKEVILLE — Muscle on Main is bringing a new kind of race to town this weekend. “The city welcomes all race fans and all types of race cars to join in one of the most exciting events in the city,” Pikeville Executive Director of Tourism and more on this story...  

07/11/2014
JULY JAM set for July 26: The Extreme Tour highlights free concert

PIKEVILLE — One local group is bringing The Extreme Tour to eastern Kentucky this month. JULY JAM Ministries, made up of representatives from several different eastern Kentucky churches, hosts a free youth-centered Christian concert every July in Pikeville. The interdenominational faith-based group dedicated more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Kickin’ Butt for Chrohn’s 5K Run/Walk set July 18

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — The Tug Valley Road Runners Club and race organizers Tonya and Shawn Cool invite the public to participate in its second “Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5K Run/Walk next weekend. The event begins at 7:30 p. m. on Friday, July 18, at the more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE pins 30 nurses during 30th ceremony

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences recently honored 30 new nurses during its 30th annual nursing pinning. The Class of 2014 was the largest class of RNs and BSNs to graduate from the Elizabeth Akers Elliott Nursing Program. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
4-H winners are state fair bound

By NOVELLA FROMAN 4-H Extension Agent PIKEVILLE — “I’ve been singing all my life; it’s just part of who I am. I’m excited about the competition although it’s going to be tough. There is a lot of talent in Kentucky. But I never back down more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Celebrating Independence Day

PIKEVILLE — Several local communities offer plenty of activities for Fourth of July celebrations. They include: Floyd County •Archer Park is offering an all-ride $10 pass for its carnival, featuring 19 amusement rides for children and adults provided by Casey’s Rides. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
DAR welcomes veterans to new home

PIKEVILLE — The Big Sandy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution asked the public to help local veterans settle into their new homes at the Big Sandy Regional Veterans Transitional Housing Center, and the donations came pouring in. Members of the DAR and community more on this story...  

07/03/2014
New bridge makes travel safer

PIKEVILLE —  A new bridge in Pike County, just off US 23, that connects Airport Road to Venters Lane is now open to traffic. Robin Justice, Bridge Engineer for Highway District 12, said the new structure offers much safer access to US 23 from Harmon’s Branch more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville to open war memorial

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville City Commission is working with a local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter to establish a war memorial in the city limits. During a June 23 meeting, the commission unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the project. The city agrees to more on this story...  

07/03/2014
KYCOM students, faculty plan mission trip

PIKEVILLE — Up-and-coming physicians are flying from eastern Kentucky to an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic next week to provide health care to thousands of people. A team of 56 University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine students, physicians and volunteers will participate in more on this story...  

07/03/2014
HOME RAISING: Volunteers build home for Floyd woman

PRINTER — For more than 40 years, a group of volunteers have traveled from Pennsylvania to eastern Kentucky to volunteer to repair homes for people in need. They come in all ages and levels of experience, and once they participate in eastern Kentucky missions, many of more on this story...  

07/03/2014
KYCOM student attends homeland security training

PIKEVILLE – Sonbol Shahid-Salles, D. O. , MPH, a fourth-year resident from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently participated in multiple disaster training courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Celebrating 110 Years: First Commonwealth celebrates a century of service

PRESTONSBURG — First Commonwealth Bank celebrated its 110th anniversary with an open house on June 17 at its main office on North Arnold Avenue in Prestonsburg. Opening its doors to the very first customer at 9 a. m. on June 8, 1904, in a spare, upstairs room more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Riverview to open cafe in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County nursing home is taking a new approach to providing long-term care, and officials there invite the public to an open house for its new café and bistro, “Mugg-z” this week. Riverview Health Care will host the open house for Mugg-z from more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Mobile vet services offered

LANGLEY — The Beaver Creek Veterinary Hospital, located in Langley in Floyd County, is bringing its vaccination and rabies services to areas throughout Floyd, Knott and Letcher counties. The clinic, operated by veterinarian Shawn Tussey, is offering mobile rabies clinics, providing rabies shots and vaccinations for dogs and cats at more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Relay for Life set for tonight in Letcher, Mingo counties

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to attend two local Relay for Life events tonight, June 20. The events, open to cancer survivors, their families and people who want to help the American Cancer Society continue its research, education and support to cancer patients, will feature numerous activities, live more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Dewey Lake Triathlon set for this weekend

PRESTONSBURG — The newly-formed East Kentucky Racers will host its second of three races this weekend. The Dewey Lake Triathlon will begin at 8 a. m. on June 21. It will start, finish and transition in the Dewey Lake spillway area at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg. The course consists more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Hatfield-McCoy Reunion comes alive in Matewan

MATEWAN — History is alive and well in Mingo County, West Virginia and the Tug Valley area this weekend. The 15th Annual Hatfield McCoy Reunion Festival will be held this weekend. Matewan will play host to both feuding families with an outdoor reunion festival celebration, complete with Kentucky’s own rising more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Pikeville DAR recognized

PIKEVILLE — The Big Sandy Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a Certificate of Gratitude to the Pikeville Chapter Daughters of American Revolution for the appreciation for 24 new members referred to the SAR in 2013. Also presented was the Martha Washington Award to Karen Fouch Gibson, Linda more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Summer music, drama workshop at BSCTC

PRESTONSBURG —Big Sandy Community and Technical College  will offer a Children’s Music and Drama Summer Workshop from July 9-24 in the Gearheart Auditorium on its Prestonsburg campus. Open to children ages eight through 13, the workshop will run daily from 12:30 p. m. to 3 p. m.   Laura Ford Hall, associate more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Want to support ACT?

ELKHORN CITY — Local residents have the opportunity to run or walk to support Elkhorn City’s Artists Collaborative Theatre. ACT will host its first-ever 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at 9 a. m. on June 28. Registration for the 5K is $20 per runner, with children age 12 and under more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Summer season begins at JWT

PRESTONSBURG — Jenny Wiley Theatre offers several plays at two different locations this summer. JWT opened its summer season at the amphitheater at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park with performances of “Peter Pan” on June 12. The play, modeled after Disney’s tale of “Never Land,” follows the Darling children more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Pike County Relay for Life set tonight

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to attend the Pike County Relay for Life, which begins at 6 p. m. , tonight, June 13, at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville. The event, open to cancer survivors, their families and people who want to help the American Cancer Society continue its research, education more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Korean War vet laid to rest in Paintsville

STAFFORDSVILLE — A Pike County native who died while serving in the Korean War was laid to rest in eastern Kentucky last weekend. Army Cpl. Richard Isbell was buried with full military honors under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home at Highlands Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville on June 7. The more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Pop’s Chevrolet breaks ground

PRESTONSBURG — A local car dealership is growing. Pop’s Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, owned by Brian Nelson, Tommy Hall, Darrell Patton, Rick Crum and Steve Blackburn, joined Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Director Kathy Allen and other community and business leaders in a more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Loving teen needs her forever home

Katibeth will celebrate her “sweet 16th” birthday in November. She is a beautiful young teenager whose eyes have seen a lot of sadness in her short life. The death of one parent and the loss of the other, through no fault of her own, has contributed to the look in more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Marathon attracts record runners: Annual races kick off Hatfield-McCoy celebration

GOODY — The 15th annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon will be held Saturday, June 14. For the first time, the race will be held on a different weekend than the annual Hatfield-McCoy Reunion. This year the two events will be held on back-to-back weekends. “We felt that the marathon and the reunion, more on this story...  

 




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