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Kyle Lovern

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: klovern@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242
Kyle Lovern on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gilbert-Times/109374279101319


About Kyle Lovern

Kyle Lovern, editor of the Williamson Daily News, is a graduate of Williamson High School and Bluefield State College, who also holds a degree from Southern West Virginia Community College. He is a longtime member of the West Virginia Sportswriters Association and the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association."I love this community and this newspaper," Lovern said. "There's no place I'd rather live and no place I would rather work It's like coming home." You can contact Kyle at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277, or at klovern@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Kyle Lovern

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Lawrence County Bulldogs took a bite out of the Belfry Pirates in baseball action on Thursday at Massey Energy Field on the campus of BHS.
LCHS won the regular season 60th District game 16-5 in five innings.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. They ended the g

Dogs take bite out of Pirates

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Lawrence County Bulldogs took a bite out of the Belfry Pirates in baseball action on Thursday at Massey Energy Field on the campus of BHS. LCHS won the regular season 60th District game 16-5 in five innings. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. They ended the g

By Rick Ryan
Charleston Gazette
For the WVSWA
Over the past 25 years, plenty of dynamic basketball teams have flashed their talents at the Charleston Civic Center during the boys state tournament.
But none of them did what Poca managed to pull off last month — that is, complete an unbeaten season with a state championship.
The Dots cappe

By Rick Ryan Charleston Gazette For the WVSWA Over the past 25 years, plenty of dynamic basketball teams have flashed their talents at the Charleston Civic Center during the boys state tournament. But none of them did what Poca managed to pull off last month — that is, complete an unbeaten season with a state championship. The Dots cappe

Slow Cookers are not just for use at certain times of the year. Many think that they are good for winter time comfort foods. Using your slow cooker during the spring and summer months is very helpful in preventing you from heating the kitchen up from use of the stove or oven to prepare dinner. It allows you to have more time for those outdoors acti

Debbie's Cooking Corner

Slow Cookers are not just for use at certain times of the year. Many think that they are good for winter time comfort foods. Using your slow cooker during the spring and summer months is very helpful in preventing you from heating the kitchen up from use of the stove or oven to prepare dinner. It allows you to have more time for those outdoors acti

Wouldn't be amazing if the original cross had been preserved for us to see? Talk about an archeologist hitting the jackpot to find it. So much could be gathered from looking at the wood piece where Jesus was nailed. Obviously it would not look like smooth, finished brown wood like in many Churches today. Rather it would be battered, shredded, blood

If The Cross Could Speak

Wouldn't be amazing if the original cross had been preserved for us to see? Talk about an archeologist hitting the jackpot to find it. So much could be gathered from looking at the wood piece where Jesus was nailed. Obviously it would not look like smooth, finished brown wood like in many Churches today. Rather it would be battered, shredded, blood

By Chris Blevins
Guest Columnist
Part 2
Redemption. What a wonderful word. Webster's Dictionary describes redemption as the act of making something better or more acceptable. Many scenarios come to mind when thinking about redemption. The first scenario is how Christ redeemed us. Coming to this world and living and dying for the very people (us)

Will you help me up?

By Chris Blevins Guest Columnist Part 2 Redemption. What a wonderful word. Webster's Dictionary describes redemption as the act of making something better or more acceptable. Many scenarios come to mind when thinking about redemption. The first scenario is how Christ redeemed us. Coming to this world and living and dying for the very people (us)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Scoring the winning run on a wild pitch was the easy part. Avoiding a collision with the home plate umpire was a bit tougher for Billy Hamilton.
Hamilton dashed home on a two-out wild pitch in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 2-1 Wednesday night, the Brewers' eighth straight loss.
“I tried my be

Hamilton, Reds beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Scoring the winning run on a wild pitch was the easy part. Avoiding a collision with the home plate umpire was a bit tougher for Billy Hamilton. Hamilton dashed home on a two-out wild pitch in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 2-1 Wednesday night, the Brewers' eighth straight loss. “I tried my be

Kyle's Korner ….
WVU shooting guard Chase Connor, the former two-time scoring leader in West Virginia, plans to transfer from the Mountaineer program.
The 6-foot-1 Connor has played sparingly during two walk-on seasons at West Virginia.
WVU returns 10 of its top 12 players and recently replenished at shooting guard by signing Teyvon Myers,

Cleanin' out the old sports notebook

Kyle's Korner …. WVU shooting guard Chase Connor, the former two-time scoring leader in West Virginia, plans to transfer from the Mountaineer program. The 6-foot-1 Connor has played sparingly during two walk-on seasons at West Virginia. WVU returns 10 of its top 12 players and recently replenished at shooting guard by signing Teyvon Myers,

Men win lawsuit against Gilbert Ast. Chief

CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal jury has ordered an assistant police chief in Gilbert to pay $7,500 in medical bills apiece for two Mingo County men who claimed their civil rights were violated when they were beaten by officers in 2011. The jury also ordered assistant police chief Nathan Glanden to pay $2,500 apiece in compensatory damages and $

Logan County man sentenced in Arch Coal kickback scheme

CHARLESTON – Scott Ellis, 45, of Holden, West Virginia, was sentenced today by Judge Thomas Johnston to three years of probation and a $3,000 fine announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Ellis had previously pleaded guilty in July of 2014 to structuring, a federal crime that involves the breaking down of cash banking transactions in a

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates edged the Man Hillbillies 7-6 at Massey Energy Field on the campus of BHS on Wednesday evening.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a home run by senior Keaton Taylor. Taylor smacked the shot over the left field fence.
It was Belfry's first homer

Belfry edges Man

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates edged the Man Hillbillies 7-6 at Massey Energy Field on the campus of BHS on Wednesday evening. The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a home run by senior Keaton Taylor. Taylor smacked the shot over the left field fence. It was Belfry's first homer

No. 1 Tigers win at rival Scott 11-8

The Scott baseball team turned a blowout into a close slugfest. The Skyhawks lost 11-8 at home to Class AA No. 1-ranked Chapmanville on Tuesday night in Madison in a game which featured 19 hits and 19 total runs. Chapmanville (15-2) led 11-3 going into the last half of the sixth after scoring four runs in the top of the frame. The Skyhawks then p

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON – Rebranding Mingo County – Time for a Change is what some local college students hope to achieve with work they have been preparing for one local organization.
The Appalachian Leadership Academy (ALA) from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College made a presentation to

ALA students make presentation

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – Rebranding Mingo County – Time for a Change is what some local college students hope to achieve with work they have been preparing for one local organization. The Appalachian Leadership Academy (ALA) from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College made a presentation to

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
The Gatorade Player of the Year in West Virginia will headline the girl's roster for the 3rd Annual Consol Energy All-Star game to be played Friday, May 1 at Mingo Central High School.
Logan's Shayna Gore, who scored over 2,000 career points for the Lady Wildcats in her 4-year career, will lead the Mountai

Girls' roster released

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com The Gatorade Player of the Year in West Virginia will headline the girl's roster for the 3rd Annual Consol Energy All-Star game to be played Friday, May 1 at Mingo Central High School. Logan's Shayna Gore, who scored over 2,000 career points for the Lady Wildcats in her 4-year career, will lead the Mountai

By JUSTIN JACKSON
The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN - There was no secret weapon on its way and no plans were etched in stone when Bob Huggins told the world he had to fix the West Virginia U. men's basketball program during its first season playing in the Big 12 Conference, in 2013.
“We simply had to get better. We had to get more athletic.

Huggins named the Furfari Award winner

By JUSTIN JACKSON The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN - There was no secret weapon on its way and no plans were etched in stone when Bob Huggins told the world he had to fix the West Virginia U. men's basketball program during its first season playing in the Big 12 Conference, in 2013. “We simply had to get better. We had to get more athletic.

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
SIDNEY, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a pair of fatalities that happened this past weekend in Pike County.
On Saturday, April 18, KSP Post 9 in Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the Sidney community of Pike County.
KSP Troopers respon

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com SIDNEY, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a pair of fatalities that happened this past weekend in Pike County. On Saturday, April 18, KSP Post 9 in Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the Sidney community of Pike County. KSP Troopers respon

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates split a pair of games in the annual Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational this past weekend.
On Saturday the Pirates lost to Russell, Ky. 5-2.
Belfry took the first lead at 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. With two outs, Nate Sanger singled to left field, then Cameron Cat

Area Prep Roundup

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates split a pair of games in the annual Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational this past weekend. On Saturday the Pirates lost to Russell, Ky. 5-2. Belfry took the first lead at 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. With two outs, Nate Sanger singled to left field, then Cameron Cat

It seems that in recent weeks that the Sprint Cup Series has been dominated by news about the tires or to be more specific about the alterations that at least one team did in attempt to manipulate the tire pressure. Richard Childress Racing's team of Ryan Newman were caught and heavily fined for altering the tires but any official news of how they

Lug nuts take center stage

It seems that in recent weeks that the Sprint Cup Series has been dominated by news about the tires or to be more specific about the alterations that at least one team did in attempt to manipulate the tire pressure. Richard Childress Racing's team of Ryan Newman were caught and heavily fined for altering the tires but any official news of how they

Submitted Article
MORGANTOWN, – West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The gates open at noon, and tickets are available for $10 each. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at WVUGAME.com and selec

WVU football spring game information

Submitted Article MORGANTOWN, – West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. The gates open at noon, and tickets are available for $10 each. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at WVUGAME.com and selec

There is obviously a drug epidemic in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
Heroin seems to be the drug of choice.
The Williamson Daily News received a photo of a used syringe and spoon that was simply tossed out on the sidewalk on Third Avenue. As one of our employees was walking to his car this week, he saw another syringe thrown out on

Heroin epidemic; old syringes dangerous

There is obviously a drug epidemic in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. Heroin seems to be the drug of choice. The Williamson Daily News received a photo of a used syringe and spoon that was simply tossed out on the sidewalk on Third Avenue. As one of our employees was walking to his car this week, he saw another syringe thrown out on

Basketball recruiting; signing period begins on April 15.

Kyle's Korner …. Dikembe Dixson, the first team All-Stater from Mingo Central, is still undecided on what college he will attend this fall. The signing period for Division I basketball begins on Wednesday, April 15. According to Coach Brad Napier, Dixson has gotten more offers from Division One schools. “He has offers from Mississippi





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