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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 Chris Blevins
Guest Columnist
This Monday, May 25, the United States will be observing Memorial Day. This day of remembrance is celebrated the last Monday in May every year. The earliest roots of Memorial Day can be traced back to the days following the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate graves were decorated with flowers in April or May. H

An observance to Remember

By Chris Blevins Guest Columnist This Monday, May 25, the United States will be observing Memorial Day. This day of remembrance is celebrated the last Monday in May every year. The earliest roots of Memorial Day can be traced back to the days following the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate graves were decorated with flowers in April or May. H

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
BUCKLEYS CREEK, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates were shutout 7-0 by Lawrence County in the championship game of the 60th District baseball tournament on Wednesday night.
The tournament was hosted by Pike County Central this post season. The Pirates will still advance to the regional tournament which will be

Bulldogs blank Pirates in district final

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com BUCKLEYS CREEK, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates were shutout 7-0 by Lawrence County in the championship game of the 60th District baseball tournament on Wednesday night. The tournament was hosted by Pike County Central this post season. The Pirates will still advance to the regional tournament which will be

Kyle's Korner ….
My sister Karen (Lovern) Dotson and I have our birthdays one day apart in the month of May. However, there are six years and one day between us. (Although she likes to joke and say I'm her older brother, well – I'll just leave it at that.)
Her birthday is May 22 and mine is May 23.
Legend has it that Karen was pretty

Brotherly love and memories of childhood

Kyle's Korner …. My sister Karen (Lovern) Dotson and I have our birthdays one day apart in the month of May. However, there are six years and one day between us. (Although she likes to joke and say I'm her older brother, well – I'll just leave it at that.) Her birthday is May 22 and mine is May 23. Legend has it that Karen was pretty

NAUGATUCK - Tug Valley High School would like to congratulate the following students on their record of excellence in career/technical education.
Those who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society are: Brandy Brewer, Haylea Dempsey, Nathaniel Hall, Alison Hanson, Haley Hatfield, Lyndsey Horn, Phillip Lucas, Jasmine Maynard,

Tug Valley High School's National Technical Honor Society

NAUGATUCK - Tug Valley High School would like to congratulate the following students on their record of excellence in career/technical education. Those who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society are: Brandy Brewer, Haylea Dempsey, Nathaniel Hall, Alison Hanson, Haley Hatfield, Lyndsey Horn, Phillip Lucas, Jasmine Maynard,

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
BUCKLEY'S CREEK, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates slayed the Pike County Central Hawks 7-1 in their opening round game of the 60th District baseball tournament played at the new PCC field.
This game was postponed from Monday because of a storm that hit the Pikeville area and resumed on Tuesday.
Belfry took

Belfry slays Hawks

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com BUCKLEY'S CREEK, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates slayed the Pike County Central Hawks 7-1 in their opening round game of the 60th District baseball tournament played at the new PCC field. This game was postponed from Monday because of a storm that hit the Pikeville area and resumed on Tuesday. Belfry took

On May 17th the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fourth tournament of the 2015 season on Carr Fork Lake. 27 anglers competed in the event presented by Perry Distributors.
Carr Fork Lake was at summer pool with clear water on the entire lake and a water temperature of around 75 degrees.
Weather for the tournament was good with partly cloudy skies,

Cullop wins latest TVBA tourney

On May 17th the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fourth tournament of the 2015 season on Carr Fork Lake. 27 anglers competed in the event presented by Perry Distributors. Carr Fork Lake was at summer pool with clear water on the entire lake and a water temperature of around 75 degrees. Weather for the tournament was good with partly cloudy skies,

Submitted Article
CHARLESTON - Delegate Justin Marcum has now filed his pre-candidacy papers for the 2016 election. He filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State. When asked to mark which office he was running for Marcum marked “unknown.” This marking is perfectly legal and allowed. It allows Marcum to begin forming his campaign w

Delegate Marcum files pre-candidacy papers

Submitted Article CHARLESTON - Delegate Justin Marcum has now filed his pre-candidacy papers for the 2016 election. He filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State. When asked to mark which office he was running for Marcum marked “unknown.” This marking is perfectly legal and allowed. It allows Marcum to begin forming his campaign w

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
The annual all-classes reunion for Lenore High School will be held June 26 and 27, 2015.
This reunion will honor the classes of 1955, 1960 and 1965.
Reservations are required by Monday, June 1, 2015.
An informal get-together will be held on Friday, June 26 from 6:00 – 10 p.m. at Lenore K-8 School.

Annual Lenore High School reunion slated

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com The annual all-classes reunion for Lenore High School will be held June 26 and 27, 2015. This reunion will honor the classes of 1955, 1960 and 1965. Reservations are required by Monday, June 1, 2015. An informal get-together will be held on Friday, June 26 from 6:00 – 10 p.m. at Lenore K-8 School.

Kyle's Korner ….
Mingo Central's Dikembe Dixson picked up another big-time offer from the SEC this weekend. Tennessee offered Dixson a spot on their 2015 team. The 6-foot-7 guard tweeted this bit of info and had it on Facebook.
He visited Alabama last week and recently went to Miss. State. He has also considered Arkansas.
Too bad he will n

Cleanin' out the old sports notebook

Kyle's Korner …. Mingo Central's Dikembe Dixson picked up another big-time offer from the SEC this weekend. Tennessee offered Dixson a spot on their 2015 team. The 6-foot-7 guard tweeted this bit of info and had it on Facebook. He visited Alabama last week and recently went to Miss. State. He has also considered Arkansas. Too bad he will n

Kyle's Korner …
The domino effect may be starting for local high school basketball coaching positions.
Longtime Logan Coach Mark Hatcher officially resigned last week. It had been rumored since last season that Hatcher would likely leave the Wildcats program after taking a high-paying job with a medical company.
Rumors are already floating

Hatcher resignation could cause domino effect

Kyle's Korner … The domino effect may be starting for local high school basketball coaching positions. Longtime Logan Coach Mark Hatcher officially resigned last week. It had been rumored since last season that Hatcher would likely leave the Wildcats program after taking a high-paying job with a medical company. Rumors are already floating

By Steve MickeyNascar ColumnistEven with all of the suspense that the Sprint All-Star race built going into the final 10-lap segment, every driver said before the race that the driver with the clean air to begin the final segment would be difficult to pass. Denny Hamlin was that driver with clean air and he rode it to win his first ever All-Star ra

Hamlin's Crew Secures All-Star Win

By Steve MickeyNascar ColumnistEven with all of the suspense that the Sprint All-Star race built going into the final 10-lap segment, every driver said before the race that the driver with the clean air to begin the final segment would be difficult to pass. Denny Hamlin was that driver with clean air and he rode it to win his first ever All-Star ra

Even with all of the suspense that the Sprint All-Star race built going into the final 10-lap segment, every driver said before the race that the driver with the clean air to begin the final segment would be difficult to pass. Denny Hamlin was that driver with clean air and he rode it to win his first ever All-Star race win but it was his pit crew

Hamlin's crew secures all-star win

Even with all of the suspense that the Sprint All-Star race built going into the final 10-lap segment, every driver said before the race that the driver with the clean air to begin the final segment would be difficult to pass. Denny Hamlin was that driver with clean air and he rode it to win his first ever All-Star race win but it was his pit crew

By Ralph Pyskowski
Guest Columnist
It has been said that we are a product of our decisions. In a wonderful nation built upon freedom, we can live out our lives as we please. Many seize the opportunities and overcome daily obstacles to fulfill their dreams. However, others live life full of regret and fall by the wayside. Wouldn't it be nice if li

Built Like A Rock

By Ralph Pyskowski Guest Columnist It has been said that we are a product of our decisions. In a wonderful nation built upon freedom, we can live out our lives as we please. Many seize the opportunities and overcome daily obstacles to fulfill their dreams. However, others live life full of regret and fall by the wayside. Wouldn't it be nice if li

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates improved to 11-11 to get to the .500 mark as they came from behind to defeat the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 12-8 on Thursday evening at Massey Energy Field.
The Pirates of Coach Michael Hagy rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to pull ahead and held on

Bucs top Cards

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates improved to 11-11 to get to the .500 mark as they came from behind to defeat the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 12-8 on Thursday evening at Massey Energy Field. The Pirates of Coach Michael Hagy rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to pull ahead and held on

By Dawn Reed
Guest Columnist
I totally get the Martha and Mary story in Luke, chapter 10. We have been studying it for a few weeks in our preschooler class at church. It used to be just a children's story to me, but the older I get it has new meaning, completely different meaning.
It's the true Bible story of two sisters. One named Martha, most

Martha, Mary and Me

By Dawn Reed Guest Columnist I totally get the Martha and Mary story in Luke, chapter 10. We have been studying it for a few weeks in our preschooler class at church. It used to be just a children's story to me, but the older I get it has new meaning, completely different meaning. It's the true Bible story of two sisters. One named Martha, most

Summer time is right upon us. Along with it comes, family reunions, church homecomings/memorial services and holidays. Most everyone enjoys barbequing and outdoor get-togethers. One of the most traditional dishes for a cookout or picnic is potato salad. This week's recipe for potato salad is a bit different than the family style recipe we serve at

Grandma's Potato Salad

Summer time is right upon us. Along with it comes, family reunions, church homecomings/memorial services and holidays. Most everyone enjoys barbequing and outdoor get-togethers. One of the most traditional dishes for a cookout or picnic is potato salad. This week's recipe for potato salad is a bit different than the family style recipe we serve at

Belfry 17, Man 7
By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
MAN - Belfry pulled off a dramatic 10-run 7th inning rally to overcome an earlier 7-3 deficit to defeat home-standing Man on Saturday.
The Pirates scored the runs with the benefit of eight hits and two hit batters. There were no errors in the inning.
The Pirates hitting attack for the ga

Area prep roundup

Belfry 17, Man 7 By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com MAN - Belfry pulled off a dramatic 10-run 7th inning rally to overcome an earlier 7-3 deficit to defeat home-standing Man on Saturday. The Pirates scored the runs with the benefit of eight hits and two hit batters. There were no errors in the inning. The Pirates hitting attack for the ga

Support the Farmer's Market

The Williamson Farmer's Market is a great place to get fresh vegetables and fruit and a neat place just to socialize. It opens early every Saturday morning along the floodwall next to the Second Avenue Bridge across from B, B & T Bank. There are local vendors who set up and certain times there are other events going on like music by local per

Submitted Article
The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational is pleased to announce the participant's for this year's event, to be held November 26-27, 2015 at the beautiful Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
This season's stellar field includes: West Virginia University, University of Richmond, San Diego State University, University of California, Uni

Submitted Article The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational is pleased to announce the participant's for this year's event, to be held November 26-27, 2015 at the beautiful Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. This season's stellar field includes: West Virginia University, University of Richmond, San Diego State University, University of California, Uni

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON – The city of Williamson is looking for qualified candidates to join its police department.
A general examination will be given by the Williamson Police Civil Service Commission on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the council chambers of Williamson City Hall at 107 East Fourth Avenu

WPD to give Civil Service test for new officers

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – The city of Williamson is looking for qualified candidates to join its police department. A general examination will be given by the Williamson Police Civil Service Commission on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the council chambers of Williamson City Hall at 107 East Fourth Avenu





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