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3/4/2015
ROCK HILL, S.C. -The third-ranked Railsplitters (27-1) became the first program in South Atlantic Conference history to win three-straight regular season men's basketball championships, and they did so in convincing fashion, finishing with an eight-game lead over the second-place team.
The SAC men's basketball awards reflected that as se

Lorenza Ross, Josh Schertz christened with top SAC Men's Basketball honors; Railsplitters place four on All-SAC squad

3/4/2015 ROCK HILL, S.C. -The third-ranked Railsplitters (27-1) became the first program in South Atlantic Conference history to win three-straight regular season men's basketball championships, and they did so in convincing fashion, finishing with an eight-game lead over the second-place team. The SAC men's basketball awards reflected that as se

KERMIT – The Kermit area was not spared from the rising waters of the Tug River. The Thursday update by the National Weather Center reported at 1 p.m. that the Tug River in Kermit was at a level of 39.36 feet and was projected to crest Thursday late evening at 48.5 feet.
Kermit Town Council Member Anna Mae Sartin lives on the higher side of

Kermit area sees high water

KERMIT – The Kermit area was not spared from the rising waters of the Tug River. The Thursday update by the National Weather Center reported at 1 p.m. that the Tug River in Kermit was at a level of 39.36 feet and was projected to crest Thursday late evening at 48.5 feet. Kermit Town Council Member Anna Mae Sartin lives on the higher side of

LOGAN — The morning of March 5 saw the Logan area take a one-two-punch from the weather: just hours after localized flooding and frighteningly swollen rivers terrorized citizens, snow began to fall and ice began form.
In response to the return of the white blight, Logan County Schools were closed — this should push the last day of scho

Wild weather continues

LOGAN — The morning of March 5 saw the Logan area take a one-two-punch from the weather: just hours after localized flooding and frighteningly swollen rivers terrorized citizens, snow began to fall and ice began form. In response to the return of the white blight, Logan County Schools were closed — this should push the last day of scho

FRANKFORT - It was an eventful night for the University of Pikeville women's basketball team at the Mid-South Conference Championship Banquet as the Bears racked up seven total honors, including freshman of the year and a share of coach of the year.
In just her second season at the helm, Joanna McNamee became the first Pikeville coach to earn the

McNamee, Castle honored

FRANKFORT - It was an eventful night for the University of Pikeville women's basketball team at the Mid-South Conference Championship Banquet as the Bears racked up seven total honors, including freshman of the year and a share of coach of the year. In just her second season at the helm, Joanna McNamee became the first Pikeville coach to earn the

PIKEVILLE - The 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament is scheduled to resume on Friday. The semifinals set for Wednesday were postponed due to inclement weather. Belfry, Johnson Central, Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg won opening round games in the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament earlier in the week.
In opening round games it was Belfr

Girls' tournament to resume Friday

PIKEVILLE - The 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament is scheduled to resume on Friday. The semifinals set for Wednesday were postponed due to inclement weather. Belfry, Johnson Central, Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg won opening round games in the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament earlier in the week. In opening round games it was Belfr

Smart spending tips for tax refunds

(Family Features) For savings-savvy consumers, tax season means getting creative with how to use your federal tax refund check. The IRS says the average tax refund issued so far in 2015 tops $3,500. While it can be tempting to hit up the mall and blow through your money the second that big check arrives, smart spenders find ways to turn a refund i

BEREA – The KIAC coaches have selected the 2014-2015 women's All-Conference team and the squad includes Alice Lloyd College senior Carla Booth.
One of the area's top all-time girls' high school basketball players, Booth (Warfield) finished second in the nation in scoring as she averaged 23.9 points per game, and was 12th nationally in 3-poin

Booth named to All-KIAC Team

BEREA – The KIAC coaches have selected the 2014-2015 women's All-Conference team and the squad includes Alice Lloyd College senior Carla Booth. One of the area's top all-time girls' high school basketball players, Booth (Warfield) finished second in the nation in scoring as she averaged 23.9 points per game, and was 12th nationally in 3-poin

Mudslide near Evarts damages homes

Heavy rain in the county contributed to a mudslide just outside the city limits of Evarts on Wednesday evening causing Mayor Eddie Manning to put an emergency plan into action. Manning said after being notified by police Officer John Teagle, at about 9 p.m.Wednesday, about a mudslide in the Gilbertville area, just outside the city limits, he opene

Photos by Albey and Bytha Brock
Newtown Softball Field was completely submerged following heavy rain.
Pictured is the Bell County Fairgrounds on KY 92 next to Brooks Tire.
Another road was flooded due to heavy rains that hit the area.
Heavy rain flooded the little league fields at old Lone Jack School.
Pictured is Givens Park Drive of U.S. 25E

Flooded Conditions

Photos by Albey and Bytha Brock Newtown Softball Field was completely submerged following heavy rain. Pictured is the Bell County Fairgrounds on KY 92 next to Brooks Tire. Another road was flooded due to heavy rains that hit the area. Heavy rain flooded the little league fields at old Lone Jack School. Pictured is Givens Park Drive of U.S. 25E

The Logan County Office of Emergency Management is requesting anyone who has received damage to your home or business from flooding to contact their office at 304-752-0917.
The Logan County OEM is currently looking for is damage to your main living quarters of your home or to the area of activity of your business. At this time only the

Emergency Management collecting damage data

The Logan County Office of Emergency Management is requesting anyone who has received damage to your home or business from flooding to contact their office at 304-752-0917. The Logan County OEM is currently looking for is damage to your main living quarters of your home or to the area of activity of your business. At this time only the

Mingo commissioner sued over election complaint

A former Mingo County sheriff claims in a lawsuit that a county commissioner cost him an election last year by filing a bogus complaint days before the vote took place. Former sheriff Lonnie Hannah ran last year for the County Commission seat held by Greg “Hootie” Smith. Hannah lost the Democratic primary to Smith by 38 votes, accordin

How much sugar is in that?

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done. Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. But sugar can be hidden in lots of other common packaged foods. The World Health Organization finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake

Court to decide if Mingo can sue pharmacies

West Virginia Supreme Court justices will decide whether several Mingo County residents can sue pharmacies and doctors after they alleged being negligently prescribed pain medication, which then led to addiction. Attorneys presented their case to the state Supreme Court in oral arguments Wednesday at the West Virginia University College of Law. J

If the flooding wasn't bad enough, Boone County was hit with several inches of snow overnight Wednesday into today.
Due to the extreme weather conditions, all schools are closed in Boone County as well as several businesses.
Main roadways, like U.S. 119 (Corridor G) is very slick, according to reports by the Boone County Emergency Management Agen

Weather continues to pummel Boone County

If the flooding wasn't bad enough, Boone County was hit with several inches of snow overnight Wednesday into today. Due to the extreme weather conditions, all schools are closed in Boone County as well as several businesses. Main roadways, like U.S. 119 (Corridor G) is very slick, according to reports by the Boone County Emergency Management Agen

15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament moved to Saturday

PIKEVILLE - Due to inclement weather, the 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament has been moved to Saturday. The tournament is now scheduled to open on Saturday at the East Kentucky Expo Center in downtown Pikeville. Previously, the tournament has been slated to tip off on Wednesday. Flooding, however, forced the tournament to be postponed. Follow

CORBIN — If Bell County was going to win Wednesday's opening game in the 13th Region Tournament, Barbourville coach Dinky Phipps was determined they were going to have to do it by hitting perimeter shots.
With his trademark 2-3 zone packed tightly around standout Bell junior center Zach Partin, Phipps invited the Bobcats to shoot open jumper

Tigers triumph over Bell

CORBIN — If Bell County was going to win Wednesday's opening game in the 13th Region Tournament, Barbourville coach Dinky Phipps was determined they were going to have to do it by hitting perimeter shots. With his trademark 2-3 zone packed tightly around standout Bell junior center Zach Partin, Phipps invited the Bobcats to shoot open jumper

GILBERT — Gilbert area residents were never more glad to see snow than they were Thursday morning since the snowfall haulted the rain that was causing a significant rise in local streams.
Residents woke on Wednesday morning to high water and some street flooding caused by overnight rain and water runoff from melting snow. The ground was alre

Gilbert area spared major flooding

GILBERT — Gilbert area residents were never more glad to see snow than they were Thursday morning since the snowfall haulted the rain that was causing a significant rise in local streams. Residents woke on Wednesday morning to high water and some street flooding caused by overnight rain and water runoff from melting snow. The ground was alre

Kissing the Koch ring

After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that let corporations dump unlimited amounts of money into our elections, a guy named Larry sent me an email that perfectly summed it all up: “Big money has plucked our eagle!” Thanks to the court's freakish Citizens United ruling, the Koch brothers have already amassed an unprecedente

Ladycats fall to Johnson Central in opening round

PIKEVILLE - Betsy Layne, runner-up in the 58th District, fell to 57th District champion Johnson Central in the opening round of the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center on Monday night. In a nightcap, Johnson Central pulled away to defeat the Ladycats 73-30. With the win, Johnson Central improved to 19-11 and a

Ninja III: The Domination

The ghost of a deadly, and highly perturbed, ninja possesses an aerobics teacher/telephone repair technician in this Kung-fu styled mash up that blends elements of “The Exorcist” with a little “Enter the Ninja” and just a drop of “Flash Dance.” It all starts in sunny Arizona where the evil “Black NinjaR





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