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BSCTC remembers 9/11

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PRESTONSBURG — Thursday marked the 13th year since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College remembered the day with a somber memorial service.Originally scheduled to be held around the flag on campus, inclement weather moved the proceedings indoors, to the Gearheart Auditorium. Director of college relations Joshua Ball welcomed the assembled crowd, and took a moment to recognize the military veterans and the first responders who were in attendance, including members of the Prestonsburg police, fire department, paramedics, Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad, and others.

 

Floyd County students graduate from Rogers Explorers

Floyd County students Madison Turner, Shawna Holbrook, and Rachel Greene graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career fi...

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Innovation Network, UPike offer social media workshops to support small businesses

PIKEVILLE – Businesses in Eastern Kentucky are taking to social media to reach new customers.The Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville is partnering with the University of Pikeville Coleman College of Business to provide a series of social media workshops for small business owners in the Appalachian region.The next workshop is scheduled for September 22 at the Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free....

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Breaks Park plans first-ever elk tour Sept. 27

Breaks Park will host an elk viewing tour on Sept. 27 during their third annual Nature Weekend event.The tour, which will begin at the Breaks Park Visitor Center at 5 p.m., will take participants to view the elk herd that was released in Buchanan County two years ago. It is the inaugural event in what is expected to become a regular part of the interpretive programming at Breaks during the spring and fall of 2015.“Our interpretive staff is excited to be able to off...

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Legislators hear pitch for new lottery game

LEXINGTON – Legislators heard details on Friday about one man’s quest to get the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to purchase a game of chance he conceived to promote and create additional revenue for Kentucky’s horse racing tracks.“I think anything we can do to help the horse racing industry is something we as a General Assembly ought to be interested in,” Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, said after hearing testimony from the game’s...

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E-cig retailer speaks with CADA

PRESTONSBURG – September’s meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction featured a guest speaker excited about educating the uninitiated in the emerging industry of electronic cigarettes.Kristi Kendall, one of the proprietors of Prestonsburg’s e-cigarette store Kickin’ Ash, was on hand to answer questions about how the new technology is proving to be not just a safer alternative to smoking, but also a powerful cessation tool for those who want to kick the h...

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Constitution Day celebrated with voter registrations

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh and Connie Gray spent Wednesday running a voter signup drive at Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Student Center in Prestonsburg.Waugh says that while they were only able to register a handful of voters, such a turnout is not unusual, as most people are already registered to vote by the time they enter college. Similar voter registration drives at area high schools typically pick up new voters in droves....

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Office theft caught on camera

STANVILLE — An Ivy Creek man is facing felony theft charges, after surveillance video allegedly showed him stealing money from a restaurant safe.Huddle House owner Robert Canter reported an apparent theft to Kentucky State Police on the evening of Sept. 8. When Trooper Cameron Allen went to the restaurant to investigate the report, Canter told the officer that money had been taken from an office safe and that he had video surveillance footage of the theft.

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Father files theft charge against son

PRESTONSBURG — A Goebel Branch man faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing cash from his father.Curt Linville Jarvis Jr., 43, of Prestonsburg, was arrested Sept. 9 on a complaint filed by his father, Curt Jarvis Sr., dating back to Aug. 18.On that day, the elder Jarvis alleges that his son said he was going to use a restroom, but instead used a tool to unlock his father’s bedroom door. Once inside, the younger Jarvis allegedly took $900 from a safe....

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Raiders rout Knott Central for second straight win

HI HAT - South Floyd defeated visiting Knott County Central 50-20 to post its second straight win on Friday night.The Raiders rushed for 397 yards in the win. Also moving the football the air, South Floyd picked up another 86 yards via passes.Leading ground-gainer Jacob Meade rushed 10 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders. Meade proved to be tough to tackle throughout the non-district high school football game.Another South Floyd running back...

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Bath County man arrested after wreck

JACK’S CREEK — A car wreck was only the beginning of trouble for an Owingsville man, who found himself in jail after he allegedly became belligerent with ambulance workers who sought to treat him.Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin was called shortly after 1 a.m. Friday to the scene of the wreck and, on his way, was notified by KSP Post 9 that emergency personnel with Left Beaver Ambulance had called to report that the driver was being combative with them....

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Blackcats ranked seventh in Class 2A poll

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg is ranked seventh in the latest Kentucky Associated Press Class 2A High School Football Poll.The Blackcats are listed ahead of Middlesboro (8), Glasgow (9) and Newport Central Catholic (10).Prestonsburg is ranked behind Murray (6), Owensboro Catholic (5), Bardstown (4), Louisville Christian Academy (3), Caldwell County (2) and top-ranked DeSales (1).Danville, Lloyd Memorial, Ballard Memorial, Union County, Hancock County, Shawnee an...

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Obama’s foreign policy collapse

President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.”What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the caliphate to a mini-state, or merely a large swath of territory in Syria and Iraq.

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The many islands of ‘Dr. Moreau’

H.G. Wells was a true visionary who penned classic stories about fantastic subjects. He was also a slightly paranoid genius, who cloaked his fears for the future of mankind in compelling sci-fi stories. Though he is most famous for introducing the idea of an invasion from outer space (as seen in the classic “War of the Worlds”), he always returned to the theme that man was his own worst enemy. In stories like “The Invisible Man,” he pr...

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Rental Central

A good week for solid entertainment saw several quality TV series and two blockbuster films hitting the shelves.“Godzilla” — If you hated the 1990s’ reboot of this legendary monster flick from the 1950s, then you are not alone. The Japanese studio that created the franchise, Toei, did too. They made sure to get director approval this time and demanded that a portion of the film be made in Japan. It worked. We now have a stunning modern versi...

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Lady Blackcats upend host Hazard

HAZARD - Prestonsburg topped host Hazard 4-1 in a girls’ high school soccer game on Tuesday.Offensively, Jackie Kidd paced host Prestonsburg with three goals. Accompanying Kidd in the Prestonsburg scoring column, Katie Porter contributed one goal.Carly Burchett dealt out two assists for the Lady Blackcats in the win.Aiding the Prestonsburg offensive effort, Jana Jarvis dished out one assist.Defensively for Prestonsburg, goalkeeper Maddy Ousley...

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Allen Central wins Woodford County Invitational Tournament

EASTERN - Three-time defending 15th Region volleyball champion Allen Central captured another tournament championship over the weekend. After claiming the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship on Thursday (Sept. 11), Allen Central won the Woodford County Invitational Tournament title on Saturday.During the Woodford County-hosted tournament, Allen Central defeated West Jessamine 2-0 (25-13, 25-12), Western Hills 2-0 (25-18, 25-9), Wayne County 2-1 (22-25, 25-14, 15-11...

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Kinzer wins Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball Race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Willard Kinzer drove his 2000 Twin Turbo Corvette to victory lane during the Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball race at Thunder Valley on Saturday.The Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball race brought in the quickest street cars that had been to the popular Street Fight Series.“There were faster cars than mine there, but you had to have the right setup between power and traction,” Kinzer said.Maybe the driving skills that the...

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