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Impromptu Drive-Thru

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MARTIN — A Prestonsburg man went from driving his car into a tobacco store to sitting in jail, after failing several field sobriety tests after the crash.Martin Police were dispatched to Williams’ Discount Tobacco shortly after 6 p.m., Tuesday, after receiving a report of a car driving into through the front window of the business. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a gold Toyota lodged half-in and half-out of the business.

 

BSCTC to host music in the park, Oct. 10

PAINTSVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host Music in the Park at 6 p.m., Friday, October 10, on its Mayo campus.The event will be held at the Mayo Park, a green space that opened in downtown Paintsville last year. Constructed on the former site of Building B on the Mayo campus, the park showcases the college’s efforts in sustainability as it features park benches and swings made of recycled plastic and solar lighting.5 Miles from...

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Appalachian Heritage Festival at Breaks Park is Oct. 11-12

Breaks Interstate Park will host the fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Festival on Oct. 11-12, showcasing regional crafters, musicians, and time-honored Appalachian traditions.“Our region has a very rich heritage, and this festival is an opportunity to put the spotlight on that,” said Superintendent Austin Bradley, “Those who attend will have the opportunity to speak with the exhibitors, and see hands-on demonstrations, and in some cases even participate themselv...

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For the Record

MARRIAGE LICENSESRuth Christine Mitchell, 32, of Langley, to Jonathan Richard Spears, 33, of Langley.Amber Lynn Salisbury, 22, of Harold, to Byron Shane Case, 23, of Banner.Brittany Noel Meade, 21, of Dana, to Gregory Luther Adkins, 26, of Pikeville.Ashley Nicole Jarvis, 30, of Banner, to Matthew Phillip Hall, 37, of Banner.Brittany Lynn Smith, 23, of Knoxville, Tenn., to Wesley Keith Crager, 25, o...

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Blackburn leaving office three months early

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Times has learned that Sheriff John K Blackburn has tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday. Sheriff-elect John Hunt will be sworn in as Floyd County’s new sheriff.Blackburn’s departure comes a little over three months prior to his end of his term. County Judge-Executive R.D. “Doc” Marshall is appointing Hunt to fulfull the remainder of Blackburn’s time in office.

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Elderly couple overpowered by robbers

PRESTONSBURG — Kentucky State Police is seeking leads in a home invasion early Friday morning at Middle Creek.According to police, an elderly couple was at home around 5 a.m., Friday, when a man came to their door, asking to use the telephone. When they opened the door to let him in, they were overpowered by two men.The men brandished a weapon and tied up the homeowners. They then proceeded to steal an undisclosed amount of money and a 1992 red Honda 300 all-terrai...

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‘The Decks Ran Red’

A captain’s first voyage turns into a nightmare, when two crew members unleash a sinister plot that hinges on slaughtering all of their shipmates in this dark thriller from the fabulous 1950s.It all starts with First Officer Rummill finally getting promoted to captain. He is told up front that it will be a tough job. He is set to command an old freighter that needs a lot of work. It also rocks a surly crew that has a reputation for being hard to handle. Still it’s a lif...

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Rental Central

This week looked pretty bleak for renters wanting a new blockbuster but there were plenty of gems in the crop.“Neighbors” — This week’s only flick to get make a fair box office profit is only so-so. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star as 30-something newlyweds who miss their youth while embracing their first home in the suburbs and infant daughter. Their neighbors turn out to be a fraternity house captained by the charismatic Zac Efron. Generatio...

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One courageous woman

I read a story about a prostitute who desperately wanted a change in her life:She had heard other people talk about God…how awesome He was and amazing things He had done…for good people. Nobody in her family gave Him a thought, but lately she had felt this stirring…this yearning…in her heart. Like a magnet, she was being drawn to think of Him. She longed for a different life.

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The scourge of siphon-up economics

When the Census released the latest data on inequality, most mainstream media outlets shrugged it off.That’s quite a contrast from earlier this year when inequality was all the rage. Reporters were scrambling to write about it. In January, President Barack Obama made it the focus of his State of the Union speech. And Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book about inequality shot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list in the spring.What do the new data say? The gu...

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Drug problem center stage for Senate race

With fewer than 40 days before the election, the race for a Kentucky Senate seat between incumbent Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has begun to spotlight another issue of great import to Eastern Kentucky voters: the drug problem.Recent radio ads by the Grimes campaign take issue with McConnell’s lack of opinion on a recent bill before the Kentucky General Assembly concerning the growing problem of heroin. Asked about the...

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Police arrest two on meth charges

BLUE RIVER — Two men are behind bars after police say they found methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and meth-cooking equipment in a residence on Route 404 on Monday.The arrests came after officers responded to a complaint call of suspicious people on Route 404. When they found the subjects in question, they also found a pill bottle containing what they suspected was meth. One of the subjects, Jimmy Waddles, of Prestonsburg, told police the pill bottle belonged to Roy Nichols Jr....

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The Floyd County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee presented a supply of personal items to Sandy Valley Abuse Center at their monthly board meeting on Thursday, September 18, at Jenny Wiley State Park May Lodge. The items were donated by the Women’s Committee and Board Members of Floyd County Farm Bureau. Women’s Committee Chair Christy Akers and Co-Chair Sherry Akers are shown presenting the items to Connie Little, Program Manager of Sandy Valley Abuse Center.

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Prestonsburg High School 2012 Majorette Alumni Reunion participants (left to right): Phyllis Hall Burchett, Sarah Lynn Young Chaney, Kathy Barnett Kendrick, Amanda Spradlin Bohard, Carol Jo Clark May, Pat Hall, Heather Hall Greene, Susie Wright Gayheart, Michelle Wilson Sword, and Ilene Conn Oram. Seated is Fred James, who spoke at the reunion’s breakfast as a character from Jenny Wiley. The majorettes’ 2014 reunion is coming up fast—interested alumni can contact Carol Jo Cl...

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Sierra Crawford is the 13-year-old daughter of Dave Crawford of Hazard and Kim and Robert Conley of Prestonsburg. She is currently in eighth grade at Adams Middle School. Sierra is active in many school activities, as well as cheering at Adams and playing soccer for PHS.

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Marijuana found, suspect arrested

HI HAT — The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department hauled in a total of 17 plants being grown in a rural area of Hi Hat on Friday, along with the man they say admitted to cultivating them.The marijuana plants, many of them over 10 feet tall and others in various stages of processing, were discovered after the Sheriff’s Department received a tip on Friday. There they found Bobby Darrell Dye, 49, and took him into custody without a struggle.Sheriff John K. Bl...

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Beshear, Rogers walking the walk

We have heard complaints to this effect, and we have to admit they are true — we do not often use this space to accentuate the positive. Generally, when we write an editorial, it is for the express purpose of calling attention to something negative.Despite what you might think, this is not because we are pessimists who are obsessed with pointing out everything that is wrong. Rather, it is quite the opposite; we are optimists who believe that our community has the strength to ...

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Bobcats blank Knott County Central, 44-0

HINDMAN - In a dominant performance, Betsy Layne shut out host Knott County Central 44-0 in a non-district high school football game on Friday night.The Bobcats claimed their second straight win to improve to 3-1.Betsy Layne has also notched wins over Phelps and Floyd County foe Allen Central. The Bobcats’ remaining regular-season schedule features games versus Knott County Central, Prestonsburg, South Floyd, Leslie County, Magoffin County, Shelby Valley and Jenkin...

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