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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.

 

McConnell opposed coal plant while judge-exec.

LOUISVILLE—The incumbent to the U.S. Senate seat for the Commonwealth in this year’s general election may have taken issue with the construction of a coal processing plant while he was seated as Jefferson County Judge-Executive—well before his pro-coal stance had become such a concrete part of his political career.The Courier-Journal reported in July 1984 that Louisiana Dock, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines, and Convenient Energy were in the pla...

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A friend for Ryan

PRESTONSBURG — Ryan Setser is an active, fun-loving 4-year-old with Down Syndrome. His family is doing everything in their power to get him paired with a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit based out of Ohio.The group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that trains service dogs for children with autism spectrum disorders, mobility issues, seizures, or other impairments.

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Inmate escapes custody

PRESTONSBURG — Jeremiah Vance, an inmate at the Floyd County Detention Center, escaped custody Tuesday afternoon when officers with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department attempted to obtain custody of him for transport to Pike County.Details about the actual escape are sparse at this time. The transfer of custody was scheduled to take place at the Floyd County Detention Center’s sally port, but at some point in the exchange, Vance escaped.Jeremiah Vance ...

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Correction

A Sept. 24 story, “Johnson public defender snared in drug indictment,” incorrectly described the defendant, Mary Lou Chandler, as a public defender. Chandler has never been an employee of the Department of Public Advocacy and although she has independently contracted with the Department in the past, she has not done so in the past 15 years. The Times regrets the error.

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Lady Blackcats shut out Shelby Valley

ROBINSON CREEK - The Prestonsburg girls’ soccer team blanked host Shelby Valley 5-0 in a late-season match on Thursday night.The win allowed Prestonsburg to post its first win since Sept. 16. Prior to visiting Shelby Valley, Prestonsburg had dropped a pair of games to Paintsville and tied 14th Region championship contender Letcher County Central.In Prestonsburg’s shutout win over Shelby Valley, Katie Porter scored three goals.Accompanying Porter in...

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Betsy Layne wins Paintsville Fall Classic

PAINTSVILLE - The Betsy Layne volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Christina Crase, captured the Paintsville Fall Classic title on Saturday.Betsy Layne beat Boyd County, Lewis County, Prestonsburg and East Ridge during the Paintsville-hosted tournament. The Lady Cats notched a pair of wins over 15th Region opponent East Ridge en route to capturing the championship.Betsy Layne’s match results from the tournament were as follows: Betsy Layne 2, East Rid...

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Blackcats too much for Betsy Layne in district battle

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg passed its latest test on the gridiron, toppling visiting Betsy Layne 64-12 in a Class 2A, District 8 football game on Friday night.Prestonsburg defeated familiar foe Betsy Layne for its fifth straight win. With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 5-1 overall and opened district play 1-0.The loss snapped a two-game Betsy Layne win streak. As a result of the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 3-2 overall and started district competition 0-1....

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Floyd County Sheriff John K. Blackburn, right, prepares to incinerate an assortment of drugs from roughly 190 criminal cases.

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Adams Middle School wins back-to-back UNITE Club of the Year honors

PRESTONSBURG — For the second year in a row, students from Adams Middle School in Prestonsburg were awarded the title “UNITE Club of the Year” by Operation UNITE on Friday.At the surprise ceremony, local UNITE Coalition Coordinator Ashley Akers Shepherd presented the eagle trophy to the students before pizza and cupcakes were served.Shepherd says she is immensely proud of the work the students are doing to promote a drug-free lifestyle for themselves an...

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Glow Run to benefit cancer patients

PRESTONSBURG — The Cancer Angels Network is hosting a 5K and 10K Glow Run on Saturday, Oct. 18, to tackle an issue most of us fail to consider when we think about getting cancer treatment: transportation costs.While medication and therapies may be covered by insurance, getting from rural Floyd County to the places where the treatment is available can be a major financial burden. Money raised in these charities runs will go directly to gas cards for those in need in the Presto...

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UPIKE wins Green River Classic title

CAMPBELLSVILLE - By a margin of over 650 pins, the University of Pikeville women’s bowling team captured first place at the Green River Classic at Phillips Lanes on Sunday.UPIKE finished with a score of 7,116, topping Campbellsville in second place with 6,456 and Cumberlands rounding out the top three with 6,106. The Bears built the majority of their lead after Saturday’s five team games when Kaylee Magazine paced them as the individual champion with 986 total pins....

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Pikeville escapes Tennessee Temple, 2-1

PIKEVILLE - For the second time this season Kaitlyn Abdon came through late for the University of Pikeville women’s soccer team, netting another game-winning goal to help the Bears past Tennessee Temple 2-1 on Monday at the Bob Amos Complex.UPIKE improves to a program-best 6-1 start, while the Crusaders dropped to 1-7 overall after their upset bid fell short in the game’s final 10 minutes.

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Mid-South Conference Volleyball: Pikeville falls to Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA - Sophia Riviere and Nadelina Neshiva tallied 12 and 11 kills, respectively, to lead No. 12 Lindsey Wilson past the University of Pikeville volleyball team 3-0 on Monday night at the Biggers Sports Center.The Blue Raiders were efficient in their attack, posting a .446 hitting percentage on their way to set wins of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14. Hitting just .054 as a team, the Bears were paced by Sydney Hall and Haley Esquivel with six kills each, but did finish with six aces com...

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UPIKE men’s bowling team places second at Green River Classic

CAMPBELLSVILLE - Despite tying Lindenwood-Belleville in Baker play on Sunday, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Lynx’s lead built during the team games as the University of Pikeville men’s bowling team finished second at the Green River Classic at Phillips Lanes.Bethel (Tenn.) posted the top Baker performance with a total score of 2,199 pins, while UPIKE and Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) tied in second with 2,155 points. On Saturday the Lynx led the Bears 4,930 to 4...

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Noe lifts Pikeville to upset win over No. 23 Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG - The sting of three straight losses was put to bed on Saturday as a pair of veteran linebackers led a stingy defense and a back-up kicker made the most of an opportunity to help the University of Pikeville football team topple No. 23 Cumberlands 22-7.Seniors John Dudley Hilton and Nikolaus Lacey posted nine tackles each as the Bears’ defense limited the Patriots to just one touchdown after averaging over 27 points per game. Cumberlands mustered just 260 yards of...

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ALC Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2014

PIPPA PASSES - Alice Lloyd College has announced the newest recipients who have been selected for induction into the ALC Athletic Hall of Fame.The five newest members who will join this prestigious club are Steve Miller (Baseball), David Mollett (Basketball), Tammy Oakes (Basketball), John David Slone (Basketball and Robert Wright (Tennis).The Alice Lloyd College Athletic Hall of Fame features inductees from throughout Appalachia.The ceremony is scheduled to t...

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BSCTC celebrates alumni homecoming

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its annual Alumni Homecoming on Friday, September 19 on its Prestonsburg campus.The celebration recognized alumni from BSCTC, Prestonsburg Community College and Mayo Technical College.“It is always wonderful to reconnect with our alumni and share the memories of how postsecondary education has changed their lives,” said Dr. George D. Edwards, president and CEO of BSCTC.Dr. ...

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