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Fundraiser to benefit service dog group

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PRESTONSBURG — The family of Ryan Setser, a local four-year-old with Down Syndrome, is continuing their fundraising quest to get their son paired with a highly trained service dog from an Ohio-based nonprofit.The event, sponsored by Angie G. Photography in Prestonsburg, will be pet photo shoots, with the proceeds going to Ryan’s cause. The mini-sessions will run from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Session prices start at $25.

 

Fright stars invade the Black Lagoon

BALTIMORE — The Ninth Annual Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention was held at the Hunt Valley Wyndham, hosting the biggest turnout yet for the event.Film fans from all over the Tri-State region journeyed to the affair to meet film stars, enjoy live entertainment, and shop for collectibles. This year also marked the third in which “Movies From the Black Lagoon” hosted a panel, and it was an exciting one.

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Road gets a rollout

SALYERSVILLE — House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke of watching a dream become reality, during a groundbreaking event Thursday for the start of a project to complete a four-lane corridor across the entire state.

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Federal funds falling short for food banks

PRESTONSBURG — Numbers aggregated by the national non-profit Feeding America indicate that a shortfall of federal funds is making a tangible difference in food banks’ ability to get food onto the table for families in need.The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a needs-based funding program run through the USDA into state agencies, based on unemployment and other statistics. Although food banks receive a great deal of their food from contributions and purchase...

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Escaped inmate arrested

PRESTONSBURG — Jeremiah Vance, wanted after escaping the Floyd County Detention Center during a transfer into the custody of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 30, has been arrested in Pike County and now faces additional charges for the flight.Vance’s arrest warrant says that in the transfer, he kicked Deputy Harrison in the leg and ran, even after being ordered to stop. The alleged stunt means that the felony charges of first-degree escape and third-d...

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Thieves take railroad tracks

SPEWING CAMP — Two men are facing felony charges, after police allege they used a stolen pickup truck to cut up and steal railroad tracks, then fled when police arrived at the scene.According to arrest warrants, Kentucky State Police received two reports in August of men cutting up and stealing railroad tracks at the mouth of Johnson Road. On the second occasion, Aug. 23, when Trooper Jon Hall arrived and found the men still at the scene, they ran away on foot when the office...

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Spotted bass back in schools this fall

This is the third installment of a series of articles titled “Fall Fishing Festival” profiling the productive fishing on Kentucky’s lakes, rivers and streams in fall.FRANKFORT – They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fi...

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Ladycats fall to Paintsville, top Shelby Valley

BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne Ladycats split a pair of 15th Region volleyball matches earlier in the week.On Monday, visiting Paintsville managed to edge the Ladycats 3-2, prevailing 25-15, 15-25, 22-25, 25-9, 15-10).The Ladycats, however, returned to the win column on Tuesday, shutting out Shelby Valley 3-0. Betsy Layne beat Shelby Valley 25-19, 25-12, 25-18.With the win over Shelby Valley, Christina Crase-coached Betsy Layne improved to 18-13.Bets...

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Drugs found after man runs from traffic stop

LACKEY — A man who was pulled over for alleged traffic violations found himself in more hot water, after he allegedly tried to run away from police and drugs were allegedly later found in his car.Aaron Patton, 25, of Estill, was stopped Oct. 7 by an off-duty police officer at the Midee Mart, at Lackey. When the officer approached Patton and explained that he was a police officer, Patton allegedly tried to run away from the scene, but was stopped.

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Correction

An Oct. 15 story, “Hunger on the rise,” included incorrect numbers from a Feeding America study. God’s Pantry network of food banks distributed 1,907,899 meals in Pike County in fiscal year 2014. The Times regrets the error.

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Man arrested for refusing to leave brother’s traffic stop

AUXIER — A man who stopped when he saw his brother get pulled over found himself being taken to jail, after the officer told him to stop interfering and he allegedly refused.According to a police citation, Austin A. Osborne, 21, of Spurlock Creek, saw his brother get pulled over Oct. 3 on Front Street, in Auxier, and stopped at the scene. In the report, the officer wrote that he told Osborne “several times to leave the scene” and told him that he was interfering w...

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College Volleyball: Pikeville drops match to Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG – After outhitting Cumberlands and rolling to a 25-21 win in the first set, the University of Pikeville volleyball team’s offense hit a wall and the Patriots came back to win three straight sets and top the Bears 3-1 on Tuesday.The Bears tallied a negative hitting percentage in the second and third sets before being outhit .433 to .129 in the fourth as Cumberlands bounced back from a first set that saw it commit eight errors.Chelsea Staples was t...

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Waiting for deliverance

I’ve been studying about Rahab, in the book of Joshua, for weeks. (I’m a little obsessed with it.) I wonder about the things that transpired all those years ago. The Israelite spies had come, she had made a pact with them for the freedom of her whole family, and then she had helped the men escape Jericho by climbing out the window. This was her chance for a new life. If she stayed where she was, she would die. If her family stayed where they were, they would die also. Because it i...

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Southeast Ky. Chamber announces interim president/CEO

PIKEVILLE — On Oct. 4, Jared Arnett, the current president and CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber, was named as the first Executive Director of SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region). In taking this position, Arnett will transition from the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to SOAR beginning Nov. 3.“I’m tremendously proud of what the Chamber has accomplished during my time here. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to serve our members and the regi...

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Obama’s dumb war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well. With the Pentagon predicting that this latest conflict could rage for three years or longer, Obama is now poised to leav...

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A casual stroll during a footrace

Monday was Columbus Day.You could be forgiven if you missed it, because it did not make a significant impact on daily lives. Schools held classes. Local government offices were open. Courts were in session. Businesses operated pretty much as normal. You could have gone throughout your day without realizing that it was a holiday.Until you tried to go to a bank or the post office.In this age when American business operates on a 24-7-365 schedule, it simply makes...

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UPIKE women finish fourth in conference fall tourney

BARDSTOWN – Ayla Rhinesmith and Lauren Vice weren’t happy with their round-one results as they combined to drop 24 strokes and lead the University of Pikeville to a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Tournament at the Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course.Vice had the biggest jump, going from a day-one 95 to a 79 in the final 18 holes of the tournament. While Rhinesmith didn’t have as big of an improvement, she still led the Be...

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UPIKE ties for fifth at MSC Fall Tournament

BARDSTOWN – The University of Pikeville men’s golf team moved up one spot from its day-one finish at the Mid-South Conference Fall Tournament, ending up in a tie for fifth place on Tuesday at the Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course.Both the Bears and Georgetown finished with 639 total strokes to lock up in fifth place as Lindsey Wilson claimed the team title with a 610, Cumberlands was seconds at 611 and Emmanuel (Ga.) rounded out the top three after carding a...

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