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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.

 

Accepting the climate scare a recipe for failure

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making a serious strategic mistake in their efforts to block the Obama administration’s proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The points the UMWA bring up—the massive costs and job losses, etc.—are valid to be sure. But they are not enough.The union seems to think that they can win the “war on coal” while accepting the main driver for the EPA’s rules, the ...

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General Aviation is a key tool for small businesses and the economy

When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering specialized equipment, our aircraft has helped us to quickly and effectively serve the many important infrastructure projects we are working on. Just last November, an American Electric Power (AEP) hydroelectric dam in Virginia encountered an outage wh...

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Blackcats visit Riverview Health Care Center for tailgate party

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School football team and PHS cheerleaders visited Riverview Health Care Center for a tailgate party on Thursday.“We had a great evening at Riverview visiting with residents and staff,” Prestonsburg Coach John DeRossett commented. “I’m proud of all who participated. The food and hospitality was deeply appreciated by our football team and staff.”Prestonsburg defeated Pike County Central for its fourth strai...

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Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly abused opaque language in the law to keep records that might be embarrassing out of the public’s hands forever.

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Prestonsburg Tourism captures first place in Chamber golf scramblePRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf scramble, Sept. 18, at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg.More than 20 teams registered to participate in this year’s golf outing. The foursome of Danny Hamilton, Ryan Martin, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner and Kevin Auton, representing the Prestonsburg Tourism Commission, captured first place with a score of 51.Pla...

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UPIKE men’s bowling team places fifth in UNOH Racer Classic

LIMA, Ohio - In the first event of the 2014-15 season, the University of Pikeville men’s bowling team took fifth place at the Northwestern Ohio Racer Classic on Sunday at Westgate Lanes.The format of the two-day event consisted of six team games played on Saturday, followed by 16 Baker games on Sunday. The Bears tallied 9,040 total points with Wright State finishing just ahead in fourth with a score of 9,049.A TV show was taped for the top three teams, which includ...

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Johnson public defender snared in drug indictment

PAINTSVILLE — A longtime Johnson County public defender and her son were arrested last week, charged with a variety of drug offenses.Mary Lou Chandler, 63, of Paintsville, was arrested Sept. 18 and charged with first-degree drug trafficking (less than 10 dosage units) and two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking (less than 10 dosage units). Her son, Matthew Chandler, 34, also of Paintsville, was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking (10 or more dosag...

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LOUISVILLE - Allen Central fell to eventual champion St. Henry in the All “A” State Tournament on Saturday.In the first match of the day, Allen Central defeated Raceland 2–0 (25-15, 25-14), playing what would be possibly its best match of the day.Junior Katie Kendrick pounded in 15 kills on .577 hitting, while fellow Junior Hayley Pinson slapped in six and sophomore Kelsie Jackson added four.Junior Jannah Halbert dished up 21 dingers. Freshma...

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Ed2Go announces schedule of classes

PRESTONSBURG – Below are classes offered through our ed2go program. These classes are offered monthly and last for six weeks. Students have access to instructors 24/7 and a score of 75 percent must be achieved to pass each course. For more information, visit http://www.ed2go.com/bsctc.PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 12 FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer class through its Ed...

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Davis, Campbell win Prestonsburg Big Sandy Idol competition

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Prestonsburg High on Friday, September 12. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.Six students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Ally Davis was crowned the winner, and Alex Campbell finished as runner-up. Both will advance to the regional competition an...

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Blackcats handle Hawks on Senior Night

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg posted its fourth straight win on senior night, defeating visiting Pike County Central 31-22 on Friday night.With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 4-1.As a result of the loss, Pike County Central slipped to 3-2.Prestonsburg scored first and never trailed. Pike County Central, however, made the game interesting late, scoring 22 points after intermission.

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New campaign will share more details about Mountain Parkway Expansion

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an online and social media campaign dedicated to sharing the latest information about the Mountain Parkway Expansion with citizens of the Commonwealth.The Mountain Parkway Expansion is a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a safer and wider transportation corridor to better connect Eastern Kentucky with the rest of the state. Completion of this major highway transportation project was identif...

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Rebels drop non-district game to Paintsville

PAINTSVILLE - Visiting Allen Central encountered a much-improved Paintsville football team when the two former district rivals hooked up late last week. Paintsville pulled away to win convincingly at home, prevailing 51-8 on Friday night.Daymion Belcher, a running back who transferred from crosstown rival Johnson Central, rushed 12 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns for Paintsville in the victory.Paintsville quarterback Kash Daniel rushed for two touchdowns as the ...

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Men’s College Soccer: St. Catharine 3, Pikeville 1

PIKEVILLE – St. Catharine broke open a 1-1 tie with a pair of second-half goals to top the University of Pikeville men’s soccer team 3-1 on Saturday night at the Bob Amos Complex.Ashley Woods scored first for the Patriots in the 55th minute off a cross from Marvin Wesselburg, but the lead was short lived as Mateus Meira took advantage of a foul in the box by finishing a penalty kick to knot the score.But even with the momentum of the free-kick score, the Bear...

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Cresap, Barnes leads No. 19 Lindsey Wilson over Bears

PIKEVILLE – Led by Branden Cresap’s 271 yards through the air and three touchdowns, the Lindsey Wilson offense scored on seven straight drives to top the University of Pikeville 44-14 on Saturday afternoon at the Hambley Athletic Complex.Cresap’s favorite target was Chaz Barnes who came down with four highlight-reel worthy catches for 104 yards as six different Blue Raiders scored touchdowns, including Alex Abner’s 33-yard interception return in the third qu...

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Women’s College Soccer: Pikeville edges St. Catharine, 1-0

PIKEVILLE – Kaitlyn Abdon scored in the 88th minute and the University of Pikeville women’s soccer team held on to win its third Mid-South Conference game since 2009 with a 1-0 decision against St. Catharine on Saturday afternoon at the Bob Amos Complex.The Bears are off to their best start in program history with a 4-0 overall record and 1-0 mark in league play. The previous bests were a pair of 3-0-1 starts in 2011 and 2009. UPIKE will get a chance to make it 5-0 when...

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Pikeville falls to surging St. Catharine

PIKEVILLE – St. Catharine hit a blistering .479 on its way to a 3-0 shutout win over the University of Pikeville volleyball team on Thursday night at the UPIKE Gym.The Bears, which managed only a .014 hitting mark, dropped to an even 7-7 overall and 0-5 mark in Mid-South Conference play. The Patriots, who are receiving votes in the NAIA top-25 poll, improved to 15-4 overall and 3-1 in league play.UPIKE will get its next chance to snap a five-match losing streak on ...

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