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Board approves new high school design

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MARTIN — Floyd County Board of Education members voted Thursday in a specially-called meeting at May Valley Elementary to approve the preliminary schematic design of the county’s upcoming new high school.

 

Food poisoning: Your guide to prevention

PIKEVILLE - Every year millions of people experience symptoms related to food poisoning. Typically, symptoms are mild; however, in some instances they can escalate and lead to complications such as paralysis, kidney failure and even death. With symptoms ranging from mild to severe, often it is difficult to recognize the signs. So, how can you know for sure if your illness is just a minor digestive issue or a case of food poisoning? William T. Betz, D.O., MBA, FACOFP, dist., chair, department ...

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Circuit judge candidate campaign spending

The following is a detailed list of fundraising and spending by candidates for circuit judge, during the May primary campaign.DAVID BARBERRaised: $53,600.84Spent: $53,600.84Candidate contributions: $53,600.84Donor contributions: NonePAC contributions: None...

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Allen settling in as P’burg volleyball coach

PRESTONSBURG - Former University of Pikeville standout Kristal Allen is the new head coach of the Prestonsburg High School volleyball team. Allen, who has been serving as an assistant coach on the Betsy Layne High School girls’ basketball staff, inherits a Prestonsburg volleyball team that compiled a 4-17 overall record in 2013. She replaces Jonni Raines as the head coach of the Prestonsburg volleyball squad.Prior to playing at the University of Pikeville, Allen excelled in b...

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Kentucky laws may become models for other states

The Council of State Governments will consider adopting 12 bills from Kentucky as model legislation at its August annual meeting.The bills, all of which became law, range from the well-publicized Juvenile Justice Reform Act to a lesser-known bill that provided civil liability protections to engineers and architects who volunteer their services after a natural disaster or emergency.The council annually publishes suggested legislation about topics of current importance to ...

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Betsy Layne to hold Blue-White Game on Aug. 8.

BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne football program will host its annual Blue-White Game on Aug. 8. The preseason scrimmage is set to start at 6 p.m.Betsy Layne lost quarterback Dylan Hamilton (2,852 yards, 34 touchdowns), top rusher Houston Hall (622 yards, nine touchdowns) and linebacker Blake Spencer as 10 seniors moved on via graduation.After leading Betsy Layne in receiving, senior Peyton Case (1,012 yards, 13 touchdowns receiving) is poised to take on an even bigger rol...

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Students need better counseling to contribute more to the region, working group thinks

MOREHEAD – A group studying how education can lift the economy of Appalachian Kentucky has several ideas, including a “counseling for careers” approach that would begin for students no later than middle school and continue through high school.The program would be modeled after the Kentucky College Coach program that places mentors in high schools for individual support and college coaching, according to discussions in the Education and Retraining Working Group of ...

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P’burg 6U team finishes runner-up in tournament

STANTON - The Prestonsburg 6U baseball team finished runner-up in the War Hawks’ Summer Bash over the weekend in Stanton.The Prestonsburg Cats defeated Powell County Titans in semifinals of the tournament. Prestonsburg, however, fell short in the championship game. The Jackson County Dirtdobbers defeated Prestonsburg in the championship game.The Prestonsburg 6U team features batboy Colby Tucker, players Conner Tucker, Kyle Rose, Luke Hall, Gage Ashley, Mason Willia...

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Fouts wins Firecracker 40

CAMPTON - Brandon Fouts rolled to a win in the Fire Cracker 40 at 191 Speedway on Saturday night. Fouts outlasted a crowded field of fellow drivers to the checkered flag in the feature race.In addition to Fouts, James Grigsby (Open Wheel Modified), Robby Perkins (Super Bomber) and Logan Burke (Stock 4-Cylinder) notched feature wins.Complete feature race results from the Wolfe County track’s latest racenight follow.

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Kinzer finishes third in ‘Atomic Blast’

ALLEN - The Kinzer Motorsports team continued its busy stretch of racing at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday night as the AMRA Late Model Series presided over the $5,000-to-win Atomic Blast. Floyd County was well-represented as veteran driver Brandon Kinzer qualified well and later scored the win in the dash race to earn not only the pole position for the feature, but also an extra $500. After pacing the talented field for the first 21 circuits, Kinzer eventually wound up fini...

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Bengals’ Lewis-Harris suspended by NFL

CINCINNATI - Chris Lewis-Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.Lewis-Harris will be eligible to return to the Bengals’ active roster on Mon., Sept. 15, following the team’s Sept. 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons.Lewis-Harris is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

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EKU Football: Offense Preview

RICHMOND - This is part one of a two-story preview for the 2014 Eastern Kentucky University football team. Part two will feature the defense, special teams and schedule …The Eastern Kentucky University football team is headed towards the proverbial fork in the road this fall. Will the team bounce back from a disappointing 6-6 finish to the 2013 season and be an Ohio Valley Conference title contender again this year? Or will the Colonels face another challenging year in a very...

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Martin selected to guide Morehead State men’s golf program

MOREHEAD - Matthew Martin, who helped Transylvania University to NCAA Division III national runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013, has been named the head men’s golf coach at Morehead State.“I am thankful for this opportunity and very excited about it,” Martin said. “Morehead State has always been special to my family and me. Taking over a program that Coach (Rex) Chaney has led for many years will be a challenge, but I’m eager to get going.”...

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Bornhauser named to Official Preseason All-PFL Team

MOREHEAD - Morehead State University redshirt senior Brandon Bornhauser has been named to the official Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team as a return specialist.Bornhauser, a native of Cincinnati, averaged a team-best 26.7 yards per kickoff return in 2013 with a long burst of 64 yards against Dayton. He also caught 16 passes for 138 yards and hauled in touchdown tosses at Valparaiso and Campbell. Bornhauser was utilized in goal-line offensive situations and produced a team-...

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Floyd had most expensive circuit judge’s race in state

An examination of campaign finance records from the May primary shows the circuit judge’s race in Floyd County was the most expensive such contest in the state, with the highest spending circuit judge candidate in the state and another in the top 10 in spending.that two candidates for the circuit judge’s seat being vacated by Judge John David Caudill were among the top 10 highest spenders in the state.Tom Smith, who earned a chance to compete for the job in N...

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City grants land for low-income apartments

PRESTONSBURG — A new low-income apartment complex could be coming to town soon, after the city council voted Monday night to deed a 2.6-acre tract of land in the Stonecrest Industrial Park to Mountain Comprehensive Care on a provisional basis.Mountain Comp is planning to build a 24-unit complex at the site, with all but five of the units reserved for special needs residents. All of the units would be reserved for low-income residents.While the apartments would be o...

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Council asks KLC to resolve attorney dispute

PRESTONSBURG — A dispute over the mayor’s nomination for the city attorney’s position was raised again, during a city council meeting Monday night.Following a discussion about councilman Les Stapleton’s proposal for a “comeback bucks” program, which would rebate purchases made at participating businesses with vouchers that could be redeemed at the same businesses, city attorney Jim Webb was given a copy of the proposal in order to review its lega...

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Crews began working this week to improve accessibility to sidewalks along North and South Lake Drive. The work is being performed to bring the city’s sidewalks closer into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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