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Farmers market gaining national attention

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PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Farmers Market has shown considerable growth during its five-year existence, from having a couple of farmers who made a combined $600 the first year, to adding many more farmers, cooks and craftsmen and bringing in over $48,000 during 20 sale dates last year. Now, that growth is starting to gain attention, near and far.Last week, the market was highlighted by the Appalachian Regional Commission as one of 283 local foods destinations across the agency’s 13-state service area. The market is included in ARC’s “Bon Appétit Appalachia” showcase, which can be viewed online at visitappalachia.com, as well in the latest issue of Food Traveler Magazine.

 

‘Wah Wah’ Jones passes away

LEXINGTON - Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the University of Kentucky, passed away Sunday in Lexington at the age of 88.Jones played basketball, football and baseball at Kentucky in the late 1940s and is the only Wildcat athlete to have his jersey retired in basketball and football. He came to UK from his native Harlan, where he set a national scoring record in basketball with 2,398 points and led Harlan High School to t...

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PHS football team to hold media day on Sunday

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School football program will hold its annual media day on Sunday (Aug. 3) at 6 p.m. at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium.Fresh off an impressive postseason run, Prestonsburg returns nearly all of its starters and is poised to contend for a state title.After turning around its 2013 season and finishing runner-up in Class 2A, Region 4, Prestonsburg regained the label of one of the state’s top Class 2A teams. The Blackcats will e...

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Cordia High School receives sanctions from KHSAA

LEXINGTON - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Req...

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Former UPIKE standout shines in Florida pro league

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has named Florida Flight rookie and recent University of Pikeville graduate Chris Watson its Game Changer Player of the Month for June.Watson set an FBA record scoring mark in his third game as a professional, tallying 46 points against the Tampa Bay Rebels on May 31. Watson continued to thrive, averaging 26.3 points and 17.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. Watson’s production helped...

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For the Record

MARRIAGE LICENSESTonya Gail Lawson, 47, of Garrett, to Paul Dean Lafferty, 39, of Prestonsburg.Brittany Danielle Mullins, 24, of Melvin, to Timothy Matthew Hall, 25, of Melvin.Deanna Blaine Simpkins-Whitehead, 30, of Van Lear, to Kevin Douglas Johnson, 39, of Van Lear.Jessica Lynn Spears, 30, of Regina, to Scott Douglas Layne, 40, of Prestonsburg.Tonya Sue Jude, 47, of Prestonsburg, to Robert Wilso...

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PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Rotary Club presented Earlene Newsome Nelson a check for $300 to support the Town Branch Church of Prestonsburg’s annual backpack and school supply giveaway for those in need. The project is in its 20th year, and the donation comes in addition to 39 backpacks the Rotary Club has already donated. The backpacks will be given away at Town Branch Church in Prestonsburg on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Aaron K. Nelson...

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Loving family matriarch remembered

PRESTONSBURG — A loving mother and friend of the community would have been 100 years old this month.Hattie King Mosley passed away at age 99. This longevity, her family says, is likely due to her vitality, thanks to activities including her working in her garden, even throughout her golden years, to maintain flowers and make her outdoors a pleasant place to be.Mosley is the progenitor to a large and loving family, including five children, 14 grandchildren, 26 great...

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Floyd County teachers attend Professional Development Academy

EASTERN — Before Floyd County students return to school in August, their teachers were already hitting the classroom this week in Floyd County Schools’ Professional Development Academy, held over two days at Allen Central High School.

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Wildcats honored for academics by NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence.The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recognize outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 season.John Calipari’s squa...

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Small businesses want minimum wage increase

If Congress actually listened to small business owners, the minimum wage would be going up. Instead, July 24 will mark five years without an increase since the federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 an hour in 2009.Small business livelihoods depend on revenue, not rhetoric. Small business owners know there’s a problem when median household income is lower than it was in 2009, adjusted for inflation, but the Dow Jones stock index has soared to record highs – nearly doubli...

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Two injured in head-on collision on U.S. 23

PRESTONSBURG — A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Town Branch and U.S. 23 on Thursday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital and stopped traffic in both directions.Officer Bryan Hall, with the Prestonsburg Police Department, said the investigation into the accident is in the preliminary stages, and nothing is currently confirmed. But witnesses on hand agreed that the driver of a black Nissan Altima, turning left onto the southbound lanes of U.S. 23 from Town B...

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FCERS preparing for 47th annual radio auction

PRESTONSBURG — Before the grand opening of the Alexander-Goble-Willis Rescue Training Center on August 30, the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is holding its annual radio auction this Aug. 6-9.Since the FCERS operates on its own, without a penny of subsidy from city, state, or federal tax dollars, it falls on them to fund their operation as well as run it. Generous donations have helped them build the sprawling new headquarters on Cliff Road, but the largest portion o...

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Vacation Bible school

We have just finished our Vacation Bible School. I’m hyper in my head, but only in my head…the rest of me is pooped. I’ve been sore every day and walk like a really old woman. I am exhausted and I stink…I’ve been on the preschool music team.

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Rental Central

Three recent flicks and two older series promised hours of entertainment for those wishing to beat the July heat.“Sabotage” — Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this gritty thriller from the maker of “Training Day.” The film follows a DEA team who begin to fracture under the pressure of a corruption investigation. Things escalate when members of the group start getting murdered, and it becomes clear that they have a traito...

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A quartet of victims shipwrecks on the worst possible island (since it is utterly infested with the titular creatures) in this horror yarn that snuck into 1950s drive-in cinemas.The film opens with a news report that lets us know our cast is already lost at sea due to Hurricane Emily (apparently, it was too costly to shoot a shipwreck scene, though there is some awesome stock footage of a hurricane pounding Miami). Cut to an island where our band is making do with the situation. Ca...

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UK Football Fan Day set for Aug. 9

LEXINGTON - Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge.Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 a.m. and fans will also be able to pick up new 2014 posters and schedule cards. The 2014 Wildcats will be available for autographs in the Nutter Fieldhouse and the a...

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Rose, ADN closing in on Eastern Kentucky vs. The World

PRESTONSBURG - Kent Rose built it and they came. And now, they’re coming back.Rose and his Arm Drop Nation will converge upon Combs Airport in Hager Hill for the Appalachian Wireless Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags’ next event, Eastern Kentucky vs. The World, Friday, Aug. 1-Saturday, Aug. 2.Neal James from Call of the Wildman, former WWF World Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs of the Nasty Boys and the Good Ol’ Boys - John Thomas Combs and Trampus King - will all...

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