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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.


E-cig retailer speaks with CADA

PRESTONSBURG – September’s meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction featured a guest speaker excited about educating the uninitiated in the emerging industry of electronic cigarettes.Kristi Kendall, one of the proprietors of Prestonsburg’s e-cigarette store Kickin’ Ash, was on hand to answer questions about how the new technology is proving to be not just a safer alternative to smoking, but also a powerful cessation tool for those who want to kick the h...

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Constitution Day celebrated with voter registrations

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh and Connie Gray spent Wednesday running a voter signup drive at Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Student Center in Prestonsburg.Waugh says that while they were only able to register a handful of voters, such a turnout is not unusual, as most people are already registered to vote by the time they enter college. Similar voter registration drives at area high schools typically pick up new voters in droves....

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Office theft caught on camera

STANVILLE — An Ivy Creek man is facing felony theft charges, after surveillance video allegedly showed him stealing money from a restaurant safe.Huddle House owner Robert Canter reported an apparent theft to Kentucky State Police on the evening of Sept. 8. When Trooper Cameron Allen went to the restaurant to investigate the report, Canter told the officer that money had been taken from an office safe and that he had video surveillance footage of the theft.

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Father files theft charge against son

PRESTONSBURG — A Goebel Branch man faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing cash from his father.Curt Linville Jarvis Jr., 43, of Prestonsburg, was arrested Sept. 9 on a complaint filed by his father, Curt Jarvis Sr., dating back to Aug. 18.On that day, the elder Jarvis alleges that his son said he was going to use a restroom, but instead used a tool to unlock his father’s bedroom door. Once inside, the younger Jarvis allegedly took $900 from a safe....

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Raiders rout Knott Central for second straight win

HI HAT - South Floyd defeated visiting Knott County Central 50-20 to post its second straight win on Friday night.The Raiders rushed for 397 yards in the win. Also moving the football the air, South Floyd picked up another 86 yards via passes.Leading ground-gainer Jacob Meade rushed 10 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders. Meade proved to be tough to tackle throughout the non-district high school football game.Another South Floyd running back...

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Bath County man arrested after wreck

JACK’S CREEK — A car wreck was only the beginning of trouble for an Owingsville man, who found himself in jail after he allegedly became belligerent with ambulance workers who sought to treat him.Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin was called shortly after 1 a.m. Friday to the scene of the wreck and, on his way, was notified by KSP Post 9 that emergency personnel with Left Beaver Ambulance had called to report that the driver was being combative with them....

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Blackcats ranked seventh in Class 2A poll

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg is ranked seventh in the latest Kentucky Associated Press Class 2A High School Football Poll.The Blackcats are listed ahead of Middlesboro (8), Glasgow (9) and Newport Central Catholic (10).Prestonsburg is ranked behind Murray (6), Owensboro Catholic (5), Bardstown (4), Louisville Christian Academy (3), Caldwell County (2) and top-ranked DeSales (1).Danville, Lloyd Memorial, Ballard Memorial, Union County, Hancock County, Shawnee an...

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Obama’s foreign policy collapse

President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.”What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the caliphate to a mini-state, or merely a large swath of territory in Syria and Iraq.

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The many islands of ‘Dr. Moreau’

H.G. Wells was a true visionary who penned classic stories about fantastic subjects. He was also a slightly paranoid genius, who cloaked his fears for the future of mankind in compelling sci-fi stories. Though he is most famous for introducing the idea of an invasion from outer space (as seen in the classic “War of the Worlds”), he always returned to the theme that man was his own worst enemy. In stories like “The Invisible Man,” he pr...

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Rental Central

A good week for solid entertainment saw several quality TV series and two blockbuster films hitting the shelves.“Godzilla” — If you hated the 1990s’ reboot of this legendary monster flick from the 1950s, then you are not alone. The Japanese studio that created the franchise, Toei, did too. They made sure to get director approval this time and demanded that a portion of the film be made in Japan. It worked. We now have a stunning modern versi...

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Lady Blackcats upend host Hazard

HAZARD - Prestonsburg topped host Hazard 4-1 in a girls’ high school soccer game on Tuesday.Offensively, Jackie Kidd paced host Prestonsburg with three goals. Accompanying Kidd in the Prestonsburg scoring column, Katie Porter contributed one goal.Carly Burchett dealt out two assists for the Lady Blackcats in the win.Aiding the Prestonsburg offensive effort, Jana Jarvis dished out one assist.Defensively for Prestonsburg, goalkeeper Maddy Ousley...

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Allen Central wins Woodford County Invitational Tournament

EASTERN - Three-time defending 15th Region volleyball champion Allen Central captured another tournament championship over the weekend. After claiming the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship on Thursday (Sept. 11), Allen Central won the Woodford County Invitational Tournament title on Saturday.During the Woodford County-hosted tournament, Allen Central defeated West Jessamine 2-0 (25-13, 25-12), Western Hills 2-0 (25-18, 25-9), Wayne County 2-1 (22-25, 25-14, 15-11...

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Kinzer wins Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball Race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Willard Kinzer drove his 2000 Twin Turbo Corvette to victory lane during the Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball race at Thunder Valley on Saturday.The Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball race brought in the quickest street cars that had been to the popular Street Fight Series.“There were faster cars than mine there, but you had to have the right setup between power and traction,” Kinzer said.Maybe the driving skills that the...

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Important election

Right now, there is an epic battle raging over whether America will be a democracy governed by the people or a plutocracy ruled by corporations and the ultra-rich.Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes sit on opposite sides of this debate about the role of money in U.S. elections. More than any lawmaker, McConnell is the face of eliminating campaign finance limits. Alison Grimes agrees with an overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose the toxic influence of money in politics and bel...

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Work together for clean coal

Our struggling coal industry must find a way to revive itself for the regions whose economies and families depend on coal. I do not see regulations being dialed back in the near future as 70 percent of Americans are of the opinion something must be done to further protect the environment from the negative effects of the carbon emissions created by burning coal.

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Walk in their shoes

I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it to survive. And as a successful capitalist, it pains me to see that the American Dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach.As a young boy, I knew all too well the despair of empty pockets. I learned to be resourceful, making money by selling...

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Adams defeats Letcher County in bowl game

HAZARD - The Adams Middle School B-Team notched another win over the weekend, doubling up Letcher County 12-6 in a Hazard-hosted bowl game.Several members of the experienced Adams B-Team excelled throughout the bowl game.Offensively for the Adams B-Team, Cameron Wright rushed eight times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. One of the area’s top young running backs, Wright was named the game’s Offensive MVP.Defensively for the Blackcats, Karsten Poe p...

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