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Candlelight vigil held before upcoming HRMC contract talks

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PRESTONSBURG — Highlands Regional Medical Center union workers and supporters turned out en masse Tuesday evening for a candlelight prayer vigil organized to demonstrate solidarity as final negotiations with hospital administrators approach.The demonstration by Service Employees International Union District 1199 was meant not only to show unity before upcoming contract talks, but also to pray for a solution that would avoid a strike.“I’m here hoping for a resolution,” said Prestonsburg city councilman Les Stapleton. “This situation affects not only the people working at the hospital, but the people who come to the hospital for treatment.”

 

A legislative perspective

Our country has achieved a tremendous amount over the last century, but to me, nothing means more than the gains we have made in the lives of our children.It is difficult to imagine just how far we have come, but statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are one place to start. In 1907, for example, about 1,400 children out of every 100,000 did not make it to their fifth birthday; today, that figure is less than 30. For those ages five to 14, those numbers ha...

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Toufic Saad, professor of mathematics, held an Anti-Bullying class on Friday, July 18, on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Saad, shown with 10-year-old Kaylee Jarrell, held the event in partnership with the college’s Speakers Bureau. Saad conducts presentations on Kids Against Bullying, Verbal Defense and Self-Defense for Women. For more information, contact Saad at (606) 889-4771 or email toufic.saad@kctcs.edu.

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District named tops in the area for second straight year

The Floyd County Conservation District was recently honored for its outstanding dedication and leadership by being named the top conservation district for the second straight year in Area 8.The District received the award at the Kentucky Association of Conservation District annual convention held in Louisville July 13-15. The District are divided into 9 areas throughout the state.

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For the Record

MARRIAGE LICENSESDebra J. Hampton, 46, of Virgie, to Gary Wayne Ray, 52, of Virgie.Samantha B. Goble, 28, of Banner, to Paul Aaron Burgess, 32, of Banner.Tiffany Lasha Amburget, 19, of Martin, to Hiram Benjamin Carroll, 22, of Martin.Arial Milynn Hopkins, 23, of Richmond, to Justin Lee Conn, 25, of Richmond.Erma Lee Maynard, 32, of Martin, to Stanley Conn, 46, of Martin....

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Practice safety at the shooting range

FRANKFORT – The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky this week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it cou...

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Stolen electricity sends ex-con back to prison

PIKEVILLE — A Floyd County man is headed back to prison, after admitting to a violation of his federal probation.On Wednesday, Manis Risner, 55, of Martin, stood before U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar, waiting to learn his fate after admitting he had stolen electricity by using jumper cables to connect his electric box to an electric line.Risner was one of five people indicted in September 2009 as part of a conspiracy to travel to Pennsylvania to illegitimately obt...

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Road to Fame finals set for Saturday

PRESTONSBURG — The final round of the 2014 Country Music Highway Road to Fame contest is set for 7:30 this Saturday night at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg.Finalists emerging from June’s semifinal rounds include Corban Booher, Sam Fisher, Jason Goble, Ciara James, Wakita Young, Katelyn Fitch, Clarke Sexton, Gracie Thompson, the duo of Something Different (Cody Morgan and Savannah Taylor), and three-piece group Kindred Spirit (Rebecca Williamson, Ashley Butler,...

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Do something about it America’s poverty

I’ve never lived in poverty. However, like most Americans I have known a few tough times. I do know that poverty is not pretty. I’ve never been around a hungry family that was dancing in joy because of their dire situation. Poverty is hard.I grew up in Martin County, Kentucky. We were supposed to be the poorest county in the United States in 1964 when President Johnson began his campaign against poverty.

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Paving on U.S. 23 in Floyd starts Friday

PRESTONSBURG – Paving on U.S. 23 in Floyd County starts Friday morning, July 18, according to Jerry Lowe, Engineering Technologist with Highway District 12.Lowe said the northbound lanes of U.S. 23 will be affected between mile points 10.9 and 12.9, from the traffic signal at the Allen intersection with Route 1428 to Skeans Marathon near the intersection with Route 3384, Town Branch Road.Weather permitting, the work should take about a week, which means that northb...

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Jacob Stratton recently received the award for most outstanding computer science student during the University of Pikeville’s Honors Convocation. The event acknowledges academic excellence and student achievement. The award was presented by Howard Francis, associate professor of mathematics and computer science. Stratton is the son of Freddie and Renee Stratton.

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South Floyd finalizes, releases football schedule

HI HAT - South Floyd High School has finalized and released its football schedule for the 2014 season. The Raiders will open the upcoming campaign on the road at Magoffin County on Aug. 22. But after starting the season on the road, South Floyd’s schedule will feature six home games. The home portion of South Floyd’s schedule will included contests versus Pineville (Aug. 29), Hannan, W.Va. (Sept. 5), Knott County Central (Sept. 12), Pikeville (Oct. 10), Allen Central (Oct. 17) and...

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Newsome named Pike Central girls’ head coach

BUCKLEYS CREEK - After one season as an assistant coach on the Betsy Layne boys’ basketball bench, Derrick Newsome is set to guide another high school hoops program as its head coach. Newsome has been named the new head coach of the Pike County Central girls’ basketball team.Two years ago, Newsome guided the Allen Central Lady Rebels to a 58th District championship and an appearance in the semifinals of the 15th Region Tournament.

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Reward offered in Skeans Marathon robbery

PRESTONSBURG — After the armed robbery of his family-owned convenience store earlier this week, Anthony Skeans is on a mission to make sure the guilty party is found and punished.Police say a man robbed the Skeans Marathon at the Bull Creek Trade Center early Tuesday morning. Wearing a black mask and black clothing, he allegedly leveled a gun at the cashier, demanded money, and took off on foot toward Town Branch Road.“Whenever you bring a gun in and stick it...

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Jenny Wiley Theatre

I can still remember the first time I went to the Jenny Wiley Theatre. It was awesome! My grandparents took my sister and me to see “I Do, I Do” in 1978.I had been to school plays and even been in a few, but I had never been to anything as magnificent as this! Why, when the first song began, one of the main characters was standing right in the middle of the audience. I could’ve touched her if my sister would have moved! It was Broadway before I knew there WAS a Br...

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Ray, Paintsville 11-12s vying for state title

PAINTSVILLE - Adams Middle School seventh-grader Grant Ray is set to compete in the Kentucky State Little League Baseball Tournament. Ray is a member of the Paintsville 11-12-year-old All-Star team.Earlier in the month, the Paintsville 11-12 year old All-Star team won the District 7 Championship with a 11-1 victory over the Prestonsburg 11-12-year-old All-Star team at StoneCrest.The Paintsville squad is set to face three opponents in as many days. Paintsville will play M...

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University of Pikeville hosts PEPP Program

PIKEVILLE –Kentucky high school students from 16 counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. Nearly 800 students have participated in the university’s program since its inception in 1999.

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Kenny Huffman Classic Tennis Tournament set for Aug. 1-3

PIKEVILLE - The 41st Annual Kenny Huffman Classic will be played Aug. 1-3 at the Bob Amos Park tennis courts in Pikeville. The tradition-rich tennis tournament will feature age divisions for junior, adult and senior players.For more information, visit www.kenhuffclas.org.Interested individuals may also call 606-437-4003. Entry forms are available on the website and may be printed, completed and faxed to 606-437-7847.The entry deadline by mail, fax or telephone...

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