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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.

 

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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Churches host substance abuse awareness event

AUXIER — For the second year, two area churches worked together to get out the message that there is help for drug addiction, during a substance abuse awareness event Saturday night.Those who gathered in the Auxier Park heard personal stories and messages about how drug addiction can be overcome, interspersed with gospel music performances. Those who attended were also treated to free dinner consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a drink.The event was the re...

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Financial services information

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) offers a variety of programs to assist students with the cost of pursuing a college education.Here’s a breakdown of each program:Financial AidStudents are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as early in January as possible to increase their chances of receiving the maximum amount of fu...

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AOKY provides career, technical education wIth employment in mind

PRESTONSBURG – The harsh reality of a layoff oftentimes leads workers to seek retraining for a new career.At Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), the Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) program provides a comprehensive fast-track for students to retrain, retool and go to work.The program, a partnership between BSCTC, Kentucky Adult Education and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, provides technical training and basic educat...

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Buser re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees

CHICAGO – Boyd R. Buser, D.O., of Pikeville, was re-elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) and osteopathic medical students. He is AOA board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine.“As the dean of an osteopathic medical school, I have the unique privilege of watching students realiz...

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Mayor, Chamber of Commerce welcome new business

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Chamber of Commerce members and several figures of the community stopped by Castle’s Roofing and Siding on Monday for an official grand opening celebration, including the ceremonial ribbon cutting.Business owner Frank Castle took the oversized scissors and snipped the ribbon, welcoming this new store on South Lake Drive to his other location in Paintsville.Frank’s daughter Laura Castle says the store sells all manner of roofi...

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School staff train to help diabetic students

PRESTONSBURG — Medical professionals and school staff came together on Friday morning as delegated staff training sessions for diabetes treatment took place at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Prestonsburg student center.New laws in Kentucky allow designated school staff, not just school nurses, who have taken this training to administer insulin injections and other medications to students in need. Friday’s session saw guidance counselors, secretari...

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Elliott named dean of academic affairs

PRESTONSBURG – Myra T. Elliott has been named dean of academic affairs at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).Elliott, of Prestonsburg, started as a nursing instructor in 1991. She has held positions as biological science division chair, coordinator of the associate degree nursing and pathways nursing program and associate dean of allied health.In her new position, Elliott will oversee associate deans of academic programs and learning support services...

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Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers will perform at Breaks Park, Aug. 15

Award winning musician Larry Sparks and his Lonesome Rambler Band are set to perform at Breaks Interstate Park on Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm. The show will be held at the park amphitheater. Sparks is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today.“As part of the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, the Breaks is making a concerted effort to showcase our rich musical heritage. The Larry Sparks concert will represent the capstone...

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UK initiates statewide dialogue to address childhood obesity, academic achievement

LEXINGTON – Today’s public schools serve and educate students amidst competing demands of accountability, innovation, and fiscal constraints. Kentucky’s schools face an additional and significant challenge: The Commonwealth has the eighth highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, and more than one-third of Kentucky children are overweight or obese.A growing body of evidence links childhood health status — specifically nutrition and physical activity ...

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