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Rescue Squad moves into new headquarters

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PRESTONSBURG — Though their grand opening is still a month away, the new facility for the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is up and running.Construction began roughly a year ago, and has seen an outpouring of support from numerous organizations whose work has culminated in a sprawling complex including garages, bathrooms with showers, a museum area, a full service kitchen, common areas, office space, and an emergency operations center where rescue efforts can be coordinated.


Diversity is good for business, the economy

When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there’s no simple recipe for achieving them, one key ingredient is diversity.

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Man charged with escaping home incarceration

TEABERRY — Authorities say a Floyd County man was not trying to get home when he allegedly escaped last week. Rather, he was trying to get away from it.Randall Akers was under home incarceration at his home on Old House Hollow, when he allegedly cut and removed his monitoring device and left, shortly after midnight, last Wednesday.Akers was arrested a short time later. He now stands accused of second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and th...

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Rotary moves to new rescue squad building

PRESTONSBURG—The Floyd County chapter of Rotary International has found a new home: The new headquarters of the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad.In their first meeting at the new location on Thursday, Squad Captain Tim Cooley gave the club members a tour of the new $1.2 million facility, before the FCERS crew served lunch.Club members said they appreciated Reno’s Roadhouse for serving as their host in the past, and hope to form a strong relationship wi...

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Grand jury indicts 10

PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County grand jury returned indictments against 10 people this week.Those indicted include:• Billy Gene Hunt, 35, two counts of theft by unlawful taking.• Angela K. Osborne, 40, promoting contraband.• Bradley Newsome, 30, theft by unlawful taking (auto), theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), attempted theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), first-degree wanton endangerment.• Randall Ak...

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A small fishing community off the Irish coast is the scene for an alien invasion of giant, bloodsucking space squids in this throwback to those creature features of the 1950s.This flick announces its intentions with authority via the opening. A fishing boat spots a meteor falling to earth. They are almost immediately set upon by an off-screen beast that appears to have many tentacles. The boat, suffice to say, doesn’t make it back home.

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Preschool Easter lessons

There are so many things I can’t tell my preschoolers at church.We have had lots of tears lately when I’ve mentioned “blood.” (We just finished Moses and the plagues.) I wasn’t being gory, but they were scared at the very word!We are preparing for lessons about Jesus’ death and resurrection. They will learn it all when they are older, but for now, there are things I can’t tell them.My “littles” know that Je...

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Bacon is not a vegetable

As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line.Really, I’m not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as “not a threat” to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.Consider this collision I had the other day with a devout vegangelical. While at a potluck among an omnivorous group that included a woman who raises and slaughters chickens and turkeys for meat, I tried to politely excuse myself for not partaking ...

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