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University of Pikeville alumni and friends recently reconnected in the “Horse Capital of the World,” at one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the heart of the bluegrass, the Lexington Country Club.

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The 55th Annual Pond Creek Reunion was held last weekend, beginning at Stone on Friday and culminating at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on Saturday. Friday’s reunion itinerary once again included a luncheon at the home of Bill and Darlene Ball, as well as tours later on in the afternoon thro…

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The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) class of 2023 has set a record level among students in the college. A remarkable 71 percent of KYCO’s newest students chose to make a financial gift to the university. The yearly gift from students at KYCO has evolved into a tr…

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Elkhorn City Kindergarten classes kicked off fall break with a trip to Fender’s Farm In Jonesborough, Tennessee. While there they gathered popcorn, gourds and pumpkins and many other fun autumnal activities. First row (l to r) Zoey Ratliff, Skylar Harris, Elijah Taylor, Sophie Ward, Shelby A…

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Grandparents gathered at Bevins Elementary School Sept. 9 to celebrate National Grandparents Day. Grandparents enjoyed eating breakfast and lunch with their grandchildren. After lunch, the grandparents were offered a variety of reading materials provided by the Bevins Library to read to thei…

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Have an antique that you think maybe worth something? Cannot make it to the Antique Road Show? The Pike County Library will be hosting free antique appraisals from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Steve R. Harris, Ph.D., was named this year’s John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Lecturer at the annual Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) Founders Dinner on Sept. 13. The award recognizes Harris’ service to the medical school, along with the community, that spans two decades a…

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Whether they were providing eyeglasses in Mexico, helping with repairs for a church in Guatemala or volunteering with Remote Area Medical in Hazard, University of Pikeville students of all types spent their summer striving to serve.

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In October  2016, Barry Estep of Pikeville, was told he was suffering from a rare condition caused by his liver. His medical treatment took him to Durham, North Carolina, where physicians at Duke University Hospital informed him he needed a liver transplant. His life expectancy was only 24 months.

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The fundamental purpose of AARP, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Pike County Retired Teachers Association is based on a vision of service to others. As part of their annual service project, PCRTA members purchased school supplies this August to give to school children.  As retired …

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The Appalachian Center for the Arts opened its newest show, “Million Dollar Quartet,” on Thursday and finished strong, despite a citywide power outage occurring during its finale. The production recreates the story of the convergence of rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, C…

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The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce welcomed eight new individuals to its board of directors during its annual board installation reception held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pikeville on Thursday, July 25.

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The Wildlife Women’s Float ‘Em If Ya Got ‘EM river adventure makes its way down the the Tug Fork River this past Saturday. This is the second year the organization hosted the river float and hopes to make it an annual event. According to Cassie Diamond, chapter leader for Mingo, Logan, Wayne…

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Main Street Live returned to downtown Pikeville on Friday with live music by the band Sons of FM at the Billy Johnson Stage at Appalachian Wireless Arena. The next Main Street Live event in Pikeville will be held Aug. 2.

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The Pikeville Farmer’s Market held its Christmas in July Twilight Market on Saturday, during which vendors from the area fought off the heat and set up to show off their crafts and goods that were available for purchase.

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PRESTONSBURG — The East Kentucky Science Center is offering several activities for children and adults this summer, including a month-long celebration of a the first manned moon landing and weekly events for families.

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The  45th Hellier High School Alumni Reunion/ Banquet held Saturday evening, May 25, 2019, at the New Marrowbone Fire Department Community Center, was once again a happy homecoming event. Moreover, what a reunion it was as  Hellcats strolled through the door, and enjoyed the ambiance of days…

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The Hatfield-McCoy House Flotilla made it way down the Tug Fork River for the third time Saturday on a lengthy route that gave participants plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

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Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized the fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony on June 21. Held at the KSP Training Academy, this service honored the memory of the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the …

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The members of the jazz group, The Jazzalachians, perform during the Art Brigade’s first Jazz Night in Williamson, West Virginia, on Tuesday evening. Jim Pajarillo, who coordinated the event held at Starter’s Sports Bar and Grill, said the it was very successful and exceeded expectations. He…

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According to Forbes Magazine and global market research company Statista, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is the ninth best employer in Kentucky, based on employee satisfaction surveys. To arrive at these rankings, Statista experts surveyed thousands of employees on criteria like salar…

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Eric Werth, Ed.D., professional development manager at the University of Pikeville, has been selected to participate in the Open Education Group’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Fellowship program sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OER may be freely used, edite…

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The Pike County Health Department and the Pike County Humane Society are sponsoring a series of rabies vaccination clinic throughout the county on Thursday, June 13.

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Pikeville Elementary students from pre-school through sixth grade attended Camp Innovation this week to explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) skills and have fun at the same time.

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The University of Pikeville has partnered with numerous educational institutions in Kentucky and Virginia to create pathways to UPIKE’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), Kentucky College of Optometry and Coleman College of Business Master of Business Administration program.

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The third Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series concert features the jazz-fusion stylings of the Ethan Jodziewicz Group at the Mountain Heritage Festival stage on June 13. Bek and the Starlight Review open the show.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health is working to make the general public and business community aware of new changes to the state’s food code which will improve safety and health standards for food storage, preparation and serving.

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Jeep-lovers are getting down and dirty this weekend as the City of Pikeville, the Eastern Kentucky Jeep Club and Appalachian Wireless Area bring “It’s a Jeep Thang” to life.

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The Bard is coming to the Bluegrass in an inventive re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” to be performed at Middle Creek National Battlefield at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

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Kentucky Power has awarded 13 grants totaling about $12,000 to a dozen Eastern Kentucky schools as part of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program, and Teacher Vision grants, including five teachers and schools in Pike County.

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Four years have flown by since the first free lunch was served at the Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen and the staff celebrated this milestone during a free community luncheon on Monday.

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The Southeast Kentucky Chamber honored 56 local high-school seniors during its 2019 Work Ethic Award banquet held at the University of Pikeville Tuesday evening, with four of those students also leaving the banquet with a $500 check.

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The Pikeville Farmer’s Market opened for the season Saturday, offering a selection of locally-grown produce and homemade goods. Sugar snap beans, lettuces and herbs are currently in season with Pike-County produced Maple Syrup and Apple Butter from David Walker Farms, tomato and pepper seedl…

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