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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Kentucky. They plan to film episodes of the hit History Channel series “American Pickers” throughout the state in October. 

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As part of the University of Pikeville Convocation series, the university will welcome Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms in Nashville as a speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 11 starting at 11 a.m. at Booth Auditorium.

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Dr. Brian Van Brunt, a nationally recognized expert on systems-level solutions to safer campuses, presented a training at Big Sandy Community and Technical College recently. His presentation was attended by BSCTC faculty and staff and several University of Pikeville representatives.

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When high school students throughout Pike County graduated in May of this year, they were looking forward to college and the chance to explore the world to see what they wanted to do as a career.

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Each year Big Sandy Area Community Action Program is afforded the opportunity to present students in their service area with scholarships to help them attend college or vocational school. This year, nine students across Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin counties received a total of m…

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The Kentucky State Fair, since its start in 1902,  has grown to amaze and attract an average of 600,000 guests annually for exciting competitions, educational and entertaining exhibits,  attractions, concerts and more. Pike County 4-H members were are well represented in this year’s state co…

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Artists Collaborative Theatre welcomes its 2018-19 season opener to the stage with “The Christians.” “The Christians,” first performed in 2015, is written by American playwright Lucas Hnath and co-directed at the ACT by Jason Justice and Treyton Blackburn with support by Tara Buckley as musi…

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There will be more capes and spandex wandering the downtown area than usual Aug. 25 at the East Kentucky Expo Center hosts the 2018 Pikeville Comic Convention starting at 10 a.m.

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The National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center presented this year’s Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Awards to three Kentucky educators, including a teacher from Pikeville High School.

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The Pike County Public Library, located at 126 Lee Avenue in Pikeville, will be hosting a book signing  of “Adventures of a Traveling Woman” by former BSCTC Sociology teacher Dr. Phyllis Puffer on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 2-5 p.m.

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A crowd gathered at the Capitol building in Frankfort last week for a special program to announce and recognize the 30 new members to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. Among them is Merlin Nathan Sesco, a former Army noncommissioned officer, who has since returned to his hometown to take u…

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A 4-H delegation of 118 children, counselors and volunteers recently attended to the J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London this summer for a week of camping and outdoor activities. The theme for the camp was “4-H Camp is Out of this World.”

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With school coming back into session, the annual question arises of what to do with kids who are too old for day care and not ready to stay home by themselves, or now that you are in college, where are you supposed to hang out and relax?

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The East Kentucky Expo Center recently announced an all-new concert experience will be playing for one performance on Thursday, December 13. Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland. Tickets went on sale Friday and can be purchased at Appalachian Wireless Box Office.

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Runners from around Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia came to Pikeville Saturday morning to compete in the White Lightning Half Marathon and 5K, a rustic track around the Pike County Airport.

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There are many people who wouldn’t mind a lazy, summer day floating down the Tug Fork River; however, a father-son duo from Phelps decided to take it much further.

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When it comes to preserving fresh-off-the-vine flavors of summer fruits and vegetables, the University of Kentucky- — Pike County Extension Service is taking the lead to ensure that home chefs get the information they need to do so safely.

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Fifty high school students gathered at the University of Pikeville Archery Practice Field on Saturday to attend the first UPike Archery Camp.

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Volunteers from SCORE International partnered with Elkhorn City Baptist Church to host the 10th annual “Shoes of Hope” Thursday presenting kids and families in need with shoes and socks donated from around the country.

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By popular demand, organizers have scheduled a new Elkhorn City Night Market from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 21— the first one for 2018. 

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The Lexington Philharmonic is bringing a string quartet to Whitesburg, Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. as part of the Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series playing quartets by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Dvořák’s American String Quartet, in which Dvořák drew inspiration from the spirit of American f…

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Five students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry recently attended the 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii to present their research papers. Researchers traveled from all over the world to present the most up-to-da…

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The Pike County Health Department hosted its WIC fruit and veggie voucher pick up on May 28 and May 29 and partnered with the Pikeville Farmer’s Market to educate users on how best to utilize the vouchers with a pop-up market. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles visited the hea…

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The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association recently opened its 43rd Annual Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville. Among the first campers of the year were group of boys from Pike County. The week-long camp runs throughout June and July serving both boys and girls throughout the state during alternat…

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Morehead State University’s Eagle Scholars program held its summer faculty meeting June 13, with nearly 60 high school teachers who will participate in the 2018-19 school year. More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU dual-credit classes this fall with more than 3…

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For the fourth year in a row, locals affiliated with the Pike Association of Southern Baptists will reach out this coming week to meet both spiritual and physical needs in the community.

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I’m embarrassed to admit that most of my knowledge about the Korean War (conflict or whatever the “correct” term may be) is largely informed by one of my favorite long-running television series, M*A*S*H. Sandwiched between the much larger WWII and the more controversial Vietnam War, Korea is…

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Gaither Vocal Band is preparing for a stop at the East Kentucky Expo Center this weekend, where founder and gospel songwriter/producer Bill Gaither said he wants to leave the audience “with a little hope.”

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Louisville’s renowned international recording artists Appalatin will headline the third Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series show on Thursday, June 14. Whitesburg native Carla Gover and Zoe Speaks kicks off the evening at 6 p.m.

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Pikeville native Roma Lou McClanahan was presented the Resident Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kentucky Senior Living Association recently at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.  She was nominated by Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, where she has been a resident since 2016.

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Music lovers are invited to bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs as Kentucky Music Hall of Fame songwriter Larry Cordle joins rising bluegrass star Dave Adkins in a free duet performance on Thursday, May 31 as the opening act of the inaugural Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series located at…

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The University of Pikeville-College of Arts and Sciences honored 10 new social workers during the fourth annual pinning ceremony on May 18, in Booth Auditorium on campus.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College held commencement ceremonies at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg on May 4-5, presenting 159 Associate in Arts degrees, 162 Associate in Science degrees, 265 Associate in Applied Science degrees, 1,000 certificates and 156 diplomas.

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Justin Lowe of Canada, has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute as technical trainer for its new Machinist Technology/CNC Program based at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Williamson, West Virginia.

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