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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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Twenty students from the Pikeville Independent and Pike County School Districts were awarded scholarships Thursday from a local company. 

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The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honored 74 high school seniors Tuesday who completed the Chamber’s Work Ethic Award Program. This year’s reception, held at Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, was sponsored by U.S. Bank. More than 130 were in attendance to see the award-winning students r…

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The University of Pikeville will honor the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Coleman College of Business, the Elizabeth Akers Elliott School of Nursing, the Patton College of Education and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, May 19.

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The University of Pikeville recently hosted its annual Research Day to highlight student research activity at the institution. The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kentucky College of Optometry at UPike organized the event.  

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Local teenage girls will have the chance to take part in a musical workshop next week at the Pike County Extension Office. The “Story to Song” workshop series, hosted by Pike County Extension Fine Arts, along with local organizations Pikeville Poetry and Progress Pike, is a two-day collabora…

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It was a simple question: How is Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) helping you have a better life? Eight students took the time to answer via video, and winners were announced in several categories.

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A team of resident volunteers recently spent the day cleaning the area around their neighborhood of Upper Chloe Creek.

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