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The Thomas C. Cecil Lodge #375 recently delivered bicycles to the nine schools in their jurisdiction for the school attendance program. Students with perfect attendance will be placed into a drawing and one girl and one boy from each school will get a bicycle.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions has partnered with Big Sandy RECC and AEP to launch the Lineman Training Program beginning March 2020. The Lineman Training Program prepares students for a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry.

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Belfry Elementary congratulated Maci Jade Maynard and Jace Carter Mullins. These two fifth-grade students have been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. East year, a select group of academically talented students in the …

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DAVID — The David School is banking on a rail banking project that will connect West Prestonsburg to David.

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Classic cartoon princesses clashed Thursday in the opening night of the Appalachian Center for the Arts’ hilarious epic, “Game of Tiaras.” The play centers around a similar story to William Shakespeare’s famous play, King Lear, where the king’s daughters are Disney princesses, including Bell…

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On Saturday, Pikeville Medical center hosted its 6th Annual Heart Ball at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. The “Mad Hatter” themed gala event was decorated by Above and Beyond to look as if it was straight from Wonderland and was held to help raise money for the hospital’s Heart and Vascular …

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During the month of January, Belfry Elementary third grade students participated and celebrated the “100th Day of School.” To show school spirit and commemorate this special day, students dressed up as a 100-year-old person.  Third grade teachers Angela Tackett, Nikki Hunt, Jackie Charles an…

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The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced that Josephine Owoeye, D.O., assistant dean for student and professional development at the University of Pikeville — Kentucky College of Optometry, has been selected as one of the 60 scholars chosen for the program’s sixth annual …

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Patton Leadership Institute spent the day in Martin County on Thursday, Dec. 19 learning about Martin County High School, the Martin County Area Technology Center, Fast Change Lube & Oil, and the Appalachian Reach Out Ministry.

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Lincoln Anderson, a kindergartener at Elkhorn City Elementary, and his classmates have been learning about sorting objects by their attributes. Lincoln chose to sort by the shape of his objects.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College is hoping to save costs by saving energy with solar panels.

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National STEM/STEAM Day was Nov. 8. In order to celebrate this special day, Belfry Elementary families enjoyed a STEM/STEAM Night. Students participated in various activities, scientist photo booth and cupcakes. The activities focused on the theme, “Don’t Give Me the Answer, Let Me Solve the…

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Patton Leadership Institute spent the day in Knott County on Friday, Nov. 9 learning about Alice Lloyd College, the Appalachian Artisan Center, the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, and more.

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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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