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Ohio middle school students on a mission trip helped feed Pikeville residents on Thursday at the Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen at 115 Wolford Street.

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Pikeville native Blake Justice’s Eagle Scout service project could potentially save the lives of Pikeville residents who walk along one of the main walking trails at Bob Amos Park.

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A member of the Pike County Board of Education who had served on the board for more than six years resigned this week.

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The Fishtrap Lake marina recently saw a change in ownership, the local couple who is now over the marina hopes their ideas can help “utilize the lake’s beauty, that has been hidden for years.”

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Pikeville Medical Center is set to unveil its new cancer on Monday in what hospital staff call a beneficial move for the hospital’s physicians, but more importantly, its patients.

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The Pike County Fiscal Court continued making progress towards implementation of a county trail system recently as it held the first reading of a proposed ordinance to establish an advisory board to oversee the project. However, officials say there are still major obstacles.

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HAZARD — The Remote Area Medical Free Clinic made its second annual visit to Hazard this weekend to help hundreds of patients around the area, providing them with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free dental, vision and medical services.

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PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley said the state “ought to be ashamed of itself” for inking a deal for the payment of delinquent taxes owed by companies controlled by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.

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UniSign Corporation removed lettering from Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday as the arena works to complete its rebranding from its former name, the “Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.” Appalachian Wireless Arena Marketing Manager Josh Kesler oversaw the removal of the old lettering.

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When Minnesota native Barry Fischer crossed the finish line mid-morning Saturday and was officially declared the winner of the 2019 Hatfield McCoy Marathon, he also earned another notable distinction he may not have realized at that moment.

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A “long-awaited” tax settlement by the Kentucky Department of Revenue with the governor of West Virginia will see tens of thousands of dollars paid to entities in Pike County, but, according to a local official, more than $1 million has already been paid to the county.

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Additional charges have been filed in a case alleging several people attempted to smuggle drugs concealed inside a fast food sandwich into the Pike County Detention Center.

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A busy weekend of events kicked off Friday evening in Pikeville. See the inside pages of this edition of the News-Express for photos of the happenings in downtown Pikeville. For more photos, see the Tuesday Edition of the Appalachian News-Express.

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A McCarr man indicted and arrested in April on a federal methamphetamine trafficking charge pleaded guilty Tuesday in Pikeville.

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The Pike County Fiscal Court learned the county continues making strides in its fight to stop illegal dumping in the county on Tuesday.

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The Dark Knight made a special visit to Phelps High School on Wednesday, but it wasn’t the bat signal calling him to the community – it was hope.

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The Pike County Health Department has been listed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health as one of 42 county health departments in Kentucky that are at risk of closing its doors within the next year, due to financial strains on the departments’ payrolls from crippling pension costs.

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Legends rockers REO Speedwagon rocked Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville Wednesday, performing hits from their more than 50 years in music. Sister Hazel served as the opening act. For more photos, see page 3A.

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People in Elkhorn City and the surrounding area will be able to receive free medical care as the Remote Area Medical Free Clinic is set to come to the area Aug. 10-11.

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The Pike County Fiscal Court recently entered into a lease agreement that will see the Hardy pool facility re-opened, after its nearly three-year closure

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A local distillery and the region’s two most famous families have teamed up to launch a new moonshine brand with the first runs being available by mid-summer.

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Jennifer Dugan, Ph.D., has been named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Pikeville following a national search, the university announced in a statement Monday.

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Pike County’s fifth annual “Fishing With Kids” event saw a record number of attendees on Sunday at the Pikeville City Pond, with more than 800 children fishing.

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Tax revenues are up in the City of Pikeville and have eclipsed budget estimates for the current year.

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Funeral services were held Thursday for Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Taylor, who was killed in an accident last week while operating an excavator as part of his full-time work with the Pike County Road Department. Officials have said the loss of Taylor, 61, was a “tremendous loss to th…

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Pike County Emergency Management is in the process of trying to add a piece of equipment that Director Doug Tackett said will be a “regional asset” for not just Pike County, but also surrounding areas.

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PRESTONSBURG — A Pike County resident died as a result of the storm that pummeled Prestonsburg on Wednesday.

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A Pike County man convicted in a deadly DUI-related crash will have to wait another two years before being eligible for parole

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The Pike County Fiscal Court recently asked AssuredPartners, the insurance company for which the county has chosen to purchase its worker’s compensation and liability coverage to present in front of the court regarding the possible savings the county could see in the future.

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Pike County kids will get the chance to fish for free this Sunday during the fifth annual Fishing With Kids event at Pikeville City Pond from 3-7 p.m.

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On Monday, dozens of people took time out of the Memorial Day holiday to take on a challenging workout, not just to break a sweat, but to honor the memory of one who gave all for his country.

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A  Jonancy man who was charged in federal court late last month with trafficking in methamphetamine was indicted last week by a federal grand jury.

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Memorial Day weekend featured a number of local events not only honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, but also to raise money for a worthy cause. Flag-raising and retirement ceremonies were held at the Pikeville veterans memorial on Saturday, and at Anni…

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Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones said Monday that the death of Danny Taylor, a Pike County Road Department employee and Pike County Sheriff’s deputy, in an accident at a worksite Friday has resulted in a “tremendous loss to the community.”

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The Pike County Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the coming fiscal year, which officials said was the best budget the board has seen in some time.

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Memorial Day is about remembrance. For 93-year-old World War II veteran, Hassel Justice that’s something that doesn’t come as easy as it used to. Some memories he’ll never forget, but for the ones that don’t come so clearly, he keeps something to help him remember.

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