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Two people were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged methamphetamine distribution conspiracy responsible for dealing hundreds of grams of the drug locally.

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Pikeville Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit is slated for potential growth as the hospital continues to expand in order to ensure it provides “world-class” care for patients throughout the area.

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On Thursday, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 awards ceremony at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Business leaders from across the region gathered to celebrate the businesses and people making a difference in the area. Winners included:

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PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Attorney Ned Pillersdorf told the Floyd County Fiscal Court this week that approximately $21 million will filter through the local economy soon, as the Social Security Administration starts releasing disability checks that have been withheld for more than three years.

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On Friday, the Pike County Fiscal Court approved an action officials believe will eventually increase the efficiency of its garbage collection.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced this week the conclusion of an ongoing operation, “Operation Crystal Mountain” which has targeted methamphetamine trafficking in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee.

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A gravel truck and a Jeep sit damaged along U.S. 23 following a crash Monday evening. Pikeville Police Officer Chad Branham said the wreck occurred north of Pikeville when the Jeep, being driven southbound by a juvenile from Johnson County, attempted to avoid a piece of debris, a dresser dra…

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The Pikeville Independent Board of Education discussed cyber security measures that the district’s technology staff use in order to prevent potential data breaches during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

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An audit report issued by State Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon’s Office indicated that Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott was overpaid in 2018, but that he has repaid the county.

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As the Pike County Schools District starts its third week of school, some areas in the district are still in need of bus drivers.

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A pair of motions filed recently in the ongoing lawsuit against Pike County Clerk Rhonda Taylor over public records allege that Taylor is being tortured in the situation, but counter with an assertion she is using “lame excuses” for not producing requested documentation.

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Pikeville Medical Center raised thousands of dollars for uninsured cancer patients during its fifth annual Colors of Courage 5K Race on Saturday.

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During Friday’s special meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, the court took action that that could bring broadband internet one step closer to being more accessible to county residents.

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Mac Powell and The Family Reunion will perform at the Mountain Arts Center this weekend.

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The first-ever University of Pikeville Band Camp wrapped up on Friday, capping off more than a week’s worth of practices and performances by the young players. The nine-day camp, which consisted of 12-hour days and also included community service projects, concluded with a march through port…

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The Pikeville City Commission approved the purchase of a building near the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park for a new fire station in the city.

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Despite past failures, a group of Elkhorn City residents recently started a petition process to again put the question of alcohol sales on the ballot.

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Local and state officials held the grand opening for the new Riverplace male residential drug addiction treatment center on Tuesday, a facility which, officials said, could house as many as 120 patients by January.

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PRESTONSBURG — Six Eastern Kentucky musicians will come together for a special concert in Prestonsburg this month to help coal miners who were laid off and were not paid after Blackjewel went bankrupt.

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A Pike County man died over the weekend in a residential fire.

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Coal and mineral tax collections were down in July compared to the same month last year, the state budget office reported Monday.

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During a recent meeting of the Pike Fiscal Court, the owners of the East Kentucky Marina and Waterpark presented the court with an update regarding the couple’s progress, as they continue to work towards their goal of turning the area into “a tourist destination.” However, it has not all bee…

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An Elkhorn City man is facing numerous charges after being arrested recently, including charges alleging he threatened the lives of his mother and the police officer who arrested him.

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Pikeville’s MineShaft Harley-Davidson continued its 10th annual tradition of the Nation of Patriots National Flag Tour on Friday. Robert Williams, of Pikeville’s MineShaft Harley-Davidson, received an American flag from Billy Baxter, of the Johnson City Tri-Cities Harley-Davidson Chapter, wh…

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On Tuesday the Pike County Fiscal Court received an update regarding the re-permitting of the county land fill from Geosyntec consultant Thomas Ramsey. Ramsey was also asked to help the Solid Waste department solve the problems surrounding its proposed four-day garbage collection re-routing …

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Pike County is preparing for the opening of one of its largest residential drug addiction treatment centers to date.

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The University of Pikeville has been awarded a grant to create a program for combatting substance abuse and drug addiction in Eastern Kentucky.

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Members of the Hillbilly Christmas in July group received two donations, each for $1,000, while at the MineShaft Harley-Davidson on Friday. One of the checks was donated by State Farm Insurance agent T.J. Hurst, and the other was donated by Jeffery Justice, who promised to match the amount t…

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What initially began as a report that a 3-year-old had been intentionally given methamphetamine ultimately led to the arrest of the child’s mother at a local hospital early Tuesday morning.

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First responders from across Pike County attended an aircraft crash response class Monday at the Coal Run Volunteer Fire Department. Dwayne Osborne, a Prestonsburg firefighter and helicopter flight medic out of AirMedCare Network’s Prestonsburg base, conducted the class, giving instruction o…

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During a regular meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, officials welcomed Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Commissioner of Rural and Municipal Aid Gray Tomblyn II, who announced that more than $900,000 in discretionary funds was awarded to Pike County for resurfacing projects on…

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PRESTONSBURG — The leaders of four local governments voiced concerns this week about long ambulance response times throughout in Floyd County, and the operator of the county’s only ambulance service says there is no quick solution to the problem.

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