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A local student gained the opportunity to meet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump last weekend, sharing her experience with them after her high school prayer locker was removed last October.

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Walkers and runners will get a chance to join in on a new race this February while helping those in need.

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The Appalachian Center for the Arts is providing the public with an opportunity to share their stories starting this Thursday with its free upcoming workshop series, “Porch Talk Project.”

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Dozens of people from around Pikeville braved snow and freezing temperatures on Monday to come together and march downtown as part of the fifth annual Unity March, held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Thomas C. Cecil Lodge #375 Free and Accepted Masons in Pikeville elected new officers for 2020. A ceremony and dinner were held on the evening of Friday, Dec. 27 for lodge members, family and friends to celebrate the induction of officers. Past Master Bro. James Goff performed installation. …

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On Wednesday, Pikeville Medical Center announced the creation of its new telemedicine program, which will allow PMC’s Urgent Care and Emergency Departments to serve all Pike County elementary schools. Pike County Schools Superintendent Reed Adkins said the program will create a healthier sch…

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During Monday’s special meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, the court acknowledged receipt of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department’s 2020 budget. Officials also discussed the recent resolution naming the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” the work the sheriff’s department has done t…

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Officials from the City of Pikeville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Appalachian Center for the Arts on Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new front plaza as the first part of its downtown construction plan and to mark the start of the App’s 2020 season.

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A Mouthcard woman was arrested Wednesday evening after, Kentucky State Police said, a visit to her residence led the responding trooper to believe that the children were placed in harm by conditions there.

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The protests of several miners who, on Monday, blocked coal from being moved at the Blackburn Bottom railroad intersection near Kimper ended in victory on Wednesday evening after they were paid in full.

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Walkers and runners will have another opportunity to get in a few miles with their pets next month when they participate in the seventh annual Cause for Paws 10K/5K/1 Mile Walk presented by the Tug Valley Road Runners Club (TVRRC), organizers said.

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As unpaid Quest Energy miners in Pike County continued Tuesday to block a train from moving through an intersection in Kimper, legislators in Frankfort were discussing not only their plight but also challenges facing the industry in the future.

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Several unpaid Pike miners blocked coal from being moved at the Blackburn Bottom railroad intersection near Kimper on Monday afternoon. After not receiving all of their pay on Tuesday, the miners pledged to continue their protest until they and their fellow miners are paid in full.

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During Monday’s special meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, officials acknowledged receipt of the Pike County Clerk’s Office’s proposed budget for the 2020 calendar year. However, the court decided to revisit this topic during the next fiscal court meeting after Pike County Clerk Rhonda…

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With a long agenda and just 60 days to work through it, my fellow General Assembly members and I returned to the Capitol early last week to start another legislative session.

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During the Jan. 7 meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, the court discussed an amendment which officials said has been requested regarding the county’s 25-year lease agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dealing with Fishtrap Lake.

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A national performer is bringing Broadway to the Appalachian Center for the Arts later this month in a continuation of the App’s Appalachian Masterclass Series.

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As the deadline to file candidacy papers for the state’s primary elections passed on Jan. 10, the candidates who have sought to run for legislative offices representing Kentucky and Pike County have staked their claims.

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A state senator representing part of Eastern Kentucky has sponsored two bills this legislative session that aim to address high treatment costs affecting hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians with diabetes.

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Phelps High School ECLRP Team Entrepreneurial Coal Lands Redevelopment Program, which is part of the CEDAR Coal program, met with the Pike County Trails Commission as part of an entrepreneurial competition that they are working on to develop businesses on reclaimed mining lands in the Phelps…

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On Thursday, Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced that the Lexington-based Italian chain restaurant will continue its “aggressive growth and further expand its footprint within Eastern Kentucky,” and after more than 20 years, Fazoli’s will be returning to Pikeville.

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A Floyd County man was arrested last week on numerous charges after he allegedly fled from police.

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As it continues to work more with local schools, the Appalachian Center for the Arts recently announced two upcoming children’s shows in its lineup, aiming to reach children of all ages.

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During Thursday’s meeting, the Coal Run City Commission announced that the city’s Blessing Box and Free Library Box had each received their first donations since both boxes were placed in front of Coal Run City Hall.

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After living in pain for about a year, I finally got my hip replaced. I saw all the PMC ortho ads in our papers showing a guy from Elkhorn who had his knee replaced and how the surgery changed his life. He can now act and play the violin better than ever.

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Several local fire departments responded to a fire Tuesday which destroyed a residence at Mullins. According to Levi Coleman, chief of the Coal Run Volunteer Fire Department, which led the response, the resident of the two-story structure was outside the residence when the fire started. The …

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During its first regular meeting of the new year and in front of what Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones said was “the biggest crowd that’s ever been in this courtroom,” the Pike County Fiscal Court unanimously voted to adopt a resolution which declares Pike County a “Second Amendment San…

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Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has made it easier for Kentuckians to earn a General Education Diploma (GED).

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PRESTONSBURG — A lawsuit filed recently in Floyd County alleges negligence in the roof incident that killed a Pike County resident in Prestonsburg last year.

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The Prestonsburg Police Department is continuing the investigation a wreck that killed a Pikeville resident and injured a Floyd County Sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday.

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The fastest racers in the Tristate flew into the Appalachian Wireless Arena this past weekend as downtown Pikeville welcomed Tristate Arenacross 2020. This marked the first stop of the season for the event, which allowed pro racers from “all over the east coast” battle it out for thousands o…

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A Martin County man and Pike County woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pikeville Monday for their involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy that brought pounds of the drug into Pike County and Mingo County, West Virginia.

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The Pike County Schools Board of Education received positive news regarding the district’s finances after receiving its audit report during a special meeting on Thursday.

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93rd Dist. state Rep. Chris Harris announced on Friday that he will seek election as Justice for Kentucky’s 7th Supreme Court District, facing off against incumbent Justice Sam Wright in the state’s election this year.

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In August, the Pike County Fiscal Court was awarded more than $900,000 in discretionary funding for resurfacing projects on four pike county roads. According to Road Supervisor Fabian Little, one those projects has since been completed with the others expected to start around the April.

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Fellow firemen and police officers from Kentucky and West Virginia joined more than 200 family members and friends at the Belfry High School Auditorium Tuesday to pay final homage to long-time Belfry Volunteer Fire Department member and Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy James Earl Williams, who d…

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Pike County may be taking part in what has been described as an “ever-expanding” movement, as a resolution is being planned, which would possibly declare Pike County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” or “constitutional county.”

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Appalachian Wireless Arena saw a successful weekend with country singer-songwriter Tyler Childers’ three shows all selling out, a first for the arena.

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Under the looming shadow of what is likely to be a difficult legislative session, two local legislators sat down with the Pikeville City Commission Monday and learned that the issues the city is facing are unique for the region, but real.

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Kent Varney, right, takes the oath of office from Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Samuel Wright Thursday, as Varney continues to serve as Pike County’s Family Court judge. Varney won the office in the November general election but had been appointed earlier in the year by then-Gov. Matt Bevin…

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