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The Pike County Schools District Board of Education swore in its newest board member and received comments from the public on recent school topics during its regular meeting on Thursday.

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“Love and duty called you someplace higher, somewhere up the stairs, into the fire,” lyrics from the song “Into the Fire” by Bruce Springsteen, written in reflection of the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones discussed the importance of county finances and how it directly affects the area’s on going drug battle during Wednesday’s UNITE Pike meeting.

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A pair of projects in the City of Pikeville have received no bids for construction, city officials were told this week.

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On the heels of a recent petition calling for a special wet/dry in Elkhorn City, several church leaders presented a proclamation to officials expressing their opposition to alcohol sales this week.

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Officials at Pikeville Elementary School said that there is no threat to students’ safety following an investigation into several elementary students’ alleged threatening posts on social media.

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A Pike County minister and a Pinsonfork woman are facing human trafficking and child pornography possession charges in relation to a case which began as a pill-theft investigation.

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Dozens gathered at the Pikeville campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College for the annual Patriot Day remembrance in observance of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the United States. Local first responders and others took part in the somber ceremony, whi…

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The Appalachian Center for the Arts will open its newest production, “Sally McCoy,” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The play, written by Lane Stanley, follows Sally McCoy as she tries to save her family in the midst of the violent, legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud. The show runs Sept. 1…

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On Wednesday, a two-vehicle collision occurred on U.S. 23 near the Pike-Floyd county line. According to Hurricane Creek Fire Chief Rick Slusher, two people were injured and transported to Pikeville Medical Center. Further information on the crash was not available as of presstime Wednesday.

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Elkhorn City held its final Night Market of the year on Saturday. Local residents came to Ballpark Road to check out the crafts and other items vendors had available. After the night market concluded, there was a showing of Disney’s “Dumbo” to wrap up the night and the season.

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Pikeville officials said despite the Riverfill 10 being evacuated on Sunday due to the theater receiving a bomb threat, the theater and its patrons were in no danger.

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PRESTONSBURG — A Perry County resident was arrested on Friday during an investigation that led to what officials with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department say is the largest meth bust reported since Sheriff John Hunt took office.

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Pikeville officials pose with the newly-unveiled mural of renowned Pikeville native and aviation education pioneer John Paul Riddle at the Pikeville-Pike County Airport. The mural was unveiled Monday before a large crowd which included representatives of the Embry-Riddle Flying School, of wh…

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The annual Lucky Duck Float Fest shoved off in the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River on Saturday. The event, co-sponsored by the City of Pikeville and the University of Pikeville, offered participants the opportunity to receive a duck token to ride to the boat launch near Pikeville’s Holida…

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s new Advanced Technology building in Pikeville was dedicated Thursday and officially named in honor of Congressman Hal Rogers.

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Pikeville Medical Center received more than $4 million in a grant to create a children’s hospital and pediatric clinic in order to improve healthcare in the Appalachian region.

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Dozens of businesses and organizations in the Appalachian region and hundreds of people from across Kentucky traveled to downtown Pikeville on Thursday and Friday to attend the sixth annual SOAR Summit, which took place at the Appalachian Wireless Arena.

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On Friday, the Appalachian Wireless Arena announced that singer/song writer Brantley Gilbert will be making his return to Pikeville as a part of his “Fire’t Up” tour.

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Infrastructure, tourism and jobs were the theme for this week’s SOAR summit.

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PRESTONSBURG— Appalachian Regional Healthcare marked a milestone in Prestonsburg Wednesday, hosting a ribbon-cutting celebration for its newest hospital, Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.

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The legal representation for a company accused of not repaying hundreds of thousands of dollars given to it by the Pike County Fiscal Court attempted this week during a special meeting of the fiscal court to force the current administration to drop its lawsuit against the company.

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The Pike County Schools District Board of Education approved appointing its first female board member in more than two decades during a special-called board meeting on Tuesday.

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Local and state officials, among others, joined members of Pikeville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3769 and the Pikeville Rotary Club for the dedication of a new sign for the city’s Veterans Memorial Park along Hambley Boulevard Wednesday. Nathan Sesco with the Pikeville VFW post thanked t…

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A truck fire snarled traffic on U.S. 23 just south of Pikeville Tuesday. The truck caught fire on the north side of Foggy Mountain in the northbound lane. Traffic was blocked for nearly a half hour while Shelby Valley volunteer firefighters responded. Kentucky State Police Trooper Colt Stumb…

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Thousands of people from across the country visited Breaks Interstate Park to take part in a weekend of gospel music, tradition and fellowship during the 69th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing.

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Since the berth of the University of Pikeville ESports program in 2014, the Bears have been busy adding two new games to its competitive leagues.

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About 400 people of all ages from around Pike County attended a live concert on Friday night by Adam Crabb, the newest member of Gaither Vocal Band and a member of the award-winning gospel band Crabb Family. The band Chosen opened Crabb’s performance, and the concert took place in the Booth …

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign rolled into Pikeville on Thursday with support from the family of President Donald Trump.

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At around 7:30 a.m. outside the front entrance of Pikeville Elementary School, Pikeville Police Chief Chris Edmonds joined Principal Robert Jones and Assistant Principal Greg Stone during the school’s daily morning drop-off routine, which school officials described as a “well-oiled machine.”…

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On Thursday, the Mountain Water District board moved one step closer to formulating its capital improvement plan, which engineers said would help the district “control its own destiny.”

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The medical license for a Pikeville physician was suspended recently following allegations she over-prescribed narcotics and opioids to more than a dozen patients.

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The University of Pikeville hosted its annual Street Fair in the Benefactor Plaza on Tuesday, providing its students with cotton candy, balloons and resources about university programs and local churches and businesses. Some of the vendors who tabled at the event included BB&T, Hartsock …

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s gubernatorial election campaign paid a visit to a local high school in the Pike County Schools District on Monday, touring the school and discussing his plan to create jobs in the Commonwealth if elected.

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PRESTONSBURG — Local residents have the opportunity to help the Kentucky State Police spread Christmas cheer to children in need this year.

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Pikeville first responders examine the wreckage left by a two-vehicle injury collision Wednesday afternoon. Pikeville Commissioner of Public Safety Phillip Reed said the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck turned his vehicle off Bypass Road onto Town Mountain Road and entered into the incorr…

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A Pike man was arrested Monday morning on drug possession charges after, Pikeville Police Department said, an officer’s traffic stop led him to find buprenorphine and oxycodone.

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A man who was convicted more than a decade-and-a-half ago in the death of a mother and her unborn child in a DUI-related crash has died from injuries suffered in a recent crash.

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The Kentucky State Police and Pike County Schools District officials are looking to identify an adult male suspect who broke into Johns Creek Elementary School on Sunday morning.

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