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On Thursday Op-Ed pages across the country blasted President Trump for his posture towards journalists. Trump coined “Fake News,” and considers journalists as “enemies of the people.” While I disagree with his generalization of journalists, we did not participate in the Op-Ed witch hunt. 

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With property tax bills nearing ready to be sent out, the Pikeville City Commission held the first reading of an ordinance to fix a tax levy on personal property and franchises as well as a discounted payment schedule.

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A great astronaut once said, “To Infinity and beyond.” Or maybe that was just a tweet from a space cadet.

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The Pikeville Police Department and the Pikeville Fire Department are teaming up to host the second Cuffs and Hoses 5K run on Saturday, with proceeds from the run benefitting children in the area.

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A Pikeville man who had served five years of probation for a 2009 sexual conviction was indicted last week by a Pike grand jury on charges which prosecutors say are for “the same type of crime.”

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Some claim that Donald Trump Jr. hosted an illegal dirt-digging party at Trump Tower a while back aiming to unearth a wealth of dirty dealings by the Clintons. Gosh darn it, that was nothing short of dirty pool —  so say the media and most Democrats, for without that treasure trove, their ca…

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On Sunday, court documents said, Pikeville Police Department officers performed a “knock-and-talk” at a residence from which there had been several complaints of a male and female selling drugs and arrested two University of Pikeville students on drug charges early Sunday morning.

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Kentucky is known for its many traditions and unless you have lived in Kentucky for a few years, you may not experience some of the best ones. I have been in Kentucky for 18 years and in another 18, I may start to fit in. But, I have experienced many Kentucky traditions and find them fascinating. 

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The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce handed out 10 awards at its annual banquet held Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center. Among those recognized were fallen Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton, Alltech’s Deirdre Lyons and Belfry High School football coach Philip Haywood.

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Various tests, including ballistics, DNA analysis and fingerprinting, are still ongoing in a case in which a Pikeville man is accused of capital murder in connection to the March death of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.

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A husband and wife pair who were indicted in Pike County for thefts, including checks and a bus, from a local church were sentenced Friday in Pike Circuit Court.

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The Russian Troll Farms got nothing on us. The Elkhorn Tall-Tellers have been spinning yarns from thin air for decades.

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The Pike County Fiscal Court saved an estimated $380,000 on its liability insurance over a two-year period and more than $170,000 on its insurance premium for the current fiscal year, the court announced at its meeting Tuesday.

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A John Doe who was indicted with two Detroit men for a murder which occurred in the Green Meadow area of Pike County last month was named this week in a document modifying the indictment.

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A Kimper man who pleaded guilty to two separate robberies which occurred in November in Pike County was sentenced in Pike Circuit Court Friday to serve two concurrent 10-year sentences in prison.

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A Belfry woman remains held in the Pike County Detention Center on DUI and other charges after a fatal car crash over the weekend.

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A 16-month-old child who was taken from state custody in North Carolina by its biological parents was found safe during a traffic stop in Pike County Wednesday evening.

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The shot went across the bow, the pot called the kettle black, the splinter is out of one eye and a log jammed into another, a stone went through a glass house. However, you put it, the challenge has been issued and I want front row seats.

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Not many days pass that a delivery truck doesn’t pull up next door. Meat and Tater do most of their shopping online.

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A Pikeville man was indicted last week by a Pike grand jury for his alleged involvement in two separate methamphetamine-trafficking cases.

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The Mountain Water District is a few steps closer in moving forward with plans to replace more than 15,000 meters throughout the district.

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A bunch of atheists with too much time on their hands raised Cain a while back when an Ohio restaurant offered a discount to all Sunday diners who could produce a church bulletin. 

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The good news is there are plenty of jobs available for people who are willing to work. The bad news is that employers in Kentucky are experiencing a lack of people who can fill the open positions.

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The Mountain Water District’s Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to decline a wholesale water purchase agreement with the City of Pikeville due to a 50 percent increase the city requested for water purchased by MWD.

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Two men from Detroit and one John Doe were indicted this week by a Pike grand jury on murder and assault charges for the shooting of three men, and death of one, at Green Meadow on July 2.

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Pikeville Medical Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department for Local Government (DLG) through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to aid with the purchase of a state-of-the-art Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner.

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One person was pronounced deceased after a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle at Fedscreek Wednesday.

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Kentucky State Police is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning in Belfry.

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The Pike County Fiscal Court received its second payment of $50,000 from RCC Big Shoal, LLC., the court announced at its meeting last week.

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Reportedly, hepatitis A has found its way to this region. It has reached Pike and people are freaking out. 

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The Pike County Fiscal Court and the Pike County Solid Waste Department reported Tuesday that the county’s landfill has more than 17 years of use left before becoming full.

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The Pike County Health Department officials said this week in the wake of the county’s first reported case of hepatitis A at Applebee’s, they have been proactive in countering and preventing an outbreak of the disease. The case, of an employee at Applebee’s, has been the only confirmed case …

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I’m not sure what’s scarier, Cadet BoneSpurs’ public groveling before Putin or the Trumpet apologists’ Twister contortions to explain it away.

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The Pike County Health Department has confirmed one case of hepatitis A within the county. The confirmation is the first confirmed case of the hepatitis A infection in Pike County. The state has been battling a statewide outbreak since August 2017.

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Five Pike County Detention Center inmates were charged with arson and inciting a riot after an incident just after midnight Wednesday. One Prestonsburg man allegedly involved is facing murder charges in Floyd County for allegedly killing a man in the Floyd County Jail in June.

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I don’t get out much, and I don’t eat sushi, so I’d never heard the word Kabuki much until liberal Democrats started throwing it around. Now that I’ve researched it, it has admittedly been used sporadically by some conservatives, though I guess I never noticed it since they didn’t get all ko…

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Two men were indicted by a Pike grand jury recently on charges they rented an equipment trailer from Wrightway Rental, obscured the serial numbers on the trailer and then traded the stolen trailer for a pickup truck in Lawrence County.

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The upcoming Main Street 2D Events for July and August have been cancelled by the Main Street Board due to upcoming vacations and family commitments, according to Director Minta Trimble. 

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A Virginia woman and a Georgia man who may be in the country illegally, were indicted this week by a Pike grand jury after the Pikeville Police Department interrupted a “major trafficking operation” involving crystal methamphetamine on Tuesday.

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It’s official, the Russians have taken over the media and they have even hacked into this newspaper. 

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