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The City of Coal Run Village moved forward on its plan to fix a culvert in the Stone Coal community, an area the commission hopes to use for industrial purposes later on, at its meeting Thursday, voting to hire Environmental Design Consultants, Inc., to begin the design phase of the project.

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If you ever watched The Brady Bunch, and don’t tell me you didn’t, you’ll remember that Jan once complained that her sister got all the attention. I’m man enough to say I’m familiar with the episode, and I guarantee as you read this you too can hear her wailing “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” in t…

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The Pike County Fiscal Court is expected to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would repeal the county’s occupational tax rate set in 2015 at its meeting Tuesday.

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The unsealing of a filing of an affidavit and related complaint have revealed allegations of years of cocaine trafficking by members of a Stopover family in which members allegedly continued to sell the controlled substance while others were in federal prison.

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It seems like we are living in a surreal world where we have lost our ability to be civil.   

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The Hatfield and McCoy families will gather next weekend. However, instead of the traditional narrative, the two families will be reuniting instead of feuding, to celebrate their families and the history of the area during the 2018 Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming celebration.

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The search for a new general manager for the East Kentucky Expo Center is progressing well and planning is continuing through employees with the venue working hard to bring in new shows and events, officials said this week.

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You may not believe this, but some weeks the Paddling Upstream staff has a tough time choosing a topic. Sometimes we just grab a handful.

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An Aflex man who, court records show, had a license suspension connected to a DUI and fleeing arrest lifted less than two weeks ago was arrested again over the weekend on charges including that he was in the possession of a handgun while DUI and fleeing police.

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Today makes 17 years since America-haters attacked the World Trade Center. Today makes one week since America-haters advertised a former football player who kneels for the national anthem as their hero. 

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I want to send thoughts and prayers out to state Rep. Chris Harris and his family and wish a full and speedy recovery to his son.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018 is slated for Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Pikeville City Park.

According to a statement released by the association, in 2017, the Eastern Kentucky walk raised $19,650 and, in total, more than $86 million was raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer's.

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A Pike man who was arrested and indicted on murder charges in connection to the death of his brother last year pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and was recommended to serve 15 years in prison Wednesday in Pike Circuit Court.

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You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. But you can get pork rinds from silk stockings ... If you pull them tight enough around a hog’s neck.

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I’ve got a riddle for you. How many liberals does it take to carry a Republican’s coffin? Actually I haven’t made up the punchline yet, but in the case of John McCain, all I know it’s more guys than a Prius will hold. McCain told the President to stay away from his funeral and then offered s…

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A release of statistical feedback relating to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s graduating classes of 2016 from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics showed that 100 percent of Pikeville High School’s 2016 graduates who started their collegiate instructions did so as full-t…

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An Elkhorn City man is being held in custody after, Kentucky State Police say, he stabbed his father seven times Sunday evening, resulting in the father being taken for care at Pikeville Medical Center.

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PIKEVILLE — Approximately $12.4 million in funding for economic development in Eastern Kentucky was announced at the 2018 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit Friday, with the City of Pikeville receiving $6 million to help Enerblu construct its manufacturing facility at the Kentucky …

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Among the items on the Mountain Water District’s agenda at its Thursday meeting was the district’s 2017 audit, which showed that the district’s operating expenses were nearly $223,000 more than in the previous year, and that the district had a decrease of $847,000 in net assets and a decreas…

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On the surface, the court’s decision to table the purchase of trucks now seems like it’s the right thing to do. However, after looking into the entire picture, it’s probably another setback.

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A Virgie man who required Narcan for his alleged drug use following what he claimed were his birthday celebrations earlier this month was indicted on methamphetamine charges by a Pike grand jury recently.

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Back in 1979, Bob Dylan crooned, “Well it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.” 

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Officers with the Pikeville Police Department who responded to complaints of possible drug activity at the Landmark Inn Saturday evening located a Pikeville man allegedly trafficking in cocaine and other controlled substances.

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Pikeville Medical Center announced in June that it had been hit with a financial crisis. This led to the layoff of 99 PMC employees.

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The Catholic Church is under fire once again as they are deflecting more allegations of abuse. Over the years, over 1,000 children reported abuse in the U.S. alone. Abuse has been reported in other parts of the world as well. Now the church is trying to figure out how to handle this issue, w…

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A scheduled September trial was postponed during a hearing in Pike Circuit Court Thursday in the case against four individuals who are accused of hiding a man who has been indicted in connection to the death of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.

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Somebody bring me a broom, please. It’s hard to type with all this sand in my keys.

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For years, debate and litigation swirled over the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan (CPP),” enacted under the administration of Barack Obama, leading to the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately issuing a stay in 2016 preventing the imposition of the rules.

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When was the last time you bought a gas can? 

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Kentucky State Police Post 9 has opened a death investigation with one fatality involved following a structure fire Friday at a home on Road Creek Road.

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Two Pike defendants named in a federal methamphetamine distribution case were arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Pikeville.

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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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