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WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday to review the 2015-16 Budget. Treasurer Beth Daniels presented the 38.1 million budget to the board members.Daniels, in her presentation, stated most of the revenue projections are from state funding, state tax revenue and the Excess Levy. Budget expenditures largely

MCBOE approves 2015-16 Budget

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday to review the 2015-16 Budget. Treasurer Beth Daniels presented the 38.1 million budget to the board members.Daniels, in her presentation, stated most of the revenue projections are from state funding, state tax revenue and the Excess Levy. Budget expenditures largely

LEXINGTON – At the annual 2015 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Conference, held recently, Highlands' longtime board member, Edward R. Nairn (Ted) was presented with the Healthcare Governance Award for his almost 40 years of dedication, not only to Highlands but to our region's medical and healthcare needs.
Nairn, a native of Floyd

KHA Healthcare Governance Leadership awarded to Highlands Board Member Nairn

LEXINGTON – At the annual 2015 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Conference, held recently, Highlands' longtime board member, Edward R. Nairn (Ted) was presented with the Healthcare Governance Award for his almost 40 years of dedication, not only to Highlands but to our region's medical and healthcare needs. Nairn, a native of Floyd

I'm trying not to talk right now. In fact, at this very moment, I have a bandana tied around my mouth. (I look like a bank robber in an old Western.)
I had gum surgery a few days ago, the second of two, and am doing my best to keep my trap shut. Oh, I can talk alright; I'm just keeping it to a minimum. Yesterday, I overdid it. I had done so well o

Keeping my mouth shut

I'm trying not to talk right now. In fact, at this very moment, I have a bandana tied around my mouth. (I look like a bank robber in an old Western.) I had gum surgery a few days ago, the second of two, and am doing my best to keep my trap shut. Oh, I can talk alright; I'm just keeping it to a minimum. Yesterday, I overdid it. I had done so well o

Good selections, both new and old

One new film and three classics combined for a better than average selection of rentals this week. SEVENTH SON - Another young adult novel hits the screen in this wobbly adaptation of Joseph Delaney's book. Jeff Bridges stars as an aging monster hunter who tries to recruit a replacement while tracking down a powerful witch. Julianne Moore tries ha

Bell County Circuit Court Clerk Colby Slusher is the new president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. He was elected to office by his fellow circuit clerks during the 2015 Circuit Court Clerks Spring College that took place May 4-5 in Frankfort.
Slusher's term as KACCC president began immediately and is for one year. He succeeds

Clerks elect slusher

Bell County Circuit Court Clerk Colby Slusher is the new president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. He was elected to office by his fellow circuit clerks during the 2015 Circuit Court Clerks Spring College that took place May 4-5 in Frankfort. Slusher's term as KACCC president began immediately and is for one year. He succeeds

Carlton Hughes, a professor of communication at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, will have a play published soon in a new anthology. The book, “Christmas: Programs, Dramas, and Skits for Youth,” will be released in September from Shepherd Publishing of Nashville and will be available at Lifeway Christian Stores and

Local man published

Carlton Hughes, a professor of communication at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, will have a play published soon in a new anthology. The book, “Christmas: Programs, Dramas, and Skits for Youth,” will be released in September from Shepherd Publishing of Nashville and will be available at Lifeway Christian Stores and

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fourteenth ranked Northwest Florida State kept heir hot bats warm in the early going and got just enough pitching to hold off second ranked Walters State 10-7 on Wednesday night in front of 8,969 fans at Sam Suplizio Field in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the JUCO World Series.
The Raiders belted four hom

No. 2 Senators fall to No. 14 Northwest Florida State

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fourteenth ranked Northwest Florida State kept heir hot bats warm in the early going and got just enough pitching to hold off second ranked Walters State 10-7 on Wednesday night in front of 8,969 fans at Sam Suplizio Field in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the JUCO World Series. The Raiders belted four hom

PSC approves rates increases

The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia on Tuesday approved a $123.5 million revenue increase for customers of Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, both subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP). The increase will raise electric bills about 47 cents a day for residential customers. The Commission ordered residential customer rate

At 8:38 a.m. Thursday morning, May 28, Madison Rescue 282 and Squad 272 responded to West Virginia state Route 85 in Uneeda for the single vehicle accident. Upon arrival units found a single vehicle and a utility pole with heavy damage. The driver was out of the vehicle and was transported by Boone EMS to a CAMC Hospital in Charleston for care. Boo

One injured, utility pole damaged in Uneeda crash

At 8:38 a.m. Thursday morning, May 28, Madison Rescue 282 and Squad 272 responded to West Virginia state Route 85 in Uneeda for the single vehicle accident. Upon arrival units found a single vehicle and a utility pole with heavy damage. The driver was out of the vehicle and was transported by Boone EMS to a CAMC Hospital in Charleston for care. Boo

SBDC to host 'Women Business Enterprise Certification' workshop

PRESTONSBURG - Morehead State University's East Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host a workshop “Women Business Enterprise Certification” Thursday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m. at MSU at Prestonsburg's Postsecondary Building, room 116, 6 Bert T. Combs Drive. Participants in the workshop will learn the criteria for WBE c

EASTERN - Floyd County is home to one of five 15th Region baseball teams with 20 or more wins in the 2015 season. Floyd County native Kevin Spurlock guided the Allen Central baseball team to 20 wins in his first season as head coach. The Rebels, under Spurlock's tutelage, concluded the 2015 campaign 20-14.
Spurlock, an Allen Central High School gr

Spurlock guides AC to 20 wins

EASTERN - Floyd County is home to one of five 15th Region baseball teams with 20 or more wins in the 2015 season. Floyd County native Kevin Spurlock guided the Allen Central baseball team to 20 wins in his first season as head coach. The Rebels, under Spurlock's tutelage, concluded the 2015 campaign 20-14. Spurlock, an Allen Central High School gr

South Floyd football schedule finalized, released

HI HAT - The South Floyd High School football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2015 season. New head coach Chad Hall is set to guide the Raiders in a campaign which will feature three home games during the final month of the regular-season. Hall, who replaced longtime head coach Donnie Daniels at the helm of the South Floyd

Man High School's run at the state tournament came to an end on Thursday morning as the Lady Billies lost 10-2 to Wheeling Central in an elimination game.
Man, which split in state tournament action on Wednesday at Vienna's Jackson Memorial Park, finished the season with a 19-13 record.
The Lady Billies were making their first trip to the state t

Man finishes 1-2 at state tourney

Man High School's run at the state tournament came to an end on Thursday morning as the Lady Billies lost 10-2 to Wheeling Central in an elimination game. Man, which split in state tournament action on Wednesday at Vienna's Jackson Memorial Park, finished the season with a 19-13 record. The Lady Billies were making their first trip to the state t

WILLIAMSON - The Relay for Life, Hometown Heroes team will start their festivities by hosting 'The Royal Grand Ball'.The theme for the Royal Grand Ball will be Disney and children of all ages are encouraged to attend and dress as their favorite princess such as Cinderella, a beautiful Fairy Godmother, a knight from King Arthur's roundtable or Princ

The Royal Grand Ball

WILLIAMSON - The Relay for Life, Hometown Heroes team will start their festivities by hosting 'The Royal Grand Ball'.The theme for the Royal Grand Ball will be Disney and children of all ages are encouraged to attend and dress as their favorite princess such as Cinderella, a beautiful Fairy Godmother, a knight from King Arthur's roundtable or Princ

PRESTONSBURG — Attorney Ned Pillersdorf does not mince words about Eric C. Conn. He has called Conn's actions “scheming,” “conniving,” and more, after hundreds of Eastern Kentuckians are seeing their Social Security benefits suspended due to suspicion of fraud.
The crisis comes after a U.S. Senate committee investigat

“Conniving” Conn at heart of benefits crisis

PRESTONSBURG — Attorney Ned Pillersdorf does not mince words about Eric C. Conn. He has called Conn's actions “scheming,” “conniving,” and more, after hundreds of Eastern Kentuckians are seeing their Social Security benefits suspended due to suspicion of fraud. The crisis comes after a U.S. Senate committee investigat

This time of year I always try catching some pan fish. I really enjoy this slow, unhurried outdoor activity. It's especially good after managing the deadlines of deer and turkey seasons, and an occasional bass tournament. There are no seasons for bluegill and crappie. If today is unsuccessful maybe I'll go tomorrow; or maybe not. And there is nothi

The fry it diet

This time of year I always try catching some pan fish. I really enjoy this slow, unhurried outdoor activity. It's especially good after managing the deadlines of deer and turkey seasons, and an occasional bass tournament. There are no seasons for bluegill and crappie. If today is unsuccessful maybe I'll go tomorrow; or maybe not. And there is nothi

EKU Athletics claims 2014-15 OVC Commissioner's Cup

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University has won the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Cup for the 2014-15 school year the league office announced on Tuesday. It marks the second-straight and third overall Cup title in the last four years for the Colonels under the new format which began seven years ago (they also won in 2011-12).

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for all of Coxton and Eastbrook. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute for consumption.

Boil-water advisory issued

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for all of Coxton and Eastbrook. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute for consumption.

Louisville Potter to demonstrate, sign books

BEREA – On May 30, studio potter Melvin Rowe will demonstrate his hand-building techniques and sign copies of his book, “Making Pottery Functional,” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. A native of Louisville, Rowe has been selling his functional stoneware since 1971. He has a bachelor's degree in

For the Record

MARRIAGE LICENSESJulie Lynn Compton, 22, of Prestonsburg, to Theodore Lukas Ratliff, 25, of Prestonsburg. Jessica Ryan Conley, 25, of Garrett, to Rebel C. Lawson, 26, of Garrett. Tera Jean Hall, 20, of Drift, to Phillip Tyler Newsome, 19, of Drift. Stephanie Estelle Taylor, 32, of Langley, to Ellery Quinn Herrington, Jr., 28, of Langley. Laresa





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