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Highlands holds fifth annual Jigsaw 5K

PAINTSVILLE — The Highlands Foundation kicked off Autism Awareness Month by hosting the fifth annual Autism Jigsaw 5K on Saturday, April 12, beginning at the Highlands Medical Office Building in Paintsville. Approximately 175 people registered for the event. Between registrations and donations, the race yielded almost $17,000 in funds for the Highlands Center for Autism.The event began with a Kids’ Fun Run for children ages 10 and under. For the second year in a row, fi...

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AARP Tax Aide program ends busiest year yet

PRESTONSBURG — Tuesday marked the income tax deadline, and with it, the last day of work for volunteers with AARP’s Tax Aide program.The Tax Aide program provides free tax preparation services for anyone needing it, although there is a particular emphasis on helping elderly and low-income taxpayers. Volunteers Bertha Daniels, Anita Snyder and Charlotte Goble enjoyed a luncheon with friends, colleagues and clients Tuesday, as they readied for the end of the busiest tax s...

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Third-annual Appalachian Days set for April 22, 23

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Regional Office of Cultural Diversity will hold the third-annual Appalachian Days on the Prestonsburg campus on Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23.The event will feature nationally-renowned salt maker Jim Bordwine, tours of the May House and a Civil War encampment.Bordwine, who hails from Saltville, Va., travels the region participating in reenactments.“Salt has a unique and st...

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Gallery features Big Sandy students’ artwork

PRESTONSBURG – The Art Gallery at Big Sandy Community and Technical College will feature an exhibit of drawings and paintings from students through Friday, May 9.Tim Smith, associate professor of art at BSCTC, said the exhibit features work from his Art 110 (Drawing) and Art 220 (Painting) classes.“This is a tribute to our students and their hard work and dedication throughout the semester,” said Smith. “This exhibit will cover a broad range of ar...

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Goforth a refreshing step back in time

PAINTSVILLE – Jared Goforth is a lot of things, but he’s most proud of being a refreshing step back in time.Goforth, 20, of Inez, is studying to be an electrician and will graduate in May with an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Occupational Technical Studies. He will also earn 11 credentials, including diplomas in Motor Controls Electrician, Industrial Electrician and Construction Electrician, and certificates in Electrical Construction, Electrical Traine...

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Breaks Park to offer military and disabled veterans discounts

Beginning this year, Breaks Park will offer discounts to members of the United States military and disabled veterans. “It’s exciting that our Commission has voted to join Kentucky and Virginia State Parks in thanking our military men and women in this way,” said Breaks Superintendent Austin Bradley.The Breaks Park Commission will offer free gate admission for 100 percent disabled veterans. Additionally, a 50 percent discount will be offered on motel rooms, camping...

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Breaks Park annual easter egg hunt, Easter buffet planned

The 20th annual Breaks Park Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 19, and an Easter buffet is planned in the Rhododendron Restaurant on Sunday, April 20.The Easter buffet at the Rhododendron Restaurant will run from 11 am to 4 pm on Easter Sunday. It will feature pot roast with potatoes and carrots, spiral ham, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, green beans, glazed baby baby carrots, corn on the cob, yams, rolls, salad bar, and homemade desserts. The buffet will be $14.95 f...

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EKSC to host lunar eclipse observation

PRESTONSBURG – The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, in conjunction with the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Physics/Astronomy Instructor Garrison Turner, will host a Lunar Eclipse Observing from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 15.Located on the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC, the Science Center will have telescopes set up for observation and have short programs about the night sky and eclipses in the planetarium. An added attraction will be the pla...

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Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase set for April 11

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host its seventh-annual Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase this at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, in Gearheart Auditorium on its Prestonsburg campus. The talent show will feature BSCTC faculty, staff, and students.Seventeen acts will perform a variety of talents: from singing, to sign-language arts, to dancing and magic. These acts include the following students, faculty, and staff: Tyler Bentley, Sydney Smith, Zack Wright...

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Kids who have less screen time eventually improve in all areas

It’s hard enough for parents to set expectations for children when everyone can see an immediate result, like a clean room or a grade; it is even harder to set expectations for children when it takes months to see the outcome, like the benefits that come from limiting screen time.A study by Iowa State University, published in JAMA Pediatrics, says reducing the amount of time children spend on the computer or in front of the TV, as well as monitoring content, will help them sl...

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ARH recognizes contributions of volunteers

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of those who willingly donate their time and efforts to serve others. Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is proud of the 345 individuals who volunteer at its hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia.“Volunteers are essential to the overall care provided at all ARH facilities,” says ARH President and CEO Joe Grossman. “Whether it is counseling patients as a chaplain, helping patients a...

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