DWALE — A fire which broke out Wednesday morning continued to burn for much of the day, destroying a landmark home along U.S. 23.The home, stretching along the ridge overlooking Dwale, was recently purchased by Dr. Timothy Lavender and his wife. The couple had been living there for a little over a month, neighbors said.Four fire departments battled the blaze for hours, but were hindered by the lack of a nearby fire hydrant. As a result, as fire trucks ran out of water, they had to wind their way back downhill to the main road, where the nearest hydrant was located.The fire began in the pool area, but slowly engulfed the entire residence.The Lavenders were not injured in the blaze.
Pursuant to a complaint filed Dec. 6 by Matewan K-8 principal Theresa Hanshaw, teacher Jennifer Parsons, 32, of Matewan, turned herself in to West Virginia State Police and was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom.Sidebottom read the charges to Parsons, which were outlined in the criminal complaint. The complaint is public information and is not an indication of guilt. Parsons is innocent until proven guilty.
Election filings have slowed almost to a standstill, with only three candidates tossing their hats into the ring since Dec. 2.There are two new entries for the Division 2 circuit judge’s seat, currently held Judge John David Caudill. David Allen Barber and Thomas M. Smith each filed papers to seek that post, joining Earl “Mickey” McGuire in seeking the office.The only other candidate filing to run over the past two weeks is Larry “Boss” Jarr...
A Prestonsburg-based restaurant company has received national recognition for customer satisfaction.J&B Seafoods LLC, the parent company operating the four Long John Silver’s restaurants located in Prestonsburg, Martin, Paintsville, and Louisa, has received national recognition for excellence in customer satisfaction.
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Chamber awarded House Speaker Greg Stumbo with the Chamber MVP Award at the Chamber’s annual Legislative Preview Conference. Speaker Stumbo was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions to support Kentucky’s business community during the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly with a commemorative Louisville Slugger bat.
PIKEVILLE – Community Trust Bank, Inc. was recently honored with the “Gold Lender Award” by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as Kentucky’s top community bank SBA 7a lender in 2012-2013. This is the fifth consecutive year the bank has received this award from the SBA.In the federal fiscal year 2012 – 2013, Community Trust Bank funded 89 SBA loans for more than $16.89 million. In Kentucky alone, the bank funded 77 loans totaling $10,...
MOREHEAD — James H. Booth will receive a Doctor of Business degree, while a Doctor of Public Service degree will be awarded to Linda D. Booth, during Morehead State University’s Fall Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 14.During the ceremony that begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Academic-Athletic Center, MSU President Wayne D. Andrews will confer degrees on 683 graduate and undergraduate students.
PRESTONSBURG – A young girl with a life long love for singing, Miranda Garrett takes to the stage this weekend as Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas continues.Miranda Garrett, a 16-year-old junior at South Floyd High School, says she has been singing all her life. “Everybody tells me that I was singing before I could talk.”A self taught singer, Miranda says her grandmother helped her get started. “My grandmother taught the basics ...
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