Weatherization reduces home’s energy usage According to Ricky Conn, of Banner, it used to take nearly 1,400 kilowatt-hours per month to power his mobile home.
Despite the high energy consumption, Conn’s singlewide, which was manufactured in 1972, did not stay warm in the winter.
“There was hardly any insulation at all in it,” Conn says. “The furnace was kicking on all the time, but you could barely walk through the door because it was so cold. I try to conserve energy, so I got an...
Prestonsburg residents graduate from Transy LEXINGTON — Two Piarist School graduates received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Transylvania University on Saturday, May 26, during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.
Elizabeth Rose Davis graduated summa cum laude with honors in English and a double minor in classics and history. She is the daughter of Brett and Virginia Davis, of Prestonburg. At the May 24 Senior Awards Program, Davis received the Ruchman ...
Veterans honored at Expo ASHLAND — Morehead State University, in cooperation with veterans’ services, community, volunteer and business organizations, sponsored the first Eastern Kentucky Veterans Expo Friday, June 14, at the Boyd County Middle School.
The event was organized to honor, assist and publicly recognize the men and women who have honorably served and are currently serving our nation.
“Our goal is for every man or women, who returns from service and wa...
Growing in the Garden PRESTONSBURG — About a dozen volunteers spent Friday digging in the dirt and assembling lumber for nine new raised garden beds at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. And while their efforts will almost certainly result in a bounty of vegetables, herbs and flowers, there is more growing in the garden that just plant life in the Appalachian Roots community garden.
“It’s all about growth,” said Sister Kathy Curtis, of Appalachian Roots,...
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Science center holds annual benefit gala PRESTONSBURG – The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium and Big Sandy Community and Technical College hosted its annual Gala Benefit, Saturday June 8.
Steve Russo, EKSC director, opened the ceremony with a delightful welcome. Russo spoke about the history of the Center and the educational opportunities available to school systems, communities and the public at-large. Russo commented, “Since studies show that most science education f...
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Perkins takes to the high ropes to teach skills not easily taught in classroom On Friday, June 7, Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students took their training to a new height.
Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to participate in the “Challenge Course program,” which gives students the opportunity to develop a host of skills that are not easily taught in the traditional classroom, such as communication, trust and support, goal setting, problem solving, and leadership skills.
The staff participate as well.
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Riverview resident sees dream come true Where do you want to go or what do you want to see on this journey we call life? Some aspire to see the pyramids or to climb Mount Everest; while others want to travel out West or even jump out of an airplane.
This is often referred to as your “bucket list” — a list of places that you would like to see or go before your time here has ended. Many times these adventures are related to a like interest that you may have. I personally have a des...
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Justice named ‘Most Outstanding Student’ in UPike MBA program Gary Justice, of Pikeville, was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Student Award for the University of Pikeville MBA Program’s inaugural Class of 2013.
“In the quest of excellence, high performing individuals cling to the attributes of achievement, integrity and execution in all facets concerning professional endeavors,” said David A. Smith, D.B.A., associate professor of business. “The UPike MBA Program Class of 2013 had several outstan...
Leadership Floyd County graduates recognized The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized and honored graduates of the 2012-13 Leadership Floyd County Academy.
The Leadership program is an educational opportunity designed to promote and develop business and community leaders. The primary goal is to prepare the participants to take an active role in building a communications network to advance the county and encourage innovative ideas. Leadership graduates bring a fresh and...
Phi Theta Kappa crafts generation of strong servant leaders PRESTONSBURG - A log cabin is a log cabin, correct? Of course. But a log cabin is made of many parts, which only happen to be constructed as a cabin at the present time. Dismantle that cabin, and the imagination takes over. What can these parts now become?
The cabin in question is the Alpha Nu Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges, and it is in a time of transition and opportunity. Headquarter...
Room still available in 4-H summer camps Have you heard the great news? Summer is approaching fast, and you know what that means. It’s time for 4-H camp. Floyd County youth will be attending the J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London Kentucky July 1-4. Youth grades 4th- 8th and 3rd grade graduates may attend as campers.
Let me tell you a little bit about the 4-H camp Floyd County youth will be attending. The J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp covers 182 acres of scenic foothills near the Daniel Boone...
Heather J. Nelson Floyd County Extension OfficeFloyd County Times (Ky)
Gearheart named state Clubwoman of the Year PRESTONSBURG — A celebration of Burieta Gearheart was held May 26, at her home in Prestonsburg.
Gearheart is the recipient of the “Clubwoman of the Year” award, given by the Prestonsburg Woman’s Club. Accordingly, she received a certificate signed by club president Sabra Jacobs and Mayor Jerry Fannin. She also received a lapel pin to signify her tireless dedication to the community.
In addition to these honors, Gearheart also received the...
HOME, Job Club help laidoff miner secure job in the nick of time LOUISA — Thirty-seven year old Charles Moore is a miner. And when he lost his job with Alpha Natural Resources in Martin County last summer, he worried about what he was going to do next.
“Over 400 people were laid off the same week,” Charles said. “There were a lot of people looking for jobs.”
Charles’ journey back into the workforce led him into the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (HOME) regional jobs initiative of the Eastern Kentucky Conce...
‘To Space and Back’ premiers at science center PRESTONSBURG - Innovation through space exploration will be on display at the East Kentucky Science Center beginning this weekend.
Space exploration, humanities greatest adventure, has had a tremendous impact on our lives. Over the years, innovation through space exploration has helped discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and brought about several changes which have influenced the world in our daily lives.
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Medical office collects items for tornado victims AUXIER — For Lydia Phipps, the recent tornado that caused widespread destruction in Moore, Okla., was an unwelcome reminder.
Last year, Phipps was living in West Liberty, where a tornado nearly leveled the community on March 2, 2012. She was among the many people who saw hopes and dreams swept away by the violent storm.
“It brought it all back, when I saw it on TV,” Phipps said of the Oklahoma disaster. “Afterwards, we all got together an...
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