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Two-car accident on Route 321 under investigation

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PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 321 and Bays Branch Road that happened Friday morning.The two drivers involved, both female, were transported immediately to nearby Highlands Regional Medical Center. Whether they sustained any injuries is not known at this time. Neither vehicle was carrying any additional passengers.The accident involved a Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Lacrosse, and resulted in damage to several nearby road signs.How the accident occurred is still under investigation, according to Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Landon Hall. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been factors in the incident.

 

Juvenile justice bill heading to governor’s desk

FRANKFORT — The General Assembly passed a measure Monday that would update the state’s juvenile justice system.Senate Bill 200, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, is the result of work by the bi-partisan Unified Juvenile Code Task Force. It would increase and strengthen evidence-based early intervention programs and services provided to offenders of certain non-violent crimes, such as truancy. It would also increase educat...

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You pay taxes – Why doesn’t General Electric?

You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?Corporations are making record profits. But 111 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid zero federal income taxes in one or more of the past five years, according to a recent report by Citizens for Tax Justice. What’s wors...

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A legislative perspective

Early this week, lawmakers in Frankfort wrapped up the 2014 General Assembly, accomplishing some long-debated legislative matters and finalizing Kentucky’s priorities over the next two years.While it is too soon as of this writing to say what new legislation passed, the biggest task we had was finalizing the state’s highway plan, both the two years that will be funded and what we call the four “out” years that establish our long-term priorities.

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Big Sandy announces Ed2Go schedule

PRESTONSBURG – Below are workforce classes we offer through our ed2go program. These classes are offered monthly and last for six weeks. Students have access to instructors 24/7 and a score of 75 percent must be achieved to pass each course. For more information, visit http://www.ed2go.com/bsctc.PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 12 FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer class thr...

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Young entrepreneurs blazing a path in East Ky.

A pair of announcements this week highlights the entrepreneurial talent in the eastern half of Kentucky.In Clark County, Martin County native Briand Endicott announced a new effort to promote his planned distillery. Endicott will appeal to the 3.5 million households of Fox 29’s The Crowd Funder Show. The show, broadcast to viewers in New York and Canada, will air sometime this summer and is positioned to help small businesses raise funds.Consider Endicott’s p...

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Michigan meth suspect caught in Pike

PIKEVILLE — A man arrested in Pikeville last week is accused of manufactuing methamphetamine as part of a drug conspiracy in Detroit.Noel Davis, 58, of Pikeville, was arrested Friday on four federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute meth, maintaining a residence for the purpose of manufacturing meth, and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking....

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Floyd County Animal Shelter now home to art wall

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Animal Shelter is Prestonsburg’s latest art gallery, now that shelter manager Shauna Brown has decorated the walls with animal-themed art.The idea was to give the community a central place to celebrate their love for animals, according to Brown.The turnout has exceeded expectations, she said. Rather than having a dedicated art wall, the donations of animal lovers of all ages—and the students at Allen Central Middle SchoolR...

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