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Ky. Treasurer wants to return $1.5 million to Floyd Countians

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PRESTONSBURG — You, your friends, family, and neighbors could be coming into some unexpected money soon.If that sounds like a phony horoscope, think again. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach paid a visit to Floyd County on Wednesday as a part of his rounds to complete his “120 in 120” project: returning $120 million in unclaimed property to the people of Kentucky by setting up Treasure Finders events in each of the state’s 120 counties.


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Free Rick Perry

It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy.Perry was indicted for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill.That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 ...

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South Floyd B-Team wins Right Beaver Classic title

EASTERN - The South Floyd B-Team captured the Right Beaver Classic title on Friday (Aug. 22). Allan Joe Moore and Scott Shannon coach the Lady Raiders.South Floyd fared well throughout the highly-competitive Right Beaver Classic tournament, which featured numerous Floyd County girls’ basketball teams.The Lady Raiders will vie for a Floyd County B-team championship at the conclusion of the current season.

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Grand jury issues 18 indictments

A Floyd County grand jury handed down 19 indictments this week against 17 people.Those indicted and the charges against them include:• Larry Myron Lewis, 30, receiving stolen property.• Henry Hall, 52, receiving stolen property, first-degree persistent felony offender.• Jason Vass, 38, first-degree promoting contraband.• Michael Adams, 22, fourth-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police.&#...

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MSU football tailgating bringing fans closer to Jayne Stadium

MOREHEAD - Morehead State University football fans will be offered a new tailgating experience in 2014 as the Eagle Rally Zone will now be located in the Academic-Athletic Center parking lot adjacent to Jayne Stadium.MSU Athletics is also enhancing the fan experience this season with several season-long and game-day promotions. Weather permitting, a post-game fireworks show will take place following the Sept. 6 home opener versus the University of Pikeville.

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New mobile app for boater safety information released

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ new Boat Sober mobile app for smart phones and tablets informs boaters about boating under the influence and overall boating safety. Boaters planning to enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend can download the app now.“It is an awareness campaign of boating under the influence with other boater education components,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for Kentucky Fi...

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In a story which ran in our Aug. 20 edition, it was noted that the owners of Prestonsburg pharmacies MedZone and Neighborhood Pharmacy paid fines and surrrendered their licenses to dispense controlled substances, as part as a settlement with the U.S. government to end a civil complaint that they failed to keep adequate records of controlled subtances. While that remains true, the two businesses are now under new ownership and are able to fill prescriptions for all medications.

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Rebels drop opener to East Ridge

EASTERN - Allen Central dropped its season-opener over the weekend, falling to visiting East Ridge on Saturday. East Ridge pulled away to defeat the Rebels 20-8 in the opener.Familiar non-district foes, Allen Central and East Ridge met over the weekend after Friday night’s matchup was postponed.For East Ridge, Brody Johnson passed for two touchdowns and threw for another. The productive Johnson rushed 14 times for 48 yards on the hard-fought win.Running ...

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State health commissioner sees ‘stars aligned’ for Kentucky to finally get healthier

This is the third in a series of stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state’s embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.“The stars have aligned” and Kentucky has at last “created an infrastructure” to make the state healthier, says Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, commissioner of the state Department for Public Health.“What a great time to be in my position,” Mayfield s...

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Man arrested for Hobert’s copper theft

PRESTONSBURG — A David man found himself on his way to jail, when he was allegedly observed taking his “carryout” from Hobert’s Pizzeria.The problem? He was reportedly seen leaving the old, closed-down Hobert’s location, and he was not driving away with pizza.According to a police citation, Joseph W. Robinson, 25, was observed walking out of the now-vacant business Sunday with a pair of wire cutters in his hand. When police stopped to questi...

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Couple charged after hardware burglary

IVEL — A Floyd County man and woman found themselves facing felony charges, following a burglary at a hardware store.According to a complaint filed by sheriff’s Deputy Hoyt Smith, Billy Gene Osborne Jr., 38, of Banner, broke into the P&H Hardware Store early last Thursday, allegedly stealing a chainsaw and a concrete saw in the process.Osborne allegedly visited the store three times between 9 p.m. Wednesday night and 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, in an attempt ...

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Chase nets felony charges

MARTIN — A man who ran away when police informed him he was under arrest on an active warrant ended up facing a slew of charges in the process.According to a citation filed in Floyd District Court, Sgt. Austin King and Lt. Justin Cooley, with the Martin Police Department, were called to the parking lot of Medicine Market Pharmacy Wednesday, to follow up on a report of two subjects in a green Chevrolet Blazer using drugs on the site.The officers approached a vehicle...

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Experts know the difference between ‘normal’ disruptive behavior and behavior disorders

LEXINGTON — “Should I be concerned about a child’s disruptive behavior?”This is a question many parents ask themselves at some point in their young child’s life.It can be difficult to know if your child’s problematic behavior falls within the “normal” spectrum or if there’s a more severe problem that needs professional attention. Disruptive behavior disorders are serious problems that, if left untreated, can lead to school failu...

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Getaway doesn’t go far

PRICE — Police say a Hi Hat man who allegedly left the scene of an accident in a gas station parking lot successfully made his getaway home. His getaway was foiled, however, because his home was just a few doors down from where the accident happened.On Friday, Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Caudill responded to the scene of a reported car accident in the parking lot of Tackett’s BP. When he arrived, Morris Tackett reported that Shawn Smith, 39, had been observed striking...

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Adams captures Right Beaver Classic A-Team title

EASTERN - Adams Middle School doubled up Allen Central Middle School 32-16 to win the Right Beaver Classic A-Team title at ACMS on Friday night.The Lady Blackcats used balanced scoring and solid defense to claim the title.Adams standout Aleiah Newsome led all scorers with a game-high 12 points. Newsome was the only scorer from either squad to reach double figures.Reesce Endicott scored eight points while Jaden Reid and Kaitlyn Newsome added six points apiece f...

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May Valley Elementary to kick off early childhood education program

MARTIN – May Valley Elementary School in Martin kicks off its third year of an early childhood learning program this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies, driven by Toyota, the program takes aim at the fact that half of Kentucky’s children are not prepared for kindergarten, according to research by the Kentucky Board of Education.May Valley Elementary is one of 20 veteran schools and 14 new s...

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Kentucky awarded $20 million to grow ‘new energy economy’

LEXINGTON — A project aimed at helping Kentucky transition to a “new energy economy” has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation.Kentucky was one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive a five-year Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 award from the NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). An additional $4 million in matching funds comes from Kentucky EPSCoR, which receives funding from the Kentucky C...

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