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Vehicles passing stopped school buses on US 23 is a serious problem

Recently, we’ve heard about school bus drivers in Pike County having to watch as vehicles pass their stopped buses while they are loading and unloading children.  Bus drivers say this is happening daily on US 23.  So, this week, Shannon Deskins decided to ride one of those buses and get a first hand look.  Out […]

Published: September 17, 2019, 9:37 pm
Posted by: Shannon Deskins

Thankful Hearts Food Pantry needs help with donations

The Thankful Hearts Food Pantry in Pikeville is asking for donations so they can provide assistance to Eastern Kentucky. Thankful Hearts Coordinator Trissia Scott states that they are in desperate need of a deep freezer because they provide frozen meats to those in need. She says that she has been paying out of her own […]

Published: September 17, 2019, 6:25 pm
Posted by: Jeremy Justice

Pike County Sheriff’s Office unveils new vehicles

On Tuesday, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office unveiled two new 2020 Ford Explorers, the newest additions to the vehicle fleet.  Pike County Judge Executive Ray Jones and the three Pike County commissioners were on hand to see the new cruisers, purchased with $187,000 dollars in surplus funds.  A third Ford Explorer will be delivered on […]

Published: September 17, 2019, 6:00 pm
Posted by: Shannon Deskins

Foster Care Volunteers Needed

Frankfort, KY — Twenty-two Kentucky counties need volunteers to review cases of children in foster care. The volunteers review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The Administrative Office of the Courts says in a statement that potential […]

Published: September 17, 2019, 12:58 pm
Posted by: Gary Slone

Guilty Plea Entered In Shooting Case

Wise County, VA — A Wise County man has pleaded guilty following a day of violence that resulted in a manhunt and an evacuation at Mountain Empire Community College back in March. 44-year-old David Wayne Scott of Big Stone Gap, pleaded guilty to stealing a gun, firing a shot through the window of a home, resisting […]

Published: September 17, 2019, 12:30 pm
Posted by: Gary Slone

Upcoming “6th Annual Addiction Recovery Celebration” in Prestonsburg

This Saturday will be the 6th Annual Recovery Celebration at Archer Park in Prestonsburg. There will be refreshments and live music for anyone who wants to attend. Musician and Addiction Recovery Advocate Waylon Nelson encourages anyone who is currently struggling or have in the past to attend the event and find support from others who […]

Published: September 16, 2019, 9:50 pm
Posted by: Jeremy Justice

Middle school students facing felony charges after bringing knives to school

Two Floyd County middle school students are now facing felony charges after bringing knives to John M. Stumbo Elementary School last week.  Sgt. Kevin Shepherd with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is the School Resource Officer, and says he and school personnel took action Tuesday morning, as soon as they were made aware of a […]

Published: September 16, 2019, 9:23 pm
Posted by: Shannon Deskins

Local musicians have a chance to meet up and express their selves through song

Dueling Barrels hosted their first-ever “Open Mic Night” on Friday. Emcee and Story Teller Scott Cable says it’s the perfect way for any musician to get their foot in the door and network with other musicians. Mountain Music Exchange sponsored the event by giving away a guitar. Cable states that music thrives in Eastern Kentucky […]

Published: September 16, 2019, 4:54 pm
Posted by: Jeremy Justice

Senior Citizens Scam

Frankfort, KY — After multiple reports of losses totaling $85,000 in cash, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of an uptick in mail scams targeting senior citizens. While prepaid debit cards and gift cards remain popular for scammers to use to steal from Kentuckians, Beshear said senior citizens in several […]

Published: September 16, 2019, 3:25 pm
Posted by: Gary Slone

Limited Interest In Tuition Break From Virginia College

Wise, VA — The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has seen limited interest in an inaugural program that offers discounted tuition to students from Appalachia. The institution only enrolled 23 students through the program that was created to boost enrollment. Officials previously said they hoped the new discount would bring in 100 additional students. Lawmakers […]

Published: September 16, 2019, 1:37 pm
Posted by: Gary Slone

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