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7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims
(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That's why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immedi
Maximize the Joy of Travel
(Family Features) Many facets of travel - the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip - can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and what ma
PHS students share experience in the Governor's Scholar Program
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Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill
(Family Features) For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards. This October, children, families and schools across the country will join in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a month-long celebration of
Real Talk -- When Was The Last Time You Enjoyed Your Business Trip?
(NewsUSA) -It's hard to believe that 2017 is more than halfway over and that fall is in the air. With that, life starts to speed up as kids head back to school, holidays loom just around the corner, and you may find yourself traveling for work a bit more in the coming months as companies try to wrap
New Resources Critical for Stroke Recovery
(NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke has developed new stroke rehabilitation tools for healthcare professionals and clinical provi
PIS votes to increase property tax rates
For the first time since 2014, the Pikeville Independent Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday to raise its property tax rates, changing them from 71.8 cents to 73.3 cents. The compensating tax rate of 73.3 cents, will allow the district to receive the same revenue from the previous year. In 2003
U.S. recommends Conn psychologist be sentenced to 15 years
With his sentencing scheduled for Friday, Dr. Alfred Bradley Adkins, a clinical psychologist convicted of working with Eric C. Conn to pass off fraudulent medical evidence to support disability claims, has submitted his objections to the federal government's requested sentence calculation. Adkins' o
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hornets to visit Powell County for district opener
SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Hornets are preparing for a Class 3A, District 7 football opener. Magoffin County will visit Powell County for a Class 3A, District 7 opener on Friday night. Magoffin County is 2-3 through its first five games. Opponents have outscored the Hornets 175-86. Magoffin
BOE discusses tax rates and budget shortfall from state
SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, September 19, discussing tax rates and state budget cuts that are seemingly landing on Eastern Kentucky school districts. The school board welcomed the two student senate members to the meeting, which will represent t
Casto elected treasurer of NADO
NADO Officers serve as Executive Directors of Regional Development Organizations around the nation and are shown from left: Lynne Keller Forbes (South Eastern Council of Governments (COG), Sioux Falls, S.D.) Immediate Past President; Doug Elliott (East Central Iowa COG, Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Presiden
Belfry still ranked No. 1 in Class 3-A
GOODY, Ky. - The Belfry Pirates remain No. 1 in this week's AP ranking in Class 3A in the Bluegrass State. The Pirates are followed by Corbin, Boyle County and Central of Louisville. Coach Philip Haywood's squad has a 3-1 record and will host Sheldon Clark on Friday night. Floyd Central, Pike Centra
Walking to end Alzheimer's disease
The Walk to End Alzheimer's was held Saturday at the Pikeville City Park. Nearly 200 participants registered for the walk. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research, with more than 600 communities hosting the even
Pike BOE honors educators who go above and beyond expectations
Three educators in the Pike County School System were honored by the board of education at its meeting Thursday evening, each receiving an "Above and Beyond" award for their service. The first educator honored Thursday was Charles "Buddy" Bevins, known at Pike County Central High School as "Mr. B."
Coal Run 'financially strong,' mayor cites teamwork
The City of Coal Run Village has completed its annual audit and is sitting on a reserve of almost $2 million, according to financial statements discussed during last week's city commission meeting. Mayor Andrew Scott presented the city's audit to the commissioners on Thursday, detailing the city's
Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?
(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav
Six copperheads killed on a Kentucky Power service call
Williamson Daily News PIKEVILLE, Ky. - It was a warm summer night when David Sammons and his crew were called out to fix a broken pole and restore power to about a dozen residents of Grassy Fork of Raccoon Creek. When you work in a mountainous area like Pike County, encountering wildlife is common.
Belfry boys lose to Scott; girls fall to Blazer
Jimmie Earls/Williamson Daily News Belfry sophomore Kylie Gollihue had one unassisted goal plus an assist in a 7-2 home loss to Ashland Blazer last Saturday. BELFRY, Ky. - The Belfry soccer teams were back in action last Saturday. The girls hosted Ashland Blazer while the boys faced off against the
Energy executive to deliver WVU lecture today
MORGANTOWN - Keith Hainer, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Contura Energy, will speak Thursday as part of West Virginia University's Department of Mining Engineering's William N. Poundstone Lecture Series. The lecture, entitled "A Career of Opportunities," will begin at 5 p.
Former court bailiff indicted in sex acts
WILLIAMSON - A grand jury in Mingo County has returned an indictment against a former civilian court bailiff accused of performing sexual acts on a restrained woman inside the courthouse. Nathan Scott Hatfield was indicted this week on two counts of imposition of sexual acts on a person incarcerated