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Big Sandy Community & Technical College President/CEO Dr. Sherry Zylka recently announced the names of students from throughout the region who earned honors on the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the 2019 Fall semester.

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Students from Floyd County and across the region traveled to Prestonsburg to compete in the Kentucky Big Sandy Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition, held Feb. 15 at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College.

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The Mountain Arts Center is giving local singers an opportunity to be heard on stage.

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park officials captured these photos of elks grazing during an elk viewing tour on Saturday, Feb. 15. The park is only hosting a few more tours this season, with both morning and evening tours available on Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 7 and March 14 and morning tours avai…

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Floyd County Schools reports that students at several schools earned honors at the recent district-level Governor’s Cup competitions for middle schools.

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Multiple award-winning rock and blues act Tedeschi Trucks Band will make their Eastern Kentucky debut on Feb. 25 in the Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center.

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins reported that kindergarten students once again exceed the state average in kindergarten readiness, reporting the 209 district results of the BRIGANCE Screen III, the state screener given to all children upon entering kindergarten.

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The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsor of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have opened nominations for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year program.

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The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, a residential summer program where 72 Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, is accepting applications through Jan. 20.  The 2020 summer session will take place June 7 through June 27 at Northern Kentucky University.

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The Floyd County Board of Education honors Math Bee winner Allie Hamilton, above, during a board of education meeting on Monday. Winners Caleb Combs, Adam Justice and Andrew Huynh are pictured below. Other winners were not present.

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The Floyd County Public Library is hosting several classes over the next couple of weeks to help local residents and businesses.

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The East Kentucky Science Center opened its new exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” on Oct. 19.

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The Billie Jean Osborne Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros is hosting a special Halloween-themed show this weekend.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host its second Harvest in the Park this weekend. 

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Nine 2019 high school graduates from Floyd County were named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

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Mac Powell and The Family Reunion will perform at the Mountain Arts Center this weekend. 

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The Floyd County Public Library announced on Friday that it expanded its newspaper database.

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People who turn out to listen to music at Woofstock in Prestonsburg this weekend will also be raising funds that will help local residents spay and neuter their pets.

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The Morehead State University Foundation and its social work program at Prestonsburg announced the establishment of the Nickolas R. Bailey Memorial Scholarship, a fund to benefit MSU Prestonsburg students.

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Kentucky Educational Television is giving local residents a sneak peek at its new documentary, “Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music,” at the Mountain Arts Center this week, and the Billie Jean Osborne Kentucky Opry is ending its summer season with that theme. 

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Prestonsburg High School students teamed up with another high school student from Louisville to host a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for girls this month.

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State Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, filed Senate Resolution 6 (SR 6) during the special legislative session, adjourning the senate in honor of “King” Kelly Coleman. 

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