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Floyd County native and Nashville-based singer, songwriter and musician Josh Martin will perform at the Mountain Arts Center’s Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater on March 1. 

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A local nonprofit organization launched a new program this week to help Floyd County residents improve their job skills and find balance in their lives.

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Wheelwright’s library recently provided about 50 boxes filled with books, toys, clothes and other items during a recent “Library Book Box Project.”

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A native of Wayland was appointed to become one of the Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during a ceremony at the Pentagon last month.

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 The 9th Annual Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive is in the books and raised more than 211 tons (422,662 pounds) of food to help Kentucky families.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College received more than $5,100 in donations during its first-ever #GivingTuesday donation drive in November, and it’s using those funds to help students who face financial emergencies.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Mountain Arts Center hosted Christmas at the MAC on Wednesday, Dec. 12, featuring a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and live music by members of the Billie Jean Osborne Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros. Angie G. Photography took photos of children and …

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The unincorporated community of David has only a fire department, two non-profits and fewer than 400 residents, and 31 percent of them below the poverty line.

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Superintendent Danny Adkins announced in a press release on Tuesday that several students at Floyd Central and Prestonsburg high schools were selected as representatives for the 2019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar. 

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Twenty-three years — that’s how many years Pike Countian Chris Compton dedicated to a job he thought he’d retire from at a coal company just 30 minutes from his house. That retirement plan was shattered in February 2016, however, when the company Compton worked for issued mass layoffs and hi…

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Elderly resident Prestonsburg resident Carolyn Ford wouldn’t let the Prestonsburg City Council convene its special meeting on Nov. 29 without encouraging each and every member to buy an Archer Park sweatshirt. 

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Judi’s Place for Kids is asking local children to help design a T-shirt that will be given to runners in next year’s Run with Courage 5K. The child advocacy center has facilities in Pikeville and Prestonsburg, but it serves children who have been abused throughout the region.

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The Mountain Arts Center is opening tickets sales next week for a comedy show that’s set to be held there in May.

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The creative team at the Mountain Arts Center has been busy the past several weeks getting ready for Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas show. 

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins announced Wednesday that 10 students earned honors at the regional science fair, held Nov. 3 at the East Kentucky Science Center in Prestonsburg.

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Bright Beginnings Child Care is hosting its fourth Community Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend, with officials there planning to serve free meals to 1,000 people.

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Soul Food, an organization that provides food to children in need in Floyd and Johnson counties, raised $2,500 during its “Climb Your Mountain” 5K/14K.

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Educators with ties to Floyd County are among those inducted into the University of Pikeville Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame recently. 

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Local residents have the opportunity to support charitable causes at two races that are scheduled to be held in Prestonsburg this weekend.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted its first-ever Harvest in Park on Tuesday, at the Dewey Lake Downstream Recreational Area, featuring activities and treats, costume contests for children and pets and live music. 

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The Artists Collaborative Theatre, located in Elkhorn City in Pike County, is seeking children and adults interested in performing on stage.

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This Battle of Middle Creek re-enactment, set to be held from Friday through Sunday, will coincide with other activities that will likely attract crowds to Prestonsburg this weekend. 

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The 36th Annual Jenny Wiley Festival won’t kick off until October, but two events scheduled this month will help raise funds for the event.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Mountain Arts Center will host the first-ever Night of Appalachian Storytelling at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Gearheart Auditorium, located on the college’s Prestonsburg campus. 

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Floyd County Youth had the opportunity to “let their talent shine” by participating in 4-H Project work at the Kentucky State Fair, the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Office reported.

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