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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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The Floyd County Public Library welcomed children last week for its “Alien Animal Show,” hosted by Silly Safari. The event featured hands-on interactions with mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and bugs. It’s part of the library’s “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program. Upcoming ac…

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Members of the local chapter of the Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club will hosts its two-day “Burn Run” in Prestonsburg this weekend.

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Four graduates from high schools in Highway District 12 earned the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s college scholarships this year. 

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The Mountain Arts Center announced on Friday that Mac Powell and The Family Reunion will perform there this fall.

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History will come alive at the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre this weekend, starring several local actors, including Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton.

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The University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine recently completed its annual Professional Education Preparation Program. 

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Martin City Tourism and Mayor Sam Howell announced on Friday that country music singer Aaron Tippin is set to perform in the city this fall.

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A “Tiny House” built by Floyd County Area Technology students is among several that will be sold online this month.

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PIKEVILLE — The Appalachian Center for the Arts brought Broadway to Pikeville during the kickoff of its Appalachian Masterclass Series last week.

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The Prestonsburg Cruise-In was a success on Friday, with organizers from the “Car Guys for Life” club reporting that 65 cars were on display in the city parking lot. The event featured live music by Jason and Matt Garrett and concessions that were sold to benefit the Jenny Wiley Festival. Th…

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The Artists Collaborative Theatre opened its summer productions at the outdoor amphitheater at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on June 14, and local residents have two more chances to see the show.

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Featuring live music, free inflatables, painting lessons, handcrafted artisans, food, games and more, visitors of all ages took advantage of beautiful weather to wander the Prestonsburg Night Market on June 1. The next Prestonsburg Night Market is scheduled for Aug. 3.

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The Prestonsburg Woman’s Club honored Delois Delong for maintaining the Yard of the Month for June at this home on East Patton Street in Prestonsburg. In a statement announcing the selection, Prestonsburg Woman’s Club official Virginia Williamson said that Delong “takes great pride in her ma…

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A local Eastern Star chapter presented a scholarship this month to a Floyd Central graduate.

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Floyd Central High School recently held a “Step Up Day” for incoming freshmen. 

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College reports that a student who graduated in May has been accepted into a college in England.

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A new location helped make opening day a success for the Floyd County Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 25.

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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District. The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, representing southern and eastern Kentucky.

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins recently congratulated 18 high school seniors who earned an associate degree at Big Sandy Community and Technical College before they received their high school diploma.

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The Floyd County Early Childhood Council held its annual “Helping Everyone Achieve Readiness Together” Early Childhood Fair Saturday at Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, welcoming more than 200 parents and children over the course of the day.

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Approximately 70 people participated in the eighth annual Autism Awareness Walk, hosted by the East Kentucky Autism Awareness group in Prestonsburg on May 18. The event featured door prizes donated by about 70 businesses in Floyd and Pike counties, informational resources provided by the Ken…

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Students from across Floyd County have been learning traditional mountain music as part of the Pick and Bow after-school music program. The program is hosted by May Valley Elementary School and sponsored by Hindman Settlement School. 

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The Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town team hosted its first Chatterwha Trace River Run kayaking event of the season Sunday, with six paddlers making their way down the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins recently congratulated the middle and high school students who placed in regional and state 2019 Science Olympiad competitions. Regional competition was held at the University of Pikeville in February and state competition was held April 13 at…

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins congratulated the students who excelled in the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program competition, held at Rupp Arena in Lexington on April 18.

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Superintendent Danny Adkins recently announced Reece Hamilton and Chloe Reynolds of Adams Middle School, Alex Begley and Hailey N. Little of Duff-Allen Central Elementary, Jada Johnson and Jayla Little of South Floyd Elementary were selected as 2019 Rogers Explorers. 

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