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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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Heather J. Coleman, Floyd County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, recently announced the winning projects submitted by Floyd County students this year.

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Schools, organizations and businesses participated in “Remake Learning” week from April 12 through April 20, offering a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for children and families to learn and work together.

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The Floyd County Schools District recognized the story-telling talents of students recently during the 33rd Annual Young Authors Program awards ceremony at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. 

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Parents, students and members of the community gathered at the Mountain Arts Center Tuesday night for the 2019 Floyd County All-Schools Band and Art Festival.

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The 2019 season for Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry kicks off with its premier performance on Saturday, June 15, in the Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater of the Mountain Arts Center, the Prestonsburg venue that has been home to the Opry since the facility opened in 1996.

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The Oak Ridge Boys have been playing to audiences for many decades, and last Friday evening they brought their music to a sold out crowd at The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg.

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As K-fitness in Pike-ville approaches its first anniversary, the hard work of owner Kelly Johnson of Prestonsburg and her staff of fitness trainers is already making its mark.

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Floyd County Superintendent Danny Adkins released a statement Wednesday announcing how Floyd County students performed at the Kentucky Association for Academic Competitions State Governor’s Cup held March 16-18 in Louisville.

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Wheelwright native Nancy Hall Duncan was inducted into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame last week.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College is hosting a “Out of Many, One,” a celebration of diversity next week.

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The Hubble exhibit is now open at the East Kentucky Science Center, located on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.

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A Floyd County teenager is among 30 4-H students in Kentucky who will compete this year for the Gold Competitive Achievement Award.  

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Carl D. Perkins Job Corps recently announced a partnership with Floyd County Schools to allow high school students to take half-day vocational classes at the center in Prestonsburg.

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The Floyd County Board of Education recognized district early childhood and Head Start teachers on Monday for exceeding the state goal for kindergarten preparedness. Floyd County schools Head Start had 90.9 percent of kids ready for kindergarten — the highest in the state, according to distr…

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The Varia Planetarium at the East Kentucky Science Center unveiled a new cove lighting system for room and background lighting to replaced the aging system that was installed in 2004 when the Science Center first opened.

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The University of Pikeville is seeking submissions for its fifth annual Film and Media Arts Festival, which will be held on April 4-6 in Booth Auditorium. 

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Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins announced the results Wednesday of the Floyd County Schools District Spelling Bee held on Feb. 8 at the Floyd Central High School auditorium. Brody Jones, seventh-grade student from James D. Adams Middle School, is the district winner and Tayl…

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Floyd County Superintendent Danny Adkins announced Monday the results for District 131 and District 132 elementary district Governor’s Cup competition that took place Feb. 9 at South Floyd Elementary and May Valley Elementary schools.  

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College President Dr. Sherry Zylka recently announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2018 Fall semester.

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Floyd County Superintendent Danny Adkins announced Monday the results for District 57 High School Governor’s Cup competition that took place Jan. 26 at Floyd Central High School. In the competition, Floyd Central High School faced Prestonsburg and Betsy Layne high schools.

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The American Association of Retired Persons, Jenny Wiley Chapter, reports that volunteers will be collecting donations to help domestic violence victims in Prestonsburg this weekend.

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Floyd County Superintendent Danny Adkins released a statement Monday announcing the results for Kentucky Association of Academic Competition’s District 85 and District 86 Governor’s Cup competitions held on Jan. 19 at Duff-Allen Central Elementary and John M. Stumbo Elementary schools.

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