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The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department reports that deputies arrested a man in the Grethel community who was wanted on multiple criminal charges including sexual abuse.

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Local leaders are backing a proposal from Pikeville Medical Center to establish a ground ambulance service to serve its hospital in seven Eastern Kentucky counties. 

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Floyd County resident Dwight Slone transported another giant pumpkin to the Kentucky State Fair this week.

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A trial date was re-scheduled this week for a Floyd County man whose murder conviction was overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2015. 

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Pike County is preparing for the opening of one of its largest residential drug addiction treatment centers to date.

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The Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad’s largest annual fundraiser went well last week, officials report. 

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Several Eastern Kentucky musicians will come together for a special concert in Prestonsburg this month to help coal miners who were laid off and were not paid after Blackjewel went bankrupt.

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Car enthusiasts piled into the municipal parking lot in Prestonsburg on Friday for the Car Guys for Life’s monthly cruise in. The event featured live music and concessions sold to raise funds for the Jenny Wiley Festival. The next two events will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25.  

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A Martin resident who was accused of resisting arrest earlier this year is now facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting a Floyd County Sheriff’s deputy last week. 

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A Floyd County resident is expected to appear in court this month in a criminal case that started because he allegedly burned garbage on his own property.

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A Prestonsburg church treated Floyd County teachers and staff to lunch this week and donated school supplies that will help students at Prestonsburg Elementary.

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Floyd County students returned to classes this week. Students in Meghan Slone’s first grade class at May Valley Elementary do classroom work on Wednesday.

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The Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad will host its biggest fundraiser of the year this week.

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Floyd County Judge-Executive Robbie Williams reported Monday that the fiscal court is getting about $626,000 in excess coal severance funding.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a press release on July 30, reporting that his office has received complaints about employment scams targeting residents in Johnson and several other counties. 

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Floyd County students and staff are returning to schools that are a bit safer this week, thanks to recent purchases by the district.

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The Prestonsburg City Council approved its 2018 fiscal year audit during a special meeting last week, with officials reporting what were described as minor issues with the city’s financial accounting.  

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The leaders of four local governments voiced concerns this week about long ambulance response times throughout Floyd County, and the operator of the county’s only ambulance service says there is no quick solution to the problem. 

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Like districts across the state and the nation, Floyd County Schools has been struggling to fill vacant teaching positions this summer. 

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The Floyd County Fiscal Court spent more than $352,000 during a special meeting on Tuesday, agreeing to make road repairs and buy equipment and vehicles. 

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. announced on Aug. 1 that it finalized the purchase of the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg and its associated clinics and home health operations in Floyd, Johnson and Magoffin counties.

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Local law enforcement officials claim that a woman lied when she accused a Harold resident of injecting her with drugs and sexually assaulting her. 

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Prestonsburg Tourism will host its third Night Market of the season this weekend. 

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A mediation hearing scheduled to be held in case against a former Floyd County inmate accused of murdering another inmate at the jail this year was canceled Friday.

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A Dana resident accused of endangering the lives of two family members during an altercation this year appeared in Floyd Circuit Court last week for an arraignment.

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The Floyd County Board of Education approved a request this month to start implementing a plan that would make all properties and vehicles owned by the school district “100 percent tobacco free.”

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A Floyd County grand jury indicted a mother for allegedly endangering the lives of her four small children by walking across a roadway at night with them while she was intoxicated. 

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The Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club hosted its annual Burn Run on July 26-27 at Archer Park in Prestonsburg, featuring numerous activities for bikers, families and children, as well as vendors and live music. The event raised funds for Camp Ytiliba, a camp hosted by Shriner’s Hospitals for …

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Floyd County Circuit Judge Tom Smith denied a request this month to lower the bond for a man accused of killing a 26-year-old Jordan Tackett and burying him in his yard.

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone and oxycodone pounded Floyd and other Eastern Kentucky counties during the height of the opioid crisis, according to federal data released by the Washington Post last week. 

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The family of a local World War II veteran who was missing in action reports that his remains were found and he will be returned to Floyd County for burial later this year.

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On Monday, Modern Contracting of Stanville removed the statue of Abraham Lincoln from its base at the former law complex of Eric C. Conn. Jerry Flannery, who bought the Conn property after it was seized by authorities, said he was happy to see the statue on its way to a nearby business for r…

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A Harold resident was sentenced last week to serve 15 years — in addition to time he is already serving in federal court — in three cases in which he admitted to rape, drug trafficking and related charges.

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The lack of a quorum of the Martin City Council on Tuesday led a council member and audience member to ask how city bills have been getting paid. 

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A year after taking over enforcement of the state’s call-before-you-dig statute as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has issued more than 400 citations for violations of the law.

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Teleworks USA is hosting a virtual job fair this week for people who are interested in working from home.

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