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With the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths increasing statewide, and confirmed cases of the virus in surrounding counties, Floyd County officials are encouraging the public to continue to follow guidance about social distancing and proper hygiene.

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The cost of the Floyd County Board of Education’s energy saving project —  which will provide new roofs at three schools as well as energy upgrades — will be less than initially expected.  

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The Floyd County Fiscal Court took action during a special meeting on Thursday, March, 26, to help food pantries and senior citizens centers that are providing food to people in need.

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Some local residents have answered the call to service that came with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To say that Floyd County business owners are concerned about COVID19 would be an understatement.

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The Southern Water and Sewer District Commission is seeking approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to extend its contract with Utilities Management Group.

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A Floyd County resident who was arrested last month for allegedly possessing drugs at the Floyd County Judicial Center was arrested again this month for alleged drug possession and drug trafficking.

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Citing state law that permits secrecy in child abuse cases, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services denied an open records request seeking information about investigations into prior child abuse allegations made against Martin residents Jennifer and Thomas Stacy.

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For decades, Eastern Kentucky families have honored a tradition that brings them out in droves to funerals to pay respect to their families, friends and neighbors.

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A Floyd County Detention Center inmate is facing a felony assault charge.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 12 in Pikeville reports that repairs began on Ky. 1427 in Abbott on Thursday, March 19, and the road will be closed to all traffic for about two weeks.

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A Prestonsburg resident who was set to go to trial this month in a case in which he faced two charges related to alleged child pornography is now facing 21 felony counts.

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The efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus in Kentucky prompted the Kentucky Supreme Court to close judicial proceedings in the state, including proceedings at the Floyd County Judicial Center in Floyd County.

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is providing some emergency relief to residents with late bills for electricity, water, gas and other services in the state.

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park recently announced dates for one of the region’s newest attractions, the Moonshine Hideaway Dinner Tour.

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Officials with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the Prestonsburg Police Department thwarted an alleged drug drop at the Floyd County Detention Center this week.

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An elderly Johnson County resident died in a crash this week in Prestonsburg.

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A Floyd County doctor was sentenced in federal court to serve no further jail time, but pay a $10,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release in relation to a controlled substances distribution case.

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A federal grand jury indicted two men and an undisclosed individual for allegedly conspiring to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine in Floyd County.

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Thomas Stacy Jr., the former foster care program supervisor who was recently indicted alongside his wife for allegedly abusing children in his care since 2008, is dying, family members reported last week.

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A Floyd County grand jury recently indicted a man for allegedly endangering the lives of others in Floyd County.

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Allen has a new police chief, the financial clerk resigned, the clerk’s position is still vacant and officials are still struggling with actions taken without a vote.

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Gov. Andy Beshear traveled to Floyd County Monday to discuss his legislative priorities, including projects that would benefit Floyd County.Flanked by Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, Rep. Ashley Tackett Laferty, D-Martin, and his Senior Advisor Rocky Adkins, Beshear visited Prestonsb…

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