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Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory for all of Big Laurel.

Boil-water advisory lifted

Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory for all of Big Laurel.

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Students named the honor roll for the second nine at the J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) include (*Denotes all A's): Fifth grade *Audrey Bishop, *Connor Foster, *Jeremiah Irvin, *Nicholas Irvin, *Makayla Leake, *Eli Melton, *Samuel Rhodes, *Samuel Tompkins, Jaymin Huddleston and Penelope Stout. Si

Calling all schools: Your creativity is wanted

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Arts Council invites Kentucky schools to be part of the fun and excitement of the Kentucky Derby by decorating canvases for the Governor's Derby Celebration. Picnic tables on the Old State Capitol grounds will be fitted with horse heads and tails, and the canvases, or “Derby blankets,” will be placed over

WILLIAMSBURG — With more seniors than will fit on a lineup card (12), expectations for the Bell County baseball team are higher than they've been in several years.
But a long stretch of bad weather coupled with ongoing renovations at the school left the Bobcats without a field to practice on, much less host games. That and a tough scheduled

Bobcats beat Whitley 16-9

WILLIAMSBURG — With more seniors than will fit on a lineup card (12), expectations for the Bell County baseball team are higher than they've been in several years. But a long stretch of bad weather coupled with ongoing renovations at the school left the Bobcats without a field to practice on, much less host games. That and a tough scheduled

My son attends preschool at an elementary school in Pickens County. Last week, when I was picking him up, his teacher was giving me the usual rundown of how he did, how he interacted with his peers, his participation levels, etc. As I was strapping him into his car seat she made the off-hand remark that Ben had done especially well with the Easter

I've got the Easter Bunny blues

My son attends preschool at an elementary school in Pickens County. Last week, when I was picking him up, his teacher was giving me the usual rundown of how he did, how he interacted with his peers, his participation levels, etc. As I was strapping him into his car seat she made the off-hand remark that Ben had done especially well with the Easter

EASTERN — A three vehicle accident involving a school bus outside Allen Central High School on Friday afternoon led only to minor injuries for one of the drivers. No students were on the bus at the time.
The accident happened on the school's intersection with Ky. Rt. 550, which was briefly closed.
Patrolman Mike Napier with the Martin Polic

School bus, two cars in accident outside Allen Central

EASTERN — A three vehicle accident involving a school bus outside Allen Central High School on Friday afternoon led only to minor injuries for one of the drivers. No students were on the bus at the time. The accident happened on the school's intersection with Ky. Rt. 550, which was briefly closed. Patrolman Mike Napier with the Martin Polic

STAFFORDSVILLE - The Tug Valley Bass Anglers fishing club held its first tournament of the 2015 season on Paintsville Lake on Sunday, March 22. There was a solid turnout tournament as 37 anglers competed in the event. Veteran angler Keith Pacific, who captured the Big Bass award, won the tournament title.
The week prior to the tournament, the regi

Pacific wins TVBA tournament

STAFFORDSVILLE - The Tug Valley Bass Anglers fishing club held its first tournament of the 2015 season on Paintsville Lake on Sunday, March 22. There was a solid turnout tournament as 37 anglers competed in the event. Veteran angler Keith Pacific, who captured the Big Bass award, won the tournament title. The week prior to the tournament, the regi

Weekly question announced

Bridget Saylor's third-grade science/writing class at TNT Primary is beginning a new class project to help students with their writing skills and make writing and science even more exciting. Each week students will select a question to publish in the newspaper for readers to answer. Readers may write and mail their response to the class. In return

40 years of conservation celebrated

LEXINGTON — In 2015, The Nature Conservancy's Kentucky Chapter celebrates 40 years of working side-by-side with partners and communities to protect and restore lands and waters around the state. The year-long celebration kicks off in March when supporters and partners will gather for dinner with the Conservancy's special guest, Ted Turner. &

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.
Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an “elite basketball coach in every respect.” The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually. The school scheduled an afternoon news conference.
Barnes succeeds Donnie T

Barnes new Vols' basketball coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an “elite basketball coach in every respect.” The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually. The school scheduled an afternoon news conference. Barnes succeeds Donnie T

Report: 15 rural Kentucky hospitals in danger of closing

FRANKFORT (AP) — One minute before midnight Tuesday, the only hospital in Fulton County will close its doors for good, forcing the county's roughly 6,000 people to drive to Tennessee for emergencies and signaling the end of 190 jobs and about 12 percent of the city of Fulton's tax revenue. And if conditions don't improve soon, at least anoth

PIKEVILLE - The academic work of Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of Academic Affairs for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, was recently published in the February issue of the international journal “Optometry in Practice Continuing Professional Development Journal.” Egan coauthored the academic paper,

KYCO associate dean publishes in international journal

PIKEVILLE - The academic work of Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of Academic Affairs for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, was recently published in the February issue of the international journal “Optometry in Practice Continuing Professional Development Journal.” Egan coauthored the academic paper,

EKU announces graduates, academic lists

Eastern Kentucky University has announced the following students from Bell County graduated in the fall of 2014: Ellen Cawood, of Middlesboro; Chad Cowan, of Middlesboro; Alva Evans, of Middlesboro; Mikayla Mason, of Middlesboro; and Victoria Slusher, of Pineville. The following Bell County students have been named to the Dean' List at Eastern Ke

Gov. Beshear holds ceremonial signing at MSU

MOREHEAD - Governor Steve Beshear joined Morehead State University officials along with local and state leaders on Monday to ceremonially sign into law two bills at the Space Science Center. House Bill 232 authorizes the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics to issue state scholarships and high school diplomas. “Much like

Neubauer leads Eastern Kentucky for Fordham

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University Head Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Neubauer has stepped down to accept the same position at Fordham University, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Neubauer leaves EKU as the second winningest coach in program history, posting a 188-134 record in 10 seasons on the Colonel sideline. Neubauer led E

DRIFT - Allen Central swept a 58th District baseball doubleheader from visiting Betsy Layne at Drift Park on Wednesday. In the first game, Allen Central pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 10-3.
The Rebels, remaining in the win column, defeated Betsy Layne 7-3 in the nightcap.
Following the doubleheader, Allen Central improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0

Rebels sweep Betsy Layne

DRIFT - Allen Central swept a 58th District baseball doubleheader from visiting Betsy Layne at Drift Park on Wednesday. In the first game, Allen Central pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 10-3. The Rebels, remaining in the win column, defeated Betsy Layne 7-3 in the nightcap. Following the doubleheader, Allen Central improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodore softball team traveled to Eastern to take on the Allen Central Lady Rebels. The Lady Commodores got off to a slow start, but picked up the pace to nab the 18-0 victory.
The Lady Commodores started with a single run in the first inning (1-0), and followed that with a five run second inning to take

Perry blasts Allen Central

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodore softball team traveled to Eastern to take on the Allen Central Lady Rebels. The Lady Commodores got off to a slow start, but picked up the pace to nab the 18-0 victory. The Lady Commodores started with a single run in the first inning (1-0), and followed that with a five run second inning to take

Wells' complete game leads to 10-1 win over Knott

Last Wednesday, the Hazard Bulldog baseball team traveled to Hindman to take on the Knott Central Patriots. The Bulldogs had little trouble taking the win as their offense was top notch, and so was their pitching as Griffin Wells threw a complete game. The Bulldogs scored in five of the seven innings, with four runs coming in the fourth inning. At

An Evarts man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle and truck collision Tuesday at Shields.
Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said a preliminary investigation indicates that a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Morrice Petrey, 36, was traveling east on KY 38 when he crossed the centerline striking a 1997 Chevrolet pi

Crash claims life of Evarts man

An Evarts man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle and truck collision Tuesday at Shields. Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said a preliminary investigation indicates that a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Morrice Petrey, 36, was traveling east on KY 38 when he crossed the centerline striking a 1997 Chevrolet pi

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Crappie time is just around the corner

FRANKFORT - Although the redbud trees haven't bloomed yet, it isn't too early to start fishing for crappie. Black crappie are likely along rocky banks now in lakes that have them. “With the water temperatures still in the mid-40s, white crappie are likely staging in deeper water right now,” said Jeff Crosby, central fisheries district





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