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By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
RED JACKET – After three years as Mingo Central boys' basketball coach Brad Napier has tendered his resignation.
Although it had been rumored that Napier may step down, he did not make it official until Thursday afternoon.
“In the best interest of the players, I thought it was the best thing t

Napier resigns as MC basketball coach

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – After three years as Mingo Central boys' basketball coach Brad Napier has tendered his resignation. Although it had been rumored that Napier may step down, he did not make it official until Thursday afternoon. “In the best interest of the players, I thought it was the best thing t

Thursday evening brought glittering gowns and country-rock music to the stage during opening night of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival.
Eighteen queen candidates and 15 princess candidates took the stage to represent their schools and give opening remarks. This is the 85th year for the KMLF Pineville tradition.
Bell Central High School's gym

KMLF starts strong

Thursday evening brought glittering gowns and country-rock music to the stage during opening night of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. Eighteen queen candidates and 15 princess candidates took the stage to represent their schools and give opening remarks. This is the 85th year for the KMLF Pineville tradition. Bell Central High School's gym

Plane crash kills one in Perry

LOST CREEK–The pilot of a plane that crashed in Perry County Thursday night is the sole confirmed victim in the incident, according to Kentucky State Police (KSP). At around 7 p.m., troopers with KSP received a call of a possible plane crash near Silas Bottom Road in the Lower Lost Creek Community of Perry County. KSP, along with Perry Count

Guaranteed access to free preventive services

In Kentucky an estimated 1,884,719 individuals, including 762,897 women and 378,519 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to prov

KCTCS honors 2015 All-Academic Team

Thirty-two of Kentucky's top college students were honored as members of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System's 2015 All-Academic Team during the 14th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held May 19 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. All-Academic Scholars from Southeast Kentucky Community &

Grant awarded for Glen Rogers monument

A monument will honor miners who died in four Glen Rogers explosions. The National Coal Heritage Area and Coal Heritage Highway Authority awarded a $13,500 grant to the Friends of Milam Park for the memorial, which is expected to be completed later this year. According to John Lafferty, president of the FOMC, the monument, a black obelisk, will b

Warrior baseball hosts River View today

Wyoming East baseball will host River View today in a regular season game. The Warriors (13-10) have already won their sectional championship and will host No. 6 Independence on Tuesday in a Region 3 semifinal game. Game time today is 5:30 p.m.

Walmart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. This means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others to use antibiotics only for disease prevention or treatment, not to fatten their animals, a common ind

Pineville veteran going back to Iraq

A Pineville veteran who served in the Middle East is going back. Charlie Keaton, an Army veteran who did tours in Iraq from 2003-06, will be headed back there in a month or so. He and two dozen other men are part of Veterans against ISIS. “Most of them have served in the Middle East,” he said. The group will go to northern Iraq and w

LEXINGTON - The Prestonsburg High School track and field program will be well-represented in this year's state meet. The PHS boys' and girls' track and field teams competed in the Class A, Region 7A track meet at Leslie County High School in Hyden on Saturday, May 16. The Prestonsburg track program, under the direction of veteran head coach Dewey J

PHS track and field athletes set to compete in state meet

LEXINGTON - The Prestonsburg High School track and field program will be well-represented in this year's state meet. The PHS boys' and girls' track and field teams competed in the Class A, Region 7A track meet at Leslie County High School in Hyden on Saturday, May 16. The Prestonsburg track program, under the direction of veteran head coach Dewey J

Schools financially squeezed

Examples of Harlan County's history as a “broken Promise Zone” were evident during Thursday's special meeting of the Harlan County Board of Education. During this meeting, board members learned the district's applications to renew existing grants for the “21st Century” programs at the high school and three elementary school

CUMBERLAND—A group of students and two teachers have been lost in Kingdom Come State Park for more than four hours as crews continued to search for them Friday afternoon. Police have said rescue crews are still unsure where the group is in the park, and suspect the phones the group was using to communicate with officials are dead now.
Kentuc

Leatherwood students lost in Harlan County

CUMBERLAND—A group of students and two teachers have been lost in Kingdom Come State Park for more than four hours as crews continued to search for them Friday afternoon. Police have said rescue crews are still unsure where the group is in the park, and suspect the phones the group was using to communicate with officials are dead now. Kentuc

News in Brief

Ky. raising pay for corrections officers FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky is increasing pay for corrections officers and hazardous duty staff in an attempt to curb high turnover rates. Gov. Steve Beshear has approved the plan to give raises and move hazardous duty, non-security staff to 40-hour work weeks. A state Personnel Cabinet review showed

Ky. cuts to higher education place it among worst in country

A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth. Even as most states have begun to restore funding for highe

Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let's face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food.
Bacteria, molds and yeast can grow qui

Safe canning practices keeps everyone healthy

Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let's face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food. Bacteria, molds and yeast can grow qui

We can learn a lot from our elders. A phrase passed down from generation to generation speaks to the enduring spirit of citizens of the Commonwealth that have worked hard to provide and build futures for their families and have persevered through good times and bad to see Kentucky grow and prosper. That's why, as Attorney General, I've made protect

Protecting our elders

We can learn a lot from our elders. A phrase passed down from generation to generation speaks to the enduring spirit of citizens of the Commonwealth that have worked hard to provide and build futures for their families and have persevered through good times and bad to see Kentucky grow and prosper. That's why, as Attorney General, I've made protect

There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress's long slide into irrelevance may be slowing.
Agreements on Medicare reimbursements in both houses, and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to a chorus of relieved approval both in Washington and in the press. Less

The way forward for Congress

There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress's long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Agreements on Medicare reimbursements in both houses, and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to a chorus of relieved approval both in Washington and in the press. Less

A fifth person was arrested in the ongoing investigation surrounding the June, 2014 copper theft from Christmas in the Park.
On May 18, Leigh Bryant, 30, of Guysville, Ohio was booked as a pre-trial felon into the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden. Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs arrested Leigh Bryant after he was able to obtain a statement from

Fifth arrest in Christmas in the Park theft

A fifth person was arrested in the ongoing investigation surrounding the June, 2014 copper theft from Christmas in the Park. On May 18, Leigh Bryant, 30, of Guysville, Ohio was booked as a pre-trial felon into the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden. Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs arrested Leigh Bryant after he was able to obtain a statement from

Prestonsburg boys' basketball camp set for June 1-4

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School boys' basketball program will host its annual summer camp Monday, June 1-Thursday, June 4 at two separate gyms. The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Players in grades 6-12 will participate in the camp at Prestonsburg High School. Prestonsburg Elementary School will host campers in

JUNCTION CITY - The Kinzer Motorsports team invaded the legendary Ponderosa Speedway for the first-ever visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Friday, May 8. A stellar 40-car field converged on the 3/8-mile speedplant and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 winner's check. Allen Brandon Kinzer started off his evening by posting the six

Kinzer rallies to finish ninth in WOOLMS feature

JUNCTION CITY - The Kinzer Motorsports team invaded the legendary Ponderosa Speedway for the first-ever visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Friday, May 8. A stellar 40-car field converged on the 3/8-mile speedplant and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 winner's check. Allen Brandon Kinzer started off his evening by posting the six





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