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Inez impeachment hearing set
INEZ – A public hearing that will decide whether Inez Mayor Rick Penix will be removed from office is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p. ...subscribers>>

Meth lab in bustling 'hood' busted by cops
PAINTSVILLE — The Paintsville Police Department shut down a working meth lab last week on Pine Street — a densely populated and buzzing neighborhood where residents apparently had little or no idea of the dangers brewing down the street or next door. ...subscribers>>
Floyd net catches more than 'usual' suspects
Magoffin candidate, police officer's daughter charged
PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Drug Task Force rounded up 33 suspected drug traffickers Monday, including the daughter of a Martin city policeman and a man who ran last May for Magoffin County judge-executive. ...subscribers>>
Magoffin starts plotting progress
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County Fiscal Court members passed a resolution Tuesday showing their support for a program underway to help identify issues in the county that need to be addressed. ...subscribers>>
Reprieve sought in FIVCO pullout
LOUISA — The Lawrence County Board of Health plans to ask the fiscal court to reverse an earlier decision and stick with the FIVCO health district for at least another year. ...subscribers>>
Demoted city cop requests hearing
PAINTSVILLE — City officials have agreed to conduct a grievance hearing before council for former assistant police chief Crystal McKenzie, whose attorneys say she was demoted without due process and threaten civil action if the matter isn't resolved. ...subscribers>>
Jail partners will benefit from bond refinancing
PAINTSVILLE — The Johnson County Fiscal Court agreed Monday to refinance the bonds issued to construct the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville. ...subscribers>>

Inez commission tackles several issues at meeting
INEZ – Several items were addressed at the regular city commission meeting last Thursday including relocation of the office for Inez Wastewater. ...subscribers>>
Ordinance giving mayor 'fire' power conflicts with state law
PRESTONSBURG — An amendment to Prestonsburg's tourism ordinance that gives Mayor Jerry Fannin sole authority to hire or fire tourism personnel appears to be in direct conflict with state law. ...subscribers>>
Thieves crash to end pursuit
INEZ — Two women were hospitalized early Saturday after they crashed their car while attempting to flee from the Martin County Sheriff's Department with stolen merchandise strapped to the top of their car. ...subscribers>>
Former Floyd deputy sentenced to home incarceration
PIKEVILLE — A former Floyd County sheriff's deputy and a Dayton, Ky. ...subscribers>>
Man who drove Eisenhower in WWII is buried
PAINTSVILLE — A decorated World War II veteran, who was born and raised in Johnson County and who touted serving as Commanding Gen. ...subscribers>>
Region's jobless rate rises
Statewide rates decline
REGION — Despite a statewide drop in unemployment rates from December to January, the Big Sandy region saw the number of jobless increase in every county. ...subscribers>>
BSN staffer wins School Bell award
LOUISA — Big Sandy News associate editor for the Lawrence County Bureau Roberta Blevins was awarded a School Bell award from the Kentucky Education Association for her coverage of a teacher’s rally in Frankfort. ...subscribers>>

Leather-lacking Blackcats fall to mercy-minded Betsy Layne
ALLEN — The more Betsy Layne put the baseball in play, the less Prestonsburg fielded it, leading to a Bobcat victory of the mercy variety in Floyd County Conference action Monday evening at Stumbo Park. ...subscribers>>
Tigers open season with mercy over Russell
PAINTSVILLE — The Paintsville Tigers opened up their 2003 season with a 15-3 win over Russell Monday night at Charlie Adkins Field. ...subscribers>>
Cardinals pound East Carter, 10-4
MOREHEAD — A big six-run third inning would be all coach Mike Hall's Sheldon Clark Cardinals needed as they posted their fourth win of the season, pounding East Carter 10-4 in Morehead on Saturday. ...subscribers>>
Lady Dawgs win district match with Kittens
LOUISA — The Lawrence County Lady Bulldogs got into the win column on Monday and did so with flair, coming from behind to down the Ashland Kittens 6-5 in district action in Louisa. ...subscribers>>
Six-run seventh lifts Rebs over Betsy Layne
BETSY LAYNE — The Betsy Layne Lady Cats played host to the Allen Central Lady Rebels Monday evening looking to avoid an 0-3 start to the young 2003 softball season. ...subscribers>>

Cumberland bound
Johnson Central’s Jimbo Music signed a scholarship Monday night to wrestle at Cumberland College next year. ...subscribers>>
Lady Hornets play errorless in district
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County shed its soft-swinging reputation for at least long enough to record its first win of the season Monday. ...subscribers>>
Three locals on second team all state
PAINTSVILLE — The votes have been counted, the results are in and the hardware has been distributed to the members of the 2003 Boys' and Girls' All State Basketball Team, with three local athletes being named to the second team. ...subscribers>>
Matthan Riffe continues strong tennis showing
LOUISA — Lawrence County's Matthan Riffe continues to have strong showings in area tennis competitions. ...subscribers>>
From the Point
Williams takes Tar Heel job
Well, it's official, we think. ...subscribers>>
Lady Blackcats jinx Sheldon Clark in slugfest
INEZ — Coach Harold Tackett's Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats chalked up their first win of the young season Monday afternoon in a slugfest as they came back from a 11-10 deficit with three runs in the seventh to jinx the Sheldon Clark Lady Cards 13-11 at Frank Horn Field in Inez. ...subscribers>>
Coffee Break
April: The cruelest and the coolest
Some poet called April "the cruelest month," no doubt because it contains April 15 which, of course, is the cruelest day, thanks to the IRS....tell me more>
District court dispositions
Floyd County

April 7 docket

Judge Eric D.
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Marriage licenses
Floyd County

Amber Beth Harris, 19, and Joshua Lee Cole, 20, both of Pikeville.
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Property transfers
Floyd County

To Danny K.
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Lawsuits filed
Floyd County

Danny Michael Hamilton vs.
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Celebration of Freedom rally to honor troops
PAINTSVILLE — A “Celebration of Freedom — Rally for the Troops” will be this Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. ...subscribers>>
Prayers of Hope
MAGOFFIN COUNTY RESIDENTS assembled at Ramey Memorial Park Sunday to show their support for troops in Iraq. ...tell me more>>
Anger offers laughs, but lulls, too
Movie reviews
Rudy Giuliani shouts "You can do it!" toward the end of the latest Adam Sandler flick, Anger Management, and that is the sad part. ...subscribers>>
Dwight Yoakam to play MAC on May 18
PRESTONSBURG – The Mountain Arts Center and Outback Concerts of Tennessee will present "Live, On-Stage: Dwight Yoakam" on Sunday, May 18 at 6 p. ...subscribers>>
Martin County Skills USA-VICA take state honors
INEZ – Six members of the Martin County Skills USA-VICA club competed in state competition held at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington, KY, March 26-29, 2003....tell me more>
Four Martin County HOSA members win at state meet
INEZ – Eight members of Martin County Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competed at state competition held March 11-14, 2003 at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville, KY....tell me more>
Fallsburg students use IDs in new lunchbox program
FALLSBURG — Students and teachers at Fallsburg Elementary School recently received identification cards....tell me more>
Bartosh, Watson recognized for outstanding service
PRESTONSBURG — During the recent 15th Annual Spring Conference of the Eastern Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics held at Prestonsburg Community College, Ann Bartosh and Betty Watson were presented awards for their "outstanding service and dedication to the education profession....tell me more>
Next ACT date is June 14
The next ACT Assessment will be administered nationwide on Saturday, June 14....tell me more>
Honors society inducts members at Tolsia
The National Honor Society recently inducted new members for 2003 at Tolsia High School....tell me more>
Blaine Elementary names students of the week
BLAINE — The following students were Students of the Week at Blaine Elementary School for the week of March 31-April 4:

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Crum Middle School names honor students
Crum Middle School has announced those students who have shown high academic achievement by listing their most recent honor roll....tell me more>
Boyd men indicted in Lawrence robbery
LOUISA — Two Boyd County men were indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury on robbery charges stemming from a December armed robbery of a general store. ...subscribers>>
Penix unable to explain discrepancy in minutes
INEZ – Inez mayor Rick Penix was unable to explain Tuesday why a set of minutes with two signatures, concerning a franchise agreement between American Electric Power and the city of Inez, had been submitted as though the meeting were approved when, according to the minutes book, they had never been signed or adopted by the commission. ...subscribers>>
Three P'burg men arrested after chase
PUNCHEON — Three Prestonsburg men were arrested in Magoffin County last Thursday morning after leading the sheriff's department on a nine-mile pursuit for more than three hours. ...subscribers>>
Nine others indicted in Floyd County
PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County grand jury indicted nine people last week in addition to 40 sealed true bills which were issued against alleged drug dealers. ...subscribers>>
Salyersville man allegedly sets fire in jail cell
PAINTSVILLE — A Salyersville man preparing to go on trial for the alleged kidnapping of five Magoffin County juveniles was charged with trying to set his jail cell on fire early Sunday morning. ...subscribers>>
Dumpsters placed in Lawrence for cleanup week
LOUISA — Lawrence County's PRIDE cleanup got into full swing this week, and will run through April 26, with dumpsters placed at six points across the county. ...subscribers>>
Lawrence burglar sentenced to five years
LOUISA — A Louisa man who pleaded guilty to burglary and receiving stolen property charges was sentenced to five years in prison in Lawrence Circuit Court Friday. ...subscribers>>
Company's bankruptcy to delay Salyersville project
SALYERSVILLE — A recent bankruptcy filing by a construction company will delay the Coal Branch sewer project in Salyersville two months or longer, the Salyersville City Council learned Monday. ...subscribers>>
Brush fire case goes to grand jury
SALYERSVILLE — Charges against a Magoffin County man arrested last month for allegedly allowing a hillside fire to burn out of control and onto his neighbors' property has been waived to the grand jury. ...subscribers>>
Lawrence County grant to assist animal control
LOUISA — Lawrence County received a $1,000 grant to purchase animal control equipment, which will assist the county's animal control coordinator in capturing strays. ...subscribers>>
Ignorance of the law no excuse
Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin has fired that city's tourism director, commandeered the tourism agency's checking account and generally imposed his will on agency spending. ...subscribers>>
Drug dog dilemma can be easily fixed
Our story last week about the dilemma two area agencies face now that they each have dope sniffing dogs with no trained officers at the other end of the leashes serves as an expensive lesson. ...subscribers>>

Lawrence County dispatcher Bart Sammons takes a call at the 911 center in Louisa. BSN photo/Jerry Pennington
Area dispatchers recognized during national Telecommunicator Week
BIG SANDY REGION — The second week in April has been designated National Telecommunicator Week, and dispatchers across the region are being patted on the back and recognized for the service they provide. ...subscribers>>
Astronomy workshop scheduled for June
MOREHEAD — Morehead State University and the East Kentucky Science Center will conduct a Stellar Astrophysics Workshop June 11-13 at Morehead State University for middle and high school teachers....tell me more>
This n' That
Take me back to the ballpark
My brother and I went through some of my dad's things over the weekend, and it was quite obvious that the man was baseball crazy....tell me more>
TRMC respiratory lab awarded accreditation
LOUISA — Three Rivers Medical Center's respiratory therapy laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection....tell me more>
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