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Vandals do a number on P'burg High
Damage attribted to senior 'prank'
PRESTONSBURG — A morning of "senior pranks" Tuesday has resulted in the suspension of nine Prestonsburg High School students, and those who are seniors will not be allowed to participate in graduation exercises Thursday. ...subscribers>>
Former Martin deputy arrested
Former sheriff makes more allegations
PAINTSVILLE — A former Martin County sheriff's deputy was arrested last Thursday afternoon at the Paintsville Wal-Mart. ...subscribers>>
Mayor testifies in Johnson utility feud
PAINTSVILLE — Mayor Doug Pugh testified under oath for nearly two and a half hours Tuesday in a deposition relating to his attempt to remove two members of the Paintsville Utility Commission. ...subscribers>>
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Burglar chase
JOHNSON COUNTY deputies John Wyatt and Jason Kendrick interrupted a burglary in progress last weekend at a West Van Lear storage building. ...subscribers>>
Two jailed after pursuit ends in crash
SALYERSVILLE — Two men were arrested after allegedly leading officers on a short pursuit before wrecking their vehicle. ...subscribers>>
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Lawrence constable treated after accidental shooting
FALLSBURG — A Lawrence County Constable underwent bone reconstruction surgery Tuesday for an injury he sustained in an accidental shooting last week. ...subscribers>>
Utility budget not as dire as it looks
PAINTSVILLE — The Paintsville Utility Commission has not made a habit of submitting budgets to city council for approval and, if the spending plan for next fiscal year is part of a trend, council may not ask to see the utility budget again. ...subscribers>>
Young cyclist hurt in crash with truck
TOMAHAWK — An 11-year old Eden Elementary School student was injured when his bicycle hit a truck as he was coming from Hall Branch Saturday afternoon. ...subscribers>>
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Where the hose goes
A FIRE HOSE was hooked up to a fire hydrant in front of Sara Mae Callaham's house and appeared to lead into her swimming pool. ...subscribers>>
A staffer with a star
Sheriff gets grant to send deputies to school
\SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County High School and the nearby elementary and middle school can expect a new staff member next year — one who will definitely stand out from the crowd. ...subscribers>>
Combs to keynote Floyd honors night
PRESTONSBURG — The guest speaker at the Floyd County Schools' 20th Academic Honors Banquet will be Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Sara Walter Combs. ...subscribers>>
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Up, Up and Away
SENATOR Johnny Ray Turner, D-Drift, enjoyed a hot air balloon ride with fifth grade students Brittany Peppi and Courtney Marsillett at Prestonsburg Elementary this week. ...subscribers>>
Mobile home destroyed by fire
FALLSBURG — Fire completely destroyed a mobile home on Bobcat Ridge in Lawrence County Sunday, and sent three to the hospital for smoke inhalation. ...subscribers>>
Ohio man killed in ATV accident
WOLF CREEK — An Ohio man was killed in a four-wheeler accident Friday on mine property located along Route 3 in Martin County. ...subscribers>>
Woman arrested for growing pot
SALYERSVILLE — A Magoffin County woman was arrested Friday for allegedly growing more than five marijuana plants behind her house. ...subscribers>>
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Jobless rates dip slightly across region
BIG SANDY REGION — Jobless rates dipped in every county across the region from February to March according to the latest figures released by the state Cabinet for Workforce Development. ...subscribers>>
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Cardinals take out Paintsville in five innings
Sheldon Clark 11, Paintsville 0
SALYERSVILLE — The Sheldon Cardinals defeated the Paintsville Tigers 11-0 Monday afternoon in the opening round of the 2003 57th District Tournament at Ramey Memorial Park in Salyersville. ...subscribers>>
AC Rebels turn back Cats in eight
Allen Central 6, Prestonsburg 5
DRIFT — Matt Setser went four-for-four with three runs scored for Prestonsburg but was left standing at first base in the top of the eighth inning as Allen Central posted the 6-5 win in the first round of the 58th District Tournament. ...subscribers>>
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Daniels out-duels Daniel in win
Johnson Central 4, Paintsville 0
SALYERSVILLE — Brianne Daniels was once again her dominating self and this time it was a good thing for Johnson Central because the Lady Eagles needed all they could get from their star to survive a strong challenge from Paintsville. ...subscribers>>
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Future is now for young LC track team
RUSSELL — Youth is often considered the foundation upon which the future is built — especially in sports. ...subscribers>>
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Lady Dawgs upset Kittens in district
LOUISA — Lawrence County head coach Scott Jenks could not have been smiling any bigger after the Lady Bulldogs' district tournament win over Ashland on Monday. ...subscribers>>
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Big second inning leads to mercy win for Dawgs
Lawrence Co. 13, Rose Hill 0
CANNONSBURG — Lawrence County used an avalanche of runs in the second inning to blast Rose Hill 13-0 in a mercy-rule win in the opening game of the 64th District baseball tournament at Boyd County's Addington Field. ...subscribers>>
Lady Hornets take advantage of miscues
Magoffin Co. 8, Sheldon Clark 7
SALYERSVILLE — Sheldon Clark was apparently in a generous frame of mind and Magoffin County put each and every gift to good use. ...subscribers>>
Post season brings little change for Lady Rebs
Allen Central 6, South Floyd 1
MINNIE — The transition from regular to post season softball play proved to be a smooth one Monday for Allen Central. ...subscribers>>
Rantings from the Road
Wham bam, thank you Sorenstam
Sports commentary
Oh, so that was the reason for all the fuss and friction about Mam Sorenstam. ...subscribers>>
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Offense powers Eagles past Hornets
SALYERSVILLE — A major offensive outbreak in the third and another in the fifth powered Johnson Central to a mercy win over Magoffin County in opening-round district tournament action. ...subscribers>>
Classified
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
SALES/MARKETING: top ranked Technology Company expanding....tell me more>
AUCTIONS
AUCTION: Every Friday, 7 p....tell me more>
FLEA MARKETS
STORM HOLLOW FLEA MARKET on US 23 South across Floyd County line....tell me more>
GARAGE & YARD SALES
SATURDAY, MAY 31: one mile past Holt's Market, Rt....tell me more>
PETS & SUPPLIES
AKC REGISTERED SIBERIAN HUSKY: Female, has not been spayed....tell me more>
FOR SALE
ELECTRIC TREADMILL, typewriter, washer and dryer, baby items: 2 swings, 2 exersaucers, infant carrier, highchair, portable crib, walker, blue toddler bed....tell me more>
WANT TO BUY
OLDER PINBALL, CANDY AND POP MACHINES: 304-429-3333....tell me more>
AUTOS FOR SALE
1995 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE: 2 door, V-6, excellent condition inside and out....tell me more>
BOATS & JET SKIS FOR SALE
15' BASS BOAT: Art Craft, seats 5, 2 Bass seats, foot operated trolling motor....tell me more>
MOTORCYCLES & ATVS FOR SALE
2000 HONDA XR80r DIRT BIKE: low usage....tell me more>
LOST & FOUND
$500 REWARD for lost male Redbone Hound Dog with Airdale mix....tell me more>
LAND & LOTS FOR SALE
2 ACRES PLUS: Isaac Park area, Louisa....tell me more>
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
FOR SALE: The last large piece of commercial property in Paintsville....tell me more>
HOMES FOR SALE
2 HOUSES on same lot in Fort Gay; 1991 Cadillac in mint condition....tell me more>
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE
HELP!! Moving, must sell 3 bedroom on 1/2 acre, mobile home, land and all....tell me more>
HOUSES FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM HOUSE with attached garage, game room (could be 4th bedroom)....tell me more>
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOREST HILLS TOWNHOUSES, LOUISA: 2 bedrooms featuring stove, refrigerator, dishwasher....tell me more>
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
MOBILE HOMES AND LOTS FOR RENT - Call 606-789-7770....tell me more>
FOR RENT
MYRTLE BEACH CONDO: Popular shore drive area....tell me more>
LOANS
LOANS FOR REFINANCING, purchasing homes, farms, farm equipment, timber equipment, vehicles, livestock and general operating purposes....tell me more>
SERVICES
BILLS MOWING AND TRIMMING: Also, cemeteries....tell me more>
MOBILE HOME MOVERS
JUNIORS

MOBILE HOME MOVERS

Moves mobile homes anytime, anywhere.
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH INSURANCE - Low rates, good coverage....tell me more>
CLASSES OFFERED
MINE SAFETY CLASSES: Days, evenings, weekends....tell me more>
MISC.
RENT-A-TENT— Insure yourself a dry, shady spot....tell me more>
PERSONAL
START DATING TONIGHT!: Play the Kentucky Dating Game....tell me more>
LUMBER
ATTENTION: Individuals and building contractors....tell me more>
BOOKS
WORDS N STUFF, your regional bookstore, now open seven days a week....tell me more>
THINGS TO EAT
FRESH AMERICAN LAMB - $1....tell me more>
Births
Highlands Regional

Medical Center


May 7: a son, Tyler Shane, to Christie and Neil Gibson.
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Death notices
Jerry Harold Ousley
Died: Tuesday, May 27, 2003, Age: 61

FLOYD COUNTY — Jerry Harold Ousley, 61, of Hippo, died Tuesday, May 27, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin.
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Sylvia Ellen Young
Died: Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Age: 75

LAWRENCE COUNTY — Sylvia Ellen Young, 75, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 27, at J.
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Susie Bradley
Died: Monday, May 26, 2003

Age: 84

FLOYD COUNTY — Susie Bradley, 84, of Langley, died Monday, May 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.
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Norma Jean "Sue" Adams Arnett
Norma Jean "Sue" Adams Arnett

Died: Sunday, May 25, 2003

Age: 71

MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Norma Jean "Sue" Adams Arnett, 71, of Frankfort, formerly of Magoffin County, died Sunday, May 25, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center, Frankfort.
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Bennie David Hylton
Died: Sunday, May 25, 2003

Age: 73

LAWRENCE COUNTY — Bennie David Hylton, 73, of Byrce, Ohio, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday, May 25, at his residence.
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Coffee Break
Non-voters are the reason for lousy leaders
Greg Stumbo laid claim Wednesday to the title of First-Eastern-Kentuckian-To-Win-A-Statewide-Race-On-The-First-Try after his narrow victory in the Democratic primary for Attorney General. ...subscribers>>
breaking news
Check here to get your area news as it happens.
Watch here for breaking news
The Big Sandy News will post some of the area's bigger news stories here as they happen so readers don't have to wait until Wednesday or Friday to find out what's going on in their communities....tell me more>
Property transfers
Land transfers filed with county court clerks across the Big Sandy region....tell me more>
Marriage licenses
Marriage licenses filed with county court clerks across the Big Sandy region....tell me more>
District Court dispositions
The Big Sandy News prints the final dispositions of cases in district courts of the counties in the Big Sandy region....tell me more>
Suits filed
Lawsuits filed in circuit courts across the Big Sandy region....tell me more>
NBC, CBS duke it out for top spot
Friends rang in the 2002-2003 television season by being the No....tell me more>
Horoscopes
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek....tell me more>
More than 300 take part in World Changers
PIKEVILLE — As most students spend their 2003 summer break soaking in rays at the beach or lounging around the house, 320 teenagers will be hard at work on a week-long refurbishment and construction project in Pikeville June 21-28....tell me more>
MSU plans SOAR days
MOREHEAD — Morehead State University will hold five Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) days this year to assist new students in getting acquainted with the University and its programs....tell me more>
Prince takes part in national DECA conference
LOUISA — Lawrence County High School student Rebekah Prince and DECA advisor Romana Short flew to Orlando, Fla....tell me more>
Prince takes part in national DECA conference
LOUISA — Lawrence County High School student Rebekah Prince and DECA advisor Romana Short flew to Orlando, Fla....tell me more>
Fallsburg ARP students get balloon ride
FALLSBURG — Fallsburg Elementary students who reached their independent goals in the Accelerated Reading Program will receive a ride on a hot air balloon Wednesday, May 28....tell me more>
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Blaine lists students of the week
BLAINE — Following is a list of students chosen as Students of the Week for May 5-9:

Mrs.
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Three more fishy checks turn up
INEZ Three more checks have been found by the Inez City Commission for which money was supposed to have been paid for contract labor, but the person the check was written to lives in Tennessee and reportedly wasn't in the state at the time the checks were cashed. ...subscribers>>
Former Inez mayor to appeal case
INEZ Inez city officials will travel to Floyd County today, Wednesday, where former Inez Mayor Rick Penix's appeal of his ouster will be heard before special Judge Danny P. Caudill ...subscribers>>
State worker granted harship license after DUI
PRESTONSBURG — A week after pleading guilty to driving drunk in a state vehicle, and two weeks after resigning from his state job, the brother of state Sen. ...subscribers>>
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Accidents net charges in Lawrence
LOUISA — Memorial Day weekend proved to be anything but quiet as the Lawrence County Sheriff Department dealt with several traffic incidents including three accidents. ...subscribers>>
Accident on Ky. 707 sends 7 to hospital
FALLSBURG — A sunday afternoon accident on Ky. ...subscribers>>
Permission given to photography property
INEZ — The commonwealth's attorney's office was granted permission last Friday to go onto the property of James and Congetta Horn to take photographs of the area. ...subscribers>>
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Litton makes court appearance
CLYDE JASON LITTON appeared in Martin Circuit Court Friday where his attorney Christi Gray told Special Judge Danny P Caudill that she wanted DNA test results, and asked that he make an order for discovery because the results were taking too long to receive. ...subscribers>>
Fleeing charges top Martin indictments
INEZ — Five true bills were issued by the Martin County Grand Jury Thursday, including charges of fleeing and evading; receiving stolen property; marijuana cultivation; and welfare fraud. ...subscribers>>
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Heritage festival
Making applesauce was one of the highlighted events at the fun filled Heritage Arts Festival last week at the Louisa Middle School. ...subscribers>>
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Heritage festival
Making applesauce was one of the highlighted events at the fun filled Heritage Arts Festival last week at the Louisa Middle School. ...subscribers>>
Sheriff targets seatbelt use
INEZ — For the next couple of weeks, people driving through Martin County better be wearing their seatbelt or they could find themselves pulled over by the police and given a ticket that could cost them more than $130. ...subscribers>>
Louisa Sav-A-Lot burglarized
LOUISA — Kentucky State Police still have no suspects in connection to the burglary of a Louisa grocery store over the weekend. ...subscribers>>
Alleged pot grower claims setup
INEZ — Lorie Dials was indicted Thursday for allegedly cultivating five or more marijuana plants, but Dials claims that someone tried to set her up. ...subscribers>>
Fire destroys home of Staffordsville man
STAFFORDSVILLE — The cause of an early morning fire Sunday that left a Staffordsville home damaged and one of its occupants needing medical attention remains under investigation by the W. ...subscribers>>
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Ready to roll
ONE OF TWO garbage trucks recently leased by the Magoffin County fiscal court is already in operation throughout the county. ...subscribers>>
Korean War vets get recognition
FRANKFORT — On June 7, veterans of the "forgotten war" will receive the recognition they deserve — recognition that Eastern Kentucky Democratic state senators say is long overdue. ...subscribers>>
Jail cannot be piggy bank for area counties
The Big Sandy Regional Jail board has given the gift that may or may not keep on giving to the jail's four participating fiscal courts. ...subscribers>>
Democrats have not turned economic tide
Secretary of State Jonathan Miller was no doubt acting in self-defense last week when he warned Kentuckians against voting Republican this fall. ...subscribers>>
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Cream of the Crop: Allen Central
EASTERN — The top graduates in the class of 2003 at Allen Central High School have been announced....tell me more>
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Cream of the Crop: Betsy Layne
BETSY LAYNE — The top graduates in the class of 2003 at Betsy Layne High School have been announced....tell me more>
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Cream of the Crop: Paintsville
PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville High School has announced its top 10 for the class of 2003....tell me more>
This n' That
Graduation time
It won't be too long before we hear the inspirational strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" as area seniors say goodbye to high school and embark on another phase of their lives....tell me more>
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Award winner
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Greg Kiser of Three Rivers Medical Center, left, recognized and awarded Dreama Williamson, RN with the obstetrics department, as Employee of the First Quarter....tell me more>
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Lewis-Ward
The families of Mindy and Matthew Ward are proud to announce the union of their children at Glades Secret Garden in Gatlinburg, Tenn....tell me more>
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Brown-Crace
Mr and Mrs Donald Brown of Riceville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Kay, to Phillip Crace, M....tell me more>
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Cooley-Fitzpatrick
WEDDING PLANNED: Januari Annelle Cooley and Franklin Kyle Fitzpatrick along with their parents, Cynthia Ann Woodrow, Mr....tell me more>
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Horn-Goble
LOUISA — Kristina Noel Horn and Andrew Layne Goble will exchange wedding vows at 7:30 p....tell me more>
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LeMaster-Fitch
Danny and Jackie Owens of Oil Springs and Billy and Donna Fitch of Meally announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Natalee and Timothy....tell me more>
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