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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue

Snow extends school year

Districts in region add more days to calendars

Students in the Big Sandy region will find themselves sitting behind their school desks a little longer this year due to the inclement weather that forced their schools to close for numerous days since January. ...subscribers>>
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Senate session

STATE SEN. RAY Jones, D-Pikeville, debated a bill up for consideration in the Kentucky Senate as the bill's sponsor, Sen. ...subscribers>>

Coal jobs, production dropped in 2013

FRANKFORT — Not surprisingly, coal production and coal jobs in Eastern Kentucky decreased in 2013, according to a report issued last week. ...subscribers>>

Sentencing documents filed in Kline's federal drug case

PIKEVILLE — Attorneys for a Johnson County man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to federal drug and firearms charges filed memorandums last week in anticipation of his scheduled sentencing next month. ...subscribers>>

Doctor reaches plea deal

PAINTSVILLE — A doctor plans to plead guilty to federal drug charges involving a former Paintsville pain clinic, while defendants in another case related to a former Floyd County drug clinic has indicated they might also change their pleas, according to court records. ...subscribers>>

Ex-deputy clerk seeks probation

INEZ A motion requesting shock probation for former Martin County deputy county clerk Tamberlyn Hairston was heard Thursday, but no immediate ruling was made. ...subscribers>>

Martin Co. schools get grant

FRANKFORT The Kentucky Association of Schools announced that Martin County is one of six school districts to be awarded a $40,000 grant to pilot a process and performance management program designed to one day save millions for school systems throughout Kentucky. ...subscribers>>
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Female deputy sworn in

INEZ Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece added a female to his list of special deputies on Monday, but he has plans to put her on the payroll as soon as she completes the course at the academy. ...subscribers>>

Filmmakers looking for actors, extras

PAINTSVILLE — The makers of a movie about legendary cave explorer Floyd Collins are looking for actors, actresses and extras to appear in the documentary, which will be filming in Paintsville in March. ...subscribers>>

Martin Co. man arrested

VAN LEAR A Martin County man was arrested in Van Lear Saturday and charged with offenses in Johnson, Martin and Boyd counties. ...subscribers>>

House approves scholarship

FRANKFORT — Students from Kentucky coal counties who are trying to complete their bachelor's degree would have access to the state's Coal County College Completion Scholarship program under a bill that passed the House Monday 92-0. ...subscribers>>
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