Sat, Aug 19, 2017 12:47 AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Ramada Inn

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>>
(click for larger version)

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>>
(click for larger version)

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>>
National headlines
Here's what's making headlines on the national scene
Site Search

The Big Sandy News