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1983 WHS AA State Championship basketball team honored

WILLIAMSON — Members of the 1983 Williamson High School basketball team were back in town this past weekend as they were honored for winning the AA State Championship. The recognition came as a part of the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Mountaineer Hotel.
WILLIAMSON, WV
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Pirates play first tune-up game against Raceland

GOODY, Ky. — Football officially returned to Haywood Stadium this past Friday night as the defending Class AAA champion Belfry Pirates hosted Raceland in their first scrimmage of the 2022 season. The Pirates are set to play another scrimmage this Friday night at Perry County Central before opening the regular season at home on Friday, Aug. 19, against 5A Pulaski County in the ARH Bowl.
BELFRY, KY
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Women’s Club marks 95 years of service in Williamson

WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission proclaimed August as Williamson Woman’s Club month in honor of the group’s 95th anniversary. Leigh Ann Ray, a member of the Williamson Woman’s Club since 2004, said the club was formed in August 1927.
WILLIAMSON, WV
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Kentucky man denies he killed three police officers in ambush

A Kentucky man accused of killing three officers in an ambush while police were serving a protective order has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges. Lance Storz, 49, appeared in Floyd Circuit Court on Monday to answer the charges, news outlets reported. Storz will continue to be held without bond and cannot have any contact with the victims or their families, the judge said.
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Mine Wars Museum representative visits Matewan Library

MATEWAN — The Matewan Public Library had a special guest at their Aug. 2 Summer Reading at the UMWA Hall in Matewan. Mine Wars Museum representative Wilma Steele told the story and the meaning of the red bandana to the children. Steele also gave each child a red bandana,...
MATEWAN, WV
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Information Saught on Armed Robbery in Floyd Co

The Floyd Co Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation of an armed robbery that happened early Sunday morning around 2 AM at the BP Mart on RT 80 in the Martin community of Floyd Co. The person entered the business wearing a mask and demanded money from the cashier, while armed with a handgun, then left the business on foot walking through the upper parking lot toward the storage units. The Floyd Co Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information that would assist in identifying this person. Anyone with information is asked to call the Floyd Co Sheriff’s Office at 886-6711, Dispatch at 886-6171 or you can remain anonymous by calling our tip line at 606-949-2020 or text a Deputy direct by using our “Text A Tip” by texting 477-(TIPS)8477 or (TIPS)8477 from your Appalachian Wireless phone.
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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LOUISA’S NEWEST BUSINESS 123 CAFE HAS GRAND OPENING

123 CAFE HAS GRAND OPENING TODAY (August 9, 2022)…. On Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 11AM The 123 Cafe had their Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremony. Among the five owners of Louisa 123 CAFE are Andy Lin and Paul D Pelphrey. Locals have been awaiting the opening for months...
LOUISA, KY
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Batausa reflects on Vol State 500k

WILLIAMSON — When looking back on the Vol State 500k, Alexis Batausa had one word repeatedly come to mind — journey. For Batausa, he said this journey was seemingly split into two parts: the start of the race with two other locals by his side, and the completion of the race with a complete stranger who quickly became a friend and strong ally.
WILLIAMSON, WV
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NIOSH to offer free black lung screenings for coal miners

MORGANTOWN — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners through Friday, Aug. 12. Screenings will be provided through the NIOSH mobile testing unit at locations in Hazard and Pikeville, Kentucky. Call 1-888-480-4042 to schedule an appointment. The screenings...
PIKEVILLE, KY
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Kentucky man accused of killing 3 police officers pleads not guilty

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A Kentucky man accused of killing three officers in an ambush while police were serving a protective order has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges. Lance Storz, 49, appeared in Floyd Circuit Court on Monday to answer the charges, news outlets reported. Storz will continue to be held without bond and cannot have any contact with the victims or their families, the judge said.
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Mine repair shop donates $42,000 for scholarships for welding students

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A mine repair shop has donated $42,000 to support three associate degree scholarships for welding students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Ronnie and Diana Barnett of Mining Repair Specialists recently donated the money to the Southern Foundation to fund the scholarships, according...
WILLIAMSON, WV
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University of Pikeville Announces the UPIKE Family Flood Support Initiative

University of Pikeville officials recently announced the UPIKE Family Flood Support Initiative to support people and areas affected by the devastating flooding that hit Eastern Kentucky in late July. University Officials also encouraged people to donate to the UPIKE Student Emergency Fund, which was established in 2020 to help students...
PIKEVILLE, KY
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