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Unemployment rate remains low throughout Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the second-straight month, Kentucky's unemployment rate is at an all-time low. In Jefferson County, the unemployment rate was 4.1% in May. That's up from 3.1% a month prior. Overall, the state's unemployment rate for May was 3.8%, which is up from 3.4% in April. Cumberland...
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Magoffin County Schools mourns death of longtime bus driver

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Magoffin County school system is mourning the death of Brenda Prater. A Facebook post said Prater began working with the system in August of 1990 as a bus driver. “For over 30 years, she was an excellent and reliable employee who will be sadly...
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Man Arrested After Allegedly Dragging Dog Behind Truck

A man out of Magoffin County is now facing a charge for cruelty to animals after witnesses allegedly saw him dragging a dog behind his truck. Officers were called to Allen Drive, where 58-year-old Alden Brown, of Salyersville, was reported to have dragged the animal to a nearby pawn shop. A deputy went to the pawn shop, where he found a trail of blood in the parking lot. He then discovered Brown’s truck, which had blood in the back seat.
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Magoffin County Man Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

A Magoffin County man was recently arrested following his indictment on sexual abuse charges. 55-year-old John Wayne Loper, of Gunlock, was indicted last week in Knott County. The indictment came on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy. No details surrounding the allegations are currently available other than that the victim is said to have been under the age of 12.
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Magoffin man charged with sex abuse, sodomy

GUNLOCK, Ky. — A Magoffin County man has been arrested, after being indicted on abuse charges. John Wayne Loper, 55, of Gunlock, was indicted last week in Knott County on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy. No details about the allegations were available, except that the alleged victim was younger than 12.
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Trial set for civil case against council, mayor

SALYERSVILLE – The civil case between a former Salyersville City Council member and the city is one step closer to trial following last week’s pretrial hearing. On June 2 in Magoffin County Circuit Court, Alexander Hyman, the attorney for Salyersville Mayor James “Pete” Shepherd and the Salyersville City Council members, Jarrod Howard, Paul Montgomery, Pat Frazier and Darrell Arnett, filed the defendants’ witness and exhibit list, while reserving the right to supplement the list as additional information becomes available.
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WellCare of Kentucky and FRYSC Partner to Host Summer Luau

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2022) – On Friday, June 17, the Magoffin County Family Resource Youth Services Coalition (FRYSC) will host the Summer Luau, a free community event combining family entertainment with important health screenings and resources, at Salyersville City Park. The event is in partnership with WellCare of...
SALYERSVILLE, KY
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MAGOFFIN TRACK AT STATE

Congratulations to Alex Hibbens, Alison Cantrell and Abby Bradley for competing at the KHSAA State 2A Track and Field State Championships on Friday, June 3, at the University of KY Shively Track & Field Stadium. Alex medaled in pole vault capturing 7th place with a height of 11-6! He also...
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MCHS Basketball Camp set for June 23-25

SALYERSVILLE — The Magoffin County High School Basketball Camp is scheduled to be held Thursday, June 23-Saturday, June 25. The youth basketball camp is for boys and girls ages 6-17. The schedule for the camp will be as follows: Thursday, June 23-Friday, June 24, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 25,...
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BSCTC announces spring Dean’s, President’s lists

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Dr. Telly Sellars, Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) Interim President / CEO is pleased to announce the President’s and Dean’s Lisst for the 2022 Spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled full/part-time at BSCTC and maintain a...
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WellCare of Kentucky and FRYSC Partner to Host Summer Luau June 17

On Friday, June 17, the Magoffin County Family Resource Youth Services Coalition (FRYSC) will host the Magoffin County Summer Luau, a free community event combining family entertainment with important health screenings and resources, at Salyersville City Park. The event is in partnership with WellCare of Kentucky, a leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors, and individuals across the state.
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Mountain Parkway expansion project taking shape in Magoffin County

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - Plans have been in the works for years to widen and expand the Mountain Parkway to four lanes, and extend the road to connect near U.S. 23. “Ultimately it will serve as a four-lane, high-speed connector from Pikeville to Paducah,” said Aric Skaggs, the Mountain Parkway Expansion project manger.
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Lady Hornets fall to Paintsville in district tournament

PAINTSVILLE — Magoffin County scored first but couldn’t maintain its early momentum as Paintsville prevailed 8-5 in the semifinals of the 57th District Softball Tournament at Johnson Central High School on Tuesday, May 24. The loss eliminated Magoffin County from the 57th District Softball Tournament. Magoffin County exited...
PAINTSVILLE, KY
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Fiscal court honors WWII hero from Magoffin

SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in special session on Monday, May 23, honoring a WWII hero and approving resolutions to tie up any loose ends with only one month remaining of the fiscal year. The court approved the following fund transfers from the general fund: $40,000...
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KHSAA Dead Period slated for June 25-July 9

LEXINGTON — Magoffin County student-athletes will be sidelined June 25-July 9 via the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period. The Dead Period was adopted 20-plus years ago by member schools in response to concerns about year-round play and practice and parental and coaching desire for some down time from interscholastic play. Member schools adopted the period of June 25-July 9 as a time of inactivity, which followed the pattern of the historic idling of southern textile mills and this time allows administrators, coaches, student-athletes and their families a time where they are not committed to school play.
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