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Search Continues for Missing Martin County Man

It’s been nearly two months but family and friends continue their search for a missing Martin County man. On Thursday, a bake sale was held in an effort to raise money to increase the reward for information leading to finding Scotty Fannin, who went missing in December. A group is meeting on Saturday at Pack Bottom Church in Inez to continue their search.


Man Wanted in Connection with Hit and Run in Magoffin

A Magoffin County man is wanted after a hit and run in a vet clinic parking lot. That incident reportedly happened last Friday when John R “JR” Allen reportedly hit Tim May with his truck following an altercation. May had to be flown to the hospital. Magoffin County Sheriff Carson Montgomery says they are still searching for Allen, although his vehicle was found in Breathitt County this week. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Allen, you are asked to call the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office at 349-2914.


Lady Cavalier Whitney Creech Joins 5,000 Point Club

Letcher County Senior Point Guard Whitney Creech continues to break records…she’s now the first Kentuckian to join the 5,000 point club. She’s averaging a whopping 50.8 points per game right now. It was also a big night in Paintsville for Jenkins Lady Cavalier Whitney Creech as she broke the all time state scoring record in Tuesday night’s game. Creech scored 71 points in that game, which the Lady Cavaliers won in overtime over the Lady Tigers-final score 90-87. Creech has signed to play at WKU.


Two Floyd County Students Perform in 2016 All-State Chorus

School officials in Floyd County are congratulating two students who are performing in the 2016 All-State Chorus. Superintendent Henry Webb says Ally Davis from Prestonsburg High School and Caleb Gearheart from Betsy Layne Elementary have been selected for the 2016 Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus. They’re performing in Louisville this weekend as part of the 2016 Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference. Ally is the daughter of Barry and Betty Davis. Caleb is the son of Suda Allen and Darren Gearheart.


Paul Patton Speaks to Community Leaders in Floyd County

Former Governor Paul Patton and his daughter, Nicki Patton Rowe, were in east Kentucky on Thursday speaking to community leaders at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Their siminar, ‘Building Kentucky’s Economy One Brain at a Time,’ helps to stress the importance of early childhood experiences, according to Paul Patton. They hope to have more seminars of this type in the future.


Pikeville Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint

Some scary moments at the Commonwealth Pharmacy in Pikeville on Tuesday morning when a man wearing a mask walked in with a gun demanding drugs. Police say 33-year-old Christopher Daniels is facing first-degree robbery charges. He initially fled the scene but was later captured after several leads from the public.


City of Prestonsburg Names New Fire Chief

A new fire chief for the city of Prestonsburg. The Floyd County Times reports Mike Brown, who has most recently acted as Assistant Fire Chief in Belfry, will take over the position on February 15. Bobby Carpenter previously held the position, but left this past September.

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