• Appalachia 2050

    Looking at the past, planning for the future

  • PHS students, parents say books suffer, while athletics prosper

  • Filmmakers discuss legacy, evolution of 'The Very Worst Thing'

    Filmmakers discuss legacy, evolution of 'The Very Worst Thing'

  • Battle of Middle Creek marks 150th anniversary

Legal

Four songs could cost hotel $20,000
BMI, music publishers allege hotel infringed copyrights on four occasions MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Harpers Ferry hotel could find itself with a bill for over $20,000, simply for playing four songs.... Read more
Kentucky AG: Floyd school board improperly withheld records
Teachers have right to inspect, copy all records about them PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A middle school teacher has the right to review his personnel file, including complaints made against him, accordin... Read more
Complaint: Promoter defamed fight organizers
Lawsuit alleges online, text statements ‘maliciously’ interfered with ‘Power Beat Down 9’ CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The organizers of a mixed-martial arts event say in a lawsuit that a rival pr... Read more

Drugs

Video of panel discussion at Bluegrass Policy Forum on Substance Abuse
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Operation UNITE sponsored the Bluegrass Policy Forum on Substance Abuse Oct. 29, bringing together a who's-who of state leaders to discuss problems and solutions to Kentucky's d... Read more

Economy

YPEK members discuss diversification, 'Appalachia 2050'
HAZARD, Ky. -- Appalachian journalist Ralph B. Davis was the guest speaker, July 25, 2013, at a social networking dinner for Young Professionals of East Kentucky, held at El Azul Grande Mexican re... Read more
Floyd County Farmers Market opens June 8
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Lots of food and fun are in store this summer, as the Floyd County Farmers Market prepares for its grand opening June 8, in the municipal parking lot, in downtown. Floyd County... Read more
Floyd County Farmers' Market returns in June
Health, economy, planet all benefit from farmers' markets Nothing can match the down-home flavor of a perfectly-ripened tomato picked off the vine, a sun-cured sweet onion diced in your favorite di... Read more

Health

Highlands, Pikeville Med partner on cardiology clinic
[geolocation] -- Highlands Regional Medical Center and Pikeville Medical Center announced Monday, March 25, 2013, that they will team up to provide cardiology services in Prestonsburg. "The Pi... Read more
Workshop plants seeds for small-scale ag
  PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Appalachians can take greater control of their diets and their finances through small-scale farming, attendees of a conference were told Saturday, March 9. About ... Read more
Dr. Mateen sees challenges to Appalachia's health
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Dr. N. Mateen recalls how her uncle first became aware that he suffered from high blood pressure: His kidneys failed. "He wasn't even aware that he was having high blood pr... Read more

Culture

Sept. 11 remembered in Prestonsburg
Big Sandy Community and Technical College hosted an observance of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C. During the ceremony, speakers paid t... Read more
Updated bus crash film shows at Strand
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- There were three firsts when "The Very Worst Thing" was shown in Prestonsburg for the fifth time over the weekend. Friday's showing marked the first time a Floyd County aud... Read more
Closed theater reopens to host East Kentucky Fear Festival
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Two months after the Strand Twin Theater closed its doors for good, the cinema came back to life, Saturday, March 2, 2013, to host the latest installment of the East Kentucky ... Read more

Education

PHS students, parents say books suffer, while athletics prosper
Administrators say schools moving toward a future without books PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Some students at Prestonsburg High School and their parents complain that the condition of textbooks at the sch... Read more
Floyd schools dealt setback on test
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Floyd County School District officials say there is a silver lining to disappointing results in the most recent round of state testing, in that administrators now have a wealt... Read more

Commentary

Funding sought for 'Appalachia 2050: The Series'
Many perks available to those making tax-deductible contributions through USA Projects new UnitedStatesArtists.Widget({ project: 'appalachia_2050_the_series', video: true, version:... Read more
Appalachian residents sought for survey
As production continues on "Appalachia 2050" -- a feature-length documentary and multimedia project seeking residents' views on how to improve life in the region -- a poll is asking them to give t... Read more
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Android users can now download a free app to take www.ralphbdavis.com with the on the go. The small (2.15 MB) app allows readers to view stories in a mobile-friendly format on any Android phone or... Read more