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Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store

Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Target store near the University of Kentucky’s campus is being held today.The events is a private, invite-only event that gives a sneak peek of the small format store.This event is in preparation for the store’s grand opening, which is Sunday at 8 a.m.There will be an in-store celebration and reusable bags will be passed out to early arriving guests during the grand opening on Sunday.




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Pikeville Medical Center Hiring

Pikeville Medical Center Hiring

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a job fair at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg on Monday.From Starbucks to clinical positions, more than 120 jobs are available.According to officials, PMC is offering full-time registered nurses a $6,000 sign-on bonus or a $350 student loan repayment plan.PMC Chief Nursing Officer, Michelle Rainey says, “Eastern Kentucky has struggled with the mining industry and health care is a growing industry. When you look at what’s going on, health care is where it’s at. We want to invest and give back to our community.” The job fair lasted from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. You can still apply at pikeville hospital.org.




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Eagle Scout Honors Fallen Hero

Eagle Scout Honors Fallen Hero

Eagle Scout Jacob Frantom handmade a sign in honor of fallen Pikeville police officer Scotty Hamilton.His hardwork was shown off Monday evening when the sign was unveiled.Over three hundred hours were put into the project.After the funeral of Hamilton, Frantom knew he wanted to make his eagle scout project in honor of Hamilton. Included in the design is Hamilton’s picture and his badge as well as his end of watch date, which can be seen at the Pikeville police station.




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KY General Assembly Holding Special Session

KY General Assembly Holding Special Session

Gov. Matt Bevin will convene a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly.Bevin made the announcement Monday that the special session will begin Friday, July 19, at 8 a.m.The special session will aim to pass a quasi-agency pension relief bill. This includes relief to agencies such as regional universities, health departments, domestic violence centers and community health centers.The governor said the quasi-agencies are dealing with financial stress caused by the state’s looming public pension crisis.




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Packing Vans With Love For Hazard

Packing Vans With Love For Hazard

Hundreds of people packed downtown Hazard for a back to school bash put on by Faith Baptist church from Georgia. The volunteers have made the trek to the region for three years.”It just gets bigger every time,” said Pamela Wallen, a volunteer with the church. “You know, the first trip we came, we thought we were gonna bless all these people, and who got the blessing was us.”Wallen is originally from this area and says she sees the need. The church brought clothing, shoes, food and many other things up from Georiga. The donations were collected by members of the church.




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Man Admits To Defrauding Victims In KY

Man Admits To Defrauding Victims In KY

A man has admitted in federal court that he defrauded victims, a bank in Boyd County and some businesses of nearly $5 million.Anthony McQuaid pleaded guilty to bank fraud and wire fraud.Under the terms of McQuaid’s plea agreement, he will be sentenced to 46 months in prison.In his plea, McQuaid admitted to obtaining loans from people under fraudulent circumstances and at times repaying those loans with bad checks.In addition to a prison sentence, McQuaid will also be required to repay his victims.




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