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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Thanks to the I-CAR Foundation and the sponsorship of Bar’s Products, Capa, Cintas, Ford Motor Company, Hollander Parts, RiSlone, and UniCare Spray Booth, Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s (BSCTC) Collision Repair students received a technician shirt. The program was part of a national initiative which raised $10,000 for the I-CAR Foundation’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host an Earth Day celebration at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22 on its Prestonsburg campus. Tammy Ball, LCSW, professor of human services and a member of the college’s community garden, said the event will feature workshops and demonstrations for all ages. “This is a time to celebrate what the earth means ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The Big Sandy Singers and Band will hold auditions for vocalists and musicians at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Operated through the fine arts department of BSCTC, the Big Sandy Singers and Band are an elite group of students who serve as ambassadors of the college while ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, April 10, 2017
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Southside Wine and Spirits was held on Monday, April 3. The store's owners, Tom and Debra Huffman, have been in business for several years at the Landmark Inn and wanted to try something a little different. Their new store offers an assortment of liquor, wine, cigars, cigarettes, beer, wine coolers, mixers, and soft drinks. Southside Wine and Spirits strives to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Friday, April 07, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The Kentucky Historical Society and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will hold a special listening session to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Kentucky’s statehood at 2 p.m., Monday, April 17 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC. Dr. Stephanie Lang, associate editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Friday, April 07, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) met its youngest donor in school history. Eight-month-old Laila Rani Slone Varia joined her loving family on Tuesday, March 26 to make a $15,101 donation to the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium. Laila is the great granddaughter of the late Dr. Mahendra Varia, who the planetarium is named in honor of, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
​ The Patton Leadership Institute (PLI) class met for their monthly session on Thursday, March 9, hosted by the University of Pikeville (UPIKE). The session focused on education in Eastern Kentucky and featured discussions with regional education leaders and administrators from secondary and post-secondary institutions. The session kicked-off with a welcome from UPIKE President, Dr. Burton ...read more
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will sponsor a Leading Ladies Regional Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the college’s Prestonsburg campus. The one-day event will feature speakers Dr. Rhonda Tracy, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Allison Ball, Kentucky State ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
April 20-22, 2017 Hillbilly Days 2017 is set to have nearly 260 vendors, several carnival rides, and over 100,000 visitors are expected. The festival begins Thursday, April 20 and continues through Saturday, April 22 in downtown Pikeville. Vendor booths will be setup throughout town with many booths on Hambley Blvd., Huffman Ave., and Main St. The Chamber is bringing many favorite booths back as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Entertainment
Monday, April 03, 2017
When 18 year old Kristin Coleman was asked when she started teaching children’s after school classes at Artists Collaborative Theatre (ACT), she replied that she had taught all five and a half years she had been there. When asked for confirmation that she had always had a hand in teaching and had never been “just an actor,” she jokingly asked, “is there even such a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, April 03, 2017
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Dr. Nancy B. Johnson, former provost of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), gave a guest lecture on leadership for the college’s Honors Program on Tuesday, March 28 on the Prestonsburg campus. Dr. Johnson retired in 2016 after spending 38 years in higher education. She started her career at Maysville Community and Technical College and came to BSCTC ...read more
Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The City of Pikeville is working through the Kentucky Department of Tourism towards receiving certification as a Kentucky Trail Town. Pikeville City Tourism and the Pikeville Main Street Program, Inc. recognize the tremendous opportunity and movement toward outdoor recreation activities to help boost the economy, encourage physical fitness and to promote our natural resources. As described by the ...read more
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Appalachian Monument Company on becoming a new Chamber member. We want to welcome them to the Chamber and thank them for their service to our region. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented the Appalachian Monument Company with a welcome plaque. Although they are new to the chamber, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Pikeville, KY: Get ready… On May 26th, 2017 at 7:30 PM WWE LIVE returns to the East Kentucky Exposition Center! Tickets go on sale April 7th, 2017 at 10 AM!!! (Dress like your favorite WWE superstar for a chance to win tickets during on sale) WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 direct-to-consumer network, launched live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, 2014. The award-winning WWE Network ...read more
Monday, March 27, 2017
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Dennis Rohrer remembers something a friend told him a long time ago. “The friend said, ‘You only have a short amount of time here, so you got to leave it better than you found it.’” That adage never rang more true than on Friday, March 17 when American Metal Works held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on the Mayo campus of Big ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
Monday, March 27, 2017
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – In 2010, Ronnie Dotson found himself at a critical crossroads. A coal miner, he had experienced the boom and busts of the coal industry. He was laid off and looking to write the next chapter of his life. “I was a husband and my wife and I had bills to pay,” recalled Dotson. “I had to find work, but I was also searching for a future.” Dotson, 33, of ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 24, 2017
John celebrates his retirement after nearly 44 years of banking. John joined First Commonwealth Bank in 2011 as Vice President Pike County Market. He previously was President and CEO of Family Bank from 1995-2011. John is a graduate of Pikeville College and The School of Banking of the South at LSU. Not only has John served the customers of First Commonwealth Bank, but he has continued to serve ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release