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PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The Pikeville Independent School District is receiving high praise from a website specializing in providing information about local schools. The district was ranked first in Kentucky as the best place to teach by niche.com. It also scored as the fourth-best school district, seventh-best for teachers, and 12th-best for athletes. In addition, the district ranked in the top 500 out of around 11,000 districts nationally. Supt. David Trimble said he is proud of the district in a Facebook post. “Always extremely proud of the outstanding students, faculty, staff, board members, families and community members who pour themselves into […]
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. — An Indiana man was arrested in Pikeville, following a hit-and-run crash at Pike Central High School. The crash happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday and police found the fleeing vehicle in the median of Hambley Boulevard, near McDonald’s. When police went to check on the vehicle, the driver, identified as James Michael Kaufer, 47, of Memphis, Ind., had to crawl out the passenger side of the car due to extensive damage on the driver’s side. Kaufer first told police he didn’t know he had hit anybody, but later said he was looking for a place to turn […]
On Saturday, the University of Pikeville will induct four deserving alumni and one team into it’s athletics hall of fame in a ceremony on campus. The event will take place on the seventh floor of the HPE Building. Beginning at noon, Will Boyd (golf), Reggie Gravely (men’s basketball), Brandy Hensley (women’s bowling) and Teon Knox (men’s […]
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A Prestonsburg man was arrested and his children were turned over to Social Services after a minor traffic stop escalated into a drug trafficking case. A Prestonsburg Police officer pulled over Russell Craft, 24, for having a tail light out. But during the stop, police discovered bags of heroin and fentanyl, and a bag of syringes was found in the back floor, beneath the feet of Craft’s 1- and 2-year-old children. Craft was arrested and charged with aggravated drug trafficking, endangering the welfare of a minor, persistent felony offender and numerous traffic violations.
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BELFRY, Ky. — A Mingo County man is facing a long list of charges after attempting to run from a roadblock in Pike County. Pike County sheriff’s deputies had set up a checkpoint on Toler Road just before midnight Friday, when they spotted a car driven by Cody Allen Blankenship, 26, of Williamson, approach and then turn around in a church parking lot at a high rate of speed. Deputies pursued and say that Blankenship was driving reckless on both sides of the road, before cutting through a yard and then stopping after the car hit a tree stump. Police […]
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