Forward in the Fifth recognizes Rhonda Crigger An assistant principal at Southside Elementary School has been recognized by Forward in the Fifth for her efforts to advance education in Pike County.
Rhonda Crigger, a former preschool teacher for 17 years, was presented the Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Award for her work in providing professional development activities for preschoolers and Headstart teachers in Pike County and other school districts.
Crigger was awarded the ...
Scott wants to bring tourist attractions together Julia Roberts Goad Staff Writer STONE, Ky - Bob Scott says the people of Pike and Mingo Counties do not realize the potential of the history in their backyard, and he wants to spur local groups to take advantage of that history. Scott, recently appointed board member to the Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the members of Stone Heritage that the media attention the area has received in the last year is a once-in-a-li...
House of Hope relocates to Williamson Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - A non-profit organization that was established in 2010 with a mission to eliminate hunger in the Tug Valley area has a new home within the City limits of Williamson.
The “House of Hope”, a 501c3 organization that was created to provide support services to those less fortunate was formerly located in the Town of Delbarton. Although the dedicated volunteers were pleased with their surroundings, the...
Arrests made on various assault and battery charges Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - Several criminal complaints were filed over the past few days in Mingo County Magistrate Court that include arrest reports for individuals who were charged with assault and battery.
Ricky Johnson, age unknown, of Baisden, was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s (MCSD) Deputy N.A. Glanden on a single count of domestic battery.
According to the criminal complaint, the officer was dispatc...
Changes in All Class Reunion announced Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - The “Williamson High School All Class Reunion” has been in the planning stage since letters first went out to alumni in December of 2012. Approximately 3000 letters were mailed with approximately 500 of those returned, and now the plans have been finalized.
According to planning committee members June Blevins (Chairman) and Sherry Hatfield (Treasurer), who have worked diligently on the reunion, t...
High Ridge Mining bringing jobs to Pike County PIKEVILLE, Ky – High Ridge Mining, a Kentucky corporation owned by long time coal operator Bill Smith, a former vice president of Sidney Coal, has announced the development of seven deep mines in Pike County.
The mine locations will be spread throughout Pike County, with locations at Big Creek, Johns Creek, and Pond Creek. According to Mr. Smith, his company will begin the hiring process in the coming months and each of the seven mines set ...
Two vehicle crash injures one Rachel Baldwin
E. WILLIAMSON - A vehicle that was said to have been turning into the Williamson Towers was rear
ended by the car behind him, resulting in substantial damage and minor injuries.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Mingo County 911 dispatched law enforcement and EMS to the
accident scene on E. 3
Tara Beth Tincher, who was operating a Scion TC, slammed into the rear of a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Rally in the Valley organizer speaks out Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - After receiving numerous calls concerning the statements made toward him personally
when the Williamson City Council voiced their views and perception of the recently held Rally in the
Valley motorcycle event, Appalachian Brotherhood Sidney, Ky. Chapters’ Public Relations Officer Paul
Price has asked to set the record straight.
Price and the club he is associated with had a vision to see an...
Kermit installs caboose at memorial Julia Roberts Goad
KERMIT - The town of Kermit is looking better for summer, thanks to the efforts of the Kermit City Council.
The Town has installed a retired caboose at the north end of Kermit, on the site dedicated to a memorial to the victims of a mine disaster.
On January 18, 1951 the No.1 Mine at Kermit Burning Springs Collieries Company exploded. Eleven men died in the disaster, including two fathers and their sons...
Logan County couple arrested in Mingo Rachel Baldwin
VARNEY - A single vehicle accident ended with the driver and her passenger, who are husband and wife, being placed under arrest for reasons of DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Deputies N.A. Glanden and J.R. Fitch, Samantha Nelson, 39, of Cora, was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she lost control and ended up in a ditch on H...
ATV accident on H.M. Trail System injures one Rachel Baldwin
DELBARTON - A couple visiting the Tug Valley area who had spent several days enjoying the Hatfield and McCoy ATV Trail System ended their vacation with a trip to the hospital after the male was injured in an all-terrain accident.
According to information providers by a Trail Ranger and EMS personnel that responded to the scene, Larry Kamerer, 65, of Mims, Florida, was attempting to maneuver a four-wheeler dow...
Board of Parks and Rec announces projects Rachel Baldwin
WEST WILLIAMSON — The Williamson Board of Parks and Recreation (WBPR) announces exciting projects that will be completed within the next 120 days.
Pierce Whitt, the Director of the WBPR told the Daily News that the communities in Mingo County and guests visiting the area are going to see several projects come to completion in the very near future. All of these projects will be taking place at the Williamson M...
MCC purchases fishing pier for Laurel Lake Special to the Daily News
LENORE — Fisherman looking to cast their lines into Laurel Lake will soon be able to do so from a brand new dock, courtesy of the Mingo County Commission (MCC).
The aluminum floating dock and gangway, manufactured by Gator Dock, is currently being installed. Measuring eight feet wide and 25 feet long, the pier is handicap-accessible. The pier is one of several recreational projects throughout the county being sup...
Gilbert council talks water, skirmish, WOW Chad Abshire
GILBERT — The Gilbert Town Council met briefly Monday evening and discussed a small number of topics.
Mayor Vivian Livingood updated the council about the town’s April Civil War Reenactment, “The Skirmish On the River,” saying it was “awesome.”
“It doubled in size,” Livingood said. “Everyone said they would come back. There were at least 150 actors and volunteers participating.”
She also said that she belie...
TVCC elects board members, officers Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) elected four new board members and re-elected its officers for the coming fiscal year.
The organization held its monthly luncheon meeting on Monday at Giovanni’s located at the South Side Mall.
Charley McCoy, Scott Poole, David Hatfield and Adam Warren were voted in as the four new board members. The TVCC also replaced two board members that have not been...