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Pike County Health Department releases restaurant inspections

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By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comPIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Pike County Health Department normally inspects restaurants and other eating establishments twice a year, checking food storage, preparations, personnel, restrooms, water and other health conditions.

 

Local entertainer overcomes obstacles to a musical career

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Logan Hall, the 2012 Road to Fame winner, will begin touring again after he was injured in a freak accident in the mine where he worked last winter, according to Lyrick Promotions LTD.Hall has faced tragedy more than once. After his accident left him with a broken back and no way to support his family, he turned to music and found solace in doing what he had always loved.

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White files lawsuit against former Mingo Co. officials

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A lawsuit has been filed in Mingo County Circuit County by the former defendant whose felony drug conviction was dismissed after county officials admitted in federal court to tampering with his case.George White, of Delbarton, recently filed a lawsuit against the county’s former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury and the state Supreme Court, as his employer; ex-Mingo prosecuting attorney C. Michael Sparks...

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Former prosecutor’s sentencing postponed until June

By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comCHARLESTON - According to information released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the sentencing of former Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks, which had been set for Thursday, has been pushed back until June 16.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston stated in court records that he chose to delay the sentencing until June 16 “for reasons appearing to the court.”

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Submitted photoMark Francis, regional content director for Civitas Media, was the guest speaker at the Williamson Rotary Club on Tuesday. He gave a presentation on the changes in the newspaper business over the last 40 years and took questions from his audience. Civitas Media produces the Williamson Daily News and other area community newspapers.

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Panther Classic

PANTHER CLASSIC Belfry 4, Pikeville 2By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates defeated regional rival Pikeville 4-2 in the first game of the Panther Classic baseball tourney on Friday.The game started out slow for Belfry as they went 3-up and 3-dowin in each of ...

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KY boys, WV girls win in all-star event

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – The fans that turned out for the 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game got their money’s worth on Saturday at Mingo Central High School.The boy’s game featured some top-level talent and was a fast-paced, high octane match. In the end the Kentucky all-stars defeated the We...

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Kyle Lovern/WDNThe state Division of Highways continues work on the Harvey Street underpass in downtown Williamson. The employees are working to repair the steel grates and drains at the viaduct. The grates had become uneven, causing very bumpy driving. The job will likely not be finished for a few more weeks. The crew out of Huntington was working again on Monday. The detours that local motorists are having to take have become a hindrance for many. They have to use the “Armo...

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