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May 24, 2018

Jenny Wiley Amphitheater Open Again After Rehab...SEASON STARTS IN JUNE 


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Officials will hold a re-opening ceremony tomorrow at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Amphitheater.

The amphitheater was closed in January 2018 due to safety concerns. Cabinet officials and local leaders immediately began collaborating on plans to rehabilitate the facility with the goal for repairs to be completed by the start of the production season.

In April 2018, the Department of State Parks agreed to lease the amphitheater to the city of Prestonsburg. The strategic partnership accelerated the opportunity for renovations at the amphitheater. The lease is for an initial term of five years and includes an option to renew two additional five-year terms.

The 2018 production season begins the first full week of June.The 2018 production season begins the first full week of June.

The 2018 production season begins the first full week of June.

What:

A re-opening ceremony featuring a ribbon cutting

Where:

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Amphitheater

121 Theatre Ct, Prestonsburg, KY 41653

When:

Friday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Who:

Regina Stivers, Interim Secretary of Tourism, Arts and Heritage

Les Stapleton, Mayor of Prestonsburg

Clayton Case, Executive Director of the Mountain Arts Center

 

 To See Season schedule Click HERE

 

 

May 23, 2018

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. -- Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said this morning that a 14-year-old boy was killed in a bicycle accident on Poplar Fork Road near the Beauty area.

Witnesses told WYMT.com that Blake Meade, 14, (inset) did not have brakes on his bike and was likely going between 50 and 60 mph when he crashed into a metal drain pipe in the creekWitnesses told WYMT.com that Blake Meade, 14, (inset) did not have brakes on his bike and was likely going between 50 and 60 mph when he crashed into a metal drain pipe in the creek

Kirk said the boy and a family member were riding their bikes about 8:30 Tuesday night down a steep hill when the 14-year-old lost control.

He also said the boy did not have brakes on his bike and was likely going between 50 and 60 mph when he crashed into a metal drain pipe in the creek.

Police say the family member who was with the boy had brakes on their bike and was able to slow down, which caused them to lose sight of the boy, WYMT.com reported today.

When the family member couldn't find the 14-year-old, they went home and told other family members, who also searched for the boy, but could not find him.

Sheriff Kirk said the family reported the boy, an 8th grader at Martin Co. Middle School, missing about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. A deputy went to the last area the boy had been seen and found his body.

Officials say the road is narrow and there are ditches on either side with no shoulders.

 

May 22, 2018

INEZ, Ky. -- A Martin County man was severely injured in an ATV accident Saturday, the 12th of May. 

Larry NicholsLarry NicholsLarry Nichols of Turkey Creek in Inez was on a Side by Side Polaris vehicle when he lost control and crashed causing him to be ejected.

A family member was able to administer CPR until paramedics arrived.

He was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center where he remains on life support 9 days later. He sustained broken bones in his back, neck, arm and face.

He was in a coma for several days but is now alert although he is still on a ventilator and unable to breathe on his own as of today, Monday 5/21/18.

His children and family members have been by his side every day and he truly is a living miracle thanks to all of the prayers by many many friends and family.

 

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