Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Federal prosecutors are seeking a delay in the sentencing of a former Mingo County circuit judge so they can have more time to investigate information he provided in a corruption probe.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby filed a motion Thursday asking a federal judge to delay Michael Thornsbury’s Jan. 13 sentencing by 90 days.
Ruby’s motion says prosecutors don’t anticipate their investigation stemming from Thornsbury’s cooperation will be finished by his sentencing date.
Thornsbury resigned in October before pleading guilty to conspiring to deprive campaign sign maker George White of his constitutional rights.
The charge states Thornsbury helped devise a scheme to keep White from talking to the FBI about allegedly providing Sheriff Eugene Crum with prescription pills. Crum was killed in April in an unrelated shooting.