Daily Archives: July 13, 2012

Life as an Intern


So this summer I am interning at our local government access channel PikeTV (www.piketv.com) and so far its been pretty interesting! You get to do a lot of hands on training with cameras, editing, and of course talking to new people!

Here are some of the things I’ve done so far that I can remember!

1.Fire fighters challenge

So this was crazy you had fire fighters from all over competing in an obstacle course in full gear! Not to mention there was a heat advisory in effect that day!


Also they had guys in kilts!


2. City Commissioners Report
What’s going on in the county extra extra

3. City Managers report
What’s new in the city, tourism, community activities


4. Relay for Life
The annual relay for life against cancer


5. Knox Creek Cleanup

This was a clean up with Kentucky and Virginia to clean the Knox Creek that runs through both states. This was interesting to say the least. The one thing about Pike County is its the largest in the state and you can drive two hours and still be in the one county! Where this creek happened to be was the farthest point you could go in pike county without being in Virginia.

6. Muscle on Main

I love car shows simply because you get to see some awesome old cars! Taking to these cute little old men about their cars is awesome!

7. Cooking show

So it takes forever but you get free food! They had fried green tomatoes, frog legs, and honey suckle tea! She also gave us a jar of picked okra!


8. Where the 99 Lead

This talks about the university of Pikeville and all the good stuff going on up there! I’m also included all the scholarship forums we have had to do in this!


9. Splash in the Breaks

So the Breaks interstate park got a water park and we got to go film the ribbon cutting and what not.


10. EPA Public Forum

So if you didn’t know the EPA and Obama are waging a war on coal and this was one of the forums to let people talk about it. Being a region that relies heavily on coal you can imagine this was a big hit!

11. Hospital commercials

So the local hospital has almost take over downtown Pikeville…okay they have


12. Shelby Railroad Reunion

Reunion for all railroaders and there families


Rain + Mountains= Cooking?


When I was little on our way to church early in the mornings my grammy would always laugh as she watched me look out the window. I would always ask her what that fog rolling up from the mountains was and she’d chuckle and tell me the ground hogs where cooking. Now every time I pass a fog covered mountain or see that fog rolling from the ground I can only remember those words.


Bear O’ Fair- Astronaut and Northern Lights Bears


So today we are schedule to go to Berea and Versailles KY to do interviews with two of the artists. So this is going to be a long day! If we are lucky we will get back around 7pm which kinda sucks.So far this is how today is going…

1. It’s raining
2. Enterprise doesn’t have our car rental there yet making us late to leave
3. Did I mention it’s pouring the raining?

So yeah I’m annoyed Ronnie’s annoyed and I’ll keep you posted!

So after thirty minutes a car still had never came but a van had so Ronnie went and got that. So now we are in a mini van! Exciting right? But we are on our way!

So we are almost to there!! But due to the delay this morning and the cray amount of slow drivers that we of course got stuck behind. There is a grey possibility of us being late! I sure hope not! But this has been one of the longest trips and this sleepy rain isn’t making things any better!

We made it to Berea! Finally after finding us a parking spot because you know we had to come when they are having an art festival! We found out artists, Michelle Weston, and her glass shop! The northern lights bear is cool! And she was having a sale on some of her awesome glass work! Picked up some souvenirs!



Now off to Versailles and some lunch!

So we are finally on our way home, a nice three hour drive, but the astronaut bear is amazing! I mean he is in a class of his own with this one! He did a 3-D bear!