Appalachian Wireless Arena presents: Traxxas Monster X Tour

Once again , Pikeville, KY . will be motorsport entertainment’s epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS, as the Monster X Tour invades the Appalachian Wireless Arena on April 25th, 2020 for TWO MONSTER shows! See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing , wheelie contests , and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster X Tour ! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!

WHERE: Appalachian Wireless Arena 126 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501 (606) 444-5500

WHEN: Saturday, April 25 th , 2020…………1:30 pm (Pit Party 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

Saturday, April 25 th , 2020…………7:30 pm (Pit Party 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Feel the X-Treme!

FEATURING:

● INSTIGATOR …Nothing is stopping this monster!

● BACKDRAFT… A Tribute to the American Firefighters!

● GENERAL HAZARD… Watch him take charge!

● MUDDY GIRL… Going head-to-head with the BIG boys!

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

PIT PARTY & DRIVER AUTOGRAPH SESSION …Come early, meet the drivers, get autographs, and take

photos with the drivers and their Monsters. Pit Party Pass must be accompanied by an event ticket.

RIDE TRUCK …That’s right! Get the ride of your life on-board a real Monster Truck during the Pit Party,

Intermission, and after the show!

TICKET INFORMATION: ON-SALE Friday, November 22nd @ 10:00 AM … Advance discount tickets are

available online at www.tysoncenter.com or at the Arena Box Office. Advance Tickets start at JUST $20

for Adults and $12 for Kids !! Tickets are subject to a service charge. Fees may be applied – Children

under 2 are free. Ticket prices go up Day of Show.

The latest information may be found at www.MonsterXTour.com or visit

https://www.appalachianwirelessarena.com/

Event Flyer

Hatfield & McCoy Feud Descendants Tell Their Story

After a long day of clearing brush and cleaning gravestones, Ron McCoy takes a moment to stand before the towering statue of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, which sits atop the famous feudist’s resting place. This interesting and deeply moving moment was captured without, at the time, Ron’s knowledge. What ran through Ron’s head as he stood there is anyone’s guess, however, such a compelling moment had an undeniable impact on me, so I snapped the photo.

Ron, along with descendant Bob Scott (Hatfield), had been spending the week in their ancestral home of Pikeville-Pike County, Kentucky assisting Pike County Tourism CVB staff and volunteers in cleaning and preparing the gravesites of the feudists for tourist season. Thousands of feud descendants, as well as history buffs from all over the world visit Pikeville-Pike County each year to tour the sites of the world’s most famous feud, and to these descendants, the gravesites’ condition are of utmost importance. To see the descendants of these famous feudists cleaning the gravestones of their family’s ancestral enemy is a powerful image of forgiveness, and truly shows the humble heart these people have developed despite a legacy of hatred and bloodshed.

Devil Anse Hatfield Cemetery
Ron McCoy facing Devil Anse Hatfield’s grave (candid photo).

Ron, along with descendant Bob Scott (Hatfield), had been spending the week in their ancestral home of Pikeville-Pike County, Kentucky assisting Pike County Tourism CVB staff in cleaning and preparing the gravesites of the feudists for tourist season. Thousands of feud descendants, as well as history buffs from all over the world visit Pikeville-Pike County each year to tour the sites of the world’s most famous feud, and to these descendants, the gravesites’ condition is of utmost importance.

As marketing director of Pike County Tourism CVB, I have, for years, sought to not only promote the Pike County Hatfield & McCoy Feud Sites as a historic destination, but also to tell the story of the feud from interesting and unique points of view. I find the perspective of the direct descendants to be particularly interesting, as their relationship with the history is so intriguing. Given that there are great many Hatfield and McCoy descendants around today, with a great variety of perspectives on feud history, we tend to reach out to the descendants that were involved in signing the Peace Treaty when creating our content, namely Ron McCoy, Bo McCoy and Reo Hatfield. William Keith Hatfield and Jack Hatfield, who are William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield’s descendants, are also two resources that we commonly reach out to, as they have worked over the years to create and enhance our Hatfield McCoy events, namely Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days which takes place each year in September in Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky.

The Hatfield – McCoy Feud: From Retribution to Reconciliation

Recently, we called upon some of these descendants to assist us in creating a video detailing their story as it relates to the Hatfield and McCoy Feud; to tell the story of how the two families went from retribution to reconciliation. The following video was filmed in the Preacher Anse Hatfield Hog Trial Cabin, and features descendants Ron McCoy, Reo Hatfield and William Keith Hatfield.

Hatfields & McCoys Historic Feud Driving Tour Brochure

Dinner in White

Dinner in White is Pikeville’s outdoor social fundraiser for downtown art & revitalization, held on Pikeville Main Street, Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cash bar will be on site with assorted drink options (no alcohol allowed outside of the event).

Dress in white (ladies and gentlemen need to wear all white. Khaki pants or shorts is acceptable). Decorate your table – win prize.

Event Details:

Saturday, June 15th 7-11 p.m.
7-7:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner and entertainment
8:30 Dancing

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE – $240 per table or $30 each (tax deductible). Group tables available.

Kentucky Storytellers lead visitors through Kentucky’s 2019 Visitor’s Guide

Discover Kentucky through the eyes of people sharing what they love about the Bluegrass State

Pike County Tourism CVB board member and Hatfield descendant Bob Scott, along with his wife Rita, is featured on Kentucky’s 2019 Official Visitors Guide. Scott, one of the many Kentucky storytellers featured in the magazine, showcases Pike County’s unique offerings, focusing on the world’s most famous feud. Below is the official press release from the Kentucky department of Travel and Tourism.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2019) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism announced the release of the 2019 Official Kentucky Visitor’s Guide and the Year of Kentucky Storytellers. The guide features travel tips and stories, narrated by Kentuckians, who share their love for the Bluegrass State through their own personal experiences. In addition to regional highlights, the visitor’s guide focuses on the main pillars of Kentucky tourism: bourbon, food, horses, outdoors, history, music, arts and events.

“Travelers always have a desire to go where the locals recommend and the 2019 guide provides visitors with those insider tips to help plan the perfect Kentucky trip,” Kristen Branscum, Commissioner of the Department of Tourism said. “The local storytellers provide engaging accounts of their own Kentucky experiences, while also highlighting specific activities and places to see while you’re traveling in state.”

Visitors Guide Front Cover 2019

This year, the visitor’s guide features each of the nine tourism regions across the state and what makes them unique along with information on attractions, lodging and all the great cities you can visit in a particular region. If it’s a bucket list you are after – this visitor’s guide will help you create one of your own by providing ideas on what to visit while you are here.

Click here to view the 2019 Kentucky Official Travel Guide.

The guide is available in its printed version at the state’s seven staffed welcome centers and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Guides can be requested online at kentuckytourism.com or by calling (800) 225-8747. An online version of the guide is also available at kentuckytourism.com.

Hatfield McCoy Gallery

The Kentucky Department of Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. In 2017, Tourism in Kentucky generated an economic impact of more than $15 billion. The Tourism industry supports over 195,000 jobs and generates more than $1.5 billion in taxes.

2D Street Party: Spring Fling

Spring is in the air! Spend an afternoon at the Downtown 2D for a stroll along the streets with merchants, art and snacks. Spring Fling will be held Saturday, May 26, from 12-5 p.m. with a Color Powder Party beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Division Street, downtown Pikeville. A free color packet will be provided with every $10 purchase.

Shops will be having merchants’ specials, with a FREE GIFT when you make 3 Downtown purchases.

Restaurants will be open, offering colorful specialty drinks.

For more information, contact Minta Trimble, Main Street Director @ (606) 899-2489 or by email at minta.trimble@pikevilleky.gov