Morehead State graduate student Kayla Keeton, who received her undergraduate degree from MSU last spring and is now studying for her MBA at the school, has received a $5,111 grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to help her start Belles of the Bluegrass, a high-tech wedding planning business.
Recovery Fest celebrates kicking addiction
The wet weather no doubt impacted the size of the crowd at Saturday’s Recovery Fest 2014 at Veterans Riverfront Park in Ashland, but there were plenty of reasons for addicts who are now drug free to celebrate and for speakers like State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, and others to talk about the impact the prescription drug epidemic has had on this region and for others to distribute literature and offer words of encouragement that could convince some to seek help in their battle with their drug addictions.
McGinnis great choice for ACTC keynote speaker
Dr. Dwayne McGinnis will be the keynote speaker at Friday night’s Ashland Community and Technical College’s graduation ceremonies, and we can’t think of a better person to inspire graduates to go beyond the degrees they will earn from ACTC. After all, that is exactly what McGinnis did.
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For the first time in anyone’s memory, the state of Kentucky soon will no longer officially designate Ashland as a second-class city.
Texas was the big winner and Kentucky and California were the big losers in Monday’s announcement that Toyota was consolidating it operations in the United States.
University of Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton gave the perfect reason for why the University of Kentucky is considering loosening its long-standing alcohol ban to allow some drinking at some places on UK’s Lexington campus.
Those who are unimpressed by the appearance of the 1949 C&O Railroad caboose the city of Ashland has received as a gift from Kanawha River Terminals should take a few minutes to look at the caboose that now stands by the old railroad depot in downtown Catlettsburg.
Small but key
Efforts to attract a floating restaurant to Ashland’s riverfront have quickly moved past the talking stage with commissioners voting to seek proposals for such an establishment.
By a thread
It took some last-minute political maneuvering by State Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore and some skilled wheeling and dealing to prevent a bill important to AK Steel in Ashland from ending up on the scrapheap of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.
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