Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 17, 2013

What's happening: 01/19/13

ASHLAND — Free carpal tunnel screening offered

ASHLAND - King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer a free screening for carpal tunnel syndrome at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the KDMC mobile health unit at Tractor Supply, 980 Third St., Paintsville.

The screening consists of a survey of symptoms, a limited nerve conduction study and a review of findings with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Scott Akers, M.D.

 Appointments are required and may be scheduled by calling (888) 377-KDMC (5362).

Scholar program takes applications

ASHLAND - The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications from rising high school juniors in Boyd County for Rogers Scholars program through Jan. 31

This is the first time students in Boyd County have been invited to apply for the summer sessions.

“Graduates of the program have access to scholarship offers from 18 participating colleges and universities,” Sharon Dodson, communications specialist for the center, said of the free program.

The program provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for high school students within the Ccenter’s 45-county primary service area in southern and eastern Kentucky to receive the skills needed to become the region’s next generation of leaders.

For more information about the program, call Delaney Stephens at (606) 677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com.

Two Hearts event Saturday

ASHLAND - Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Centers’ second annual Laps for Life will be Saturday at the Kyova Mall.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. and the walk will start at 8:30.

Registration is $20 or $20 in sponsors.

Door prizes will be awarded; participants will receive a Life Before Birth calendar.

The event is in recognition of National Sanctity or Human Life Day.

For more information, call (606) 325-7654.

Free flu shots will be offered

GRAYSON - Because of the increased level of flu activity, the Little Sandy District Health Department will offer free flu shots for the remainder of January or until the current stock is depleted.

For an appointment, call the health departments in Grayson, Olive Hill or Sandy Hook.

Geriatric bingo event planned

RUSSELL - Morning Pointe Ridge will host a bingo event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 for senior citizens communitywide. Morning Pointe is at 1000 Addington Drive.

For reservations, call (606) 833-1120.

Family matinee at library upcoming

CANNONSBURG - The Boyd County Public Library will host a free showing of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” at 2 p.m. Sunday  at the Kyova branch in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman.

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