OLBH releases annual report
RUSSELL - The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation has published its annual report documenting the 2011 fiscal year. It shows the foundation disbursed $506,758.85 to better OLBH and the community.
The report includes information about the foundation’s philanthropic mission, including a special article spotlighting the foundation’s signature fundraiser and what the event supports.
The report includes a listing of foundation donors as well as graphical information detailing how donations were used.
The report is available at olbhfoundation.org. For more information, call (606) 833-3655.
Food Check-Out week celebrated
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating Food Check-Out Week through Saturday.
Key messages for the program are:
‰The bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.
‰America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.
Despite a recent uptick in retail food prices, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. A recent Agriculture Department report favorably supports the economics of healthier eating.
Food price data shows prices for unprepared, readily available fresh fruits and vegetables have remained stable relative to dessert and snack foods, such as chips, ice cream and soft drinks. Therefore, as defined by foods in the study, the price of a “healthier” diet has not changed compared to an “unhealthy” diet.
Learning to use grocery dollars wisely helps ensure nutrition isn’t neglected, according to the bureau. Fruits and vegetables — along with whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, beans, eggs and nuts — are an important part of a healthy diet.
Special meeting today in Grayson
GRAYSON - The Carter County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m. today in the courtroom.
The agenda includes hiring an attorney to represent magistrates in the recent reapportionment lawsuit.
Church to observe Ash Wednesday
ASHLAND - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will observe Ash Wednesday at 6 p.m. today at the church at 1930 Winchester Ave. The service will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.
In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start, of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
For more information, call (606) 324-5335.
Ashland auditions next month
ASHLAND - The Country Music Highway Road of Fame competition will include an audition site in Ashland.
Local auditions will be at 10 a.m. March 17 at the Paramount Arts Center.
Other auditions will be at 1 p.m. March 16 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg; at 1 p.m. March 15 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville; and at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Sipp Theater in Paintsville.
The grand-prize winner will receive a scholarship to participate in a course of career development and coaching under the direction of PCG Nashville valued at $25,000 and will act as an ambassador of the highway at events through the year.
For more information, visit cmhRoadToFame.com.
Rummage sale will be March 3
ASHLAND - Mu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will have its 14th annual charity rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 in the First United Methodist Church Activity Building at 1811 Carter Ave.
There will be a wide variety of items, ranging from household items and tools to toys and clothing.
Mu Master is a local chapter of the international organization Beta Sigma Phi, which was started in 1931 in Abilene, Kan., for women in search of culture and social activity. It has grown from one chapter with seven members to nearly 12,500 chapters with more than 250,000 members.
The Ashland chapter has 17, including Linda Stennett, president; Sharon Busick, vice president; Mary Roberts, treasurer; Diane Berginnis, executive board adviser; and Brenda Phelps, member adviser.
Members have volunteered at the Boyd County Fair, the Jingle Bell Ball, the Paramount Women’s Association’s Festival of Trees and Trains, the Holy Family Church Easter Vigil and All American Festival and at such organizations as Community Hospice, Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center, the King’s Daughters Medical Center Hospitality House, Safe Harbor and The Dressing Room.
Arts celebration will be March 1
HUNTINGTON - The Red Caboose Artisan Showcase will be from 4 to 7 p.m. March 1 at the Visitors Center at Heritage Station at 210 11th St.
A reception featuring wine and cheese from Bottle and Wedge and demonstrations by local artisans will be hosted by the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center.
Music will be provided by Four Pole Creek. Door prizes will be offered every half hour.
Demonstrations will include: Irvin Jones, wood turning; Ann Grimes, needle felted wood flowers; Guy Purcell, wood carving; Golt Felty, stuffing teddy bears; Lillianne Bowersock, watercolors; and others.
Artists who will be on site with their displays include: Angy Hall, jewelry; Amy Litterall, jewelry; Mary Ellen Shank, jewelry; Leona Mackey, jewelry; Carter Seaton, her recent book; Debra Richardson, art and greeting cards; Laura Moul, greeting cards; Michael Rosenberg, greeting cards; and Roger Cremeans, children’s books.
Others on hand will include Sharon Toler, who will lead a discussion on working with painted porcelain; J. Bird, who will be drawing caricatures; and Kelli Lutz, who will offer cotton candy treats.
In addition to local artisans, visitors will also be greeted by the aromas of fresh breads and pastries at River and Rail Bakery, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary.
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Promoting sexual assault awareness
Local American Idol contestant Jesse Cline sang at a festival promoting sexual assault awareness at the Historic Transportation Center on Saturday.
Russell resident to attend ceremony
Les Hayes was 20 years old and serving as a light-weapons infantryman when he watched his platoon sergeant, Felix Modesto Conde-Falcon, die during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam.
Sun shines down on home and garden show
Winter weather abated to shine down on the WSAZ Home and Garden show in Huntington over the weekend.
Ky. high court to hear death penalty appeal
The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker.
Initial release on fatal accident was in error
The initial report from the Kentucky State Police on a fatal accident Thursday was incorrect,
Man convicted in brother-in-law’s slaying
An Ohio man has been convicted in the January 2013 shotgun slaying of his brother-in-law.
KDMC, OLBH collaborate for colon cancer awareness
Colon cancer rates are particularly high in eastern Kentucky, a statistic that could stem from low levels of colon health education, Gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison said at the Ashland Town Center on Friday.
Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
Update: ECHS senior killed in Boyd County crash
The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
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