Lions to have hamburger fry
FLATWOODS - The Flatwoods Lions Club will have a hamburger fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pennington’s Food Fair.
Proceeds will help defray the cost of glasses for the needy in the area.
Tip leads to drug arrest
WESTWOOD - A Boyd County man was arrested Thursday after police received a tip a drug deal was in progress at a Westwood gas station.
Terry L. Reed, 47, was arrested on charges of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He is in the Boyd County Detention Center.
Officials with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department said Monday the agency received a call just before 1 p.m. a drug deal was occurring at the Jane Hill Chevron in Westwood. Deputies were in the area and located two vehicles based on descriptions from the caller as they were turning onto York Street from Blackburn Avenue.
At the time of his arrest, Reed was found to be in possession of Adipex and other medications. According to police, Reed ate several pills in front of deputies before they were able to secure them.
Another individual, whose name was not released and who allegedly bought the pills from Reed, is cooperating with police. It was unclear whether that person would also face criminal charge.
State police nab fugitive
ASHLAND - Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a fugitive who had been wanted on assault charges since Sunday.
Ty Jacob Doolen, 26, of Rush, was arrested Monday afternoon following a traffic stop. According to police, troopers received information Doolen was traveling in a vehicle on Ky. 1458 in the area of Ky. 5. He was arrested without incident.
Doolen was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center and faces first-degree assault charges. According to police, Doolen is charged with assaulting 31-year-old Amelia Hall, who was found unresponsive Sunday inside a home in the 10000 block of Carry Back Drive in Rush. Police responded to a 911 call and found Hall suffering from multiple injuries on various parts of her body. She was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, where she was in critical condition Monday.
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AK Steel posts smaller 2Q loss
AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS) on Tuesday reported a smaller loss in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
UPDATE: Major impact downtown in accident
A morning accident left an ambulance resting on its side Tuesday morning in front of the Paramount Arts Center on Winchester Avenue.
Jesse Stuart Foundation celebrates 35 years
The annual Jesse Stuart Foundation Open House from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 will be a huge celebration.
Hagerman talks law with Rotary
At Monday’s lunchtime meeting of the Ashland Rotary Club, Boyd County Circuit Court Judge C. David Hagerman summed up current local legal trends — and how cases, courts and criminals have changed during his 20-plus year tenure.
POLICE BEAT: Houseguest steals valuables, nabbed at pawn shop
Fish and houseguests both stink after three days — and much less time when a visitor pockets valuables without permission.
Iconic Gate City bank torn down after partial collapse
This weekend, Catlettsburg’s downtown silhouette lost one of its longest-lived landmarks.
Demolition workers began to tear down one of the Gate City’s oldest downtown buildings following the former Catlettsburg National Bank’s partial collapse.
Study shows room for parking improvement
It has been suggested that the parking layout along Winchester Avenue should change, bringing the city’s main thoroughfare down to two lanes.
Anti-smoking tour kicks off in Ashland
A scan in 2009 that was supposed to show doctors what was causing Deborah Cline’s eye problems by chance revealed the cancer in her lung.
Two years later, Roger Cline watched his wife die of lung cancer. Deborah Cline was 59 and had never smoked.
Gate City landmark demolished
The historic Catlettsburg National Bank Building was being taken down after the front dormer window collapsed on Sunday.
Local counties see drop in unemployment
Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.
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