Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

October 15, 2012

Local briefs: 10/16/12

OLIVE HILL — Vendors sought for heat program

OLIVE HILL - Applications are being accepted for vendors in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program through Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency starting Nov. 5.

Wood, coal, fuel oil, propane and kerosene vendors in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties are needed. Vendor agreements are available at the Northeast office in Olive Hill and other Northeast outreach offices.

For more information, call (606) 286-4443 or (800) 817-4443.

Other offices are: Grayson — (606) 474-8118; Boyd County — (606) 324-8617; Elliott County — (606) 738-6577; Greenup County — (606) 473-9873; Lawrence County — (606) 638-4067.

Hospice run will be Saturday

ASHLAND - The third annual Community Hospice Run in Remembrance 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday at Ohio University Southern.

Race-day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per participant. The first 200 registrants will receive goodie bags and long-sleeved T-shirts. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female and also to the top three male and female in each age category. Food and door prizes will be available.

The race will start and finish at Ninth and Heplar streets behind OU. The course traverses Ironton neighborhood streets.

 Race results and photos will be posted immediately following the race at tristateracer.com. Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Community Hospice.

 Registration is available at tristateracer.com. For more information, call Community Hospice at (740) 532-8841 or (606) 329-1890.

Hospital to move therapy, rehab

LOUISA - Three Rivers Medical Center will relocate its physical therapy and rehabilitation center from the hospital campus to Yatesville Crossing (306 Commerce Drive, Suite 600) effective Monday.

The new location will offer on-site registration, tripled square footage, new equipment and enclosed rooms for increased privacy.  

Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number will be (606) 638-1323.  


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  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
    Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
    The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
    This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

    The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.

    April 23, 2014

  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

    April 23, 2014

  • Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday

    A public debate among the candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Flatwoods will take place next week.

    April 22, 2014