Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

September 4, 2013

Local briefs: 9/5/13

OLIVE HILL — Tygart guided hike slated

OLIVE HILL - Carter Caves State Resort Park will host a Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike on Sept. 28.

The approximately nine-mile excursion on moderately difficult terrain will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the park’s welcome center

Following a short shuttle ride provided by the park, hikers will trek from the high elevations into a beautiful gorge created by Tygart Creek.  

Hikers will explore an old homestead that was inhabited by a well-known moonshiner, cross Tygart Creek by foot, the tailwaters of Smoky Lake and Smoky Creek by swinging bridges and visit the old Johnson homeplace. The trail leads to four natural bridges and the final destination is the park’s welcome center.

Required equipment includes a sack lunch, good hiking boots, footwear for crossing the creek, several bottles of water and a backpack to carry equipment. Suggested optional equipment includes sunscreen, camera, sunglasses, binoculars, trekking poles or a hiking stick.

There is a $12 fee and registration is required. For more information and to make reservations, call the park at (800) 325-0059.  

2 injured in Rowan accident

MOREHEAD - A man and a woman were injured Tuesday in a motorcycle accident in Rowan County.

The rider, Glyn Rogers Jr. of Clay City, was traveling north on Ky. 1274 when he lost control of his bike in a curve, Kentucky State Police at Morehead said.

Rogers was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. His passenger, Judith B. Rogers of Richmond, was taken by ambulance to St. Claire Regional Medical Center.

The ages of the victims weren’t listed and their relationship was not immediately clear.

The accident remains under investigation.

Wurtland sets special meetings

WURTLAND - The Wurtland City Commission will meet at 4 p.m. today at the city building for first reading of Ordinance 6-2013, amending Ordinance 5-2013 and setting the tax rate.  

Another meeting will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the city building for second reading and adoption of Ordinance 6-2013.  

Blood drive Friday in Ashland

ASHLAND - A blood drive through the Northeast Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Central Fire Station, 1021 Carter Ave.

Dem women to meet Tuesday

ASHLAND - The Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gattiland at 711 12th St.

A report on the recent redistricting map for state representatives and senators will be presented by Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones and State Rep. Kevin Sinnette, D-Ashland.

For more information, visit boydcountydemocrats.org or call Lynda Campbell at (606) 325-8357.


Sept. 12

Campbell Elementary School council, 5:30 p.m. in the library.


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