Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

January 4, 2013

Local briefs: 01/06/13

OLIVE HILL — FADE board to meet Tuesday

OLIVE HILL - The FADE Task Force board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Olive Hill Senior Citizen Building. Requirements for the new JAG Grant 2013-14 will be discussed. The Olive Hill Police Department will host the meeting.

Library sponsors valentine project

ASHLAND - U.S. soldiers serving abroad and residents of local nursing homes will receive handmake Valentine’s Day cards as part of the ninth annual Hands that Touch a Heart campaign.

Children trace their hands on the card and then decorate it any way they wish, and add their name and a personal message. All ages are welcome to make a card.

Children and others helped the Boyd County Public Library deliver more than 2,000 cards last year.

Supplies will be on hand at the main and Kyova branches Monday through Friday.

Teachers or leaders of groups who want to participate may email Amanda Clark at aclark@thebookplace.org or call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Tax business opening office

ASHLAND - Liberty Tax Service will open a new office next week at 1205 Montgomery Ave., Suite 2.

The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during tax season. There will be a grand opening on Wednesday.

The office will employ about 20 tax preparers, marketers and other staff for the tax season.

WSAZ leading TV markets in area

HUNTINGTON - WSAZ NewsChannel 3 has announced it showed significant growth in every daypart in the November ratings period, and has increased its lead over competing television stations in the region, according to Nielsen Media Research.  

Nielsen is the only ratings research company universally recognized by the television industry.

Pikeville hospital receives award

PIKEVILLE - Pikeville Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified, distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.

The award is based on criteria such as female patient satisfaction measurements and clinical excellence.

WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.


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    The Ashland Board of City Commissioners on Thursday voted to advertise for proposals to locate a floating restaurant on the city’s riverfront.

    April 24, 2014

  • Luallen says no to 2015 governor’s race

    After months of deliberation, former state Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen announced Thursday she will sit out the 2015 race for governor.

    April 24, 2014

  • BREAKING: APD probes gun report near Blazer campus

    April 24, 2014

  • 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.

    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

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