MSU squads prep for nationals
MOREHEAD - The Morehead State all-girl and coed cheer squads are looking to add to the program’s 32 total national championships at the Universal Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading Team Championship this month.
“I’m very excited about the dedication of our cheer teams,” head coach Bill Mayo said. “Both our coed and all-girl teams have been practicing twice a day in preparation for our return to nationals.”
The 2013 championships will take place Jan. 18 through 20 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
BCHS council to get new member
SUMMIT - The Boyd County High School council is seeking a parent member to replace one who resigned. The member would serve on the council for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.
Parents, stepparents, foster parents or legal guardians of a student enrolled at the high school are eligible. Nomination forms may be picked up at the school between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday or Tuesday. The election will be in the front office from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18.
Boyd board meetings change
SUMMIT - The Boyd County Board of Education has changed its regular meeting date and location to 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the new Boyd County High School auditorium.
MSU squads prep for nationals
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SOAR: Creating development fund from coal severance explored
Depending on whom you ask, there are a lot of great ideas or a lot of old ideas at the Shaping Our Appalachian Future (SOAR) Summit here Monday.
But one idea which isn’t all that new stands out and seems to have created the most stir: using coal severance tax funds to create a long-term development fund for the region.
SOAR summit met with wait-and-see attitude
As organizers kicked off a mountain summit here to discuss ways to diversify the eastern Kentucky economy, the dominant sentiment seemed to be a mixture of skepticism and hope.
Ashland 'treasure hunt' announced
A consortium formed to combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles will host the first of a planned series of geocaching adventures in February.
ACTC worried about student default rate
Recent federal regulations place Ashland Community and Technical College in jeopardy of losing its authorization to dispense student financial aid if it does not pare down the number of former students who default on their loans, said Karen Blevins, dean of business affairs.
Taking Legos from toys to tools
The Ashland Community and Technical College EastPark Campus was transformed into an engineering dream on Saturday as 12 area-teams competed in the region’s first Lego tournament.
Superior Chrysler reports vehicle theft
Superior Chrysler, 1041 Greenup Ave., on Tuesday reported an unknown man took a 2013 Chrysler 300, valued at $25,000, for a test drive and never returned the vehicle.
McConnell House to have Christmas open house
The Heritage, Arts, Science and Tourism Center, the organization that oversees the historic McConnell House, will host a Christmas Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
APD plans holiday drunken-driving crackdown
The Ashland Police Department will be conducting an aggressive drunken-driving crackdown during the holiday season.
Longtime friends team up to design unique river vessel
A trio of old high school buddies recently teamed up to re-engineer and design a river vessel unlike any other.
Rob Lynch, Brandon Layman and Chip Oakley have known each other since their days together at Paul G. Blazer High School and maintained their friendship as they moved on to distinctly different occupations. Lynch now works as a project manager for the McGinnis Sheridan Shipyard, while Oakley became an architect and Layman is the latest generation of his family tackling projects at Ashland Fabricating & Welding. Lynch explained their ongoing cooperative effort began when they were awarded the bid to refurbish a working vessel for Consol Energy and Murray Energy.
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