Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving deliveries

Kiwanis Club distributes holiday food baskets

RACELAND — For the 19th consecutive year the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County, its Key Clubs at Raceland-Worthington, Greenup and Russell high schools and its Builders Clubs at Russell and Wurtland Middle Schools completed distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets Saturday morning to Greenup County families.

Kiwanis President Jennifer Lynd said 55 food baskets and turkeys were picked up by families at three distribution points: Raceland-Worthington High School, McDowell Intermediate School in Russell and McKell Middle School in South Shore.

The families who received the Kiwanis baskets were identified by the family resource centers at the Greenup, Raceland-Worthington and Russell school systems. Personnel from those centers assisted with the distribution.

The baskets were designed to contain the basics for a complete Thanksgiving meal. Besides the turkey and roasting pan, cans of corn, green beans and sweet potatoes were included as was stuffing mix, potatoes and gravy plus cranberry sauce and flour, shortening and pumpkin and apple pie filling.

A special Kiwanis Thanksgiving recipe guide was added that included simple recipes to make use of the items in the basket, and later with the leftovers.

As an added bonus this year, the Greenup County Cooperative Extension Service provided some additional items to include with the baskets, including a nutritional calendar and a paring knife.

Food for the baskets was donated by Kiwanis members, and the Key Clubs and Builders Clubs. The Kiwanis Club purchased the turkeys with proceeds from its recent pancake breakfast.

The idea for the project originated with the Raceland-Worthington Key Club and the first year saw the delivery of only 10-12 baskets. Each year after that the number grew until stabilizing in the 50-55 range.

The club estimated the value of this year’s deliveries at $2,500, bringing the 19 year total to an estimated $32,500. Over that time, more than 930 families have been helped, club records show.

Text Only
Local News
  • 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

  • Ashland couple indicted on grave violation charges

     A man and a woman from Ashland have been indicted for allegedly stealing brass flower vases from graves at Rose Hill Burial Park.

    April 22, 2014

  • South Shore clerk gives updates on city building bids, sewer project

    City officials may not have to wait much longer to move from their temporary offices on Main Street into a shiny, new building.

    April 22, 2014

  • Fate of stray animals in Carter County questioned

    Stray animals in Carter County may be disappearing because no one seems to know exactly where they are going.

    April 22, 2014

  • Recovery center finds home

    The mayor of Grayson said he isn’t concerned about the money a new recovery center will funnel into the city, although he is deeply appreciative of what the proposed facility may be able to offer “people who really need help” recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

    April 22, 2014

  • Olive Hill man charged with shooting wife during dispute

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.
    Robert Tackett, 47, of Olive Hill, was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center on Monday, charged with attempted murder-domestic violence, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.

    April 22, 2014

  • Two of three Greenup commission seats on ballot

    Two of three commission seats are up for grabs in Greenup County this fall, and both will involve primary contests to determine the ballot lineup in the November election.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0423attmurder_tackett.jpg Olive Hill man charged with attempted murder

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary updated on Alliance

    Ed Neely, president of the Ashland Rotary Club and chairman of the Ashland Alliance, addressed Rotarians in both capacities during the Monday meeting to give an update on the organization’s recent progress.

    April 21, 2014

  • Prater has been satisfying fans’ hunger for 40 years

    Debbie Prater has satisfied thousands of athletes’, parents’ and fans’ snacking desires for nearly 360 months.
    That’s just about 40 years of serving nachos, popcorn, chili dogs, water and soda from Lewis County’s football, basketball and baseball concession stands, and Prater is retiring after this year’s last pitch.

    April 21, 2014