Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

November 21, 2012

Church to share food on Thanksgiving

RUSSELL — Members of Russell Christian Baptist Church have 100 pounds of turkey and abundant trimmings to share on Thanksgiving, although they fear many in the community may not even know about the meal.

“This is the first time we’ve done this and we’re just afraid nobody will know about it. We put a sign on the side of the church,” said volunteer organizer Janie Jenkins, explaining the church is the first thing people see when crossing into Kentucky on the Ironton/Russell Bridge.

The congregation estimates they have enough food to share a holiday meal with about 125 neighbors, Jenkins said, noting the meal is for anyone who wants to share it.

“Dinner will be Thursday from 1 to 3 or until the food runs out,” she said. “We will have turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, a roll, lemonade, ice tea and coffee. We won’t have any carbonated drinks. And, for dessert we will have Jello cake ... mandarin orange or strawberry Jello cake.”

The church wil not offer any carry-out meals or deliveries, and Jenkins emphasized the meal is intended as a way to bring the community together on Thanksgiving. For more information call Jenkins at (606) 465-4223.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Local in brief: 7/23/14

    The inaugual Ride for Autism will be Aug. 23, starting and ending at Callihan’s American Pub & Grill at the Kyova Mall, including a stop at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0723trailtown.jpg First lady recognizes Morehead Trail Town status

    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear said Morehead’s achievement in finally reaching “Trail Town” certification exemplifies the strength and dedication of the small town community during her address Tuesday at the Rowan County Arts Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • McConnell co-sponsors bill to protect correctional officers

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell co-sponsored legislation to help protect correctional officers and staff at Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0723copshots1.JPG Focus on law enforcement

    Members of several local and regional law enforcement agencies hit the streets of downtown Ashland Tuesday armed with digital cameras and assignment sheets as they completed in-service photography instruction through the Department of Criminal Justice.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue

    A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

    July 22, 2014

  • State’s longest trail system turns 35

    The Sheltowee Trace was officially dedicated as part of the National Recreation Trail system in 1979. After 35 years, the trail remains Kentucky’s longest distance trail, estimated at 307 miles.
     

    July 21, 2014

  • Pancake releases new album

    The top of the Sky Tower in downtown Ashland was booming Saturday night with music from Larry Pancake’s new album “Fair Weather Friend.”
     

    July 21, 2014

  • Telephone scammer fleeces man of $5,000

    A telephone scammer claimed another area victim when a Williams Avenue man paid $5,000 after the con artist told him he had won a sweepstakes but had to pay taxes on the prize money before collecting it, according to Ashland Police Department reports.
     

    July 21, 2014

  • Murder defendant pleads guilty on lesser charge, sentenced to 8 years

    One of four charged with murder in a 2008 double killing pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday just before his trial was to start.

    July 21, 2014

  • MIA Rush Marine to rest in Arlington

    Finding Dottie McCoy’s uncle after 71 years was the biggest part of the struggle.

    July 21, 2014