Wurtland school meeting canceled
WURTLAND - The Wurtland Elementary School council meeting set for 4 p.m. today has been canceled. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the school.
Church to have rummage sale
WURTLAND - Chinns Branch Baptist Church on Ky. 693 will host a hot dog and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Clothing, knick-knacks, toys, furniture and more will be available.
‘Old-timers’ event Saturday
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Old-Timers Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge on Carter Avenue. Retired Maj. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Anderson will speak.
Attendees must be have been born at least 50 years ago in Boyd or at least a 40-year resident.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Ashland Sporting Goods.
For more information, call (606) 329-8338.
SA fundraiser continues
ASHLAND - The fall segment of the “Seasons of Sharing” campaign for the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter is under way.
Residents are asked to remember the homeless each season by donating items such as laundry detergent, bleach, dishwashing detergent, trash bags, cleaning supplies, plastic eating utensils and paper products, including toilet tissue, luncheon napkins, paper towels and paper plates. Cash and clothing donations are also encouraged.
The autumn theme is “Don’t fall back on your giving. Remember the plight of the homeless and share!” Donations will be accepted at the SA at 2212 Carter Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; the thrift store on the side of the building from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; or the shelter, across from the store, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week. Receipts are available at all locations.
For more information, call the citadel at (606) 324-5751.
Boil advisory affects Westwood
ASHLAND - A boil-water advisory was issued Tuesday for Cheek, Piqua, Main and McKnight streets and Caroline Drive in Westwood.
An advisory was lifted in Ashland for Montgomery Avenue from 30th to 31st streets.
Rummage, bake sale Oct. 12
CATLETTSBURG - Bear Creek United Methodist Church will host a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Beans and cornbread, hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts will be sold. There will be a country store.
Wurtland school meeting canceled
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Promoting sexual assault awareness
Local American Idol contestant Jesse Cline sang at a festival promoting sexual assault awareness at the Historic Transportation Center on Saturday.
Russell resident to attend ceremony
Les Hayes was 20 years old and serving as a light-weapons infantryman when he watched his platoon sergeant, Felix Modesto Conde-Falcon, die during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam.
Sun shines down on home and garden show
Winter weather abated to shine down on the WSAZ Home and Garden show in Huntington over the weekend.
Ky. high court to hear death penalty appeal
The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker.
Initial release on fatal accident was in error
The initial report from the Kentucky State Police on a fatal accident Thursday was incorrect,
Man convicted in brother-in-law’s slaying
An Ohio man has been convicted in the January 2013 shotgun slaying of his brother-in-law.
KDMC, OLBH collaborate for colon cancer awareness
Colon cancer rates are particularly high in eastern Kentucky, a statistic that could stem from low levels of colon health education, Gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison said at the Ashland Town Center on Friday.
Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
Update: ECHS senior killed in Boyd County crash
The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
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