Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

October 1, 2013

Local briefs: 10/02/13

WURTLAND — 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.

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  • Boyd Democrats take floor at Elks

    Boyd County Democrats met at the Elks Lodge for a matchup between candidates for two of the hottest primary races in Boyd County: sheriff and judge-executive.
    The candidates, sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club, each took to the podium to face the crowd Tuesday night and discuss the candidacy and platforms for the race that is still over a month away.

    April 15, 2014

  • Shay receives 38 years for fatal shooting

    Casey R. Shay, 27, of Morehead, was sentenced Monday to 38 years in prison for the fatal shooting last year of Cassandra M. “Cassie” Owens, 21.

    April 15, 2014

  • 0416homegarden.jpg Space not problem with home garden

    Growing your own dinner is not a concept lost on Kenny Imel.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greenup court jumpstarts road repairs

    As part of the Greenup County Fiscal Court’s annual expenses, the court approved the first reading of an ordinance that allots up to $1.5 million for blacktopping damaged county roads.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nursing home reports drug theft to APD

    Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility, 1820 Oakview Road, on Monday reported the theft of 30 hydrocodone tablets from a secured area within the nursing home.

    April 15, 2014

  • Devices left from previous construction discovered

    All four lanes of U.S. 23 were shut down for nearly two hours Tuesday following the discovery of old explosives on a hillside rock cut.
    The devices apparently were left over from a previous construction project and were discovered by a crew working on the new Ironton-Russell Bridge, Russell Police Chief Tim Wilson said.

    April 15, 2014

  • Boyd walk to raise awareness of autism

    The differences in the nine children in Carla Malone’s classroom are striking.
    A few can talk, but some won’t make a sound and others jabber apparent nonsense sounds.
    There are playful children and those who keep to themselves. Some of the children can read and do other academic tasks. Schoolwork for others means matching pictures and doing exercises to develop fine motor skills, like learning to hold a pencil.

    April 15, 2014

  • Grimes outpaces McConnell in first quarter

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has again outpaced her likely Republican general election opponent, incumbent Mitch McConnell, in fundraising during the first quarter — but she remains well behind McConnell in total fundraising and cash on hand.

    April 15, 2014

  • 0416explosives0166 copy.jpg UPDATE: U.S. 23 reopened; explosives eliminated

    More information on the U.S. 23 closure from the the Kentucky Department of Highways.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • BREAKING: Explosives find shuts down U.S. 23

    All four lanes of U.S. 23 have been shut down to the discovery of undetonated explosives on a hillside, authorities said.

    April 15, 2014

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