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4 arrested in Carter FADE raid
OLIVE HILL - Four Olive Hill residents were arrested Tuesday night in an undercover sting operation on Perry Tabernacle Road.
John McGuire, 58, Clyde Logan, 44, and Bonnie Butler, 34, were charged with first-degree drug trafficking, according to the FADE Drug Task Force. Timothy Lawhorn, 31, was charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police and tampering with physical evidence.
Additional charges are pending. To anonymously report drug activity in Greenup, Carter and Lewis counties, call (606) 836-0442.
Canned food drive slated
LOUISA - For the second consecutive year, the mother-daughter team of Linda and Sheri Bell will have a food drive for the homeless in Catlettsburg and Louisa.
Canned goods, other nonperishable food items and monetary donations will be collected between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Market Place Flea Market on U.S. 23.
Sustainability series continues
HUNTINGTON -The seminar “How to Save Money While Reducing your Environmental Footprint,” part of the Sustainability Lecture Series, will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 in BE5 in the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Marshall University.
Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director of environmental strategy for the Office Depot, will speak. Lunch will be served. Green vendors will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free parking will be available at the football stadium parking lot on 20th Street or for a small fee at the new parking garage at 1650 Sixth Ave.
To register, visit marshall.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=66321.
FOTT seeking miniature trees
ASHLAND - The Festival of Trees and Trains, a major fundraiser for the Paramount Arts Center presented by the Paramount Women’s Association, needs miniature trees —shorter than 31⁄2 feet.
The event will be Nov. 22 through Dec. 1.
For more information, call (606) 324-3175 or visit pacfott.org.
Russell Board of Education, 5:30 p.m. in the central office.
OLIVE HILL —
4 arrested in Carter FADE raid
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Stumbo questions Noah’s Ark incentives, backs off on expanded gambling
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of state incentives for a Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in Grant County.
Night Moves for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August in downtown Ashland from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
‘Arts in the Vines’ will be in conjunction with U.S. 60 Yard Sale
Offering a different taste of life in Carter County, the owners of RockSprings Winery are inviting locals and visitors to the U.S. 60 Yard Sale to spend some time in their vineyards during the first “Arts in the Vines” from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Grimes zeroes in on women’s issues with latest ad
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is out with a third television ad posing questions from Grimes’ supporters to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
UPDATE: OEA to investigate Fairview
State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.
Superintendent Bill Musick on Wednesday confirmed that two teams of investigators from the state Office of Educational Accountability will interview him and other officials.
Others to be interviewed include school board members, council members of Fairview High and Fairview Middle schools, finance director Ernie Sharp and pupil personnel director Brant Creech.
Interviews will be conducted at the high school and the middle school.
The nature of the inquiry is unclear, because the OEA doesn’t release information on its investigations other than final reports.
Musick said the OEA hadn’t told him what the investigation is about. “I don’t know a single question they’re going to ask,” he said. He said such visits are “not unusual.”
Other sources say complaints have been lodged with the OEA about a number of irregularities, and that the OEA will examine Musick’s status and whether the board acted illegally in February when it rescinded its acceptance of his resignation.
Musick had announced his retirement and tendered his resignation in the wake of a separate investigation by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that penalized the district for using an ineligible player in 2012 and 2013.
Musick said then that he was ready for retirement but later said he had had a change of heart and asked the board to reconsider his resignation.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s legal department said the rehiring was illegal but the finding doesn’t have any enforcement power and the school board has not taken any further action.
MIKE JAMES can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (606) 326-2652.
Stumbo says Bissett 'handpicked' by McConnell
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said Wednesday there’s an obvious reason the president of the Kentucky Coal Association has publicly defended Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of the coal industry.
Acoustic jam night at Callihan's
With the onset of patio season, the staff at Callihan’s American Pub & Grill have adopted a new program for Wednesday’s open-invitation entertainment with the all new Callihan’s Acoustic Jam Session, providing a stage for local talent and a spotlight for a featured musician each week.
Golf scramble will benefit Paramount Arts Center
Paramount Woman’s Association’s seventh annual Ladies’ Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 11 at Bellefonte Country Club.
MARK MAYNARD: Parking, history, and some wiffleball
The calendar flips to August tomorrow and some students in the area will be back in school next week.
Students need better counseling to contribute more to the region, working group says
A group studying how education can lift the economy of Appalachian Kentucky has several ideas, including a “counseling for careers” approach that would begin for students no later than middle school and continue through high school.
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