Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 19, 2013

News in brief, 03/20/13

ASHLAND — Arrest made in store burglary

greenup

Greenup County sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in connection with a break-in last week at a rural grocery store.

Randall Keith Belford, 40, of Sandy Cove Road, Greenup, was arrested Tuesday and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center, Sheriff Keith Cooper said.

Belford was charged as the result of an investigation of a break-in early Friday morning at Jerry & Debbie’s Grocery & Dairy Bar, 16307 Ky. 7, Cooper said.

Setterman stays on arts council

FRANKFORT

Paramount Arts Center Executive Director Kathy Setterman has been reappointed to the Kentucky Arts Council board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

He appointed one new member and reappointed four current board members.

Mary Michael Corbett of Louisville was appointed board chairman and will serve the remainder of an unexpired term ending Feb. 1, 2015.

The other three board members besides Setterman reappointed to terms that will expire Feb. 1, 2017, are:

‰Randall C. Vaughn of Lexington.

‰Todd P. Lowe of Simpsonville.

‰Jayne M. Waldrop of Lexington.

Cancer support meeting Tuesday

RUSSELL

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s breast cancer support group will meet at noon Tuesday in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Centre.

A light lunch will be served. To register, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273 or visit olbh.com.

Hatfield-McCoy artifacts sought

PIKEVILLE

Officials in Pike County are welcoming archaeologists who have an interest in digging at sites connected to the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

A statement from Judge-Executive Wayne Rutherford said a local landowner who lives on a property in Hardy recently invited the National Geographic Channel to scour his land for artifacts. A piece of property once owned by Randall McCoy was explored.

A crew from the show “Diggers” found bullets and a piece of the burned cabin while digging on the property.

Rutherford said interest in the famous feud continues to grow. He recently sent a letter to the Kentucky Heritage Council, urging it to conduct more digs in the county.

He said the county is seeing a “revival in public interest in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud.”

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