Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

November 4, 2012

Races in Bellefonte, Wurtland uncontested

ASHLAND — Each of Greenup County’s eight cities has an election on Tuesday.

Two of them - Bellefonte and Wurtland - have slates of incumbent candidates running unopposed for their four member city commission.

Bellefonte City Commission candidates include: Maurice J. Oakley, Wm. H. “Skip” Edwards II, John H. Wallace, and William “Bill” Snedegar.

Wurtland City Commission candidates include: Connie Crum, Cindy Bays, Tony J. Smith, and Jackie N. Ball-Gambill.

Greenup, Russell, South Shore, and Flatwoods have contested races that have already been profiled in The Independent but Worthington and Raceland have active races with a host of candidates too.

The Raceland City Council has the largest slate of candidates seeking election. Eleven candidates are seeking seats on the six member council including every incumbent. They are: Matt Abrams, Annette “Ann” Catlin, Eddie Cumpton, Charles L. Powell III, Stephanie Ramsdell and Michael Wilson.

Challengers are: Talmadge McPeek Jr., Joyce Potter, Vernin L. Adkins, John R. Rowe, and Jack Taylor.

Worthington City Council has seven candidates seeking election to its six member council. Incumbents seeking re-election include: Mike Phelphs, Glenn Stephenson, Jason Flocker, James Cumpton and Forrest “Frosty” A Evans. Evans was appointed to an open seat on the council earlier this year and is seeking his first two-year elected term. Challenging candidates include: Brad McGinnis and Timothy Mullins.

Text Only
Local News
  • ambulance.jpg Ambulance tipped over in accident

    A morning accident left an ambulance resting on its side Tuesday morning in front of the Paramount Arts Center on Winchester Avenue.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jesse Stuart Foundation celebrates 35 years

    The annual Jesse Stuart Foundation Open House from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 will be a huge celebration.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0729hagerman.jpg Hagerman talks law with Rotary

    At Monday’s lunchtime meeting of the Ashland Rotary Club, Boyd County Circuit Court Judge C. David Hagerman summed up current local legal trends — and how cases, courts and criminals have changed during his 20-plus year tenure.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE BEAT: Houseguest steals valuables, nabbed at pawn shop

    Fish and houseguests both stink after three days — and much less time when a visitor pockets valuables without permission.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0728bank5.jpg Iconic Gate City bank torn down after partial collapse

    This weekend, Catlettsburg’s downtown silhouette lost one of its longest-lived landmarks.
    Demolition workers began to tear down one of the Gate City’s oldest downtown buildings following the former Catlettsburg National Bank’s partial collapse.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Study shows room for parking improvement

    It has been suggested that the parking layout along Winchester Avenue should change, bringing the city’s main thoroughfare down to two lanes.

    July 28, 2014

  • Anti-smoking tour kicks off in Ashland

    A scan in 2009 that was supposed to show doctors what was causing Deborah Cline’s eye problems by chance revealed the cancer in her lung.
    Two years later, Roger Cline watched his wife die of lung cancer. Deborah Cline was 59 and had never smoked.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0728bank5.jpg Gate City landmark demolished

    The historic Catlettsburg National Bank Building was being taken down after the front dormer window collapsed on Sunday.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • Local counties see drop in unemployment

    Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0726bigboy.JPG Big Boy to open Aug. 11

    The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant will open Aug. 11, and when it does it will be business as usual from day one: the eatery will open its doors to the early breakfast crowd at 6:30.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone