Man charged with drug dealing
ASHLAND - Kentucky State Police have arrested an Ashland man on drug-trafficking charges.
During the course of a two-month investigation, Orlando T. Barbour, 44, of Hampton Street, allegedly engaged in the sale of various illegal drugs, including heroin, according to a news release from the Ashland KSP post.
Barbour was lodged in the Boyd Coiunty Detention Center on a charge of first-degree drug trafficking. Additional charges are pending completion of the investigation, the KSP said.
8 sentenced in Boyd courts
CATLETTSBURG - According to a release from Boyd Commonwealth’s Attorney David Justice’s office, the following defendants were sentenced recently in Boyd Circuit Court:
Joseph McGranahan, 30, of Ironton, a year for drug possession.
Daniel Adams, 32, of Flatwoods, six years for possession of methamphetamine precursor and promoting contraband.
Brandon Gibbs, 38, of Catlettsburg, 10 years for manufacturing meth.
Charles Shelton, 68, of Cannonsburg, eight years for drug trafficking.
Lisa Adams, 41, of Ashland, 21⁄2 years for drug trafficking.
William Abrahanson, 44, of Ashland, a year for drug trafficking.
Toni Bobbitt, 27, of Ashland, 10 years for theft and receiving stolen property.
Walter Clark III, 57, of Ashland, a year for assault.
Entries sought for photo contest
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library will sponsor its second annual photo exhibit in August in conjunction with the adult summer reading program “Groundbreaking Reads.”
“Groundbreaking Images” is the theme of the exhibit, which runs Aug. 2 through 30.
The display will be at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center at 1620 Winchester Ave. The opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 2.
Photographers may interpret the theme in any way they choose. Entries must be original work. Submitted photos must be framed, ready to hang and dropped off with an entry form at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave., by 5 p.m. July 26.
Photos will be judged on composition, print quality, uniqueness and adherence to theme. A Best of Show Award (and a $50 prize) will be awarded at the opening reception, to which all exhibitors and the public are invited.
“Groundbreaking Reads” runs through Labor Day. Adults earn rewards based on the number of books they read this summer.
For more information or to submit a review, visit thebookplace.org. Review forms are also available at the main, Catlettsburg and Kyova branches.
The “Groundbreaking Images” entry form and complete guidelines are also available at any library branch, thebookplace.org or the Highlands.
For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.
Movie, stories will be Friday
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library’s Story Lady will be at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday.
The event will be in the Reading Garden, weather permitting. The program will include stories and a craft.
Pictures in the Park will be at 9:30 p.m. on a large, outdoor screen outside the library. “Independence Day” will be shown.
The movie is free and snacks will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring their own seating.
Little Sandy District Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., community room on the first floor of the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson.
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Jeremy McComb enjoys Tri-State's limelight
Jeremy McComb’s career has been a wild ride, especialy in the last week.
The lead single from his latest album was released on iTunes last week and it was a huge success right from the start.
Festival to showcase new plays
The ACTC New Play Festival will feature 10 student and faculty written plays (short scenes, monologues, ten-minutes, one acts) that will premiere at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at J.B. Sowards Theater on campus.
A ride to remember
Riding 50 miles a day is no big deal to Amy Whelan.
Melodies & Masterpieces returns Friday
Anyone strolling through downtown Ashland at lunchtime Friday will have a chance to enjoy the artistry of one of the area’s most-respected guitarists as Chris Kitchen kicks off the return of the Melodies & Masterpieces series on Judd Plaza.
MSU professor appointed state geographer
Dr. Gary O’Dell, a professor of physical geography at Morehead State University, was named state geographer in January.
Bill to benefit AK Steel
During the 11th hour of the General Assembly, a bill extending important sustainable incentives for AK Steel’s Ashland Works was pushed through for approval Tuesday night.
House Bill 483 was created to extend the plant's incentives provided by the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act in 2004.
Pathways begins autism services
Pathways has extended its community outreach in a big way by providing services for families facing autism.
Lena Harmon, central director for the company's Kentucky Impact Youth Council, said these services can save families the trouble of being added to long queue lines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Harmon said she has heard some families testify having to wait up to 12 months for appointments in faraway cities.
Russell academic new dean at OUS
Nicole Pennington chose a two-year community college degree track in 1991 because she wanted to enter the nursing work force with as little delay as possible.
1936 Indian lasting wedding gift
When it came time to present his future wife with a symbol of his undying devotion, Virgil Erskine gave her a 1936 Indian motorcycle instead of a diamond ring.
“I’ve always called it my wedding present. It’s my diamond ring,” said Charlene Erskine, explaining she and her husband were married at Sturgis, S.D., in 1983, found the antique Indian Sport Scout in 1984 and had it restored and on the road in 1985.
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.
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