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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Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit
A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.
Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom
The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
“She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.
Concrete pouring at Putnam
Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.
Unique races for Carter magistrates
Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.
Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit
Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.
Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday
Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.
Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program
The Grayson Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.
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The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.
Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities
The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.
Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday
A public debate among the candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Flatwoods will take place next week.
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