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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Cathey, 35, rejects plea agreement
A man accused of manslaughter rejected an eleventh-hour plea agreement on the third day of his trial in Carter Circuit Court.
Testimony continued Thursday in the case of Clifford “Boomer” Cathey, 35, of Grayson, who’s charged with first-degree manslaughter in the 2012 New Years' Day beating death of Heath Toney, 42, also of Grayson.
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Ponderosa student wins highway poster contest
Fourth-grader Morgan Leigh Lewis of Ponderosa Elementary knows her way to the Governor’s Mansion.
Habitat project on Cave Run focus of meeting
The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 to explain an upcoming habitat project on Cave Run Lake. The meeting will be at the Morehead Conference Center, located at 111 East Main St. in Morehead.
‘Big Bang Theory’ star to speak at MSU
Mayim Bialik, best known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the popular television sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” is making a big bang around Morehead.
Several cases of identity theft reported
A man living in the 2300 block of Beech Street on Tuesday reported someone had opened two credit card accounts in his name without his knowledge and run up more than $1,800 in charges on them.
City tax incentive approved
The Ashland Board of City Commissioners on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a new tax-incentive program designed to enable the city to better compete with other cities in the Tri-State for new businesses and new jobs.
Under the program, new employers will be able to qualify for rebates of the city’s payroll tax of up to 50 percent over five years, and will be able to use the money as they see fit.
Verity overhaul hammering away
While all eyes have been on Putnam Stadium and its recently completed rebuilding plans, work has been going on more or less quietly next door on the major overhaul of Verity Middle School.
Since school started, work crews have completely gutted the third floor and gotten renovations well underway there. They also have laid foundations for a new gym and locker room, and for an expansion of the cafeteria.
CAReS gets $5K gift from KDMC for Christmas
Workers at Community Assistance Referral Services who typically aid low-income individuals found themselves accepting a helping hand when King’s Daughters Medical Center paid it forward with a lofty donation Thursday afternoon.
KDMC employees, including new President and CEO Kristie Whitlatch, arrived at CAReS to personally present the $5,000 check to the staff. CAReS Director Trish Hall was overwhelmed by the generous donation.
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