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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The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.
Morehead man faces drug charges
A Morehead man is facing multiple drug charges after taking possession of a suspicious package mailed to his home on Dillon Lane, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Highlands’ Artists Market to begin today
Up-and-coming artists are being offered a rare chance to show and sell their work during the First Friday art walk.
'Educate and entertain'
A local theater group is shooting for changing the area’s theater scene.
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About 450 marijuana plants were confiscated during an eradication effort in Lawrence County on Tuesday.
Painters finishing up work at ACTC
When Ashland Community and Technical College students return to campus Aug. 18, they will find fresh paint, clean windows and pressure-washed brickwork on the college’s original building on College Drive.
Night Moves on tap for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Fairview school district being investigated
State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.
Advisory committee on landfill to meet
Members of the county’s new advisory committee regarding Big Run Landfill enforcement are encouraged to attend the group’s first meeting next week.
Committee facilitator Mike Clevenger of Cannonsburg said the panel will meet the first Monday of each month, starting next week. For now, all meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyd County Community Center.
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