Greenup board to meet today
The Greenup County Board of Education will discuss nonresident contracts at a special meeting at 4 p.m. today at Greenup County High School.
Election board meeting today
The Boyd County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. today in the clerk’s office. Voting machines to be used in the Fairview tax election and Sunday alcohol sales election will be inspected.
SOMC donates $10K to charities
Southern Ohio Medical Center is donating $10,000 to local charities and, through its Facebook fan page, allowing community members to decide exactly how those funds will be dispersed.
“SOMC has a long history of supporting the local community, but this time we wanted to do something a little bit different,” said Randy Arnett, president and CEO of SOMC. “We wanted to let the community help us decide how to distribute the contribution through social media, and we’ve been thrilled with the results so far.”
SOMC’s Community Valentine is a campaign that encourages community members to vote for one of five local charities featured in an SOMC Facebook poll. Each charity will receive a percentage of the $10,000 donation equal to the percentage of votes they receive in the poll. Voting will end at noon Feb. 14.
Bridge repair on U.S. 52 next week
A bridge repair project will get under way next week in Scioto County as the Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to repair the U.S. 52 overpass near Franklin Furnace.
On Tuesday, crews from Civil Construction Inc. will begin repairing the structural I-beams of the overpass bridge at the route’s 35.72-mile marker by heat straightening, a method to apply controlled heat to gradually straighten the steel.
The overpass bridge, which is situated on County Road 7 and crosses over U.S. 52, was damaged in early December when it was reportedly struck by an overheight vehicle.
During construction, westbound U.S. 52 will be reduced to one lane, and lane restrictions at the bridge on County Road 7 will remain the same, with it open to one lane of traffic and maintained with temporary traffic signals. Motorists are reminded to pay heed in the construction zone and drive with additional caution.
The project is anticipated to be completed by early March.
Greenup board to meet today
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Promoting sexual assault awareness
Local American Idol contestant Jesse Cline sang at a festival promoting sexual assault awareness at the Historic Transportation Center on Saturday.
Russell resident to attend ceremony
Les Hayes was 20 years old and serving as a light-weapons infantryman when he watched his platoon sergeant, Felix Modesto Conde-Falcon, die during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam.
Sun shines down on home and garden show
Winter weather abated to shine down on the WSAZ Home and Garden show in Huntington over the weekend.
Ky. high court to hear death penalty appeal
The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker.
Initial release on fatal accident was in error
The initial report from the Kentucky State Police on a fatal accident Thursday was incorrect,
Man convicted in brother-in-law’s slaying
An Ohio man has been convicted in the January 2013 shotgun slaying of his brother-in-law.
KDMC, OLBH collaborate for colon cancer awareness
Colon cancer rates are particularly high in eastern Kentucky, a statistic that could stem from low levels of colon health education, Gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison said at the Ashland Town Center on Friday.
Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
Update: ECHS senior killed in Boyd County crash
The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
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