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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Bringing music to the season
The Morehead Hometown holidays started Saturday with the traditional tree lighting and local shopping, but ended with what could be the start of a classical musical era.
- Music for the season The Cave Run Symphony Orchestra performed for the first time Saturday night in Morehead during the Holiday Festival.
Longtime friends team up to design unique river vessel
A trio of old high school buddies recently teamed up to re-engineer and design a river vessel unlike any other.
Rob Lynch, Brandon Layman and Chip Oakley have known each other since their days together at Paul G. Blazer High School and maintained their friendship as they moved on to distinctly different occupations. Lynch now works as a project manager for the McGinnis Sheridan Shipyard, while Oakley became an architect and Layman is the latest generation of his family tackling projects at Ashland Fabricating & Welding. Lynch explained their ongoing cooperative effort began when they were awarded the bid to refurbish a working vessel for Consol Energy and Murray Energy.
APD renews interest in officer’s 1910 shooting
More than a century has passed since Officer William Johnson was shot by a C&O fireman “on a drunken rampage,” and the chief of today’s Ashland Police Department is still seeking information about the time between the shooting and the officer’s death from related causes 13 years later.
History of Dance
Dance is not only a celebration and a ritual, it is a marker of history.
SOAR summit 'beginning' of solutions for region
Its land and people fueled the industrialization of an entire country but that country has largely ignored the ravaged land and the human despair left behind.
Eastern Kentucky produced riches for a coal industry which packed off the profits and left the land scarred and depleted, its people looking for jobs which often don’t exist.
Ashland native Whitlatch has been with KDMC since 1987
The new president and chief executive officer of King’s Daughters Health System is an Ashland native, a Boyd County High School graduate and long-time hospital employee.
Kristie Whitlatch, previously the company’s vice president chief operating officer, was promoted by the board of trustees to the position that had been occupied for 17 years by Fred Jackson, whose retirement, effective immediately, was announced Friday morning.
Jackson's 17-year tenure highlighted by growth, controversy
After 17 years as president and chief executive officer of King’s Daughters Medical Center, a period marked by both unprecedented growth and controversy, Fred Jackson has retired, effective immediately, the hospital announced on Friday.
Kristie Whitlatch, a Boyd County High School graduate who has been with KDMC since 1987, was named Jackson’s successor.
A jolly First Friday
The city hosted its last First Friday of the year, sprinkling Christmas cheer into the artwalk promotional event, spreading the holiday spirit throughout Winchester Avenue.
Whitlatch new CEO at KDMC
Longtime KDMC Team Member and Chief Operating Officer Kristie Whitlatch has been named President/CEO of King's Daughters Health System. She is taking over for Fred Jackson, who is retiring.
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