Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 8, 2013

Local briefs: 2/9/13

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The Independent

ASHLAND — KDMC will sponsor grocery tours

ASHLAND - King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer free grocery store tours with a registered dietitian at 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. March 5 at the Midtown Kroger.

 “Grocery shopping can be a daunting task,” said registered dietitian Melanie Fleming of the KDMC Center for Healthy Living. “We teach people how to shop with confidence to bring home the healthiest foods for them and their family.”

Topics to be covered during the tours include:

‰Reading and understanding food labels

‰Shopping in season

‰Tips for selecting, storing and using different types of produce

‰Which foods are best purchased organic

 Sessions are limited to seven participants each and registration is required. Groups will meet in front of the store 10 minutes before each tour begins.

 To register or for more information, call (606) 408-1548.

First Christian to host breakfast

ASHLAND - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1930 Winchester Ave., will host the February Community Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Following a free breakfast served by the church, the Rev. Ike Nicholson, senior pastor, will lead a brief devotional followed by special music and a time of prayer at each table. The breakfasts are usually over before 9 a.m.  

The interdenominational event has been meeting on the second Tuesday of each month for more than 15 years with a different church hosting the breakfast each month.

While there is no charge for the breakfast, a free-will offering does go to benefit the Ashland Community Kitchen, which serves free lunches Monday through Friday and dinners on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Neighborhood at Carter Avenue and 25th Street.

Goodwill to offer cake class

HUNTINGTON - Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA will offer an eight-week course in professional cake decorating beginning Feb. 25. Classes will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1005 Virginia Ave.

The course aims to teach students to prepare, decorate and complete original cake designs and understand the three stages of buttercream icing.

Students can develop skills in making flowers and leaves, writing and working with icing colors as well as stacking cakes and an overview of marshmallow fondant. Those who successfully complete the course will leave with the skills necessary to launch a career in cake decorating. The course includes decorating tips and supplies for the students.

Students will be prepared to decorate a cake of their own design by the last week of class. Class size is limited to 15.

To enroll, call Kay Cremeans or Chef Denzel at (304) 523-7461.

Special Wurtland meeting Monday

WURTLAND - There will be a special meeting of the Wurtland City Commission at 4 p.m. Monday at the city building. The only item on the agenda is the wastewater treatment plant.

5 sentenced by Boyd judges

CATLETTSBURG - A news release from the office of Boyd Commonwealth’s Attorney David Justice reported the following defendants were sentenced Friday in Boyd Circuit Court:

‰Jeffrey Armstrong, 28, of Ashland, seven years for theft.

‰Sonja N. Thompson, 29, of Ashland, five years for drugs.

‰Deann Hay, 50, of Ashland, two years for drugs.

‰Cinthia Kosobud, 30, of Ashland, two years for drugs.

‰Roger Moore, 51, of Ashland, seven years for drugs.