Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 14, 2014

News in brief (01/15/14)

Staff report
CNHI News Service

ASHLAND — Corbitt to run for city commission


Steve Corbitt, who retired as Ashland’s city manager in December, has filed to run for a seat on the Ashland Board of City Commissioners.

Corbitt, 70, had served as city manager since June 2007, but spent seven months as acting city manager following the departure of longtime city manager William H. Fisher in late 2006. He was selected to be Fisher’s permanent replacement after the city’s initial choice, retired Army Maj. Randy Robertson, left after less than eight months on the job.

“I don’t think it would be as taxing on it as being the city manager,” Corbitt said. “My blood pressure has almost returned to normal (since retiring) and I’m not taking my pills. I know I’m headed in the right direction.”

Corbitt said he had considered running for city commission “for some time” and had told a few close friends.

So far, all four city commissioner incumbents have filed for re-election. There won’t a need for a primary unless more than eight file to run.

Jack Hardin filed for judge-executive on the Democrat side and Jerry Clark filed for county commissioner District 2, according to the Boyd County Clerk’s Office.

Arm knitting program set


Arm knitting is the craft on tap this month at the Boyd County Public Library, with sessions at 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Catlettsburg branch, 2704 Louisa St.

No registration is required, but seating is limited.

For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Disaster training to be available


The Boyd County Health Department, in partnership with CAReS and The Shelter of Hope, will presenting a free, one-hour disaster preparedness training program at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at First Christian Church gymnasium.

The session will show how to prepare for and survive a disaster that might occur during winter or spring.

Free snacks and refreshments will be available and participants will be eligible for a free gift upon completion of a short questionnaire.

 The church is at 1930 Winchester Ave.

 For more information, call Julie Price with CAReS at (606) 324-2949 or William Stamper with Shelter of Hope at (606) 324-6700.

Prom style review upcoming


Brittany’s 24th annual Prom Style Review will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ariel-Dater Hall.

Tickets, which are $10 and $8, can be purchased at the box office or online at arieltheatre.org.

The theater is at 426 Second Ave.

For more information, call (740) 446-2787.

Staff reports