Mental health training offered
GREENUP - Pathways, the Tri-County Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Local Board and the Greenup County Drug-Free Coalition will offer Mental Health First Aid for Youth from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Greenup County Health Department.
The new program focuses on helping ages 12 through 18 who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. The training is a public education program introducing participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how they differ from typical adolescent development, and builds understanding of the importance of early intervention.
The cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. Scholarships are available.
For more information, call (606) 329-8588, ext. 4109 or visit pathways-ky.org.
Little Sandy board to meet
GRAYSON - The Little Sandy District Health Department board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the district office.
Most of the meeting will be in executive session, with announcements discussed afterward. The goal is to regroup after Lloyd Miller’s retirement and Paula Thornberry’s installation as interim director.
The next meeting will be Aug. 14, with place and time to be announced.
GOP women will meet Monday
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Republican Women’s Club will meet Monday at JJ’s Restaurant at U.S. 60 and Bob McCollough Drive.
Members and guests are invited for dinner at 5:30 p.m.; the business meeting will begin at 6:30.
The group meets the first Monday of each month.
This month’s agenda includes plans for the Labor Day Parade, Poage Landing Days and the annual BCRW Tea in October.
Free concert set in Oldtown
OLDTOWN - There will be a free country/gospel music show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department.
A country cooking will be available for a small fee.
Kenova Legion to meet Thursday
KENOVA - Kenova American Legion Post 93 will have a business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the post home at 302 Eighth St.
Representatives from the VA Medical Center will speak, take enrollment applications for programs and gather input. The post will award five $500 scholarships.
Ashland Post Office honored
ASHLAND - The Ashland Post Office was honored this week after its office retail clerks received perfect marks for the 30th straight time during a recent customer service survey.
Three more parks StormReady
FRANKFORT - Three additional eastern Kentucky state parks have been designated as StormReady by the National Weather Service.
Paintsville Lake, Carr Creek and Yatesville Lake all received the designation, meaning they are better prepared and have safety measures in place for severe weather. Storm shelters have been identified and procedures implemented, which allow severe weather alerts and information to be passed along to patrons and staff in a timely manner.
Sixteen state parks have been designated as StormReady, including all parks with overnight accommodations in eastern Kentucky.
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Acoustic jam night at Callihan's
With the onset of patio season, the staff at Callihan’s American Pub & Grill have adopted a new program for Wednesday’s open-invitation entertainment with the all new Callihan’s Acoustic Jam Session, providing a stage for local talent and a spotlight for a featured musician each week.
Golf scramble will benefit Paramount Arts Center
Paramount Woman’s Association’s seventh annual Ladies’ Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 11 at Bellefonte Country Club.
MARK MAYNARD: Parking, history, and some wiffleball
The calendar flips to August tomorrow and some students in the area will be back in school next week.
Students need better counseling to contribute more to the region, working group says
A group studying how education can lift the economy of Appalachian Kentucky has several ideas, including a “counseling for careers” approach that would begin for students no later than middle school and continue through high school.
Tensions rise among city commission members
The controversy about City Manager Ben Bitter’s moving expenses revealed a division in the Ashland Board of City Commissioners.
Ambulance flips on Winchester
One minor injury was reported after a passenger car collided with an ambulance at the intersection in front of the Paramount Arts Center on Winchester Avenue around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Independent videographer Adam Black witnessed the accident and reported the ambulance was traveling south of Winchester with lights on and siren activated when it was struck in the rear quarter panel by a passenger vehicle that had a green light for the intersection and failed to yield for the emergency vehicle.
Grimes campaign comes to Lexington
A recent poll that has twice previously shown Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a slim lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has McConnell up by two points.
U.S. 60 yard sale will be Friday and Saturday
Bringing bargain shoppers from miles around, the U.S. 60 Yard Sale officially begins Friday morning in Carter County.
John Cannon: Bracing to stand on her own 2 feet: 7/30/14
My youngest granddaughter, who will turn 5 on Sept. 2, has been fitted with a pair of ankle braces to help prevent her from falling down so often.
War firearms demo set
A few of the most devastating and accurate firearms used in conflicts ranging from the Civil War to world wars will be demonstrated for an audience limited to about 40 during an upcoming event sponsored by the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society.
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