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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- 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
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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
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Ashland native Whitlatch has been with KDMC since 1987
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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
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