Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

July 30, 2013

Local briefs: 7/31/13

Staff reports
The Independent

GREENUP — 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.