Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

October 8, 2012

Tickets still available for Matthew West concert

ASHLAND — Tickets are still available for tonight’s Matthew West concert at 7:30 at the Paramount Arts Center. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo.

Founded in 1983 by Judy Gilkerson, who remains an administrative consultant and therapist, the group home is licensed to serve 24 girls ages 12 to 21 who are classified as neglected and predelinquent and unable to make a successful adjustment in their natural homes or foster care homes.

Revenue generated from tonight’s concert will go toward the construction of a separate home for those who are older than 21 and seeking to establish lives on their own, said Nikki Thomas, a team leader at the group home.

Golden Girl had planned to renovate an existing building on its property into a home for young adult women, but serious problems with the building’s foundation required demolition, Thomas said. Groundbreaking for a new home on the same site will be Oct. 26.

All the young women in the new home will be high school graduates who are either employed or seeking employment. The home will serve as a transitional one as they move from the group home to private residences, Thomas said.

According to West’s website, the lyrics of several of the songs on the “Into the Light” CD  “illuminate the struggles of the abused and imperfect, with “Unchangeable,” “Moved by Mercy” and “Hello, My Name Is” offering particularly vivid expressions of divine love amid the cruelties of the everyday world.

That makes the concert a particularly appropriate tool for raising funds for Golden Girl, said Thomas, as the home daily deals with girls who have been abused and neglected.

West, 35, who is from Downers Grove, Ill., has received several Dove Awards for his earlier CDs and is well-known among fans of contemporary Christian music. Tickets for tonight’s concert can be purchased at the box office, Thomas said.

Text Only
Local News
  • 0728bank5.jpg Gate City landmark demolished

    The historic Catlettsburg National Bank Building was being taken down after the front dormer window collapsed on Sunday.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • Local counties see drop in unemployment

    Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0726bigboy.JPG Big Boy to open Aug. 11

    The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant will open Aug. 11, and when it does it will be business as usual from day one: the eatery will open its doors to the early breakfast crowd at 6:30.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SOAR meeting at MSU Aug. 6

    Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers as part of a "Health Impact Series" under the new Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative.

    July 27, 2014

  • MSU moving business admin. program online

    Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has announced its bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems has moved totally online beginning the fall 2014 semester.

    July 27, 2014

  • Thefts, fraud reported to APD

    The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:

    July 27, 2014

  • Raceland couple join Peace Corps

    A couple from Raceland will travel to the Republic of Botswana on Aug. 10 to begin training as volunteers in the Peace Corps.

    July 27, 2014

  • Missing Boyd inmate returns to jail

    The Boyd County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Saturday turned himself back in to the Boyd County Detention Center on Sunday.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0728MoreheadMusic_1457.jpg Hills alive with Old Time Music

    The hills surrounding Morehead were alive again this weekend with the sounds of fiddles, banjos and deep Appalachian voices that help keep old time mountain music alive in a modern world.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bill Clinton coming to eastern Kentucky to stump for Grimes

    CNHI News Service

    GLASGOW — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    July 27, 2014