Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 21, 2012

Local briefs, 11/21/12

ASHLAND — Teen hunter’s body found


Kentucky State Police Helicopter located the body of the missing Fleming County hunter, Ricky Hamilton Jr, age 15.  

Hamilton left his residence Saturday afternoon with his father to hunt in the immediate area.  Hamilton fell from a cliff into the Lehigh Hanson Rock Quarry.  

Hamilton’s body will be taken to Frankfort for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.  No foul play is suspected.

Boyd clerk’s office closed


All locations of the Boyd County Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to the closure of the Boyd County Courthouse and the statewide closing of AVIS, the vehicle titling system. Regular hours will resume on Monday.

Chess players invited to library


Chess players of all ages and experience levels are invited to enjoy the game at the Kyova Branch of the Boyd County Public Library.

Chess for all lLevels is on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the branch located in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman. The next session is Thursday, Nov. 29.

The program is ideal for beginners and advanced players, and everyone in between. More experienced players help those just starting.

The library provides chess boards, but players are also encouraged to bring their own. Snacks are provided.

Field rep vet in Carter Dec. 3


A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Carter County Courthouse in Grayson on Monday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. until noon. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state veterans benefits.

This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, call (866) 244-8970.

HAM radio testing Dec. 8


Examinations for new or upgraded Amateur Radio “Ham” Licenses from the Federal Communications Commission will be held Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Museum of Radio and Technology, 1640 Florence Avenue, Huntington.

All exam elements will be offered for all Amateur Radio License classes. The fee is $15 per test. Pre-registration is not necessary but applicants must complete FCC Form NCVEC 605, available at the exam session, and must bring required documents with them.

Two forms of acceptable identification, including one photo, must also be presented. An applicant must also bring the original and a copy of any ham radio license currently held and of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination, which he or she claims for credit from a previous exam.

These exams are sponsored by the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TARA) but any qualified candidate is invited to attend and be tested.

Bud Cyr, who will lead the TARA Volunteer Examiner Team, may be contacted for further details at (304) 522-1294.

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  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
    Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
    The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
    This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

    The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.

    April 23, 2014

  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

    April 23, 2014

  • Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday

    A public debate among the candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Flatwoods will take place next week.

    April 22, 2014

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