Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 21, 2012

Local briefs, 11/21/12

Staff Writer
The Independent

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.

Special Grayson meeting set


A special meeting of the Grayson City Council will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the City Municipal Building.

The agenda includes the second reading of a recreational ordinance and a condemnation ordinance. An executive session is also scheduled to discuss personnel and possible litigation.

Woman hit by car at Kroger’s


A woman from Ashland was seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle while in the parking lot of Kroger’s at 711 Martin Luther King Blvd on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Ashland Police Department.

Ruth Martin stepped out in front of a vehicle driven by Mary O’Daniels, who was traveling east at a slow speed, according to witnesses. The incident happened around 2 p.m.

Martin received serious injuries and was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, the APD said.