Body found in Lawrence ID’d
LOUISA - A body found Monday near Blaine in Lawrence County has been identified as 30-year-old Brandon M. Burnett of Denton, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.
Preliminary autopsy results from the medical examiner did not show signs of trauma, and investigators are waiting for toxicology results to determine the cause of death and whether drugs were involved.
Investigators are following leads on who Burnett was with before his death.
The body did not have identification when it was found on a logging road off Cains Creek Road.
Flatwoods wreck causes injuries
FLATWOODS - Two were flown from the scene and others were injured in a two-car accident in Flatwoods on Tuesday, according to dispatchers. The wreck was on Indian Run Road, about a mile from its intersection with Diederich Boulevard.
Names of the injured were unknown at presstime.
5K Saturday at OU Southern
IRONTON - Ohio University Southern will have the third annual Bobcat Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at the Ironton campus.
The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Ninth Street rear entrance of the campus. The route goes up and back on Ninth Street, including the hill and a small loop into Woodland Cemetery. A portion of the race surface is brick.
Registration fees are $10 for OU students, veterans and military personnel who preregister by Friday; and $20 for all others. Fees are $25 on race day.
Age groups include ages 10 and younger through adults.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female racers in each age group, as well as for the top three overall male and female finishers.
Proceeds benefit the Ohio University Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Register online through Friday at tristateracer.com or email Jacki Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Body found in Lawrence ID’d
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Area water plants recognized
Water treatment plants across the state were recognized for consistently producing drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards, including the Rattlesnake Ridge Water District in Olive Hill and six others.
City gives wastewater treatment plant operations to Greenup agency
During joint special meetings of the Greenup Joint Sewer Agency and the Wurtland city commission on Tuesday, Wurtland agreed to hand over operations of its wastewater treatment plant to the agency.
Pending the signing and approval of certain legal documents, plant operations will officially be under the GJSA on Aug. 1.
Edelen studies fiscal health of rural hospitals
On the fourth stop of his listening tour to address the fiscal health of rural hospitals, Adam Edelen said the crowd in Morehead was the largest he has seen yet.
The big attendance attests to how seriously the region regards the issue of sustainability of local hospitals, he said.
Putnam renovations ‘coming together’ as football season approaches
Locker rooms are beginning to take shape at Putnam Stadium as rebuilding of the venerable arena nears completion.
Workers are readying concrete forms on the home side and grading the site on the visitors’ side and soon will erect the structures, the goal to have them ready to use for the first home game of the 2014 season Aug. 22.
Huntington man wanted for armed robbery
The Ashland Police Department is searching for an 18-year-old Huntington man who was involved in an armed robbery last month.
Detroit man arrested near Fairview
A Detroit man was arrested Wednesday after an undercover drug buy near Fairview High School, the Boyd County Sheriff's Department reported.
- Laying the foundation Workers are finishing the foundation for the locker room on the home side of Putnam Stadium on Tuesday. The Ashland Tomcats open the football season on Aug. 22 against Newport Catholic.
Construction at Kentucky football stadium to go on
The $110 million construction project at the University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium will continue through the upcoming football season with the goal of finishing renovations before the 2015 kickoff.
Fleming man faces sex charges
A Fleming County man was arrested on sex charges Tuesday by the Kentucky State Police.
Reunion concert is a fundraiser for classmate
The Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 1991 has opened its doors to invite anyone interested to its reunion Friday, providing they pay $20 for the music show.
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