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 email@example.com.
Body found in Lawrence ID’d
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A local theater group is shooting for changing the area’s theater scene.
07/31/2014 — What's Happening
News in brief, 07/31/14
About 450 marijuana plants were confiscated during an eradication effort in Lawrence County on Tuesday.
Painters finishing up work at ACTC
When Ashland Community and Technical College students return to campus Aug. 18, they will find fresh paint, clean windows and pressure-washed brickwork on the college’s original building on College Drive.
Night Moves on tap for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Fairview school district being investigated
State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.
Advisory committee on landfill to meet
Members of the county’s new advisory committee regarding Big Run Landfill enforcement are encouraged to attend the group’s first meeting next week.
Committee facilitator Mike Clevenger of Cannonsburg said the panel will meet the first Monday of each month, starting next week. For now, all meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyd County Community Center.
Highway dedicated in Morehead man’s name
During Wednesday morning’s highway dedication ceremony for late airman Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, the man was honored as a Kentucky hero for dedicating his life to the U.S. Air Force until his untimely death last year.
Stumbo questions Noah’s Ark incentives, backs off on expanded gambling
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of state incentives for a Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in Grant County.
Night Moves for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August in downtown Ashland from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
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