Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 3, 2014

Local briefs: 4/4/14

IRONTON — Irish, Scottish music offered

IRONTON - Road to the Isles from Pittsburgh will perform traditional music, dance and folksong of Ireland and Scotland at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

For more information, including sample audio clips, visit roadtotheisles.org/shop.shtml.    

Komen funds SOMC’s program

PORTSMOUTH - The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is providing Southern Ohio Medical Center with a $73,712 grant to support SOMC’s Hands of Hope program.

The Hands of Hope program provides women who are uninsured or underinsured with access to free mammograms and clinical breast exams. It also seeks to educate women 40 and older about the importance of early breast cancer detections while providing guidance and support to those who have already been diagnosed.

Eligibility requirements include not being covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance and having an income of no greater than 200 percent above federal poverty guidelines.

For more information, visit somc.org/cancer or call (740) 356-7465.

Job fair today at Kyova Mall

ASHLAND - The Tri-State Job and Career Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Kyova Mall.

More than 25 businesses and organizations will attend, including AEP River Operations, the Ashland Group Home, the Ashland Police Department, the Bill Cole Automall, Calgon Carbon Corp., Cintas, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, DirecTV, Etech, Goodwill Industries, Guardian Community Living, Heartland of Riverview, Kingsbrook, Kentucky Division of Air Quality, LG&E Energy LLC, Lowe’s, Manpower, Marathon Marine Division, McDonald’s, Mountain Comprehensive Care, the Ramey-Estep Homes, Speedway, T.J. Maxx, Transamerica, Troops to Teachers, United Way of Northeast Kentucky, Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility and Woodmen of the World.

The free fair is co-sponsored by Ashland Community and Technical Center, the Kentucky Career Center, the Southwestern Community Action Council, TENCO One-Stop Career Centers and the Kyova Mall.

For more information, call Nancy Menshouse at (606) 326-2199 or email nancy.menshouse@kctcs.edu.

Heart clinic sets open house

RUSSELL - Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will have an open house at the new OLBH Heart Failure Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The clinic is on the hospital campus on the second floor of the Human Motion Vitality Center at 1180 St. Christopher Drive.

Tours of the clinic and light refreshments will be provided.

Appointments to the clinic are made through physician referrals. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, call the clinic at (606) 833-6397.

Community Day Sunday at church

ASHLAND - Centenary United Methodist Church will have Community Day events from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 2901 Winchester Ave.

Music will be provided by Sheltered Reality.

A free hot dog lunch will be served.

For more information, call the church at (606) 324-4003.

3 charged in Boyd court

CATLETTSBURG - The following were charged by way of criminal information on Wednesday, according to a release from the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney David Justice.

‰William Sherrer, 41, of Pedro, assault.

‰Jason Vannatere, 33, of Olive Hill, theft.

‰Aaron Niswonger, 48, of Ashland, wanton endangerment.

Hope’s Place seeks donations

ASHLAND - Hope’s Place continues to accept donations of baskets for its 16th annual Chocolate Extravaganza, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Ashland Town Center.

Easter and other themed baskets may be dropped off at the center at 1100 Greenup Ave.

Vendor applications also are being accepted.

For more information, call Executive Director Brandi Bayes at (606) 325-4737.



Olive Hill City Council, special meeting, 6 p.m., Olive Hill Senior/Community Center for second reading of 2013-14 budget amendment.

April 16

Russell Family Resource Youth Services Center Advisory Council, noon, Russell Primary School conference room.


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