Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 2, 2013

News in brief, 04/02/13

ASHLAND — Man charged in crack deal

ASHLAND

Boyd County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested an Ohio man for allegedly dealing crack cocaine out of an Ashland motel.

Jharel D. Kirkland, 24, of Columbus, was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center, charged with first-degree drug trafficking.

According to the sheriff’s department, Kirland sold 4 grams of crack to an undercover Boyd County Drug Task Force deputy. The deal took place at the Ashland Inn, 3020 Winchester Ave.

A search of the suspect turned up additional crack, along with cash, the sheriff’s department said.

Utility work to block road

MOREHEAD

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has notified the Kentucky Department of Highways that utility work, including equipment loading and unloading, near the 2500 block of Cranston Road (Ky/ 377) in Rowan County today will require short-term traffic changes.

9 die in crashes on state highways

FRANKFORT

Preliminary statistics indicate that nine died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday to Sunday last week.

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Jefferson, Mason, Metcalfe, Muhlenberg, Pike and Whitley.  The victims in Jefferson, Mason, Metcalfe, Muhlenberg and Pike counties were not wearing seat belts.

MEETINGS

Thursday

Russell Board of Education, special meeting, 6 p.m. at central office.

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  • 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

  • Ashland couple indicted on grave violation charges

     A man and a woman from Ashland have been indicted for allegedly stealing brass flower vases from graves at Rose Hill Burial Park.

    April 22, 2014

  • South Shore clerk gives updates on city building bids, sewer project

    City officials may not have to wait much longer to move from their temporary offices on Main Street into a shiny, new building.

    April 22, 2014

  • Fate of stray animals in Carter County questioned

    Stray animals in Carter County may be disappearing because no one seems to know exactly where they are going.

    April 22, 2014

  • Recovery center finds home

    The mayor of Grayson said he isn’t concerned about the money a new recovery center will funnel into the city, although he is deeply appreciative of what the proposed facility may be able to offer “people who really need help” recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

    April 22, 2014

  • Olive Hill man charged with shooting wife during dispute

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.
    Robert Tackett, 47, of Olive Hill, was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center on Monday, charged with attempted murder-domestic violence, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.

    April 22, 2014

  • Two of three Greenup commission seats on ballot

    Two of three commission seats are up for grabs in Greenup County this fall, and both will involve primary contests to determine the ballot lineup in the November election.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0423attmurder_tackett.jpg Olive Hill man charged with attempted murder

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary updated on Alliance

    Ed Neely, president of the Ashland Rotary Club and chairman of the Ashland Alliance, addressed Rotarians in both capacities during the Monday meeting to give an update on the organization’s recent progress.

    April 21, 2014

  • Prater has been satisfying fans’ hunger for 40 years

    Debbie Prater has satisfied thousands of athletes’, parents’ and fans’ snacking desires for nearly 360 months.
    That’s just about 40 years of serving nachos, popcorn, chili dogs, water and soda from Lewis County’s football, basketball and baseball concession stands, and Prater is retiring after this year’s last pitch.

    April 21, 2014

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