Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

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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  • Crime victims’ group to host conference

    Kentucky Voices for Victims of Crime, an advocacy organization for those who have suffered at the hands of criminals, will have its annual memorial conference next week.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • Boyd FFA to have test drive fundraiser

    The Boyd County FFA Chapter will have a test-drive fundraiser at Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Ashland from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the National FFA Organization in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • newwendy1.jpg Ashland woman develops pregnancy journals for mom, dad

    An Ashland woman has a way of helping parents everywhere.
    Wendy Sparks, 47, wrote The journals, which are for parents to keep for themselves and their children during pregnancy.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420eggs0051.jpg Acres and acres of eggs

    A dozen volunteers spent the morning Saturday scattering more than 6,000 plastic eggs around the Greenup County Farm Bureau’s 10-acre field Saturday morning.
     

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Volunteers to pack thousands of meals for hungry Haitians

    Members of the First Baptist Church in Grayson are planning for the third year in a row to pack thousands of meals for starving people in Haiti, and they need help to do it.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Sheriff candidates ready for election

    With no incumbent in the Boyd County Sheriff’s race, Republican and Democrat candidates for the post will square off in their respective primaries next month.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • 0419sciencehs.JPG Russell High School wins State Science Olympiad

    The long ride home from Bowling Green was tinged with disappointment for Russell High School students who believed they’d finished as also-rans in the state Science Olympiad last weekend.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419sciencems.JPG Russell Middle School state Science Olympiad champions

    From identifying hundreds of insects to designing and operating mechanical contraptions that just look like insects, a team of Russell Middle School students took their research and technical skills to the Science Olympiad in Bowling Green last week and came back state champions.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419melodies0148.jpg Kitchen jazzes up downtown lunch hour

    Some came to enjoy the relaxing sounds of cool jazz and traditional tunes at lunch, while others attended in hopes of picking up a few tricks from a master musician as guitarist Chris Kitchen kicked off the Melodies & Masterpieces concert series in downtown Ashland Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sparks, Waddell in Carter Coronor’s race

    Incumbent George A. Sparks of Grayson will face challenger William Waddell of Olive Hill in the Democratic primary election for the Carter County coroner’s seat.

    April 18, 2014