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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  • Highway naming ceremony set

    State leaders will join Kentucky Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini in Morehead next week to name a Kentucky highway in memory of a Rowan County native and member of the United States Air Force with 12 years of service who died last year while serving in Afghanistan.

    July 25, 2014

  • Package liquor sales begin in Grayson

    It took more than a year, an investment of about $750,000, and a lot of paperwork but packaged liquor went on sale last Thursday in Grayson.
    Grayson Beverage Center received its license last Tuesday and was able to begin sales as soon as the shelves were stocked.

    July 25, 2014

  • Lemonade stand is paying off of 12-year-old

    During most of the past week, drivers traveling down 13th Street have been seeing a young man selling lemonade on the side of the road for 75 cents a cup.
    That would be Lucas Gillum, a kid who has a heart for helping others.

    July 25, 2014

  • 0726FairFri0306.jpg Friday fantastic day for fair activities

    Among the many smiling faces along the midway at the Boyd County Fair Friday evening, Jesse Cline’s excited grin stood out in the crowd as he prepared to perform for his home-county crowd.
    “I go to Idol Wednesday,” said Cline, who made it to Hollywood during last year’s season of American Idol.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • Manchin being sued by brother for $1.7M

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business in the late 1980s.

    July 25, 2014

  • Good deed done: ReStore returns cash to owner

    Staff of Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore recently discovered a large sum of money in a donated piece of furniture.

    July 25, 2014

  • Highway to be named for late airman from Morehead

    State leaders will join Kentucky Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini in Morehead next week to name a Kentucky highway in memory of a Rowan County native and member of the United States Air Force with 12 years of service who died last year while serving in Afghanistan.S

    July 25, 2014

  • Food vendor charged in slaying back to selling

    A Louisville hot dog vendor who is free on bond after being charged with murder in a suspected case of road rage has returned to selling hot dogs at his long-time perch in front of the courthouse.

    July 25, 2014

  • 2 charged with punishing child with hot sauce

    Two people have been charged with criminal abuse after police say they force fed hot sauce and vinegar to a 4-year-old girl on several occasions.

    July 25, 2014

  • Paul blends privacy with civil rights in speech

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul blended his message of libertarian-fueled privacy policies with civil rights-inspired criminal justice reforms during a speech Friday to the National Urban League’s annual convention in this presidential battleground state.

    July 25, 2014