Two charged in
Ohio meth bust
Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested two after finding an active methamphetamine “cook” at a residence in South Point on Tuesday.
Eric Roach, 35, and Mark Wiley II, 30, both of South Point, were lodged in the Lawence County Jail. Wiley was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and possession of drugs; Roach was charged with complicity to the illegal manufacture of drugs.
According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, deputies received a tip of ilegal drug activity at a resident on Township Road 616 and went to investigate. One in the residence fled on foot after confronting a deputy and couldn’t be located.
An investigation revealed a meth cook was taking place in the upstairs of the residence and fumes were being released. The house was secured and the suspects taken into custody.
Run for Roar 5K
The second annual Run for the Roar 5K will be Sunday beside the Boyd County High School soccer field on U.S. 60. Preregistration packets and same-day participants must be at the race site by 2 p.m.
Race-day admission will be $20 for those 14 and older. The elementary/prekindergarden cost is $10 per child.
There will be a one-tenth-mile Kids Fun BUBBLE Run at 2:40 p.m., with individual races for PK through fifth grade. The 5K will start after the children’s race and feature runners, walkers and “shadow runners,” supporters who cannot participate in the race. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
Awards will be presented at 4:15 p.m. In addition to a trophy, the first-place finisher will receive a wrist GPS watch/tracker donated by Next Mile. Door prizes will be presented.
The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department will demonstrate the new APPLE family health, nutrition and fitness program.
Kingsbrook will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the front lobby.
Applications will be taken for licensed practical nurses and student registered nurse anesthetists (all shifts) and registered nurses, part-time during weekends, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call (606) 324-1414.
KSP looking for
Kentucky State Police have issued a warrant on arson charges for Gene A. Glover of Morehead in connection with an ongoing investigation of two separate structure fires on U.S. 60 East in Bath County in the early morning hours of March 20.
Glover’s whereabouts are unknown, but he has connections to Olive Hill, Morehead and Lexington. Those with information about Glover’s location or information about the fires are asked to call the Morehead Post at (606) 784-4127.
CSX doing work
Railroad crossing work performed by CSX Inc. will require traffic restrictions and closures on state highways in Catlettsburg beginning today.
Motorists should watch for flaggers, message boards and detours affecting the following routes: 36th, 34th and 35th streets.
Motorists should heed warning signs and drive with caution near workers and construction equipment.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake
scheduled May 13
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will sponsor the 27th annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake on May 13 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center.
Participants can bowl at 5:30 or 7:30 p.m. Area businesses, companies and other groups are invited to form teams of four or five to will solicit pledges and register to bowl during the event. Intercompany competitions for most funds raised are encouraged. A minimum of $125 in pledges per person is required for participation.
Cumulative prize packages are available based on the amount of funds raised. Event chairman is Jeff Biederman Jr.
For more information, call (304) 522-2191, (606) 329-8799 or (800) 971-2101. Lane sponsorships are available for $150.
The major fundraiser for BBBS helps with the cost of day-to-day operations and services for children.
AARF fundraiser set for Saturday
The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund will have a Spay-Getti dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Transportation Building at 99 15th St.
Raffles are planned and gift baskets will be up for silent bidding. AARF products will be for sale.
The cost is $10 per adult ticket and $5 for ages 12 and younger.
Other upcoming AARF events:
‰May 3 — Westminster on Winchester during the First Friday art walk.
‰May 11 — Adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply, at which time donations will be accepted.
‰May 25 — Putt for Mutts golf scramble at Diamond Links golf course.
Final meeting for trip is Tuesday
Travelers planning to go on the Ashland Senior Center’s trip to Mackinac Island on Aug. 25 through 31 must attend a meeting at noon Tuesday at the center, at which time final payment is due.
Ten seats are still available for the trip, which costs $649 for seven days and six nights.
The trip includes motorcoach transportation, lodging, 10 meals, a guided tour, a carriage tour, a boat ride, sightseeing in Sault Sainte Marie and other tours.
For more information, call Kim Rice at (606) 324-7323.
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Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
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The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
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