Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 10, 2013

4/11/13: News in brief

ASHLAND — 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

slated Sunday


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 job

fair Monday


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.

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  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
    Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
    The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
    This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

    The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.

    April 23, 2014

  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

    April 23, 2014

  • 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