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.
Two charged in
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Bringing music to the season
The Morehead Hometown holidays started Saturday with the traditional tree lighting and local shopping, but ended with what could be the start of a classical musical era.
- Music for the season The Cave Run Symphony Orchestra performed for the first time Saturday night in Morehead during the Holiday Festival.
SOAR summit met with wait-and-see attitude
As organizers kicked off a mountain summit here to discuss ways to diversify the eastern Kentucky economy, the dominant sentiment seemed to be a mixture of skepticism and hope.
Ashland 'treasure hunt' announced
A consortium formed to combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles will host the first of a planned series of geocaching adventures in February.
ACTC worried about student default rate
Recent federal regulations place Ashland Community and Technical College in jeopardy of losing its authorization to dispense student financial aid if it does not pare down the number of former students who default on their loans, said Karen Blevins, dean of business affairs.
Taking Legos from toys to tools
The Ashland Community and Technical College EastPark Campus was transformed into an engineering dream on Saturday as 12 area-teams competed in the region’s first Lego tournament.
Superior Chrysler reports vehicle theft
Superior Chrysler, 1041 Greenup Ave., on Tuesday reported an unknown man took a 2013 Chrysler 300, valued at $25,000, for a test drive and never returned the vehicle.
McConnell House to have Christmas open house
The Heritage, Arts, Science and Tourism Center, the organization that oversees the historic McConnell House, will host a Christmas Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
APD plans holiday drunken-driving crackdown
The Ashland Police Department will be conducting an aggressive drunken-driving crackdown during the holiday season.
Longtime friends team up to design unique river vessel
A trio of old high school buddies recently teamed up to re-engineer and design a river vessel unlike any other.
Rob Lynch, Brandon Layman and Chip Oakley have known each other since their days together at Paul G. Blazer High School and maintained their friendship as they moved on to distinctly different occupations. Lynch now works as a project manager for the McGinnis Sheridan Shipyard, while Oakley became an architect and Layman is the latest generation of his family tackling projects at Ashland Fabricating & Welding. Lynch explained their ongoing cooperative effort began when they were awarded the bid to refurbish a working vessel for Consol Energy and Murray Energy.
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