Buzzard removal plan implemented
ASHLAND If you live near AK Steel Sports Park, the gunshot sounds you may have been hearing the past couple evenings are no cause for alarm.
Kentucky fish and wildlife officials are attempting to get rid of the black-headed buzzards that have been nesting behind the park by using simulated shotgun sounds.
The simulations began Sunday and will continue for the next five days, according to the Ashland Police Department. The simulators will be set off at dusk or shortly after dark each evening. The hope is the noise will cause the birds to migrate elsewhere.
2 hurt in Carter crash
GRAYSON Two Elliott County residents were injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Ky. 7 in Carter County.
The wreck occurred about 8:10 a.m. about a mile from the Ellott-Carter County line, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
According to the KSP, Joel Dearmon, 33, of Ashland, was southbound on Ky. 7 when his 2004 Chevrolet van veered into the northbound lane and collided with a 2009 Chrysler driven Alfred Brown, 73, of Sandy Hook.
Brown and a passenger, Vivian Brown, 68, both were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for what the KSP said were non-life-threatening injuries. Dearmon refused medical treatment at the scene.
Seat belts were in use by the occupants of both vehicles, the KSP said.
Greenbo trout stocking today
GREENBO LAKE Greenbo Lake will be stocked today with 5,500 rainbow trout, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The time of the stocking, which could be postponed if there is inclement weather, wasn’t announced.
Community garden in Ironton
IRONTON Gardening experts will conduct a presentation on community gardening at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Building Mains Rotunda. Melissa Stewart, an agriculture and national resources specialist at West Virginia State University, will talk about small gardening skills and Ironton’s upcoming community garden.
The presentation is free. Sponsors include the Appalachian Weed Control Partnership, OUS, and Ironton in Bloom.
Buzzard removal plan implemented
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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.
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.
APD renews interest in officer’s 1910 shooting
More than a century has passed since Officer William Johnson was shot by a C&O fireman “on a drunken rampage,” and the chief of today’s Ashland Police Department is still seeking information about the time between the shooting and the officer’s death from related causes 13 years later.
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