Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 28, 2013

Local briefs - 1/29/13

ASHLAND — 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.

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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