Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 28, 2014

News in brief, 03/01/14

ASHLAND — Ohio man dies in stabbing


An Ohio man died as the result of a stabbing Thursday evening.

Jason L. Ellis, 36, of South Point, suffered a stab wound to the neck during an altercation with his wife at the couple’s home on Township Road 1019 in South Point, Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.

The incident occurred about 6:25 p.m. The couple’s two children were home at the time, Lawless said.

Following the stabbing, Ellis’ wife drove him to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

Ellis’ body was taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston, where an autopsy will be be performed.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, Lawless said.

Calvary plans pancake dinner


While some celebrate Shrove Tuesday — the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the six weeks of Lent leading up to Easter — by having wild parties at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnival Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the congregation of Calvary Episcopal Church observes the day much more quietly by having pancakes, and they are once again inviting the community to join them.

The church’s annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be from 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church’s fellowship hall at the corner of Winchester Avenue and  14th Street in downtown Ashland. The cost is $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family.

Having pancakes on Shrove Tuersday is a tradition in England, and as the American version of the Church of England, many Episcopal churches have imported that celebration  to this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

The church promises all-you-can-eat pancakes on Tuesday night as a final feast before Lent, when many Christians diet or give up sweets.

Carter schedules makeup days


The Carter County Board of Education has scheduled make-up days for days missed because of inclement weather.

Students were in school on Monday, which was originally scheduled off for President’s Day. Two days will be taken from spring break, March 31 and April 1.

Depending on legislative action and decisions by the Kentucky Department of Education, five of the 19 missed days may not have to be made up. Other days could possibly be excused.

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