Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 28, 2014

News in brief, 03/01/14


ASHLAND — Crews preparing for bad weather


State snow-clearing crews in northeast Kentucky are monitoring the potential for ice and snow late this weekend, and are prepared to respond when the wintry blast hits the region.

Most of Kentucky is under a winter storm watch, as National Weather Service forecasters say rain Sunday will likely change to freezing rain and sleet then snow in the afternoon and overnight hours, with the greatest risk along and north of the Mountain Parkway.

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews have been pre-treating roads with brine in some areas today, as well as readying plows and salt trucks, chainsaws and other storm response equipment. District management will closely watch weather forecasts this weekend, and will call in state and contract crews if needed ahead of the storm so roads can be treated as quickly as possible.

Boyd registrations set for March 10


Registration for the 2014-15 school year for the Boyd County Head Start/Preschool Programs and Boyd County kindergarten will be March 10.

Registration for Head Start and preschool programs will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Early Childhood Learning Center-South, 12862 Ky. 180, and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at The Early Childhood Learning Center-North, 1100 Bob McCullough Drive.

Parents should bring child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of 2013 income. Proof of income may include: check stub, 2013 income tax return, 2013 W-2 statement or written statements from employer or proof of: Child Subsidy, KTAP, SSI or Kinship. Before enrollment can be complete, a physical and current immunization certificate must be on file.

To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2014. Parents should bring child’s birth certificate, Social Security card  and a current immunization certificate.

If Boyd County Schools are canceled on March 10, registration will be the next day school is in session.

For more information about any of these registrations, call (606) 928-8001 or 928-8022.

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