Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

October 14, 2013

Local briefs: 10/15/13

LOUISA — 25-year-old dies in car accident

LOUISA - A Louisa man has died from injuries suffered in a car accident on Saturday.

James Eric Bentley, 25, died after he lost control of his car, went off the road and hit an embankment, causing his car to flip several times before stopping upright in the middle of the road, according to authorities.

Bentley was driving south on Ky. 3 in Lawrence County. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday showcase set in South Shore

SOUTH SHORE - The South Shore First United Methodist Church Women are planning a Holiday Vendors Showcase on Nov. 2 at the church on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors will be offering a variety of items, including Thirty-one; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Stampin’ Up Scrapbooking and Cards supplies; Tastefully Simple; Scentsy; Lia Sophia jewelry; Tupperware; quilts, crochet and knitted items;  and homemade soap and wood crafts.

There will also be a silent auction and a bake sale.

Dinner, with a choice of either chicken and noodles with roll, dessert and drink or a barbecue dinner with slaw, dessert, chips and drink will be available for $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Vendors interested in the event may call Jean Ann Lemon at (606) 932-9783.

Proceeds will fund mission projects and help buy an electronic chime system that will play hymns into the community.


Text Only
Local News
  • jeremymccombs.jpg Jeremy McComb enjoys Tri-State's limelight

    Jeremy McComb’s career has been a wild ride, especialy in the last week.
    The lead single from his latest album was released on iTunes last week and it was a huge success right from the start.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Festival to showcase new plays

    The ACTC New Play Festival will feature 10 student and faculty written plays (short scenes, monologues, ten-minutes, one acts) that will premiere at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at J.B. Sowards Theater on campus.

    April 17, 2014

  • 0420mongol1.JPG A ride to remember

    Riding 50 miles a day is no big deal to Amy Whelan.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0418melodies.jpg Melodies & Masterpieces returns Friday

    Anyone strolling through downtown Ashland at lunchtime Friday will have a chance to enjoy the artistry of one of the area’s most-respected guitarists as Chris Kitchen kicks off the return of the Melodies & Masterpieces series on Judd Plaza.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418odell.jpg MSU professor appointed state geographer

    Dr. Gary O’Dell, a professor of physical geography at Morehead State University, was named state geographer in January.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill to benefit AK Steel

    During the 11th hour of the General Assembly, a bill extending important sustainable incentives for AK Steel’s Ashland Works was pushed through for approval Tuesday night.
    House Bill 483 was created to extend the plant's incentives provided by the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act in 2004.

    April 16, 2014

  • Pathways begins autism services

    Pathways has extended its community outreach in a big way by providing services for families facing autism.
    Lena Harmon, central director for the company's Kentucky Impact Youth Council, said these services can save families the trouble of being added to long queue lines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
    Harmon said she has heard some families testify having to wait up to 12 months for appointments in faraway cities.

    April 16, 2014

  • Russell academic new dean at OUS

    Nicole Pennington chose a two-year community college degree track in 1991 because she wanted to enter the nursing work force with as little delay as possible.

    April 16, 2014

  • 1936 Indian lasting wedding gift

    When it came time to present his future wife with a symbol of his undying devotion, Virgil Erskine gave her a 1936 Indian motorcycle instead of a diamond ring.
    “I’ve always called it my wedding present. It’s my diamond ring,” said Charlene Erskine, explaining she and her husband were married at Sturgis, S.D., in 1983, found the antique Indian Sport Scout in 1984 and had it restored and on the road in 1985.

    April 16, 2014

  • Boyd Democrats take floor at Elks

    Boyd County Democrats met at the Elks Lodge for a matchup between candidates for two of the hottest primary races in Boyd County: sheriff and judge-executive.
    The candidates, sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club, each took to the podium to face the crowd Tuesday night and discuss the candidacy and platforms for the race that is still over a month away.

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone