Halloween event set at Don’s
ASHLAND - Don’s Men’s Shop will have a Halloween theme to its 64th anniversary celebration on Saturday in downtown Ashland.
Halloween contests for children and adults, a pet costume contest and a pumpkin contest are planned starting at 3:30 p.m. between 15th and 16th streets.
Gate City council to meet Monday
CATLETTSBURG - Catlettsburg City Council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss advertising for bids for demolition of the old bank building. An executive session to discuss personnel is also planned.
Hydrant-flushing set in Wurtland
WURTLAND - The city will flush hydrants from 3 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 through 8. For more information, call the city building.
Trunk or treat slated at church
ARGILLITE - Argillite Church of the Nazarene on Ky. 1 will host trunk or treat and a children’s costume parade at 10 a.m. Sunday. Costumes are acceptable, but nothing too scary. There will be two prizes for adults with the best decorated trunks.
Ceremonial handshake set
LOUISVILLE - Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, chairman of the House Local Government Committee, and Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett will be at the Dupont Manual-Male football game on Friday to participate in the post-game handshake between the teams.
The effort will demonstrate the men’s commitment to sportsmanship among Kentucky’s high school athletes. The two will address concerns about the recent KHSAA policy about organized handshakes following competition.
Stolen UK tickets recovered
MIDLAND - Kentucky State Police on Wednesday recovered a set of stolen 2013 University of Kentucky basketball tickets and arrested the person who was allegedly attempting to sell them.
Jackie M. Baty, 23, was charged with receiving stolen property and lodged in the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Morehead KSP post.
The KSP said it received a complaint of a suspicious person at the Frosty Freeze restaurant in the Bath County community of Midland. When a trooper arrived, he learned Baty was attempting to sell the tickets, which had been stolen from his neighbor in Clay City.
The tickets for the Wildcats’ home opener were missing, but all the others were recovered, the KSP said.
Boyd County Board of Elections, 10 a.m. in the clerk’s office.
Boyd County Extension District board, 4:30 p.m. at the office at 2420 Center St., Catlettsburg.
Halloween event set at Don’s
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Manslaughter trial begins
One fact upon which the attorneys in a Carter County manslaughter trial that began on Tuesday agreed is that the victim in the case, Heath Toney, died from a blow to the head.
But, on matters such as how that blow was struck and who did it, they parted company.
CAReS facing needs for Christmas
’Tis the season to be giving.
Trish Hall, the executive director of CAReS, reports that 540 families signed up for the CAReS Giving Tree for help this Christmas season. There are 58 children up to the age of 16 included among those families.
Dancing With Our Stars benefit event will team locals with professionals
Locals and professional dancers will be teaming up for an evening of entertainment that will benefit Ashland’s Highlands Museum and Discovery Center.
Museum director Carol Allen announced the Dancing With Our Stars event Tuesday evening in downtown, introducing the dancers and encouraging community participation and support for the evening at the Boyd County Community Center on Feb. 8.
“I love the program ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” Allen said, explaining she enjoyed dancing before a bad knee denied her of the activity.
Local briefs: 12/11/13
Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley, whose county was devastated by a tornado, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Kentucky Colonels Sixth-Grade Showcase
Kentucky Colonels Sixth-Grade Showcase results from Section 34 on Saturday.
WWII aircraft topic at military roundtable
Dr. Stephen Young will share his experiences with 31 of the world’s most legendary prejet aircraft on Thursday for the final East Kentucky Military Historical Society Roundtable of 2013.
Police beat: 12/11/13
The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
Wurtland rolls back payroll tax
Acceding to the demands of opponents, the Wurtland City Commission rolled back a recently enacted payroll tax Tuesday.
Cell arts for Carter anticipated in '14, Grayson City Council learns
Alerts for weather, Amber Alerts and national security will automatically be sent to mobile phones utilizing Carter County cell towers by the start of the new year, Grayson City Council member and Assistant Emergency Management Director Joanne Dunfee hopes.
Politics of coal severance
If you want to be governor of Kentucky, especially a Democratic governor, you must look to the hills of eastern Kentucky.
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