Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

October 24, 2013

Local briefs: 10/25/13

ASHLAND — 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.

MEETINGS

Monday

Boyd County Board of Elections, 10 a.m. in the clerk’s office.

Nov. 4

Boyd County Extension District board, 4:30 p.m. at the office at 2420 Center St., Catlettsburg.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0728bank5.jpg Gate City landmark demolished

    The historic Catlettsburg National Bank Building was being taken down after the front dormer window collapsed on Sunday.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • Local counties see drop in unemployment

    Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • 0726bigboy.JPG Big Boy to open Aug. 11

    The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant will open Aug. 11, and when it does it will be business as usual from day one: the eatery will open its doors to the early breakfast crowd at 6:30.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SOAR meeting at MSU Aug. 6

    Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers as part of a "Health Impact Series" under the new Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • MSU moving business admin. program online

    Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has announced its bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems has moved totally online beginning the fall 2014 semester.
     

    July 27, 2014

  • Thefts, fraud reported to APD

    The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
     

    July 27, 2014

  • Raceland couple join Peace Corps

    A couple from Raceland will travel to the Republic of Botswana on Aug. 10 to begin training as volunteers in the Peace Corps.

    July 27, 2014

  • Missing Boyd inmate returns to jail

    The Boyd County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Saturday turned himself back in to the Boyd County Detention Center on Sunday.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0728MoreheadMusic_1457.jpg Hills alive with Old Time Music

    The hills surrounding Morehead were alive again this weekend with the sounds of fiddles, banjos and deep Appalachian voices that help keep old time mountain music alive in a modern world.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bill Clinton coming to eastern Kentucky to stump for Grimes

    By RONNIE ELLIS
    CNHI News Service

    GLASGOW — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    July 27, 2014