Giving Tree signups extended
ASHLAND - Because of lower-than-expected turnout, CAReS will accept signups for the Giving Tree from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
After signups are closed, no additional families will be accepted.
Still no city manager hiring
ASHLAND - The Ashland Board of City Commissioners met in recessed session Thursday and again adjourned without hiring a new city manager.
The meeting was recessed until 2 p.m. Wednesday, at which time the process will resume, Mayor Chuck Charles said.
The commission is seeking to hire a successor to Steve Corbitt, who is retiring at the end of the year.
ACTC offering free haircuts
ASHLAND - Cosmetology students at Ashland Community and Technical College are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the college with free haircuts next week.
The students will offer the cuts from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the cosmetology building, which is at the entrance to the student parking lot on Oakview Road.
Students also will be offering free haircuts and styling for Locks of Love donors who have 10-inch or longer ponytails. The donated hair will be made into wigs for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and may be made by calling (606) 326-0565.
Also, the department will have an open house from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Giving Tree signups extended
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First lady recognizes Morehead Trail Town status
Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear said Morehead’s achievement in finally reaching “Trail Town” certification exemplifies the strength and dedication of the small town community during her address Tuesday at the Rowan County Arts Center.
McConnell co-sponsors bill to protect correctional officers
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell co-sponsored legislation to help protect correctional officers and staff at Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities.
Focus on law enforcement
Members of several local and regional law enforcement agencies hit the streets of downtown Ashland Tuesday armed with digital cameras and assignment sheets as they completed in-service photography instruction through the Department of Criminal Justice.
Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue
A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
State’s longest trail system turns 35
The Sheltowee Trace was officially dedicated as part of the National Recreation Trail system in 1979. After 35 years, the trail remains Kentucky’s longest distance trail, estimated at 307 miles.
Pancake releases new album
The top of the Sky Tower in downtown Ashland was booming Saturday night with music from Larry Pancake’s new album “Fair Weather Friend.”
Telephone scammer fleeces man of $5,000
A telephone scammer claimed another area victim when a Williams Avenue man paid $5,000 after the con artist told him he had won a sweepstakes but had to pay taxes on the prize money before collecting it, according to Ashland Police Department reports.
Murder defendant pleads guilty on lesser charge, sentenced to 8 years
One of four charged with murder in a 2008 double killing pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday just before his trial was to start.
MIA Rush Marine to rest in Arlington
Finding Dottie McCoy’s uncle after 71 years was the biggest part of the struggle.
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