Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 31, 2013

Local briefs: 11/1/13

ASHLAND — 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.


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    April 22, 2014

  • South Shore clerk gives updates on city building bids, sewer project

    City officials may not have to wait much longer to move from their temporary offices on Main Street into a shiny, new building.

    April 22, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • Recovery center finds home

    The mayor of Grayson said he isn’t concerned about the money a new recovery center will funnel into the city, although he is deeply appreciative of what the proposed facility may be able to offer “people who really need help” recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

    April 22, 2014

  • Olive Hill man charged with shooting wife during dispute

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.
    Robert Tackett, 47, of Olive Hill, was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center on Monday, charged with attempted murder-domestic violence, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.

    April 22, 2014

  • Two of three Greenup commission seats on ballot

    Two of three commission seats are up for grabs in Greenup County this fall, and both will involve primary contests to determine the ballot lineup in the November election.

    April 22, 2014

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    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary updated on Alliance

    Ed Neely, president of the Ashland Rotary Club and chairman of the Ashland Alliance, addressed Rotarians in both capacities during the Monday meeting to give an update on the organization’s recent progress.

    April 21, 2014

  • Prater has been satisfying fans’ hunger for 40 years

    Debbie Prater has satisfied thousands of athletes’, parents’ and fans’ snacking desires for nearly 360 months.
    That’s just about 40 years of serving nachos, popcorn, chili dogs, water and soda from Lewis County’s football, basketball and baseball concession stands, and Prater is retiring after this year’s last pitch.

    April 21, 2014