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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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.
Coal severance funds have gone lot of directions
It was supposed to be different. When Kentucky started sending half of its coal severance taxes back to coal-mining counties, it was supposed to be used for economic development in anticipation of the days when coal would no longer dominate the coal-field economy.
Morgan judge-exec arrested
Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley was arrested Monday by federal agents on charges stemming from an alleged bid-rigging, bribery and kickback scheme.
Conley was charged with four counts of mail fraud and one count each of theft from a program receiving federal funds and conspiracy to money-laundering in an indictment returned Thursday by a U.S. District Court grand jury sitting in Frankfort. The indictment was unsealed on Monday.
State ed commissioner’s warning not idle threat
Local school officials say Kentucky legislators should take seriously remarks state education Commissioner Terry Holliday made last week on the dismal state of school funding.
Holliday warned of widespread teacher layoffs and more financially failing districts if the General Assembly does not restore state funding to 2009 levels.
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