Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 7, 2013

Local in brief: 5/8/13

Staff reports
The Independent

RUSSELL — Children’s choir to perform today

RUSSELL - The Watoto African Children’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashland Plaza Church of the Nazarene, 784 Diederich Blvd.

The choir, which will perform as part of the “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation!” tour, has traveled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

2 charged in Carter meth bust

GRAYSON - Kentucky State Police on Tuesday arrested two in a raid on a suspected methaphetamine-making operation in Carter County.

Melissa B. Gollihue, 40, of Grayson, and William D. Lawson, 34, of Sandy Hook, were lodged in the Carter County Detention Center, both charged with manufacturing meth and first-degree drug possession.

According to a release from the Ashland KSP post, troopers responded to a residence on Karen Circle in Grayson after receiving a tip of meth lab operating there. A search of the residence and adjacent outbuildings turned up a meth lab, finished product and several meth precursors.

During the search, a trooper was exposed to meth fumes and was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center for evaluation, the KSP said. He was released after treatment.

The case remains under investigation by Trooper David Hobbs.

Pair charged with heroin dealing

SOUTH SHORE - Authorities in Greenup County arrested a woman from South Shore and a man from Columbus, Ohio, on heroin-trafficking charges over the weekend.

Heather Anderson, 34, and Rodney “Slim” Baxter, 37, were lodged in the Greenup County Detention following a raid on Anderson’s residence in the 28000 block of U.S. 23 in South Shore by the FADE Drug Task Force.

FADE said it had previously purchased 1.15 grams of heroin from Baxter at the residence, which prompted the issuance of a search warrant.

Anderson was arrested at the residence. Baxter was arrested after a traffic stop. Authorities found nearly $9,000 cash in his vehicle.

The search turned up other evidence of drug trafficking, including concealable safes and drug paraphernalia.

Anderson and Baxter were charged with first-degree drug trafficking and engaging in organized crime. 

FADE was assisted by Greenup County Sheriff’s Department and the South Shore and Flatwoods police departments.

Blood drive set in Greenup

GREENUP - The Greenup County Health Department will host an  American Red Cross community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. May 16.

Donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and feel well prior to giving blood. A photo identification or Red Cross donor card is required. Appointments are not necessary.

To make an appointment, call (606) 473-9838.

Free cemetery  workshops set

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Historical Society will host a series of free cemetery preservation workshops.

Locally, one is set for Saturday at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill for those living in Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Elliott counties.

To register, call (502) 564-1792, ext. 4404 or email AnnG.Johnson@ky.gov.

Teen end-of-year parties planned

ASHLAND - Teens who have attended a program at the Boyd County Public Library this year are invited back for a year-end celebration May 14 at the main branch, and on May 16 at the Kyova branch. Both start at 6 p.m.

While the program is designed for teens who have attended other BCPL programs this school year, new teens are also welcome.

Weather permitting, the party will include outdoor activities. Those who attend should dress appropriately.

Information about the library’s summer reading program for teens, “Beneath the Surface,” will be presented. Food will be provided.

To learn more about library programs and services, visit thebookplace.org.

Boyd Relay For Life upcoming

ASHLAND - The American Cancer Society will host Relay For Life of Boyd County to raise awareness about cancer May 17 at the Fairview football field.

Teams camp overnight, each with the goal of keeping someone on the track at all times.

Relay For Life opens as cancer survivors take the first lap. Highlighting the evening is a Luminaria Ceremony of Hope after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember loved ones lost to cancer. The luminaria candles line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the importance of their contributions.

For more information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/boydky.

Rummage sale at local church

WORTHINGTON - Friendship Old Regular Baptist church will host a rummage sale, bake sale and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Philadelphia Association Building on Riverside Drive.

Periodic water outages set

CATLETTSBURG - Periodic water outages from 10th to 13th streets in Catlettsburg will occur today and Thursday, which will create a boil-water advisory.

Plant exchange set for Saturday

ASHLAND - A perennial plant exchange will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ashland Community and Technical College parking lot on Oakview Road.

Participants are asked to bring perennials that have been divided to be traded for new plants.

Those with no plants to trade may receive growing information.

For more information, call Lori Bowling, Boyd extension agent for horticulture, at (606) 739-5184 or Karen Coburn at (606) 326-2129.

Student art show Thursday

RUSSELL - The Russell High School art show will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Bellefonte Pavillion, 2000 Ashland Drive.

Live music and refreshments will be provided.



Boyd County Extension District board,
4:30 p.m. at the extension office.

Staff reports