to win cash
Ashland Animal Rescue Foundation is collecting computer ink cartridges, printer toners and old cell phones and laptops in hopes of winning cash.
The Recycle Rumble National Contest will award the nonprofit that collects the most recyclables $5,000. Second- and third-place winners also will receive cash awards. AARF currently is in third place.
Collecting for the contest will continue until April 1, but AARF recycles the items year-round.
Donations may be dropped off at the kennel on Ky. 5, at Ashland Animal Clinic on 13th Street or with any AARF member.
AARF also will have a supply drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at the Walmart on Riverhill Road.
Girls’ Night Out will be March 27
Girls’ Night Out will be at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the Flatwoods branch of the Greenup County Public Library.
The library will screen the movie “Diana.” For more information, call (606) 836-3771.
Crafters sought for festival
The Dogwood Festival is seeking crafters such as glass blowers, blacksmiths, soap makers, silversmiths, leather workers and wood carvers who are willing to demonstrate the craft during the festival, which is scheduled for April 24 through 27 in Piketon.
For more information, email Mike Davis at email@example.com or write to him at Pike County Dogwood, Inc., Box 813, Piketon, OH 45661.
The free workshop Planning for Long Term Care will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Center for Health Education and Research Room 102-E at 316 W. Second St.
This live, interactive program, presented by the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association, will provide participants with valuable knowledge about planning for longterm care.
Registration is required. Call Sarah Tarrant at (859) 323-1331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Deadline to register is April 15.
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OEA to investigate Fairview
State investigators are scheduled to arrive in the Fairview School District Thursday morning, The Independent has learned.
Stumbo says Bissett 'handpicked' by McConnell
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said Wednesday there’s an obvious reason the president of the Kentucky Coal Association has publicly defended Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of the coal industry.
Acoustic jam night at Callihan's
With the onset of patio season, the staff at Callihan’s American Pub & Grill have adopted a new program for Wednesday’s open-invitation entertainment with the all new Callihan’s Acoustic Jam Session, providing a stage for local talent and a spotlight for a featured musician each week.
Golf scramble will benefit Paramount Arts Center
Paramount Woman’s Association’s seventh annual Ladies’ Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 11 at Bellefonte Country Club.
MARK MAYNARD: Parking, history, and some wiffleball
The calendar flips to August tomorrow and some students in the area will be back in school next week.
Students need better counseling to contribute more to the region, working group says
A group studying how education can lift the economy of Appalachian Kentucky has several ideas, including a “counseling for careers” approach that would begin for students no later than middle school and continue through high school.
Tensions rise among city commission members
The controversy about City Manager Ben Bitter’s moving expenses revealed a division in the Ashland Board of City Commissioners.
Ambulance flips on Winchester
One minor injury was reported after a passenger car collided with an ambulance at the intersection in front of the Paramount Arts Center on Winchester Avenue around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Independent videographer Adam Black witnessed the accident and reported the ambulance was traveling south of Winchester with lights on and siren activated when it was struck in the rear quarter panel by a passenger vehicle that had a green light for the intersection and failed to yield for the emergency vehicle.
Grimes campaign comes to Lexington
A recent poll that has twice previously shown Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a slim lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has McConnell up by two points.
U.S. 60 yard sale will be Friday and Saturday
Bringing bargain shoppers from miles around, the U.S. 60 Yard Sale officially begins Friday morning in Carter County.
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