Retirees’ reunion set for Friday
ASHLAND - Retirees and friends of King’s Daughters Medical Center will have a Christmas reunion at 1 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church at 1811 Carter Ave.
Each attendee is asked to bring a covered dish and a toiletry item to donate to abuse shelters and group homes.
For more information, call (740) 646-0235.
Museum to let children in free
PETERSBURG - The Kentucky museum that promotes a literal telling of the history of the Bible is offering free admission to children in 2014.
The free admission to the Creation Museum is for ages 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adult.
In an online posting, museum co-founder Ken Ham said the offer is part of the museum’s “Standing Our Ground — Rescuing Our Kids” theme.
Since it opened in 2007, the museum has drawn criticism for exhibits that scientists say contradict evolution science.
Ham said the museum has collected about $225,000 in child ticket admissions in 2013, so the offer “is going to significantly impact our bottom line.” But Ham said he is hopeful private donations will fill the gap.
KDMC to offer free screenings
ASHLAND - King’s Daughters Medical Center will provide free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday on the Mobile Health Unit at The Neighborhood, 2516 Carter Ave.
No appointment is necessary. Screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, total cholesterol, pulse and respirations. Fasting is not required.
Parent College set at agency
SANDY HOOK - Sarah’s Place will offer Parent College starting Jan. 13. The program will run for six consecutive weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $10 per week; a parent guidebook costs $20. Child care will be available.
The program offers an interactive workshop about how to use nonviolent discipline techniques. Strategies for handling and coping with difficult problems such as drugs, violence and sex also will be offered.
Classes are limited to 12 participants. To register, call (606) 738-4270.
Book signing set for Saturday
ASHLAND - Several locally known Kentucky and West Virginia authors will gather for a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jesse Stuart Foundation.
Participating will be Mark Maynard, Lew Nicholls, Edwina Pendarvis, Carter Taylor Seaton, John and Ramona Heineman, Jim Gifford and Sam Piatt.
FIVCO Area Development District Executive Committee, lunch served at noon at the ADD office.
Retirees’ reunion set for Friday
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Raising the roof
Leaks will soon be a thing of the past at Star Elementary School, where workers are busy putting up a new roof.
Fire at Russell care facility
A care facility for the elderly in Russell was temporarily evacuated following a fire in the kitchen Wednesday night.
Incumbent, newcomer vie for PVA position
A longtime office-holder is facing a rare primary challenge in the Greenup County property valuation administrator race.
Local briefs: 4/18/14
Inspections and roadway patching on Ky. 773’s twin bridges in Carter County will require daytime closures Wednesday and Thursday.
Corps issues safety advice to boaters
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, reminds boaters the areas immediately upstream and downstream of navigation dams on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers have been designated as restricted areas.
Police beat: 4/18/14
The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
Lana Bellamy: Waking up America's youth: 4/18/14
I once read a quote by a man saying the reason today’s youth do not have the same “spunk” as youth in the past is because they do not have inspiration.
Learning about life one egg at a time
Something is hatching — or is at least about to hatch — in classrooms in Lawrence County.
Harmonica enthusiasts will get schooled
From overblows and bends to vibrato and position playing, harmonica players will have an intense course study April 25 and 26 during HarmoniCollege 3.
Jeremy McComb enjoys Tri-State's limelight
Jeremy McComb’s career has been a wild ride, especialy in the last week.
The lead single from his latest album was released on iTunes last week and it was a huge success right from the start.
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