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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KDMC, OLBH collaborate for colon cancer awareness
Colon cancer rates are particularly high in eastern Kentucky, a statistic that could stem from low levels of colon health education, Gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison said at the Ashland Town Center on Friday.
Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
Update: ECHS senior killed in Boyd County crash
The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
Whitlatch addresses lawsuits in open letter to community
New King’s Daughters CEO Kristie Whitlatch is keeping her pledge to be open to the community - even when it comes to bad news.
Train show coming to Greenbo
The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will host its 31st annual Tri-State Model Train Show on March 15 and 16 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
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