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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A local theater group is shooting for changing the area’s theater scene.
07/31/2014 — What's Happening
News in brief, 07/31/14
About 450 marijuana plants were confiscated during an eradication effort in Lawrence County on Tuesday.
Painters finishing up work at ACTC
When Ashland Community and Technical College students return to campus Aug. 18, they will find fresh paint, clean windows and pressure-washed brickwork on the college’s original building on College Drive.
Night Moves on tap for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Fairview school district being investigated
State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.
Advisory committee on landfill to meet
Members of the county’s new advisory committee regarding Big Run Landfill enforcement are encouraged to attend the group’s first meeting next week.
Committee facilitator Mike Clevenger of Cannonsburg said the panel will meet the first Monday of each month, starting next week. For now, all meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyd County Community Center.
Highway dedicated in Morehead man’s name
During Wednesday morning’s highway dedication ceremony for late airman Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, the man was honored as a Kentucky hero for dedicating his life to the U.S. Air Force until his untimely death last year.
Stumbo questions Noah’s Ark incentives, backs off on expanded gambling
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of state incentives for a Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in Grant County.
Night Moves for First Friday
A chance to enjoy an evening run through the streets of Ashland will be among the things to do during the First Friday ArtWalk and Downtown Live for August in downtown Ashland from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
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