Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 17, 2013

Local briefs: 4/18/13

RACELAND — Pancake meal will be Saturday

RACELAND - An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Raceland Community Center.

The event is a fundraiser for the annual Race Days celebration.

Raceland 5K run scheduled

RACELAND - The Historic Raceland 5K Run will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, with registration at Raceland city park starting at 6 p.m.

There is a $15 entry fee (register at tristateracer.com) or $20 on the day of the race. The first 150 to register will receive T-shirts.

The event is a fundraiser to help pay for brochures for the Raceland Historical Walking Tour, which will be designed by students at Worthington Elementary School. For more information, call (606) 369-4403.  

Ashland church to honor pastor

ASHLAND - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1930 Winchester Ave., will host a reception following the Sunday morning worship service to celebrate Senior Pastor Ike Nicholson receiving his doctorate of ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary.

Nicholson has been senior pastor of the church since May  2004. He is a 1992 graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia and received a master of divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1995. He came to Ashland after pastoring congregations in West Virginia and Maryland.

Nicholson has been active in community affairs, serving on the boards of nonprofits and as president of the Ashland Area Ministerial Association. He is board president of United Ashland Ministries, an advocacy and education group for affordable housing for seniors, and is a volunteer chaplain for the Ashland Police Department.  

Nicholson is a charter member of the Friends of Jordan, an ecumenical organization of Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy that promotes economic development in the Holy Land.

During the reception, there will be a presentation of gifts and Nicholson will speak. Activities are expected to start around 12:15 and last about an hour in the fellowship hall. In addition to the congregation, event facilitator Susan Gabbert is hoping other friends will attend.

Nicholson and his wife, Shauna, were married in October 2005. They have a son and a daughter.

BCMS seeks council apps

SUMMIT - Nomination applications for parent members of the 2013-14 site-based decision-making council at Boyd County Middle School will be taken from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Monday in the main office.

A parent council member must be a parent, stepparent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school during the parent’s term of service. Additional information is included on the application. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school.

Child celebration slated at church

GREENUP - “Celebrate the Child,” an event to support families, will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Greenup Christian Church. The free event will feature inflatables, door prizes, refreshments, child safety fingerprinting, face painting, health and eye screenings and a disc jockey.

Tree seedling giveaway set

WURTLAND - The Greenup County Conservation District’s tree seedling giveaway will be next week. Species include flowering dogwood, Chinese chestnut, hazelnut, pecan, black cherry, Eastern redbud, black walnut and white pine. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24-26 at the office adjacent to Bridgeport Equipment on U.S. 23 in Wurtland or at the public library in South Shore from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 and 26.

Seedlings are limited to six per household for landowners in Greenup County only.

For more information, call (606) 833-0180.

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