Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

June 13, 2013

Local briefs: 6/13/13

ASHLAND — Church to host rummage sale

ASHLAND - An indoor rummage, hot dog and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church.

JSF will be at Huntington event

ASHLAND - The Jesse Stuart Foundation will participate in the Word and Song Café at Old Central City Days on Saturday and Sunday.

 The event is part of the annual festival on 14th Street West in Huntington.

The foundation will staff a booth and will have books for sale. Huntington author Bob Barnett will be at the foundation booth signing copies of his books “Growing Up in the Last Small Town in America: A West Virginia Memoir” and “Hillside Fields: A History of Sports in West Virginia.”

 The café will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Gazebo area of Old Central City.

KDMC to offer heart screenings

ASHLAND - King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer the following free healthy heart with EKG screenings:

‰2 p.m. June 21 in the Kentucky Heart Institute Offices, Suite 230, Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St.

‰10 a.m. June 27 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at City National Bank Cedar Knoll, 10700 U.S. 60.

A KHI specialist will review screening results.

The screening, which includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, is sponsored by KDMC in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Fasting is not required.

Required appointments  may be made by calling (888) 377-KDMC (5362).

D-Day program set at museum

ASHLAND - World War II veteran Lowell Perdue will present “My D-Day Beach Landing” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center.

Perdue, a Navy veteran who served during World War II, will discuss some of his experiences during the monthly Military History Roundtable Meeting of the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society.

Perdue’s hourlong presentation will focus on the invasion of Normandy, France. During the invasion, Perdue was driving a landing barge which was hit and destroyed by German artillery while shuttling troops to Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

For more information, call Matt Potter at (606) 547-2607.

Guardrail work set this week

ASHLAND - Weather permitting, contractors will replace guardrail on two sections of Ky. 3 and Ky. 1 in Boyd and Greenup counties this week.

 Motorists should watch for lane closures and flaggers at the following work locations:

 ‰Thursday, on Ky. 3 in Boyd County from Country Club Drive extending north to Ky. 1937.

 ‰Friday, Ky. 1 in Greenup County from 650 feet north of Dysard Road extending north to CB Cove Road-Kay Street.


Text Only
Local News
  • News in brief, 07/31/14

    About 450 marijuana plants were confiscated during an eradication effort in Lawrence County on Tuesday.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731facelift1.JPG 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.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • Fairview school district being investigated

    State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • ‘Arts in the Vines’ will be in conjunction with U.S. 60 Yard Sale

    Offering a different taste of life in Carter County, the owners of RockSprings Winery are inviting locals and visitors to the U.S. 60 Yard Sale to spend some time in their vineyards during the first “Arts in the Vines” from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

    July 30, 2014

  • Grimes zeroes in on women’s issues with latest ad

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is out with a third television ad posing questions from Grimes’ supporters to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    July 30, 2014