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.
Church to host rummage sale
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Cathey, 35, rejects plea agreement
A man accused of manslaughter rejected an eleventh-hour plea agreement on the third day of his trial in Carter Circuit Court.
Testimony continued Thursday in the case of Clifford “Boomer” Cathey, 35, of Grayson, who’s charged with first-degree manslaughter in the 2012 New Years' Day beating death of Heath Toney, 42, also of Grayson.
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Ponderosa student wins highway poster contest
Fourth-grader Morgan Leigh Lewis of Ponderosa Elementary knows her way to the Governor’s Mansion.
Habitat project on Cave Run focus of meeting
The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 to explain an upcoming habitat project on Cave Run Lake. The meeting will be at the Morehead Conference Center, located at 111 East Main St. in Morehead.
‘Big Bang Theory’ star to speak at MSU
Mayim Bialik, best known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the popular television sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” is making a big bang around Morehead.
Several cases of identity theft reported
A man living in the 2300 block of Beech Street on Tuesday reported someone had opened two credit card accounts in his name without his knowledge and run up more than $1,800 in charges on them.
City tax incentive approved
The Ashland Board of City Commissioners on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a new tax-incentive program designed to enable the city to better compete with other cities in the Tri-State for new businesses and new jobs.
Under the program, new employers will be able to qualify for rebates of the city’s payroll tax of up to 50 percent over five years, and will be able to use the money as they see fit.
Verity overhaul hammering away
While all eyes have been on Putnam Stadium and its recently completed rebuilding plans, work has been going on more or less quietly next door on the major overhaul of Verity Middle School.
Since school started, work crews have completely gutted the third floor and gotten renovations well underway there. They also have laid foundations for a new gym and locker room, and for an expansion of the cafeteria.
CAReS gets $5K gift from KDMC for Christmas
Workers at Community Assistance Referral Services who typically aid low-income individuals found themselves accepting a helping hand when King’s Daughters Medical Center paid it forward with a lofty donation Thursday afternoon.
KDMC employees, including new President and CEO Kristie Whitlatch, arrived at CAReS to personally present the $5,000 check to the staff. CAReS Director Trish Hall was overwhelmed by the generous donation.
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