Ashland man facing charges
ASHLAND - An Ashland man was arrested Monday night on charges of trafficking in heroin, according to a release from the Ashland Police Department.
Matthew Farris, 29, was arrested after the APD executed a search warrant at his home in the 3400 block of Reeves Boulevard. He is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police seized heroin, drug paraphernalia and more than $700 in cash. Additional arrests are pending.
Farris is lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.
Battle of Bands set for July 13
ARGILLITE - Greenbo Lake State Resort Park and the University of Kentucky Extension Fine Arts Program in Greenup County will present Battle of the Bands on July 13 at the park amphitheater, hosted by the local band Mad Dog Mean.
The entry fee is $25 per group. An overall winner will be chosen and awarded $500. Bands can register at the Greenup Extension Office, 35 Wurtland Ave. in Wurtland, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deadline for registration is July 5.
All genres of music are welcome but must be family friendly. Only 20 bands will be accepted — in order of registration. Bands will draw for performance times at 5 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Each band will play two songs. The winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. and the event will end at 11. Judges’ decisions are final.
Admission at the gate is $5. Only performing band members will be given entrance at the stage pass gate. Concessions will be provided by the park.
Sound for the show is sponsored by Precision Orthopedic Inc. and provided by Simply Sound.
Memorial service Sunday
WURTLAND - The Greenup County War Memorial committee will have a Memorial Day Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial Park.
Col. Terrence Maggard of the Russell High School JRROTC will be the featured speaker. Tony Wilson and the Hammond Family will provide music.
RHS JROTC and the James L. Flannery post of the American Legion will assist with the service.
Refreshments will be served by Greenup Amvets Post 95 after the ceremony.
Red Cross drive will be Monday
ASHLAND - The Ashland Town Center will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday near T.J. Maxx.
All blood types are needed. Those who donate will receive a free License to Shop coupon book from the mall.
Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling (800) RED-CROSS.
For more information, visit ashlandtowncenter.com or redcrossblood.org.
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