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.
Ashland man facing charges
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Morgan judge-exec arrested
Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley was arrested Monday by federal agents on charges stemming from an alleged bid-rigging, bribery and kickback scheme.
Conley was charged with four counts of mail fraud and one count each of theft from a program receiving federal funds and conspiracy to money-laundering in an indictment returned Thursday by a U.S. District Court grand jury sitting in Frankfort. The indictment was unsealed on Monday.
State ed commissioner’s warning not idle threat
Local school officials say Kentucky legislators should take seriously remarks state education Commissioner Terry Holliday made last week on the dismal state of school funding.
Holliday warned of widespread teacher layoffs and more financially failing districts if the General Assembly does not restore state funding to 2009 levels.
Healthgrades: OLBH among top 5% for patient experience
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital is among the top 5 percent in the nation for patient experience as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physician and hospitals.
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Carter County sheriff’s deputies arrested four in a drug raid on a residence on Damron Mayo Road on Thursday.
Students dedicate performance to late coach
Facing adversity at a young age was a tough challenge for the TechnoKats team in this year’s First Lego League 2013 Challenge Qualifier at Ashland Community and Technical College, where students from Boyd County Middle School not only dealt with engineering problems with their first Lego bots, but also had to overcome a difficult grieving period after the passing of their coach, Catherine Wallace.
Kentucky Power files for conversion of Unit 1 at Big Sandy plant
Kentucky Power has filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission to convert Unit 1 at the company’s Big Sandy Power Plant near Louisa from a coal-fired unit to a natural gas-fired unit.
Paramount's new director seeks input
The new director of the Paramount Arts Center says he is seeking the thoughts and ideas of the community for future shows and programs at Ashland’s historic showplace.
Trial in beating death will begin today
The trial of a Carter County man accused in the New Year’s Day 2012 beating death of another man is scheduled to begin today in Carter Circuit Court.
Man claims to have sold thousands of pills
A Boyd County man arrested last week on a drug-trafficking charge told an informant he had moved more than 3,000 oxycodone pills within “a couple days,” the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department said.
Sunday's 'Messiah' Sing overcomes wintry adversity
Icy conditions drew back just long enough for the first local “Messiah” Sing in 15 years to proceed Sunday, attracting a surprisingly strong attendance in spite of the slush.
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