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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About 450 marijuana plants were confiscated during an eradication effort in Lawrence County on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Fairview school district being investigated
State education investigators were scheduled to arrive in the Fairview school district this morning to interview school officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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