ASHLAND — The City of Ashland Board Commissioners meeting will be Thursday at 2 p.m. instead of the orginally schedued 7 p.m. because of schedule conflicts.
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KSP posts collect more than 18,000 pounds of food
The Kentucky State Police posts in Ashland and Morehead together collected more than 18,000 pounds of food to assist needy families in the region.
Woman reports more than $3,700 in fraudulent charges
The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
Ashland added as firefighter physical testing site
As part of a new national law effective Jan. 1, 2014, all career firefighters must pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test before being hired by a department.
Ashland Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Ray and Chief Scott Penick requested for the Kentucky Commission to bring the test to Ashland to help make the certification process more convenient for the area.
Prior to this, the only other fixed testing sites were in Winchester and Louisville.
Board votes to change Verity to Ashland Middle School
Ashland will begin the next school year with a new-look middle school that also has a new name.
The school board voted unanimously on Monday to change the name of Verity Middle School to Ashland Middle School. However, when the name change officially happens is still an uncertainty.
The school is currently undergoing a $11.9 million renovation that will be completed before the next school year. The middle school will begin housing sixth-graders, along with seventh- and eighth-graders it currently provides for, in two years.
Police searching for school vandals
Students at East Carter High School spent an atypical morning in the gymnasium Wednesday as they waited on custodians, school staff and Carter board employees to clear away signs of vandalism from the hallways.
Ronnie Dotson, superintendent for the Carter County Board of Education, found himself helping his co-workers clean off fire extinguisher goo out of individual lockers, desks and walls.
State expected to have moderate growth in next 2 years
The state will see moderate growth in revenues over the next two years, according to the group of outside economists who develop the projections, but not quite as much as they’d hoped when they last looked at the numbers in October.
VIDEO: Phil Robertson suspended from 'Duck Dynasty' for anti-gay comments
Following his anti-gay comments, the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch has been put on "hiatus indefinitely."
A Christmas song for St. Jude
Local musician Eddie Riffe said he simply felt like doing something nice for the holidays — and for charity — when he decided to record his own rendition of a classic country Christmas song, “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy,” made famous by Buck Owens in 1965.
Candidates file in Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence
With just more than a month before the deadline, candidates continue to file their intentions to seek elected offices throughout the region.
eFiling introduced in state courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts introduced eFiling to Kentucky state courts this week.
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