Massie to host
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-4th, will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Ashland Community and Technical College’s College Drive Campus at 1400 College Drive.
Town halls are part of Massie’s tour across the district to meet constituents and listen to their concerns.
For more information, call (606) 324-9898 or email Lorenz.Isidro@mail.house.gov.
on Carter agenda
The Carter County Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 10 a.m. today at the courthouse. On the agenda: discussion of a Federal IGA Agreement contract, which deals with money the county receives for federal prisoners, and first reading of the jail budget.
Boyd clerk offices
closed on Friday
Offices of the Boyd County clerk will be closed Friday. The Kyova Mall office will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and the Ashland office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
set for April 6
The For Jamie’s Sake Prompalooza will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Kyova Mall in the room across from the Hallmark store.
Girls in foster care can pick up free dresses and accessories for prom night. A makeup station and a fashion show will start at 4. Tuxedos will be available for boys.
Donations are still be accepted for dresses, accessories, shoes and other prom-oriented items.
For more information, call (606) 327-5511.
part of program
Panera Bread will host a “Pieces of Hope” cookie campaign at its West Virginia cafes and Ashland store to mark National Autism Awareness Month.
On Tuesday through Saturday, patrons can purchase exclusive Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookies, with all proceeds donated to Autism Speaks.
Preorders for cookies can be placed at paneracovelli.
A Rowan County grand jury has returned an indictment of criminal abuse first degree against Christina A. Carroll, 18, of Morehead.
The charge is the result of an investigation that originated in October, in which Kentucky State Police Detective Toby Gardner responded to St. Claire Regional Medical Center in reference to an injury to Carroll’s 11-month-old child.
On Tuesday, Trooper Keith Howard arrested Carroll on the indictment warrant. She was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. The investigation continues.
Massie to host
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- Music for the season The Cave Run Symphony Orchestra performed for the first time Saturday night in Morehead during the Holiday Festival.
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ACTC worried about student default rate
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Taking Legos from toys to tools
The Ashland Community and Technical College EastPark Campus was transformed into an engineering dream on Saturday as 12 area-teams competed in the region’s first Lego tournament.
Superior Chrysler reports vehicle theft
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McConnell House to have Christmas open house
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APD plans holiday drunken-driving crackdown
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Longtime friends team up to design unique river vessel
A trio of old high school buddies recently teamed up to re-engineer and design a river vessel unlike any other.
Rob Lynch, Brandon Layman and Chip Oakley have known each other since their days together at Paul G. Blazer High School and maintained their friendship as they moved on to distinctly different occupations. Lynch now works as a project manager for the McGinnis Sheridan Shipyard, while Oakley became an architect and Layman is the latest generation of his family tackling projects at Ashland Fabricating & Welding. Lynch explained their ongoing cooperative effort began when they were awarded the bid to refurbish a working vessel for Consol Energy and Murray Energy.
APD renews interest in officer’s 1910 shooting
More than a century has passed since Officer William Johnson was shot by a C&O fireman “on a drunken rampage,” and the chief of today’s Ashland Police Department is still seeking information about the time between the shooting and the officer’s death from related causes 13 years later.
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