Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

March 28, 2013

News in brief: 3/28/13

ASHLAND — Massie to host

meeting tonight


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.

Prisoner contract

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.

Ashland Panera

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.


Woman indicted

in Morehead


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.


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  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
    Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
    The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
    This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

    The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.

    April 23, 2014

  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

    April 23, 2014

  • Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday

    A public debate among the candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Flatwoods will take place next week.

    April 22, 2014