Same-day health schedules offered
ASHLAND - The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department will begin same-day scheduling services on Monday. The change is for all services except the WIC program. Same day means clients will no longer have to make clinic appointments in advance, but can call or walk in at 8 a.m. and get an appointment that day.
Same-day appointments will be taken until the schedule is full for the day. This will make it easier and more convenient for patients to receive services such as family planning, immunizations and cancer screening exams.
Patients are encouraged to call or come in as soon as possible on the day they wish to be seen because appointments will fill quickly.
If a patient needs a follow-up visit, he or she will be given a reminder card with an approximate date to call for another “same-day” appointment.
For more information, visit abchealthdepartment.com or call (606) 324-7181.
Blood drive set at fire station
ASHLAND - The Northeast Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to kick off American Red Cross Month.
The drive will be at the Central Fire Station at 1021 Carter Ave.
AARF seeks items for sale
ASHLAND - The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund is seeking donations for the annual rummage sale.
AARF will accept donations of furniture, clothing, toys, household goods and other items for the sale, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 and 9 at the Kyova Mall in Cannonsburg. Proceeds will go toward vetting bills.
For more information, call Kathy Queen at (606) 922-5157. Donations, which are tax deductible, will be accepted before March 8.
Same-day health schedules offered
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Ashland’s Golden Corral teamed with other restaurants across nation this year to raise $1.5 million to send a total of 3,000 children to Camp Corral.
Burglars steal golf gear
A couple of golf enthusiasts might not make their tee times Saturday because burglars stole golf equipment from their garages.
Music instructor claims age discrimination
The Russell Independent School District is denying allegations of a former band director who claims in a lawsuit the district discriminated against him because of his age.
Financial blunder leads to heated board discussion
In a surprising turn of events, City Manager Ben Bitter’s supervision authority was challenged by the Board of Commissioners after Commissioner Cheryl Spriggs filed a motion to have legal and finance department heads also report to the board in light of a financial blunder by Bitter.
Ashland Mayor Chuck Charles and City Attorney Richard “Sonny” Martin confirmed a new ordinance will be drafted so the department heads of finance and legal counsel will be checked by the board, in addition to Bitter’s current oversight.
Stricter enforcement, diagonal spots endorsed to help downtown
A group of business owners operating along Winchester Avenue — Ashland’s main thoroughfare — asked the Ashland Board of Commissioners to replace current parallel parking spots with diagonal ones, and also for more strick enforcement of a two-hour parking law.
National act takes stage at Boyd County Fair
The Building of Dreams erupted into screams Thursday night at the 2014 Boyd County Fair, as country music fans saw Bucky Covington take the stage.
According to Ellen Keaton, fair board president, Covington was a favorite on season five of Fox’s talent competition series American Idol.
Smoke-free advocates bound for Ashland
Advocates for smoke-free public spaces are touring the state, starting in Ashland, to drum up support for anti-tobacco legislation they hope to pass next year.
Smoke-Free Kentucky is a coalition of organizations and people who support a ban on smoking in all public and work places in Kentucky.
Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.
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