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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Promoting sexual assault awareness
Local American Idol contestant Jesse Cline sang at a festival promoting sexual assault awareness at the Historic Transportation Center on Saturday.
Russell resident to attend ceremony
Les Hayes was 20 years old and serving as a light-weapons infantryman when he watched his platoon sergeant, Felix Modesto Conde-Falcon, die during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam.
Sun shines down on home and garden show
Winter weather abated to shine down on the WSAZ Home and Garden show in Huntington over the weekend.
Ky. high court to hear death penalty appeal
The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker.
Initial release on fatal accident was in error
The initial report from the Kentucky State Police on a fatal accident Thursday was incorrect,
Man convicted in brother-in-law’s slaying
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KDMC, OLBH collaborate for colon cancer awareness
Colon cancer rates are particularly high in eastern Kentucky, a statistic that could stem from low levels of colon health education, Gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison said at the Ashland Town Center on Friday.
Details of collision released by KSP
A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Boyd County Thursday evening claimed the life of an East Carter High School senior and injured five others, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
East Carter students mourn teen’s death
Students and faculty at East Carter High School were in mourning Friday following the death of a popular student in a traffic accident the previous evening.
Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an ECHS senior, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of U.S. 60 and Ky. 5 in Boyd County. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down U.S. for approximately five hours.
Update: ECHS senior killed in Boyd County crash
The Independent has learned the identity of the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 Thursday evening.
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