Paul to speak at Ashland forum
ASHLAND - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will speak at a public forum at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Trunk or treat set at YMCA
ASHLAND - The Ashland Area YMCA will host trunk or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
‘Cosmic Journey’ to air tonight
MOREHEAD - The public programs for Morehead State University’s Star Theater for October will be “Cosmic Journey.”
“Cosmic Journey” will be shown at 6 p.m. today, followed by “Laser Pink Floyd — The Wall” at 7 and “Laser Pink Floyd — Dark Side of the Moon” at 8.
Programs will continue Saturday, with showings of “One World, One Sky” at 1 p.m., the new, live program “Moons of the Solar System” at 2:15 p.m. and “The Night Sky Over Morehead” at 3:30 p.m.
Selected laser music shows can contain unedited language.
“International Observe the Moon Night” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and weather permitting.
Road work set in Carter County
GRAYSON - Main Street will get about a mile of new blacktop this fall as part of a half-million-dollar Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway improvement project.
Contractors are installing new handicapped-accessible sidewalk ramps and plan to begin paving operations next week along U.S. 60 from Powers Street to the Little Sandy River bridge in Grayson.
Paving is also being scheduled along a four-mile section of U.S. 60 west of Gregoryville, from Aden Road to Ky. 182.
Alley Holler reunion set
CATLETTSBURG - Alley Holler Reunion No. 9 will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bates Field. There will be live music and games. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish, a dessert, drinks and seating.
For more information, call (606) 739-9362 or (606) 922-5255.
C&O retirees’ breakfast today
RUSSELL - The C&O Retirees will have breakfast at 9 today at Golden Corral restaurant. The 2013 cardholders will eat free.
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Jesse Stuart Foundation celebrates 35 years
The annual Jesse Stuart Foundation Open House from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 will be a huge celebration.
Hagerman talks law with Rotary
At Monday’s lunchtime meeting of the Ashland Rotary Club, Boyd County Circuit Court Judge C. David Hagerman summed up current local legal trends — and how cases, courts and criminals have changed during his 20-plus year tenure.
POLICE BEAT: Houseguest steals valuables, nabbed at pawn shop
Fish and houseguests both stink after three days — and much less time when a visitor pockets valuables without permission.
Iconic Gate City bank torn down after partial collapse
This weekend, Catlettsburg’s downtown silhouette lost one of its longest-lived landmarks.
Demolition workers began to tear down one of the Gate City’s oldest downtown buildings following the former Catlettsburg National Bank’s partial collapse.
Study shows room for parking improvement
It has been suggested that the parking layout along Winchester Avenue should change, bringing the city’s main thoroughfare down to two lanes.
Anti-smoking tour kicks off in Ashland
A scan in 2009 that was supposed to show doctors what was causing Deborah Cline’s eye problems by chance revealed the cancer in her lung.
Two years later, Roger Cline watched his wife die of lung cancer. Deborah Cline was 59 and had never smoked.
Gate City landmark demolished
The historic Catlettsburg National Bank Building was being taken down after the front dormer window collapsed on Sunday.
Local counties see drop in unemployment
Boyd County was one of 117 counties that saw a decrease in its unemployment rate between June 2013 and June 2014.
Big Boy to open Aug. 11
The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant will open Aug. 11, and when it does it will be business as usual from day one: the eatery will open its doors to the early breakfast crowd at 6:30.
SOAR meeting at MSU Aug. 6
Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers as part of a "Health Impact Series" under the new Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative.
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