Holiday grief seminar offered
ASHLAND - Community Hospice will offer a holiday, community-based grief program called “Coping with the Holidays” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Community Hospice offices at 1480 Carter Ave.
The seminar is for anyone who has suffered a loss and is facing the holidays without the loved one.
The seminar will be presented by Community Hospice’s professionally trained bereavement counselors. Participants will receive guidance about coping with loss during the upcoming holiday seasons, understanding the grieving process and learning how to enjoy the holidays while still honoring the loved ones.
For more information or to reserve a space, call (606) 329-1890 or (800) 926-6184.
Denominational leader to visit
ASHLAND - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1930 Winchester Ave., will host the Rev. Dr. Todd Adams, the associate general minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
Adams’ primary responsibilities are in supporting the stewardship ministry of congregations throughout the denomination.
He was recently interviewed by Faith & Leadership, a forum for leadership education at Duke Divinity School. In the interview, he talks about the challenge of funding the work and ministry of congregations in North America.
First Christian in Ashland has been ranked as a top 100 congregation in the denomination because of its support of missions beyond the congregation and in overall practice of ministry.
For more information, go to FirstChristianChurch.org.
Church to sponsor trunk or treat
ASHLAND - Trunk or treat will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Wildwood Baptist Church at 3414 Charles St. Featured will be games and free hot dogs, chips and candy. In the event of rain, activities will be moved inside.
Holiday grief seminar offered
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Jeremy McComb’s career has been a wild ride, especialy in the last week.
The lead single from his latest album was released on iTunes last week and it was a huge success right from the start.
Festival to showcase new plays
The ACTC New Play Festival will feature 10 student and faculty written plays (short scenes, monologues, ten-minutes, one acts) that will premiere at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at J.B. Sowards Theater on campus.
A ride to remember
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Melodies & Masterpieces returns Friday
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MSU professor appointed state geographer
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Bill to benefit AK Steel
During the 11th hour of the General Assembly, a bill extending important sustainable incentives for AK Steel’s Ashland Works was pushed through for approval Tuesday night.
House Bill 483 was created to extend the plant's incentives provided by the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act in 2004.
Pathways begins autism services
Pathways has extended its community outreach in a big way by providing services for families facing autism.
Lena Harmon, central director for the company's Kentucky Impact Youth Council, said these services can save families the trouble of being added to long queue lines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Harmon said she has heard some families testify having to wait up to 12 months for appointments in faraway cities.
Russell academic new dean at OUS
Nicole Pennington chose a two-year community college degree track in 1991 because she wanted to enter the nursing work force with as little delay as possible.
1936 Indian lasting wedding gift
When it came time to present his future wife with a symbol of his undying devotion, Virgil Erskine gave her a 1936 Indian motorcycle instead of a diamond ring.
“I’ve always called it my wedding present. It’s my diamond ring,” said Charlene Erskine, explaining she and her husband were married at Sturgis, S.D., in 1983, found the antique Indian Sport Scout in 1984 and had it restored and on the road in 1985.
Boyd Democrats take floor at Elks
Boyd County Democrats met at the Elks Lodge for a matchup between candidates for two of the hottest primary races in Boyd County: sheriff and judge-executive.
The candidates, sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club, each took to the podium to face the crowd Tuesday night and discuss the candidacy and platforms for the race that is still over a month away.
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