2 arrested on drug charges
IRONTON - Authorities on Thursday arrested two men on indictments stemming from an ongoing investigation into cocaine and oxycodone trafficking in Lawrence County.
Members of the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force and the Ironton Police Department arrested Chris Brown, 36, of Cincinnati, and John Spencer, 19, of Ironton, at the intersection of Chestnut and South Ninth streets, Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson said.
During the arrests, officers seized 9.3 grams of cocaine and more than $1,100. Police also arrested a woman on an unrelated Ironton Municipal Court warrant.
Fairview seeks council apps
ASHLAND - Nominations for members of the 2013-14 site-based decision-making council at Fairview Elementary School will be taken Monday through May 10.
For more information, call the office at (606) 325-1528. Voting will be until 2 p.m. May 17 in the school office.
No bloodmobile in Ashland today
ASHLAND - The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will not be making its regular monthly visit to the Ashland Central Fire Station today.
The visit has been canceled because the bloodmobile’s collection staff is undergoing training on a new reporting system. The Central Fire Station blood drive for today will not be rescheduled, but the bloodmobile will again be at the fire station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7.
“We appreciate the blood donors who support our blood drives in this area. Unfortunately, canceling the May 3 drive was unavoidable,” said Vicki James, executive director of the Red Cross’ Northeast Kentucky Chapter. “The staff training will give the Red Cross updated technology to better serve our donors and partners. I hope those donors affected will come to the next drive at the Central Fire Station.”
Mall to host expo for Mother’s Day
ASHLAND - The Ashland Town Center will have a Mother’s Day expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Vendors will be set up throughout the mall showcasing inspiring and interesting gifts and services in time for Mother’s Day giving.
Guests can visit with representatives from areas, including beauty and accessory trends, health care, finance and food.
Vendors will include Paparazzi Jewelry, the Origami Owl, the Ashland Credit Union, The Pottery Place, the Ashland Plaza Hotel, Lia Sophia, KDMC Pediatric Care, Mary Kay and Orange Leaf.
2 arrested on drug charges
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Historic building being razed
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.
MSU moving business admin. program online
Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has announced its bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems has moved totally online beginning the fall 2014 semester.
Thefts, fraud reported to APD
The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
Raceland couple join Peace Corps
A couple from Raceland will travel to the Republic of Botswana on Aug. 10 to begin training as volunteers in the Peace Corps.
Missing Boyd inmate returns to jail
The Boyd County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Saturday turned himself back in to the Boyd County Detention Center on Sunday.
Hills alive with Old Time Music
The hills surrounding Morehead were alive again this weekend with the sounds of fiddles, banjos and deep Appalachian voices that help keep old time mountain music alive in a modern world.
Bill Clinton coming to eastern Kentucky to stump for Grimes
By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI News Service
GLASGOW — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
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