Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 2, 2013

Local in brief: 5/3/13

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IRONTON — 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.

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