Grimes swing through northeastern Kentucky
U.S. Senate candidate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes made a campaign sweep through northeastern Kentucky on Monday, stopping in Louisa, Ashland and Olive Hill.
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Food vendor charged in slaying back to selling
A Louisville hot dog vendor who is free on bond after being charged with murder in a suspected case of road rage has returned to selling hot dogs at his long-time perch in front of the courthouse.
2 charged with punishing child with hot sauce
Two people have been charged with criminal abuse after police say they force fed hot sauce and vinegar to a 4-year-old girl on several occasions.
Paul blends privacy with civil rights in speech
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul blended his message of libertarian-fueled privacy policies with civil rights-inspired criminal justice reforms during a speech Friday to the National Urban League’s annual convention in this presidential battleground state.
RONNIE ELLIS: Fancy Farm only days away
We’re just days away from the annual Fancy Farm Picnic and political free-for-all which used to be the “official” beginning of fall campaigns in Kentucky.
07/25/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
Golden Corral sends children to camp
Ashland’s Golden Corral teamed with other restaurants across nation this year to raise $1.5 million to send a total of 3,000 children to Camp Corral.
Burglars steal golf gear
A couple of golf enthusiasts might not make their tee times Saturday because burglars stole golf equipment from their garages.
Music instructor claims age discrimination
The Russell Independent School District is denying allegations of a former band director who claims in a lawsuit the district discriminated against him because of his age.
Financial blunder leads to heated board discussion
In a surprising turn of events, City Manager Ben Bitter’s supervision authority was challenged by the Board of Commissioners after Commissioner Cheryl Spriggs filed a motion to have legal and finance department heads also report to the board in light of a financial blunder by Bitter.
Ashland Mayor Chuck Charles and City Attorney Richard “Sonny” Martin confirmed a new ordinance will be drafted so the department heads of finance and legal counsel will be checked by the board, in addition to Bitter’s current oversight.
Stricter enforcement, diagonal spots endorsed to help downtown
A group of business owners operating along Winchester Avenue — Ashland’s main thoroughfare — asked the Ashland Board of Commissioners to replace current parallel parking spots with diagonal ones, and also for more strick enforcement of a two-hour parking law.
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