Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 16, 2013

Local briefs: 09/17/13

OLIVE HILL — Woman killed in Carter accident

OLIVE HILL - A Lexington woman died Sunday after her car wrecked on I-64 in Carter County, according to Kentucky State Police.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. near the Carter-Rowan county line when 53-year-old Myong S. Tran, who was traveling east, lost control of her car and swerved into the median, according to police. She overcorrected and swerved back across the road and hit the embankment.

Tran was thrown from the car. She was taken to St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead and then to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Tran was not wearing a seat belt.

Multiple meth labs discovered

CANNONSBURG - Deputies found 51 portable meth labs at a Cannonsburg residence, according to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

The one-step labs were found at a mobile home on Martin V Drive, according to deputies.

Deputies found 11 of the labs when they went to the mobile home to investigate a domestic violence complaint early Sunday, and at about 6 p.m. Sunday they returned and found 40 more.

Deputies are seeking indictments of three in connection with the labs; the three were found close to the trailer park.

‘Marriage Savers’ coming to area

MOREHEAD - The Family Foundation is bringing Mike McManus of “Marriage Savers” for a 10-city tour of Kentucky the first week of October to give a fresh vision of marriage to pastors and laity on the frontline of ministry. He will address the opportunity to create Community Marriage Covenants among church leaders to help better equip new couples getting married as well as to help strengthen and renew existing marriages.

 The area meeting will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at First Church of God at 576 Sunset Drive in Morehead.

McManus is the author of numerous books on strengthening marriages and reducing divorce while highlighting the myths that suggest cohabitation is a model or a preparation for marriage. He has also written a weekly syndicated column since 1981 titled “Ethics and Religion.” His counsel for preparing, building and restoring marriages has proven successful everywhere it has been implemented — in more than 200 communities and 10,000 churches nationwide.

Each free event will be about two hours long and will include a 60-minute presentation and a time of Q&A and interaction.

For more information, call (859) 255-5400.

Local golfer state tourney winner

WORTHINGTON - LaVerne Cox of Worthington, a member of the Bellefonte Country Club Women’s Golf Association, won the Super Senior Division at the 2013 Kentucky Women’s Senior Tournament on Sept. 10 and Wednesday at Woodson Bend Resort in Bronston.

Cox posted  rounds of 96 and 99, for a tournament total of 195.  

SA fundraiser continues

ASHLAND - The fall segment of the “Seasons of Sharing” campaign for the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter is under way.

Residents are asked to remember the homeless each season by donating items such as laundry detergent, bleach, dishwashing detergent, trash bags, cleaning supplies, plastic eating utensils and paper products, including toilet tissue, luncheon napkins, paper towels and paper plates. Cash and clothing donations are also encouraged.

The autumn theme is “Don’t fall back on your giving. Remember the plight of the homeless and share!” Donations will be accepted at the SA at 2212 Carter Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; the thrift store on the side of the building from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; or the shelter, across from the store, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week. Receipts are available at all locations.

For more information, call the citadel at (606) 324-5751.

Lily’s Place open house Sept. 28

HUNTINGTON - Lily’s Place, a recovery center for babies born exposed to drugs, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at 1320 Seventh Ave. Donations of baby items and money will be accepted, and there will be tours of the nonprofit facility, set to open next month. Lily’s Place T-shirts will be for sale.

For more information, call (304) 523-5459 or visit lilysplace.org.

 

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