Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

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.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0419sciencehs.JPG Russell High School wins State Science Olympiad

    The long ride home from Bowling Green was tinged with disappointment for Russell High School students who believed they’d finished as also-rans in the state Science Olympiad last weekend.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419sciencems.JPG Russell Middle School state Science Olympiad champions

    From identifying hundreds of insects to designing and operating mechanical contraptions that just look like insects, a team of Russell Middle School students took their research and technical skills to the Science Olympiad in Bowling Green last week and came back state champions.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419melodies0148.jpg Kitchen jazzes up downtown lunch hour

    Some came to enjoy the relaxing sounds of cool jazz and traditional tunes at lunch, while others attended in hopes of picking up a few tricks from a master musician as guitarist Chris Kitchen kicked off the Melodies & Masterpieces concert series in downtown Ashland Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sparks, Waddell in Carter Coronor’s race

    Incumbent George A. Sparks of Grayson will face challenger William Waddell of Olive Hill in the Democratic primary election for the Carter County coroner’s seat.

    April 18, 2014

  • 04/18/2014 — What's Happening

    Local news

    April 18, 2014

  • Bill3.jpg 'Dreams'

    It was in her own death that Donna Schoonover helped William Schoonover redefine his life.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • guyp-rodnew.jpg 'Uplifting people'

    The snow kept gospel singer Guy Penrod chilling a little longer than it should have this spring.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418star0024.jpg Raising the roof

    Leaks will soon be a thing of the past at Star Elementary School, where workers are busy putting up a new roof.
     

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire at Russell care facility

    A care facility for the elderly in Russell was temporarily evacuated following a fire in the kitchen Wednesday night.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Incumbent, newcomer vie for PVA position

    A longtime office-holder is facing a rare primary challenge in the Greenup County property valuation administrator race.

    April 18, 2014