Boyd offices get clean audit
FRANKFORT - Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin and Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones both received clean audits from State Auditor Adam Edelen.
State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff and county clerk.
The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance in either office.
Flood study topic of Carter meeting
OLIVE HILL - A public meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Olive Hill Senior Center will provide information about the Tygart’s Creek Watershed Flood Study and Mitigation Evaluation Draft Report Review.
Residents may comment on such issues as flooding, alternatives to the project or other pertinent issues.
Blazer ’93 class to have reunion
ASHLAND - The Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 1993 will have its 20-year class reunion Friday through Sunday.
A casual-dress mixer will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Callihan’s in the Kyova Mall. A buffet-style dinner will be from 7:30 from 11:30 p.m. Saturday at The Railroad Depot at 99 15th St. The event will be cocktail attire with dancing and a cash bar.
There will be a family picnic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the high school, under Building 1. Food will be provided by Giovanni’s Pizza. Attendees should bring their own nonalcoholic drinks.
Classmates will have access to the campus to tour at their leisure.
For more information or to RSVP, join the Blazer Alumni ’93 group on Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s-Ironton celebration set
IRONTON - St. Mary’s Medical Center will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of its Ironton campus with a community event Saturday.
It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton at 1408 Campbell Drive. Free refreshments, including hot dogs, cupcakes and yogurt provided by Tropical Moon, will be part of the celebration, as well as children’s inflatables. Free health screenings will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Air Evac Lifeteam will officially open its new helicopter hangar on the Ironton campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Air Evac will also have a helicopter demonstration at 1 p.m.
Wurtland Elementary School council, 4:30 p.m.
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Jeremy McComb enjoys Tri-State's limelight
Jeremy McComb’s career has been a wild ride, especialy in the last week.
The lead single from his latest album was released on iTunes last week and it was a huge success right from the start.
Festival to showcase new plays
The ACTC New Play Festival will feature 10 student and faculty written plays (short scenes, monologues, ten-minutes, one acts) that will premiere at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at J.B. Sowards Theater on campus.
A ride to remember
Riding 50 miles a day is no big deal to Amy Whelan.
Melodies & Masterpieces returns Friday
Anyone strolling through downtown Ashland at lunchtime Friday will have a chance to enjoy the artistry of one of the area’s most-respected guitarists as Chris Kitchen kicks off the return of the Melodies & Masterpieces series on Judd Plaza.
MSU professor appointed state geographer
Dr. Gary O’Dell, a professor of physical geography at Morehead State University, was named state geographer in January.
Bill to benefit AK Steel
During the 11th hour of the General Assembly, a bill extending important sustainable incentives for AK Steel’s Ashland Works was pushed through for approval Tuesday night.
House Bill 483 was created to extend the plant's incentives provided by the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act in 2004.
Pathways begins autism services
Pathways has extended its community outreach in a big way by providing services for families facing autism.
Lena Harmon, central director for the company's Kentucky Impact Youth Council, said these services can save families the trouble of being added to long queue lines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Harmon said she has heard some families testify having to wait up to 12 months for appointments in faraway cities.
Russell academic new dean at OUS
Nicole Pennington chose a two-year community college degree track in 1991 because she wanted to enter the nursing work force with as little delay as possible.
1936 Indian lasting wedding gift
When it came time to present his future wife with a symbol of his undying devotion, Virgil Erskine gave her a 1936 Indian motorcycle instead of a diamond ring.
“I’ve always called it my wedding present. It’s my diamond ring,” said Charlene Erskine, explaining she and her husband were married at Sturgis, S.D., in 1983, found the antique Indian Sport Scout in 1984 and had it restored and on the road in 1985.
Boyd Democrats take floor at Elks
Boyd County Democrats met at the Elks Lodge for a matchup between candidates for two of the hottest primary races in Boyd County: sheriff and judge-executive.
The candidates, sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club, each took to the podium to face the crowd Tuesday night and discuss the candidacy and platforms for the race that is still over a month away.
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