Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

January 31, 2013

Local briefs: 2/1/13

WEST LIBERTY — W.Va. man pleads to 1998 murder

WEST LIBERTY - Shane T. Elkins of Wayne County, W.Va., has pleaded guilty in Morgan Circuit Court for his role in the Jan. 22, 1998, murder of Michael Dean Bartley of Ezel.

Information was obtained in August 2011 about the involvement of Elkins and his father, Melvin Elkins, in the murder of Bartley. Elkins, who was in West Virginia’s Mount Olive Correctional Complex and serving a life sentence for the 2007 murder of his father, was extradited back to Kentucky in August 2012 to stand trial for his role in Bartley’s murder.

 Elkins’ final sentencing will be on Feb. 25.

Hemp subject of KET program

FRANKFORT - On the 8 p.m. Monday edition of “Kentucky Tonight” on Kentucky Education Television and at ket.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss industrial hemp.

Scheduled guests are:

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer

Former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller, founder of The Recovering Politician

Dan Smoot, vice president of Operation UNITE

 Viewers with questions and comments may send emails to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at ket.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @BillKET, #kytonight, or on KET’s Facebook page.  

Messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is (800) 494-7605.

Red Caboose event Thursday

HUNTINGTON - The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center inside the Visitors Center at Heritage Station will present “Love is an Art That Comes From The Heart” from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The event will feature local artists who display their creations at the center.  

Wine, Valentines’ Day cookies and chocolate-covered strawberries will be provided by River & Rail Bakery and Bottle & Wedge.  

Drawings for door prizes will take place every hour.

MEETINGS

Monday

Boyd County High School council, 4 p.m., in the conference room.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • BREAKING: APD probes gun report near Blazer campus

    April 24, 2014

  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
     

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

    The King’s Daughters Pregancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Ashland Central Park fountain.

    April 23, 2014

  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

    April 23, 2014

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone