Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

November 25, 2012

Holiday houses

Highlands Museum’s Tour of Homes to be next weekend

ASHLAND — Six houses will be decked out in all their holiday glory next weekend as they are featured on the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center’s Tour of Homes.

The event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Bus rides will be available at Community Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte, where refreshments will be served to those waiting for a bus.

More adventurous types will just pick up a brochure and a map and are free to find their own way from one house to the next.

Houses on the tour are:

‰Dr. Roland and Becky Benton,

413 Country Club Drive.

‰Dave and Mary Legenza,

502 Amanda Furnace Circle.

‰Kevin and Mary Jo Halter,

207 Princess Drive.

‰Dr. Stacy Caudill,

310 Buena Vista Drive.

‰Ed and Cindy Neely,

No. 3 Kenton Furnace.

‰John Wilsheimer and Mike Ripple,

117 Stoneybrooke Drive.

Ann Wiseman, organizer of the tour, said in planning the tour, she aimed to keep the houses on the tour in a central area. These houses are in Bellefonte.

“For the last year or two, the houses have been spread out more and it’s harder getting the buses,” she said. “It makes for a lot of traveling time so we’re trying to keep hem in a small area.”

She said those who wish to drive themselves instead of taking the bus might find parking difficult and the walk from parking to the house lengthy.

However, the yard of each house on the tour will contain a gingerbread man cut-out to help visitors know they have the right house.

The tour has attracted as many as 1,000, Wiseman said, with visitors coming from Huntington, Louisa and Lexington.

Those who purchase tickets also get admission to the museum to view the gingerbread house display.


Highlands Museum and Discovery Center’s Tour of Homes will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, beginning at Community Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte. Tickets, available at the museum and from members of Ladies of the Highlands, are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, at which time they will be available at the museum and at the homes on the tour.

Text Only
Local News
  • Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday

    A public debate among the candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Flatwoods will take place next week.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ashland couple indicted on grave violation charges

     A man and a woman from Ashland have been indicted for allegedly stealing brass flower vases from graves at Rose Hill Burial Park.

    April 22, 2014

  • South Shore clerk gives updates on city building bids, sewer project

    City officials may not have to wait much longer to move from their temporary offices on Main Street into a shiny, new building.

    April 22, 2014

  • Fate of stray animals in Carter County questioned

    Stray animals in Carter County may be disappearing because no one seems to know exactly where they are going.

    April 22, 2014

  • Recovery center finds home

    The mayor of Grayson said he isn’t concerned about the money a new recovery center will funnel into the city, although he is deeply appreciative of what the proposed facility may be able to offer “people who really need help” recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

    April 22, 2014

  • Olive Hill man charged with shooting wife during dispute

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.
    Robert Tackett, 47, of Olive Hill, was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center on Monday, charged with attempted murder-domestic violence, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.

    April 22, 2014

  • Two of three Greenup commission seats on ballot

    Two of three commission seats are up for grabs in Greenup County this fall, and both will involve primary contests to determine the ballot lineup in the November election.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0423attmurder_tackett.jpg Olive Hill man charged with attempted murder

    A Carter County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary updated on Alliance

    Ed Neely, president of the Ashland Rotary Club and chairman of the Ashland Alliance, addressed Rotarians in both capacities during the Monday meeting to give an update on the organization’s recent progress.

    April 21, 2014

  • Prater has been satisfying fans’ hunger for 40 years

    Debbie Prater has satisfied thousands of athletes’, parents’ and fans’ snacking desires for nearly 360 months.
    That’s just about 40 years of serving nachos, popcorn, chili dogs, water and soda from Lewis County’s football, basketball and baseball concession stands, and Prater is retiring after this year’s last pitch.

    April 21, 2014