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Principal gets facetime with McConnell, Rogers
Prichard Elementary principal Jason McGlone got the chance recently to hold face-to-face meetings with powerful congressional leaders, and used the opportunity to lobby for increased educational funding.
McGlone, who is president of the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, met with Kentucky’s senior senator, minority leader Mitch McConnell, and with Rep. Hal Rogers, who chairs the House appropriations committee.
Power off in Greenup area
The power between U.S. 23 and the Ohio River in the city of Greenup will go off at 4 p.m. with hopes of restoring by 9 p.m., according to Kentucky Power.
Road condition update
Crews are making progress on clearing state highways now that sunshine has traded places with snow and sleet, according to District 9 of the Kentucky Department of Highways.
Area blanketed with snow; schools cancelled
The ice and snow that clobbered the area Sunday night and this morning has led to widespread school closings to start the week.
Health department closed today
The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Signal out at U.S. 23 and Diedrich Boulevard
A power outage has shut down the traffic signal at U.S. 23 and Diedrich Boulevard north of Ashland at the Boyd-Greenup county line.
Celebrating dads and daughters
Some fathers and daughters were able to continue a bonding tradition, while others began one, on Saturday night at Paul G. Blazer High School.
Locals shine at amateur talent contest
With a powerful voice guided by gospel confidence, Susan Taylor claimed first place in the adult division of the recent “A Night at the Apollo” amateur talent contest celebrating Black History Month in Ashland.
Ex-custodian's federal suit
The Greenup County School District is seeking dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed last year by a former custodian alleging his employment was terminated for racially motivated reasons and as retaliation for him filing complaints about his treatment with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Man charged for threatening woman with straight razor
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