Former teachers proud of new CEO
Excitement accompanied the news that Boyd County’s own Kristie Flannery Whitlatch was named president/CEO of King’s Daughters Health System. Kristie’s diligent efforts in her series of nursing and leadership roles, combined with her innate abilities and educational achievement, have earened her hearty congratulations.
The news release reported that Kristie graduated fom Boyd County High School. At BCHS, Kristie took classes in the business department and was an active members and officer is the Future Buisiness Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, which at that time averaged around 250 members. Many of these former FBLA members have become accomplished business professionals.
As Kristie’s former high school business teachers and FBLA chapter advisers, we want her to know that her advancement to the CEO position at KDMC has brought excitement and pride to these two retired high school business teachers and FBLA advisers.
Marsha Blevins, Ashland, and Janice Sturgill, Catlettsburg
Former teachers proud of new CEO
PAUL CHITWOOD: Ruling on same-sex marriage defies state constitution
News that U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn once again usurped the will of Kentucky voters is tragic and disappointing. By declaring gay marriage legal in the commonwealth, Heyburn defied the essential, foundational governing document that ensures order and justice, the Constitution of Kentucky.
In a state like Kentucky with the number of adults who have not graduated from high school is much higher than the national average, undereducated adults have been encouraged to earn high-school equivalency degrees by studying for, taking and passing the General Educational Development (GED) test.
Primary election sends messages
The voters — or at least the minority who took the time to go to the polls Tuesday — have spoken, with Boyd County voters sending mixed messages in the county-wide races that gathered the most attention.
Click it or Ticket
"Click it or Ticket” is a phrase used so often in recent years most of us hardly give it a thought.
Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.
05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014
Magolene Spears Fraley, 84, of Wurtland, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Morehead State graduate student Kayla Keeton, who received her undergraduate degree from MSU last spring and is now studying for her MBA at the school, has received a $5,111 grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to help her start Belles of the Bluegrass, a high-tech wedding planning business.
Recovery Fest celebrates kicking addiction
The wet weather no doubt impacted the size of the crowd at Saturday’s Recovery Fest 2014 at Veterans Riverfront Park in Ashland, but there were plenty of reasons for addicts who are now drug free to celebrate and for speakers like State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, and others to talk about the impact the prescription drug epidemic has had on this region and for others to distribute literature and offer words of encouragement that could convince some to seek help in their battle with their drug addictions.
In Your View 5/13/14
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