Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 23, 2013

Words of thanks

The Independent

ASHLAND — Boyd County Public Library’s ninth annual Hands that Touch a Heart campaign yielded 2,726 handmade cards:  2,326 went to men and women serving in Kentucky units in  Afghanistan. The remaining 400 were delivered to residents of local nursing homes and assisted living centers.

We thank the following: Boyd County Central; South Ashland United Methodist; Ashland Head Start; Crabbe Elementary Cool Camp; Daisy Girl Scouts; Crafty Divas; Oakview. Crabbe and Ponderosa elementary schools;  Fairview and Ashland schools; Faith Christian Academy; Boyd County Middle School; Kyova Writers; Girl Scout Troop 248; Catlettsburg Elementary WOW program; Horenziak family; PTK Chapter at ACTC; KDMC Child Development; King’s Daughters Community Service; Rock Hill High School; Poage Elementary; Meade Station Church of God; South Ashland Family Resource Center (and Visually Impaired program); Ashland Child Development Center; Noah’s Ark; and St. Lawrence school.

Every year, we are touched by the messages of love expressed in the cards.

Amanda Gilmore, Community Relations Coordinator, Boyd County Public Library


The Raceland-Worthington High School Spanish Honor Society thanks everyone who assisted the club in organizing the 2013 Spanish Honor Society Convention. It’s been a learning experience for the club to plan an  event with over 200 students attending. The surrounding community has been an amazing help.

First, the club thanks Moore Street Tabernacle in Ashland for its generous donations.  We also thank Raceland-Worthington Superintendent Larry Coldiron, the Board of Education, and Raceland Principal Mickey Dixon, and Vice Principal Tom Collins.

Next, we thank Cannonsburg Walmart, Grace Methodist Church, and Ram’s Dairy Bar for their help. We give a big shout out to DSI for the awesome shirts. We thank the Raceland fire department and police department for keeping the incoming students safe.

This event could not have been possible without the efforts of all of the parents and volunteers who have assisted in the planning of the convention.

Kendall Baker, Secretary, RWHS Spanish Honor Society


On behalf of the family of Laura Katherine (Houck) Dalton, we thank the staff of Kingsbrook Life Care Center which cared for our mother for eight years.

Mom passed away on Feb. 11, and we thank everyone who cared for her so wonderfully and personally. During the last five days of her life, we were all so graciously seen to our every need.

We are so grateful for such a place as Kingsbrook Life Care Center.

Betty Duvall, Lorraine Sargent, Juanita Cordle, and husband Jame Dalton