- Aiding classmates
For the first time in anyone’s memory, the state of Kentucky soon will no longer officially designate Ashland as a second-class city.
Texas was the big winner and Kentucky and California were the big losers in Monday’s announcement that Toyota was consolidating it operations in the United States.
University of Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton gave the perfect reason for why the University of Kentucky is considering loosening its long-standing alcohol ban to allow some drinking at some places on UK’s Lexington campus.
Those who are unimpressed by the appearance of the 1949 C&O Railroad caboose the city of Ashland has received as a gift from Kanawha River Terminals should take a few minutes to look at the caboose that now stands by the old railroad depot in downtown Catlettsburg.
Small but key
Efforts to attract a floating restaurant to Ashland’s riverfront have quickly moved past the talking stage with commissioners voting to seek proposals for such an establishment.
By a thread
It took some last-minute political maneuvering by State Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore and some skilled wheeling and dealing to prevent a bill important to AK Steel in Ashland from ending up on the scrapheap of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.
Along the river
Here’s hoping the weather will be as close to perfect as possible on the evening of May 30, as members of the Paul G. Blazer High School class of 2014 gather on the banks of Ohio River for the school’s first graduation on the river that has helped fuel this community’s economy since the time when it was known as known as Poage’s Landing.
Morehead State University is using a highly successful program for outstanding high school juniors and seniors at Western Kentucky University to launch a similar program beginning in the fall of 2015 on the MSU campus.
While virtually all cities in northeastern Kentucky provide their residents with some utility services — water and sewer, mainly, and sometimes natural gas — to the best of our knowledge, Olive Hill is the only town in the FIVCO region with its own electrical company.
- More Opinion Headlines