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WASHINGTON Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained by his faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

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Failure to appear, parole or probation violations and warrants are among the common charges in weekend jail bookings. Other frequent charges include public intoxication and driving while intoxicated.

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ASHLAND A large number of concerned residents braved cooling temperatures and uncooperative rain early Saturday morning for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Ashland. 

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SOUTH SHORE It would be safe to say that local woman Heather McDowell enjoys Halloween. The South Shore (Shultz Creek) woman likes the holiday so much that she doesn’t let inconveniences such as not being able to find premade decorations she liked slow her down one bit. Instead, she used her…

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The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department announced 119 new cases of COVID-19 on its Friday release, which included cases from Tuesday through Friday. The health department also listed another death — a 75-year-old male has died after having tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Daily Independent’s Pet of the Week is Roman. Roman is a nine-month-old Boxer/German Shepherd mix, according to owner Randy Helton. Roman “loves his chewy toys and bones,” Helton said, and “he’s a licker.” Helton said his dog “sprints like a greyhound!” 

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Greenup County Emergency Management and Russell Police issued a Golden Alert for Mark Allan Hall, a man missing from the Russell Convalescent Home at 407 Ferry Street. Last contact with Hall was Friday, Oct. 15, at around 7 p.m.

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ASHLAND Miss Kentucky United States Faith Fountain has returned from the Miss United States pageant with a title that might be the most important one.

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ASHLAND ’Tis the season for all things surreal and spooky, for an indulgence in our considerations of the things that go bump in the night. Some locations seem to lend themselves better to these considerations, whether it be the old decrepit house that has sat abandoned for decades, or a str…

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ASHLAND Holly Forbes celebrated with friends and family at the Delta Hotel Thursday following a four-chair turn on “The Voice.”

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ASHLAND The Ashland City Commission Thursday recognized the newest additions to the city’s fire and police departments.

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CATLETTSBURG A Boyd County jury recommended a former jail sergeant serve 15 years in prison for the 2018 death of 40-year-old Michael Lee Moore.

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CATLETTSBURG A former Boyd County Detention Center Sergeant was convicted Wednesday evening of reckless homicide and various degrees of criminal abuse in the 2018 death of 40-year-old Michael Lee Moore, bringing to a close an eight-day trial in Boyd County Circuit Court.

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ASHLAND DeDe’s Barber Shop has had a journey to get to the spot it is now. DeDe Button said this is the final location.

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CATLETTSBURG Essential workers and volunteer first-responders in Boyd County will receive a bonus using American Rescue Plan Act funds this year and next year.

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GREENUP Greenup County E911 Director Buford Hurley discussed the recent flooding in Russell, and the probable cause for depth of water in those areas, during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. Hurley said he had spoke with Russell Mayor Ron Simpson, who had declared a state of emergency.

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A former Bath County Deputy Sheriff pleaded guilty on Tuesday to enticing a minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, according to the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Kentucky.

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The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department listed the 100th COVID-positive death involving a Boyd County resident in its latest release.

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CATLETTSBURG The former Boyd County Detention Center sergeant at the center of a manslaughter case took the stand Tuesday, telling the jury he couldn’t do anything to stop his deputies.

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CATLETTSBURG Statements between a former deputy jailer accused of taking part in killing an inmate in 2018 didn’t match the video in the case, a Kentucky State Police detective testified Monday in trial.

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Gus is The Daily Independent’s Pet of the Week. The 5-month-old Australian Labradoodle loves car rides, sitting outside with his mom and aunt, and taking naps on the cool-air vent, according to owner Claire Jordan. One of Gus’s favorite activities is going on a ride with his mom and getting …

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GRAYSON Fresh Start Health and Treatment Center officially opened an office in Grayson with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Grayson Chamber of Commerce. Fresh Start Health Systems Operation Manager Kristina Holtzapfel said the new location will serve Carter County and surrounding areas.

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RUSSELL Huston Street in the City of Russell was the place to be for a variety of barbecue on Saturday. Area patrons turned out to sample the offerings from 10 different BBQ masters, and the aroma filled the streets, blending with the sound of live music from local musicians.

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Several areas of the Russell/Bellefonte region flooded as a deluge descended upon that portion of Greenup County on Friday afternoon just after Russell schools dismissed.

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