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GREENUP The Greenup County Democratic Executive Committee has named Brenda Martin as executive director. She is the first African American to lead the organization.
ASHLAND Mike Harmon, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, spoke to the Ashland Rotary Monday about the latest audits his office has completed, particularly the findings concerning the office of unemployment.
Carter County Schools postponed the start of school to Aug. 16 due to COVID cases rising in the county, particularly in school-age children. The school district was set to begin instruction Thursday.
Jail bookings over the weekend saw multiple listings with charges on drugs, assault, failure to appear or parole violations, and assault. Big Sandy Regional and Rowan County Detention Centers saw the largest number of bookings among local jails this weekend.
ASHLAND A Westwood man pleaded guilty Monday to two federal drug charges, in connection with a September 2020 traffic stop by the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.
Guidance on COVID policies is being released for schools as they begin in-person instruction again this fall. Masking is mostly a recommendation, but not a requirement. However, school leaders know that can change at any time.
Izzy is The Daily Independent’s Pet of the Week. The 1-year-old tabby mix. According to owner Larae Stewart, Izzy is feisty, independent and a princess. “She enjoys chewing on everything, napping and playing,” Stewart said on the newspaper’s Facebook page.
Dear Readers: According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the disease. With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer secretes insulin, so the patient must take insulin shots. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas secretes insulin, but not enough to keep blood sug…
Raise your hand if you have seashells that you’ve carried home from the beach. eah, my hand is raised, too, but I bought the shells I’m using today (you can get a big bag of them for a dollar!).
ASHLAND Last weekend, Ashland Mayor Matthew B. Perkins titillated folks around the area when he released a concept drawing of the convention center slated for downtown.
RUSSELL It has been said that in order to truly understand another person’s life we should “walk a mile in their shoes.”
CANNONSBURG More than 130 folks packed the Boyd County Community Center Thursday to celebrate one of the unsung heroes in the community: deputy jailers.
LOUISVILLE U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign committee has been fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.
The Ashland Kiwanis Club welcomed members of the non-profit organization White Gravel Mines on Wednesday. White Gravel Mines is a venue located in Minford, Ohio, and hosts events including 5K runs and guided tours through what was once known as the Warren Mines in Minford.
GRAYSON Three men, dressed in suits, took turns sitting in front of the Carter County Board of Education Wednesday during a special meeting to name an interim superintendent.
PORTSMOUTH A correctional officer and four other co-conspirators have been indicted on drug trafficking charges in Scioto County, according to a news release.
TOKYO Before American gymnast Jade Carey took the floor for her unexpected performance in the women’s Olympic all-around final on Thursday, she talked to her teammate, Simone Biles, whose exit from the competition meant Carey got the chance to fill her spot.
CANNONSBURG The interior of the old Elder Beerman smells musty, like the old, abandoned house teenagers break inside to smoke cigarettes and drink whiskey away from the watchful eye of mom and dad.
RUSSELL Just as he did in March, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear deemed a basketball analogy fitting as he spoke to a crowd of about 400 masked people during his visit to King’s Daughters Pavilion on Wednesday evening.
CATLETTSBURG While the biggest news coming out of the Boyd County grand jury was declining to issue charges in connection with the Juneteenth Blazer's shooting, plenty of other people saw their charges stick.
CATLETTSBURG The suspect in a July 12 chase that ended after he struck a tree and went halfway over a hill has waived having a grand jury look at his case, according to court records.
A Huntington woman driving a stolen truck with around 2 pounds of weed and a pilfered gun was taken into custody following a high speed pursuit outside of Ashland, according to court records.
Cases of COVID-19 infections are steadily on the rise, and most of the country is still below the (estimated) 70% threshold needed to begin any sort of herd immunity.
ASHLAND COVID-19’s toll on area students has inspired a community activist and a long-serving establishment to team up to provide another way to mold young minds.
The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department reported 26 new COVID-19 cases on its latest release, which included cases from Saturday through Monday.
FRANKFORT Kentucky stands to eventually reap more than $460 million to combat its opioid-addiction woes as its share from a possible $26 billion settlement with several pharmaceutical companies, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday.
This Week's Circulars
Lorraine Kendall, 100, of Russell, went to dwell in the house of her Lord Jesus on Sunday, August 1, 2021. She was born on November 6, 1920 in Kimball, West Virginia, and was the daughter of Lennie P. Hackler and Ollie Smith Hackler. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her…
Michael Reeves died Friday, July 30, 2021. Services for Mike will be Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service.
- Renovations under way at Camp Landing
- Grayson man charged with attempted murder
- Carter appoints interim superintendent
- City inching closer toward convention center
- Carter delays school due to COVID surge
- From Mayberry, with laughs: Deputy Fife honors Boyd County deputy jailers
- Boyd Econ. Director steps down: Morrison accepts position with Camp Landing
- Love of flowers: Ashland woman turns swimming pool into garden full of blooms
- Stump sinks teeth into local dentistry
- Westwood man pleads guilty to federal charges