Elliott burglary foiled by police

SANDY HOOK - The Elliott County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police arrested a Sandy Hook man on Wednesday inside a beauty salon that police believe he was trying to rob.

Joseph A. Carter, 18, was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after police responded to a call of someone breaking into Kay’s Beauty Shop in Sandy Hook.

Police found Carter inside the shop and took him into custody without incident.

During the course of the investigation, Carter was also charged for burglarizing the Elliott Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, the Elliott County Attorney’s office and the Elliott County Judge-Executive’s office. No additonal details were available at press time.

Police said they were able to recover approximately $12,000 in stolen property.



BCMS schedules available next week

ASHLAND - New-student orientation will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Boyd County Middle School.

Sixth-graders can pick up their schedules at that time. Seventh- and eighth-graders can get their schedules from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4.

Schedules also will be available on Aug. 7, the first day of school.

For more information, call (606) 928-8425.



Howard family reunion set

RACELAND - The descendants of Leslie and Emma Montgomery Howard will meet for their annual reunion on Saturday at the Little Martha Church picnic area on Caroline Road.



Health department schedules shots

GREENUP - The Greenup County Health Department will accept walk-ins for immunizations from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 7, 8 and 9.

Immunizations must be on a Kentucky certificate. Physicals will not be conducted on those dates.

A student may not start school without a valid Kentucky immunization certificate and physical.



Raceland schedules to be distributed

RACELAND - Raceland-Worthington High School will distribute schedules from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Seniors and juniors on Monday; sophomores and freshmen on Aug. 1; and seventh- and eighth-graders on Aug. 2.

Student fees must be paid before schedules are distributed. Seventh-grade fees must be paid by Aug. 4.



Ice cream social set at school

RUSSELL - Russell-McDowell Intermediate School will have an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the school.

Students and parents may visit the classrooms and meet teachers. Agenda books will be for sale and parents can join the PTA.



Road celebration today in Morehead

MOREHEAD - Sen. Walter Blevins and Rep. Rocky Adkins, both D-Sandy Hook, and Rep. John Will Stacy, D-West Liberty, said they are looking forward to today’s dedication of the improved Flemingsburg Road in Morehead.

“The people in Morehead have needed improvements along this congested section of road for a long time,” said Blevins, who said the project began approximately five years ago.

“It’s particularly exciting to have it finished before the start of the school year. These changes will make the road safer for the children who attend class in schools located off Ky. 32.”

McBrayer Elementary, Rowan County Senior High and the Rowan campus of Maysville Community and Technical College are near the road improvements.

“This project will have a tremendous impact on the traffic control and safety in Rowan County,” said Rowan County Judge-Executive Clyde Thomas, D-Morehead. “Several lives will be saved with the improvements.”

The project involved widening a 1.6-mile stretch of road. The now five-lane road includes a center turn lane. Construction began in 2005 and cost $7.5 million.

Dedication ceremonies will be at 9 a.m. at Zane Collins Memorial Park in Morehead. Kentucky Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph is expected to be in attendance.

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