Construction flagger dies of injuries

HUNTINGTON - A traffic flagger struck by a car Monday morning on Ky. 5 has died.

Georgia Reffett, 36, of Inez, died Tuesday in St. Mary’s Medical Center, according to Dan Londeree, a spokesman for the hospital.

Reffett, 36, of Inez, a flagger with Mountain Enterprises, was struck about 9 a.m. at the intersection of Ky. 5 and Collier Lane. The driver of the vehicle that hit Reffett, Larry Cole, 37, of Ashland, had swerved to avoid hitting another car, according to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

Cole, who was southbound on Ky. 5, veered left of the center line and crossed onto Collier Lane, where Reffett was standing on the shoulder of the road, the sheriff’s department said.

Cole was released after treatment at King’s Daughters Medical Center.

Free child-care courses at KDMC

ASHLAND - Two free community child-care courses will be offered this month at King’s Daughters Medical Center.

Baby Basics teaches children 3 to 10 general care of newborns, including holding, diapering and feeding. The class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at KDMC Health Education Center. Registration is required and can be made by calling (888) 377-KDMC.

Infant/child CPR will be at 5:30 p.m. July 10 at KDMC Health Education Center. The class is a free, non-certification course to educate parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers how to rescue a choking child and perform CPR. Registration is required and can be made by calling (888) 377-KDMC.

Hospital offers free screenings

ASHLAND - The King’s Daughters Health Connections program will present free health screenings during Ashland’s annual Summer Motion festivities.

The screenings will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Central Park near the concessions area.

The health screening event will feature total cholesterol, blood pressure and blood oxygen tests (no appointment is necessary and fasting is not required) as well as educational activities regarding cancer, tobacco, nutrition and others topics.

Children’s activities including an obstacle course and Stuffee, a 7-foot-tall, blue-haired doll used to teach children about the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Also at the Summer Motion health screening events, a King’s Daughters pharmacist will be on hand to discuss prescription medications and drug interactions with individuals who bring their medications to the event.

To learn more about King’s Daughters health screening events, visit

OLBH benefit raises more than $20K

RUSSELL - Officials with the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Auxiliary announced its annual golf benefit on June 9 at Bellefonte Country Club raised more than $20,000.

The annual scramble tournament included the traditional post-tournament 19th Hole cocktail party, which included a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit, party and silent auction will benefit the hospital’s Women’s Health Fund at OLBH and the Jonathan Ferguson Endowment Fund.

The Ferguson endowment provides financial and benevolent assistance for various programs including pediatrics, oncology and the hospital’s annual Christmas party for indigent children. The Women’s Health Fund provides support for mammography, clinical breast exams, gynecological exams, other screening, and diagnostic and treatment procedures for women.

“The tournament was a great success,” Luann Serey, director of OLBH Community Services, said. “We had approximately 100 golfers join us on a beautiful day. The proceeds from the tournament will be of great benefit to the community.”

Flatwoods boil water advisory in effect

FLATWOODS - The city of Flatwoods issued a boil water advisory on Thursday because of a waterline break for the following streets: Audobon Court, Court Street, Franklin Court, Kimberly Court, Turner Street, Farmhill Drive, Willard Street, Sloan Street, Grandview Drive, Deschum Street, Caudill Street, Lester Street and Bellefonte Road from Brent Ann Drive to Sloan Street.

Water should be boiled for at least five minutes as a precautionary measure.

Staff reports


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