Survey online for Boyd parents
The Boyd County School District has posted an online survey for parents at its website, www.boyd.kyschools.us. The survey asks about academic expectations, curriculum, teaching quality, resources, and other matters and will be used in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaccreditation process.
Each school in the district has a separate survey and the surveys will remain on the site until Sept. 28. For those without internet access, paper surveys, which were sent home with students, may be completed and returned by Sept. 28.
Man pleads guilty in double slaying
One of three men charged in a 2005 double slaying has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder and a charge of first-degree robbery.
The Ledger Independent reported that Rodney Dwayne Dodson of Dayton, Ohio, will spend more than two decades in prison after entering the plea Friday and must testify against his former co-defendants in their upcoming trials.
Dodson had been charged in the slayings of Marlene Mauk and Donald Walker, who were found shot in their homes on May 6, 2005. Dodson, Jason S. Jackson and Ronald C. Fairchild were arrested in 2011.
Fairchild is scheduled to face a jury starting Nov. 5 in Rowan Circuit Court. Jackson’s trial I set for April 1, 2013, in Rowan County.
All three trials were moved out of Fleming County.
Paul Blazer High School is seeking nominations for a minority parent member for its school council. Nominations will be accepted through Friday.
Kentucky law requires any school with 8 percent or higher minority enrollment to have at least one minority member on the council.
Minority parents of Blazer students who are interested in serving on the council for the 2012-13 school year may contact the school or principal Derek Runyon.
AFD contains kitchen fire
The Ashland Fire Department put out a small fire in the kitchen of a home in the 2300 block of Boone Street on Monday, preventing it from spreading throughout the house.
According to Acting Capt. Steve Hall, the blaze was cooking related, and started just after 10:15 a.m. The homeowner called in the fire and was able to escape the home unhurt. Firefighters confined the blaze to the stove area of the kitchen, which did sustain some fire damage. There were no injuries.
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Bardstown police officer killed
A Bardstown police officer has been shot and killed while driving home from work, according to Kentucky State Police.
18 years and running, Adkins’ golf tournament continues to help in fight against cancer
Rocky Adkins is passionate about a lot of things in his life.
Maybe none moreso than the fight against cancer.
Anybody who listened to Adkins’ emotional and heart-felt speech on Friday at Eagle Trace Golf Course would have to agree.
Carter library's deal closed on Main Street building
Carter County Public Library officials closed the sale Friday on what will be their new Grayson branch on Main Street downtown and proceeded immediately to show it off to some visitors.
Following an impromptu ceremony outside at which former owners Barry and Lisa Stewart of Lexington turned over the keys to board chairwoman Barbara Davis, Davis led a tour of the Houck Building.
Raceland to ‘kick off summer’ today
People in downtown Raceland want others to visit the city this afternoon for a community celebration, to catch a glimpse of some of the projects under way and visit a few of the places which give the town its own charm and personality.
Not guilty plea in death of Boyd baby
A Powell County teenager accused in the beating death of an infant pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday.
Brett T. Thompson, 18, of Stanton was arraigned Friday in Boyd County Court.
Thompson has been indicted in the death of 2-month-old Alivia Noel Worstell of Westwood. He was the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, Heather Worstell, 19.
Paul plans re-election bid for Senate
Republican Rand Paul will run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016 regardless of any decision to launch a presidential bid. And he will campaign for his Kentucky colleague and Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014.
Area woman’s book collection of aviator grandfather’s technical writings
All her life, Barbara Sellers gave much thought to flight.
A new nonprofit group is planning a concert this summer intended to offer a positive social gathering for music lovers.
Water main break causes headaches
A water main break in the area of 29th Street and Greenup Avenue has caused headaches for public works employees and water customers in Ashland.
MLB exec speaking to Greenup graduates
Greenup County High School graduates are going to hear a little baseball tonight.
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