Gate City council to meet tonight
A special meeting of the Catlettsburg City Council will be at 6:30 p.m. today in Boyd County Fiscal Court chambers. The session will be a rescheduled regular meeting from Nov. 20.
The agenda includes minutes, bills, reports, payroll, a progress report on the old bank building, a report on new police cars, final approval of an ordinance to remove a parking meter, first reading of an ordinance to allow parking on sidewalks on 10th Street and a motion to repeal five ordinances.
Parade winners announced
Winners of band and float competitions for the Winter Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade last week have been announced.
‰First place, Paul G. Blazer High School
‰Second place, Chesapeake High School
‰Third place, Ironton High School
‰First place, Grace Church of the Nazarene
‰Second place, Sunrise Children’s Services
‰Third place, Fifth Avenue Freewill Baptist Church
Train rides and visits with Santa in Central Park will be Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 through 9, Dec. 14 through 16 and Dec. 21 and 22. Pictures with Santa will be taken in Ashland’s oldest home, the Log House. Both activities will be on the 22nd Street end of the park (across from King’s Daughters Medical Center’s main entrance).
Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boyd County Public Library main branch, 1740 Central Ave. Ages 12 and younger will be admitted free; the cost for an adult accompanied by a child is $3.
Karaoke and Pizza with Santa and trolley rides around Central Park will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Transportation Center at 99 15th St. The event is free and for ages kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Boyd County Public Library will have wreath-making classes for adults at the main and Kyova branches next week.
Boyd horticulture extension agent Lori Bowling will teach the courses at noon Dec. 7 at main at 1740 Central Ave. in Ashland and at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Kyova in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman.
The library will provide the supplies. Registration is required and can be done at thebookplace.org or by calling Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140. Participation is limited to 15 at each location.
Gate City council to meet tonight
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Morehead State student killed in crash
Molly McBride, 21, of Morehead and a sophomore at Morehead State University, was killed early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway near Bardstown in Nelson County, The Morehead News reported..
Wurtland parents angry over principal's demotion
A number of parents are hopping mad that Wurtland Elementary School principal Barbara Cook has been demoted and plan to confront the school board about it Monday.
Meth busts in Westwood, Ashland
One man was taken into custody Friday in Ashland by deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force, and felony charges are pending against another.
Womack eliminated in semifinals
Top-seeded Kennedy Womack was eliminated in the semifinals of the State Tournament on Saturday at the University of Kentucky tennis courts.
Guitar builder Paul Reed Smith to visit Ashland
Paul Reed Smith isn’t a rock star, although he does have legions of fans who revere his contributions to live and recorded performances worldwide and his name or initials grace the headstocks of guitars used by some of the most recognized names in rock, jazz and country music.
The legendary luthier from Maryland will visit Ashland’s 4 O’Clock Rock Guitar Shop on Wednesday to inspect their collection of his instruments. Store owner Dave McCoy said he was almost immediately overwhelmed with responses after announcing Smith will be at the shop at 2328 Greenup Ave., to meet fans and sign autographs starting at 6 p.m. A crowd is expected to be there, McCoy confirmed Friday afternoon, reporting he expects PRS owners, collectors and fans alike to be in the crowd awaiting Smith’s appearance.
Wurtland OKs raising residential sewer rates
Wurtland sewer rates for residential customers are going up. Over the next three months, the rates will gradually rise by 30 percent.
The rate increase will affect approximately 500 customers and is necessary in the wake of the closure of Sun Chemical, known as PCI, in February. The residential rate increase follows a prior industrial rate increase of 100 percent, which was implemented in March.
East prank means no graduation
As many as 10,000 crickets were released by a group of students at East Carter High School on Thursday morning. By Friday, seven seniors had received disciplinary action.
Although school administrators cannot comment about those disciplinary measures, sources say that these students will not be allowed to participate in this morning's commencement.
RONNIE ELLIS: Fallout from scandals remains to be seen
Scandals like those roiling Washington often look more or less nefarious as time and facts unfold. After all, what at first looked like a third-rate burglary turned into Watergate.
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Assisted living facility gets another perfect score
King’s Daughters and Sons Home assisted living has received a perfect score from the state.
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