Buzzard removal plan implemented
ASHLAND If you live near AK Steel Sports Park, the gunshot sounds you may have been hearing the past couple evenings are no cause for alarm.
Kentucky fish and wildlife officials are attempting to get rid of the black-headed buzzards that have been nesting behind the park by using simulated shotgun sounds.
The simulations began Sunday and will continue for the next five days, according to the Ashland Police Department. The simulators will be set off at dusk or shortly after dark each evening. The hope is the noise will cause the birds to migrate elsewhere.
2 hurt in Carter crash
GRAYSON Two Elliott County residents were injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Ky. 7 in Carter County.
The wreck occurred about 8:10 a.m. about a mile from the Ellott-Carter County line, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.
According to the KSP, Joel Dearmon, 33, of Ashland, was southbound on Ky. 7 when his 2004 Chevrolet van veered into the northbound lane and collided with a 2009 Chrysler driven Alfred Brown, 73, of Sandy Hook.
Brown and a passenger, Vivian Brown, 68, both were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for what the KSP said were non-life-threatening injuries. Dearmon refused medical treatment at the scene.
Seat belts were in use by the occupants of both vehicles, the KSP said.
Greenbo trout stocking today
GREENBO LAKE Greenbo Lake will be stocked today with 5,500 rainbow trout, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The time of the stocking, which could be postponed if there is inclement weather, wasn’t announced.
Community garden in Ironton
IRONTON Gardening experts will conduct a presentation on community gardening at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Building Mains Rotunda. Melissa Stewart, an agriculture and national resources specialist at West Virginia State University, will talk about small gardening skills and Ironton’s upcoming community garden.
The presentation is free. Sponsors include the Appalachian Weed Control Partnership, OUS, and Ironton in Bloom.
Buzzard removal plan implemented
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Work on Judd Plaza flagpole base begins
A group of third generation bricklayers is more than willing to give back to the Ashland community this week.
Ashland man arrested on heroin charges
An Ashland man was arrested Monday night on charges of trafficking in heroin, according to a release from the Ashland Police Department.
Crews dig through night after deadly Okla. twister
Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday.
Principal's demotion hearing to be public
An appeal hearing for demoted Wurtland Elementary School principal Barbara Cook will be open to the public at Cook’s request.
AT&T to hire 140 workers at East Park
For the next few months, AT&T officials have announced they will hire 20 people per month until they have filled 140 customer-service positions at the East Park Call Center in the industrial park between Grayson and Ashland.
Boards close to agreement on students
The Greenup and Russell school districts are close to an agreement on families that want to send their children to school out of their own district.
Memory Days to start Thursday
Memory Days volunteers invite everyone to “Come to Grayson to remember and be remembered,” during this year’s 43rd annual festival Thursday through Sunday.
Man arrested for using forged checks
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Cruzin on the Plaza will be Friday through Sunday at Pullman Plaza.
Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
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