Sen. Robin L. Webb, D-Grayson, has been named president of the Morehead State University Alumni Association. She will serve for two years.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve as president of the Morehead Alumni Association,” she said. “I am a proud graduate of MSU and am always very supportive of the university. As the alumni president, I will continue to serve as a good steward as well as a positive role model for MSU. I will always be available to support the association and the university and to assist in whatever capacity I am needed to promote the university and to recruit new students.”
She has previously served as vice president of the alumni group.
The Carter County native’s term as president began July 1.
Beshear appoints Lewis judge-exec
Gov. Steve Beshear appointed John Patrick Collins of Vanceburg to the office of Lewis County judge-executive on Thursday.
The office was vacated by Thomas Massie, who resigned effective June 30.
Collins will serve as judge-executive until the November election, when Lewis Countians will choose a new executive. Collins will not run for the seat, so his term will expire in November once the results of the general election are certified.
“The office of the judge-executive is critical to the continuing function and efficiency of a county government, which is why it was important to move quickly to fill this vacancy,” Beshear said. “I am confident that Patrick will serve Lewis County well in the next few months, and will allow the citizens to elect a judge-executive of their choosing this fall.”
Collins is the current deputy judge-executive, and has served as Lewis County Economic Development director for the past two years. He is a graduate of Morehead State University, with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve the county where I grew up, and I look forward to working with whoever wins the office of judge-executive to ensure a seamless transition,” Collins said.
Ashland Board of Education, 4:30 p.m. to complete personnel evaluations, followed by regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.
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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.
Span into Ky. likely out of commission through holiday
The Ben Williamson Bridge, closed Thursday morning because of a damaged I-beam, probably will remain closed at least through the Memorial Day holiday, and transportation officials don’t yet know how soon they will be able to reopen it.
Students celebrate grandparents
The fellowship hall at Unity Baptist Church was bursting with pride Thursday afternoon.
Olive Hill Council holds off on appointments
The Olive Hill Council met in regular session Tuesday night to accept the resignations of former Council members Tony Williams and Angie Johnson Fultz.
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