Lions breakfast is Saturday
The South Ashland Lions Club will have a Fall Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at Carter Avenue and 18th Street.
The meal will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, made-to-order omelets and beverages. The cost is $6 a person and take-out orders will be available.
The event is a major fundraiser for the club, and proceeds will benefit Lions’ eyesight programs and other community charities.
Used eyeglasses, lenses, frames and hearing aids will be collected for recycling on Saturday.
OUS counselor event slated
Ohio University Southern will have its annual School Counselor Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on the Ironton campus.
The day, geared toward those working with students in kindergarten through high school, will include workshops, wellness information, OU updates and a working lunch.
Sessions will explore the role of school counselors, drugs in school, social media and serving diverse student populations.
Continuing education credit will be available for $15 and participants will receive certificates of participation. Preregistration is required.
More information is available at http://www.southern.ohiou.edu/counselorday/.
Blazer council election Friday
Paul G. Blazer High School will have a special election to elect a minority parent representative to the school council from 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Parents and legal guardians of Blazer students are eligible to vote. Voting will take place in the main office.
College aid sweepstakes set
Kentucky residents have a chance to win a third-generation iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes through Facebook today through midnight Dec. 1.
Entrants must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer a question about college and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell personal information to a third party.
Only Kentucky residents are eligible. Employees of KHEAA or its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp. and their immediate family members are not eligible. Prior winners are also not eligible.
The drawing will be in early December, and the winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond by email within three calendar days to receive the iPad. If no response is received within three days, another winner will be drawn.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
Boyd County Extension District Board, 4:30 p.m., 2420 Center St., Catlettsburg.
Lions breakfast is Saturday
- Local News
- Secretary of Education coming to Louisville
New laws go into effect next week
New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session go into effect on Tuesday.
Local in brief: 6/19/13
Southland Bible Institute’s training for high school students continues through Friday at the school at 238 W. Southland Drive.
Saturday's Flatwoods Music Festival will include tributes to Mike Murphy
The songs of Mike Murphy and Zachariah will be remembered and performed Saturday amid an afternoon and evening of free music at the annual Flatwoods Music Festival.
Local WinShape camp gaining steam
The WinShape Camps for Communities at Bridges Christian Church the first week of July are starting to draw considerable buzz.
Camp Invention full of science-based discovery
The formula for inventing a new machine, according to 9-year-old Hayden Wheeler, goes something like this: “First, I run it through my mind and plan it out, and then I make adjustments in my mind, and then I try it out.”
Boyd staying with same health plan
Boyd County officials heard pitches Tuesday for two new health care plans — one for employees, the other for inmates. Both claimed they could save taxpayers thousands of dollars in medical expenses over the coming year.
Sentencing in Carter drug trafficking case
Five people were sentenced to prison terms last week in a federal drug-trafficking case that involved selling cocaine and pills in Carter County, according to court documents.
19-year-old launching one-man food drive, ‘Cans for a Cause’
Never accuse Aaron Hannah of not being ambitious and failing to set high goals for himself.
Later this month, Hannah, a 19-year-old 2012 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School, will launch what is essentially a one-man food drive. His goal: to collect at least 10,000 pounds of canned food for River Cities Harvest to distribute to local nonprofits and churches that help feed the hungry.
Hannah, who just completed his freshman year as a Bonner Scholar at Berea College, said scholars are encouraged, but not required, to do community projects designed to help the needy.
Westwood man charged with attempted murder
A Westwood man was arrested on attempted murder charges following an incident Sunday night, according to the Ashland Police Department.
Michael L. Thompson, 38, was charged following an investigation.
- More Local News Headlines