SLIDESHOW: Romney in Portsmouth
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Portsmouth, Ohio, on Saturday with a stopover at Shawnee State University.
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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.
Cuts in Ashland's bus system proposed
A reduction in services is being proposed for the Ashland Bus System in the wake of federal spending cuts.
Among the changes being considered by city officials are the elimination of Saturday service and the Kenova route extension. Bus service would also be suspended on more holidays and daily service would end an hour earlier.
$26.5M in Ky. 7 work in Elliott awarded
State transportation officials have awarded a bid worth more than $26 million to complete the fourth phase of ongoing reconstruction along Rt. 7 between Sandy Hook and the Carter County line.
“This project was being talked about even before I became a state representative 26 years ago,” said state Rep. Rocky Adkins, of Sandy Hook. Adkins said the project was a priority for his predecessor, Ray Brown, and became one of his primary concerns when he took office “because it was a priority for the people of Elliot County.”
$27K Rolex watch reported stolen to APD
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Tuition increase on tap for community colleges
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents approved a 2013-14 budget of $928,704,000 during its quarterly meeting Friday.
Perdue presents ‘My D-Day Beach Landing’
Lowell E. Perdue has a different D-Day experience than most of the Americans who landed as part of a massive allied invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
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