Man arrested on pot charges
GARRISON - A Lewis County man was arrested Monday on several marijuana-related charges.
James M. Halterman was lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center on charges of cultivating marijuana and trafficking marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Kentucky State Police at Morehead said.
Troopers and Lewis County sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at Halterman’s home on Greenbrier Hollow Road after receiving a tip drug activity was occurring there, the KSP said.
During the search, authorities located and seized 53 marijuana plants, several firearms and miscellaneous marijuana manufacturing items.
New 2K event will be Saturday
ASHLAND - Registration is available for the Team Butt 2K — Gangnam Style for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Park.
The 2K event (1.25 miles) allows participants the opportunity to do the invisible horse dance, Psy Gangnam Style, around the park. Participants also are welcome to walk or run.
The $15 registration fee will go toward Golden Kidz to support families dealing with childhood cancer. To register, go to tristateracer.com, click on calendar, then click on View Entry form.
There will be a variety of awards to include first place overall, best Gangnam style dancer, best freestyle park dancing and other awards to be determined. The race is open to all ages.
For more information, call Alicia at (606) 831-0197.
Absentee voting set in Boyd
CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Clerk’s Office (courthouse location) will be open from 9 a.m to noon Saturday for absentee voting only. This applies to those who will be out of the county on Election Day.
For more information, call the election department at (606) 739-5116, ext. 5.
Trick or treat Monday at mall
ASHLAND - Ashland Town Center will host trick or treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.
There will be a costume contest. Parents can preregister ages 12 and younger at Guest Services. Costumed children will receive number tags to wear. Voting will take place during the event and winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.
River Cities Harvest has joined the mall for the event. Since Oct. 12, nonperishable food items have been donated at Guest Services. The food will be given to local agencies that feed those in need.
For more information, visit ashlandtowncenter.com or call the mall office at (606) 324-1100.
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