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Carter man faces sex abuse charges
OLIVE HILL - A Carter County man was charged with two counts of sexual abuse involving two juvenille females at a foster home on Grahn Road.
James M. Layne, 29, of Olive Hill, was arrested and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police in Ashland received a complaint of sexual abuse on Oct. 16. During the course of the investigation it was determined sexual intercourse had occurred between Layne and two juvenile females, ages 14 and 15. At the time of contact, both juveniles were in the care of Layne.
Cancer fundraiser will be Saturday
ARGILLITE - The Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department will host a dinner and auction to benefit Tim Hannah, who is battling cancer, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ky. 1 fire station.
For more information, call Maxine Gordon at (606) 473-7090.
Blood drive set at Ashland station
ASHLAND - The Northeast Kentucky American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Central Fire Station at 11th Street and Carter Avenue.
Other drives scheduled in November are:
‰Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday;
‰Rose Hill Christian School, 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9;
‰King’s Daughters Medical Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14;
‰KDMC Office Park at 835 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 19; and
‰Ashland Community and Technical College, College Drive Campus, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27.
Big Sandy district advisory lifted
CATLETTSBURG - A boil advisory in the Big Sandy Water District has been lifted.
The advisory covered Callahan Road, Alley Branch, Campbells Branch, Lakewood Village, Spurlock Hill, Silver Run, Ky. 854 from Rush Hill to U.S. 60, U.S. 60 from Johnson’s Nursery to Cribbs Hill, Ky. 1654 and all side roads.
Russell ROTC will honor veterans
RUSSELL - The Russell High School Air Force ROTC will host a Veterans Day ceremony to honor local veterans at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Russell High School gymnasium. Veterans are asked to arrive no later than 1:15 p.m.
Guest speaker will be retired USAF Maj. Steve Barfield. For more information, call (606) 836-5333.
Fire temporarily closes Ky. 1
ARGILLITE - An abandoned house that caught fire along Ky. 1 on Tuesday morning temporarily closed access to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park as firefighters battling the blaze blocked the roadway.
The house at 8236 Ky. 1 caught fire just before noon. Firefighters from the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department contained and eventually extinguished the blaze.
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Carter man faces sex abuse charges
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Wurtland parents angry over principal's demotion
A number of parents are hopping mad that Wurtland Elementary School principal Barbara Cook has been demoted and plan to confront the school board about it Monday.
Meth busts in Westwood, Ashland
One man was taken into custody Friday in Ashland by deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force, and felony charges are pending against another.
Womack eliminated in semifinals
Top-seeded Kennedy Womack was eliminated in the semifinals of the State Tournament on Saturday at the University of Kentucky tennis courts.
Guitar builder Paul Reed Smith to visit Ashland
Paul Reed Smith isn’t a rock star, although he does have legions of fans who revere his contributions to live and recorded performances worldwide and his name or initials grace the headstocks of guitars used by some of the most recognized names in rock, jazz and country music.
The legendary luthier from Maryland will visit Ashland’s 4 O’Clock Rock Guitar Shop on Wednesday to inspect their collection of his instruments. Store owner Dave McCoy said he was almost immediately overwhelmed with responses after announcing Smith will be at the shop at 2328 Greenup Ave., to meet fans and sign autographs starting at 6 p.m. A crowd is expected to be there, McCoy confirmed Friday afternoon, reporting he expects PRS owners, collectors and fans alike to be in the crowd awaiting Smith’s appearance.
Wurtland OKs raising residential sewer rates
Wurtland sewer rates for residential customers are going up. Over the next three months, the rates will gradually rise by 30 percent.
The rate increase will affect approximately 500 customers and is necessary in the wake of the closure of Sun Chemical, known as PCI, in February. The residential rate increase follows a prior industrial rate increase of 100 percent, which was implemented in March.
East prank means no graduation
As many as 10,000 crickets were released by a group of students at East Carter High School on Thursday morning. By Friday, seven seniors had received disciplinary action.
Although school administrators cannot comment about those disciplinary measures, sources say that these students will not be allowed to participate in this morning's commencement.
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Scandals like those roiling Washington often look more or less nefarious as time and facts unfold. After all, what at first looked like a third-rate burglary turned into Watergate.
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Assisted living facility gets another perfect score
King’s Daughters and Sons Home assisted living has received a perfect score from the state.
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