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Ashland youth has a 'Mean' Joe Greene moment at Greenbrier

Buy NowEthan Rardon, 10, of Ashland, poses with the putter given to him by PGA Tour golfer Danny Lee after Lee finished his second round of play in the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier golf tournament in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on July 6, 2018.Submitted photo

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-19 04:01:00

Parents jailed on charges of child neglect, intent to deliver drugs

HUNTINGTON - Two Huntington parents were jailed Friday after police found evidence of a marijuana grow operation at an allegedly bug-ridden residence in deplorable condition.Bethany Lynn Henderson and Brian Dean Henderson, both 36, were jailed at 2:45 a.m. Friday. They were charged by the Cabell Cou

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-18 04:01:00

Another strong step forward by Braidy

The question, we believe, actually has little to do with Braidy. It is, instead, rooted in prior disappointments in the region. So many people here have seen industry come and go.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 09:00:00

Owner of G.D. Ritzy's out of hospital

HUNTINGTON - Mike Woelfel was sitting at his desk Friday afternoon when his secretary announced he had a visitor.Much to his surprise, David Sidney "Sid" Torlone walked into his office.The G.D. Ritzy's owner is recovering from severe injuries suffered during an armed robbery and had been at a rehabi

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-18 04:01:00

Ashland leaders award key to the city to gas station owner targeted by racist post

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) --A week after Taj Sardar, the owner of a Shell Station in Ashland, was the victim of a racist rant from an off-duty ambulance employee, he's now a recipient of the key to the city.


Brandt puts on show, Tomcats roll past Harlan County, 49-6

Brandt, a South Point transfer, felt a wave of emotions running through him as he hit the field for the first time. He quickly showed the large crowd he had plenty of firepower.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 19:28:00

OLBH golf benefit raises $35,000 for hospital's oncology, stroke unit

The Herald-DispatchASHLAND, Ky. - Officials with the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Auxiliary announced their 38th annual golf benefit raised more than $35,000.

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-19 04:01:01

WV Chilifest to add the new ICS category Homestyle to annual cook-off

HUNTINGTON — When it comes to cooking award-winning International Chili Society chilis, there is no beans about it.Seriously, beans and pasta are both "strictly prohibited" from both ICS Red Chili and ICS Chili Verde categories.But this year, for the first time, the ICS has added a Homestyle Chili c

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-19 12:30:00

Police blotter: Shoplifting included among HPD incident reports

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:The Huntington Police Department listed 18 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual pol

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-08-18 04:01:00

Hometown Hero: Taj Sardar

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) --Sometimes it takes the bad, to bring out what's best.In the city of Ashland, Kentucky, no one can tell you that better this week that local business owner, Taj Sardar."God works in mysterious ways, Taj Sardar. "God is good and made everything turn around the other way."Sardar o

WSAZ - 2018-08-18 15:33:00

'Portsmouth Plant' campaign sets a Guinness World Record

This effort is called Plant Portsmouth and the goal is to make the city better and safer by replacing street headlights, cleaning, painting, and placing plants all around the city.

WSAZ - 2018-08-18 18:47:00

Greenup means go: Lewis finds no answer for Musketeers' offense

“Just backing him up,” the Greenup County junior running back said of the Musketeers’ stud senior, Dalton Halstead, “and when he gets tired, I’ll go in and I’ll do work.”

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-18 04:51:00

Ironton's Rally on the River releases band schedule for 15th annual biker rock festival

IRONTON -That rumble on the river is not another summer thunderstorm just the tailpipe roar of tens of thousands of motorcyclists descended upon downtown Ironton, Ohio to gather and rock out in downtown for the 15th annual Rally on the River.Bikes roll in Thursday, Aug, 16 with Facing Fire kicking o


Locals earn awards at Rio Grande nursing program

The Herald-DispatchRIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College recognized 34 Class of 2018 graduates from the Holzer School of Nursing's Hybrid LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track with a pinning ceremony Friday, Aug. 10.Dr. Donna Mitchell, dean of the College of Prof


Power company impostor steals from elderly woman

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) --Police say an elderly woman recently allowed someone into their home who claimed to be a Kentucky Power employee wanting to check equipment.The impostor stole nearly 60 dollars in cash along with the woman's purse.Kentucky Power says scammers are becoming increasingly deceptive


Controlled drug buys lead to multiple arrests in Boyd

Timothy Lane Smith, 56, of Catlettsburg was arrested and listed as the property owner on citations. Smith is charged with two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of cultivating marijuana.


Police blotter: Two arrested on drug charges in Milton

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:POSSESSION WITH INTENT: Two people were arrested about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on James River Turnpike in Milton, near Blenko Glass, on outstanding warrants for possession with intent to de


Man out on bond arrested for alleged possession

KENOVA - One person was arrested after Kenova Police Department seized firearms and distribution amounts of narcotics from a vehicle following a traffic stop Wednesday morning near Interstate 64 on 14th Street, according to a news release from KPD.John Henry New, 32, was jailed at 6:40 a.m., accordi


Kentucky Power warns of imposter accused of stealing money, purse from elderly woman

ASHLAND, Ky. (WYMT) -Kentucky Power is warning customers of scammers posing as company employees.The utility company says an elderly Ashland resident let someone claiming to work for Kentucky Power into her home to check equipment. The imposter stole $58 and the woman's purse.“We are continuing to s


No room in Ashland for racism, city officials assure businessman targeted by comments

On Monday morning, Sardar stepped out of the kitchen long enough to accept a key to the city from Gilmore, along with assurances that racism won’t be tolerated in Ashland.