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A plan for any problems at EastPark

Fighting a fire in a big box building is entirely different than tacking a blaze in a three-bedroom home. The possibility of a shooter in an institution such as a college needs a plan in place. A call about an industrial accident requires a quick response.

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2018-12-12 15:38:00

Applications accepted for heating assistance

The Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency is taking applications for Kentucky Power’s THAW and HEART programs. Applications will be accepted at Northeast offices located in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties. Please note that the Boyd County Northeast office is now located in

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-10 10:00:00

Cemetery to have mock gate closure

On Thursday, access to Woodland Cemetery will be limited. As part of a requirement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rehabilitation and Inspection Program (R.I.P), the Ironton Flood Department will be doing a mock gate closure from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. To ensure access, the cemetery entrance in Coal Gro

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-12-12 12:42:24

Woman killed in one-car crash

MCDERMOTT, Ohio — A Piketon, Ohio, woman was killed in a one-car crash on Ohio 104 near mile marker 8, according to the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jolissa R. Cooke, 37, of Piketon, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze northbound when she drove off the right side of the road, ove

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-12-12 05:00:00

Christmas candies by the ton in Carter County

A rural convenience store a few miles from Olive Hill in western Carter County is offering old fashioned candies to an increasing cadre of new enthusiasts. The candies are offered at the Upper Tygart Mini Mart, located a few miles from Olive Hill in western Carter County. Orange slices, cherry slice

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-12 10:30:00

Hep A cases slowing down in Boyd, surrounding counties

ASHLAND Local health officials say there has been a decrease in Hepatitis A cases since the outbreak began in Kentucky last fall. Erin Crace, clinic nurse supervisor at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department, said the county saw a decline in cases in August, citing ordinances passed in June by th

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-09 10:30:00

This Week in the Tri-State

1 p.m. — Ashland Table Tennis Club, Kyova Mall, U.S. 60, Cannonsburg. 5 p.m. — International Folklanders Dance Group, Folk Dance House, Ponderosa Estates. For more information, call (606) 928-9372.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-09 13:00:00

Southern Ohio Bypass to Open Friday

The recently completed Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway is now complete and ODOT plans to celebrate the milestone achievement with a ceremonial ribbon cutting this Thursday.

IHEART.COM - 2018-12-12 11:50:00

Bypass ribbon cutting is Thursday, road to open Friday

There is no longer anything tentative about the Ohio Department of Transportation’s plans to hold a ribbon-cutting for the long talked about Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway or State Route 823.

PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-11 16:00:30

Officials recall Pratt's good nature, love for county

IRONTON — Lawrence County Commissioners Freddie Hayes Jr. and DeAnna Holliday passed a 2019 budget during a meeting Tuesday, but most of their thoughts and words were about their fellow commissioner who wasn’t there.

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-12-12 05:00:00

EastPark first responders staying prepared

GREENUP – Fighting a fire in a big box building is entirely different than tacking a blaze in a three-bedroom home. The possibility of an active shooter also requires a a plan in place from public responders. A call about an industrial accident requires a quick response.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-09 10:00:00

Woman dies in Southern Ohio crash on SR-104

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A woman is dead after a serious crash on SR-104 in Southern Ohio. The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) said Tuesday that 37-year-old Jolissa R. Cooke died after striking multiple trees.

MYFOX28COLUMBUS.COM - 2018-12-11 13:05:03

Region hosts plethora of weekend holiday events

SOUTH POINT — With only a few weeks to go, people got into the holiday spirit throughout Lawrence County on Saturday. Several breakfast with Santa events took place, including those at Dawson-Bryant High School, the Ro-Na Theater, Symmes Valley High School and Community of Christ Church.

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-12-11 13:15:40

Three celebrate graduating from drug court

HUNTINGTON — In March, Time Magazine captured the moment Seth Dial was sent back to prison as a sanction of Cabell County Drug Court. On Monday, however, was a far better time for Dial, as he was one of three to graduate from the program. Judge Greg Howard said Dial was a joy to work with and was a

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-12-11 05:01:00

Greenup County downs depleted Lady Flyers

The task was hard enough from the start. Then some unwanted elements surfaced. The St. Joseph Lady Flyers knew the Greenup County Lady Musketeers were going to be a tough opponent. Not having leading rebounder Faith Mahlmeister due to illness and losing Bella Whaley with an ankle sprain in the secon

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-12-11 06:27:17

Keen reflects on a lifetime of music

Gail Keen of South Shore, Ky., was originally from nearby Lewis County, and was raised in Firebrick, then attended South Portsmouth High School. She said that she started singing when she was a little girl, but that her on stage performances began some time later.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-11 10:00:00

Prep roundup: Boyd fires past Bath

SUMMIT Talbott Taylor’s offensive outburst helped the host team close out the Boyd County Roundball Classic with a victory on Saturday night. The senior splashed six triples on his way to a game-high 31 points. Boyd County had three players reach double figures in a 77-68 win over Bath County.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-10 05:00:00

Raceland native makes Sundance cut for second time

Filmmaker Martha Stephens lives in Washington; her latest movie is set is in Oklahoma and it may lead her onto the road to fame and fortune in Park City, Utah. These places all are a long way from Raceland, where Stephens grew up and went to high school.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-10 11:00:00

KY Attorney General asks lawmakers to adopt casino gambling in the state

ASHLAND, Ky (WCHS/WVAH) — Kentucky's Attorney General is asking state lawmakers to expand gambling in the state to include casino games like poker, blackjack and roulette in addition to fantasy sports and sports gaming. Money from expanded gaming would be earmarked for Kentucky's troubled pension sy

WCHSTV.COM - 2018-12-10 18:40:37

The day President Bush came to Ashland

The children lined the residential streets of Ashland holding small American flags. The cavalcade turned the corner and pulled right up to the home on Ranch Road. The doors of the limosine opened and out came George Herbert Walker Bush flanked by Secret Service.

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-09 10:45:00