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Father, girlfriend charged with abuse

Steven Wasson, 36, and 21-year-old Nicole Duncan, both of 300 C.G. Stephenson Drive Apt. 202, were arrested after they were indicted recently by the Clark County grand jury for a single count of first-degree criminal abuse.

WINCHESTER SUN - 2018-05-19 00:00:00

Gay man wants to challenge clerk who denied marriage license

In this May 10, 2018, photo, David Ermold, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Rowan County clerk, pauses as he speaks in Morehead, Ky. He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 because he is gay.


New housing CEO focuses on growth

New Frontier Housing President and CEO Tom Manning-Beavin says he is honored to take command of an organization that has been a leader in housing in Kentucky and Appalachia.His first day at Frontier Housing was April 16, following his most recent position as Director of Housing at Kentucky Highlands


Local covered bridge torn down | Ledger Independent – Maysville Online

Lori Ulrich, who is a member of the Covered Wooden Bridge Authority, said it was certainly sad to see the bridge gone.


Johnson County grand jury indicts seven; credit card fraud and drug trafficking among charges

According to court documents, Brian Chase Cantrell, 26, of Thelma, was indicted in complicity with Jessica Conley, 28, of West Van Lear, on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card with a value of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a class D felony that carries a maximum sentence of up to five

PAINTSVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-05-19 10:00:00

Kim Davis Denied Him A Marriage License. Now He's Running Against Her.

But before David Ermold can face Kim Davis at the ballot box, he must first survive a four-person Democratic primary on Tuesday. Ermold has raised more than $200,000 for a race that could require as few as 900 votes to win. Donations have poured in from more than 5,000 people in at least 48 states.


Olive Hill Trade Days just around the corner

Downtown Olive Hill will soon be the scene for swapping, selling, trading, bartering and buying during2018 Olive Hill Trade Days May 31, as well as June 1 and 2.


On the prowl in Scioto County? - Portsmouth Daily Times

“There is no closed season on coyotes,” says Lindsay Rist, wildlife communications specialist for the Ohio Division of Natural Resource, District 4, which includes Scioto County. Rist says the fact there are almost no restrictions on hunting the animals shows how plentiful they are.

PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES - 2018-05-19 04:01:05

Annual Spring Fling brings hundreds to downtown Paintsville

The festival was complete with a parade, dunk booth, food options and lots of games. Organizers say there were more than 70 vendors.

WYMT.COM - 2018-05-19 16:03:00

Weather wreaks havoc on state meet | Ledger Independent – Maysville Online

Mason County’s Hayden Faris hands the baton off to Alyssa Bisotti during the girls 4x800 meter relay at the Class 2A state track and field championships, Friday, at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Facility. The Lady Royals finished 12th in the event. -

LEDGER INDEPENDENT - 2018-05-19 13:02:00

School board approves $35 million budget

Despite fears that the 2018-2019 budget would look radically different than in previous years due to changes in Frankfort, the budget for Rowan County Schools remains stable.The Rowan County Board of Education approved the $35.8 million operating budget during Tuesday’s meeting.Glen Teager, the dist


Sprinkles of Hope gives jobs to people with special needs | Ledger Independent – Maysville Online

Sprinkles of Hope is located on East Second Street in Maysville that employs those with special needs in order to give them valuable experience for both their careers and for the real world. Meagan Brannon and Mary Jo Shepherd, the president and vice president respectively, of the non-profit Sprinkl


Woman treated 3 times in 24 hours for OD

IRONTON: The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reports:BREAKING AND ENTERING: Responding to a call, a Hanging Rock police officer arrested Darrell L. Carrico, 33, of Ohio 243, Coal Grove, on charges of motor vehicle theft and breaking and entering and transport


Ivy Point Hill to be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week

Attention, Magoffin County drivers who use US 460 west of Salyersville -- that route will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 21, 22, and 23) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the section known as Ivy Point Hill. Traffic can detour via KY 30 and the Mountain Parkway. This closure is necess


Vanceburg man charged with trafficking

Sheriff Johnny Bivens said Douglas Clay Hampton, 31, was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center.


Morehead Tourism impact more than $72 million

The economic impact of tourism in Rowan County grew to more than $72 million in 2017.The economic impact of Kentucky’s tourism industry has grown to more than $15 billion in 2017, Department of Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum announced earlier this month. All nine of the state’s tourism region


Police: Woman arrested after allegedly abusing child at Walmart

According to a police report from the Paintsville Police Department, officers were called to the business after receiving two 911 calls that Tiffany Hinkle, 27, was pulling the child's hair, smacking the child in the face and yelling at him to be quiet.


Big Sandy jail board halts work release program

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. — Following an escape back in March, the Department of Corrections is investigating the work release program at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.


Flash flooding damages property in Lewis County, Ky.

VANCEBURG, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) —Flash flooding left behind damage in western Lewis County, Ky. Wednesday night.Heavy rains caused water to get into Ron's IGA in Tollesboro. Employees did what they could to get the water out of the business including the use of shop vacs. It took nearly three hours to cl


Kentucky middle school student wins statewide contest

Abbi Borders is a sixth grade student at Boyd Middle School and participated in the Dream Out Loud contest. On Wednesday, the school made the announcement and presented her with a $1,000 check for a college savings account.