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Guest Opinion: Eastern Kentucky's challenge | Opinion  The Independent

I was uplifted reading the Daily Independent's story, “The Braidy Challenge.” Not because it was promoting the coming of the Braidy Rolling Mill Plant, and the ...

Ashland artist featured at Briggs Library - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

Ashland, Kentucky artist Angela S. Lewis currently has original paintings on display at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library in Ironton. A 1991 graduate of ...

Students compete in SkillsUSA events | News  Journal-Times

Ashland Community and Technical College hosted high school students from local career and technical centers for the annual SkillsUSA Kentucky competitions ...

Ashlander's work shown at Ironton library  The Independent

IRONTON Original paintings by Ashlander Angela S. Lewis will be on display at Briggs Ironton Library until March 30.

Student walkout turns into all-school event at Paul Blazer High School  WSAZ-TV

A nationwide student protest took a different tone at Paul G. Blazer High School.

Everybody's invited to the class birthday party | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Reunions for the Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 1976 have gone so well, organizers decided to throw at 60th birthday party this year and open ...

“You Don't Know Me!” — New column from Jim Fannin  The Independent

They say you can't go home. Who are “they?” They don't know me and they don't know my hometown of Ashland, Kentucky. This past week I drove about 500 ...

Lowman a key part of girls soccer in Ashland  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ASHLAND — When coach E.B. Lowman II was attending Ashland's Paul G. Blazer High School in the 1960s, soccer teams there were something for the distant ...

Students renovating food truck to feed hungry students  WOWK

Many programs offer to help hungry students during the school week, but what happens when they go home on the weekend with nothing to eat? A group in ...

Blazer JROTC cadets have final inspection | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Lt. Col. Matt Chapman is more than pleased with his JROTC cadets for the work they accomplished this school year.

‘He demeans us.’ Why 8 players left HS basketball team after investigation into coach.  Lexington Herald-Leader

Eight students in Eastern Kentucky have quit playing for their high school basketball team due to their Board of Education's handling of alleged grievances ...

Ashland teachers rally against proposed pension cuts  WSAZ-TV

Local teachers are holding walk-ins to demonstrate against the proposed cuts.

Specifics of firework ordinance detailed  The Independent

ASHLAND The city's Board of Commissioners conducted its first reading of a new firework ordinance on Thursday.

Officials: Blazer pool building needs to come down quickly because of roof deterioration  The Independent

ASHLAND Ashland school officials are meeting with contractors and working out plans to demolish the swimming pool building at Paul Blazer High School as ...

Braidy Industries' Board of Directors to Grant $1000 Student Leader Scholarships to 11 High School Seniors in 2019  Business Wire

Braidy Industries, Inc. (“Braidy”) announced today that again this year, the Company's Board of Directors will grant post-secondary scholarships and i.

Special delivery: Governor, first lady surprise young artist; entourage also spends nearly 3 hours with Ramey-Estep teens, staff  The Independent

ASHLAND — While Paul G. Blazer High School students knew Gov. Matt Bevin was stopping by on Wednesday, freshman Anistyn Conner was clueless she was ...

Ashland band members recall Moore days  The Independent

ASHLAND J. Larry Moore said he learned more in the seven years he directed the Paul G. Blazer High School band than any other time in his career.

Photo investigation leads to discipline  The Independent

One Paul G. Blazer High School student has been disciplined in connection with a group of students who allegedly were exchanging inappropriate photos on ...

Landing on the farm  WMKY

While some students go to Florida, or travel overseas or panic through an internship for summer break, agricultural student Kaden Martin worked through the.

Ashland native working for secretary of defense  The Independent

WASHINGTON Kim Joiner can remember the impressionable moment of watching George H.W. Bush's inauguration as a 17-year-old.

Class of '64 assists Ramey-Estep in honor of fallen schoolmates  The Independent

After the sudden death of retired firefighter Steve Greene struck coworkers and family with grief last month, former classmates rushed to pay respect.

Young Women Lead celebrates 6 years at ACTC | Actc News  Journal-Times

Ashland Community and Technical College will host its sixth annual Young Women Lead conference Oct. 9 and 10 at its Technology Drive Campus.

Food Feud brings in over 40000 pounds of food  The Independent

ASHLAND River Cities Harvest's shelves are now 40169 pounds heavier with food thanks to the annual Food Feud competition between local hospitals.

A night to remember: Blazer girls make the most of their chance to cheer, shine  The Independent

ASHLAND — Half a dozen girls at Paul G. Blazer High School claimed their places in the Tomcat athletic pantheon Monday, shaking pompoms and chanting ...

Father-Daughter Dance set for Saturday at Blazer  The Independent

ASHLAND — Fathers and daughters will have the chance to make some special memories on Saturday night in the lobby area of the Anderson gym on the Paul ...

MARK MAYNARD: Touchdown Tomcats! Blake recalls historic run  The Independent

Fifty-two years have passed since Bill Blake last played in a high school football game.

Daddy-daughter date night  The Independent

ASHLAND — Fathers and daughters danced the night away Saturday in the Anderson gym on the Paul G. Blazer High School campus.

Mom speaks out after daughter becomes victim of Snapchat cyberbullying  WSAZ-TV

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A mother is sharing her story after her daughter has become a victim of cyberbullying. The incident surrounds a Snapchat group of ...

Russell High School takes regional Governor's Cup  The Independent

RUSSELL — Russell High School's academic team won the regional Governor's Cup competition Saturday solidifying their spot in the state competition.

General, Athletics Women's Soccer Signs 15 for 2018 Class July 17, 2018  Georgetown College News

Georgetown College women's soccer coach Leah Crews Castleman has an eye for talent, stacking the Tigers' team with skilled and determined players that ...

Braidy Industries creates $10,000 scholarship for Greenup & Boyd high schools – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

ASHLAND, Ky. (Dec. 25, 2017) – The shareholders of Braidy Industries announced today their establishment of a $10,000 Leadership Scholarship Fund for ...

Braidy Industries to grant scholarships to 11 seniors  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ASHLAND - Braidy Industries Inc., an advanced manufacturer of metals for the global transportation and defense industries with a $1.68 billion aluminum mill ...

Ashland twins help community with service projects | News  The Independent

Ashland twins help community with *service* projects. by rachel adkins. the daily independent. ASHLAND Jack and Emma Latherow are two peas in a pod when it ...

Actress Ashley Judd purchases house in Ashland | Local News  The Independent

Actress Ashley Judd had purchased a house in the northeastern Kentucky city of Ashland when she was considering running for U.S. Senate.

Clark to run in Dem primary for state rep  The Independent

FRANKFORT Democrat Terri Branham Clark said she filed to run for state representative in the 100th District because she believes Kentucky public education is ...

Cabell Midland student wins concert competition  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Cole Bedway, a senior at Cabell Midland High School, won the 58th Young People's Concert Open Competition for Soloist, sponsored by The ...

MARK MAYNARD: 42 years and no longer counting | News  The Independent

There are 22 steps from the lobby to the second floor of The Daily Independent. I've traveled those L-shaped stairs what seems like a million times.

Christmas parade brings crowd to downtown  The Independent

ASHLAND Winchester Avenue was buzzing with holiday cheer and excitement Tuesday evening as the annual Winter Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade ...

Judge sentences Lane to life for murder of Ashland man  The Independent

ASHLAND Jacob Lane was sentenced to life in prison Friday after he delivered a brief apology to the family of the 21-year-old Ashland man he murdered.

Blazer students to host diaper drop-off | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Two Paul G. Blazer High School students are determined to help parents in need.

Boyer conducts final concert  The Independent

ASHLAND Dan Boyer was teaching string music classes at Ashland Community College in the early 1990s when the late Bob Doss heard his student ensemble ...

Bill would require financial literacy class for high-schoolers  WSAZ-TV

A bill that passed the Kentucky House this week would require public high school students to fulfill a financial literacy requirement before graduating.

Achy Breaky anniversary  The Independent

ASHLAND — “He was about a 10-year overnight success,” said the late great DJ Chuck Black.

5 Republicans running for Boyd County jailer | News  The Independent

Five Republicans are competing for Boyd County jailer in the GOP primary.

Christmas movies theme for WWOL parade (with parade lineup)  The Independent

ASHLAND The theme for the Winter Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade on Tuesday is Christmas movies.

Museum curator found her dream at home | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Heather Akers didn't know until she started working at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center just how rich Ashland's historical heritage is.

Mock funeral hosted at Blazer to warn of impaired driving  The Independent

ASHLAND Students gathered in Paul G. Blazer High School's gymnasium on Wednesday for a “funeral” that was held for 12 of their peers.

MARK MAYNARD: 50 years ago in AIT, Irish pulled upset and Lovins stole show  The Independent

Fifty years ago, the 1966 Ashland Invitational Tournament presented one of the event's most balanced fields and a memorable player.

Rainier Beach's Kevin Porter Jr., Central Valley's Lexie Hull to compete in skills contest to air on CBS  Seattle Times

The eighth annual event gathered 24 of the nation's best boys and girls basketball players to compete Tuesday in San Antonio.

Church's goal to meet needs of disenfranchised, spread message of hope and love  The Independent

ASHLAND The sanctuary is always dark, the furniture absent and the walls dingy and worn.

Judd history long and local  The Independent

ASHLAND During the 1970s, at least one local country music radio station refused to play back-to-back songs recorded by female artists. An outspoken ...

Steen: Dealing with the diagnosis  The Independent

ASHLAND — Marshall Steen is grateful for the time he has left.

Entertainment exec plans to return for Blazer reunion  The Independent

Herb Trawick credits growing up in Ashland, and especially the influence of Tomcat coach Steve Gilmore, with providing him the foundation he needed to build a ...

A little old, a little new for first school day in Ashland  The Independent

ASHLAND Oakview Elementary had its traditional opening day of school, complete with teachers dressed in theme clothing.

Music and more: Estate Thirty3 Vinyl offers a unique experience  The Independent

ASHLAND — Plopping down on a cushy sofa while sipping coffee and trading legendary rock 'n' roll tales, or discussing favorite old albums with new friends is ...

RONDA NIXON: Let's show support for our Thin Blue Line  The Independent

Retired Boyd County Sheriff Deputy Phillip Slone was only 55 years old when a drunk driver crossed the grass median on 16th Street in Huntington, causing his ...

WWOL Christmas Parade lineup set  The Independent

The 2014 Winter Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Ashland.

Town Center seamed with changes of 1980s  The Independent

ASHLAND The 1980s brought many changes and new things to Ashland.

Former local athlete killed in crash | Local News  The Independent

A former standout athlete at Raceland-Worthington High School was killed Saturday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Clark County.

Pastor Marty Gute's ecumenical upbringing leads him to find his own way in faith  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CEREDO - Marty Gute grew up in Ashland."My dad and his family came to Ashland in 1925," Gute said. "They were haberdashers and tailors, dealing in men's ...

Kazee lands guest starring role in 'Shameless'  The Independent

ASHLAND Life has changed considerably for Ashland native Steve Kazee since winning a Tony Award in 2013 for his performance in the musical “Once.”

Lane pleads guilty to murder of 21-year-old Ashland man  The Independent

ASHLAND A 25-year-old Franklin-Furnace man on Tuesday switched his plea to guilty in the murder of a 21-year-old Ashlander found dead from a single ...

Ashland Christmas parade winners announced  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ASHLAND - Winners have been announced in the band and float competitions for the Winter Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade, which was in downtown ...

Ashlander attending Dance Masters competition | News  The Independent

ASHLAND When Hannah Layne's mother drove her past the Paramount Arts Center when she was 3, she saw other little girls in tutus and said, “I want to dance.

Diaper dandies collect more than 10,000 in drive | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Eat your heart out Dick Vitale. Meet Ashland's Diaper Dandies: Madeline Tipton and Britta Dalton, a pair of seniors at Paul G. Blazer High School who ...

MARK MAYNARD: Hot Stove Lunch with Brennaman for Salvation Army fundraiser  The Independent

The Salvation Army is swinging for the fences in its inaugural fundraiser next month. Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame broadcaster with the Cincinnati Reds, ...

Ashland native enjoys life aboard USS Anzio  The Independent

NORFOLK, Va. — A 1992 Paul G. Blazer High School graduate and Ashland native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio.

Database: Search 2014-15 Kentucky School Test Scores  89.3 WFPL

On Thursday, the Kentucky Department of Education released the 2014-15 Unbridled Learning test results for schools and school districts. In the database ...

Kicking the heroin habit | Local News  The Independent

Matt Boggs of Ashland spent a decade bouncing between rehab and a raging heroin habit.

Moore talks about mentors, OUS programs | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Don Moore, the director of the highly successful Electronic Media Department at Ohio University Southern, told the Rotary Club here on Monday that ...

Kentucky's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018 Selected By National Program  PR Newswire

FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Anjali Chadha, 15, of Louisville and Rachel Ritchie, 14, of Vine Grove today were named Kentucky's top two ...

Empowering Students Through Technology  WMKY

Each year the Student Technology Leadership Program ( STLP ) showcases projects from thousands of students across Kentucky in a competition. This year,

McCann and Marty  Helena Independent Record

Mike and Kim McCann of Ashland, Ky., are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Faye Scott McCann, to Jeffrey Todd Marty.

Keeping tradition alive  The Independent

ASHLAND When Ken Daniels and family bought an old knife factory in Pennsylvania, they knew they would have to do something other than try to compete with ...

AK Steel Announces the AK Steel Foundation's 2017 Sons and Daughters Scholarship Recipients  Marketwired

WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2017) - AK Steel ( NYSE : AKS) announced today that the AK Steel Foundation is continuing a longstanding ...

Gatton Academy selects 100 students for Class of 2018  WKU News

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2018. “Our admissions process was as ...

Lexington tech company iHigh poising itself to be ubiquitous  Lexington Herald Leader

Unless you are, or know, a teen playing sports, you might never have heard of iHigh, although it has been around for more than a decade. Specializing in ...

EKU Names Jason Stein As New Baseball Coach  EKU Sports

RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University infielder Jason Stein was named the school's new baseball coach, EKU Director of Athletics Mark Sandy.

48 Gatton Academy students return from 3-week study abroad program in England  WKU News

Forty-eight Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

UPDATE: Superintendent Discusses Russell Academic Scandal  WSAZ-TV

Russell School Superintendent Susan Compton discussed the academic scandal that has rocked Russell High School.

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