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Russell High right-hander Pope signs with Kentucky Christian  Huntington Herald Dispatch

FLATWOODS, Ky. - Kentucky Christian University has a Pope.Russell High School baseball standout Zach Pope signed last week to play for KCU. Through ...

Area schools perform at state Governor's Cup  The Independent

LOUISVILLE Russell High School's academic team placed second in the state finals of the annual Governor's Cup competition last weekend.

Honor Guard service in Russell | News  The Independent

The Russell High School Air Force Junior ROTC provided the very first honor guard *service* in many years on Jan. 7. The second *service* on Jan. 14 was at the.

Russell High School students visit Eagle Scholars program  Morehead State University News

Students from Russell High School visited Morehead State University's Eagle Scholars program, Friday, March 15.

Layne: KCU 'getting a steal' in Sanders | Sports  The Independent

RUSSELL When she first studied game film of Lakie Sanders, Kentucky Christian women's basketball coach Lisa Conn saw “potential.”

Cheers to 40 years: Russell welcoming back 1978 champions | Sports  The Independent

RUSSELL In the minutes after winning his first state championship, Ivan McGlone gave an off-the-cuff quote informed by his previous experience with tough ...

Craft Academy at Morehead State welcomes class of 2021 – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

MOREHEAD, Ky. — The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University has announced the members of the 2021 class ...

Photos: Today in History: May 17 | Photo Galleries

Icelandic pop star Bjork arrives at the Festival Palace to attend the screening of her film "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier of Denmark in competition ...

Teacher pleads not guilty to child pornography charges  The Independent

By MIKE JAMES. The DAILY Independent. CATLETTSBURG A former Russell High School mathematics teacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday to child ...

Ex-math teacher pleads not guilty  The Independent

CATLETTSBURG A former Russell mathematics teacher pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges Monday and pledged through his attorney to put forth a ...

No empty desks: getting kids back to school  The Independent

RUSSELL Among the 13000 public school students in Boyd and Greenup counties last year, more than 2200 missed enough school to be identified as ...

Russell teacher is first in Kentucky to receive robotic arm  WDRB

FLATWOODS, KY. (WDRB) -- A Greenup County, Kentucky, teacher got a one-of-a-kind addition in the classroom a few weeks ago that's now helping her reach ...

Russell volleyball coach hits 109 wins  Huntington Herald Dispatch

FLATWOODS, Ky. - Russell High School's volleyball team was jubilant after shutting out Fleming County, 3-0, on Sept. 6.

Russell grad realizing success on the big screen  The Independent

ASHLAND From racing in a Lamborghini to riding the range, a former Worthington resident is successfully pursing a career in show business.

Russell to have annual Turkey Trot - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

For the more athletically-minded, there will be the annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning in Russell, Kentucky. With an unofficial theme of ...

Photos: Today in History, May 17  Austin American-Statesman

Elton John performing May 17, 1974. Location unknown. (AP Photo). [2/69]. Micah Farmer is the 22-year-old adviser to a Children of God commune, near King ...

Students from across Eastern Kentucky attend High School Art Day  Morehead State University News

Morehead State's Department of Art and Design is well-known throughout the Commonwealth for its academic excellence as well as the success of its students.

Communication and culture in top Spanish teacher's classroom  The Independent

RUSSELL Catherine Del Valle can teach you to hold a conversation in Spanish in less than a minute.

Ky. toddler is a basketball video sensation  Huntington Herald Dispatch

RUSSELL, Ky. — “Diaper Dandy,” Dick Vitale's famous phrase for college basketball freshman phenoms, is an accurate description of Russell's incredible Elijah ...

Doctor talks vaping dangers to high-schoolers  WSAZ-TV

Dr. Michael Ehrie, a pulmonologist at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, has visited six schools lately to talk to teens about the misconception that vaping is safer ...

Merle drops pearls of hoop wisdom: Kidwell stays close to game by broadcasting  The Independent

When West Carter and Rowan County tip it up in the 16th Region Tournament girls quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Ellis T. Johnson Arena, one ...

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.

C.M. Russell High School 2017-2018 graduates  Great Falls Tribune

Katherine Achilles Annabella Aline Brandon Allen Abby Allison Sammie Jo Anderson Silas Andrews Charlie Armstrong Elijah Arnold Sophie Aron Ryan Banks

Going for baroque: All-volunteer “Messiah” cast to perform  The Independent

RUSSELL A handful of soloists, an orchestra of mostly students, and a chorus of volunteers will tackle Handel's classic oratorio “Messiah” next month in a ...

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 ...

Members Choice names 2018 scholarship winners  The Independent

Ashland Members Choice Credit Union recently awarded ten scholarships to help student member-owners meet higher education goals.

Flatwoods woman reaches new level with robotic arm  The Independent

FLATWOODS Mariah Scott has a new friend who can fetch.

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs selects 72 Kentucky high school students for highly competitive summer program – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, today announced 72 ...

Teens get vape facts from physician | News  The Independent

FLATWOODS Vaping is more dangerous than many think, and can lead to serious medical problems, an area pulmonologist told Russell High School students ...

Russell middle, high school dominates state  The Independent

RUSSELL You want to know something about science?

2019 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest winner announced – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The winning entry, as well as the second- and third-place finishers, in the annual Kentucky Derby Poster Contest were announced Saturday ...

Lock, block, barrel: Focused Carrico rejects punt, busts loose for long TD to lift Ironton  The Independent

RUSSELL It's more than a mascot name to Reid Carrico. He knew it meant more from the time he was an aspiring Ironton player looking up to his brother and.

Governor's School for Entrepreneurship selects 72 high school students for summer program at NKU  User-generated content

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has announced 72 high school students ...

4 Local Marching Bands Compete in Bands of America Grand National Competition  WOWK

Four marching bands from our viewing area are in Indianapolis to compete in the Bands of America Grand National Competition.

Here is the winning 2019 Kentucky Derby poster

A Kentucky High school sophomore is behind the vibrant design.

Billy Ray Cyrus visits students in Ashland-Russell areas  WSAZ-TV

Billy Ray stopped by Paul Blazer High School, along with his wife Tish and daughter Noah, to greet participants at band camp. He also talked with the Russell ...

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.

Civics test grad requirement starts this year  The Independent

A state law requiring Kentucky high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate goes into effect this year.

Smith wins Greenup sheriff race  The Independent

Matt Smith was elected the new sheriff of Greenup County Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results.

Southern acclaim for Ditty | Sports  The Independent

ASHLAND Julie Ditty remembers well the tennis trips with family to various points in Kentucky and throughout the southern U.S. as a junior player.

Russell tabs Rice as baseball coach | Sports  The Independent

Coming off a runner-up finish in the 16th Region Tournament, new Russell baseball coach Tim Rice wants the Red Devils to just keep on keepin' on.

KOVCCT Meet — Rymer Pattern: Ashland girls follow senior's lead; Boyd boys nab 2nd  The Independent

RUSSELL Sure, 200- and 400-meter dash wins were already in the books. So was a shot-put victory. But that didn't stop Sarah Rymer from accelerating through ...

Evers hopes to inform others about Red Cross in new role  The Independent

ASHLAND As the new Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, Salliejo Evers hopes to spread the word of everything the organization has to offer.

Area 7 Track & Field Championships: Wet, late, Ashland great  The Independent

RUSSELL On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Ashland's track and field teams delivered another thoroughbred performance.

Winner of 2019 Derby Poster Contest Announced - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)– On Saturday the winners of the annual Kentucky Derby Poster Contest was announced. The governors office announced that this ...

Updated: Kidwell out as Russell boys basketball coach  The Independent

RUSSELL Merle Kidwell is no longer Russell's boys basketball coach, according to a statement released by the school on Wednesday morning.

Pulse of the Voters: Teachers look to have voices heard  The Independent

The general election of 2018 is a big one. Majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives are at stake, and with them the direction the United States will ...

UPDATE: Superintendent Discusses Russell Academic Scandal  WSAZ-TV

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

First Lady Glenna Bevin announces Scott County student is winner of Kentucky Derby Poster Contest  User-generated content

First Lady Glenna Bevin on Saturday announced the winning entry, as well as the second- and third-place finishers, in her annual Kentucky Derby Poster ...

Why did D'Angelo Russell leave Kentucky for Ohio State? Buckeyes star opens up about self-reliance, his recruitment and the NBA

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There's this team located about an hour from where D'Angelo Russell grew up. You may have heard of it. The college basketball super ...

Memorial Weekend celebrations set  The Independent

Around the country families and friends will gather to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend. The federal Holiday, observed on the fourth Monday in May, is a ...

Strader steps aside at Russell | Sports  The Independent

Jason Strader is a father before he is a coach, which is why he's no longer Russell's basketball coach.

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 ...

The Gatton Academy selects 99 students for Class of 2020 – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

By Zack Ryle. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 4, 2018) – The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 99 Kentucky sophomores for ...

Parents, Students and Coaches Fight to Keep Ashland Pool Open  WSAZ-TV

The Ashland School Board will decide if the Paul Blazer High School pool will be re-purposed or renovated.

In their own words, Greenup county sheriff candidates  The Independent

GREENUP There are two candidates running for county sheriff on the Greenup County ballot. The Daily Independent asked Michael D. Leonhart and Matt Smith ...

“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 ...

Russell students donate hair for wigs  The Independent

ASHLAND — Four Russell students sat in the styling chairs at Identity Salon on Thursday as they volunteered to have their long locks chopped off.

Okoro's coach, Smith, not so 'rusty' | Sports  The Independent

SOUTH POINT Rusty Smith, an assistant track and field coach at South Point High School, has delivered professional results since 1980.

Democrat running for 98th District seat  The Independent

Editor's Note — This is the first of two stories. A story in Friday's paper will feature the candidacy of Danny Bentley.

Ashland Beverage Centre to open in Russell  The Independent

RUSSELL If everything goes according to plan and all of the inventory can be checked into the system, the new Ashland Beverage Centre on Diederich ...

Greenup GOP names new chairman | News |  The Independent

GREENUP Twenty-four-year-old Ryan Biederman was the president of his class from seventh grade through senior year, now he's the chairman of his home ...

WKU's Gatton Academy of Math, Science selects 99 sophomores for Class of 2020, included are NKyians  User-generated content

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University has selected 99 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2020. “We are excited ...

Super Quik 5K — Fine weather, fond farewell: Holley, Moore win, Lumberg honored  The Independent

FLATWOODS Participants welcomed super conditions for the 23rd annual Super Quik 5K.

Teenager battles back from accident  The Independent

RUSSELL — It was in the quiet time of night sometime between dusk and dawn in June 2013 when Leslie Hicks received the call that no mother ever wants to.

Weaver makes believer out of KCU | Sports  The Independent

Raceland basketball coach Bob Trimble said Travis Weaver “really started blossoming into a potential college player” as a sophomore.

Former Russell athlete living her dream with the Reds  Huntington Herald Dispatch

RUSSELL, Ky. - Kayla Parsley was an outstanding basketball player for Russell High School and went on to play for Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg.

New superintendent starts work  The Independent

ASHLAND Meetings, paperwork, unpacking and more meetings — such was the first day on the job for new Ashland schools superintendent Sean Howard.

Duty sworn in as new Greenup County commissioner  The Independent

New Greenup County Commissioner Earnest “Earnie” Duty said he wants to help the county build on momentum generated by the announcement of a ...

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 ...

Scott doesn't let handicap stop her from achieving goal  The Independent

ASHLAND — Graduating from college has become expected from today's generation, but for Mariah Scott it was an emotional accomplishment.

Corbin Redhound Varsity Club Announces HOF Class of 2017 – The News Journal  The News Journal

Here are the members of the Corbin High School Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017, to be honored during the football game versus Casey County this Friday ...

Sharing stories to save lives  The Independent

The testimony of Alycen Rymer's death shows mental illness does not discriminate.

Achy Breaky anniversary  The Independent

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

Small-town success story | Featured  The Independent

RUSSELL — “You can get there from here,” Don Moore and David Carter kept repeating Friday during a talk with seniors at Russell High School.

Six seeking Sheriff's office in Greenup  The Independent

GREENUP Four Democrats and two Republicans are vying to fill the role of Greenup County Sheriff, an office that has been occupied by Democrat Keith Cooper ...

All-Area tennis: Six All-Staters make for memorable season  The Independent

Six All-State players in one season. Yes, 2016 will go down as one of the best for area high school tennis.

Macarons a pursuit of perfection  The Independent

RUSSELL The art of baking a French macaron cookie is a combination of science and experience in pursuit of perfection, according to Rachel Walker, founder ...

Red Devils get past Rams, 6-3 | Sports  The Independent

FLATWOODS The “Kee” to Russell's baseball success is quite clear.

Craft Academy holds second graduation ceremony  Morehead State University News

Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics held its second graduation Saturday, May 12, at Button Auditorium.

63rd District — Ram Dunk: Raceland rides fourth-quarter wave by Lewis, 52-50  The Independent

RUSSELL Going downhill fast is great in the Winter Olympics, but not for a basketball team.

Ashland-born Miss America dies at 92  The Independent

Ashland-born Miss. America dies at 92. EUBANK She was an American hero born in Ashland on Sept. 26, 1924, who became Miss America 1944. In Eubank, a ...

Changes in offseason take root | Sports  The Independent

FLATWOODS For a second, it looked like an October night. The Russell and Lewis County football teams were not competing for a Class 3A, District 5 title.

Tammy Jo's Studio comes under new ownership  The Independent

Tammy Jo's Studio is going through some drastic changes that are, for now, hardly noticeable.

ALLISON KIFER AVSAR: We must see humanity in Muslims and immigrants  The Independent

My father allowed me to watch “Chucky” when I was 6, leaving me eternally terrified of knife-wielding dolls, the name Chucky and redheads.

2018 Music Educator Award quarterfinalists announced - CBS This Morning  CBS News

A total of 197 music teachers from across the U.S. are quarterfinalists for the award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.

Georgetown College sports notebook: Football spring game is Thursday  News- Graphic

Georgetown College football to square off in the 121st Orange & Black Scrimmage 6:30 pm Thursday. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for this free evening of Tiger ...

Irish soccer standout Lochow signs with Georgetown (Ky.)  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Playing college sports runs in Haven Lochow's family.The Huntington St. Joe High School soccer standout will continue that tradition after ...

UPDATE: Teenager's pre-trial diversion will not be revoked after violation  WSAZ-TV

Dummitt will have to serve 90 days in jail for contempt, but will still be able to avoid jail time for the Conley case.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Prep notebook: Fairland's Van Horn commits to Cedarville  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Cedarville University has established a recruiting pipeline from Proctorville, Ohio.Fairland High School 6-foot-8 basketball center Kollin Van Horn, a first-team ...

Jacoway among 12 new members inducted into Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame  Northwest Georgia News

MONTGOMERY – Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama were inducted into the 27th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame ...

Sophomores Shine Through Class of Kentucky Program  UKNow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2012) — The 2011-12 academic year has been a banner year at the University of Kentucky with record enrollment, the dedication of ...

Prep notebook: Boyd County's Wheeler looks forward to joining Herd  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Savannah Wheeler has all of this season and next to enjoy her spectacular high school basketball career at Boyd County, but the 5-foot-7 junior guard admits ...

63rd District baseball — Ram-Rocked: Heighton, Raceland knock Greenup off mountain, 8-2  The Independent

FLATWOODS Raceland got the matchup it wanted in the opening round of the 63rd District baseball tournament.

KHSAA Board of Control mandates face protection in softball  WYMT News

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern ...

KCU brings back baseball, Hensley named head coach  Journal-Times

After a 23-year hiatus, Kentucky Christian University plans to field a collegiate baseball program out on the diamond for the 2017-18 campaign, according to a ...

Study suggests female soccer players need protective headgear  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Prompted by a study released from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, doctors have begun considering whether to recommend ...

Teen Sues School District Over Confederate Flag Prom Dress  WAVE

A Greenup County teenager is suing the school district for barring her from the prom for wearing a red dress styled as a large Confederate battle flag.

Hensley helps WVSU | Sports  The Independent

Freshman Kierstin Hensley is breaking new ground for West Virginia State University's women's tennis program.

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