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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 ...

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.

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 ...

Senate Week in Review | News  Journal-Times

FRANKFORT —The Old Capitol was the setting for both chambers to conduct business in honor of President's Day. I am always moved to be surrounded by the ...

Halftime Prep Talk: Russell (T.J. Maynard, Reed Galloway)  The Independent

HTPT from Russell High School, where the crew talks legendary coaches, game balls, game of the week and more. Red Devils coach T.J. Maynard and senior ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, Thursday, Oct. 18.

Russell to have annual Turkey Trot  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 ...

Teens get vape facts from physician  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 ...

Flatwoods woman reaches new level with robotic arm  The Independent

FLATWOODS Mariah Scott has a new friend who can fetch.

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.

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.

Ky. toddler is a basketball video sensation | Sports  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 ...

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

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 ...

Russell artist featured at Ironton library - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

Russell, Kentucky artist Pat B. Shope is currently featured at the Briggs Lawrence County Library Ironton branch. Shope, who carries degrees from Morehead ...

Ashland at Russell high school soccer  The Independent

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

South Point band takes top honor at Buckeye Classic - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

The 2018 Buckeye Classic at Ironton High on Saturday drew 13 schools to participate in the marching band competition, with South Point taking the top honor ...

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 ...

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 ...

Russell middle, high school dominates state  The Independent

RUSSELL You want to know something about science? Ask a student in the Russell Independent School system. Chances are, you'll get the right answer.

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.

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.

Southern acclaim for Ditty  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.

Smith wins Greenup sheriff race  The Independent

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

“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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Russell names Maynard football coach | Local  The Independent

Going back to Russell was a "definite goal" in his early coaching days.

UPDATE: Superintendent Discusses Russell Academic Scandal  WSAZ-TV

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

Russell tabs Rice as baseball coach  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.

The Gatton Academy selects 99 students for Class of 2020  WKU News

“We are excited to welcome the Class of 2020, an exceptional and diverse group of young people. Each year our admissions process reveals a remarkable ...

Weaver makes believer out of KCU  The Independent

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

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 ...

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.

Sports round tables, museum display in Ashland  The Independent

The Smithsonian Institution exhibit at Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is officially open for viewing in Ashland, and there are lots of interesting sports ...

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.

Strader steps aside at Russell  The Independent

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

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.

Six seeking Sheriff's office in Greenup | News  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Prudential Spirit awards honor Kentucky youth volunteers; NKY's Annemarie Fuerst is a top winner  User-generated content

Allison Tu, 17, of Louisville and Annemarie Fuerst, 14, of Covington have been named Kentucky's top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sean Howard to step down as GIS superintendent  Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW – Glasgow Independent Schools Superintendent Sean Howard told the Glasgow Daily Times on Wednesday that he is stepping down from his ...

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 ...

Greenup GOP names new chairman  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 ...

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.

Gene Bennett Baseball Classic begins Thursday - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

Portsmouth — Shawnee State athletics is happy to announce the official schedule for the 2018 Gene Bennett Classic hosted by Shawnee State University.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Small-town success story  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.

New superintendent starts work | News  The Independent

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

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.

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 ...

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.

Red Cross faces blood shortage  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care ...

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 ...

Changes in offseason take root  The Independent

FLATWOODS For a second, it looked like an October night.

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.

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.

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 ...

Achy Breaky anniversary  The Independent

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

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.

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.

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 ...

State girls soccer: Daviess decisive vs. Lady Devils  The Independent

LEXINGTON A strong postseason concluded for Russell's girls soccer team on Saturday night. The Lady Devils are already looking ahead to the next one.

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.

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.

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.

Art teachers' works are on display  The Independent

Art teachers often find themselves on the other side of the canvas, advising others instead of creating their own work.

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 ...

Jazz musician Nashville bound  The Independent

RUSSELL — Jazz at its best “is a seamless flow of ideas from the brain to the horn,” said Isaac Stephens, picking up a clarinet and illustrating with several bars.

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.

On-air Justice | Local  The Independent

Norma Kay returned to radio this week, even though she's never been far from local airwaves.

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.

Girls, boys track take events at Region 6 meets  Morehead News

Neither Rowan County's boys nor girls track teams won team titles at Saturday's Class 2A Region 6 meets at Russell High School.

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 ...

Heck named KFB president  The Independent

SUMMIT For Shawn Heck, becoming the chief financial officer for Kentucky Farmer's Bank was his dream job.

TIM PRESTON: How many by next year?  The Independent

There was a troublesome trend evident at area Veterans Day events for 2015 and it will only be amplified at this time next year.

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.

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 ...

Flatwoods to light up the tree Nov. 21  Community Common

Bobby F. Crager City Park, 2515 Reed Street in Flatwoods, Ky. where the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. FLATWOODS, Ky.

Prep notebook: Tri-State athletes sign with colleges  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Wednesday was college signing day and several area high school stars put their signatures on letters of intent. Many others continue to explore their options ...

Pianist/singer Sparks has promising career ahead  The Independent

James Sparks has had a whirlwind musical experience.

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 ...

Greenup Old Fashion Days to convene Sept. 29-Oct.1  Portsmouth Daily Times

GREENUP, Ky. — The 51st Greenup Old Fashion Days (GOFD), which undoubtedly is a staple in the Greenup community, is set to kick off Thursday, Sept. 2.

High School Sports Roundup  Great Falls Tribune

Saturday's Scores. BOYS. Arlee 65, Charlo 34. Billings Central 77, Glendive 36. Butte Central 56, Corvallis 40. Colstrip 59, Huntley Project 44. Columbus 40 ...

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