Boyd County Extension Services Offers Holiday Wreath-Making Program
Boyd County Extension Services Offers Holiday Wreath-Making Program. The “hustle and bustle” of the Christmas season may bring to mind images of crowded shopping malls, busy parking lots, and lots of parties to celebrate family and friends. What likely doesn’t come to mind is the scent of fresh-cut pine, piles of cedar clippings, and hundreds of yards of ribbon. If you’re a Boyd County Master Gardener or someone who’s participated in their annual wreath-making extravaganza, then you know full well that “hustle and bustle” is exactly what happens at the Boyd County Extension Education Facility. This year, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, and again from Dec. 4 through the 8th, Master Gardeners have been and will work tirelessly to provide this opportunity to our community.
Buffet of basketball awaits fans at Cabell Midland, Boyd County
Fans of high school basketball are in for a pair of early season treats this week. Two stellar high school basketball showcases, one established, the other new, are slated for this weekend.
Prep roundup: Jordan crosses up Jackson County in 61-52 Boyd victory
McKEE, Ky. -- Jasmine Jordan scored 27 points to lead Boyd County to a 61-52 victory over Jackson County on Friday in girls high school basketball in the Peoples Rural Telephone Classic. The Lions jumped to a 27-17 halftime lead and never trailed after.
Kentucky changes course with its juvenile detention center in NKY
Less than a year after Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Newport would become Kentucky's first and only all-girls detention facility, the Department of Juvenile Justice has now decided to reopen the center to boys with low-level offenses only. The decision was made by Beshear...
ARC Celebrates 300th Baby Born at Karen’s Place Maternity Center
ARC Celebrates 300th Baby Born at Karen’s Place Maternity Center. The Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) team recently celebrated a major milestone, with the arrival of the 300th baby born and cared for at their innovative Karen’s Place Maternity Center (KPMC) in Boyd County. “We are thrilled to celebrate...
Prep roundup: Anderson wins 500th game as Boyd beats Lewis 76-46
VANCEBURG, Ky. -- Boyd County coach Randy Anderson won his 500th career game when the Lions defeated Lewis County 76-46 in high school boys basketball Tuesday night. Boyd County pulled away from a three-point lead after one frame with a 25-10 bulge in the second quarter to win both teams’ lidlifter.
Former County Attorney arrested
A former County Attorney from Hopkins County has recently found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested on multiple charges in Boyd County, including DUI and assaulting a police officer. A citation from the Boyd County Sheriff Department states that on Nov. 19, a passenger in...
Christmas Extravaganza Helping Those in Need
With Thanksgiving behind us, it is the official start of the Christmas festivities. While it is a happy time for many families, for others the expectations of gifts and food can create much stress and worry. The Boyd County Community and Economic Development has partnered with the Boyd County Family Resource Centers to help ease these burdens.
ARC celebrates 300th baby born at Karen’s Place Maternity Center
ASHLAND — The Addiction Recovery Care team recently celebrated a major milestone, with the arrival of the 300th baby born and cared for at Karen’s Place Maternity Center in Boyd County. “We are thrilled to celebrate this significant occasion with all of the patients and staff members who...
Plea to come in alleged deputy assault
Nov. 30—CATLETTSBURG — One brother accused of brawling with Boyd County Sheriff's deputies over the summer had his trial date discarded on Thursday, hoping his case can reach a resolution through mediation next week. Mark E. Hicks, 63, was indicted alongside his brother, Mitchell Hicks, 48, both of...
Traffic switch on US 60 postponed
ASHLAND -- Weather issues delayed the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet switching traffic onto newly rebuilt sections of U.S. 60 until next week in Boyd County. Motorists should watch for new traffic patterns and take it slow through the four-mile work zone from Coalton to Cannonsburg.
Portions of US 60 to reopen after reconstruction work
CANNONSBURG, Ky. — Newly rebuilt sections of U.S. 60 in Boyd County will be open to traffic starting this week, according to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Motorists should watch for new traffic patterns and take it slow through the four-mile section of U.S. 60 from Cannonsburg...
Signings roundup: Boyd County's Jordan signs with Rio Grande
Jasmine Jordan is known for scoring and rebounding, but recently she handed out assists. "I couldn't do it without my teammates," the Boyd County High School girls basketball star said of signing with the University of Rio Grande.
Local officials tout the impacts of Boyd County’s Sandy’s Racing and Gaming on the region
Revolutionary Racing Kentucky was awarded Kentucky’s ninth and final horse racing license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission last summer and now they are working towards the construction of Sandy’s Racing and Gaming, a horseracing and betting facility. The economic impact of the initial investment in the facility...
Mi-De-Con, Inc. setting down in Kentucky
Mi-De-Con, Inc., a contracting company that focuses on various industrial needs, is coming to Kentucky.
Golden Eagles double up Boyd County 28-14
PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central doubled up Boyd County 28-14 in the second round of the KHSAA Class 4A State Football Playoffs at Coach Jim Matney Field on Friday, Nov. 10. The Golden Eagles battled back from behind to beat District 6 rival Boyd County in the postseason matchup. Boyd County faltered after leading 14-7 at halftime.
Hornets to meet Boyd County in 15th Region Challenge
SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County is set to meet Boyd County in the 15th Region Challenge at Johnson Central High School on Saturday, Nov. 18. Tip-off for the Magoffin County-Boyd County boys’ basketball scrimmage is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Magoffin County and Boyd County aren’t scheduled to...
Man arrested in Kentucky for allegedly trying to pay for sex with minor
BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — A man is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center for allegedly trying to pay for sexual favors from a minor. The Elliott County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a local high school because a juvenile said Matthew Nelson was messaging them telling them he would pay for […]
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Today, there is an increased risk of fires due to very low humidity and dry conditions. It is crucial to exercise extreme caution while operating equipment or smoking in wildland areas as heat and sparks can easily ignite a fire. Open burning of any kind is considered extremely dangerous at the moment. It is advisable to consult local burn permitting authorities to determine if burning is allowed. However, if you do decide to burn, be extremely cautious as fires can rapidly spread under these conditions.
Country music festival coming to Ashland, Kentucky
BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Some big names in country music will perform next year in Boyd County. A two-day festival called ‘Rock the Country’ is set to visit seven small towns across the country, including Ashland, Kentucky. “Ashland might be a small town, but we have...