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Portsmouth Restaurant Report Card for June 2022

The information for the Restaurant Report Card comes from the Portsmouth Health Department. The results are in random order and not “ranked”. Not all restaurants are inspected every month. Health Code violations are separated by “Critical” and “Non-Critical”. This report is not intended to...

Local dentist celebrates 60 years of smiles

PORTSMOUTH—Local dentist Dr. Robert Nelson celebrated 60 years of practicing dentistry on June 24, with friends, family, and colleagues there to celebrate the impressive milestone. Nelson’s office on Offnere Street in Portsmouth is so much more than just a dental office to those who work within its walls. Nelson...

Kentucky Cop Shooter Sentenced

by Cyn Mackley - SCDN Crime & Justice Correspondent. The Kentucky man who shot and injured a police officer will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Commonwealth Attorney Melvin Leonhart said 41-year-old Jonathan Smithers pleaded guilty to murder and agreed to accept a life sentence.

Howell hired as West girls coach

WEST PORTSMOUTH — With West’s recent, and quite impressive, turnaround on the girls basketball court —the Lady Senators’ next goal as a program is unquestionably to take its next step. Larry Howell has that opportunity now as the Lady Senators’ head coach, as he was recently...

Breckinridge Training School holds 2022 all-school reunion

Morehead State University's Office of Alumni Relations and Development recently hosted a reunion for alumni of the Breckinridge Training School at the Breckinridge All-School Reunion during the weekend of June 10-12. More than 200 alumni attended the event and reconnected with former classmates and faculty. Established in 1924 as a...

Ernest “Ernie” James Vastine, Sr., 81

On Wednesday, June 22nd, Ernest “Ernie” J. Vastine, Sr., founder of Valley Wholesale Foods, Inc. and loving husband and father of six children, passed away at the age of 81. Ernie was born November 1, 1940, to Zatto Ernest and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Vastine at Portsmouth General Hospital in Portsmouth, OH.

Rodney Levi Jenkins, 33 of Portsmouth

Rodney Levi Jenkins, 33 of Portsmouth, Ohio unexpectedly passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Rodney was born on December 5, 1988 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Donald Jenkins and late Mary Jenkins. Rodney was a beloved husband,...

Joe Ellet White, Sr

Joe Ellet White, Senior age 63, of Grayson Ky, formerly of Dry Branch, WV Cabin Creek passed away Saturday June 18th 2022 at his residence. He was born Friday February 6th, 1959, the son of the late Clyde W. White Sr. and Ida Mae Chambers White. He was also preceded...

Elizabeth Fields Carroll

Elizabeth Fields Carroll, age 90, of Olive Hill, Kentucky passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Kingsbrook Life Care in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born March 21, 1932 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Elihu and Ada Mae Walker Carroll Fields. Elizabeth was of the United Baptist Faith. She...

Everett Rene Burnett

Mr. Everett Rene Burnett, age 83, of Grayson, Kentucky, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at Kings Daughter Medical Center, in Ashland, Kentucky. Everett was born Monday, November 28th, 1938 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Willie and Ruby Davis Burnett. In addition to his parents he is preceded...

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St. Claire HealthCare Family Medical Supply Celebrated New Location with a Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Event

St. Claire HealthCare Family Medical Supply recently moved to a new location and celebrated the move with a grand opening and customer appreciation event. Customers were invited to visit the new location at 707 East Main Street in Morehead while also enjoying free gourmet hotdogs and the chance to win door prizes including Brooks shoes, Sockwell and Bamboo Compression Socks, a neck and back massager, a heating pad, and a foot spa. A formal ribbon cutting was held by the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio Inmate Charged In Fentanyl Overdose Death

Ohio inmate charged in overdose deathSCDN photo archives. Police say an Ohio man with a long arrest record smuggled fentanyl into his cell at a county jail and then left the drugs behind for his cellmates when he got out on bail. His three cellmates overdosed on the drugs, and one of them died.

King takes reigns of Green boys

FRANKLIN FURNACE — This wasn’t exactly how J.D. King planned on becoming a head basketball coach. But as they say, events in life happen for a reason or reasons —and now King holds his coaching court at Green High School. That’s because, following the mid-May resignation of...