Local News in Brief: Flatwoods Officials Receive Training Awards | New



The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has awarded Flatwoods Board member Buford Hurley II and Clerk / Treasurer Heather Morris a KLC Level II Award for excellence in city governance, according to a press release.

The awards are part of the KLC City Officials Training Center (COTC), a voluntary education program. City officials supplement education levels by attending KLC events and submitting external education credits from other city training.

The Level II Award for Excellence in Municipal Governance requires a municipal official to complete 60 hours of approved training with two hours of ethics training.

Nine lessons

and songs


The First Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve service called “Nine Lessons and Carols”.

It will be a Christian worship service. The story of the fall of mankind, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus will be told in nine ancient and short Bible readings or lessons from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with Christmas carols, hymns and hymns of the choir.

The service will be held on December 24 at 7 p.m. at Ashland Church (1600 Winchester Ave.).

According to Bob Miller, a member of the First Presbyterian, the tradition of “Christmas carols and lessons” dates back to 1880 in England. In 1918, he said, the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge held a similar service.

Winner Wonderland

coming December 8


Southern Ohio Medical Center invites the community to participate in its second annual Winner Wonderland event on Wednesday, December 8.

The virtual holiday party is in the same vein as the organization’s traditional Winter Wonderland ball. It will be streamed live on the SOMC Development Foundation Facebook page.

Guests have a chance to win a grand prize of $ 5,000, along with nine other event prizes. The cost is $ 100 to enter.

There will also be a virtual auction featuring items ranging from a catered vacation meal, monthly cupcakes for a year, and a trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC.

To enter, text 71760. You will receive a link to an auction site where you can view all available items and place a bid. The auctions start today and will run until December 8 at 6:45 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will support the purchase of new, state-of-the-art heart monitors, according to a press release from the SOMC.

Visit somc.org/WinnerWonderland for more information.

Pedestrian killed

in County Scioto


An Ironton woman has died after an accident involving pedestrians in the Wheelersburg area, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Debra K. Hurley, 61, was attempting to cross the road when a vehicle struck her in the southbound lane of Gallia Pike (CR-1) near KP5. The Portsmouth post of the ‘OSHP received the call at 6:48 p.m. Thursday.

Hurley died at the scene. Depreciation is not suspected. The accident is still under investigation.

The Green Township Fire Department / EMS and the Scioto County Coroner assisted OSHP.


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