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Kroger opens new fuel center

Nov. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Kroger has opened its second fuel center in Huntington, at 19 7th Ave. West, creating seven new jobs in the community.

The fuel center offers several grades of gasoline and auto supplies, candy and tobacco products.

"Our fuel centers offer our loyal customers convenience and low prices, especially when they use the Kroger Plus Card and the Kroger 1-2-3 Rewards Visa Card," said Kroger spokeswoman Allison McGee.

Discounts are valid at all of the 72 fuel centers in Kroger's Mid-Atlantic region, which includes West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. This is the second fuel center in Huntington. The other is located at the Kroger store at 2627 5th Ave.

ASHLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: The Ashland CVB has launched its newly designed website at www.visitashlandky.com.

Jacob Dotson, a Marshall University student intern, volunteered to design the website. He had previously worked as a volunteer in his hometown with Pikeville Tourism.

The CVB also has updated its community calendar that is listed on the website. The CVB calendar has listed community events and festivals during the 30 year life of the Visitors Center. Individuals should send events for the calendar to myork@visitashlandky.com or call 606-329-1007.

HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands of Greenup County announced this week the opening of a second thrift store to serve the South Shore area.

The store is located next to the Helping Hands South Shore office at 496 Main Street, next to the South Shore City Building/Police Department.

The hours for the new thrift store are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Food, clothing and other donations will be accepted during regular operating hours. In addition, the South Shore Thrift Store opening coincides with the one-year anniversary of the opening of the South Shore office and food pantry.

Since opening on Oct. 15, 2012, the South Shore office has served about 450 client families and continues to serve new families every week. New clients are seen on a walk-in basis Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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