IRONTON -- A visit by state jail officials isn't usually seen as cause for excitement, but this time it could be different, according to Lawrence County officials.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- A Franklin Circuit judge Thursday denied a request by a retired senior judge to consolidate several cases concerning his ability to seek office as a Boyd County Circuit Judge this year and whether a law that could prevent that is constitutional.
IRONTON -- A former prisoner at the Lawrence County Jail has filed suit against Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless and eight jail employees alleging he was infected with two diseases from the holding tank at the jail.
IRONTON -- Two Ironton residents were arrested Tuesday on drug charges, according to the office of Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- Six people were named defendants Wednesday in criminal informations in Boyd County Circuit Court, according to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice.
GREENUP, Ky. -- Greenup County sheriff's deputies arrested a Greenup, Ky., man following a stabbing along Kentucky 7, according to the office of Sheriff Keith M. Cooper.
IRONTON -- An Ironton man was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to seven years in prison for having about 19 pounds of marijuana mailed to him, according to Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.
IRONTON -- The Lawrence County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to issue $2 million in bonds for road improvements. The commissioners also voted to support senior housing projects in Sheridan and Rome Township.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- An Ashland man was indicted earlier this week on charges of attempted murder and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree in connection with a stabbing last month in Ashland.
IRONTON -- Biomass, a South Point area company, has been cited by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the shoddy handling of asbestos at one of its buildings and could face fines of up to $25,000 per day. Meanwhile, county officials filed a foreclosure action against the company to seek more than $40,000 in back taxes the company owes.