News in Brief – 03/22/09

Published 10:00 pm Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kiwanis Club seeks scholarship apps

IRONTON — Applications for the annual Ironton Area Kiwanis Club scholarship are now available for graduating seniors from Lawrence County high schools.

This award differs from many other scholarships because priority is placed on the student’s service to his or her school and community rather than their academic achievements.

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The application deadline is April 15.

Applications may be requested from Steve Call, Ohio University Southern, at 740.533.4559, toll free 800.626.0513 ext. 4559 or

OUS to grant Ky. scholarships

IRONTON. (AP) — Kentucky students of Ohio University Southern will get a tuition break.

The Independent reported the university will grant scholarships that equal the amount Kentucky students are eligible for under the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program, beginning this fall.

Students with a 2.5 grade point average are eligible. The higher the GPA, the more funding they may receive.

KDMC dealing with where smokers go

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Despite the best efforts by Ashland officials and King’s Daughters Medical Center’s leadership to limit smoking, cigarette butts continue to litter a park near the medical center where smokers hang out.

The Daily Independent reports that smokers have taken to Central Park, near the hospital, after the city of Ashland barred lighting up on the streets around King’s Daughters Medical Center. The butt problem is happening at the park even though a smoker’s kiosk was put on top of the hospital parking garage over the winter.

Ashland’s Parks and Recreation Department director Sean Murray said the issue of smoking in the park is continually discussed at park board meetings, which has discussed barring smoking in the park.

KDMC to relocate cardiology clinic

Ashland, Ky. — The King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) main-campus Cardiology Clinic, currently located at the Heart and Vascular Center, is being relocated as of Monday, April 6, to allow for more convenient parking and accessibility.

The Cardiology Clinic’s new location will be near KDMC’s main campus at 941 29th St., Ashland. The telephone number will remain the same: 606.408.6000. If you have an appointment at the Cardiology Clinic before April 6, it will take place in the current location at the Heart and Vascular Center.

In addition, KDMC plans an expansion of services at the Heart and Vascular Center.