News in Brief – 10/18/12

Published 9:58 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Body at Grayson Lake was that of local man

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Human remains found at an eastern Kentucky lake were those of a young man missing in the region since last year.

Kentucky State Police say the state medical examiner’s office identified the body as that of 21-year-old Nathan Barker of Olive Hill. Hunters found the remains Sunday in a remote area along Grayson Lake.

Investigators later found a wallet with Barker’s identification inside it.

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It isn’t yet known when or how Barker died and a DNA match is still pending.


Chesapeake United Methodist Church offers Trunk N’ Treat

CHESAPEAKE — Members of Chesapeake United Methodist Church will decorate trunks and handing out treats during Chesapeake’s annual Trick or Treat Night, Tuesday Oct. 30. “During Trunk or Treat we hand out treats from the trunk of our decorated car,” said Rev. Chuck Case, pastor of the church. “Trunk N’ Treat is a great opportunity for folks to come together and treat the children of our community. We have over 200 kids plus adults who troll 2nd Avenue in Chesapeake every year.”

Trunk N’ Treat is located in the parking lot across from the church at 501 2nd Avenue. It will coincide with Trick or Treat hours of 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Church to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child

CHESAPEAKE — Chesapeake United Methodist Church is partnering with the Pizza Hut Restaurant on Fifth Avenue in Huntington, W.Va. to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child.

The fundraising event will be Tuesday between 5 and 8 p.m. Pizza Hut will contribute 20 percent of the total of each check to the church when the event coupon is presented at check-out. Offer is good for dine-in, delivery, or carry out meals at the Fifth Avenue location.

Proceeds will send more shoe boxes to children throughout the world.

Everyone is invited to participate, and free coupons are available by emailing or phoning 740-867-3848.


Flu shots at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library is once again teaming up with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital to offer flu shots to the community.

OLBH representatives will be at the Main and Kyova branches later this month. The cost is $20 for those without Medicare. Flumist nasal spray vaccine will be available for $25, for healthy people, ages 2-49.

Flu shots will be available on:

• Thursday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. This session will also include a pediatric clinic.

• Monday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kyova Branch, located in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman.

For more information, contact OLBH’s Healthy Community Services office at 606.833.3366 or 888.635.2200.