News in Brief — 11/4/2014

Published 4:12 pm Monday, November 3, 2014

IHS alum completes basic training

FORT MEADE, Md. — Army Pvt. Darrius J. Boykin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Boykin is the son of Phyllis and Rodney Boykin, of South Point.

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He is a 2013 graduate of Ironton High School.


Hospice to offer special holiday grief program

ASHLAND, Ky. — Community Hospice announces a special holiday community-based grief program.

“Coping with the Holidays” is a seminar for anyone who has suffered a loss and is facing the holidays without their loved one.

“Coping with the Holidays” will be presented from 6 -7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Hospice offices, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland. It is open to the public, not just those who have been served by hospice.

“Coping with the Holidays” will be presented by Community Hospice’s professionally trained bereavement counselors. Participants will receive guidance on coping with loss during the upcoming holiday seasons, understanding the grieving process, and learning how to enjoy the holidays while still honoring their loved ones.

For additional information or to reserve your space, contact the Community Hospice Bereavement Department at 606-329-1890, or 800-926-6184.


KDMC pharmacy now offering flu and Tdap vaccines

ASHLAND, Ky.— King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy in Ashland is now offering flu and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccines for adults 18 and older.

No prescription is needed for the vaccine. Vaccines are administered by a certified pharmacist from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Cost for the vaccines varies by insurance coverage. Those who self pay will be charged $25 for the flu shot and $50 for the Tdap shot.

Kentucky Wellcare patients can get free Tdap vaccines at their local health department. King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy can bill some private insurance carriers.

King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy is located at Medical Plaza B, 613 23 St., in Ashland. For more information or to determine if your insurance covers the vaccines, call 606-324-0092.