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ASHLAND, Ky. — Plans to redevelop Judd Plaza in downtown Ashland are progressing and could lead to the addition of a small park. The Ashland commission accepted a $31,700 proposal this month from EN Engineering, LLC to perform engineering and drafting services associated with the stretch of brick road between Community Trust Bank and First Presbyterian Church. Mayor Steve Gilmore said the funding for a redesign project is already available because it was carried over from the 2016-2017 fiscal year. A redesign of Judd Plaza has been discussed off and on for at least the past 10 years.

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CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — The legal sale of alcohol in Ashland will expand to a third precinct after a mini-landslide election Tuesday in the city’s Carp precinct. The final tally in the Carp-only special election was 17-5 in favor of allowing alcohol sales inside the east Ashland district. Carp has about 480 registered voters. The vote expands the city’s unique alcohol sales status from the Moore and Central precincts to Carp. Any future alcohol license seekers who hope to locate a business in Carp must comply with the same rules in place for businesses in the Moore and Central precincts.

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President's Report

February 16, 2018

Holding Down the Fort Happy Friday everyone! Here's a quick recap of the week: Monday morning began with an appearance on The Big Picture with Jill York. The weekly show takes an in-depth look at local issues and The Alliance was featured to discuss economic development in the region. I've added A LINK HERE if you want to watch. Our Executive Committee meeting was held on Wednesday. The committee asked that I remind anyone interested in serving on our Board of Directors to please submit a letter of interest by February 23, 2018. Letters received after that date will not be considered by the Nominating Committee. Today, while delivering donuts, I visited the Boyd County Public Library, who is celebrating 30 years as an Ashland Alliance member this week. I also stopped in Bare Arms and took a peek at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in downtown Ashland. You can read more about each of these in the Dunk n' Development section of this report.