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ASHLAND, Ky. — The third annual Gravy Bowl will be heating up Ashland on Saturday, Feb. 8. The popular cooking event will be pulling into the station at 10 a.m. and will be taking over the Ashland Train Depot on 99 15th Street. The “Bowl” game allows those attending to sample biscuits and gravy dishes from dozens of local restaurants, organizations and at-home chefs. The gravy entries featured will be in three categories: sawmill gravy (meat gravy), country gravy (meatless gravy) and a freestyle category. The biscuits for the event will all be prepared and generously provided by local McDonald’s restaurants.

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Chamber of Commerce

ASHLAND, Ky. — Emily Aliff wasn’t thinking about winning a contest when she sat in a wheelchair at the top of a third-floor stairwell at Ashland Middle School last October. The eighth-grader was wondering how a genuinely impaired student would get down to the ground floor and then to the exit doors if the school building were on fire. Emily and a number of other AMS students who were with her that day are still pondering the problem and working on solutions, but today they definitely are thinking about winning a contest. Ashland Middle School for the third year in a row has been named the state winner of the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest, which it won nationally in 2018.

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President's Report

January 17, 2020

Investment in Ourselves Hello from the desk of the Alliance. This has been a productive week here with our Board Meeting, Ribbon Cutting and even taking time to invest in our leaders and workers of tomorrow. All and all, not a bad week to be and live in the region. Just last night the Alliance celebrated with Kristie, Will, and Jack Patterson in a wonderful open house and ribbon cutting at The Edge Business Center located off Diederich Boulevard in Russell. This facility was a former Ashland Oil facility that has been repurposed by the Patterson’s! It offers beautiful meeting space for 400 plus with tables and chairs and offers office space from one single office to suite settings. It is a great example of this community reinventing itself. It shows how vision, work and talent positions us for growth now and for the future.