Accident victim ID’d as Ashlander
ASHLAND - Police have identified the man killed in an early morning car accident Tuesday as Robert L. Nunley III of Ashland.
Nunley, 42, was a passenger in a car driven by his wife, Gladys Nunley, who lost control in a curve in the 3400 block of Blackburn Avenue, according to police.
Robert Nunley was pronounced dead at the scene by Boyd County Deputy Coroner Mark Hammond.
Gladys Nunley was treated by paramedics and flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital and admitted in fair condition.
The accident remains under investigation by Ashland Officer Mike Hogsten and crash reconstructionists Ryan Conley and Tony Floyd.
End-of-season ‘Melodies’ Friday
ASHLAND - The grand finale for the summer music of “Melodies and Masterpieces” will be Friday during First Friday events.
Part of Winchester Avenue will be closed for performances by Angie Hall at 6 p.m. and Jeff Ellis and his band at 7 p.m.
Many downtown restaurants, shops and galleries will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. for First Friday.
New restaurant to open at Kyova
ASHLAND - Red’s Country Barbecue will open at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kyova Tri-State Mall across from Steve & Barry’s.
The new restaurant is operated by owners Jason and Tara Iams, a local couple with 24 years of combined experience in the food service industry.
Red’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information call (606) 928-1090.
Craft show this weekend at park
ARGILLITE - Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host a craft show Saturday and Sunday.
There will be baskets, crochet, woodwork, candles, ceramics, painting, quilting and more. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Registration will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a $15 setup fee per table.
Domestic violence programs set
Sarah’s Place has partnered with Safe Harbor and the Elliott County Domestic Violence Task Force to present the following community programs during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
‰8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Health Education Center, “Safe Passage 2007,” a free seminar with CMEs available. Call (606) 326-7318 to register. The registration deadline is Monday.
‰6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: Rocky Adkins/Elliott County Library; candlelight vigil, including a prayer service.
‰9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26: Kentucky Christian University, Wayne B. Smith Center, Room 220, a free seminar about domestic violence issues. A light breakfast will be served.
‰6:30 p.m. Oct. 26: Sarah’s Place at Main and Gee streets in Sandy Hook, a Mass will be celebrated to pray for and support families affected by violence. Free refreshments will be served.
For more information, call (606) 738-4270.
Drive-through flu clinic set at OLBH
RUSSELL - Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will conduct a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bellefonte Centre at 1000 Ashland Drive.
Experts say influenza can lead to various types of pneumonia and can aggravate heart problems or other chronic diseases. Flu vaccines are 70 percent to 80 percent effective in preventing a bout of influenza.
The shots are available to Tri-State residents. The charge is $20 and is covered by Medicare. Those insured by Medicare should bring their cards with them.
For more information, call the CareLine at (606) 833-CARE.
Local actor Kazee to be on ‘Numb3rs’
ASHLAND - Actor and Ashland native Steve Kazee will appear on the CBS television program “Numb3rs” at 10 p.m. Friday.
Kazee is a graduate of Morehead State University and the drama graduate program at New York University. He has appeared on Broadway in “Spamalot” and had a guest-starring role in the NBC television program “Conviction.”
Rotarians to sponsor
RUSSELL - The Russell Rotary Club will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Russell Middle School.
The cost is $5. Proceeds will be used for scholarships.
Bean cook-off next month in Coal Grove
COAL GROVE - The Family Guidance Center and the Lawrence County Stand Team will sponsor the first Bean Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dawson-Bryant Middle School, One Hornet Lane, Coal Grove.
Admission will be $2 for the general public and $1 for seniors and ages 4 through 11. Ages 3 and younger will be admitted free.
The event is designed to gain awareness and offer support for youth prevention services while raising funds for activities that instill in youth the importance of giving and being part of a team.
“We’re looking for businesses and community leaders to participate in the Bean Cook-off,” said Mollie Stevens, prevention and development manager for the guidance center. “We need a few good cooks to be part of the cook-off.”
As part of the cook-off, area teams from local high schools will design sculptures made from collected canned goods. The teams will construct the sculpture on Nov. 2 during In CA-hoots community service day. The art will be on display and judged by the public during the cook-off. Five school teams and two community youth groups have already signed up.
The Stand Team will provide a pizza party to the classes that collect the most canned goods.
“We know that our community food banks often struggle during the holiday season, and we want to help them get a good start,” Stevens said.
Social Security topic of seminar
ASHLAND - One in a series of free estate planning seminars is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. today in the teleconference center at Ashland Community and Technical College.
The session is about Social Security and reaching retirement goals. Guest speakers will be Bernard O’Nan, manager of the Social Security office in Ashland; Mark Compston of A.G. Edwards; Mike Hobbs of Peoples Bank; J.T. Norris of Hilliard Lyons; and Stuart Webb of Kentucky Farmers Bank.
The next session, on long-term planning and insurance planning, will be Tuesday.
For more information, call Frank Salisbury at (606) 326-2092.
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