Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

July 21, 2013

Local briefs: 7/22/13

Staff reports
The Independent

CEREDO — Camden Park ride destroyed

CEREDO - Camden Park was closed for two days after the Dodge ’em Cars were destroyed in an electrical fire early Sunday morning.

The cause of the fire is uncertain, but it may have been related to an overnight storm, according to park officials. The call came in before 3 a.m., a 911 dispatcher said.

The ride was probably more than 50 years old.

The fire also damaged two nearby buildings, a maintenance shop and restroom. Workers began repairing those and removing the remains of the ride Sunday and  today. The park is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Ashland man faces charges

ASHLAND - An Ashland man was arrested late Saturday night at a grocery store after selling heroin to an undercover agent with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

James R. Hall, 41, was accused of selling heroin to deputies and is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. Hall also had money on him in addition to the heroin, according to a release.

Hall was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center. More arrests are pending, deputies said.

2 jailed after Boyd drug buy

ASHLAND - Two Philadelphia men were arrested Saturday night by Boyd County sheriff’s deputies for selling crack cocaine, according to a press release.

Prentiss L. Glenn, 34, and Donnell D. Simmons, 35, sold about 3.5 grams of crack cocaine to deputies.

Glenn had large amounts of crack cocaine, heroin and cocaine in addition to cash. He was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance for crack cocaine and possession for all three drugs.

Simmons was charged with complicity of trafficking in a controlled substance for crack cocaine.

Both men were lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.