Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 4, 2012

Local briefs - 11/04/12

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GRAYSON — Man passes out, wrecks rig on I-64

GRAYSON A man driving a tractor trailer hauling medical imaging equipment along I-64 passed out behind the wheel and wrecked his rig on Friday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Paul Maloney was traveling westbound when he passed out while driving. The vehicle slid against a guard rail, veered off the shoulder and flipped on its side. Maloney suffered minor injuries and was transported from the scene by Carter County EMS to King’s Daughters Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

The imaging equipment was determined to be non-hazardous.

KSP was assisted by Grayson Police, Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Grayson Fire Department, Olive Hill Fire Department, Carter County Emergency Management, Boyd County Emergency Management and the Kentucky Environmental Response Team.

The accident remains under investigation.  

Ballou arrested in Elliott County

SANDY HOOK A father who has been on the run for nearly three months after being indicted on felony child assault and abuse charges in Lawrence County was arrested late Thursday night, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Nicholas "Nick" Ballou, 24, of Louisa, was arrested without incident at a home along Wallow Hole Road in Elliott County. He is being lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Ballou was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury. The charges stem from an incident on Aug. 11, 2011, when Ballou was home alone with his 2-month-old son. The child suffered multiple skull fractures and brain injuries, according to the KSP.

Local students part of EKU court

RICHMOND Two local students were part of the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen Court at Eastern Kentucky University.

They were:

‰Jeffrey Preston, senior Criminal Justice major, sponsored by Association of Fire Science Technology. A graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School, Preston is the son of Jeff Preston and Nancy Preston.

‰Myranda James, senior English Literature and Creative Writing major, sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon. A graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School, James is the daughter of Cheri and Jeff James.

The coronation came at halftime of the Colonels' 45-14 win over Austin Peay State University on Oct. 13.

Locks picnic area closes at dusk

GREENUP The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the Greenup Locks and Dam Picnic Shelter area for the season at dusk on Sunday. The shelter will re-open March 10, 2013.

Staff reports