Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 10, 2012

11/10/12-local briefs

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CANNONSBURG — Man killed in I-64 accident

CANNONSBURG An Ohio man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Boyd County Thursday night.

Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin identified the victim as Leron Harvey, 48, of South Point.

The accident occurred shortly before midnight about two miles east of the Cannonsburg I-64 interchange. According to Keelin, Harvey was traveling eastbound when his 1998 Cadillac veered into the median, crossed over both eastbound lanes and overturned several times.

Harvey, who was wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, Keelin said. No one else was in the car.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, Keelin said.

Drug sting nets one arrest

ASHLAND An Ashland man was arrested Thursday on pill-trafficking charges.

William A. Abrahanson, 48, of the 2300 block of Pollard Road, was loged in the Boyd County Detention Center on charges of first- and third-degree drug trafficking.

Abrahanson allegedly sold oxycodone and Lorcet to a confidential informant working for the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force, according to a news release. Deputies served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and recovered cash.

Library board seeks member

ASHLAND The Board of Trustees of Boyd County Public Library is seeking applications for a new member.

The application deadline is Thurssday, with the hope of interviewing candidates at the board of trustees meeting on Nov. 19. The library would prefer candidates from outside Ashland city limits (must be a Boyd County resident), in order to have a more diverse geographic make-up of the members and provide unincorporated areas of the county more representation. Ideal candidates would also have expertise in finance, advocacy or strategic planning.

According to Kentucky law, the board must submit two candidates for each position to the state librarian for verification. Boyd County Judge-Executive William Stevens makes the final appointment from the candidates submitted.

The person selected would serve out the remaining three years on the term of Theresa Lyons, who recently moved out of Boyd County.

Veterans event at War Memorial

WURTLAND Greenup County War Memorial committee will have a Veterans Day celebration at 2 p.m. at the War Memorial Park on Sunday.

Retired Sgt. Maj. Bobby Reynolds, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs, will be the speaker. Olivia Black, Tony Wilson and Caleb Hammond will provide special music.

Greenup County JROTC and James L. Flannery Post of the American Legion will assist with service.

Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and active military personnel will be recognized.

Refreshments will be served by the Greenup Amvets Post 95 after the ceremony.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 165 from Advance United Methodist Church will be at the park today to place an American flag to represent each name on the Memorial Stones.

Veterans eat free at Moe’s Sunday

ASHLAND Veterans and active military personnel can get a free meal at Moe’s Southwest Grill from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, compliments of Moe’s and Pathways Regional Prevention Center.

Russell sets date for yule parade

RUSSELL Russell’s downtown Christmas parade is scheduled for Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. with lineup starting at 6:30 p.m.

Attorney Michael Wilson of Greenup County will be the grand marshal of the parade. Face-painting will be done at the Russell Fire Station, where a chili dinner is scheduled immediately after the parade. Musical entertainment will be provided.

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