Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 9, 2013

News in brief, 04/10/13

ASHLAND — Greenup stabbing victim dies

SOUTH SHORE

A man stabbed in a fight last month has died and the man accused of stabbing him faces murder charges.

Michael Gillespie, 31, of Lewis County, died early Tuesday afternoon, according to Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper.

Reece A. Frasure Sr., 50, of South Shore, will be charged with murder and his case will be presented to a grand jury, according to Greenup Commonwealth’s Attorney Mel Leonhart.

Frasure was arrested the day after the stabbing on a charge of first-degree assault and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center.

The stabbing happened about 10:30 p.m. March 27 at a residence on Mica’s Walk Road, which is off the A-A Highway. According to the sheriff’s department, the two men got into a fight that ended with Frasure stabbing Gillespie in the chest with a steak knife.

Gillespie had reportedly been on life support since the stabbing on March 27.

Robbery suspect sought in Ohio

IRONTON

Lawrence and Scioto county sheriff departments are looking for a Wheelersburg man suspected of robbing the US Bank Proctorville Branch Monday.

Detectives are hunting for Elvis P. Kerns, 34, who is five feet, 11 inches tall, has brown hair and blue eyes. Kerns was last seen driving a 1990 gold Chevrolet Cavalier with Ohio license plate number FTK-1183.

The car has tinted windows that are bubbled over and a sticker supporting coal miners in the rear window.

Kerns also is suspected of a robbery in Wheelersburg Friday.

Information on Kerns may be relayed to detective Aaron Bollinger at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, (740) 532-3525.

Wildflowers focus of Carter event

OLIVE HILL

Carter Caves State Resort Park will host Wildflower Pilgrimage Weekend April 19 through 21.

Admission to field trips and workshops is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 6 through 12. Guests will sign up for programs at the park Friday night or Saturday morning. Evening programs will also be scheduled. Preregistration is required since space is limited.

 Featured will be trips focusing on wildflowers, birds, ferns and tree identification, and a canoe trip on Smoky Lake.  

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    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

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  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

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  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.
    Of the five seats available, three magistrates are seeking re-election: Clarence “Sonny” Fankell, D-Grayson, District 2; Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe, D-Olive Hill, District 4; and Brandon Burton, R-Olive Hill, District 5.
    The incumbents will each have to battle as many as three opponents in their district primaries next month before they can focus on reclaiming their magistrate titles in the November general election.
    This year’s magistrate race will host a total of 22 candidates, with 11 from Grayson, nine from Olive Hill and two from Denton.

    April 23, 2014

  • Martin County marks 50 years since LBJ visit

    Today marks 5o years since former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez resident Tom Fletcher and promised to end poverty in America on April 24, 1964. On Friday, Inez will be commemorating the occasion with a special event.

    April 23, 2014

  • Trail Town trial run to be in Olive Hill this Sunday

    Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

    April 23, 2014

  • Some area farmers may be eligible for LIP program

    The Grayson  Farm Service Agency, (Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence) is having registration for the Livestock Indemnity Program to eligible producers who suffered losses beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and subsequent years.

    April 23, 2014

  • News in brief, 04/24/14

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  • Garner hosting National Day of Prayer activities

    The Garner Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting day long events at the Kyova Mall to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.

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  • Flatwoods mayoral debate set for Tuesday

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    April 22, 2014