Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 9, 2013

News in brief, 04/10/13

Staff report
The Independent

ASHLAND — Greenup stabbing victim dies


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


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


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.  

Mental Health Expo slated


The ACTION Psychology Club will sponsor its annual Mental Health Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. April 23 in the Mains Rotunda at Ohio University Southern.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness of mental health concerns and provide an outlet for agencies in the area to showcase community services. The club’s mission is to increase awareness of mental health issues and offer a forum for discussion of issues and treatment on campus and in the community.  

 For more information, contact Nina Queen at queenn@ohio.edu or (740) 533-4548), Ron Sims at sims@ohio.edu or 533-4549), Kristi Barnes at barnesk@ohio.edu or 533-4547) or Hannah Wilkes at hw848611@ohio.edu.

UNITE Champions dinner slated


The public is invited to an Operation UNITE/Champions recruitment dinner and community forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at Boyd County High School. The event will include guest speakers from Operation UNITE and Pathways, and  keynote speech from State Rep. Rocky Adkins, followed by discussion of the prescription drug abuse problem within the community. For more information call Bill Harris at (606) 922-3940.

Rummage sale will be May 4


The fourth annual South Point Community Rummage Sale will be 8 a.m. to  2 p.m. May 4 at the Tri-State Worship Center.

Food concession stands are planned and baked goods will be for sale.

For a flea market spot at the church, the cost is $10 per 10 feet of space.

For more information, call Cindy at (740) 237-2991 or Vickie at (740) 523-0231. Donations will be accepted at 901 Solida Road or call for pickup.

Proceeds will go toward the church building fund.

Homeless benefit set for May


Shelter of Hope’s second annual Harley for the Homeless benefit motorcycle ride will be May 25, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Ashland.

Breakfast will be served by local celebrities. Tickets are $5.

Bikers may register from 8 to 10 a.m. at the restaurant. Registration for a single rider is $20, with an additional $5 for a second rider. Registered riders will receive a free breakfast and will be eligible for door prizes.

A small ceremony is planned to honor the passing of a homeless veteran who participated in the program. A Blessing of the Bikes also is planned. All motorcycles are welcome, including scooters.

The ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude around 12:30 a.m. at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg.

There also will be a Hotrod for the Homeless car show, with registration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The show will end at 3 p.m. All makes and models of hot-rod are welcome. There will be awards for the most patriotic car and the one voted most popular.

Registration is $10 and includes a free lunch, door prizes and entertainment.

For more information, call (606) 324-6700.

Bike show will benefit veterans


THe fifth annual Veteran’s Home Bike Show will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 512 Water St.

Music will be provided by Burning Ride at 1 p.m. The show will be opened by the St. Albans Junior ROTC.

All bikes and riders are welcome. Proceeds will go to the veterans home.

Admission is free for spectators; registration is $10.

A meal will be served for $5 per plate.