Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 26, 2013

Local briefs: 4/27/13

SOUTH SHORE — McKell seeks council apps

sOUTH SHORE - Parent and teacher nominations for members of the 2013-14 school-based decision-making council at McKell Middle School will be taken from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A council member must be a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the school during the parent’s term of service.

For more information, call the office at (606) 932-3221. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7 in the school office.

2 plead guilty to running pill mill

PIKEVILLE - Two eastern Kentucky pain clinic owners have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring with doctors to illegally dispense more than 50,000 prescription pain pills.

Sentencing for 40-year-old Tammy Cantrell of Oil Springs and 50-year-old Shelby Lackey of Williamsport is scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Pikeville.

The pair entered the guilty pleas Wednesday to using Care More Pain Management in Paintsville to dole out the pills with no legitimate medical purpose.

Prosecutors say two doctors charged with conspiring in the case would perform little or no examinations before handing out prescriptions.

Dr. Richard Albert is scheduled for sentencing in June after pleading guilty last summer. Dr. Randy Bofill pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and operating a drug involved premise. His trial is in May.

Arrest warrant names Bath man

MOREHEAD - A warrant has been issued for Gene A. Glover of Morehead in connection with an ongoing investigation of two separate structure fires on U.S. 60 East in Bath County. The fires occurred in the early morning hours of March 20.

Glover’s whereabouts are unknown. Glover has connections to Olive Hill, Morehead and Lexington. Those with information about Glover’s location or information about the fires are asked to call the Kentucky State Police Morehead Post at (606) 784-4127.

Zipline rides set at Carter Caves

OLIVE HILL - Carter Caves State Resort Park will offer a zipline experience called the Smoky Bridge High Line Ride next weekend.

The temporary zipline of more than 200 feet will run across the gorge behind the park lodge.

Tickets are $15 a person (one ride per ticket). A limited number of tickets are on sale at the front desk in the park lodge. Tickets also may be purchased by calling (800) 325-0059. Tickets provide a specified day and time for a ride. There is a weight limit of 250 pounds; participants also must fit in the harness per manufacturer’s safety guidelines.

Rides will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from 10 a.m. to noon May 5.

Spring Cleanup slated in Raceland

RACELAND - Raceland will have Spring Cleanup on Monday through Friday.

Only Raceland residents may drop off items for disposal at the parking lot next to the fire department.

Garden workhops will be today

LOUISA - The workshop “Growing More with Less” will be today at Kentucky Roots, the farm of Jerrie Cossett on Ky. 3.

Workshops will include “Identifying Pests” “Backyard Beekeeping,” “Home Fruit Production” and “Incorporating Native Plants Into Your Landscape.”

There is a $10 fee for classes about strawberries and herbs; other classes are free.

MEETINGS

Monday

Cannonsburg Elementary School council, 3 p.m. at the school.

Worthington Elementary School council, principal selection training, 4 p.m. at the school.

 

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