Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 19, 2013

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ASHLAND — MSU student killed in crash

BARDSTOWN

Molly McBride, 21, of Morehead and a sophomore at Morehead State University, was killed early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway near Bardstown in Nelson County.

She was the daughter of Scott and Jill McBride and a graduate of Rowan County Senior High School.

Nelson County EMS was called to the crash scene at 5:56 a.m. McBride apparently was killed instantly. The Bardstown Fire Department was summoned to extricate her body from the vehicle.

A woman and child in the second vehicle were taken to a Bardstown hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim’s father is dean of MSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He is on a visit to China with President Wayne D. Andrews and other MSU officials.

An MSU spokesperson said Saturday that McBride and Andrews are returning to Morehead as soon as possible.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals.

Meth busts in Westwood, Ashland

ASHLAND

One man was taken into custody Friday in Ashland by deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force, and felony charges are pending against another.

Dwayne L. Hatten, 52, was arrested and faces a felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence in the 2900 block of Ohio Street in Westwood. Deputies were following up on a tip and discovered eight meth labs, one of which was active.

Richard C. Smith, 47, who had been taken into custody as of Saturday morning, also is facing felony meth charges after a tip led to the discovery of an active meth lab at his residence in the 2100 block of Dixon Street in Ashland.

A release from the sheriff’s office states that additional charges may be filed in both cases.

 

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