BRIEFS:Holroyd arraigned on shooting charge

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 29, 2005

IRONTON - An Ironton woman accused of shooting her husband last week was arraigned Monday in Ironton Municipal Court.

Judge O. Clark Collins set bond at $50,000 for Karen Lewis-Holroyd, 36, of 522 Hawk St. She is charged with felonious assault.

Her husband, Robert Holroyd, 51, is listed in stable condition at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., according to a hospital spokesman.

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"Can you afford an attorney?" Collins asked Lewis-Holroyd.

She shook her head in response and the judge appointed D.L. McWhorter to act as her defense counsel. She will return to court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Lewis-Holroyd was arrested Wednesday evening after hospital officials alerted Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies about a man who had been brought to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Lawrence County Sheriff Tim Sexton said the incident took place at a home off Coryville Road. It is alleged that Lewis-Holroyd shot her husband and then drove him to the hospital to receive medical care.

The .22 revolver allegedly used in the shooting was recovered by authorities.

- By Teresa Moore

Milk trailer struck by driverless truck in CG

COAL GROVE -There were no injuries, but quite a mess, this morning in Coal Grove after a Kitts Hill man's truck slipped out of gear and struck a Broughton Foods milk trailer.

As Billy Huff Jr. stopped off at the Gulf station on State Route 243 for some coffee at around 7:40 a.m. he was told that his truck was rolling away.

He and co-worker, Bill Pemberton, made every effort to stop it, but the truck's speed made it impossible to stop before it careened into oncoming traffic.

Sgt. Jason Bloomfield with the Coal Grove Police Department said the driver of the Broughton trailer attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the collision.

The truck struck a fuel tank on the trailer that powers the air conditioning unit, spraying diesel fuel on to the road, temporarily rerouting traffic through a nearby parking lot.

Ashland to celebrate riverfront funding

ASHLAND, Ky.-Plans to develop Ashland, Ky.'s riverfront will get an official nod from Uncle Sam today.

The commonwealth's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell presented local business and government leaders with a symbolic check for $10.22 million today.

"I'm exhilarated," Ashland Mayor Steve Gilmore said.

"It's monumental for our community and region.

The appropriation is vital to enhancing downtown and stabilizing our economic base."

Friends of Ironton host concert for volunteers

IRONTON - The Friends of Ironton civic group will host a free concert by Tuck Pence as a way to say thanks to volunteers and find a few more helping hands.

Pence, a one-man band who know more than 1,000 songs, will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Laidback Bar & Grill in Ironton.

Right now, the group has more than 120 volunteers for its Rally on the River event that begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.