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Man killed in ATV wreck in Johnson County

HAZARD (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle wreck in Johnson County.

According to WYMT-TV, the accident happened around 5 a.m. on Sunday in the community of Van Lear.

Officials say Brandon Powers was riding as a passenger on the driver’s lap when the driver lost control and hit a ditch. Powers was thrown from the ATV and died at the scene.

Two other people were taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Officials did not identify the driver, and have not said whether charges will be filed.

The accident remains under investigation.

Playhouse seeks donations following fire

MURRAY (AP) — A playhouse in Murray, Ky., is seeking both physical and monetary donations to help replace items it lost when its storage room recently burned.

According to the Murray Ledger & Times, the items were located in a large room in the building where Thurman Campbell Group is located.

Playhouse in the Park executive director Lisa Cope said the facility had been Playhouse’s main storage space for 25 years.

The directors and crew met the night after last month’s fire to discuss what would be needed to get through the rest of the 2014 season.

A list of items can be found at http://www.playhouseinthepark.netwww.playhouseinthepark.net .

Playhouse board vice president Angie Hatton said the public can also donate money for props and costumes at redbasket.org.

2 sentenced for illegally dispensing pills

LEXINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say the former owners of an eastern Kentucky pain clinic have been sentenced to federal prison terms for illegally dispensing more than 50,000 pills.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, 51-year-old Tammy Cantrell, of Oil Springs, and 52-year-old Shelby Lackey, of Williamsport, owned and operated Care More Pain Management LLC in Johnson County.

According to their plea agreements, the pair conspired with two doctors to sell prescription pain pills to people without a legitimate medical purpose from 2008 to 2012.

Prosecutors said Friday that U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Cantrell to nine years in prison and Lackey to eight years and one month in prison.

Cantrell, Lackey and a third defendant have forfeited $1.1 million as proceeds from the conspiracy.

2 inmates escape from Blackburn prison

LEXINGTON (AP) — Police are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum security prison in Lexington.

The Lexington Herald-Leader cited a statement from Blackburn Correctional Complex in reporting that the inmates were confirmed missing Sunday evening. Authorities believe 23-year-old Cody Allison and 32-year-old Paul Nance walked away from the facility.

Both men were serving time on convictions out of Hopkins County.

Allison is described at 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was serving a 20-year sentence for convictions on burglary and other charges.

Nance is described at 5-foot-5, 150 pounds and bald with blue eyes. He was serving a 30-year sentence for convictions including receiving stolen property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 502-227-2221 or Lexington police at 859-258-3600.

Park to host elk and hunting show

PRESTONSBURG (AP) — A park in eastern Kentucky’s elk country will host a three-day elk and hunting show in August.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Eastern Kentucky Elk and Hunting Show will be held Aug. 22-24 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

The event in the park’s convention center will feature seminars, demonstrations and vendor booths with hunting and fishing guides and taxidermists.

Admission is $5 each day.

Hours will be noon to 9 p.m. EDT on Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the next day.

Concessions will be available and will include elk and buffalo chili.

The event will include a concert by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22.

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