An Ashland man was airlifted to St. Marty's as a result of this motorcycle accident last night.
Sunday night Lawrence County Sheriff's Office responded to a motorcycle accident in the Clifford area around mile marker five.
Glen Wilson, 20, of Ashland was traveling North on South Highway 3 on a red, 2013 Honda motorcycle. "Mr. Wilson said that he was struck by a white car traveling South. He then lost control, running off the right side of the roadway and into the ditch line,"According to Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler.
A landing zone was organized in a open field at the mile marker 7 a few miles from the accident. Wilson was Air Flighted to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. There was no word on his condition this morning.
Also responding to the scene was Netcare Ambulance and Cherryville Fire Department.
Elmer MaynardSunday evening, April 13, proved to be deadly in Lawrence County for a Martin County man who died in a fatal motorcycle accident. Following is an official statement released by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office:On April 13, 2014 at approximately 9:50 pm the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office responded to a motorcycle accident on US Highway 23 in the area of Shannon Branch.
Upon arrival it was determined that the operator of the motorcycle, Elmer L Maynard, 53, of Debord, KY in Martin County was traveling South on US Highway 23 on a 1987 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he lost control coming out of a curve, struck the guardrail and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle continued on several hundred feet before coming to rest. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
Maynard was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson. The following agencies assisted at the scene, Lowmansville Volunteer Fire Department, Netcare Ambulance, Trans Star Ambulance and the Louisa Police Department.
The accident remains under investigation by Sheriff's Deputy Dwayne Bowen.
By Catrina VargoLouisa, KY -- For those of you who have wondered why Lawrence County doesn't have public transportation like our neighboring counties, well it appears that we have had it all along. Recently, the of lack of public transportation subject came up when I was involved in a work related situation. Though I knew it was a big problem in our county, the need became even more apparent as I came in contact with folks who desperately needed this service. After some investigation, I found that Lawrence County has had public transportation service all along through the Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency.
The new Transportation Director for NKCAA, Reba Henderson, just took over that position in December, 2013, and said she wasn't sure where the disconnect was as to why Lawrence county had not been receiving transportation service.
"I think there just has been a breakdown of communication, and over time, people just thought we serviced the elderly only." NKCAA covers the counties of Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliot, and Lawrence, the same five counties that FIVCO covers. Henderson said FIVCO does provide transit service in Lawrence County, but it is for senior citizens only.
With the expanded public transportation service through NKCAA, all Lawrence County residents may use the transit service regardless of age or income.
There is a fee beginning at $1.00. A complete rate list is included in the official announcement from NKCAA which is included in this article.Henderson said NKCAA's funding for public transit comes from the Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet as well as grants.
"I already have the grant application turned in for next year," said Henderson. "We are also in the process of completing a contract with LKLP, which is a private, non-profit corporation that provides a variety of services for Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties. The contract may make it possible for transit services to be covered by medical cards.A meeting was held on March 27 at the Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency office in Olive Hill to discuss the new revamped public transportation system. Henderson encouraged anyone who wanted to know more information on the transit program to attend the meeting, and letters were sent out to officials in all of the service areas.
"I want to know the needs of people in Lawrence County" Henderson said.A representative from the Lawrence County Judge Executive's Office, Michelle Miller, attended the meeting and said she was excited for Lawrence County residents to finally have this service. Following is the official announcement from NKCAA.
LAWRENCE CO. EXPANDED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE
Transit vans available for new programThe Northeast KY Community Action Agency will begin expansion of our Public Transportation Services in Carter County.
Transportation services are available to the general public. At the current time, transportation will only be provided to and from businesses in Lawrence County.
No income limits apply to be eligible to request services. Any member of the public may request this service.If you live in Lawrence County, you need to call Northeast to schedule service. It is required that service be requested 24 hours in advance or no later than 3:00 pm the day prior to the trip.
There is a fee for this service and rates are listed below. Our service is a demand / response type service,"Henderson said. "You must schedule your trip in advance and we will pick you up at your residence. Service is not available on legal holidays or on days the weather is deemed unsafe to transport riders."
Public Transportation is available 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday. Availability of buses is on a first-come, first-serve basis. TO SCHEDULE TRANSPORTAION
(1) Call (606) 286-4443 between 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday. Ask for Kim or Reba(2) Call at least 24 hours in advance of your transportation need or no later than 3pm the day prior to your trip.RATES
* Inside Louisa Limits: $1.00 per stop* Inside City Limits monthly pass with unlimited stops $20 per month* Outside City Limits as follows: (time limits apply to stops, example 30 minutes for groceries)
1 – 5 miles $5.00 per round trip6 – 20 miles $10.00 per round trip21 – 50 miles $25.00 per round tripOver 50 miles $1.00 per mile per round trip ($25 + $1 per mile for miles over 50)Northeast will deny transportation for the following reasons, but not limited to these reasons
* For behavior that interferes with other passengers or the driver
* Refusal to pay for service
* Repeated failure to provide notice of cancellation or no-shows
* Refusal to follow rules for riding the bus
* Carrying weapons
* Abusive language
* Being under the influence of drugs or alcoholNortheast does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or disability be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under the public transportation program.Henderson said a schedule is in the process of being made where service to certain areas of the county would be available on different days.
"Lawrence County is so big, we are going to have to break it down into areas," Henderson said.
A complete schedule will be posted on the Lazer as soon as it becomes available. Henderson said she would send that information as soon as possible. The public transit service for Lawrence County is available immediately, and anyone needing transportation can call NKCAA to schedule a pick up.
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