Glade Hill exes charged with pointing gun at each other
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Glade Hill woman and her ex-husband were both charged with brandishing a firearm after an altercation at the man's residence Sunday afternoon.
Mary Ellen Blankenship, 49, and Michael Dennis Blankenship, 54, were both also charged with assaulting a family member, according to Capt. Harry Clingenpeel with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to the residence on Old Franklin Turnpike Sunday about 3 p.m. for a fight in progress, Clingenpeel said.
Blackout tonight kicks off 3-day Ramble Weekend
By CHARLES BOOTHE - Staff Writer
Ramble Weekend is finally here.
The 12th Annual Pigg River Ramble weekend starts tonight with the Blackwater Blackout.
Registration will begin at 5 p.m. with music provided by the up-and-coming bluegrass band Sons of Bluegrass.
For those who want to come to the concert but have not registered for the float, admission is free but donations will be accepted. Proceeds from the event will benefit Antioch Community Park.
There is a $15 per person entry fee for the float with 12 and under free. Dinner is included with the entry fee.
The Blackout concert, dinner and float will be held at 305 New Plant Road (off Grassy Hill toward the "old" Cooper Wood site, take a left after passing the Cooper Wood Bridge onto New Plant Road).