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Tue August 25, 2009
Ballard Steps Aside
By Angela Hatton
Madisonville, KY – A Madisonville lawmaker is stepping down after 22 years in the legislature. State representative Eddie Ballard says he won't seek re-election next year. The 79-year-old Democrat quipped his age had nothing to do with his decision, saying, "I won't even be 80 until December." Ballard chairs the House Tourism Development and Energy Committee.