Regional Headlines
4:04 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Ballard Steps Aside

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.