Lewis County Herald
2001 News Archives
- December 25, 2001: Christmas Cops shop with 51 kids;
Phase I Committee OKs application; Accident injures one; Third soft drink machine found;
Photo Catch: Santa in two-wheeled open cart.
- December 18, 2001: Magistrates hear concerns on
sanitation routes; Lewis schools chosen for ARSI progam; VPD recovers soft drink machines;
Information sought on stolen purse; Photo Catch: makeshift weapons seized at jail.
- December 11, 2001: Local water projects to receive
funding; Council adopts goals and objectives; Chamber of Commerce elects three directors;
Accidents under investigation; Photo Catches: Meadowbrook fire, new roof at Hickle's Pool
Room, Presentation of Commercial Hotel deed, Handcrafted bar.
- December 4, 2001: Second defendant enters plea in Prater
murder case; Local law agencies get GPS units; Phase I committee OKs diversificaton
programs; Photo Catches: HealthNet helicopter, Kentucky League of Cities president visits
Vanceburg, Lewis County Girls Scouts seranade with Christmas carols, a motorized Noah's
- November 27, 2001: Accident takes life of Lewis County
man; Magistrates hear solid waste issues; Turkey Run continues; Council approves property
purchase; Photo Catches: City Christmas decorations, cement truck accident, Junior Caskey
retires from Tolleboro VFD.
- November 20, 2001: Charges expected in jail disturbance;
Rail crossings get upgrades; Plant Board lowers gas rates; School board accepts audit;
Photo Catches: State Treasurer visits Vanceburg, Dr. H.M. Bertram Jr. hosts book signing,
Accident on AA Highway at Rt. 989.
- November 13, 2001: LCHS hosts veterans ceremony; More
alleged burglars arrested; Doctor appeals suspension; Fire and accident in one day; Photo
Catch: new Vanceburg firefighters sworn in.
- November 6, 2001: Board suspends license of Garrison
physician; Thousands in property recovered after arrest; Accidents under investigation;
Reward increased in Quincy burglary.
- October 30, 2001: One pleads guilty in Prater case;
Arrests made in burglaries; Vanceburg Ready Mix sells assets; Photo Catch: setting a new
- October 23, 2001: School Board hears KATS tests results;
Teen injured in shooting incident; One injured in Sunday accidents; Photo Catches: Black
Oak Fire Department new truck, Moore & White Lumber Company burglary
- October 16, 2001: Plant board assets increase; Flood Buy
Out Program progressing; Police Report: VPD recovers trailer, Two arrested on contraband
charges, AA accident injures four; Photo Catch: city dresses up in harvest finery.
- October 9, 2001: Event hopes to reduce fatalities; Blitz
project this week; Council gives to national fund; Photo Catches: Barn mural and Harvest
- October 2, 2001: Tradition continues on Old Trace;
Patient records seized at Garrison clinic; Fair board meets; Photo Catch: patriotic sign
at Head of Grassy.
- September 24, 2001: Agricultural projects approved by
board; Three injured in accidents; Senate approves war bond amendment; Photo Catches:
Chamber gets grant, Charlotte Bilton Carver at WTC.
- September 18, 2001: One arrested in pharmacy robbery;
Board of Education hears complaint; Chamber of Commerce receives $16,000 grant; Ordinance
planned to regulate towers; Photo Catches: Carrie Taylor at business expo, Accident on
- September 11, 2001: Ohio woman dies in AA Highway
accident; School & Ag Fair opens; Craftsmen re-create bar for Columbus distributor;
Photo Catch: fire at grain silo.
- September 4, 2001: Noble's Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint;
TES students get lessons on safety; Howe Farm Supply burglarized.
- August 28, 2001: Lewis approved for federal assistance
after flooding; Sen. McConnell visits Coroplast; Library to get software update; Photo
Catches: Vanceburg Patrolman Mark Jordan gets plaque, Storm clouds pile up over Lewis
County, A raccoon caught in the act.
- August 21, 2001: Magistrates set 2002 tax rates; School
year off to good start; Country Market burglarized...again; Photo Catches: American
Waterways Wind Orchestra, Cutting tobacco.
- August 14, 2001: Council learns of $1 million grant;
Road flood damage estimated at $320,000; Industrial Authority has new members; Photo
Catches: CSX railcar and Depot, Dee and Angie Potter at Lewis County Farmers Market.
- August 7, 2001: Local leaders gather for summit; School
Fair board meets; Chamber Board meets; Photo Catch: traffic accident on Lexington Avenue.
- July 31, 2001: Storms pound Crooked Creek area;
Railroader celebrates 90 years; Vanceburg gets $5,000 funding; Photo Catches: Farmers
market in the rain; a wolf visits Vanceburg; Walkers at Relay for Life; Pen Pugh speaks at
- July 24, 2001: Body of missing man found; Applegate
honored at postal meeting; Garrison BP robbed at gunpoint; One hurt in accident; Photo
Catches: Installing a new floor, Tollesboro Lions Club pageant judges, Valley Schoolhouse
succumbs to the elements.
- July 17, 2001: Justice Center dedicated; Magisterial
districts go unchanged; Three charged in thefts; Duff named central office staffer;
Controversy brews with Electric Plant Board; Photo Catch: Concord fire.
- July 10, 2001: Depot opens to great enthusiasm; Justice
Center dedication Friday; High winds result in damage at Tollesboro; Council approves
increased benefits; Photo Catches: Betty Ripato gathering info for mapping program, Fixing
roof at Hickle's Pool Room building; Jail & Bail fundraiser.
- July 3, 2001: Depot grand opening on Saturday; Baker
named principal at LCMS; Rumors surround Justice Center and courthouse; Police Report: Two
charged in thefts, man charged with damaging truck.
- June 26, 2001: Plan likely "too good to be
true"; Past performance of Appalachian Fresh; Tobacco settlement forum held; Police
Report: Tollesboro man charged in burglary, thefts and accidents investigated; Photo
Catch: new transformers.
- June 19, 2001: Coroplast opens with great fanfare;
School raises approved; Appalachian Fresh considers Lewis, Fleming; Police Report: cruiser
damaged, hostage ordeal; Photo Catches: Father's Day car show and Black Oak VFD training.
- June 12, 2001: Justice Center officially opens; Council
hires planner for city; River Sweep Saturday; Police Report: Country market burglary;
Photo Catch: renovations at Laurel Elementary.
- June 5, 2001: Lykins explains fireworks laws; New
program at farmers market; Humane Society has first meeting; Police Report: Garrison auto
theft, accidents on Quicks Run and Route 8; Photo Catches: Early morning views of Ohio
River, Lloyd Spear at Masonic breakfast, Justice Center at night.
- May 29, 2001: Regional Expo planned in September;
Applegate receives statewide honor; Ribolt accident under investigation; Bill Lewis seeks
re-election; Photo Catch: Masons place wreath at Veterans' Memorial Park.
- May 22, 2001: Magistrates hear first reading of county
budget; Four hurt in Quicks Run accident; School Board approves expansions; Humane Society
organizes in Lewis County; Photo Catch: Red Eft.
- May 15, 2001: City Council hears first budget reading;
Plant Board approves $4.9 million budget; Click It or Ticket Campaign
May 21-June 3; Photo Catches: recovered car audio equipment, Northern Contours job
applicants, Repairs at AA Truck Stop, Fire at Hollinee Manufacturing.
- May 8, 2001: Stolen badge found on eBay; Economic
development team re-visits Lewis County; Kidwell and Brown recognized for sports
contributions; Photo Catches: AA motocycle accident, Fire destroys Brodrick's Tavern,
- May 1, 2001: Traffic slows for AA blitz; Little League
Opening Day May 5; Depot Committee meets; Photo Catches: Old and new Vanceburg police
patches, farm demonstration at Quincy.
- April 24, 2001: Watch your speed on the AA; New company
will accept applications; Police & Fire: ATV theft, Town Branch accident, Tollesboro
car fire, drug dog; Lewis County unemployment; Photo Catches: LCHS Champions, Dairy Queen
auction, Rosemary's garden, surprise snowfall.
- April 17, 2001: Steps underway to increase AA safety;
One dead following AA crash; Teen dies in off-road vehicle accident; Magistrates consider
road adoption, hear FEMA report; Photo Catch: rail spur at Coroplast.
- April 10, 2001: Businessman found guilty by jury; Radio
Auction raises more than $9,000; Laurel Elementary to get improvements; Fair Housing Month
- April 3, 2001: AA Highway safety meeting held; Gov.
Patton holds town meeting; Mineer found not guilty; Items thought stolen recovered; Photo
Catch: new tractor and boom mower for county.
- March 27, 2001: Vanceburg Lions Club radio auction;
Chamber meeting held; Governor Patton to visit Vanceburg; Police and fire reports:
Garrison burglary, Vanceburg car fire, One killed in AA accident; Photo Catch: new truck
for Vanceburg Street Department
- March 20, 2001: Fiscal Court OKs payments to railspur
contractors; Fire destroys beer; Plant Board discusses hearing; Middle School gets grant;
Vanceburg Depot update.
- March 13, 2001: Four now charged in Prater
robbery/murder; Council sets new speed limits; Chamber membership meeting March 22; County
Attorney says not to take "March Madness" literally.
- March 6, 2001: Cabinet factory will locate in bow
factory building; Indictments include two on charges of murder; Good oral health for
children important for many reasons; Photo catches: AA accident and crocus blooms.
- February 27, 2001: Officials concerned about dental
health of children, part II; Miss Maysville Area Crown goes to Tollesboro woman; Plummer
reports on trash and recycling; Arrest made following shoplifting incidents.
- February 20, 2001: Officials concerned about dental
health of children; Justice Center on schedule and on budget; Board cuts gas rates 20%;
Shoplifting incidents investigated; Photo Catches: Pouring concrete at Coroplast, and new
Happy Hollow Union Church.
- February 13, 2001: Meningitis prompts closure of
schools; City Council adopts curfew; Lewis County suspect caught in Hawaii; Photo Catch:
Family Fitness and Rehab Center.
- February 6, 2001: Sudden snow results in numerous
accidents; Officials dedicate site for multi-county water project; Burley tobacco quota
increased; Fire destroys Montgomery Road home.
- January 30, 2001: Board addresses gas rates; Lewis
County Fair Board meets; Three injured in auto accident; Fire destroys home; Photo
Catches: new entrance at LCHS, and Howe Farm Supply.
- January 23, 2001: Amanda Liles competes in state county
fair pageant; Vanceburg man charged after two vehicles stolen; Juvenile charged in theft
of pickup truck; Judge executive gives report; Photo Catches: winter scenes.
- January 16, 2001: Natural gas rates are main topic for
Plant Board; City Council welcomes new members; Industrial Authority hears plan update and
proposal; Flood buyout program one step closer.
- January 9, 2001: Fire destroys Garrison home; One
seriously injured in AA accident; Apparently stolen items recovered; Police Report:
burglaries & fire investigated, four-wheeler recovered.
- January 2, 2001: Winners named in door contest; Grant
awarded to Sheriff's Department; Police Report: Reward offered for burglary info, and One
arrested in vehicle theft; Photo Catches: Frozen Salt Lick Creek, and red sunrise in Lewis
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