July 13, 2010,
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Tollesboro Lions Club Fair set to
begin - No one seriously hurt in accidents - New
educational foundation set to host social - McDowell named
principal at LCCE - Physical
therapy office opens in former health department
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Lions Club Fair set to begin on Friday
The 53rd Annual
Tollesboro Lions Club Fair is set to kick off Friday and will continue through
next Saturday at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Tollesboro.
Several events are
scheduled for each evening and rides on the midway are included in the gate
admission. A fireworks display is set for Thursday evening, July 22.
Events will begin at 7:00
p.m. Friday with a tug tractor pull and the saddle horse show is set to get
underway at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s events will
also feature a tug tractor pull beginning at 7:00 p.m. The walking horse show
begins at 7:30 p.m. and antique tractor games will get underway at 7:00 p.m. An
antique tractor show will be from Noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday will feature the
annual parade/bicycle parade which will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, July 19, carnival
rides will be moved in and beginning at 7:00 p.m. will be the sheep show and
Miss Teen Pageant. The Lions Queen Pageant and ATV drag racing will begin at
Tuesday, July 20, marks
the opening of the floral hall with entries being taken between Noon and 6:00
p.m. The baby show gets underway at 6:00 p.m. while the hog show starts at 7:00
p.m. The Cutie Pie contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. A cornhole tournament and KY
Truck Tug-of-War will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21, will
include the dairy show at 6:00
p.m., toddler show and
Mutton Bustin’ at 7:00 p.m.,
and at 8:00 p.m. the little miss and mister will get underway. A Dirt Drag
is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 22, gets
going at 6:00 p.m. with a steer show, 6:30 p.m. will mark the start of an
ATV mud sling. The pre-teen pageant begins at 7:00 p.m. along with FFA
Night. Events beginning at 8:00 p.m. include the beef show and ATV round
track racing. Fireworks are set to light up the fairgrounds at 9:30
Friday, July 23, includes
a speed tractor/truck pull and karaoke at 7:00 p.m.; a demolition derby,
sub-compact, heat race and feature will begin at 8:00 p.m. A pedal tractor
pull also starts at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, marks
the final day of the fair with mud sling for Lewis and surrounding counties
starting at 7:00 p.m. A speed tractor and diesel truck pull also begins at
7:00 p.m. while cow bingo starts at 8:00 p.m.
Gate admission will be
$5.00 for Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17 and $8.00 Monday, July 19
through Saturday, July 24. Rides are included in the gate admission price.
Children age three and under will be admitted free with bracelet rides for
those ages available for $4.00. There is no charge for parking.
See page seven of this
week’s edition for a complete schedule of the fair.
The Lions Club
Fairgrounds is located between the AA Highway and Ky. Rt. 10 in Tollesboro
with gates located on Lions Club Lane and Ky. Rt. 10.
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seriously hurt in accidents
By Dennis Brown
Vanceburg Police Lt. Tom Flannigan is
investigating separate accidents Wednesday within a short distance of each
Flannigan said the first accident, at the
intersection of Shelton Drive and Ky. Rt. 59 in Vanceburg, involved a 2004
Pontiac Grand Am and a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Flannigan said Bonnie Dyer, 43, of Vanceburg,
said she was traveling south on Ky. Rt. 59 when the Grand Am, operated by Travis
L. Crawford, 17, of Tollesboro, pulled out from Shelton Drive to go north and
into her path.
Flannigan said Dyer was unable to avoid the
collision and both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
He said there were no apparent serious injuries
reported in the accident, including a passenger in the Grand Am, Terry Rankins,
45, of Tollesboro. The accident happened about 11:45 a.m.
The vehicles were removed from the scene by
Ginn’s Towing Service.
Flannigan said the second happened about 3:00
p.m. at the intersection of the AA Highway and Ky. Rt. 59.
He said Pamela P. Schmelzer, 52, of Chester,
traveling west on the AA Highway in a 1997 Jeep
Grand Cherokee, approaching the intersection of Ky. Rt. 59 when a 2005 Ford
Taurus, operated by Marlin E. Burriss, Jr., 54, of Vanceburg, made a left
turn into the path of the Jeep.
He said Schmelzer was unable to avoid a
collision and struck the Taurus on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The Taurus was knocked sideways and struck the
front of a 2004 Buick Century, operated by Teresa I. Liles, 50, of Quincy,
which was sitting at the intersection waiting to merge into traffic,
Flannigan said Burriss told him he did not see
the Jeep approaching as he made the turn.
The Taurus sustained very severe damage in the
accident while the damage to the Jeep was moderate/severe, Flannigan said,
adding the Buick received minor to moderate damage.
He said all involved told him they were not
injured and refused transport by MedCorp Ambulance personnel who were
assisting at the scene.
Members of Vanceburg Fire and Rescue as well as
Dobo’s Towing and Ginn’s Towing also assisted at the scene.
Flannigan is continuing the investigation into
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educational foundation set to host ice cream social
A newly forming organization to help fund and
promote educational and youth programs in Lewis County will host a free ice
cream social next week to introduce themselves to the community.
Jackie Claxon, one of the organizers of the Lewis County
Educational Foundation, said the ice cream social will be at Veterans Memorial
Park in Vanceburg from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on July 21. She invites
everyone to stop by for a dish of ice cream and to learn more about the
“The purpose of the foundation is to receive donations,
contributions and grants in support of educational and youth programs and
activities within Lewis County,” Claxon said.
“By creating a vehicle to support youth programming,
opportunities will be expanded, giving children additional
resources not currently available to them,” she added.
Claxon said immediate goals of the foundation include
building resources for school supplies, creating scholarships, seeking grants
from foundations, conducting a membership drive and attracting alumni to become
involved in the needs of the community and its children.
The steering committee is looking for board members,
volunteers and individuals to participate in activities and programming in
support of Lewis County children.
For more information about the Lewis County Educational
Foundation, or to volunteer, contact Belinda Forman at 606-796-2046, email@example.com,
or Jackie Claxon at 606-796-3481, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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McDowell named principal at LCCE
The Lewis County Central Elementary Site Based
Council has selected a principal.
Sandra McDowell was chosen as the new principal
on June 11, according to Council Member Teresa Bryant, who is also a teacher at
Bryant said the council chose McDowell because
of her 15 years as an educator at the elementary level and her knowledge of
Kentucky’s educational system and where it is headed.
“In addition to her impressive resume of
academic and professional achievement, what also came across to us was that she
has a very engaging and pleasing personality,” Bryant said.
McDowell grew up in the St. Paul area, graduated
from Lewis County High School and received her bachelor and master’s degrees
in elementary education from Northern Kentucky University.
She later earned a Rank I in instructional
supervision from Morehead State University.
During her 15 years of experience, McDowell has
served as a classroom teacher in grades two through six, Title I reading teacher
and for the past two years was assistant principal at LCCE.
“Serving as the assistant principal at Central
has allowed me the opportunity to work closely with the students, teachers,
parents and community in a leadership position,” McDowell said.
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Sandra McDowell has been named as principal at
Lewis County Central Elementary.
“The faculty and staff at Central have the
desire to continually move the school forward in a family atmosphere,” she
added. “I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing with my life. I am
McDowell, and her husband Dale, principal at
Garrison Elementary School, have two children: Ales, 15, and Logan, 11.
McDowell replaces Richard Anderson who retired
at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
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therapy office opens in former health department building
If you stop by The Body Shop in Vanceburg
you won’t be able to get your fender fixed or a new coat of paint to max
out your ride. The body parts John Grabill works with are generally less rigid
and harder to top with a shiny clear-coat.
Grabill has opened The Body Shop, a
physical therapy service location, at the former Lewis County Health Department
building on Fairlane Drive in Vanceburg. An open house is planned for Friday,
Grabill, who is no stranger to Lewis
County, came here several years ago looking to locate a private practice in the
area. He landed at Lewis County Primary Care Center where he served as a
physical therapist for the past seven years.
He said the building became available and the
owners, Eric and Andrea Bloomfield, were willing to customize the building to
“They’ve been great to work with and they’ve gone out of their way to customize this
place to suit our needs,” Grabill said. “Andrea is a great decorator and the workers did a fantastic job. It
doesn’t look like the same place on the inside.”
“This is more space than I’ve had and there are private treatment rooms.
It’s great for the patients,” he said.
Grabill, who operates the business with his
wife, Tina, and the help of son Shawn, said he enjoys the small town atmosphere
and the people of the area.
“I was born and raised on a farm. I love small towns and rural
settings,” he said. “I really get along well with folks around the community.”
Grabill said area residents have responded
well to the opening of the shop with some sending flower or gifts welcoming the
Grabills to the county.
He said he has also received a great deal of
support from the medical practitioners in the area. “I
say enough about the help and support they’ve given to me,” Grabill said, adding that he had been given
supplies and equipment to help outfit the office and exam rooms at the facility.
Grabill lives near McDermott, Ohio, and said
he enjoys the daily drive to Vanceburg, especially the scenery along the AA
Highway between Quincy and Vanceburg. “I couldn’t ask to be in a prettier area,”
“And the folks are as real as they can be. I just love it,”
The Body Shop is a Medicare provider and
accepts most insurance as well as Worker’s Compensation insurance. Medicaid is accepted
as a secondary source.
Grabill said a doctor’s
referral is needed for insurance to cover the treatments and added his office is
glad to facilitate requests from patients to put them in contact with a doctor
for consultation and appropriate treatment.
“We get quite a bit of walk-in business here,”
Grabill said. “A lot of patients are post-surgery, auto accidents, strokes and
neurologic disorders,” he added. He has also treated plenty of sports injuries from
around the area.
Grabill provides treatment to help individuals
develop, restore and maintain maximum movement and function following injury or
surgery. “We work with a lot of people following joint replacement,”
he said. “We’ve also had lots of school athletes in, including cheerleaders, who
have been hurt in some way while practicing their sport.”
“I’m thrilled that the community is so welcoming,”
he said while preparing for his first patients of the day. “One
of my patients told me I’m the community’s adopted kid. I love that!”
Grabill said he plans to expand the services
offered at the center and will do some home care contracting for patients who
aren’t able to leave their home for treatment.
He welcomes people to drop in to say hello and
see the changes to the building. “Lots of people have told me their first
recollection of visiting this place is getting a shot or immunization right over
there,” he said with a chuckle.
The Body Shop, at 787 Fairlane Drive in
Vanceburg, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone
number is 606-796-2500.
And Grabill will be firing up the grill for
the open house. “Come on out, we’ll have a great time.”
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