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Recycle or pay higher garbage collection
By Al Owens
Meeting in a brief regular session last week the Vanceburg City Council received a check for $1000 from Peoples Self-Help Housing. Thatís the cityís share of the profits from the Green Street Apartments.
PSHH Executive Director David Kreher explained that any profit minus the $1000 that goes to the city is paid on the propertyís mortgage. This year that amount came to $3,364.43. To date $55,696.59 has been paid to the Kentucky Housing Corporation as payment on the permanent financing mortgage. The payments will continue on the 25-year mortgage through June 30, 2024.
Kreher said that rent at the Green Street Apartments is based on a personís income. The program has an income ceiling, but the rent is 30 percent of the clientís income. The tenants pay their rent and part of the utilities. PSHH pays the rest of the utility bill.
He said that the complex has 14 apartments, and right now for the first time due to some folk going to the nursing home and one person passing away some vacancies are available.
Kreher told the council that this is the seventh year the payment has been made to the city for a grand total of $7000.
The council moved to pay the annual dues to the Buffalo Trace Area Development District. Mayor William T. ďBill TomĒ Cooper said that the $1471.35 is probably the best money the city can spend because the BTADD does so much to help the city.
The council gave the mayor permission to trade in a 1985 model backhoe for a better 1993 model. The deal calls for $10,000 difference with $5000 trade-in value on the older backhoe.
Cooper said that the city has been using the 1993 backhoe for a couple of weeks and knows itís in good condition.
The mayor gave an update on the hotel renovation project. He said that most of the foundation work has been completed except for the handicap ramp. The roof is next.
So far the city has spent about $20,000 of the $150,000 grant received for the work.
Mayor Cooper issued a statement regarding the recycling program in the city and the use of the Rosies. He said that many folk are putting the Rosies out for collection before they are completely full. Often the tie-on bag for plastic is full but the containers inside are only half full. He explained that since Vanceburg is not required to divide the recycling materials like a big city does the residents can just take out the three inner containers and throw all their recyclables in it together and then put the Rosie out for collection when itís full.
Cooper said that last year the city recycled 139.1 tons of material. The goal this year is to recycle 150 tons.
He reminded the council that those folk that do not participate in the recycling program will have to begin paying a higher rate for garbage collection than those that do take part in the program.
The mayor told the council that the cityís attorney in Lexington has contacted Adelphia Cable and together they are trying to get a representative from Time-Warner to come talk to the city about the cable franchise in the area. Time-Warner is buying out Adelphia Cable.
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Marijuana eradication activity
Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies, along with officers from the Kentucky State Police and Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently conducted marijuana eradication activities in Lewis County.
Aircraft and ground eradication teams searched, located and eradicated numerous marijuana plants discovered in multiple plots throughout the county.
Follow-up investigations will result in arrests for cultivation of marijuana regarding several of the plots located.
Sheriff Bill Lewis states, "This is one facet of our continuing efforts of the Lewis County Sheriff Department in attacking the scourge of illegal drugs that is attempting to decimate the potential of our youth."
Anyone having knowledge of illegal drugs may report anonymous information to the Lewis County Sheriff Department at 606-796-2912 or the drug tip line at 606-796-0123.
Lewis County Deputy Sheriff Joe Paul Gilbert,
left, and KSP Trooper Brian Cooper look on as Deputy Johnny Bivens cuts some
marijuana plants in a patch last week. Officers on the ground worked with the
assistance of a KSP helicopter and spotter to locate remote plots.
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Man charged after
A Wallingford man was charged and arrested Sunday afternoon by a Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy after he barricaded himself in a house on Holly Road.
Deputy Tom Polley said the dispatch center received a call alleging a domestic altercation on Holly Road early Sunday afternoon. Polley said when he responded to the location, Jeffrey A. Mineer, 37, had locked himself inside the house.
Polley said he requested, and received, permission from the property owner to break into the structure.
Polley said Mineer was wielding a kitchen knife and dropped the potential weapon after several demands to do so and an added prodding by a Taser charge.
Two more knives were found on Mineer after he had been subdued, Polley said.
Mineer was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest, Polley said, and was lodge in the Lewis County Detention Center.
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From the Riverbank to
The group, "From the Riverbank" (FTR) has just finished a new CD titled "Brighter", taken from the title of the song they wrote.
The group members, Steven Chinn, Blair Mays and Alison Scaggs have been joined by Jared Lewis as drummer.
There will be a release concert at Vanceburg Baptist Church Sunday evening, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. All of the community is invited to attend. FTR will perform the gospel selections from the CD during this concert and copies of the CD will be for sale afterwards in the fellowship hall.
Besides the song "Brighter" that was written by the band, the CD includes the old standard "Just a Little Talk with Jesus" and several modern selections including praise choruses. There are also a few songs on the CD just for fun that the band enjoys playing and hope you will enjoy as well.
The band has really worked hard this year and it shows in their performance on this new CD. If you enjoyed the first CD we hope you will enjoy this one even more.
"From the Riverbank" will perform August 14 at
7:00 p.m. Vanceburg Baptist Church in a release concert for their new CD titled
The band members appreciate all of community support and encouragement they have received. If you would like to purchase a CD or ask about scheduling a performance then please contact one of the band members or their parents. You may also call
606-796-2682 and leave a message.
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