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Lewis County Primary Care hits airwaves
On Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at 8:00 p.m., Lewis County Primary Care will be making its television debut on Kentucky Educational Television (KET).
The wellness series entitled "The CommonHealth of Kentucky" was filmed in April at many of Lewis County Primary Care's sites.
The filming adventure began when the Lewis County Primary Care Network (LCPCN) and its, pending trademark, LEAP program (Lifestyle Enhancement Activity Program) were both selected for KET's "Models that Work 2005" achievement. KET's visit included an entire day of filming devoted to important aspects of each of these programs. Footage from the shoot ranged from the quality of patient care in each of their facilities, outside collaborative filming of Ohio Valley Heart at Lewis County Family Health Center, the use of TeleMed in the school-based clinics, and testimonials from LEAP participants.
"The CommonHealth Series" is a multi-series event that reaches across the state of Kentucky to find programs that are and continue to be successful in making our state healthier. According to KET's website the series is a part of a ". . . major initiative to improve Kentuckians' health attitudes and practices and 'move the meter' on Kentucky's poor showing in national health statistics."
Topics in the series include smoking prevention, student health, workplace wellness, aging, mental health, and much more. The series overview begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at 8:00 p.m. with other programs in the series continuing every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Lewis County Primary Care and LEAP are also showcased in the October 11 program entitled "Access to Health Care" and November 29 in Program 9 entitled "Workplace Wellness". For more information on "The CommonHealth of Kentucky" visit KET's website at
LCPCN is dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive qualitative health care at affordable prices including a sliding fee program and reduced pharmaceuticals at the sites designated pharmacies. Sites for the health center include Lewis County Family Health Center and Pharmacy, Tollesboro Family Health Center and Pharmacy, Fleming County Family Health Center, Eleanor Johnson's Women Center, Fitness First & Rehab, Lewis County Family Dental Center, and the newest addition, Maysville OB/GYN/Family Health Center.
LCPCN is also heavily involved in making the community health conscious. The LEAP program which is a lifestyle enhancement program first began with the employees of LCPCN and has worked its way into both the Lewis County and Augusta School Systems. LEAP is a continual comprehensive activity program designed to help build health awareness and lifestyle changes.
If you would like more information on any of Lewis County Primary Care's services as well as the LEAP program, please contact LCPCN's marketing department at 606-796-6010.
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Two hurt when vehicle runs through guardrail
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident last week on the AA Highway near Spy Run Road at Garrison.
Deputy Dwayne Stone said the accident happened about 2:40 p.m. Monday as Rodney Detillion, 18, of Vanceburg, was traveling east on the AA Highway in a 1983 Chevrolet Chevette.
Stone said Detillion apparently lost control of the vehicle, went off the left side of the roadway through a guardrail and traveled about 65 feet down an embankment before coming to a stop.
Stone said a passenger in the vehicle, Ashley Hayes, 16, of Garrison, was ejected from the auto. Both Detillion and Hayes were taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, with multiple injuries. Hayes was later airlifted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where she was listed in critical condition.
Stone, who is continuing the investigation, was assisted at the scene by Deputies Elden Riffe, Johnny Bivens and Tom Polley, Garrison Fire and Rescue, Dobo's Towing, Portsmouth Ambulance and Urgent Care.
Two people were injured last week when
this Chevrolet Chevette crashed through a guardrail on the AA Highway near
Garrison. Wrecker operator Dobo Patton is examining the wreckage.
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Fall fire hazard season
The fall forest fire hazard season began October 1 in Kentucky. Until it ends December 15, burning within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land is illegal from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
"The last four fire seasons have been unusually light, and that has created a very heavy accumulation of fuel in our forests," said Leah MacSwords, director of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC).
"In addition to the heavy accumulation of fuel, the current drought conditions could create a very dangerous condition," MacSwords said. "Citizens who live in and around our state's woodlands should take extra precautions to ensure their property is safe from wildfire."
The national Firewise Communities Program recommends a 30-foot mowed buffer area around homes, hoses long enough to reach around houses, decks enclosed to keep out dried leaves, and firewood stacked away from houses. Visit
www.firewise.ky.gov and www.firewise.org..
Most Kentucky forest fires are set by arsonists. Suspected arsonists should be reported to the Target Arson Hotline at 800-27-ARSON, local law enforcement or the division. Hotline callers can qualify for a cash reward if information leads to an arrest and indictment.
Precautions should be taken and weather conditions considered before outdoor burning. The wildland fire situation report at
lists fire conditions and counties that have banned burning. Also check with two other EPPC agencies, the Division for Air Quality and Division of Waste Management, to ensure compliance with other outdoor burning regulations.
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Accident shuts down Rt. 8
A single-vehicle accident shut down traffic on Ky. Rt. 8 between Garrison and Quincy for seven hours last week.
Lewis County Sheriff's deputy Dwayne Stone said Serge Maurice, 39, of canton de Granby, Quebec, Canada, was operating a 2003 International tractor trailer, loaded with 4x8 sheets of plastic for Coroplast, traveling west at about 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 25. After passing an eastbound vehicle, Maurice said he felt the truck pulling to the right and off the roadway.
Maurice told police that he tried to keep the truck on the road but it dropped of the right shoulder, traveling about 300 feet along the shoulder before rolling over on its side after the load shifted.
Stone said the truck slid another 30 feet before coming to rest approximately seven feet from the south rail of the CS Railroad.
He said the CSX stopped trains until the truck could be pulled from the tracks by Gahm's Towing of Lucasville, Ohio. The road was reopened at 2:30 a.m.
Stone said Maurice, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.
Assisting Stone at the scene were Garrison Fire and Rescue and Carl Chaney, Department of Emergency Services.
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