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Job Fair a success
The first annual Lewis County Job Fair proved to be a huge success for all involved.
On Tuesday, March 28, TENCO One-Stop Career Centers, Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Maysville Community & Technical College, Kentucky Adult Education and Kentucky’s Office of Employment and Training welcomed over 300 attendees and 45 exhibitors to a day filled with a variety of job opportunities. People from Lewis, Bracken, Brown, Carter, Fleming, Greenup, Mason and Scioto counties, and even from Huntington, West Virginia, visited the Lewis County Job Fair in hopes of finding success.
“We are so very pleased with the event -- the participation by both exhibitors and jobseekers was well beyond our expectations. It is our hope that the Lewis County Job Fair will continue to grow year after year,” states Tracy McGuire, co-chairman of the event.
Opportunities at the Lewis County Job Fair were endless. Employers provided applications, interview sessions, internet access for job searches, networking and much more to those seeking positions.
The Lewis County Job Fair achieved its ultimate goal -- to bring the jobs to the people of Lewis and surrounding counties. Within the near future the job fair committee hopes to report on the statistics of those who found ultimate success through this event.
The Lewis County Job Fair Committee would like to thank the community for their support throughout the development of this event. An enormous amount of appreciation is extended to Mr. Jamie Weddington for the use of Lewis County High School; KHEAA for the donation of attendee bags; Chigger's Dairy Bar; Mason County Technical School; Vanceburg Christian Church, Garrison First Baptist Church, Lewis County Extension Office, and VFW Post for the donation of tables; High School JROTC; Tim Underwood and the Lewis County Detention Center; Libby Smith; Kenny’s; Wal-Mart; Ron’s IGA; Steve’s Market; Foodland; Family Dollar; Victorian Rose; and all the advertisers who helped promote the event, especially Lewis County’s own Lewis County Herald and WKKS Radio.
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Two charged with animal
Two Tollesboro men were charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty last week.
Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Polley said that Josef Applegate, 31, and Jonathan Applegate, 32, were charged following a month-long investigation.
The sheriff's department initially visited the farm on Ky. Rt. 57 on March 1 after receiving complaints that cows were neglected.
A follow-up visit on Friday found that some of the original cows were no longer on the farm but, according to
Polley, 13 cows were found to be in poor shape and four or five were dead.
The County Attorney wrote summons for the Applegates, who are to appear in District Court on April 11 on the charges, which are class A misdemeanors.
Shane Mitchell of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is assisting with the investigation.
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April is Fair Housing Month
People's Self-Help Housing Inc. would like to remind everyone that April is "Fair Housing Month".
"Fair housing" refers to the right of an individual to live wherever their means allow. The Fair Housing Act was enacted in April of 1968, shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and became a powerful weapon in combating discrimination against minorities in housing.
Almost 40 years later, many people still face discrimination when trying to obtain housing. They may be denied the opportunity to rent a home or obtain a mortgage due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, familial status, gender, religion, disability or other reasons.
Those denied often do not understand their rights under fair housing laws and do not realize that they have been the object of discrimination.
The City of Vanceburg passed a fair housing ordinance in March of 1992. The ordinance details discriminatory practices and explains the steps for filing a complaint if someone has been subjected to discrimination in housing. The ordinance was also passed by the Lewis County Fiscal Court in April of 1994.
needs of Lewis County residents since 1982.
See what's new at People's Self-Help
Housing! PSHH is constructing two new homes on Fuller Branch, four miles
south of Vanceburg on Ky. Rt. 59. Everyone is invited to an open house on
Saturday, April 29, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
If you would like more information on fair housing issues, visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) website at
www.hud.gov or contact People's Self-Help Housing at 606-796-6333.
PSHH is an Equal Opportunity Housing provider and has been serving the housing
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YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, LADIES! Fun Adventure
Travel Tours brought 23 people from Foley, Minnesota, last Friday to visit
the Victorian Rose Tea Room. According to Joni Pugh, proprietor of the Rose,
she was contacted by a tour member two weeks before the visit because her
establishment had been seen in the Kentucky Tour Guide on the Internet. The
tourist said the group expressly wanted to visit a tea room. Patty Kennard
was also in attendance to represent the City of Vanceburg.
New light poles will soon grace the front of
Vanceburg Christian Church on Front Street. J.C. Electric worked last week
to get holes dug for the lights.
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