April 27, 2004, News Headlines.
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Fire departments respond to
|Area firefighters responded to a mobile home
fire last week in Vanceburg.
Fire Chief James "Bubbles" Switzer said the call
was reported at about midnight Wednesday. He said the mobile home at 311 Stein Street in
Vanceburg was reported on fire.
He said firefighters arrived to find the structure fully involved.
Switzer said the owner had stated he was asleep on the couch when he was awakened by
his wife who reported that she smelled smoke.
He said the man discovered flames coming from around a circuit breaker box in a back
The home and all of its contents were destroyed. Vanceburg firefighters were assisted
by the Black Oak and Garrison fire departments. Firefighters were on the scene for about
Rayetta Angel/Lewis County Herald
This mobile home, on Stein Street in Vanceburg, and
its contents were destroyed last week as a result of a fire, which is thought to have been
caused by an electrical problem. Firefighters from Vanceburg, Black Oak and Garrison
departments battled the blaze.
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Bone marrow donor needed
|This notice is being written on behalf of
18-year-old Freddie Bevins of Vanceburg.
Anyone knowing of any family members of the
Bevins and Thurman families need to be contacted soon. Freddie needs a match for a bone
marrow transplant and help is needed in notifying all relatives near and far to try to
find a match.
The doctors have five possible matches in other countries but if Freddie has a
mismatched transplant his body could reject the donor's marrow and he wouldn't survive.
Please help get word to more family members.
|Freddie and his parents would appreciate any
help anyone can give in contacting others and asking them to contact the Red Cross or the
central Kentucky Blood Bank and ask for testing dates in their area and ask to be tested
for Freddie Bevins' bone marrow.
Time may be running out for Freddie. The doctors
informed the family that the transplant couldn't be put off much longer.
Also, we are still a long way from the $200,000.00 needed for the transplant. Any
donations are welcome and can be sent to Freddie Bevins, HC 73 Box 3376, Vanceburg, KY
41179, or to the Bevins Transplant Fund in care of the Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust,
400 Second Street, Vanceburg, KY 41179.
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Unemployment rate rises in Lewis
|Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between
February 2003 and February 2004, rose in 20 and remained the same in Cumberland and Meade
counties, according to the Kentucky Department for Employment Services in the Education
Cabinet. In February 2004, 15 counties had jobless rates at or above 10 percent, and 38
counties recorded double-digit rates in February 2003.
Woodford County's 3 percent
jobless rate was the lowest in the commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Oldham
County, 3.1 percent; Fayette, Jessamine and Metcalfe counties, 3.5 percent each; Franklin
County, 3.6 percent; Shelby County, 4 percent; Todd County, 4.2 percent; Scott County, 4.4
percent; and Marion County, 4.5 percent.
Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate - 16.2 percent. It was
followed by Lewis County, 15.2 percent; Carter County, 13.1 percent; Fulton County, 12.8
percent; Russell County, 12.2 percent; Morgan County, 11.8 percent; Elliott County, 11.7
percent; Breathitt and Powell counties, 11.1 percent each; Cumberland and Nicholas
counties, 11 percent each.
|Lewis County's unemployment rate increased from 14.7
percent in January to 15.2 percent in February, and from the 13.4 percent rate recorded a
year ago. Of Lewis County's 4,393 civilian labor force, 667 were unemployed in February
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends
rather than actually to count people working. Civilian Labor force statistics include
non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work.
They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within
the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted to
allow for comparisons between United States, state and counties figures.
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HOSA annual conference
|Kentucky Health Occupations Students of
America (HOSA) held its annual conference March 16 -19 at the Executive West Hotel in
Nine students from the Foster Meade CTC HOSA attended the convention.
Those students were Juanita Fite, Mindy Wright, Julie Griffitt, Felicia Dean, Kayla
Slusher, Pam Sparks, Jessica Sparks, Ashley Prather, and Jennifer Cooper.
Jennifer Cooper, the daughter of George and Pamela Cooper of Garrison attended as a
state officer candidate. Jennifer passed the officer's exam and was interviewed by the
She campaigned using the slogan "Rising to the Challenge." HOSA voting
delegates elected Jennifer to the office of State Historian on March 18. Jennifer will
serve as State Historian until March 2005.
attending HOSA State Conference Back: J. Fite, F. Dean, J. Griffitt, J. Cooper, and A.
Prather. Front: K. Slusher, J. Sparks, P. Sparks, and M. Wright.
As State Historian she is responsible for maintaining the state scrapbook and
preparing power point presentations. She will be representing Kentucky this June at the
National HOSA Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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