Lewis County Herald
2002 News Archives
- December 31, 2002: What were the top news stories of
2002?; Cooper's dreams come true; Applications still accepted for unemployment; Photo
Catch: Lewis County bailiffs.
- December 24, 2002: Lottery makes winners of Lewis County
families; School Board hears CATS analysis; Shirley Porter recognized by postal service;
Photo Catch: Santa in Garrison Christmas parade.
- December 17, 2002: Industrial Park project moves along;
Fiscal Court changes insurance to KACo; Al Roe donates clock; Photo Catch: George Plummer
- December 10, 2002: Winter storm hits Kentucky; Council
increases donations; Fire at Glenmary Farm burns chapel; State expands 511 hotline.
- December 3, 2002: No Call signup is Tuesday; Three
charged in burglary; Two charged following Cabin Creek burglaries; Photo Catch: False
alarm on Thanksgiving.
- November 26, 2002: Magistrates hear right-of-way woes;
JROTC competes at Field Day; Vanceburg resident honored; Photo Catches: Carl Marshall at
checker tournament, Allan Harman plaque, LCMS academic team.
- November 19, 2002: Water project moves along; School
Board updated on performance; Animal control is topic for humane society; Photo Catches:
18-point buck and piebald buck.
- November 12, 2002: Underwood, Lucas, Borders win; Ohio
man arrested after chase; Authorities look for bank robber; Council sets rates for
- November 5, 2002: Shock probation denied for murder
defendant; Concord teen dies after being struck by train; Accident investigated; Photo
Catch: trick or treat.
- October 29, 2002: Traveler just "passin'
through"; Accident fatal for Quincy man; Firefighters called to fire at Central;
Photo Catch: Hissing cockroaches at Central Elementary.
- October 22, 2002: Sewer system discussed for Garrison
wastewater; Accident investigated; State awards funds for education in jail; Photo Catch:
- October 15, 2002: Ohio man charged following chase;
Officials set city tax rates; Boulder in roadway struck by three vehicles; Plant Board
audit is clean.
- October 8, 2002: Daughter and son rescue Randy Bartee
from river; Slate set for November election; $1,000 reward offered; Photo Catch: mushroom.
- October 1, 2002: Officials set local tax rates; Woman
not hurt in AA Highway rollover; More pot destroyed; Photo Catches: Buck Carroll and
Breaking New Ground, 4-H pumpkin contest; greased pig; sorghum making.
- September 24, 2002: Bentley Store closing after 64
years; Four sentenced in Prater murder; More pot destroyed; Local tax rates set.
- September 17, 2002: Magistrates mull sanitation law;
Property taxes delayed, will be addressed later; Pot grown by inmates found on county
land; Photo Catches: Tobacco settlement check, Mock ATV accident; 9/11 remembrance
ceremony at Vanceburg Rehab.
- September 10, 2002: Dr. Williams arraigned; Marijuana
seized in Vanceburg; New restaurants opening; Photo Catch: 9/11 balloon release.
- September 3, 2002: 9/11 victims remembered; Harvest Day
will be September 28; Lewis County horses have West Nile; Photo Catch: buildings painted.
- August 27, 2002: Local facility gets another UK link;
Smith & Hull join sheriff's department; Plummer gives monthly report; Photo Catch:
- August 20, 2002: Fiscal Court sets property tax rate;
CBT score improvements made; Knives taken in burglary; Photo Catch: Ken Lucas visits
- August 13, 2002: Council meets in regular session; Blitz
Build project this week in Tollesboro; Doctor arrested in Baltimore; Photo Catch: wild
- August 6, 2002: Alltel closes deal with Verizon; Former
sportscaster dead at 86; Fatal fire remains under investigation; Photo Catches:
agriculture field day, farmers market and a close-up view of a copperhead.
- July 30, 2002: Fire claims life of Joe McCane; Thurman
pleads guilty in Prater death; 9-1-1 service in operation; Grand Jury indicts one.
- July 23, 2002: KET program will feature Kinney, local
fishermen; South Shore doctor indicted on drug charges; Depot museum events; Photo Catch:
- July 16, 2002: School board hears reports;
Auto/pedestrian accident fatal for Tollesboro woman; Portsmouth man charged after
accident; Photo Catch: new light fixtures installed.
- July 9, 2002: Rail improvements continue; City Council
purchases accounting software; Fire destroys home; Unemployment in Lewis County continues
- July 2, 2002: Marijuana eradication efforts continue;
Landham first to file in governor's race; Body of Laurel man found near his home;
Vanceburg/Lewis County July Celebration schedule.
- June 25, 2002: City Council adopts budget; Grant awarded
for skateboard park; Vanceburg man charged after marijuana spotted; Photo Catch: Geoff
Davis visits Vanceburg.
- June 18, 2002: Relay raises $36,500; Fiscal Court adopts
new budget; Plant Board approves budget; Photo Catch: construction at Tollesboro clinic
and Black Oak Industrial Park.
- June 11, 2002: MRI services available locally; City
budget is leaner this year; City adds cruisers to fleet; Photo Catch: garage fire.
- June 4, 2002: Primary narrows slate of hopefuls; Rail
crossing replacements called "state-of-the-art"; Police investigate accidents;
Photo Catch: wrestling fund raiser for Band of Pride.
- May 28, 2002: Repairs needed on Straight Fork; Plants
seized, man charged; Wildlife area dedicated; Crash results in death of Olive Hill woman.
- May 21, 2002: Ground broken for Black Oak industrial
park development; Electric Plant Board gets project updates; Fiscal Court addresses
residents' complaints; School Board meets.
- May 14, 2002: Council gets update from Adelphia; Cleanup
Week deemed successful; Autos collide on Sunday; Photo Catches: Meet the Candidates, LCHS
- May 7, 2002: LCHS students get first hand advice about
drinking and driving; Mobile clinic makes first stop in Vanceburg; Reward offered in
four-wheeler theft; Photo Catches: Morel mushrooms and JROTC volleyball.
- April 30, 2002: Mobile FEMA Center provides assistance;
School board hears KEES report; Two charged after attempted break-in; Photo Catch: tire
- April 23, 2002: Graduation will be on a Saturday;
Exchange student from Spain; Folk Art Display at Depot Museum; Photo Catch: Dogwood tree
- April 16, 2002: Work underway at clinic; Magistrates
hear project update; Questions raised about new clinic; Photo Catch: LCHS science fair
- April 9, 2002: Council adopts Comprehensive Plan;
Burglary thwarted by homeowner; Chamber will host Meet the Candidates; Photo Catches:
Vanceburg Lions radio auction, snow on a plow, accidents.
- April 2, 2002: Tollesboro clinic closer to reality;
Burglaries under investigation; Four injured in AA Highway accident; Photo Catch: Spring
break snapping turtle hatches.
- March 26, 2002: Region hit by flash flooding; Lions
Radio Auction next week; Kidwell named top umpire; Tobacco producers favor mandatory
- March 19, 2002: 911 service on the way; Concerns aired
to magistrates; Siblings reunited after 64 years; County Clean-up set for next week.
- March 12, 2002: Council updated on water; Deputy injured
in Sunday crash; Ohio man jailed on drug charges; Four arrested following burglaries.
- March 5, 2002: Driver's licenses have new look; March is
Severe Storms Preparedness Month; Relay for Life gospel sing planned; Vanceburg Head Start
- February 25, 2002: Landham lawsuit to continue;
Industrial Authority discusses improvement proposals; Accident injures two; Photo Catches:
workers install awning on Main Street, and a double rainbow.
- February 19, 2002: Magistrates discuss ambulance
service; School Board hears successes; Concord receives grant; Photo Catches: Deputy
Simonetti graduates, Car seat checks.
- February 12, 2002: Push on for cleaner Kentucky; Council
updated on proposed skate park; Tollesboro burglaries under investigation; Tobacco grading
- February 5, 2002: Several file for primary; Farmers
Market plans for new season; Lewis has highest unemployment rate; Photo Catch: tobacco
- January 29, 2002: Water project closer to reality;
Electric Plant Board meets; Garrison businessman Orville Bentley died; State Cost Share
Program sign ups.
- January 22, 2002: School board begins new year;
Magistrates approve budgets; Summer jobs at 4-H camps; Photo Catches: Snow scenes and fire
- January 15, 2002: City to apply for funding; Industrial
park work continues; Apparent suicide under investigation; General Assembly session
- January 8, 2002: Car fire claims life; Men arrested for
attempted robbery; Burglary suspect arrested; Photo Catches: Power infrastructure
construction, Rock face icicles.
- January 1, 2002: What were the top stories for 2001?;
Phase II checks are in the mail; Man arrested for parole violation; Photo Catch: holiday
lights in Garrison, fire on Rock Run, Santa at VFW.
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