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Two Main Street businesses to
|Two long time businesses will be closing
their doors on Main Street in Vanceburg this week to move to different locations.
Restaurant and Bertram Optometry will be open in their Main Street locations for the last
time on Thursday. Kenny Claxon said his restaurant is relocating to 711 Second Street in
Vanceburg, and Dr. Mike Bertram said his optometrist practice will be moving to the
Wal-Mart Supercenter in Maysville.
Bertram moved into the Main Street location about 10 years ago from the Bel Air Medical
Building where he had been practicing for about 10 years in the same building as his
father, Dr. H.M. Bertram Jr.
For the past few months, he has been working at the Maysville Wal-Mart location and
also at the Vanceburg location.
Mike Bertram said the tradition of his family providing medical services to Lewis
County residents has totaled more than 100 years with his grandfather and father, Dr. H.M.
Bertram Sr. and H.M. Bertram Jr., each contributing more than 40 years each and with his
20 years in Vanceburg.
Mike Bertram said the AA highway makes the trip to the Maysville Wal-Mart location a
short one and the modern facilities will allow for better service to his patients,
although he regrets having to close the Vanceburg location.
Future appointments with Dr. Bertram will be at the Maysville location. Patients may
call 606-759-0030 for information.
Kenny Claxon said he is excited bout moving into his new location a short distance away
on Second Street. "I can't wait to move," he said, adding that the new location
will allow more flexibility with hours and his catering.
Claxon said his new location holds both personal and historic significance.
Brown/Lewis County Herald
The building housing Bertram Optometry in Vanceburg
is for sale or rent. Dr. Mike Bertram is relocating his practice to the Wal-Mart
Supercenter in Maysville.
He said the home was built in 1980 by Vanceburg entrepreneur G.W. Stamper who also
had most of the buildings on Main Street built to serve his business needs. Claxon's
father, Clarence Claxon, purchased the home in 1975 and the family lived in it for a
while. He added that it was the first house in Vanceburg to have an indoor bathroom.
He said plans are to be open in the new location next week before the Labor Day weekend
and with new hours.
Claxon said Friday steak night will remain unchanged and buffet style will also still
be available at the new location.
He said the new location features an outside deck dining area and two front rooms in
the extensively remodeled home. He added that he may have rooms in the upstairs set up for
dining in the near future.
Those interested in leasing or purchasing Bertram's Vanceburg location should call
606-796-6478. Those interested in leasing Claxon's Main Street location should call
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Library Board will celebrate 50
|By Al Owens
Meeting in regular
session last week the board of the Helen H. Rayburn Public Library of Lewis County began
plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary in September.
The board moved to have Brady Guyer, known as The Sign Man, install new lettering on
the library to reflect the recent name change honoring Helen H. Rayburn. Guyer estimated
the job in the $700 range. The sign will be mounted above the front door at the library's
location on Second Street.
Library Director Marilyn Conway announced that installation for the new automation
system is totally complete and is in operation.
The board also moved to subscribe to DSL broadband through Alltel at a cost of $34.95
per month. That move eliminates two other costs and reduces operating expenses
After discussing the many job applications received for the bookmobile position that
will be open by the end of the year board president Carol Gilbert appointed a three-member
committee to go through the applications and pick the top five applicants. The selection
will be made by October, but the board is still taking applications.
The board decided to refuse a request by Ann Reeder to have the Adult Literacy Program
meet in the library and use the library's computers. The computers have some problems and
the board plans to start replacing them a little at a time beginning with next year's
Al Owens/Lewis County Herald
The Signman, Brady Guyer (in front), explained the
details of the new libarry lettering to the library board at its regular session last
week. Also pictured (counter-clockwise) are Sandy Rouse, secretary, Helen Rayburn,
treasurer, Marilyn Conway, library director, and Carol Gilbert, board president.
The board moved to join the Kentucky Library Association and to pay the Director's
annual dues. Being a member of the KLA provides a lot of benefits to the library, its
employees and patrons.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration the library board plans to serve lunch to
the Fiscal Court and its officials at noon on the date of the court's next regular meeting
September 13. The library will also have an open house from noon until 3:30 p.m. on
Friday, September 24.
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Thefts under investigation
|The Lewis County Sheriff's Department is investigating
thefts from four locations in a short period of time last week at Firebrick.
Dwayne Stone said the calls were all received last Tuesday at about the same time. Stone
said when he arrived at the scene on Shawnee Lane, he discovered that thieves took ATVs, a
lawn tractor, utility trailer and electronic items.
Stone said the thefts apparently took place over about a five hour period and that each
item had been taken to a remote location to be loaded before being hauled off.
He said that bolt cutters were used to cut locks and chains, adding that witnesses had
given him a description of the vehicle thought to be utilized by the thieves.
|Items taken included a red Troy-Bilt 42-inch lawn tractor,
a red utility trailer, a red 1999 Honda 300EX, a red 1988 Honda 250, a green 1999 Suzuki
King Quad 4X$, a red 2004 Honda 250, a 25-inch Magnavox television, a CD player and an
Stone also urges all area residents to keep a list of serial
numbers to guns, ATVs, lawn movers and other valuable items to allow in much faster
recovery should those items be stolen. Photographs of the items are also helpful in
getting items identified and returned to their owners.
Anyone with information concerning the thefts or whereabouts of any of the stolen items
should contact the Sheriff's Department at 606-796-2912 or the LCSO Tip Line at
606-796-0123. Callers may remain anonymous.
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School Fair pageant information
|The Lewis County School Fair pageants are
under the direction of Anna Sullivan, Rt. 2, Box 24, Vanceburg.
Anyone interested in
competing should contact her in the evenings after 4:00 p.m. at 606-796-6507. Applications
can be picked up and returned to the high school front desk after 2:00 p.m.
Pageants for Tiny Miss and Tiny Mister (ages 3 and 4), Little Miss and Little Mister
(ages 5-7), Junior Miss (ages 8-10) and Miss Pre-Teen (ages 11 and 12) will be at 6:00
p.m. September 15, in the Lewis County High School Auditorium.
|Registration is $25 and there will be a
mandatory rehearsal on Saturday, September 11, in the LCHS Auditorium from 3:00 to 5:00
Pageants for Miss Teen Lewis County (ages 13-15) and Miss Lewis County (ages 16-21)
will be September 16 at 6:00 p.m. in LCHS Auditorium. Fee is $30 and a mandatory rehearsal
will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11.
No applications will be accepted without the appropriate fee attached. All applications
must be received no later than August 30. Pageants are open to Lewis County residents
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