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Two charged in Tollesboro burglary
|Two Ohio residents were arrested and charged
early Monday in connection with a burglary at Tucker's Country Market at Tollesboro.
Bill Lewis said the two individuals allegedly entered Tucker's Country Market at about
2:00 a.m. Monday by breaking through the front door and filled a duffel bag with cartons
of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other items, along with several cases of soft drinks.
Lewis said that at about that time, Deputy Jason Hill was returning from transporting a
juvenile to a facility in Breathitt County and noted a suspect vehicle traveling east on
the AA Highway.
He said Hill stopped by Tucker's Market and saw that the business had been broken into.
He then notified dispatch of the incident and gave a description of the auto.
Lewis said that a short time later, Vanceburg Police Officer Mark Jordan spotted the
vehicle and stopped it on the AA Highway near Vanceburg. A man and woman were in the
vehicle, along with items suspected taken in the break-in.
Lewis said the occupants of the vehicle, Kevin Arthur, 29, of Sciotoville, Ohio, and
Mandy L. Bentley, 27, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, were arrested and charged with felony
receiving stolen property and felony third degree burglary.
Dennis Brown/Lewis County Herald
Vanceburg Police Officer Mark Jordan and Lewis County
Sheriff's Deputy Dwayne Stone inventoried items allegedly taken from Tucker's Country
Market in Tollesboro early Monday. Sheriff Bill Lewis credited the quick reactions of
Deputy Jason Hill and Officer Jordan for apprehending the suspects.
Both were lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center. Lewis added that the vehicle
was impounded by the Sheriff's Department.
Lewis said the burglary was similar to another recent burglary at Tucker's Market
and has not ruled out that the two were also involved in that incident. He added that
video surveillance had captured both events.
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First community Thanksgiving meal a
|Tollesboro's first-ever Thanksgiving
Community Meal has been described by volunteers as an outstanding success.
The idea for
the event was conceived by Lyn Marshall of the Hickory Grove Christian Holiness Church and
breathed to life by 50 volunteers and twice that many donors from six area churches and
the Lend-A-Helping-Hand Community Food Pantry.
The volunteers and donors came from the community and Hickory Grove Christian Holiness
Church, Tollesboro Christian Church, Tollesboro United Methodist Church, Cottageville
Mission Church, Wesley Chapel Church and Happy Hollow Union Church.
All of the food and drink for the meal was donated by private individuals as well as
Kroger of Maysville, Foodland of Vanceburg, Kenny's Restaurant of Vanceburg, Garrison
Funeral Chapel, Ken's New Market of Maysville, McDonald's of Maysville, and Jim and
Jennifer Meadows of Rip's Feed and Farm Supply of Tollesboro.
The intended purpose of the meal was to provide food for individuals and families who
were in need, disadvantages or just lonely during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Rayetta Angel/Lewis County Herald
More than 500 meals were served during the first ever
Community Thanksgiving Meal in Tollesboro.
However, so that no one felt singled-out or embarrassed, the invitation was extended
to the general public.
In the final assessment, approximately 450 meals were served, including approximately
350 meals delivered to homes in Lewis, Mason and Fleming Counties on 10 separate routes.
The remainder were served to walk-ins at the Hickory Grove Church.
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Where's your trash?
|By Dennis Brown
Now is the time to choose your
If Lewis County Fiscal Court adopts an ordinance on Monday, the county's 5,422
households will be required to have a hauler pick up and legally dispose of their trash
beginning January 1, 2004.
The move is in reaction to a state mandate that waste hauled to landfills be reduced
through recycling and that illegal dumps be cleaned up.
A county ordinance regarding trash pick-up was enacted in 1987, but hasn't been
strictly enforced. The proposed new ordinance spells out the requirements.
The bottom line: "It will help clean up the county."
The proposed ordinance notes that haulers can not charge in excess of $12 per month for
regular weekly pick-ups of five or fewer 32-gallon solid waste bags or containers.
Households with more waste will be charged accordingly,
not to exceed $1 per bag. Additional debris other than household waste can be collected by
the permitted haulers. The additional fees are permitted and will be determined between
the household and hauler prior to the items being removed.
There are a few exceptions to the ordinance; for example, those who haul all of their
trash to a landfill or 100 percent recycle.
The text of the ordinance will be publish after the second reading and adoption. Anyone
with questions should contact Solid Waste Coordinator John Teager at 606-796-0624.
The court will convene December 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the third floor courtroom of the
Lewis County Courthouse.
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|Shirley Porter, center, was recently honored at the "Hero and Hard Work
Celebration" in Louisville. Pictured, left to right, Kate Wiley, senior plant
manager, Louisville Post Office; Pauline Applegate, retired Vanceburg Postmaster; Shirley
Porter, officer in charge at Quincy Post Office and PTF clerk at Vanceburg Post Office;
her husband, Ed Porter; and Don Peterson, Kentuckian district manager.
William Logan, banjo player with "True Gospel
Echoes", set the crowd's feet a-tapping at the Second Annual Family Gospel Bluegrass
Music Show Saturday night at Lewis County High School. The event was a fund raiser for the
Tollesboro "Lady Cats" basketball team.
Rayetta Angel/Lewis County
The Sunshine Community Choir of South Shore appeared
at Quincy Church of Christ Sunday, November 30, to present "Hope Has Come", a
Christmas program. The choir comprises 72 singers and musicians from five area churches,
including South Shore Methodist Church, Sunshine Methodist Church, Lloyd Nazarene Church,
Church of God of South Shore and South Portsmouth Church of God.
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