Police Lt. Tom Flannigan says there are fake $20 and $50 bills floating
around Vanceburg. Sheriff Bill Lewis says there are also some
well-constructed $100s floating around LewisCounty.
the bills are well crafted and at first look appear to be authentic.
He said the
fake bills do not have the embedded strip and have an extra copy line on
the bottom of the back.
Most of the
fake 50s have a serial number of EK10373454A, according to Flannigan.
Sheriff Lewis said the counterfeiting ring is apparently operating in
Lewis and surrounding counties including those in Ohio.
with the SciotoCounty, Ohio, Sheriff's Office surmises that
the phony money was crafted to buy drugs. He said that the money was
likely crafted to buy illicit drugs but wound up in the main stream of
said that nearly $7,000 in phony bills have been recovered by his
with the Portsmouth Police Department said the bogus bills have been found
at convenience stores and fast food locations.
enforcement agencies met last week to compare notes and discovered many
consistent points concerning the phony cash.
Vanceburg Police Lt. Tom
Fannigan and Kayla Slusher compared fake and real $50 bills in our office
last week. The real bills have an embedded strip and aren't fuzzy. If you
have questions, contact local authorities.
people were arrested last week in Maysville and charged with passing
two, from West Union, Ohio, were charged and arrested.
including those from the Secret Service, seized a computer and other items
generally used in counterfeiting. Those items were sent to Cincinnati, Ohio, for processing.
you are in possession of a questionable bill, contact local authorities.
were heard when the Lewis County Fiscal Court met last week.
agreed to close the section of Kilbreth Road in the Petersville/Oak Ridge area, from the Stamm property on to the
end. There was no public objection.
public comment portion of the meeting, an attorney for Rick Blankenship
asked to court to consider closing or allowing Blankenship to gate a
section of Spy Run Road from Blankenship's property to where the road
exits at the AA Highway. He explained that there already is a gate at one
end and Blankenship would like to gate the road at his property to prevent
access poachers and illegal dumpers.
he would have Road Foreman Dane Howard inspect the road and report back at
the next fiscal court meeting.
CountyAttorney Clayton "Buddy" Lykins
Jr. expressed some concerns about the legality of closing a county road
where there are existing utility easements.
approved several items including:
* The second
reading of an ordinance approving an agreement for the county to form and
operate a planning unit with the cities of Vanceburg and Concord.
* The 2005 fee
office budgets for CountyClerk Shirley Hinton and Sheriff Bill Lewis.
* The annual
$15,000 contribution to the Lewis County Soil Conservation District.
Reappointment of Karen Collier to the Garrison Water District.
Reappointment of Wallace Bess Jr. to the Black Oak Volunteer Fire
Department Tax Board.
* The 2005
annual budget for the Garrison-Quincy-KY-O-Heights Water District.
The court also
agreed to resume all responsibility for the upkeep and safety of a
military cannon display. Judge Executive Steve Applegate explained that
the county had applied to the military for a cannon to display on the
courthouse lawn and part of the application required this agreement.
noted that this would not be a WWI or WWII cannon, but would, instead, be
a more contemporary model. It would also be rendered inoperable.
Milt Stanfield commented on the much-discussed mysterious loss of the
county's previous cannon and supported the idea of a replacement cannon
Lewis County Boys and Girls Club located in the ClarksburgChristian Church will be opening on January 17,
2005. The LewisCounty Boys and Girls Club will be opened from Monday
through Friday from to
mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young
people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize
their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
LewisCounty Boys and Girls club is for all boys and girls from
ages six-18. It is non-sectarian and has an open door policy for kids from
all economic backgrounds and all parts of LewisCounty.
Lewis County Boys and Girls Club is part of the Boys and Girls Club of
America, which serves more than four million boys and girls in 3,400 club
locations which are located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands plus domestic and international military bases.
LewisCountyBoys and Girls Club will offer programs in areas
of character and leadership development, education and career development,
health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.
are going to provide a fun, safe place for kids to learn and grow,"
stated Mike Kennedy, the Unit Director for the Lewis County Boys and Girls
Club and also a 1996 graduate of Lewis County High School.
Lewis County Boys and Girls Club will open January 17. Mike Kennedy, at
right, is Unit Director for Lewis County.
also a graduate of Morehead State University, was hired in September and
is working hard to get everything ready for the club by the January 17
LewisCountyBoys and Girls Club is a 21st CenturyLearningCenter. If you have any questions please do not hesitate
to call Kennedy at 606-796-2582.
LewisCountyBoys and Girls Club is the dream of a local
organization known as the Harmany Foundation. Named after the late United
Methodist Pastor Allan Harman, the Harmany Foundation mission is to
provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment for the youth of LewisCounty, where they can become successful and productive
citizens. The Harmany Foundation's president is Reverend Jim Vaden of the UnitedMethodistChurch. It consists of citizens of all faiths, economic
backgrounds, and age groups.
Vanceburg Police Chief Joe Billman is
investigating this three vehicle accident last week at the intersection of
Ky. Rt. 59 and Ky. Rt. 8 in Vanceburg. There were no reported injuries
although the vehicles sustained substantial damage.
Franke/Lewis County Herald
Tollesboro firefighters were called
Friday evening for a vehicle fire in a driveway on Mason-Lewis Road, west