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Unemployment rates dropped in 108 Kentucky counties
between November 2003 and November 2004 and rose in 12 counties, according to
the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
Lewis County's rate remained the same as the previous
month at 9.4 percent, and was lower than the 10.8 percent recorded a year ago.
Of the county's 4,335 civilian labor force, 407 were unemployed.
Unemployment rates in neighboring counties are Mason
County at 6.7 percent, down from 7.2 percent in October but up from 5.7 percent
in November 2003; Fleming County at 4.8 percent, down from 5.2 percent in
October and 6.4 percent a year ago; Rowan County at 3.6 percent, down from 3.9
percent in October and 4.2 percent last year; Carter County with 8.6 percent,
down from 10.3 percent in October and 9.1 percent in November 2003; and Greenup
County with 5.1 percent, down from 5.8 percent in October and 6.8 percent a
Metcalfe County's 2.3 percent jobless rate was the lowest
in the commonwealth.
Other low rates were recorded in Oldham County, 2.5
percent; Marion County, 2.6 percent; Fayette County, 2.7 percent; Barren,
Franklin, Jessamine and Monroe counties, 2.8 percent each; and Shelby and
Warren counties, 2.9 percent each.
Elliott County recorded the state's highest unemployment
rate at 11.1 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 10.9 percent; Lewis
County, 9.4 percent; Nicholas County, 9.3 percent; Carter County, 8.6 percent;
Morgan County, 7.5 percent; McCreary and Wolfe counties, 7.4 percent each;
Allen County, 7.2 percent; and Grayson County, 7 percent.
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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County officials give monthly reports
Lewis County Sheriff Bill Lewis and Jailer Tim Underwood
gave their monthly reports at the Lewis County Fiscal Court meeting on December
Sheriff Lewis reported the following activities between
November 8 and December 13:
Subpoenas served: 98
Domestic related calls: 90
Civil summons served: 22
Felony arrests: 25
Misdemeanor arrests: 15
Accident investigations: 13
Juvenile investigations: 12
Criminal summons: 14
Prisoners transported to secure facility: 0 miles
Juvenile transported: 330 miles
Domestic violence and emergency protective orders: 8
Court bailiff hours: 485
Prescription deliveries: 2
Auto inspections: 87
Funeral escorts: 5
Property taxes collected: $317,491.43
Franchise taxes collected: $107,304.47
Underwood presented the following report for the Lewis
County Detention Center for November.
Inmate population: 29 state inmates CC/CD/CI and 30 county
inmates. There were 76 county inmates booked in and there was an average of 60
total jail population per day.
Fees and payments received included $1,110 in booking
fees; $1,109.46 in telephone commissions; and $28,445.23 Class D/CC/CI pay for
Food and commissary amounts were Somerset Food, $4,373.36
(five weeks), and $10,469.43 commissary.
Travel was 1,230 miles, including two trips to Bowling
Green, and one trip each to EKCC and Lagrange.
Dispatch calls received in November were Vanceburg Police
Department, 67; Lewis County Sheriff Department, 28; 911, 29; Vanceburg Fire
Department, 4; operator's license check, 25; operator's plate check, 25 ;
wrecks/no injury, 7; and wrecks with injuries, 1.
Monthly financial report for the jail had $10,469.43 in
the commissary account and $1,258.38 in the inmate account.
Underwood told the court that the state inmate population
is down, but that is probably a result of a holiday lull.
He also noted that three deputy jailers have left to join
the Vanceburg Police Department.
Deputy Dawn Jones has completed mental health training,
and deputies Andy Lucas and Tim Moore have completed training seminars and will
now be able to provide required in-service training here, rather than have
staff go out of town.
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Two charged in break-in
Two Vanceburg teens have been arrested and charged in
connection with a break-in last week at the Lewis County School System Bus
Garage on Ky. Rt. 8 west of Vanceburg.
Sheriff Bill Lewis said the incident happened about 5:45
p.m. Thursday when a witness reported seeing two people running from the bus
Lewis said school officials were notified and discovered
that a door had been pried open, a soft drink machine had been tampered with,
and some items were missing.
Deputies Joe Paul Gilbert and Johnny Bivens followed
tracks in the snow to the nearby Wildwood Subdivision and were then directed to
a location on Front Street in Vanceburg where the two suspects were located.
Lewis said that during questioning, the suspects admitted
to the incident. They were arrested and charged with third degree burglary and
first degree criminal mischief.
Michael A. Chinn Jr., 19, of Rt. 2 Vanceburg, was lodged
in the Lewis County Detention Center, and a 17-year-old boy was lodged in the
Ashland juvenile facility.
Lewis said the items taken have been recovered and damage
was estimated at more than $1,000. Deputies Bivens and Gilbert are continuing
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And the walls come tumbling down...the
building was constructed in the mid-1930s and was heavily damaged by a
fire in 2002, which claimed the life of Joe McCane. At the time of the
fire, the building housed McCane Computers and Tolle Barber Shop on the
ground floor and two apartments on the second floor (Mr. McCane was
trapped in one of the upstairs apartments at the time of the fire)
Combs/ARNG Family Program Director
The "Angels Among Us" service
project began as an FBLA project at Larry A. Ryle High School to raise
funds to ensure that children of the 940th Kentucky National Guard had a
special Christmas. In all, the group raised more than $11,000. On hand for
the presentation in Lexington was FRG President for the 301st, June Farler
of Tollesboro, second from right.
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