News and information for Lewis County, Kentucky!
Trees in Lewis County show off their
colorful autumn finery in late October.
Enough rain has fallen resulting in the
lifting of the month-long ban on outdoor
Sally Mineer organizes entries in a
cooking contest at Lewis County Farmers'
Market on August 11.
On hand for the 50th anniversary
Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Parade were
Colton Thayer and Alivia Bierley of
Tollesboro who are this year's Bible Bowl
national champions.
The weather was picture perfect for the
annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair parade
on Sunday, July 22.
Stacy Cooper of Auctions By Cooper
appraises an antique teapot and a glass
preserve dish for Dorcas Gilbert at the
Antique Appraisal Show Saturday, June
30, at the George Morgan Thomas Home.
A steady stream of people attended the
event throughout day, bringing a wide
variety of glassware, vases, toys and
other  heirlooms to learn more about their
family treasures.
Representatives of the Kentucky Heritage
Council visited Vanceburg Monday
afternoon, June 25, to meet with the
Renaissance Committee, tour various
historical sites in the city and discuss
potential grant opportunities that may be
available. Left to right are Mark Denner,
Kentucky Heritage Council, Patty Kennard,
Vanceburg Renaissance Coordinator, Jim
Shelton, Vanceburg Renaissance
Chairman, Becky Gorman, Kentucky
Heritage Council, and Vanceburg Mayor
Angie Patton.
Work continues on the Tollesboro sewer
line expansion project. Workers dug
trenches on Simmons Lane Tuesday
afternoon, April 17. (Photo by Jim Draper)
Mother Nature provided a delayed April
Fool's joke on Lewis County Friday, April
6. A weather forecast calling for scattered
flurries ended up with steady snowfall
throughout the day and evening. Along
with gusty winds, the snowfall
occasionally reduced visibility
significantly. By the time the snowfall
stopped, some areas (particularly just
south of the Ohio River) saw
accumulations of two to three inches or
LAYING THE LINES! Workers from Tram
Construction of Garrison (owner Terry
LeMaster) laid ties and rails in the
Merchants Parking Lot next to the
Vanceburg Depot Friday, March 30, in
preparation for the long-awaited arrival of
a CSX caboose, scheduled to be
delivered next week. The caboose will be
refurbished as part of the growing
downtown Vanceburg tourism attractions.
Workers on Friday's project were Charley
Lambert, Mike Flannigan, Larry Smith,
Robi Bentley and Josh Gilliam  (Photo by
Patty Kennard)
Spring is just around the corner and some
farmers took advantage of sunny, warm
weather on Tuesday, March 13, to get a
head start on turning their fields.
Several local, state and federal
representatives were on hand Thursday,
February 15, for the dedication and open
house at the new Lewis County Health
Department facility on the AA Highway
next to BeeMart in Vanceburg.
Lewis County Health Department
HANDS Supervisor Pam Elliott-Farrell
led tours of the new health department
facility during its open house on
February 15. Lewis County Magistrate
Joe Bentley was among those visitors
to get a look "behind the scenes" at
the new facility.
More than the Music!
Kelly Casey from NIcholasville, one of the
32 gospel singers on hand, closed out the
"More than the Music" concert benefiting
the Lewis County Boys and Girls Club
February 24 with a rousing version  the
always uplifting hymn
How Great Thou Art.
For more information on future concerts,
call Darrell Polley at 606-798-3433 or email For
information about programs and activities
for Lewis County children at the Boys and
Girls Club, call Mike Kennedy at

[Photo courtesy of Al Owens]
Digging for Treasure!
Six inches of snow at Head of Happy
Hollow Tuesday night & Wednesday
morning, February 6 and 7, but that
doesn't stop the wildlife! The Happy Holler
wild birds remembered where we had
scattered seed Tuesday and were more
than willing to dig for "treasure"!
Update Tuesday, February 13: the poor
birds are trying to scratch through ice
now but not to worry! New feed sites will
be in place Wednesday morning!
A snowy Groundhog Day!
Two to four inches of snow fell before
Noon on Friday, February 3, (on top of
one-inch on Thursday) and snow is still in
the forecast for coming days.

The National Weather Service in
Wilmington, Ohio, issued a Heavy Snow
Warning from 4 p.m. Tuesday . February 6,
until 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 7.

Here at Head of Happy Hollow, we had six
inches of snow by Tuesday night, frozen
water pipes (and frigid "seeing your
breath" temps INSIDE the house) since
Sunday and the water heater blew up
Wednesday afternoon.