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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Corbin, Kentucky Weekend dec. 18-19,1999 unit Lue map spotlights Corbin today s weather Sec Page 2a cats scratched hot a jackets shut Down wildcats see sports Page 1b Gail Freeman do you believe in Angels see Freeman Page 10a partly sunny. High 48 tonight s weather times Tribune Cloudy Low 28no. 301 vol. 107 serving Southeastern Kentucky for 107 years Corbin by. 50 cents protesters strike new grocery store subcontractor claims South Corbin Kroger builder not paying Bills on time by Fred Petke staff writer local construction workers took to the streets Friday claiming they Haven to been paid for their work on the new Kroger building in South Corbin. A dozen employees of Medlin construction one of the subcontractors on the project lined 18th Street in front of the new building holding posters and handing out letters to passing motorists. Medlin construction owner Daniel Medlin said his company is owed approximately $240,000 from Kroger and he construction the general contractor for the project. Medlin said his portion of the project which included site preparation and plumbing work is nearly Complete but the company has not been paid in several weeks. Under the terms of the contract they were supposed to be paid every month Medlin construction vice president Ray Baker said. The company a workers began picketing the new store Friday morning a week after they last met with officials from Kroger and he construction. Baker said they were told they would have a Check within four working Days. As of thursday evening the Check had not come and the decision was made to begin picketing he said. A Short of taking them to court i done to know what else we can do a Baker said. A we just Haven to been treated right. We did no to want to do this picket in the first place. I feel like we be made every Medlin said they have not been Able to pay their subcontractors or suppliers since they have not been paid. The company itself May be in jeopardy. A i have 21 employees a he said a a it a jeopardizing our company to where we May have to shut Down. It takes a lot of Money for a project of this size. A Kroger said they paid he construction and he is the one not paying us a Medlin said. A Meh said they will pay us. Then Kroger Hasni to paid Tony Hall of he construction said Friday afternoon that he did not agree with the claims being made by Medlin construction. A i totally disagree with the statements of Medlin construction a Hall see pickets Page 2a photo by Fred Petke picketers representing Medlin construction walk along 18th Street to protest what they claim is slow payment from the contractor which is building the new Kroger store in South Corbin. Woman pleads not guilty in insurance fraud Case by John Butwell staff writer a London woman pleaded not guilty Friday to insurance fraud Over $300. Kimberly c. Vaughn 26, of 300 reams Lane Apt. 130, was arrested on the charge around 8 45 . Wednesday by detective Russell Baker of the London police department. Vaughn and another suspect who Baker did no to identify in the arrest report allegedly sold a vehicle in Clay county reported it stolen in Laurel county and collected Money on an insurance claim Baker alleged. No second suspect was listed among arrests in Laurel county however and Baker be reached for comment. District judge John Knox Mills released Vaughn Friday on a $10,000 unsecured Bond to her relative Bobbi j. Smith of Corbin. Mills also scheduled Vaughn a preliminary hearing for 10 . Monday before District judge Michael o. Caperton. Economy expected to show growth Lexington by. A Kentucky a Economy is expected to grow slightly below the National average but still remain Strong University of Kentucky economists Are predicting. Kentucky can expect 2.2 percent growth in the Gross today at a glance Friday lottery midday pick 3 6-6-2 pick 4 0-6-0-4 evening pick 3 4-5-6 pick 4 0-8-2-5 Cash 5 4-11-18-23-35 today a obituaries Leon Williamson Heidrick Lonzo Selby . Jewel Ira Goley Williamsburg Libbie 55806 40301 theft by Richard Adkins staff writer state police gearing up for possible y2k crisis by John Butwell staff writer one week. Santa makes Early visit to Cor Knox woman cleared of Elvis photos by Fred Petke above right Santa Claus takes time out of his Busy Holiday schedule to visit Corbin As part of the City a annual Christmas Parade above left the reigning miss Southeast Kentucky Crystal Walker greets people at the Parade. Left members of the shrine club entertain the crowd with their tiny Semi trucks. Below kids scramble for pieces of Candy which were thrown from a passing float. A Knox county woman has been cleared of All felony theft charges previously filed against her in a Henderson county . Court alleging that she had stolen several Elvis Presley collectible items including a Diamond ring that May have once belonged to the a King of Rock in Roll himself and could be valued at More than $1 million. The felony larceny charges filed against Francis Gail Elliott 42, of Barbourville were dismissed by the Henderson county District attorneys office and the Henderson county District court dec. 10. According to arrest warrants and court documents filed in the Case Elliott was originally charged with stealing three Diamond rings a ladies 14k Gold ring and several valuable Elvis collectible records from Jackie Owens of Hendersonville . Owens made the allegations against Elliott in a criminal complaint dated sept. 13. According to Elliott she was forced to stay three Days in jail had to make several trips Back and Forth to Henderson county during the investigation and is now facing More than $8,000 in Legal fees to defend her of the charges which she claims Are completely baseless. According to Elliott a attorney in the Case Brian Welch of Hendersonville Elliott completely passed a lie Detector test during the course of the investigation which led the prosecutors to ask the court to dismiss the theft charges against her. A the polygraph test is see Elvis Page 2a state police riot squads handled some of Kentucky slow Points in the 20th Century such As the bitter busing Battle in Louisville and the acrimonious Coal mine strike at Stearns in the 1970s. But now state police Are gearing up in Case the turn of the Century turns into a �?oy2k�?� disaster. In London Friday the riot squad from Kentucky state police Post 11 put on helmets visors and Gas masks to practice Maneu vers just in Case the a millennium bugs bites computers the lights go out and things get ugly. The squad practices twice a year anyway said sgt. Steve Walker who has been the squads commander for a year now. And local Utility officials say the lights wont go out because area Power plants already Are generating electricity with their computers set ahead like its already the year 2000. Those triple zeroes did no to faze the Power plants according to officials at Kentucky utilities and East Kentucky Power which Supply All the electricity distributed by the county utilities. But Post 11�?Ts commander capt. William Stewart said both the entire Post a see squad Page 2a members of the Kentucky state police Post 11 riot squad drilled Friday afternoon in Case there is a crisis at the turn of the millennium. Each member of the Post will be on duty during the new years Holiday. Photo by John Butwell

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