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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Corbin, Kentucky Senate Brock says race not Over Page 5 baseball Corbin going for regional title see sports mostly Cloudy Page 2 a to a sir Bunp vol. 97, no. 122 Corbin by. Friday May 26, 1990 20 pages 36c Poore Campaign comes to Corbin by Deborah Campbell staff Wetter although or. Floyd g. Poore has yet to officially announce his bid for governor his county by county election Campaign brought him to Corbin thursday. By july 22 he said he will have spoken in All 120 counties. Poore told fellow rotarians his purpose on the Road is to a listen to the people of Ken Tucler a the Farmers truck Drivers children senior citizens doctors lawyers Bankers Coal miners. And and out what a in their Poore s Many hats include fund raising and Public service efforts As Well As his work As a family practitioner and former state Secretary of transportation. After a a inlay conference in december he left the administration of gov. Wallace Wilkinson Jan. 9 to pursue the governors office said Poore. If elected Poore plans to handle the main problems facing the state by a getting Back to the Root causes Quot and a setting a new elected officials have a got to quit being selfish. A a it san office of the people yet i see people. Who think the re annoy need like Little tin gods Quot he said. Poore offered his views on several of the main issues facing the state including House Bill 940. Implementation of the education Reform Bill must be done a in a totality. I see it As More than a package. I see a total child brought he said. Coal tobacco and other industries which have supported Kentucky for Many years Are a under Selge Quot according to Poore. The state must nurture those businesses but also create new economies such As woodworking. He said. Working on state strengths and improving state weaknesses is also a goal. A Kent culty has a 198-year history of division and dissection a East is. West North is. South Lexington is. Louisville. Its All been a fraud but we Veall participated in that fraud Quot said Poore. Poore envisions a Many Many Gatlinburg Quot developing in Kent culty. A what does Gatlinburg have that Corbin or London or any area of this state does not have Quot he asked. Poore called the present health care delivery system a a bureaucratic Kentucky has 5,800 physicians. But one half Are in Jefferson county he said. According to Poore. 700,000 kentuckians have no medical insurance. A a we re better than that Quot he said. He wants to establish a 21-member Blue ribbon task Force to work on the problem for six months. A special session of the legislature would then be called he said. According to Poore the state has a fall kinds of problems. Its time we got Back to caring for each looking to the future photo by Rodney Margison Gwynne e. Brock gave the Salut Atory address during Corbin High schools 73rd commencement exercises thursday night. The class of 1990 included 133 seniors at chs. Area nursing Homes fare Well in Survey Grant will help child support collection cases by Susan Phelps London Bureau London by. A non payment of child support has become a big problem for counties across the state and Laurel county is no exception according to county attorney Elmer Cunnagin. But a $17,472 Grant awarded recently Wiki help Tow prosecutors office collect on child support payments. Laurel county s part is a portion of the $1.4 million of state and Federal Money to be distributed in 91 counties. Knox and Leslie counties will share an $8,775 Grant. A we were snowed under with new referrals find the state on cases filed several years ago Quot Cunnagin said. A we handle them with our present Load. We were made aware of the Grant with the Grant Money another person has been hired to work in the county a child support division he said. Prosecutors handle support collection cases on contract for the state. Caseworkers Are employed to interview clients and prepare cases for court. They also establish paternity in some cases. Wilma head child support administrator said there Are 400 support cases and 217 paternity cases pending in Laurel county As of february. A we probably now have 700-750,&Quot she said adding these were Aid for families with dependent children cases Only. I the the additional funding salaries for caseworkers can now be paid said mrs. Head. A we have petitioned for two More employees because of the Cunnagin said the county s collection rate is a pretty Good compared to the by Piper Plummer staff writer Only one nursing Home in the Tri county area failed to meet All 32 Survey indicators in a nationwide inspection. Laurel Heights Home for the elderly in London was the Only Home not to meet Sill indicators. The Survey was compiled from information gathered during 1988-89 Surprise inspections of Homes that serve medicare or medicaid patients. According to state Lon term care ombudsman Gary Hammonds. The 32 indicators were selected from 500 standards used in licensing inspections. The facility results Are then compared with other Homes nationwide and statewide he said. A from what i have heard so far and the Little bit i have looked Over the Survey Kentucky did very Well Quot he said. A that is not to say some nursing Homes did t fall but we Are making he also said the Tri county area did very Well. A fall of the nursing Homes met sol the indicators except the one Quot he said. The indicators included cleanliness. Medical supervision nursing care availability of emergency services food Quality and attention to personal needs. Laurel Heights failed in two of the personal Hygiene areas. The Home also failed to develop and implement written plans for each resident according to the report. Administrator Melinda Helton said in a prepared statement the personnel at the Home Are involved in in service training with focuses on personal Hygiene grooming and skin care. The Home failed to meet the personal Hygiene needs of patients with bladder and Bowel control problems. Is. Helton also said a Bowel and bladder re train Long Quot had been done to develop a More aggressive implementation of Laurel Heights policy and procedures. According to assistant director Kathy Wyan the report is based on last years inspection. A since that inspection was done the state Survey team has returned Quot she said. A they were Here about one month ago and we continued to Page 2 news beat police step up Holiday patrols London. By. A state county and City police departments in London and Laurel county will step up patrols of highways during the memorial Day weekend. A a we la be looking for drunk Drivers speeders and for other traffic said London City police it. Judy Hoskins. A we will be out there to prevent accidents and help people have a Safe memorial weekend officially begins today and ends Midnight monday. Inside Berry s Worl i a i can to wait to get out into the real world and leave All this racial ethnic and Gay tension Abby. Page in Astrograph. Page 2b Bridge. Page so classifieds. Pages 6-7b comics. Editorials. Or. Peter Gott. Lewis Grizzard. Page 4 lifestyles. Page in people in the news Page 2b Susan Phelps. Page 4 Piper Plummer. Scoreboard. Page 11 sports. Pages 10-11 television. Page 2b today in history. Deaths Martha Partin Mae Treadway Loyd Winfield James Cobb or. So Page 2 k-9 cops re certification program held in London by Susan Phelps London Bureau photo by Susan Phelps Laurel county sheriffs chief Deputy Millard Root left with his dog Hasso and . Forest service Law enforcement officer Paul Semigan with his dog Nero represented local agencies during a regional k-9 training seminar held in London. London by. A sometimes there Are unforeseen dangers when an officer patrols Remote Rural areas. Travelling alone in his Cruiser an officer is often faced with handling situations involving people under the influence of alcohol or drugs or those armed with weapons. The officer confronts challenges with extreme care know Wingback up units Are Miles away. That a Why More and More sheriffs departments and Forest service agencies Are teaming their men with specially trained dogs. A in the last six years k-9 dogs for Law enforcement have increased Over 60 said Rudy Drexler of Elkhart ind. Drexler conducted a re certification seminar in London this week for handlers and their dogs. States represented were Kentucky Indiana. Tennessee and Oregon. Two local Law enforcement officers participating were Laurel county sheriff s chief Deputy Millard Root his canine Hasso. And . Forest service Law enforcement officer Paul Semigan and his canine Nero. Both men said the animals have been very instrumental in officer Protection building searches and tracking missing persons. The use of police dogs is on the Rise because of the demand to operate a department More Cost effectively. It costs a department an average of $37,000 to uniform and train a police officer said Drexler. For $7,000, a police dog can be trained. A most dogs pay for themselves in six he said. Normally the canines go to smaller Law enforcement agencies because there Are fewer officers patrolling and the animals provide added Protection he said a eighty five percent of our training is for Law he said. Training is also available for civilian use. Statistics show crime drops one third when there a a police dog on Force Drexler said. Today. 20 police dogs have been trained by Drexler for ten Nessee and seven for Kentucky. Most of those trained to be used in Kentucky have been done in the last two years he said. In the past 29 years. Drexler has trained 692 dogs. A noted lecturer author and operator of the Rudy Drexler a school for dogs inc., he also provides expert witness testimony for dog evidence in court. Tils past week he has overseen the re certification of handlers and the police dogs he trains. Instruction includes both classroom and Field work. The officer trains the dog in areas of tracking and Protection. The animal Isnit a vicious dog and lives in a family oriented environment a they Are not trained to he said. The k-9 is also trained in obedience. Building searches and drug detection. A every part of the training is important Quot he said. The police dog can detect dogs such As marijuana no matter How Well they re concealed he the Tri counties of Whitney Laurei and Knox

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