News Briefs for July 18

July 18, 2004

Lancaster police dogs get new gear

The Lancaster Police Department will receive three new bullet-proof vests for its police canines through the Kentucky Body Armor Program.

The program, administered through the Governor's Office for Local Development, was established in 1998 to help law enforcement agencies increase and upgrade protection equipment available for officers and canines.

This year a total of $188,381 was used to buy 482 officer vests and six canine vests. The money was raised through the sale of weapons confiscated by police to licensed gun dealers.

Boyle grad commissioned as state trooper

Boyle County High School graduate C. Aaron Gabhart received his commission as a Kentucky State Trooper on June 26 from Commissioner Mark L. Miller at Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center in Frankfort.


Gabhart successfully completed 22 weeks of training at the Kentucky State Police Academy and is a graduate of Kentucky State Police Cadet Class No. 82.

Gabhart is assigned to KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, where he lives with his wife, Crystal Mehaulic Gabhart. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received a bachelor's degree in aviation and is a licensed pilot.

Gabhart is the son of Carl and Sharon Gabhart, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lee Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gabhart, all of Mackville.


Boyle County Board of Education - 7 p.m. Thursday at the Boyle County High School Library.

Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Board - 4 p.m. Wednesday at Danville City Hall.

Garrard County Planning and Zoning Commission - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the courthouse.

Garrard County Long-term Facility and Hospital Board - 1 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room above the Courthouse Annex.


The concert by First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Jeffersonville, Ind., is 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets. The day was wrong in Friday's paper due to a reporter's error.

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