Lewis County makes Presentation to Boys and Girls Ranch

Lewis County makes Presentation to Boys and Girls Ranch

By Dennis K. Brown

Lewis County Treasurer Kathy Dillow made a check presentation last week on behalf of the Kentucky Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers. Dillow is past president of the association.

The presentation was made during the regular fiscal court meeting.

"Deputy Jason Hill made a presentation on social media at the conference," Dillow said.

"It was very good, very professional, and very, very well received," she said. "Jason did an excellent job."

"So on behalf of the Kentucky Treasurers Association, which is on behalf of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, the Kentucky Treasurers Association would like to donate $1,000.00 to the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch," Dillow said as she held up a large presentation check.

"I felt like this is something that could potentially benefit every child from every county in the state," Dillow said. "And I felt it was well deserved."

Jerry Wagner, who is executive director of the Boys and Girls Ranch, was on hand for the presentation. Wagner thanked Dillow for the donation and noted that kids from Lewis County attend camp at the ranch each year and a Lewis County resident is employed there.

"We’ll be starting our 38th year," Wagner said. "I want to thank the folks who support the ranch. Sheriff Johnny Bivens hosts a golf scramble each year to raise money."

"It’s a good cause," Dillow said. "We appreciate what you do."

Bivens said since taking office as sheriff in January, 2011 . . . "It was one of the first things I wanted to do. Send underprivileged, possibly neglected children to the ranch."

"The golf scramble has been a wonderful success," he added.

"I do everything that I can for the sheriff’s ranch and will continue to do so," Bivens said.

"You know you’ve made an impact in their life and it’s a great feeling," he added.

Wagner said camp at the ranch will get underway the second week of June. Brochures on the boys and girls ranch are available at the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.