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Tony Kinder NH", (Wynn; 50 Cents Tim Brannon Prwnriem.’t‘;EO “‘ri !~'-.. .. I\_.rl PEOI Bax“ a peoplesbankofky.com 1-888-445-BANK 7| Willi-r“1.,Uwingsvillr, KY ltlfititl I'll; “(Hi (ir/ i fi‘i‘i-l B Cit/'7 CO U m‘ Bringing you Bath County’s News Since 1884 To all Bath County Property owners: January 5, 2021 The Bath County Board of Education did not in- crease tax rates for the 2020-21 school year. Tax rates were kept the SAME at 52.6 cents on real and personal property. Due to the delay in receiving as- sessments from KDE and the timing at which we must advertise, hold a spe— cial tax hearing, and meet— ing, and give the public time to petition, our tax rate was not certified until No- vember 16th, 2020. There was no delay in processing tax assessments and rates. The Board of Education processed them as soon as we could. However, The Bath County Fiscal Court voted to go ahead and send the first~bi=llweug without the Board of Education's ap proved tax rate. Therefore, the first bill was sent out on November lst instead of ' waiting until all the taxing districts rates were certi- fied and sending out on Dec. lst. Now, all property owners will receive a sec— ond bill with the 1.4 cents that was levied above the rate that was printed on the first set of bills. The to- tal amount that you will be paying is 52.6 cents, which is the same as last year. The rate will be split into ‘two separate bills. I hope this clears up some confu- sion. Please let me know if you have any further ques- tions. Thank you, Harvey Tackett Super— intendent Bath County Schools V Brittany Combs Fi- nance Officer Bath County Schools 7. Where Every Adult Leads and Every Child Succeeds i. e: i > 2; Bath County has been awarded Federal Funds tnade available through the bepartment of Homeland 3 ecurity (DHS)/Federal mergency Management iAgency under the Emer- gency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Bath County has been chosen to receive $4,824 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 75 The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. De- partment of Homeland Se- c‘urity's Federal Emergen- 'Cy Management Agency and consists of representa- tives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Fed- erations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capac- ity of food and shelter pro— grams in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of local agency direc- tors and stakeholders will determine how the funds awarded to Montgomery County are to be distrib- uted among the emergency Doing H'Iml 'x 1m: For Nil/1m: food and shelter programs run by local service agen- cies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made‘ available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies cho- sen to receive funds must: 1) be private volun- tary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have . demonstrated the capa- bility to deliver emergency food and/0r shelter pro- grams, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a vol- untary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private volun- tary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Marilyn Smith at 606784—2668 or by mail at PO. Box 326, Morehead Kentucky 40351 for an ap- plication. The deadline for applications to be received is on Friday, January 22nd at 4pm. . SAWMILL 8: LOGGING 606-845-871 8 Timber Management l Logging Fence Boards Barn Siding Sawdust. l Firewood nick Working with Wanda Fultz at Morehead’s Gate— way Helping Hands Food Bank and Outreach, the Bath County Homemakers shared some Christmas cheer with those less for- tunate in the Gateway area. Salt Lick Chapter Home- maker Donna Montgom— ery reached out to fellow Homemakers, local busi- iresses»<“and‘m‘locai citizens for donations on behalf of the homeless and less for- tunate. With Linda Hornick, another Salt Lick Home- maker assisting, colorful Christmas bags with blan- kets, 'winter hats, gloves, Submitted by Linda Hor— scarves, socks, personal care items, food and' holiday sweets were as- sembled and delivered on behalf of the Bath County Homemakers Association. Wanda at Helping Hands received the holiday bags on December 23 for distri- bution to those in need. Businesses and individu- als who responded to Don— na’s request for donations were Rural King, Owings- ville Save A Lot, Beacon Hill Dentistry, "Morehead Best Western Hotel, Ow— ingsville Drug, Family Dis- count Drug in Owingsville, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at MSU, the Bath County Home- makers, Judy Whalen, Sue Howard, Sarah Keaton, sia Hollenberg, Susie Col- lins, Sherrie Chapman and friends, Carolyn McMakin, Ami Jolly and Randy Maze, among others. Thank you to all the mentioned donors for car ing for others and begin a bright and positive force of holiday cheer during the gloom of COVID—19. Judicial Center Board holds last meeting 0f2020 By Cecil Lawson 4 KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Bath County Proj- ect Development Board overseeing the develop ment of plans for a new judicial center finished up their business for 2020 on December 21. ' While the meeting agen- da contained a list of prop- erties associated with the judicial center project to be approved for payment, including those of David Jackson, Steve Bashford, Betty Bailey, and Harold Bashford, as well as pay- ments to the residents of four mobile homes on property owned by Gary Denton, officials with the Administrative Office of the Courts explained that they needed to file a requisition request with the bank handling bonds funds to release pay- ments. Payments discussed included $24,750 to Betty Bailey, $2000 to Debbie Doyle, $6000 to Phyllis Thompson, and $7700 to Vicky Clark, as well as $105,000 to Harold Bash- ford, and $30,000 to David Jackson. While plans were origi- nally discussed to pur- chase a back lot belonging to Steve Bashford facing Water Street for $25,000, since that time, board members have discussed purchasing Bashford’s en- tire property, which fronts on Main Street. The ap- praised value of his entire property is $115,000. County Attorney Kim Price, who serves in a non-voting position with the Project Development Board, said that Steve Bashford is currently looking for another resi- dence and has not yet agreed to sell his entire property. Board members met for about 15 minutes in closed session at the re- quest of attorney Leslie Smith to discuss concerns she has heard from the community regarding the purchase of Steve Bash- ford’s property, and they took no action upon re- turning to open session. Bath County Fiscal Court members voted earlier this year to begin a condemnation action against a property owned by Gary Denton on Water Street as part of the build- ing site. Price said that one of COMM Large Selection of Rocker, Wall Saver, Power and Lift the mobile home owners on that property has not agreed to sell. She said that board members will have to wait until they take possession of the property as part of the condemnation action and may have to evict her, if she does not agree to move. During the meeting board members voted to approve the payment of all Administrative Office of the Court expenditures incurred so far, $16,933, as well as $75,330 to the architecture firm Sher- man Carter Barnhart for Phase A design develop- ment work on the project. Board members will meet again on Jan. 21, 2021, at 4 pm. The Kentucky General Assembly approved $9.3 million for a new justice center in Bath County during its 2018 session as part of the Administrative Office of the Court’s facil- ity construction budget. The local Project Devel- opment Board overseeing the project began holding regular meetings in Feb- ruary 2019. Board members in- clude, Chairman, County Judge/ Executive Bobby Rogers; District Judge Don Blair; Circuit Judge William Lane; ‘ Circuit Court Clerk Claudette Faudere; local Bar Asso- ciation representative, at- torney Leslie Smith; and citizen member, Steve Calvert. County Attor- ney Kim Price serves in a non-voting capacity, and representatives from the AOC’s Facilities Commis- sion also work closely with board members each month. , The new justice center is expected to be built on properties located on- Wa- ter Street and Main Street in Owingsville. Proper- ties so far sought in the project include portions of properties belonging to Betty Bailey, Steve Bash- ford, Harold Bashford, and David Jackson. In August Bath County Fiscal Court members voted to condemn a prop erty on Water Street be- longing to Gary Denton as part of the site plan. The justice center is ex— pected to be completed in 2022 or 2023. 8 "10499 02178 9 r Recliners. : Pallets Custom Sawing, Buying All Grades of Export Logs Including Walnut And Low Grade Logs as Well Specialized Logging ' Directional Falling Certified Master Loggers 67,4 Turner Road, Flemingsburg, KY 41041 "re.- iii?"