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4 - January 07,2021 COMMUNITY News Outlook '1 The opinion page does not reflect the views of the KyNewsGroup. Let’s Reason TCgether 5410 E. Hwy. 60'East, Owingsville 606-261-9263 By Alton Norman - Owingsville Church of Christ ch Serviceir Came First God a g Abounding g God 215 Old Oakley Road, a" $91 Banker St., Owingsville Owingsville i Wes Crouch, Pastor Randy Hawkins ‘Oaths (1) Solemnly Swear, Take Oaths, Utter Vows, they all mean the same thing; and we take oaths in at least three settings in our soci- ety. In court we “Solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God”. Newly elected of- ficials “take the oath of office”, in local, state, and federal levels. And mar~ riage vows are repeated almost daily in our society. Oaths are taken in court, in government, and in the The Message We Shared By Chris Bailey, Pastor Owingsville Baptist Church The first Christmas was filled with praise and wor— ship. Angels filled the heavens with praise, shep- herds praised God as they returned to their flocks, and wisemen sought the new king to worship. Was your Christmas filled with praise and worship? Psalm 148 is one of many psalms driven by the call to praise and worship. It begins and ends with the word “hallelujah,” which Year in ReView cont. from pg. 2 emergency on March 6. Pres- ident Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency On March 13, and many local counties declared county- wide states of emergency the following week. On March 16, Gov. Beshear announced the first COVID-19-related death in the state, a 66 year old woman from Bourbon County. All school districts across the state‘began non-traditional in- struction that lasted through the rest of the spring semes- ter. The first local coronavi- rus cases were reported from Menifee County on March 21 and March 23. On March 22, ' Gov. Beshear issued an order closing all “non-essential” businesses. The Gateway District Health Department, which serves Bath, Menifee, Rowan, Elliott, and Morgan Counties, began using the Bath County Ag Center as a regional distribution point for personal protective equip- ment (PPE) in the district. At the end of the month, the state was reporting 591 cases and 17 deaths, and nationwide there was 190,000 cases and 4000 deaths. The US. Attorney‘s office in Lexington reported three more indictments in an on- going federal crop insurance fraud investigation which included Roger Wilson, for- mer owner of Clay’s Tobacco Warehouse and Ag-Wood Inc. in Mt. Sterling, and John Wat- kins and Kevin Watkins, both 'of Nicholas County. ‘ During the regular March meeting of the Owingsville City Council, Mayor Gary Hunt announced that the city had received a $120,000 grant and $40,000 loan from USDA Rural Development for an ad- dition and improvements for City Hall, including an expan- sion for the Owingsville Po— lice Department. BCHS Senior and record- setting athlete Isabella Copher signed to run cross-country and track for Morehead State University. home and God is called upon to witness the actions in which we engage. “For men swear by the greater, and an oath for confirma- tion is for them an end of all dispute” (Hebrews 6:16). For those who fear God, the oath is the end of the matter; for those who .do not fear God oaths are idle Words, words spoken with our fingers crossed behind our backs, vows taken with no intention of honoring them. The God of the Bible hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). When a man and literally means “praise Yah- weh,” the LORD. Through- out the psalm, the word “praise” occurs over and over. In short, the Psalm is a call for all that exists to praise God. Included in that call are three reasons to praise. The first reason is that God is the creator, design— er, and sustainer of all that exists. We see God’s work in the structure of the uni- verse, the balance of na» ture, and the progress of history. We must be careful to to Kentucky Ag Commis- sioner Ryan Quarles stopped by the County Clerk’s Office to promote the state’s Ag-Tag program with local 4—H and. FFA students. Charm Jacobs from Ow- ingsville was a recipient of the Girls of Merit award at the annual Girls World Expo inLexington. She was named among, ten young women from across the state for her outstanding service to her community. The BCHS Team took home their 3rd straight state championship. The BCHS Band received Distinguished ratings at the KMEA District Band Assess- ' ment at the University of Ken- tucky. They were set to move on the state KMEA Concert Assessment in May. ' This year’s state primary election, scheduled for May 19, was postponed to June 23 to allow preparations for the COVID—19 coronavirus. Board of Education mem- bers voted 32 to grant Supt. Harvey Tackett a 1-year con- tract extension. Tackett’s current 4 year contract was set to end on June 30. They also voted to increase his base salary for the following year from $131,000 to 8132.500. Local gas prices dropped below $2 a gallon for the first time since 2004. APRIL The first coronavirus case in Bath County was reported on April 1. The Owingsville Police Department welcomed 0f- ficer Billy Rudd, and the Bath County Sheriff’s Of— fice welcomed Deputy Tay- lor Davidson, both recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Jus- tice Training in Richmond in Class 510. Outdoor public area, in- cluding Stoney Cove Recre- ation Area and the Red River Gorge, were closed to the public in the wake of the CO- VID-19 pandemic. Local businesspeople opened up about how the pan- ”Helplng You Put the Pieces Together” Tam elm-mail; km»: a,» umqi mum Providing Comprehensive Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Crisis and |nte"actual/Developmental Disability Services Serving: Bracken Fleming - 888-328-0470 / GOG-5644016 Lewis Mason - Robertson Powerlifting wwwzcomprchendinc.org woman engage 11] mar- riage. they enter a covenant , before God to separate themselves from all others be faithful to each other for the rest of their lives. and God “joins them together” (Matthew 19:46). But we have become a nation ‘of adulterers. We marry in churches. The preacher reads the Bible. We say our vows as friends and family listen. But our eyes are on the maid; of honor instead of our wife...and God 0b- servers it all. Like Israel of old, we “have covered. the altar of the lord with tears” cus upon this truth and not be sidetracked by politics, culture, or social issues. Nor should we be distract— ed by self-concern or life’s “rat race." The second reason is that God's glory calls for our praise. God is good, holy, and compassionate. Acknowledging God's na— ture brings us hope. peace, and courage. It brings meaning and purpose to our lives and gives us the perspective we need. Sure- ly this moves us to praise zoo. The final reason is most (lentil: was: negatively affect- ing their businesses. and local ,cattle producers expressed their concernsregarding the sharp fall in beef cattle prices as beef prices rose at grocery stores. BCHS Boys Basketball Coach Bart Williams was named the EKC Coach of the Year. . The School District paid tribute'to their 2020 Spring .Sports athletes’ lost season by turning on the'ligllts at the athletic field for 20 minutes on ."ipril 20. BCHS sophomore Clara Beth Toy as selected for the Rogers Scholars program, and 'BCMS students Joseph Manley, Caroline Rushing, Phillip Smith, Mary St. John, and Shade Stacy-Benet were selected for the Rogers Ex- -April: Gov. Andy Beshear chose attorney David Barber to fill the 2| st Circuit Division 2 seal left open following the retirement of Beth Maze. He was the first iudge in the state to be sworn in via vid- eoconference by Chief Su- preme Court Justice John D. Minion, Jr. ' Your Post Steel Frame Construction Specialist Pole Barns Garages 0 Horse Barns - Metal Roofs ’ Concrete Flatwork We can cut same day service! We promote 28 9a. #1 40 yr. metal roofing. We stock 14 color options. Many additional color or quality options available. Pricing as low as $1 per ftl ' by dealing “eaCherously ideAdoracion/Still Waters ' Rural Development in, Sam-fir Billy Harmon, Minister , flood waters'over a low water yam-size rip , _ _ W ‘ www.mountalnwewmetalcomf; 9 Olympia Church God 1 1’ 5583 East Hwy. 36, Olympia Greg Crouch, Pastor ’ Aguas Tranquilas Centro with the wife of our youth Worship (Malachi and God E Jackson Cemetary .1. knows our vows are idle; Road, 01d Springfield Church words. i Owingsville 3569 Springfield Rd. Oaths and vows taken i Keith Willoughby Pastor Bro. Roy Stacy ‘ in the name of the Lord? Services are 3:00PM on Sunday; are serious and idol words Bath County First bring condemnation. Jesus ; Apostolic Church Owingsville Baptist Church said that in the day of judg— 1226 McCarty Branch Rd 92 Coyle Street, Owingsville ‘ ment we will give an .ac-g Salt Lick, Ky. 40361 Chris‘Bailey, Minister " count for “every idle word” i Pastor Daniel Flanery ‘ "' we speak (Matthew 12:36), Owingsville Church Christ When you take a VOW, be , Bailey’s Chapel 5410 Highway 60 East sure to keep it (2321). g Christian Church Alton Norman, Minister Thank you for reason_ : 2429 Water-Dell Road, . mg with ma ‘ Owingsville ' Owingsville First i Ryan Utterback, Minister Christian Church F 11 East Main St., Owingsville SeanlBailey, Minister 518 Bethel Ridge Road, Bethe] Rev. Richard Anderson Owingsville First Church . God 320 Slate Ave., Owingsville i i i Bethe] Christian Church <5 i i i v . . . Lowell Rlce, Mlnlster Bethe! Methodist Church 142 Bethel School Lane, Bethe] Owingsville United Methodist Church ‘75 West Main St., Owingsville ‘» Daniel Burch, Pastor important. According togE the Psalmist, God has raised a “horn.” The “horn” was symbolic of strength. Blevins Valley Christian Church 1418 Blevins Valley Road, . . g Owingsville Church God “Clgfgfisbia‘fiufofiggfitgg Russell Ingram, Minister (Cleveland Assembly) , Ch , t y 4857 Oakley Pebble Road, m “S ' . . Church Jesus Christ Owingsville AS We begm a new leaf, it i Latter Day Saints Franklin Rose, Pastor would be In?“ meanmglul Hwy. 36, Owingsville If we CQmImtted OE‘rselveS ,_ Bishop Jason Purdy Peeled Oak Christian Church i to offermg the praise God i 2592 Howard Mill/Peeled Oak” deserves. Let us pralse E, City ofRefuge Road, Owingsville him for What he has done, Full Gospel Church Bill Teegarden, Minister who he is, and above all, 39 Sour Spring Road, ' for sending Christ who has Olympia Polksville Church God i saved us. Mike Munday, Minister 6275 East Hwy. 60, Salt Lick f 5 Ralph White, Minister Cornerstone Baptist . r? i Church Preston First Church God 36 Cherry Lane, Salt Lick 7184 Preston Rd, Owingsville .5 Jayson Minix, Minister Terry Frerichs, Pastor j R Id '11 ' ' plorers program. These sum- East Fork Church of God ey’jw 1. mer leadership programs, 4428 East F ork Road, 943 East Fork Road 3 sponsored by the Center for; Owtngsv1lle Sharpsburg Dbug Routt, Pastor , v 13 Salt Lick Christian Church *5 3064 S 31’; 11 109 Church Street, Salt Lick 5 0“ WY: ’ Calvin Lindell, Minister Sharpsburg I I Morgan Glltyl M19151“ Salt Lick First Church God; 412 Main Street, Salt Lick erset,were unfortunately r celled due to the coronavirus airvlew Christian pandemic. Gov. Beshear also an- nounced expanded coronavi- rus testing across the state, including at St. Claire Medical i "Ar 5,5. Center in Morehead: Grace Gospel Church V . L b It . . Project Development Board 767 Main Street, em?“ am e ’ Mmlsier members made offers to thei Sharpsburg owners of four properties DT- Andy Wyant, MifliStef . F ' ‘ Owingsville for a new judicial fee Wm Chum” 6367 US 60 East , Salt Lick center: Gary Dentbn, Steve 6051"” Andy Lands’Pastor i Bashford, Betty Bailey, and i 91 Wyoming Road, Glen and Maryellen Hartley. i Owingsville i i -, as; mam. <2; ~amkrr<elm= Gov. Beshear also issued an Steve Meadows, Minister St' £21,};fo fitgglgugg: rCh executive 'order, based on 'rec- *- 1 Owingsville ’ ommendations by Secretary; Greater First Baptist Father Arturo Molina y of State Michael Adams, to; Church Bin Grimes Deacon expanded absentee and early: 247 Ilélfintgoénery 5L, i voting for the June primary-E. arps urg . election. Tony L. Weathers, Pastor :gflggftéfiaggfi; The coronavirus claimed its Shane Hem-g, pastor it, first Bath County victim, Jeni Hedrle Community ’ ry Maze, 77, of Owingsville: Church . . d on April 29. 5308 Old Sand Road, Salt Ch: BCHS High School senior: Lick ’ rp g ,1 Johnny Baber, Minister If Shatpsburg Worship Center Kimi Lynn Day passed awayi: Randall Jackson, Minister on April 29 from injuries sus-ij tained in a car accident in No- Kendall Springs l. vember 2019. Church Christ 468 1132311; Slgiigiburg Five children from the; 3072 Kendall Springs ’ ‘1' HOChstefler family 0f Adams owmgsvlue Slate Valley Christian Church '1 Road were swept away by; Jason Leber, Minister 2563 Wyoming Road, Owingsville bridge within sight of their; Lakeview Community Gregg Whitt, Minister home and drowned in Knox; Church Hill Branch on April 30. ’Iheiri 581 Cave Run Lake Rd., I” . yr mother had attempted to; Salt Lick loglgqgtzlltgwgzgg cross the bridge in a horse-E Rev. Eddie Dennison, L‘es Ingram Mini’Ster ,d drawn buggy, and the horseé Pastor .. ’ yr slipped off the bridge, causing ; y 1‘1 the buggy to overturn, Bath Midland First Church Chfglezcézzzh county Emergency Manage; Gad .3841 N. Stepstone Road 11479 Easy Hwy. 60, Salt Owingsville Lick Year in Review Francis Nash, Minister cont. on pg. 10 Bush Stevenson, Pastor Tunnel Hill Church God 'Moore’s Ferry - . Christian Church 1215 Road’ 2396 Moore’s Ferry Rd., ‘ . . Salt Lick Sherman Sparks, Minister Dennis Carman, Minister Upper SdhLic-k . . ' .Church Christ ‘ M”’""’Cghi’r"c’hB“P“” 5385 South Hwy. 211, Salt Lic 161 Harrisburg Ave., Reada McNabb, Mlnlster Owingsville The Post Frame ProfeSSionals” - Victory Chapel Em Klng’ Munster 6927 Veterans Memorial Highway, Sharpsburg .3; ix’aii‘is edits” €‘rd’s; assures-:2; if;3‘§“fifi$is§§ 2%.; M 03f6G0d .Kevin Miles, Pastor Olympia , White Oak Christian Church Mark Caldwell, Mlnlster 2606 White Oak Road, . . Owingsville 19%;” girfgeefiilllf’ K?)ng Ron Weaver, Minister Owingsville ’ - . . . oung s Valley Community .5! Jamle Stump, Mlnlster . 3559 S. Hwy. 211, Salt Lick ,1 Mon“! 7:30am_5pm; Sat N0? "{6G0d Vernon Gross, Pastor 8am-12pm; Closed Sun. Owingsville ' 5756 Wallingford Rd., Kenny Crouch, Minister Flemingsburg, KY wan...-