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saggy w .,.,. .,,,:r w. m ti gnaw—mlafisfiafiafianmvazavanhielecweais-nurivzwages-Humans: -.~ - . I. News Outlook The opinion page does not reflect the views HINDSIGHT (Si Heaven ls A Lot Like Kentucky By Charles Mattox “When you teach your son, you your sous’ son.” Excerpted from, “Ihe Talmud,’ a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas, a Hebrew abbrevia— tion of shisha sedarim, the "six orders", a reference to the six orders of the Mishnah. It is the record of rabbinic teachings that spans a period of about six hundred years, beginning around the 3rd century AD. “Simplicity, patience, compassion: These three are your greatest treasures. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ” ' Lao Tzu, also known as Laozi, an ancient Chinese philosopher and author of ‘Tao Te Ching’ and the founder of Taoism. By Cecil Lawson Earlier this week I was perusing Google Earth and noticing old paths in the landscape, roadways no longer open to vehicle traffic but still listed on the map. More than once I’m sure these roads have led many contemporary drivers, in- cluding myself, astray. I often wonder how it is these old paths came to fall by the wayside. Last year I think I di- vined an old road that used to run from Farmers in Rowan County, through Moores Ferry, through Skillet Branch in Peast- icks, to Prickly Ash outside of Owingsville, all the way up Tunnel Hill and West Tunnel Hill Roads, all the way North Middletown and Paris and beyond. If you look closely (and carefully) while driving on US 60 going out of Owings- “I returned, and saw un- der the sun, that the race [is] not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understand- ing, nor yet favour to 'men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” Book of Ecclesiastes, King James Bible, Chap- ter 9, Verse 11. The author of the book calls himself “The Preacher,” “The son of David,” and “King in Je- rusalem.” “Ybu have to carry the fire. ” don’t know how to. ” Yes, you do. ” Is the fire real? The fire?” Yes it is.” , Where is it? don’t know where it is. ” Yes you do. It’s inside you. It always was there. can see it.” Excerpted from, “The Road” by Pulitzer-Prize- winning author, Cormac McCarthy. 2020 is finally over. The year marked his- toric changes in the very fabric of society across the nation, state and county. From civil unrest, which came about as part of a greater movement of chal— lenging police tactics and in particular the percep- tion of the unfair treatment of the black community by police, to a devastating pandemic which left over ville, you can see remnants of the old Midland Trail on the S—curve going down the hill, as well as along Rose Run Creek. There are even the remnants of stone abutments for two bridges still there. In the same vicinity Old? Peasticks Road used to connect to the current day Peasticks Road at the top of the hill, before I-64 came through in the mid-1960s. All of my life I’ve mar- veled at how Moores Ferry Road (211 North) comes to an end at the Licking River in Bath County but continues on the other side on Rowan and through Fleming Counties through Spurlock Gap. If ’ the road was busy enough to have a ferry crossing (as it was at the old town of Wyoming), why was no bridge built over the river there? Who made that decision? I know of families that were at the very least inconve- nienced, and at the most, cut off from one another, because of that decision. Taking it another step further, who decided it was a good idea to cre- NOTICE Your Hometown Newspaper OPINIONS 340,000 Americans dead before the year ended; to the at-times, complete pa- ralysis of our systems of education, justice and gov- ernment; to a controver- sial presidential election and its ongoing aftermath; 2020 will likely be remem- bered for decades to come as the “worst year ever” in a long time for our nation, collectively. And, contrary to the of- ten-parroted, ultra-conser- vative conspiracy mantra, which was echoed over and over and over, by those less susceptive to compre- hending facts from fiction, the November election did not see the miraculous dis- appearance of the Covid—19 virus as many of our fellow Kentuckians and local citi— zens insisted would be the case. As it turns out, science is real; and the Covid-19 virus was, and continues to be, serious and deadly, and it has no political agenda, unlike many of those who spread such false state- ments. As a student of history and an obsessive research- er, I am presented with troubling realities about the spread and severity of the pandemic; as well as the utter disbelief of the causes and preventions by my fellow citizens, many of whom continue to go into public with no consider- ate bypasses around most local towns around us in the 19805 and 19905? That gave the big box stores carte blanche to move in and essentially ruin the character of own downtowns, even as they brought jobs and new busi- nesses. There was even a plan for a bypass around Owingsville at one time. All things change, it is true, but not all change is inevitable. As Axl Rose sang many years ago, “You can’t trust freedom when it’s not in your hands.” Government bureau- crats and elected officials in league with big business have their own agendas for our communities, but as I’ve observed on the job for the past decade, there seems to be little interest on the part of the public in standing up or speak- ing out or even providing input with it comes to such plans, whether they are good for our communities or not. In the coming years we will be looking at potential developmeits at Cave Run Lake and the Red River Licking Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (“Licking Valley") intends to propose a general adjustment 'of its existing rates by filing an application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (“KPSC”) on December 18, 2020 in Case No. 2020-00338. The application will request that the proposed rates become effective January 18, 2021. Licking Valley intends to propose an adjustment only to certain rates. The present and proposed rates for eac customer classification to which the proposed rates will apply are set forth below: L Emilee; Present _§.Qb§10|§_A;R_eii§l§flfl§L llm Customer Charge Per Month Energy Charge Per kWh W Bale Schedule A Consumer Facility Charge Energy Charge Per kWh Prepay Service Fee H rvi $14.00 $0.090392 $0.090392 $14.00 $0.090392 $0.090392 Proposed $17.09 $17.09 The amount of the change requeste cation to which the proposed rates will apply is set forth below: t A Residential percentage change fo each customer classifi- Ingreafi B Small Commercial $0 LP Large Commercial $0 LPR Large Comm Rate $0 r P r t $595,560 2.88% 0% 0% 0% 0 §L Lighting 59 Q [Q Total $595,560 2.21% Additional information, links, and a copy of Licking Valley's full notice concerning its proposed rate adjustment can be found at Licking Valley’s principal offices (271 Main Street West Liberty, Kentucky 41472), its website (http://www.lvrecc.com/), and via social media (Twitter: @LVRECC and Facebook: https:/lwww.facebook.com/ LickingVaIleyRuralElectricCooperative/ or @LVRECC). A person may submit a timely written request for intervention to the KPSC, 211 Sower Boulevard, Post Office Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, establishing the grounds for'the request including the status and interest of the party. The KPSC's phone number is (502) 564-3940 and its website is http:/lpsc.ky.gov. The Commission is required to take action on Licking Valley’s application within 75 days of its filing. The rates contained in this fiofké are fh'e'rates proposed by Licking Valley but the Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from the proposed rates contained in this notice. Published in the Menifee County News Outlook on 12.17, 12. 24 of 2020 01.07.21 ation about social distanc- ing or face coverings. I guess that shouldn’t come as any real surprise when you examine the situation closer. These folks never had any respect or consid- eration for you or I before, so... why would they now? That kind of behavior continues to boggle my . mind, and for a large part, I don’t think it was the dead- ly pandemic that caused as much concern for me and millions of others, rather than the bizarre behavior it seemed to produce among some of our citizens. I just never really con- sidered we as a nation were that divided and dug into our own personal be- liefs and politics to the point where we not only disagreed with our fellow citizens, we blatantly and aggressively denounced and attacked them both verbally and physically in the streets. The 1918 influenza pan- demic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread world- wide during 19184919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one- Gorge. The COVID-19 pandemic increased tour- ism visits at the Lake and Gorge this past summer to record levels. The re- gion seems to be in the midst of a new housing boom as. interest grates: have bottomed out, new people from all over the country are moving here. Traffic has notice- ably increased on our little country roads. Alcohol sales have been legalized in Bath and Fleming Coun- ties, and that is going to have long-term and unfore- seen consequences (and not all bad) for our region. Bath County and Nicholas County are getting new ju- dicial centers. AppHarvest opened in Rowan County in October, and Comrr‘ron— wealth Cooperage, another massive multi-million dol- lar business, will soon be located across the road from AppHarvest. Devel- oper Patrick Madden, who made Harnbur Place a re- third of the world’s popula- tion became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million world: wide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. There are no guarantees in this beautiful, but often fragile, life. There never has been. Every day is a blessing and it is up to us and no one else to make the best of it, regardless of the cards that life has dealt us. I don’t say that with light conviction. My cards were so horrible there at one pe— riod in my life I seriously considered ‘throwing in the cards.’ We live with some trou- bling truths collectively and individually as the sun rises and sits each day. I can’t remember a year, in this section of my little world that is northeast Kentucky, where l have seen so many individuals bear so much grief, and. though I believe in a high- er power, I seek under- standing in the woods and streams and I therefore am heartbroken for the indi- viduals who find under- standing and meaning to their lives in any particular church which has suffered . from social restriction placed upon us this year. If someone told me I wasn’t allowed to go into WHAT FALLS BY THE WAYerE? ality in Lexington, is now working a $32 million retail development in Morehead. Are we ready for all this? Are we prepared for the If You Received A Ba ain Hunt Store Receipt That bowed '2Mereslhenm bets Di ltsaf. , Your Crec‘iitl~ , ' umber-'3 Your Rights May . Affected By A Class Action Settlement. Para informacidn en cspuliol, visite el sitio web. What is this lawsult'a‘bout?"The' lawsuit alleges that customers who used a credit or debit card at Bargain Hunt stores were provided with electronically—printed customer receipts which had more than the last five digits of their card number printed on the receipt Bargain Hunt denies any wrongdoing but is settling the claims in this laWsuit Who is included In the Settlement! You are included in the Settlement if you used your personal credit or debit card at any Bargain Hunt store and you were provided with an electronically-printed customer receipt between August 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 that shows more than the last 5 digits of your card number. What are my rights? Submit A' Claim - You can get 1 from the Settlement. To be eligible for any money, you must submit a Claim Form by March 22, 2021.along with: (1) An original or copy of a receipt from any Bargain Hunt store between August 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 showing more than the last digits of your credit/debit card number; or (2) An original or copy of your credit/debit card statement showing your first and last name, and a purdrase from any Bargain Hunt store between August 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Visit FamileoelptSettlement.oom for more details on benefits available and how to submit a claim. . January 07, 2021 - 7 some the woods or along the streams to seek peace and understanding, I know I would be real, ‘not ok’ with that. j So I have to say, as an :‘often-critical witness to the social behavior of our small communities in Fleming, Nicholas, Bath, Rowan, Menifee and some surrounding counties, that I am impressed with the general perseverance of my fellow Kentuckians and their strength they exhibit when trying to go about their lives with some sort of normalcy. And. now we find our- selves with 2020 in hind- sight and perhaps we can grow from that as thoughts of New Years’ resolutions filter into our collective consciousness. I often found myself in the past year on the verge of panic for fear of what the future might bring, instead of embracing the joy I had surrounding me every day of my life, which I took for granted. We live, we learn, we adapt and .we overcome. I’m glad you are reading this as our brave new year begins, dear reader. Stay strong and keep carrying the fire. road ahead of us, heading in a direction we may not get to choose? Just food for thought in the new year. Do Nothing — if you do nothing, you will remain in the Settlement, but you will not 'ei’vehny morer fr‘omtthe' Settlement, and Mllb‘er'bound by the orders and judgment of the Court and give up your rights to sue for the claims resolved by this Settlement. Object Youtan stay in the Settlement and object to the Settlement. Your objection must be mailed to the Settlement Administrator on or before February 5, 2021. Exclude Yourself — if you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement and you want to preserve your right to sue about the claims released by this Settlement you must request to be excluded on or before February 5, 2021. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive any money from this Settlement The parties will request a Fairness Hearing before the Honorable Judge Andy Prather, Division 2, on April 1, 2021, at 10:00 am. to decide whether to approve the settlement and to award attomeys’ fees and expenses to the Settlement Class Counsel appointed by‘ the Court, plus Settlement Class Representative incentive awards. lf the hearing date/location changes, the updated information will be posted on the settlement website. Applicable pleadings will be posted on the website below after they are filed. You may attend this hearing, but you do not have to. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense, but you do not have to. This Is a summary notice only. For more information about the Settlement, including the Long Form Notice and Claim Form, please visit FacialtecelptSettlementcom or write Bargain Hunt Settlement, PO BOX 42546, Philadelphia, PA 19101-2546 or call 1-833-913-4213. 1-833-913-4213 GOVERNMENT EQHEQLOWBErSAI-E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11,2021 10:00 AM. AT BATH counrv COURTHOUSE ruran 19 E. MAIN STREET, OWlNGSVlLLE, KY/BATH‘COUNTY HOUSE AND LOT 61 OBERLINE STREET, OWlNGSVlLLE, KY 40360 it consists of a living room. kitchen, two bedrooms, and one bath. This property is considered unsuitable for the Rural l‘le‘naloo~ menl, Housing Program. This would be an excellent buy for an investor interested in rental property or for resale after minor repairs. Open house will not be held. Property may be made available for viewing on a case by case basis and by appointment only. The minimum acceptable bid for this property is $26,800.00. Payment of the current year‘s property taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser. Clear title to this property is not warranted. The US. MarShaI’s Deed is‘vnot’a'gehe'r’alwarranly deed. Buyers are advised to have the property’s title examined. Written notification regarding encumbra County Rural Development Office within 30 days. , *************************** , LEGAL NOTICE noes onthe' property must be made to the Rowan *i‘i:**§t*‘k‘k'hk'k‘k***irrtdnti'rk‘k‘ki'iki'tstii'hki‘kf'kfir Notice is hereby given that on Thursday. February 11,20215at 10:00 am; at Bath CpuntyCourthouse Annex, 19 E. Main St, Owingsville, Kentucky, in order to raise the sum of $41 396.60, as of June 26, 2018 which includes the amount of $21,862.62 in subsidy interest credits. interest is accruing on the unpaid principal balance at the rate of $4.8639 per day after June 26, 2018. until the dale of entry oi judgment heroin and interest thereafter on the judgment amount at the rate of 1.55 percent per annum, until paid in full and for the costs of this action, pursuant to Judgment and Order of Sale, being Civil Action No. 519-0)]. 00235~GFVT on the Lexington Docket of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, entered on January 15, 2020, in the case of United States of America vs. Unknown heirs of Bernie Wright, Sc. et at, the following described property will be sold to the highest and best bidder: House and lot located at 61 Oberline Street, Owingsville, KY 40360 TERMS OF SALE: Ten percent {10%) of the bid price (in the form of a Certified Check made payable to the 0.8. Marshal) on the day of the sale with good and sufficient bond for the balance, bearing interest at the rate of 1.55 percent per annum until paid, due and payable in 60 days and said bond having the effect of aJudgnrent. Upon a default by the Purchaser, the deposit shall be forfeited and retained by the US. Marshal as a part at the Proceeds of the sale, and the property shall again be offered for sale subject to confirmation by the Court. This sale shall be in bar and foreclosure of all right. title. interest. estate claim, demand or equity of redemption of the defendantls) andof all persons claiming by. through, under or against them, provided the purchase price is equal to twoihirds of the appraised value. if the purchase price is not equal to two-thirds of the appraised value, the Deed shall contain in a lion in favor of the defendantls) reflecting the right of the defendanlls) to redeem during the period provided by law (KRS 426.530). Under law, the purbhas of record in the local County Clerk’s Office. Paula Smith, Single Family Housing Specialist inquiries should be directed to: RURAL DEVELOPMENT AREA'OFFlCE Morehead. Kentucky ~ Telephone: 606-784-6447 at is deemed to be on notice of all matters affecting the property