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News Outlook January 07, 2021 - 11 Year in Review cont. from pg. 10 The Bath County Fiscal Court hosted the 4th annual fireworks at Cave Run Dam on Labor Day weekend. County Clerk Roger Coyle certified a petition to allow the question, “Are you in fa- vor of the sale of alcohol in Bath County” to be placed on the November general elec- tion ballot. , Fiscal Court members approved a first reading to take a 4 percent tax increase for the county’s property tax rate, at 10.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. The rate was overall down from the 10.8 cents in 2019, due to this year’s increased property tax assessment. Board of Education mem- bers voted 32 during a spe- cial called meeting to approve a school district reentry plan for students that would allow them the option to return to in-person classes on October 4. Later at their regular Sep- tember meeting, board mem- bers heard of difficulties in accommodating all students who had chosen to return to in-person classes at each school, creating waiting lists. The project architect for the new judicial center presented a sketch of the proposed building to the Project Devel— opment Board during their regular September meeting. The BCHS Boys Soccer season ended early after the team was potentially exposed to the coronavirus following a match against Morgan Coun- ty, which had a player who tested positive for the virus. Board of Education mem- bers recognized William Reed as a “Bath County Hero” during his convalescence at Ridgeway Nursing Home. OCIlOBER During another special called meeting, Board of Education members altered the district’s return to school plans, by moving the start date for in-person classes to October 19 and limited the return to two days a week for two separate groups of stu- dents, due to the larger num- ber of students want to return 10 in? 'i‘Son learnin. October: Salt Lick First Church of God Pastor Vernon lambert and members of his congre- gation received a check for $121, 450 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to relocate and rebuild their church following flood damage from September 2018. This marked the first time a faith-based organization had received a FEMA award in US history. Salt Lick City Council, decided to hold a city-wide Trunk or Treat event in lieu of having Trick or Treat. During the October foot- ball game against West Cart- er, Robert McFarland, Gary Boyd, and Mike “Bear” High- ley were inducted into the Bath County Hall of Fame. Dylan Wilson, Wyatt Sand- ers, and a juvenile passenger were all seriously injured when the pick-up Wilson was driving ran over the shoulder and Wilson overcorrected near the curve on Hwy 36 at Slate Furnace, causing the truck to run off the opposite side of the road and overturn. The City of Sharpsburg’s efforts to clean up nuisance properties hit a snag after County Attorney Kim Price in- formed Mayor Dorothy Clem- ons that she could no longer provide counsel to the city on such matters due to changes in state law. The City Council also decided to no have Trick or Treat in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. A proposal for a resort at Stoney Cove Recreation Area was accepted by the Appala- chian Regional Commission for a full grant application to fund a feasibility study for the project. Owingsville Police Officer Johnny Botts arrested Dillon Vice, 25, of Owingsville, on October 13 and charged him with kidnapping, assault, and Wanton" "endangerment ‘ afterr‘i he kidnapped a woman in his Advertisement for City Alcohol License Notice Amritex International, INC., 9640 US 60 East Highway Ste. B, Salt Lick, KY 40371 hereby declares intention to apply for a Quota Retail Package License, NQ Retail Beverage License and 2AM no later than January 20, 2021. The business to be li- censed will be located at 9640 US 60 East Highway Ste 13., Salt Lick, KY 40371 do- ing business as Amritex International. The owner/member is Mohammad Arshad, 3060 Polo Club Blvd, Lexington, KY 40509. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 500 Mei-o Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 -8400 within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Published in the Bath County News-Outlook 01.07.21 home then threatened police officers on the scene with a knife after they arrived. Judge/ Executive Bobby Rogers expressed his frustra- tion after the Bath Board of Education voted to keep their property tax rate at the same rate as last year, 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, instead of taking the compen- sating rate, 49.3 cents. Later that month a recall petition was circulated to get 1.4 cents of the tax rate placed on the ballot for a special election. The recall petition fell short of the required number of sig- natures before its deadline in November. Preston Court Days went on in mid-October despite the coronavirus pandemic. BCHS Wildcats Football Head Coach Johnny Poynter, who had coached the team since 2015, was replaced mid-season by BCMS Coach Chris Lane. Supt. Harvey Tackett offered no comment on the action, as the team at this point in the season was 0-5 and four games left to play. BCHS 2020 graduate Jacob Patton signed to play basket- ball for Alice Lloyd College. AppHarvest, a 60 acre greenhouse located in Shar- key just off of l-64, held a grand opening ceremony on Oct. 21. The facility is expect- ed to employ 300 when it is fully operational. Bath County .,Ernergency Management 135176.0th Jason The Bath County Board of Education is taking bids for Copier Contracts, beginning July 2021. Please submit bids to John Slone at 405 West Main St. Owingsville, KY 40360. The bid opening will be Friday, Jan. 15th at 9:00am. This advertisement was paid for by the Bath County board of Education using tax dollars in the amount of $32. Published in the Bath County News— Outlook 01.06.21 and 01.14.21 York was named the Gall’s 911 Hero of the Month on WTVQ Channel 36. The source of a persistent water leak at Bath County High School was discovered by contractors to be due to damaged water drain line un- der the building. USDA Rural Development Director for Kentucky Hilda Legg presented Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt 3 $188,000 grant and loan package for remodeling the police sta- tion and improvements at city hall as well as a new all-wheel drive vehicle for the police de- partment. Owingsville Fire Chef Chris Hall presented Con- gressman Andy Barr with a certificate of appreciation and challenge coin for his assis- tance to Bath County during the recovery of five children from the county’s Amish after they drowned in April. The US Attorney’s Office in Lexington announced that it had reached civil settle ments with 17 tobacco farm- ers across the region after they had made over $900,000 in false crop insurance fraud clans with the federal gov- ernment. On Oct. 17 Bath County High School baseball team alumni participated in a game with the David Iery Founda— tion Jacket Strong Fundrais- er against Nicholas County alumni. . at Wtaker. Bank Earls —.,.311Lsx;n¢.r.e_ with BCHS Baseball Head Coach Patrick Armitage. A- 177 foot long tractor trailer hauling a quarter mil- lion dollar computer hub for Facebook, destined for Iowa, got stuck in downtown Owingsville at the corner of Suddith and Main Streets, un- able to make the turn, on Oct. 28. The semi eventually got turned around and made it back to I-64. It had been sent down US 60 due to Transpor- tation Cabinet concerns over the height of the load. School Board members voted, after a lengthy discus- sion, to return to online only classes until after Thanksgiv- ing due to rising coronavirus case numbers. Trick-or-treaters turned out in smaller numbers for Hal- loween. ' Beginning mid-October coronavirus case numbers began to rise exponentially and continued to do through December. NOVEMBER Bath County voters had a nearly 60 percent turn-out for the Nov. 3 general election and overwhelming supported Republican candidates for state and national offices as well as approved the sale of al- cohol in the county. Attorney David Barber was elected as 21st Circuit Judge, Division 2. Following the Nov. 3 elec- tion, the city of Owingsville and Bath Fiscal Court mem- bers both passed alcohol bev- erage control ordinances as the county officialbecomes “wet” on Jan. 10, 2021. This year’s annual Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Owingsville was cancelled due to the coronavirus pan- demic, but Bath County High School held a Veterans Day drive-thru breakfast and Bath County Farm Bureau held a drivethru lunch. Sherrie Willoughby was- named this year’s Community Service Volunteer. Missy Ginter, administra- tive secretary for the Bath County Soil and Water Con- servation District, received the 2020 Farm Bureau Public Relations Award. The Owingsville Lions Club held their annual Radio Auc- tion rescheduled for the week of November 18 and 19 from the Lions Club Clubhouse. The engineering firm ' of. MSE of Kentucky was se- lected for both designing a new building for the Bath County Ambulance Service and for various county im- provement projects, including a new dome roof for the old court house, chair lift for the old court house, roof for the COWJIQHSfGLStathflma salt biggizzir’: 3:41; sci-31;. ~-.. 2v ' DECEMBER The region received its first snowfall on the evening of Nov. 30 and morning of Dec. 1 The Owingsville/ Bath County Chamber of Com- merce announced that their annual Christmas parade would be cancelled this year due to high coronavirus cas- es. The 32nd annual Tim’s Toy Trot for Tots was held in Ow- headquarters at the Owings- ville First Church of God. The Owingsville Lions Club held their 2nd annual Small Town Christmas Lights over the weekends before Christ- mas. The City of Salt Lick hand- ed out free personal protec- tive equipment (PPE) to its residents on Dec. 14. Bath County Farm Bureau was recognized for several awards for 2020: outstand- ing membership and pro- gram achievement, the Young Farmer’s Gold Star Award for Excellence, and Women’s Gold Star Award for Excel- lence. . Owingsville Police officers and members of the Bath County Sheriffs Office ar- rested 9 on multiple drug traf- ficking and possession charg- es and seized over 100 grams of fentanyl—laced substances, guns, and possibly stolen items. Those arrested were David Martin, 49, Sharps- burg; Ashley White, 32, 0w- ingsville; Joseph Hatton, 34, Paris; Rebecca Becraft, 48, Owingsville; Emily Fay Ed- wards, 29, Carlisle; Thera Nel- son, 31, Denniston; and Gayle Purvis, 27, Flemingsburg. Holly Howard, assistant director at Bath County Me- morial Library, was awarded a Library Science Tuition Scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester by the Ken- tucky Dept. of Libraries and Archives. Santa Claus paid a visit to Bath County and was escort- ed by the Olympian Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Owingsville Volunteer Fire Department, Owingsville Po- lice Department, and Bath County Sheriff’s Office. The Kentucky Court Facili- ties Standards Committee ap- proved a development design for the new Bath County J udi- cial Center during a meeting on December 4. Board of Education mem- bers allowed winter sports practice to begin on Dec. 14, in preparation for the begin,- ning of basketball season on Jan. 4. They agreed to wait until a Jan. 7, 2021 spe- cial called meeting to decide when students may return to classes. ‘7 ii a Iétkzattsnsiinzzme Craft Academy at Morehead State, was named a semifi- nalist for the 2021 Coca—Cola Scholars Program. Owingsville Elementary School hosted a drive-thru Christmas parade on Dec. 18 for its students. The planets Jupiter and Sat- urn were within 0.10 degree of one another in the south- western sky on Dec. 21, creat- ing a bright “Christmas Star” in time for the holiday. Advertisement for City Alcohol License Notice JRs Petro Inc., 19 Brendan Street, Owingsville, KY 40360 hereby declares intention to apply for a NQ Malt Beverage Retail Package License no later than January 20, 2021. The business to be licensed will be located at 19 Brendan Street, Owingsville, KY 40360 doing business as IRS Petro Inc. The owner is Jason Singh Mand, Samba P. Lamichhane, 1824 Cattle Path, Lexington, KY 40509. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 500 Mare Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 -8400 within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Published in the Bath County News-Outlook 01.07.21 Advertisement for City Alcohol License Notice JRs Pctro Sharpsburg, LLC. 657 Main Street, Sharpsburg, KY 40374 hereby declares intention to apply for a NQ Malt Beverage Retail Package License no later than January 10, 2021. The business to be licensed will be located at 657 Main Street, Sharpsburg, KY 40374 doing business as JRs Petro Sharpsburg LLC. The owner is Jason Singh Mand, Samba P. Lamichhane, 1824 Cattle Path, Lexington, KY 40509. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 500 Mere Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400 within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Published in the Bath County News—Outlook 01.07.21 Advertisement for City Alcohol License Notice TC Liquor Owingsville, 1842 Cattle Path, Lexington KY 40509, hereby declares , intention to apply for a NQ Malt Beverage Package License no later than January 20, 2021. The business to be licensed will be located at 137 Old Highway 36, Owingsville, KY 40360 doing business as TC Liquor Owingsville, LLC. The owner is Samba P. Lamichhane, 1824 Cattle Path, lexington, KY 40509. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400 within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Published in the Bath County News-Outlook 01 .0721 Advertisement for City Alcohol License Notice TC Liquor Sharpsburg, 1824 Cattle Path, Lexington, KY 40509 hereby declares intention to apply for a NQ Malt Beverage Retail Package and Quota Retail License no later than January 20, 2021. The business to be licensed will be located at 657 Main Street, Suite 1500, Sharpsburg, KY 40376 doing business as TC Liquor Sharpsburg, LLC. The owner is Samba P. Lamichhane, 1824 Cattle Path, Lexing- ton, KY 40509. Any person, association, corporation, 0: body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Con- trol, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 -8400 within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Published in the Bath County News-Outlook 01.07.21 ‘TENCO Workforce Development Board Accepting Proposals for a Youth Employment Program Buffalo Trace Area Development District, Administrative Entity for the TEN- CO Workforce Development Board is requesting proposals for a short- term youth employment program in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128. The Request for Proposal can be accessed through the TENCO website at http://www. tencocareercentercom. The deadline for submission is February 3, 2021. EOE. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. A proud partner of the American Job Center network. Printed with Federal Funds. Notice Gateway Community Action’s Board of Directors regu- larly scheduled meeting will be conducted virtually via ZOOM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 beginning at 7:00 PM. It may also be viewed by livestream at: https://bit. ly/3dLC7WR The agenda is available at www.gatewaycaa.org under the “events” tab. Public Notice Second reading of a proposed ordinance amending the Bath County budget for fiscal year 2021, to include unanticipated receipts for the following funds: General, Road, Federal Reimbursement CARES, and Waste and to include expenditure increases for the following funds: General, Road, Federal Reimbursement - CARES, and Waste, which totals $498,529.07 will be held on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 10 a.rn.'at the Bath County Courthouse Annex. A copy of the ordinance with full text is available for public inspection at the ofiice of the county judge/executive during non'nal business hours. “This advertisement was paid for by the Bath County Fiscal Court using taxpayer dollars in the amount of $32.” Published in the Bath County News Outlook on 01.07.21 ANNOUNCEMENT Pursuant to 804 KAR 9:010, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control gives notice of the following vacancies in Bath County: a.) Five (5) Quota Retail Package Liquor Licenses Applications for these quota vacancies will be accepted by the Department for a period of thirty (30) days following this announcement. Allyson Taylor, Commissioner Maggie Woods, Malt Beverage Administrator Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 500 Mare Street, 2NE33 Frankfort, KY 40601 Published in the Bath County News Outlook on 01.07.21 ingsville on Dec. 5, with its Help Wanted Gateway Community Action is accepting applications for a Director of Weatherization, If interested please visit: htt :/l a ew caa.or l'oin-t e-t am/ for more information and downloadable , application. Applications may be mailed to Attention: Human Resource Dept. Gateway Community Action, PO Box 367, West Liberty, KY 41472, emailed to: ioinguflggm©g§tewgycaa .org. The family of Jaybird Crouch would like to thank the many family members and friends who helped share in our grief for the loss of our husband, father, and papaw. g ' For all the calls, text messages, flowers, food, and the shoulders to lean on, we are truly grateful for each and every one. A special thanks to all the following: Richardson Funeral Home and the staff for the caring services they provided us_; Bro. Lowell Rice and Bro. Kenny Crouch for their memories shared and words of comfort; Bath, County Ambulance Service, Bath County 911 Center, Bath County Jailer and his Deputies. and Jallers from other counties who lined the funeral route. 'Owingsvllle Volunteer Fire Department for their tribute to honor Jaybird by raising theAmerican Flag along the route to the cemetery. ' Chris Hall, your final call for Unit 743, was so touching and very much appreciated. 'To the pallbearers, both active and honorary. Jeyblrd was so very blessed to have so many friends who helped deliver him to his final resting place. ' We hope we haven't left out anyone. There were so many acts of kindness shown to us. We are truly blessed to have such special people in our lives. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. ‘ Thank you, Family of Jaybird Crouch Estil, Mary, Norman, Lynn, Larry, Grandkids and Great Grandkids Also thanks to St. Claire Home Health ' Candra Bailey and Megan Riggs Sterling Health, Christa Caudill and Staff.