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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper January 16, 2014 - 5 LE&apos;n'ERS TO THE EDITOR Dear editor: We are hearing a lot late- ly from school boards who have stepped up and made a case both locally and statewide for both restor- ing and increasing funding for schools. So many different kinds of groups make money pitches for so many causes that the temptation may be to lump these school boards in with the rest. But that's not where they should be. When mem- bers of the Bath County school board advocate for better funding, they are doing it for the children of this community: for the up-to-date books they need for their classes, for the after-school programs that help struggling read- ers, for new school buses to safely transport them, for buildings that offer the physical settings needed to learn, for course offerings and technology that will enable then to graduate to a career or go on to post- secondary education, and on and on. In other words, their only vested interest is in the children they were elected to serve. LeVs remember that during January, when Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month. LeVs also remember that when Ms. Shelly Sanders, Mrs. Barbara Razor, Mr. Hurschell Rawlings, Mrs. Connie Grimes, and Mrs. Sandy Crouch champion local schools and students, it comes with a personal cost. Your board members may spend hours read- ing materials and looking over reports to prepare for a single board meeting. These laypeople take time out of their schedules to obtain training to become knowledgeable about the leadership, budgetary pro- Letter to Editor cont. from page 1. like an old, wounded dog lying there. This is not to mention all the shame and guilt that Satan puts on you for spending money that you shouldn't have, or for missing dinners and other family events, with your children and others. You may say or think: My child or someone else I love is on drugs, and he's helped cause it, and he deserves all these things. You may very well be right. I realize now, that I did damage and/or caused harm to the community and the people in it. God has shown me that I have more victims that I will ever meet. I sincerely apol- ogize for this, and ask for your forgiveness. You see, it's not about me. I knew that there are many people out there in the same dark spiritual prison that I was in. Some of them are probably your loved ones. What is true freedom? To me, it can only be found in Christ. It's not some- thing that's determined by if you're detained some- where or not. Paul wrote 2/3's of the New Testament while he was. detained, but there's no doubt that he was FREE! There is a spiritual side to these drug addiction problems. That's why the same person goes through 2 or 3 rehabs and still uses again. We've just been treating the symptom, and not the problem. The drug use is just a symptom of a deep-rooted, under-lying problem that needs to be dealt with. The root of these problems is spiritual. We need to get to the root. If you would like to write me concerning these things or for other reasons, please contact my Mom (Nancy Wills), or my sister (Lawanna Lu Butcher), to get my address. I would be glad to hear from you, and try to help in any way I can. As I sit in my dark jail cell and write this at 5am, my eyes are tearing up. They are tears of compas- sion. The only two purpos- es of writing this are to try to help others and to obey God. Hopefully, one day, I will return to Bath County. I hope that you will allow me to work with some of you to help with these drug addiction problems. May- be together we can reach others, so they and their families will not have to go through these things - for them to be free. To all the people who help and sponsor the church programs, drug classes and rehabs - keep up the good work and may God bless you! To all the ones who have loved ones addicted - please don't shut them out. I know you're inno- cent, and you've prob- ably been hurt and done wrong, but please reach out to them. They are in a dark prison of their own, and they need your love and support. To those of you who are addicted: You know from reading this article that I know and I've been where you're at. I know the way out! Please contact me. God loves you and so do I. You have a choice! To my Mom, sister, children, other family and friends - when you see my picture on the front page, saying that I was ar- rested, don't let Satan put that shame and guilt on you. Rejoice, thank God I'm in that column and not the obituary column. Thank God I'm alive and I'm free. I'm sorry for the hurt and pain I've caused you. I will continue to pray for my county and the people in it - for God to heal the broken-hearted and set the captives free. You may never see me again, or you may see me again soon. Either way is alright, because wherever I'm at, I AM in CHRIST, and I AM FREE. For you see, I wasn't arrested, but I was RESCUED! May God Bless Us All, Terry C. Wills START'THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG! MONDAY-FRIDAY gAM-SPM CLOSED SAT, AND BUN, 9-029- ALVERBON DRIVEt FIARIB, KY {US 6B BYPASB IN FRONT OF" DOTBI3N BROm.) Hatton Custom Printing Offering all your electionmaterials you need! /,/ ,, :i, ,, Yard Signs ....  t\\;, z.;,-,, :::: ........... I!/ <X,1x'-7. ">: ................ T Shirts! [fi, Banners. :, ", ''":A '!iusmess Cards!= "-#:Ak.._ piicense Plates!)"--/ Hats! k Custom designs, your choice! Plus packages available! Call Today: 606-484-0954 Located at 394 Hwy. 36 Frenchburg, KY 40 Like Us on Facebook! B. M. 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Sincerely, Harvey Tack- ett, Superintendent PARENTS' CHILD SS SUPPORT GROUP .... that have a child we understand the need :for support, love, and encouragement for those in the community that has been through such heartache and trag- port group for all parents bring pease, and under- feel as if .... t0 talk: to or nowhere to turn, p :is held at the Owingsville Christian Church every Thursday evening at 6i30 on behalf of bereaved paCents and. "Unified Ministries". :e purpose of the sup- pot group is to let oth- ers know that they're not alone and to give them a place to express their feelings nd emotions of the loss of a child, let them know that we are all here for support, pressing our feelings is a tep loser in healing ourselves, For more information please feel free to con- tact: Richie Williams 606- 336-0093 :, .... Kristy Brown 859-585- LOCAL RECOVERY RESOURCES BATH COUN3Y * Sunday, 6 p.m. Cel- ebrate Recovery, Owings- vllle Methodist Church, 75 Main St. * Monday, 6 p.m. Narcot- ic Anonymous - Never Say Never Group, Owingsvllle Methodist Church, Darnell Bldg., 75 West Main St. * Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Movers, Salt Lick Free Will Baptist Church, 104 Maple St. * Wednesday, 6 p.m. Liv- ing Free, New Life Fellow- ship, 907 Forge Hill Rd., Peasticks * Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Movers Salt Lick Free Will Baptist Church, 104 Maple St. * Friday, 6 p.m. Narcotic Anonymous - Never Say Never Group, Owingsville Methodist Church, Darnell Bldg., 75 West Main St. " 4:30 p.m. Al-Anon (for the families of addicts/ alcoholics) - Owingsville Methodist Church Darnell Building, 75 W. Main Street 5-8 pm Acts 2 Cafe Owingsville Methodist Church, 75 W. Main Street *Saturday, Noon, Narcotic Anonymous - Never Say Never Group, Owingsville Methodist Church, Darnell Bldg., 75 West Main St. " 6:30 Alcohol Anonymous at 5th Quarter Building, Water Street Ow- ingsville. 6:30 AA Step Study at Fith Quartert "Through prayer, fel- lowship, love and support we will stand together in action, striving to be a light for the broken as we all ex- perience the power of resto- ration through God's heal- ing. Have some lunch, sip a cup of coffee, chat, and heal from whatever struggle you may be facing." * Sunday at 5pm Men's and Women's Step Study held at Owingsvllle Meth-. odist Church,Darnell Bldg., 75 W. Main Street MENIFEE COUNTY * Monday, 7 p.m. Cel- ebrate Recovery, Botts Christian Church, 1756 Art- ville Rd, Wellington * Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (cost is $2), Dr. Kassis' Office at Menifee Co. Medical Cen- ter, 784 Hwy. 36, French- burg " 6:45 p.m. Alco- hofic Anonymous, Menifee Co. Wellness Center, Hwy. 36, Frenchburg AREA * Celebrate Recovery, Gateway Christian Center, 801 Winchester Road, Mr. Sterling, KY 40353. Contact Number: (859) 498-3876 * Alcoholics Anonymous, Eleven Eleven Group, Morehead Inspiration Cen- ter Community Room, 1111 US 60 West, Morehead, KY 40351, Open meeting. Mondays and Wednesday, 6p.m. * Alcohofics Anonymous, Morehead Into Action Group, Episcopal Church, 145 E Fifth St., Morehead,. KY 40351, Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. * Narcotics Anonymous, Staying Clean Just for To- day, Episcopal Church, 145 E Fifth St., Morehead, KY 40351, Tuesdays and Thursday, 8 p.m. *Morehead A1-Anon, Cathedral of Praise/Hy- ing Word Church, 905 Clearfield St_, Morehead, Monday 6 p.m. * Restored Hope (AI- Anon) Mt. Sterling, Ascen- sion Episcopal Church, 48 High St., Tuesday, 7 p.m. * Hope and Heal (Al- Anon) West Liberty, Com- munity Center, 450 Pres- tonsburg St.. Wednesday,7 p.m. * Liberty Center Group (Al-Anon) Mt. Sterling, Lib- erty Center, 205 E. Main St., Saturday, 10 a.m. Acts 2 Caf6/Unified Min- istries 859-274-6664, www. unifiedlist,can , : , AA IfltetIroXp 1-80046"?-" 8019, www.area26.net NA Helpline 1-888,987- 7700, www.na.org For a comprhensive list- ing of area meetings go to www.unifiedministries. com. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on January 17, 2014 Kentucky Utilities Company ("KU") will file an application with the Public Service Commissior Frankfort, Kentucky for approval of revisions in its Demand-Side-Management and Energy-Efficiency ("DSM/EE') program portfolio, as shown il KU's Adjustment Clause Demand-Side Management Cost Recovery Mechanism ("DSMCRM") tariff and the resulting changes in its DSMCRI charges. In its application, KU notified the KPSC that the revised DSMCRM tariff sheets are proposed to become effective on and after Februar 16, 2014; however, because KU anticipates the Commission will suspend the proposed changes in the DSMCRM tadff to conduct an investigatiol of the proposed changes, KU has asked the Commission to approve the proposed changes in its DSM/EE program portfolio and reeultinq increases in the charges under the DSMCRM mechanism in its DSMCRM tariff to be effective on January 1, 2015. The proposed changes to the DSM/EE program portfolio, if approved, will result in an increase in the charges calculated under the DSMCRI mechanism. The increase charges for all affected electric rate classes are as fo ows Current Charge per kWh $ 0.00349 Residential Service Rate RS, Volunteer Fire Department Service Rate VFD, and Low EmlsFIgn Vhl;l rvice Rate LEV Proposed Charge Difference per kWh per kWh $ 0.00378 + $ 0.00029 %Change + 8.3% Current Charge per kWh $ 0.00238 General Service Rate GS Proposed Charge Difference % Change per kWh per kWh $ 0.00222 - $ 0.00016 - 6.7% Current Charge per kWh $ 0.00088 All Electric School Rate AES Proposed Charge Difference per kWh per kWh $ O.OOlOt + $ 0.00013 %Change + 14.7% Current Charge per kWh $ 0.00067 Power Service Rate PS, Time-of-Day Secondary Service Rate TODS, and Time-of-Day Primary Service Rate TODP Proposed Charge Difference per kWh per kWh $ 0.00069 + $ 0.00002 %Change + 3.0% KU projects that the monthly bill impact of the new DSM/EE programs and program enhancements will be an increase of $0.29 per month for a KU residential electric customer using 1,000 kWh per month. This tariff filing may be examined at the office of Kentucky Utilities Company, One Quality Street, Lexington, Kentucky, or on Kentucky Utilities Company's website at www.lge-ku.com. This tariff filing may also be examined at the Commission's offices located at 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or through the Commission's webs!te at http://psc.ky.gov. Comments regarding this tariff filing may be submitted to the Public Service Commission through its website or by mail to Public Service Commis- sion, Post Office Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602. The proposed changes to the DSM/EE program portfolio and associated increase in the charges calculated under the DSMCRM mechanisn contained in this notice are proposed by Kentucky Utilities Company. The Public Service Commission may order changes to KU's proposed DSM/EE program portfolio that may result in charges under the DSMCRM mechanism that differ from the proposed charges contained in this notice. A person may submit a timely written request for intervention to the Public Service Commission, Post Office Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, establishing the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party. If the Commission does not receive a written request for intervention within thirty (30) days of the initial publication or mailing of the notice, the Commission may take final action on the tariff filing. Kentucky Utilities Company Public Service Commission c/o LG&E and KU Energy LLC 211 Sower Boulevard 220 West Main Street p.o. Box 615 P.O. Box 32010 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Louisville, Kentucky 40232 Teleph6ne: (502) 564-3940 Telephone: (502) 627-4314