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By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup M 5.... The Marathon Petro- leum Foundation present- ed Bath County Emergen- cy Management Director By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Board members over- seeing the development Land construction of a $9.3 million judicial center in Owingsville got a look at a site plan that will include the demolition of two homes on Main Street to make way for additional By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com “An Owingsville resident said she felt compelled to speak up because “my con— science was bothering me ter— ribly” following the sale of her property for’the new justice center in Owingsville Owingsville resident Betty Bailey spoke to Bath County Fiscal Court members last Thursday and said that when the construction of the new justice center first came up, she was approached by Judge/ Executive Bobby Rog- ers about purchasing her his- toric home at the corner of Main and North Court Streets and having it moved to anoth- er location. Bailey’s home is listed on Jason York with a check for $22,000 last Thursday to purchase a mobile emer- gency response trailer and command center. The Marathon grant is a competitive annual award provided on a nation-wide basis. parking at the new facility. Project architects Jeff Gregory and Michael Smith, with the firm Smith Carter Barnhart of Lexington, presented a site. development plan during the videoconfer- ence board meeting on Monday which laid out additional parking where homes at 52 and 60 East Main Street are currently located. . According to Gregory, Owingsville resident requests property ' returned from judicial center preject the National Register of His- toric Places and is a two story home constructed in 1801 around a cabin that was first built in 1791, making it one of the oldest homes in the county. She said she declined the offer at the time, but later Rogers approached her again to purchase her the lot behind the home which fronts on Water Street. She explained that the lot had been in her family for a long time and she did not want to sell it, but that because she did not want to see the justice center built on Main Street, she finally agreed to sell it for $25,000. She explained that she was upset because her lot was go— ing to be used for parking for the new justice center, and not the justice center itself, and she was requesting her mon— ey back. She said she had a SAWMILL 8: LOGGING 606-845-8718 ‘ Timber Management l Logging Fence Boards l Barn Siding Sawdust l Firewood V Pallets Custom Sawing Buying All Grades of Export Logs Including Walnut And Low Grade Logs as Well Specialized Logging ~ Directional Falling Certified Master Loggers 674 Turner Road, Flemingsburg, KY‘41041 Ben Mischke, Owens- boro Area Manager, and Eric Sullivan,.- Lexington Operations Supervisor, for Marathon Pipeline, were on hand to make the pre- sentation during the regu— lar January Fiscal Court meeting. ' the lot will add at least 22 additional spaces for park- ing, with the potential for more depending on deci- sions regarding landscap— ‘ ing in the lot. Board members agreed last year, following a pre- sentation of a first site plan, that more parking was necessary for the new Site cont. on pg. 12 check in hand for the amount of the purchase. Rogers told her that the project development board never intended for the build- ing to sit directly on her lot but that it took all of the lots purchased in order to make up the site for it. County Attorney Kim Price added that at last October’s board meeting, board mem- bers decided they needed more parkingin order to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and they agreed to purchase additional properties from David Jackson and Harold Bashford. ' ‘The building is not going on my property, and that’s the only reason I signed for it,” Bailey said. “This is not the last you’ll hear from me.” “One of the things Marathon prides itself on is being; stewards. of the community, and safety is the number one aspect of Grant cont. on pg. 12 Photo by Cecil Lawson 217 ll DUTR SJ StELTON, HQ 98584-3263 IllillI”llS!Iil!lt!lllll!!l!lil!ililillilt'illl {thmfififlifitflfifltfitflHHthHWMXEB REC 1,452 ~ Photo by Cecil Lawson Thursday, January 21, 2021 Attorney Craig McCloud, standing, requested that County Judge/Executive Bobby Rogers, back to camera, consider expanding operating hours for l-64 Motorplex owner Tim Baldrige, left, during last Thursday's Fiscal Court meeting, as Commissioner Jimmy Craig, right, looks on. 1 Attorney requests more operating hours tor I-64 Motornlex By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com An attorney for the own- er of the I-64 Motorplex drag strip in Owingsville has requested that ' the County Judge/Executive consider granting more op- erating hours to the track in order for it to stay in business. Business attorney Craig McCloud of Lexington was in attendance at last Thurs- 6 A .s is». day’s regular January Fis- cal Court meeting to make the request, and with track owner Tim Baldridge and his wife, Donna. “Currently how they are operating is insufficient to pay their bills,” McCloud, said, and he said he wanted to start a conversation with the county judge, county attorney, and commission- ers for a “reasonable ex- pansion” of their hours. Motorplex cont. on pg. 12 Photo by Cecil Lawson A draft site plan for a new Bath county iu- dicial center shows a proposed parking lot on .«44nut4e.a 1, Main Street which con- nects with the judicial \ center parking lot, lo- : cated on’Water Street. Last week the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that a 3-ton weight limit on a culvert bridge located on US 60 at mile point 4.2 just east of Mae Berryman Way. 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