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Bath County News-Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper INSIDE NEWS Jan. 26, 2011 9 Bath unites for 'accidental dealer' effort B~ George Lewis Congressional District, local presentation and "We've had a lot of key, much as you would a News Reporter the campaign is was pleased with the interest from the local firearm or hquor. george@bathconewsoutJook.com specifically meant for the number of people who ministerial association She stressed it's not parents, grandparents attended, and the school system," just prescription reeds, Some parents may "We'd unwittingly be supplying and other caregivers of "From research-we've Shepherd said. but over-the-counter as young people, found that kids aren't like to see the program well that parents need to prescription drugs to their children. "The majority of youth contacting the local drug introduced to Kiwanis focus on. That's the message who experiment with dealer any more. They're clubs and Rotary clubs She also urged parents that Operation UNITE prescription drugs for finding the drugs easier and at churches in the to "Talk toyourchildren. officials brought to Bath the first time obtain to access in the medicine schools." Let them know that, just these drugs from family cabinets of their parents Inthepast, the medicine becausethey~represcribed County recently, members or friends and grandparents and cabinet was where you by a doctor, doesn't mean About 30 people gathered at the Northside family members without friends' families," she kept medications. We're they cauldn't be deadly. Church of God to hear consent, making them an said. trying to change that. We Parents should get ahead 'accidental dealer,"' said At last week's meeting, want people to lock up of this game before it about the Accidental Dealer program, which Karen Kelly, director of Shepherd supplied the and monitor their reeds, happens. Let the kids is intended to raise Operation UNITE. "In county with posters, Unfortunately, kids are know." southern and eastern broqhures, a Powerpoint curious. They're gonna According to research, awareness about the need to properly secure Kentucky, the average presentation and public- want to know," she said. drugs children most often over-the-counter and age of first-time drug service announcements, Shepherd suggested abuse fromtheirparents' prescription medications, use is age 11, so this is all intended to train throwing out medications medicine cabinets are Implemented through a particularly critical people tospreadtheword when they're no longer narcotic pain relievers, March of this year issue." about the importance of needed and keeping any stimulants, sedatives and throughout the 5th Ashley Shepherd of the Accidental Dealer you need hidden and tranquilizers, sleep aids, UNITE coordinated the program, perhaps under lock and and cough medicines. A Hawk takes flight in pursuit of prey over the weekend. "Birds of prey (hawks, falcons and other raptors) population numbers are stable and possi- bly on the rise," 36-year veteran Fish and Wildlife Officer Herbert Booth said Monday. Booth said hawk numbers could be more readily seen along the roads at this time of year. The absence of foliage and the increased as- sociation with birds of prey and highways are increasing. According to Booth, birds of prey are utilizing the roads across the Bluegrass, and par- ticularly this region because smaller game, such as they hunt, including field mice and other small rodents, are finding food easier closer to the road and hence being preyed upon by the hawks and other birds of Looking 2011 vegetable. Soon 'you'll be receiving prey. Booth said bald eagles were still rare but were "being spot- ted regularly in sedions of Bath County near Cave Run Lake." Booth said coyote populations were also on the rise, which re- flected that all predatory-type animals usually had increases in population when their food source populations increased. seed catalogs for the 2011 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden. To make the most of your garden, every asp'wing gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season. 1. Plan your garden on paper before you begin. 2. Select a good gardening site that has full of sun for at least eight hours each day, relatively level, well-drained, close to a water source and not shade& 3. Prepare the soil properly and add fertilizer and lime according to soil-test recommendations. 4. Plan only as Sheltered from homelessness 27. 2010. Information ~ll be collected on individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through a simple survey. The results of the PITC are used to determine the level of homelessness in each county and region and direct assistance funds to areas most affected by homelessness. Therefore. an accurate count of those experiencing homelessness is crucial. Over 6,600 individuals were counted as homeless across Kentucky on the day of the 2010 PITC, and many of these individuals were children under the age of 18. This number included individual and families in cars, under bridges, in shelters as well as those living in substandard housing or "doubled up" with family and friends. 1532 were documented as homeless in the Gateway area, which includes Bath, Eliot, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties. Gateway House, the homeless shelter in Morehead, and DOVES of Gateway, the domestic violence shelter in Morehead, will co- host a resource fair on the day of the PITC for individuals who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or who are low-income. The fair will be held at the United Methodist Church in Morehead from 9am - 4pm on January 27th. In addition to learning about various services and programs of assistance, participants will be given a free lunch, coats. hats, gloves and hygiene kits while supplies last. Free blood pressure tests and Homelessness often seems invisible in rural Kentucky. It conceals itself under bridges, in cars. in drafty tents and in homes unfit for human habitation. Even though home|essness may not be visible, it is still a painful reality for many Kentuckians. This is why the state of Kentucky ls raising awareness of homelessness through the annual Point- In-Time Count (PITC) of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The PITC is a statewide annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Housing Corporation, which will take place on Thursday, January forward large a garden as you can easily maintai~ Beginning gardeners often overplant, and then they fail because they cannot keep up with the tasks require& You~l have to control weeds and pests, apply water when needed and harvesti on time. V%,'etabl~ harvested at their peak are tasty, but when left on the plants too long, the flavor is simply the best. 5. Grow vegetables that will produce the maximum To learn more about UNITE and its Accidental Dealer campaign, visit the UNITE website!at glucose screenings are also being offered. Come between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a free HIV test. For more information on the PITC or about programs to assist individuals experiencing homelessness, call Gateway House at 606.784.2668 or visit www. gatewayhouseky.org. to the garden A well-planned and properly kept garden should produce 600 to 700 pounds of produce per 1,000 squ~are feet and may include mhny different crops. Finally, the closer the vegetable garden is to 'your back door, the more you will use it. You can see when your crops, are at their peaks and cantake maximum advantage of. their fxeshness. Also, keeping up with the planting, weeding, watering and pest 110 S. 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