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Thursday High: 45 Low: 26 ly cloudy and brexzy v, ith showers; Thu,sday - Partly cloudy Friday - Partly sunny; Saturday - Partly cloudy; Sunday - Mostly cloudy maybe a shov, er : . i Don't listen to lawyers... Friday S Sunday (. h00there's no substitute for suffering "3 Russ MtTZ High: ,g Higowh::  LHigowh::  \\; x ( --Turn to the Opinion, page 10 . ..................... MIXED ADC 400 134 08-08-00 57P 48S NEWS FILE **H065 HC 65 BOX 201 0ARKAR 72852-9501 i [ Your mailing label tells you when to renew your subsrcription I 50' per copy Ist Year -- Number 30 21 = February 28, 2002 I' This award-winning newspaper Is invited Into homes In Bath, Rowan, / [ Montgomery, Menlfee, Nicholas and Fleming ounttes Z ' [i i [Ill i IIIIIII II II i II I III i I [ I (0452601 Telephone (606)67472181 ] P. O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY40360 ! [ Bouncers f the Future Bath County Bounce Dribbling Team put on and exhibition during last Friday's Bath/Russell game at BCHS. The young dribblers demon- strated their ball-handling finesse and several tricks they use in practice as they grasp the fundementals of the game. !'i i  ! i In its second year, the Bath County Bounce Dribbling Team is comprised of about 35 youths ages 4 to 8. The coaches, Barry Fryman, Tim Fawns, Charlie Kissick, Randy Stull, and Tim Ray, emphasize ball handling, agility and passing skills. The team performs three to four exhibitions a year where the youngsters get a chance to showcase their new tal- ents for parents and round ball fans alike. At left, Zach Horton demon- strates his dribbling skills. Above, Cable Wright rotates the ball around his head; and right, bouncers make their grand entry. --News-Outlook photos, Ken Metz Man found dead on East High St. Thursday, Feb. 7 Sunny Kranwx N,,.O, setr wr On Thursday, February 7, Ow- ingsville City Police responded to a complaint of a subject lying on the ground next to a van in the gravel lot on East High Street (U.S. 60 east), according to Owingsville Police Of- ricer Rick Highley. Upon his arrival to the scene, at approximately 9:39 p.m., Highley said he saw a white male, later iden- tified as 42-year-old Rickie Black, of Hillsboro, lying on the ground beside a tan and blue Chevrolet full- size van. Highley called the ambulance ser- vice and Owingsville Police Officer Todd Tout after be couldn't get a response out of the victim. After unsuccessful attempts to revive the man, the EMS transported him to Mary Chiles Hospital. Highley said "it is believed that Rickie Black had only been in the lot about 10 minutes" prior to Highley's arrival. Highley said it was later deter- mined, from ambulance personnel, that Black died as the result of a heart attack. Semi jack-knifes on 1-64 near the O" '" ...... 5' WltqgsvI!le ex 1: A jack-knifed semi turned into a 14-hour ordeal for highway enforce- ment officials last Friday, February 8, on the Kendall Springs overpass bridge around mile-marker 120 in the eastbound lane. Bath County SheriffDeputy Brad Weaver said the driver of the truck, issioners deadlocked on v( te of members to Bath ater Di,, ct l Fiscal Court had agenda at the February 15 Matters on the agenda in- lower speed limit outside of and a tabled appoint- three new members to the oard. minutes of the January 11 were approved, as were the report and bills. a grant writer from ang corporation, was present setting up a revolving loan that if the fund is up, the money paid back from loan payments can be used to ensure that the county con- tinues to have low and moderate income housing available for resi- dents. "The whole theory is to try to make housing affordable to as many people as possible," said Lender. In a motion made by Commis- sioner Billy Martin and seconded by Commissioner Vernon Crouch, the court voted to approve a Bath Coun- ty revolving loan fund for housing. The court approved the Sheriffs statement of receipts, disbursements and excess fees for the year 2001 and also'e County Clerk's excess fees for the year 2001. The money from both will return to the general fund. Sharpsburg Mayor Roberta Shrout was in attendance at themeeting as a request was made for a lowered speed limit just outside Sharpsburg. Armed with a petition containing more than 40 names, Sharpsburg res- ident and member of the Sharpsburg Fire Department William Crump, asked for the 30 miles per hour speed limit be lowered by rive miles per hour. He explained that on Ramey Road, the hidden driveways and gen- eral recklessness of some drivers near Pleasure Ridge Apartments, could potentially lead to a slew of major problems After a bit of discussion, a motion was made by Martin to reduce the but different has multiple sets of twins, all who can tell experiences shared feelings, likes, dislikes, and joys of being together s of Bath County School and you're likely to seeing double. are eight sets of twins at one set in each the 5th, :h grade and there are five I they are all past the stage where their parents though matching ng outfits, they may never----come to they no longer must :luestions and of cheesy jokes. (By when talking to a twin, try from making a "twins most twins don't find funny!) enjoy being twins a "partner" to help ease of growing up and school. They balance each other out, pro- viding courage when one is scared or standing up. for their sibling when teen- age inJUStice has occurred between friends. Some even feel one the other's pain and troubles literally. Two things are certain---each set of twins are very. unique and distinct indi- viduals. Tonya and Tony Smith Tonya and Tony, 12, are in the 5th grade. The two say they look out for each other. When Tonya was scared on their first day at BCMS, Tony calmed her. Tonya calls her brother shy. Tony says Tonya is bossy (she is, technical- ly, one minute older), and that her ex- cessive talking gives him a headache. Amid a fit of giggles Tonya admits she does "talk her friend's head off." They also get into trouble together when they fight at home. "I never start it though," says Tonya. "Neither do I," insists Tony. Bobble Jo and Bobbie Sue Wright Bobble Jo and Bobbie Sue, who are 13 and go by "Jo" and "Sue", are talkative 6th-graders. While relay- ing information and stories, they con- tinually interrupt one another to clar- ify a detail or to tell it their own way. One can't help but smile at them. They look a lot alike, but have very different personalities. Sue is five minutes older, a tom- boy who turns her nose up at the very thought of wearing a skirt or a dress, and acts much more serious. She likes to collect bouncy balls and sticky hands. Jo opts to collects plastic horses, and is shy and giggly. "Sue is motherly to me," says Jo smiling. "Jo exaggerates and is picky," says Sue, rolling her eyes. The two confess they've pulled --Turn to BCMS HAS MULTIPLE, Page 16 speed limit on Ramey Road from 30 to 25 miles per hour. After it was seconded by Judge/Executive Ray Bailey, the motion passed. Crump also asked that the area be patrolled to enforce the new reduced speed limit. Don Toy was appointed to the sanitation board at Sharpsburg as JohnnyBaber has resigned. After being recommended by Judge Bailey, a motion was made to approve three new members to the Bath County Water Board; Junior Clark, 4-year term; Lena Reynolds, 2-year term; and Marvin Crouch, 3- year term. The motion, made by Crouch and seconded by Judge Bailey, failed to carry, as Martin and Commissioner E. H. Snedegar both voted no, leav- ing the vote tied at 2-2. The item will be tabled for 15 days due to lack of majority vote. A resolution was approved for the proposed county road aid coopera- tive agreement for the fiscal year 2002-2003. Two accidents take place on KY 11 near Sharpsburg Feb. 14 i i ..... Two accidents took place in Sharp- sburg on Thursday, February 14. The first, a three-vehicle, non- injury accident took place on KY 11. According to Bath County Sher- iffs Deputy Mark Snedegar, around 5:30 p.m. Joseph Plank, 19, of Wall- ingford, driving a 1987 Honda Ac- cord, pulled out into the path another vehicle while attempting to turn onto KY 11 from East Public StreeL --Turn to TWO ACCIDENTS, Page 16 from Eagle True.king Company, in Somerset, touched his brakes as he came over a hill and the rear brakes on the trailer locked. The truck, enroute to Family Dol- lar's distribution center, hit the guard- rail approximately 20 feet in front of the bridge The trailer then jack- knifed, turning horizontally into the left lane. The truck finally came to rest on the other side of the bridge. "It's a wonder the truck didn't go on over the bridge," said Weaver Weaver explained that as truck hit the bridge, the axles were knocked out from under the trailer, so before the truck could be moved, the trailer had to be raised so new axles could be welded on. The truck, which was carrying 950 cases of Clorox, had to be un- loaded and cargo transferred to an- Turn to SEMI JACK.KNIFES, Page 16 Eight sets of twins at BCMS ---There are currently eight sets of twins at Bath County Middle, School; one set in each the fifth, sixth and eighth and there are five in the seventh grade alone. Pictured in the back from the left to right are: Tony Smith, Codey and Kadey Armitage, Michelle and Danielle Butcher and Lacey and Lynsie Rhoton. In the front, from the left are: Tonya Smith, Thera and Gary Nelson, Bethany and Brittany Stull and Bobble Jo and Bobble Sue Wright.