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2 -March 1, 2012 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook Rescued cont. from page l Severe cont. from paoe I within you community. • CONTACTS: Written contact information should include: relatives, neigh- bors, utility companies, employers (employees) and local emergency con- tact telephone numbers. Advise a contact (even an out of state contact is ad- vised) of your plan. • EVACUATE: Predeter- mine evacuation routes. Identify where you could go if told to evacuate Choose several places .... a friend or relative's home in another town, a motel or local shelter. • Children: Make back up plans for children in case you (or they) can't get home in an emergency • Vehicles: Maintain a half tank of fuel in vehicle. Move vehicles from under trees during possible wind events.. Keep an "Emergency Go Kit" in the vehicle. • Medications: Prepare a list of all prescriPtiOn drugs. Make a kit: • First aid kit and essen- tial medications; extra eye- glasses. * Canned food and can opener. • At least three gallons of water per person. • Protective clothing, rain- wear and bedding or sleep- ing bags. • Battery-powered (or crank) radio, flashlight and. extra batteries. * Waterproof matches and candles. • Local phone book. • Special items for infants, elderly rOr disabled family members. • Extra set of car keys. As a part of Severe Weather Awareness Month on Tuesday, March 6th at apprQxi- mately 10:07 a.m. EST, the National Weather Ser- vice, partnering with Ken- tucky Emergency Man- agement and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will conduct a tornado test message that will acti- vate NOAA Weather Radi- os, and broadcast media. Schools, businesses and citizens across the Com-. monwealth are encour- aged to participate in the annual Statewide Torna- do Safety Drill. A survey will be avail- able online, allowing offi- cials to measure and im- prove our preparedness for such occasions. If inclement weather is in the forecast on March 6, the Statewide Tornado Drill will be rescheduled. The survey, Governor's proclamation, addition- al weather" information and important links are available at www.kyem. ky.gov/weather. Information on Bath County Emergency Man- agement can be found at http://bathcoemergen- cymgmt.webs.com/ or on Facebook Bath Coun- ty Emergency Manage- ment. Council cont. t'rom page 1 3040 people showed up, Jodie said. Mike said that membership in the group has now grown to 80 people The group has also had some help from UNITE, the anti-drug coalition. Jodie said thht the group meets the first Tuesday of, evening month at the Pres- ton First Church of God at 6p.m. Mayor Hunt said that he was inspired by the ef- forts of the Preston grOUp and had recently met with Sharpsburg Mayor Dorothy Clemons and Salt Hck May- or Brad FrizzeU. Wee're go- ing to see what we can get started," Hunt added. • Hunt also presented Jodie with a check for 8250 from the City of Owingsville. Mayor Hunt also gave an update on the U. S. 60/Hwy. lll/Ridgeway sewer, sys- tem expansion project. He said that the pump station and electrical sys- tem would be turned on Wednesday and tested. Fol- lowing this test, homeown- ers will be allowed to con- nect to the sewer system. Hunt said that a letter would be sent out to home- owners explaining the pro- cess of getting connected, including the 8200 connect fee for residents and $600 fee for businesses; the need to contract with a licensed plumber to connect to the system, or homeowners could connect themselves but have their work inspect- ed by a licensed plumb- ing inspector; and the need for a final inspector by the same licensed inspector. So far, 58 homeowners have already paid the con-. nection fee. Hunt added that a county ordinance requires that res- idents within 100 feet of a sewer must connect to that line and have 60 days to do so, but that for the sewer ex- tension, that deadline with be extended until June 15. Hunt noted that the sew- er extension project is not fully completed. There is a great deal of clean up that will take place, inclu grading, putting down straw, and sewing grass seed. However, Hunt said, "The project is me- chanically ready to go." Hunt also said that home- owners have largely been , supportive, patient, and co- operative with the project. • The next progress meet- ing will take place mid- March, and the discus- sion is expected to focus on effective ways to spend $100,000 in contingency funds from the project. Hunt said that they are going to look at ways toget more connections to the system and do a mandato- ry update of their facilities plan. City council members al- so voted unanimously to ap- prove three ordinances: - second reading of an or- dinance amending the city's water utility rates, raising them 8 cents to reflect an increase in prices from the Bath County Water District. first reading of an ordi- nance banning the opera- tion of pain clinics in Ow- ingsville. - first reading of an ordi- nance banning the sale, pos- session, or delivery of syn- thetic drugs in the city of Owingsville. The next regular sched- uled meeting of the Owings- ville City Council is Mon- day, March 12, at 7 p. m. WQW ny, Bath Veterinary Clin- ic for treating her, David Jackson for responding so quickly to the distress call, KU Electric for placing the call, Deb Hinkie of Sadie's Place for transporting Pen- ny to Delaware, and Lost and Found Adoption Cen- ter for the commitment to provide future care for Penny. Please spay or neuter your animals. Please don't let there be any more Pen- Food Allergies in Children nys in Bath County, or any county in Kentucky. If you suspect animal abuse, re- port it! Animal abusers be- come children abusers! Be the voice for those who cannot speak! Sylvia's Animal Sanctu- ary is a 501(3) (c) organiza- tion working for the home- less and abused animals of Bath County. All donations are tax- deductible. Anyonce can help by making a dona- tion at the Bath Vet Clinic, or becoming a foster. Any- one wishing to help, please call Susan Harris at (859) 585-1384. The photo on the left is Penny, shortly after she was found. The photo above is Penny today! Martha Perkins, Bath County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Up to 6 percent of chil- dren in the United States under age 3 have a food al- lergy, and this percentage keeps rising. It's impor- tant to be aware of food al- lergies because they can be life threatening. A food allergy is an ad- verse reaction to an other- wise harmless food or food component. The body's im- mune system is involved in the reaction. Food aller- gy symptoms usually in- volve the skin and gastro- intestinal track and may in- volve swelling or itching of the lips, mouth and/or throat. Nausea, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea may also appear. In se- vere cases, hives, swelling of the throat and difficul- ty in breathing are experi- enced. The symptoms and their severity vary among individuals. The eight foods that cause most food allergies in children are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Most chil- dren outgrow food aller- gies, especially to milk, eggs and soy. Food allergies can be tricky and a health profes- sional needs to make the diagnosis. Once a food al- lergy is confirmed, the only way to avoid further problems is to avoid the offending food. What can you do if your child has a food allergy? Read food labels for po- tential problems. If you don't know what an ingre- dient is, call the manufac- turer for details. Take pre- cautions to prevent the al- lergen from coming in contact with other foods and cooking utensils. Ed- I{-af fm;l'r r-' *,', n';'* r,'r'€, PUBLIC HEARING The Public Service Commission of Kentucky issued an order on Janu- ary 26, 2012, scheduling a hear- ing to be held on March 9, 2012. at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard me, in Hearing Room 1 of the Commission's offices located at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort, Kentucky, for the purpose of cross- examining witnesses in Case No. 2011-00484, which is An Exami- nation of the Application of the Fuel Adjustment Clause of Ken- tucky Utilities Company from May 1,2011 through October 31,2011. Kentucky Utilities Company 220 West Main Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Please be advised that on the 1st day of April, 2012, a Notice will be printed in the Menifee County Newspaper listing individuals who are de- linquent (owe) on their present garbage collection bill. Failure to correct these deficiencies will result in vigorous Court action to collect these fees. Prior to that date, individuals desiring to pay said garbage bill or set up some type of reasonable payment olan, may cohtact Jennifer Rogers, at 606-768-3356. *Remember this is a non,profit service that benefits all Menifee County residents. . Published in The News Outlook onFebruary 16, 23 and March I, 2012 ] and ,teachers about your child's allergies. Some people don't know how se- rious food allergies can be and may not understand that even tiny amounts of a food can be a problem. Teach your child about the allergy. He or she can learn to take responsibil- ity for avoiding the foods that cause problems. Con- sult a registered dietitian who can work with you and your child to develop a healthful eating pattern while avoiding allergens. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooper- ative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, Co!9r,,,ag/se ' re:- ligion,,abjli, ty or nafion, al orig. ........ Grimes joins 1,000 point club Submitted by Ron Weaver Ladycats Senior Lexy Grimes is honored for scoring over 1,000 points in her basketball career. Pictured are Assistant Superintendent Steve Meadows, Lexy Grimes, and Head Coach Troy Lee Thomas "My family is so excited! We already love the great channel line-up offered on MTTV. Now, we'll be able to watch our favorite, AMC, available on March 1 and FoxSports Ohio is coming soon!" d, , t *e