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' (USPS 045260) Daylight Savings Time Begins March 10th 133rd Year---Edition 10 81-A Water Street, Owingsville, KY 40360 *'Ph.: 606-674-9994 MarCh 7, 2019 l I By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com A 2017 case in which ten individuals, including lo- cai first responders, social workers, and a child, were potentially exposed to the dangerous narcotic drug Jessica Seward carfentanil during a drug. overdose call, has been con- bation revoked in Decem- Ricky Maze cal Center and St. Joseph was scheduled to appearwith ten counts of wanton for a preliminary hearing in ,endangerment, first degree, Bath District Court. for exposing ten individu- In the complaint Tout not- als to dangerous drugs on ed that a total of nine first August 8, 2017: Seward's responders "had to be at the minor child; EMS crew scene and were placed in member Scotty Wightman; substantial danger of death EMS crew member Sherry or serious physical injury," Walters; EMS crew mem- and she was charged with ber Jay Faulx; EMS crew nine additional counts of member Hurshell Rawlings; Scotty Hatton first-degree wanton endan- Social Services workerAmy Waiters, were treated for germent. Sterner; Social Services ! tinued in Bath Circuit Court. ber and is serving out a 3 Hospital after taking a sus- symptoms of carfentanil ex- Seward pleaded not guilty worker Tosha Hay; Ow- Jessica Seward and Scotty year sentence, pected mix of heroin and posure, to her charges during her ingsville Police Chief Todd Hatton, both of Owingsville, The case began when : carfentanil, a powerful and Seward was arrested at August 29 arraignment, and Tout; Owingsville Assistant appeared in Bath Circuit Owingsville Police and hig,hlY,toxic narcotic used the scene and charged with following a Sept. 5 prellmi- Police Chief John Suther- Court with their attorneys Bath County EMS respond- to cut heroin, endangering the welfare of nary hearing, District Judge land; and Bath County Dep- before Judge Bill Lane on ed to an overdose call on A 1 year old child at the minor. She was lodged in Don Blair found probable uty Sheriff Josh Preece. Feb. 21 for a status hearing, August 8, 2017, at Bernard scene belonging to Seward the Clark County Detention cause to turn over her case Maze was also addition- and Judge Lane continued their cases to March 21. A third co.defendant, Ricky Maze, who had been sentenced in the case to five years probation, had his pro- Heights Apartments' on Kendall Springs Road to the residence of Seward. Two individuals, Hat- ton and Maze, were trans- ported to St. Claire Medi- and Hatton was taken as a precautionary measure to St. Joseph Hospital. During the incident, two EMS workers, Scotty Wightman and Sherry C nter and held on $15,000 to the Bath Grand Jury. cash bond. The Grand Jury returned Owingsville Police Chief indictments against Seward, Todd Tout filed another Hatton, and Maze on Octo. criminal complaint against ber 5, 2017. her on August 22, when she The three were charged ally charged with one Count of being a persistent felony Carfentanial cont. on pg. 16 e o e DEFENSE CLAIMS "CONSPIRACY" EXISTS TO REMOVE MAZE FROM OFFICE conspiracy to remove her from office by other offi- dais from the 21st Judicial Circuit. Judge Maze was charged with judicial misconduct vi- olations by the JCC last Au- gust related to events sur- rounding the Sept. 18, 2017 arrest of her ex-husband, Donald "Champ" Maze. She sent two court or- ders to hospitals in Mt. Photo by Cecil Lawson Sterling and Winchester Attorney Thomas Jones, standing second from left, rep- requiring them to give her resenting Bath Chief Circuit Judge Beth Maze, sitting husband drug screens fol- center, argued before Special Judge Philip Patton last lowing his arrest on a drug Thursday as Judicial Conduct Commission attorney Jeff possession charge that day. Mando, standing left, prepared to testify at an eviden- These court orders in- tiary hearing last Thursday in Bath Circuit Court. Also eluded the titles of the shown above are Maze's attorney Thomas Clay, stand- Commonwealth's Attorney, ing right of Jones, and Assistant Attorney General Shan Bath County Attorney, and during her Dec. 6, 2018 dr- raigument. Her attorney, Thomas Clay, filed a number of mo- tions following the arraign- ment, including a motion for an evidentiary hearing to determine if Grand Jury transcripts were inappro- . priate!y: .acquired by Judi- cial Conduct Commission attorney Jeff Mando. He also filed subpoenas for Commonwealth Attor- ney Ronnie Goldy, Jr and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys Ashton McK- enzie and Keith Craycraft to produce all text mes- sages from various dates from 2017 and 2018 and all emails and texts between Dutta. Maze is accused of forging two court orders and attorney Michael Camp- them and JCC staff Dagny not properly filing them on September 18, 2017, follow- bell. None of these individ- James, Jeff Mando, Louis ing the arrest of her ex-husband Donald "Champ" Maze. uals said that they had seen Kelly, Olivia Amalung, Grand Jury recordings by or signed the court orders. Gene Weaver and Spe- She was also indicted by cial Prosecutor Maridelle By Cecil Lawson a Special Prosecutor in the Bath Grand Jury last Malone or her office; for KyNewsGroup her case before the Judi- November on two counts Bath Circuit Judge Bill cecil@kynewsgroup.com cial Conduct Commission (JCC) during a hearing last of forgery and one count Lane for text messages for of tampering with public various dates in 2017 and Attorneys for currently Thursday in Bath Circuit records in relation to the suspended 21st Circuit Court. Chief Judge Beth Maze Her attorneys also al- incident. Maze Maze pleaded not guilty cont. on pg. 16 questioned the release of leged that there existed a to the criminal charges By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com A Menifee County man indicted last month on one count of criminal abuse and one count of sexual abuse pleaded not guilty to his charges and was released on bond in Bath Circuit Court. Braadon Kilgore, 33, was first arrested on the charg- es on November 26, 2018, in Menifee County by Menifee County Sheriff Roger Small- wood. According to-the criminal complaint penned by Ken- tucky State Police Trooper Jason Brown, a minor fe- male had appeared at the Child Advocacy Center in Morehead in May and June 20.18 who was observed to have both physical and sex- ual injuries. She was also examined by a medical doc- tor at the center. The minor identified Kilgore as her abuser, and this was reported to Ken- tucky State Police Detective David Zimmerman. Kilgore was charged with one count of first degree Photo courtesy of Clark Co. Detention Center Brandon J. Kllgore, criminal abuse and one count of first degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center under $15,000 cash bond. On December 4, he plead- ed not guilty to his charges in Bath District Court, and during a preliminary hear- ing on December .11, Judge Don Blair found probably cause to turn his case over to the Bath Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned fin indictment against Kilgo- re on the same charges on February 7. Attorney Ben Shields filed an entry of appearance for Kilgore on February 20, Kilgore cont. on pg. 16 Girls lOlh tlatl ot atne Photo courtesy of Ivan Rails Inductees into the Girls 10th Region Hall of Fame. Dawn Snedegar is third from left. Dawn Snedegar, who 92 team that won the EKC played for the Bath County High School Ladycats from 1991 to 1995, was honored on Tuesday evening by be- ing inducted into the Girl- slOth Region Hall of Fame Photo by Bath County at halftime during the 10th Region Tournament in Mt. News-Outlook sterling. Dawn Snedegar is shown Snedegar scored 1310 putting up a shot during a career points, had 376 re- district game against Clark bounds, 146 assists, and 183 County in the March 9, steals. She scored 446 points 1995 edition of the News- in her senior season. She Outlook. was a freshman on the 1992- Tournament and which set a school record with 21 wins in a season. She played un- der coaches Hopey Newkirk and Janie Robinson. Also inducted into the Gifts 10th Region Hall of Fame were Wendy Rankin Mahana, Bourbon County; Terribeth Brunker, Harrison County; Toni Stevenson, Es- till County; Alice Vanhook, Oddville; and Coach Kdsty Orem, Fleming County By Coach Rick Staviski The BCHS TRACKCATS competed on Saturday in the 2019 KTCCCA State Track & Field Class 'A' Championship Saturday at the Mason County Indoor Athletic Complex in Maysville. The Girls finished 4th and theBoys 15th in the Class 'P/ Track & Field Competition KTCCCA Medal Recipients: * Isabella Copher is the 2019 KTCCCA Class 'A' State Track & Field 1600 Meter Champion finishing her race in a time of 5:51.60. She also tablished on her second throw * The Girls 4 400 Meter Re- lay Team of Amelia Oldfield- Mallory Brashear-Abby Hen- derson-Jaycie Bussell place 3rdto earn their KTCCCA Medal completing the 1600 meters in a time of 5:02.06 * Taylor Purvis finished 3rd in the Pole Vault Competition to earn a KTCCCA Medal with a Vault of 11-00 last Sunday at Kentucky Elite Athletics in Shelbyville BCHS Indoor School Re- cords: * Amelia Otdfield ran a 1:06.24 in the 400 Meter Dash earned a KTCCCA Medal in ' to break the current Indoor the 3000 Meter Run finishing 2nd in the State with a time of 12:06.72 * Amelia Oldfield finished 3rd Place in the 400 Meter Dash to earn a KTCCCA Med- al in a time of 1:06.24 * Madelyne English re- ceived the 2nd Place KTCCCA Medal in the Shot Put with a mark of 29-11.50 which she es- School Record which she pre- viously held * Jaycie Bussell broke the Indoor Triple Jump Record on her first attempt but then extended that distance on her third try to set the new Indoor School Record at 27-06.00 * Kaylee Staviski Vaulted 7-00 last Sunday at Kentucky Elite Athletics to break the In- Medals door Pole Vault School Record height which she previously held KTCCCA Ribbon Recipi: ents: * 4th Place - Girls 4 800 Meter Relay Team (Hadley Al- derman-Sarah Sexton-Jessica Gray-Mallory Brashear) * 4th Place - Abby Hender- son 800 Meter Run 2:45.61 * 5th Place - Jenna Cassady Shot Put 27-08.00 * 5th Place - Kiaylee Stavis- ki Pole Vault 7-00 * 7th Place -James Overhol- ser 3000 Meter Run 10:47.56 TRACKCATS cont. on pg. 16 Cherry Bedrooms 1 BRANDON WAWMT. 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