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These offices would be connected via the computer, sharing in- formation and the public would have Internet ac-" cess to that same infor- mation. The board took the proposal under ad- visement. Here are some of the other items discussed at the recent Fiscal C.ourt meeting. According "to Randy Stull, with Kentucky DOT, portions of Hart Pike, all of Mudlick Road, and all oF Gudgell Hill, ously had' given them a check for excess fees of $45,000 in January. An agreement was reached to buy one mo- bile radio and two hand- held radios (including an- tennae) for the sheriffs department. 'Lowest bid for the bridge replacement on Steven's Road was $122,494.95. Reappointed Ruth Fields to the Bath County Water Board. Proclaimed April Spring Cleanup Month. Proclaimed April Red- bud Month to promote Bath County tourism. The next Fiscal Court meeting will be held on Thursday April 8th at 10:00 a.m. Suttles tO be sentenced der voluntarily, hbwever, By Charles Mattox News Editor An Olive Hill woman who led police on a two- county chase through Rowan and Bath County in October accepted a plea deal and will be sen- tenced this week. Kentucky State Police officers arrested Sha- ron A. Suttles, 34, of Ol- ive Hill on Oct. 21 and charged her with wanton endangerment, first de- gree, (two counts), leav- ing the scene of an acci- dent, criminal mischief, third degree and fleeing or evading police, first degree, following the 12- mile chase. Suttles di not surren- Photo by Harry Patrick Randy Stull, with Ky DOT, addeesses the recent Fiscal Court meeting, of the paving proiiects for all of Mudlick Road, portions of Hart Pike and alll of Gudgell Hill. i Alleged arsonists trial n,ears a charge of criminal mis- chief, third degree and al- legedly used spray paint to deface the tower prior to its burning. Members of a Bath County Grand Jury in- dicted Sanders and Davis in November of last year on the charges following the testimony of Kenneth Scarberry of the USDA Forrest Service. Sanders and Davis al- legedly set fire to the Tater Knob Fire Tower on Dec. 3 of 2008. For decades the Tater Knob Fire Tower, located along Ky. 918 Zilpo Road, near Salt Lick, in sou.th- eastern Bath County, had attracted bird watch- ers, nature lovers and tourists of all kinds. The tower is currently closed to the public now howev- er, due to the Dec. 3 fire. "It was a total loss," said Kim Morgan, Public Affairs'Officer for the US Forestry Service. "The entire wood structure be- neath the metal is very unstable and the entire structure will have to be disassembled. There are no plans right now to re- built the structure." The Bath County land- mark was restored in part by members of the French- burg Job Corp, 15 years ago. Built almost three quar- ters of a century ao by mem- bers of the Civilian Conser- vation Corps, the structure was rebuilt in 1959 and restored in 1993, in part by members of the.Frenchburg Job Corps. Members of the job corp. added 200.steps to the tower and made access easier for those who took advantage of the breath- taking view. From the tower a beauti- ful view of approximately 40 miles could be enjoyed, but now the tower is closed indefinitely and may never be open to the public again, according to US Forestry of- ficials. See TRIAL Page 8 By Charles Ilattox News Editor An Owingsville woman and a Mt. Sterling man, who allegedly set fire to the historic Tater Knob Fire Tower last winter, have a pre-trial confer- ence scheduled in Bath Circuit Court this week and will go to trial this May. i Samantha J. Sanders," 22, of Owingsville and Roger W. Davis,52, of Mt. Sterling, are scheduled to go to trial on arson, third degree charges, in Bath Circuit Court on May 17. Sanders is also facing according to police, while trying to elude three state police cruisers and other law enforcement vehicles. "She basically ran out of real estate," Kentucky State Police Information Officer Joe Veeneman said minutes after the chase ended. Accord{ng to Trooper David Zimmerman's ar- rest citation issued" to Suttles, Statements from Trooper Veeneman and other court documents, Suttles was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix in Rowan County when she was clocked for speed- ing. When officers at- tempted to make a traffic slop on Suttles, the chase -Sharon A. Suttles was on. It ended 12 miles from where it started with the chase going through Rowan County,. into Bath on US 60, with Settles' Grand Prix colliding with another vehicle along the way. See SUI"I'LES Page 4 Ambassador for WEG is Chamber of i:emmerce Speaker Photo by Harry Pah'/ck Chomber of Commerce meeting - From the left, starting at end of table - Chet Mitchell, back to camera; Bruce Max- well, ambassador for WEG, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at MSU; Jeff Ray; Paul= Wyatt; Steve Meadows; Dwaine Curran; Brenda Vance; Tom James; Holly Howard; Jessica Miller; and Linda Denton. By: Harry Patrick Since Kentuckyis noted for its horse population, it is only appropriate that the World Equestri- an Games (WEG) be held at Lexington's Horse Park. They will take place on Sept. 25 and continue for 16 days. Bruce Maxwell is the official ambassador for the WEG and he spoke at the Chamber of Com- merce meeting recently. Mr. Maxwell is an as- sistant to the Provost ancl Vice President of Academic Affairs at MSU. He analyzes fac- ulty workloads, audits academic and support programs, maintains the Academic Affairs Opera- tion manual, establishes new systems and proce- dures and performs spe- cial projects to support the Provost. He is also MSU's Policy Adminis- trator and space plan- ner. After a slide presenta- tion of the Games, Tom James appointed Jeff Ray as member-at-large "to replace Doug Stone, who is now working with the American Cancer So- ciety. Looking forward to the 2011 Bicentennial oi Bath County, James said the chamber was looking for an artist/graphic art- ist who would be helpful in preparing a poster for the everit. In other business, no definite date was set for the annual Chamber Banquet Those attending the meeting were Mr. Max- well, Mr. James, Chet Mitchell, Jeff Ray, Paula Wyatt, Steve Meadows, Edith Richardson, Linda Dvnton, Jessica Miller, Holly, Brenda Vance and Dwaine Curran, can- didate for State Repre- sentative for the 72nd District, who is the new- est member to join the Chamber of Commerce. OWlNGSVILLE