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WE HAVE 30,000 READERS! I! A member of (USPS 045260) ************************** ALC 950 01-01-50 265 SMALLTOWN NEWSPAPERS C005 217 W COTA ST ## SHELTON WA 98584-226"3 ,lill,lli,,lhl,illlhlhl,llillli,l,,vllli,,hlHllul,hllllI 129th Year--Eth'tion 12 P.O' Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Ph.: 606-674'9994 March 20, 2014 O O O O i O O By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.c0m Bath County Fiscal Court members have ap- proved a $44 million bond ing for the project. Hickerson said that con- struction work was back on track at the site on Ken- dall Springs Road, where the frigid temperatures had caused workers to get federal, state, and local au- thorities, announced the expansion in September 2013 at the Bath County Industrial Park. Grubbs explained that the $44 million expansion issue resolution that will behind by two weeks. He will be funded through an pave the way for financing ,nted that the company industrial revenue bond the expansion of the Cus- had started doing someissue that would require tom Foods plant outside of hkTing for the food process- an inducement resolution Owingsville. ing plant and that more by the Bath Fiscal Court. John Hickerson, Vice- President of Operations at CTI/Custom Foods, and Jason Grubbs, Execu- tive Vice-President of The Frazier Lanier Co., an in- dustrial finance company, spoke with court members Thursday morning during the regular March meet- ing about the ongoing ex- pansion of Custom Foods and the necessary financ- hiring would take place in July. He said he expected production to be ramped up in September and that full-production would go into effect on October 1. The plant is expected to hire a total of 200 more workers as part of the plant's expansion, in ad- dition to the 150 workers who are already employed there. Gov. Steve Beshear, along with a number of The revenue bonds would be issued by the county, and CTI/Custom Foods would receive relief from at least a portion of the property taxes on the fa- cilities during the terms of the bond, which is thirty years. Grubbs also explained that the county would con- tinue to receive taxes for the school district and for payroll. The property title of the Custom Foods plant would also be transferred to the county during the term of the bond, while Custom Foods would re- tain all of the obligations of ownership. Kentucky s tute (KRS 103.210) provides a proce- dure under the Kentucky Edonomic Development Finance Authority for the issuance of such industrial revenue bonds to assist cities and counties with attracting local economic development. County Attorney Leslie Smith told court mem- bers, 'q he county will not be out of anything for this project." Country Treasurer Expansion cont. on pg. lO Photo by Cecil Lawson Jason Grubbs, Executive Vice-President of The Fra- zier Lanier Co., and John Hickerson, Vice-President of Operations at CTl/Custom Foods, explained to mem- bers of the Fiscal Court the procedures for issuing $44 million of revenue bonds to finance the construc- tion of the Custom Foods plant on Kendall Springs Road. i photos courtesy of Mason County Detention Center Orville Allen Doyle Lacy Doyle James Doyle By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Two men were arrested in Robertson County last Friday, and a third remains at large, in connection with a multi:jurisdictional investigation that spanned across Mason, Fleming, and Bath Counties. On Friday, March 14, troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge .and the Kentucky State Police Special Re-. sponse Team issued indict- ment warrants at a resi- dence at 2059 Alhambra Road in Robertson County. Arrested at the resi- dence were Orville Allen Doyle, 50,'and Lacy Doyle, 51, both of Mayslick. Both men were indict- ment in Robertson County for charges stemming from an investigation by the Morehead State Police Post in Mason, Fleming, and Bath Counties. Orville Allen Doyle was charged with count of receiving stoleff property, under $10,000; one count count of receiving stolen property, under $10,000; one count of possession, of a controlled substance, first degree, second of- fense; being a persistent of being a persistent felony felony offender, first de- offender, first degree; and four counts of a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Lacy Doyle was charged with receiving stolen prop erty, under $10,000, and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (cocaine). Both were lodged in the Mason County Deten- tion Center. Orville Allen Doyle was transferred to the Bourbon County De- tention Center on Monday, March 17, and was held on $15,000 cash bond. Lacy Doyle was released the same day on a 10% bond on $5000 cash. A third suspect, James Doyle, 48, remains at large. He is charged with one gree; and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. James Doyle was ar- rested at this same resi- dence in November 2013 by Kentucky State Police following the execution of a search warrant to recov- er stolen property. At the time he was charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon and pos- session of marijuana. Anyone with information of the location of James Doyle is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post at 859-428- 12;12. These cases remain un- der the investigation of Sgt. Eugene Robinson, KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge. NO BURN NOTICE Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m, and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allow- ing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread. People should contact their local fire department if they have any questions about local restrictions re- garding burning ............... For more information:, about fire hazard seasons, outdoor burning laws and safe burning practices, contact the Kentucky Division of Forest- ry at 1-800-866-0555 or visit the divisions website at http://forestry.ky.gov./ DOYLE Mobile 9{omes, Bath County Judge-Executive Lowell Jamison, seated, signs a proclamation declar- ing March 17 - 21 as National Agriculture Week in the county. National Agricul- ture Week recognizes the contributions of America's farmers to our economy and quality of life. 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