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f ! The News-Outlook is now " published on Thursday (USPS 045260) 128th Year--Edition 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Ph.: 606-674-999a By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Sharpsburg City Council members dis- cussed and took action on a number of quality of life issues in the city on Monday evening, in- cluding a tourism devel- opment grant, ongoing public nuisance, a sew- age project, and drains being blocked. Mayor Dorothy Clem- ons discussed a $3333 grant received as part of a $10,000 grant to the county from the Brushy Fork Institute in Berea and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The grant will be used for the purchase of two metal park benches, a metal trash receptacle, concrete work, and landscaping for a plot on the town square. The towns of Owings- ville and Salt Lick will also be receiving the same amount for their own projects. For the project, coun- cil member Phillip Fet- ters was made the su- pervisor, David Jones assistant, with Patsy Richardson and Thelma June Gulley in charge of placement of the benches and flowers. Mayors Clemons said that the grant requires an in-kind contribution of labor, which will be from the Boy Scouts, the laymen of the Greater First Baptist Church, and other volunteer la- bor. The grant also re- quires that the project to be completed by June 1. Clemons also noted that when more funds become available, a ga- zebo will be constructed on the same plot of the town square. Mayor Clemons in- formed city council members that she had finally received an up- date on the two public nuisance properties from County Attorney Leslie Smith's office. Letters have been sent to the two property own- ers on Main Street and Back Street on March 5, informing them that they had thirty days to clean up, or a crimi- nal complaint would be filed against them. The County Attor- ney's office also in- formed council mem- bers that they had heard from the property owner on Back Street, who said that the prop- erty was up for sale and would be cleaned up if it was not sold. Noth- big was heard from the Main Street property owner. City Council members voted to reject all bids received on the McClain property sewer project on Main Street. All of the three bids received, ranging from $15,000 to over $21,000, went significantly over the $9000 available for the project. Bids were Improvements cont. on pg. 18 , ,,5 Residential fires remain under investigation an unoccupied trailer release any xhformation By Cecil Lawson located at the corner at this time." KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com fires that appeared to be deliberately set in the Salt Lick and Polksville areas of the county re- main under investiga- tion by the Kentucky State Police. The Salt Lick Volun- teer Fire Department, with assistance from the Owingsville Volun- teer Fire Department, responded to two house fires on U. S 60 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20. The SLVD was initially dispatched to a fire at of U. S. 60 and Conn- Jones Road, just west of Salt Lick, around 2 a. m. While responding to the fir0, a Salt Lick fire- fighter spotted another home ablaze on U. S 60, located just across from the Polksville Ceme- tery Road. Both homes were ful- ly engulfed at the time firefighters responded, and both were com- pletely lost. A Kentucky State Police spokesperson at Morehead Post 8 said on Monday that "an investigation remains ongoing," but that they were "not prepared to Shortly after the fires, State Police be- gan asking the public: for information. One unusual piece of evidence located at the scene of the Polksville fire was an abandoned Jeep Cherokee that was stuck in the mud and had keys in the ig- nition and headlights on. Salt Lick Fire Chief Brent Frizzell also said that "highly suspicious" materials were found inside the Jeep. The News Outlook will continue to follow this story as it devel- ops. Bath County High School students lead the 4th Annual March against Drugs through downtown Owingsville Friday afternoon. photos by Cecil Lawson 0 Guidance counselor Tamela Porter, center, along with Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt, left, and Bath County School Supt. Harvey Tackett, right, prepare to sign a The staff of the Bath County High School joins proclamation declaring in the drug-free fun with their own rendition of Mar. 29 as March against the Harlem Shake. Drugs Awareness Day. 714 West Water Street Flemingsburg, KY 4I 041 www. cheapchevrolet, com Are you tired of your money only earning 1/4%, 1/2%, 3/4%, or 1%!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUY GOLD OR SILVER Gold projected to go $5,000.00 an ounce bu 2015. Silver projects to ple in price bg 2013 Need help moving gour 401 it, IRA, or Nothllll Call the Gates Insurance team at (606)683-2104 @ @