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4 - April 6, 2017 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook Community drug forum offers much information, 10w turnout By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Only a handful of people turned out last Thursday evening for an important town hall meeting to dis- cuss the drug problem in Bath County at Bath Coun- ty High School. The two and a half hour meeting was sponsored by the Bath County Parent Education Committee and featured four panel discus- sions by local educators, Rogers said that about half of the participants in drug court go on to gradu- ate from the program, and they have lower rates of committing crimes against Bealert pointed Out his agency's rising use of the anti-overdose Narcan from 2013 to this year. Officer Sutherland noted that in 2015, there were 120 drug offenses committed in the county, compared with 335 in Rowan County, the spread of infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV among 18 to 29. year olds. Dr. Young said that a re- cent study by the Centers for Disease Control ranked the top 5 percent of conn- medicationties in the United States as the most vulnerable for the spread of infectious diseas- es through the sharing of needles for drug use. Bath County made it into that 5 percent (125th), alongwith Elliott County (56th), Me- mental health profession- and 137 in Fleming. als, local justice officials, Following a question, law enforcement, drug and Price said that drug-related alcohol treatment profes- DUI offenses are harder to 279 in Montgomery, 8 in nifee County (31st), and Menifee, 40 in Nicholas, Wolfe County (ls0. siena!s, UK medical re- searchers, and local com- munity representatives. The meeting was facili- tated by Dana Quisenber- ry, program manager for the Kentucky Drug Over- dose Prevention Program. Sam Castle, with the Pathways Drug Prevention Center, presented survey information from 2016 of Bath County 10th graders, prosecute, given that many drug that are abused are also prescription drugs. Judge Roberts noted that drug offenses are just the tip of the iceberg and that many thefts, assaults, and cold check cases are also drug-related. Judge Blair also talked about the difficulties of families trying to get loved ones help for drug addic- University of Kentucky pro- fessors Dr. Michelle Staten and Dr. April Young "It works; it is a safety net," Corby-Lee said. Nicole Gwishiri, County Extension Agent for Con- County Sheriff John "Tufty" Snedegar, Owingsville Po- sumer and Family Sci- lice Officers Justin Sutherland, Bud Lyons and K-9 ences; Chris Bailey, pas- Searcy, and EMS Director Gary Bealert. tor and president of the Bath County Ministerial Association; Bobby Ratliff, Gateway District Health Director; and Mike Ray, Associate Pastor at Liv- ing Water Church; all dis- cussed local programs and resources. Bailey was blunt and noted that the Ministerial Association "does nothing" She discussed another to address the local drug study that followed 503 problem and that not all people intravenous drug of the member minister users in the Hazard area would agree on a common and mapped out how Hepa- way to help others in need. tiffs C was spread through He also noted the low needle sharing and sex; turnout at the meeting over half of those in the but said that individual study contracted Hepatitis church's such as Ray's are C within two years, doing their best to help Dr. Staten cited another those with drug problems. study of 688 women in jail Ratliff asked if those in in southeastern Kentucky, attendance supported a lo. 98 percent of whom had ca! needle exchange pro- abused prescription drugs, gram, and a large majority 75 percent had used intra- raised their hands in sup- venous drugs, and 68 per- port. He said that needle ion The contents of unit numbers 5, 6, 13 and 35 at Hawk's Haven Rentals will be sold at private auction on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM to satisfy a lien on stored property. The occupant(s) has until that time to claim property and pay all fees owed. Boling Auction & Associates 8182 Morehead Road Flemingsburg, KY 41041 www.auctionzip.com Kevin: 606-748-2696 Woodie: 606-748-9714 Auctioneer ID # 20528 SATURDAY APRIL 8TH 5PM VEHICLES-ANTIQUES-FURNITURE-COLLECTIBLES- which showed that around tion by trying to have them cent had Hepatitis C. 80 percent have not us6d committed versus goingGreg Corby-Lee, with drugs,0r:: l .hot,, Su t. " the Kentucky Department Harvey Tackett rested ,, of blic Health, discussed School.,'Fan y 'Resource SutKert d ' arid Officer needle exchange p#ograms Center Director Cindy Lyons also talked about and said that Bath County's Kerns discussed the wide range of programs that the school district offers to help students make better decisions about drug use and to get them help in they have a drug problem. The next discussion in- cluded representatives of the legal system and law enforcement, including D trict Judges Willie Rob- erts and Don Blair, County Attorney Kim Price, Drug Court Supervisor Carmen Rogers, Bath County EMS Director Gary Bealert, Ow- ingsville Police Officers Justin Sutherland and Bud Lyons with K-9 Searcy, and Sheriff John 'q'uffy" Sne- degar. the difficulties of arresting "neighborhood drug traf- tickers" but encouraged residents to report sus- pected drug activity. Representatives from the Morehead Inspiration Cen- ter, Pathways, and Hillcrest Hall discussed their recov- ery programs available to those struggling with ad- diction. ' Dr. April iYoung and Dr. Michelle. Staton, both professors medical researchers Mth the Uni- versity of Kentucky, are conducting a two-year study in the Gateway re- gion, including Bath Coun- ty, to survey the effects of intravenous drug use and exchange was getting started in Rowan County as a part of a larger harm reduction program, , Ray noted that "hurting people hurt other people" vulnerability to infectious and that his church's re- diseases through drug use covery program gives is a regional problem af- people a safe place to come fecting surrounding states and learn than that they like Virginia, West Virgin- matter, regardless of what ia, Ohio, and Indiana. addiction they are battling. He noted that needle ex- "I don't have all the an- change programs do not swers, but I'm willing to do increase drug use and are my part," he said. He said four times more likely to that his group meets every encourage those who par- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 ticipate in them to get into p.m. at Martha's Kitchen in treatment. Owingsville. Currently 18 counties Moderator Quisenberry in the state have needle said at the close of the exchange programs, with meeting that everyone 7400 clients, and 1 million "should leave this meeting new syringes have been 'ready to go'" and tackle distributed so far. The pro- the drug problem. gram also includes drug abuse information and HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Public Notice Commonwealth of Kentucky Bath Co. Fiscal Court April 13, 2017 10:00 a.m. There will be a Second reading of an ordinance to impose a speed limit of 30 mph on Pine Grove Rd. Published in the Bath County News Outlook on 04.06.17 Join us an Easter cantata presented by the Community Choir 6 pm, Sunday, April 9 at the Owingsville Baptist Church 92 Coyle Street Refreshments and Fellowship follow HOUSEHOLD-NEW CRAFTING SUPPLIES-GLASS- WARE,ETC. 81B2MOREHEAD RD. FLEMiNGSBURG KY 410~41'r' Saturday April 8TH at 5PM Kevin Boling Auctioneer & Associates will be conducting An Auction at our Auction Facility Consisting of,V ehicles,Appliances,Antiques,Fumiture,Glass ware,Household Items,Collectibles,Tools,New Crafting Supplies,Crafting Materials,This is a very large assortment from a Crafting Store,Etc, 1991 Chevy 4X4 V6 Auto(Runs Good),Dodge Durango(Needs Work),1988 Ford Ext Cab 4X4(Solid Truck),This is Only a Partial List- ing!! More item descriptions to come!! Keep I tin sII F Watching For Updated L's' g .. or Photos go to www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID 20528 Something for everyone[[ For more Info Or To Consign Call Kevin @ 606 748 2696 NO BUYERS PREMIUMI! Payment Methods: Cash Or Good Check,MC Or Visa (3% Con- vlenence Charge On Credit Card Purchases) Not Responsible for accidents No Smoking Any announcements made day of sale take precedence over any and all advertising r PUBLIC AUCTION CAMP DIX AUTO SALES Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:30 AM Location: 10824 US 60 Olive Hill, KY 41164 Auction signs will be posted. After being in business for 10 years, Camp Dix Auto Sales is liquidating, dueto health reasons and will be offering their complete inventory as well as a commercial lot located at 470 E. Tom T. Hall Blvd, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Directions: Exit 161 off 164, turn R on HWY 60. Sale lot is immediately on the right. **NO BUYERS PREMIUM** GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! 67 guns (some highly collectible) to be auctioned as well as vehicles, 150-200 pcs. of Farm Equipment, ATVs, misc. and Real Estate consisting of a commercial type block type building approx. 30x50 in a high traffic location (currently used as a sales lot and formerly a restaurant). Misc. will sell at 9:30, real estate at 10:00, guns at 10:30, vehicles and farm machinery at 11:30. Check the website for pictures, as there are too many items to list and the inventory changes daily until April 8th. For more information contact: Justin Logan 606-202-3777 Cell * 606-796-0366 Home * 606-286-1723 Office Personal Property. Terms: Cash or good check for payment in full day of auction. Real Estate Terms: 10% of purchase price (nonrefundable) due day of sale, balance due with delivery of deed. Seller: Justin Logan View pictures at www.chuckmarshall.com & www.auctionzip.com # 1198 KY AUCT. ASSOC. Sale conducted by Chuck Marshall Auction & Real Estate Company 4565 Maysville Rd., Flemingsburg, KY 41041 Chuck Marshall, Broker/Auctioneer 606-782-0374 or 606-845-5010