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2 April 21, 2016 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook The opinion page does not reflect the views of the KyNewsGroup. Heaven Is A Lot Like By Charles Mattox The weather finally turned nice and Saturday, April 16, was beautiful weather for the Fleming County Little League Day Parade through downtown Flemingsburg. As I stood on the stoop of the Justice Center and took a few photographs of the parade as the vari- ous groups of youngsters passed by, I couldn't help but refect on days gone by and such events from years, well heck, and de- cades ago. A lot has changed since then, but the fundamentals of the game are still intact. Baseball diamonds are centrally located in Flem- ing County at the Recre- ation Park off Taylor Mill Road, on the northwestern outskirts of Flemingsburg. Back in the day the Flemingsburg Little League Ball Field was lo- cated behind Simons Mid- dle School, with the senior division ball field located at the Frank L. Newman Me- morial Park in downtown Flemingsburg. The communities of Hill- sboro and Ewing had com- munity ball fields when I was playing. I do still remember watching other baseball games in my youth, at the old Flemingsburg Ball Field located near down- town Flemingsburg, where Elizaville Avenue begins at South Main Cross Street, and where Save-A-Lot is located. The old Graded High School also used to be situated there, but it faded as my memory has faded WILSON A from when I was very young. I remember in the days before the Frank L New- man Park was construct- ed, but after the ball field behind the Graded High School was gone, some senior division and high school games were played at the lonely ball field at Indian Fields, the diamond was locate almost exactly where the baseball dia- mond is currently situated at Fleming County High School, but back in the day, there was no buildings or parking lots anywhere near there. It was just a big hay field with a mud road down the middle that led to the humble field; one bench on the left side, one on the right. The backstop was dilapi- dated. Patrons brought lawn chairs and I remember chicken being grilled and coolers being passed around. There was no conces- sion stand. There was a great con- cession stand, however, located at the little league diamond behind Simons Middle School; the older one, made of wood, was located directly behind home plate. A newer one as I recollect was situated beyond the 3rd base dug- out. Ewing and Hillsboro also had concession stand and both diamonds were located behind the schools in those communities. I have lots of memories of those places. My son Cassidy turned eight-months-old Monday, April 18 and I believe he is going to be a climber. He loves climbing along the sectional and trying to grab hold of the array of book shelves that line one entire wall of our liv- ing room. I have hundreds and hundreds of books on those shelves but I admit I have a bit of clutter there also, such as my old G.I. Joe action figure (it's not a doll, I know this because it has the king-fu grip) lots of old bottles, a few ran- dom Indian artifacts and, of course my old, Wilson A 2000 baseball glove. The 2000 designation came out a lot earlier than the 2000 and I'm not sure what the numeral nomenclature designated represented but I remember getting it for my birthday when I was, I believe, ll-years-old (1974). Dad bought it for me at Solter's Western Auto Store in downtown Flem- ingsburg, for my birth- day that year. I must have been exceptionally good that year. The next year I got... I still can't believe it... An aluminum baseball bat! I guess I was worth my weight in the tobacco patch that year too. I lost the bat somewhere down the line, probably loaned it to someone. I still have my Wilson A 2000 ball glove, though. It has a lot of wear and tear on it. It scooped upmany a "hot grounder" back in the day. How many hours did I spend with that glove? How many hours playing and practicing the game? I look at that glove some- times and wish it could talk to me and tell me stories about my dad and Dick Ishmael and Tubby Em- mons and Harold Jamison and Kurt "The Meat Man" Lamarish and Mike Fille and.., so many others, whose actions and words helped shape my youth... my life. My memories fade just like the lettering on that old leather glove. And though it somewhat saddens me I have re- cently found myself look- hag at that glove and my son Cassidy... and smiling because my heart is filled with other, stronger emo- tions. A new bag of whiffle balls and a new whiffle bat are waiting in my hall closet for when Cassidy is ready. And that old Wilson A 2000 baseball glove.., is waiting too. By Cecil Lawson Every so often a develop hag story comes along that winds up consuming most of my writing time each week, stories that are often convoluted, or scattered, sion with the Nicholas County Fiscal Court as they struggled with their funds, in the end having to dip into their "rainy day fund" to achieve a balanced budget. There have been other long, meandering school board meetings in Bath and Menifee County over the past several years, where the hidden politi- cal agendas often became revealed in heated, heat- of-the-moment comments. I've seen law enforcement or have a lot of pieces of called in to these meetings, the puzzle, or just plain not to "keep order," but to don't make any sense to me. ..... These sorts, of stories require an extra level of concentration on my part and sometimes the aid of my handy-dandy digital au- dio recorder. The level of detail becomes something akin to a lengthy long-form essay the likes of which you'd find in an issue of the New Yorker or the London Review of Books. I once attended a six hour long board of educa- tion meeting in Menifee County, most of which was wholly unnecessary, ex- cept to the political goals of those involved, whatever they might have been. I have also sat through an eight hour budget ses- intimidate. I've been doing this for five years now, and I've learned a lot about my community and surround- ing communities. There are a lot of things they hold in common that they may not realize - county bound- aries are a lot more porous than you might imagine. Families stretch across these boundaries, as do po- litical alliances and money. As things have mostly settled down in my job for a while, it is now time for the cycle of politics to start all over again. I can tell this when I have to devote more and more time to "getting the details right" of every story I type. I make mistakes in the IME TO PUT IT ON THE SHELF course of reporting, some- times small things that can only be seen long after the fact, but I pride myself on being thorough and objec- tive. In most local matters I have no dog in the fight, and that is by choice. It keeps my life simple, fo- cused, and honest. If I have no agenda before get- ring the story, then I owe no one, and no one owes me. Some of the biggest an- noyances on the job for me are people's short and sometimes convenient memories, the fact that almost no public agency interacts with any other on an even occasional basis, and the small armies of cit- izens who otherwise take no interest in public af- fairs who show up at public meetings feeling righteous and armed with informa- tion gleaned from hearsay and Topix. I spend a great deal of time killing or confirming hearsay, rumors, and spec- ulation in the course of the day, and sometimes I can never get a straight answer from anyone. But that's okay- I'm patient, and my mind and ears and eyes are still sharp. I like to usean anal- ogy from hunting. Forest animals are much smarter GOVERNMENT FORECLOSURE SALE TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016 AT 2:00 P.M. 330 HARRISBURG AVE., OWINGSVILLE, KY 40360/BATH COUNTY HOUSE AND LOT This is a three bedroom home on city water and city sewer. It consists of a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and one bath. This property is considered suitable for the Rural Development, Housing Program. This would be an excellent buy for an inveslor interested in rental property r ft o fo..ecale after repairs. An Open House will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pro. The minimum acceptable bid for this property is $51,395.00 Payment of the current Year's property taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser. Clear title to this property is not warranted. The U.S. Marshal's Deed is not a general warranty deed. Buyers are advised to have the property's title examined. Wr~en notification regarding encumbrances on the property must be made to the Rowan County Rural Deve,opment Office within 30 days. ki-** **'k'k"k'ki'-k'k'k*'k'k**'k*'k'k* Yt.it *** **** * ***** **************************** LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at 330 Harrisburg Ave., Owingsville, Kentucky, in order to raise the principal sum el $42,883.44, with accrued interest of $3,559.92 through April 1,2014, with a total subsidy granted in the amount of $9,899.96, escrow in the amount of $25.00, late charges in the amount of $156.1 O, and with fees assessed of $26,362.03 for a total unpaid balance due of $82,886.45. Interest is accruing on the unpaid principal balance al the rate of $11.3259 per day alter April 1, 2014, until the date of entry olthe Judgment, plus interest on the Judgment amount (principal plus the shared apprecialion recapture plus interest to the date of entry of this Judgment) at the legal rate of interest of 0.21% computed daily and compounded annually, until paid in full and for the costs of this action, pursuant to Judgment and Order of Sale, being Civil Action No. 5:14-cv-00245-JMH on the Lexington Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, entered on February 12, 2015, in the case of United States of America vs. Donna Conway Lawil!, et al, the following described property will be sold to the highest and best bidder: A house and lot located al 330 Harrisburg Ave., Owingsville, KY 40360. Being the same property conveyed to Donna Lawill, single, by deed dated June 12, 2003, and of ,eoord in Deed Book 203, page 247, Bath County Court Clerk's office. TERMS OF SALE: Ten percen: (10%) of the bid price (in the form of a Cashier's Check made payable to the U.S. Marshal) on the day of sale witbgood and sulfic ent bend for "e baiance, bearing interest at the rate of 0.21% per annum until paid, due and payable in sixty (60) days and than we give them credit for, and they vary their daily search for food, but over time, if you sit still long enough and observe, you can figure out most of their paths. I, too, observe regulari- ties and patterns in peo- ple's behavior, and as I get to know even more people in the county, I can some- times discern which way the winds of politics blow. I would like to think that one day, like the Jedi Knights in Star Wars, I too can learn to "feel a distur- bance in the Force." But sometimes, it all gets tiresome, and I have to just :-take my reporter's note- i b0ok, andmy camera, and just put them on the shelf and walk away and collect my head. As my mother and girlfriend can tell you, I regularly talk about work way too much. Springtime is under way, the trees are beginning to green up, and the forests and fields are coming alive. I need to get some miles on my feet, some mud on my boots, some fresh air in my lungs. I need tobe remind- ed that I'm a living being, not an observing/record- ing machine. If I had more hair, I'd let it hang down. The truth is, there's more to life than politics and news. The best stories out there are often not writ- ten about and shared but are experienced in pe{son, away from the stale air of meetings rooms, under the sun, far from the vale of hu- man woes. Seeing the big picture around you does not give you any special perspec- tive, and when the time as I find myself needing to do these days, it is best to do so with gusto. Off I go. ... corruption Never has been compul- sory, when the cities lie at the monster's feet them am left the mountains. And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant, insuffer- able master Them is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught - they say -God, when he walked on earth. - Robinson Jeffers, "Shine, Perishing Repub- When an apple a day isn't enough, Matching you to the right physician at the right time is our specialty. SKID STEER AemL 23 TO01 10:00 AM I LOCATION: 1266 PINE,GROVE liD, OLYMPIA KY (Bath Co) ] Directions: From 1-64 Exit 121 take Hwy. ]6 South 9. I miles,. .turn right on Pine Grove Rd, proceed 1.3 miles to the auction rote. We have been commissioned by the administratrices of the Ralph and Dorothy Davis Estates to sell for the high dollar the following items: 2006 John Deere #4320 tractor w/loader, 4x4, $08 hours; pallet fork and grapple bucket for a John Deere; 2009 John Deere #$20 Skid Steer w/ attachments, steel track over tires, 210 hours; JD :] pL S' mtotiller, RCR rotary mower;, Land Pride 7' ro- tary mower;, 6' landscape rake; 8'xl6' utility trailer; 5'x8' cargo txalle~, Max WM 8H 3 pt. wood chipper (used once); BCS garden tiller w/box; Mantis tiller;, Husqvarna riding mower (O-turn); Huskee Hydrau- llc log spHtter, small utility trailer;, 7' Land Pride grader blade; Toro and MTD lawn mowers; Kobalt air compressor; truck tool box (full size); ] pt. hitch carry all; TOOLS: Dew~U Laser Level w/tripod (new), planer w/stand, drills, drivers, impact wrench, saws; angle driver, biscuit cutter, 17" drill press, scroll saw; Ridgid miter saw w/stand; reuters; muter ta- bles; Jet table sander; Lasko fan (large); Powermatic standing sander;, Performa 2-24 plus sander;, LED standing light; Tormek grinder, Ridgid band saw; Angle drill driv- er, Bosch concrete drill; F~estorm hammer drill; Bostitch staple gun; Ryobi leaf blower, Stihl 18" chain saw;, Stihl weed eater;, Stihl hedge trimmer; shop vac's; dust collec- tors on most of the table saws, planers & sanders. Ridgid edge planer, Porter cable .50 compressor;, Kero- sene heater;, 5100 btu ac unit; B&D jig saw; Dremei tools; Hole saw kits; sanders; circular saws; battery charger;, mini router, Rockwell saw; Paslode framing and finish hall gum; paint sprayer, Kreg jig kit; cabinets full of drill bits, wrenches, sockets, Allen wrenches, screw drivers and small hand tools; large tool cabinet; several ladders; large selection of bar and c-clamps; shop light; saw horses; nails; screws; wheel barrow', many wood working electri- cal tools and supplies. MUCH, MUCH MORE! Items too numerous to mention! Also a large set of DJ Equipment, speakers, etc. TERMS: Cash or Approved Check Day of Sale. NO BUYERS PREMIUM! Announcements Day Of Sale Take Precedence Over Printed, Verbal or Electronic Advertising. - ,t'llcr - Juanita Raney and Karcn Jones Administratrices said bend having the effect of a Judgment. Upon a default by the Purchaser, the deposit shall be forfeited and retained by the U.S. Marshal as part of the proceeds of the sale, ant, 'he property shall again be offered for sale subject to confirmation by the Court. I Th}s sale shall be in bar and foreclosui'P, of all right, title, interest, estate claim, demand or equity of redemption of the defendant(s) and o[ all I ,'~'Sl#l,~r,,, f9,1,.,~,~,~,~,~,~,~,~I"~- ~=~~im`~`'~r~h'u`~r~ra`a`s"emr~i`~he~urha`e~r`~`s~qt`~'~'w-~"s~"~a~pra`s~`~.~"~urhasel [ 859-498-4317 {)rice is nol equal to lwo-thirds of the appraised value, the Deed shall contain a lien in [aver of the defendant(s) reflecting the right of theI :j defendant(s) to redeem during the ~riod tJt;ovided by law (KRS 426.530). Under law the purchaser is deemed to be on notice of all matters I I[ AIJ~ONIff,,IE,~" Edwin O. Bmrde, n, Allen "BudC" l're~lltt, lqldtey Staten I, ing the properly of record in tl~e local C~nt~ Clerk's Office. I II Clerk= =",,,,a C~ ]Inquiries should be directed Io: EIw0ed H~we, Acting Area Director [ |[ NOTE: All items are in like new condition, used very little. The best selection of equipment and I. Rural Deve~pment Area O$ce [ II tools that we have sold! Something for every shop! INSPECTION: Friday, April 22, 12-6 pm or |[ morning of the auction. Refreshments Served. Call selling agency for more info and visit l Morehead, K~,ocky , Ii or www.auctionzin,,gm to see ~nore pictures! i ,, Telephone: 60~784-6447 I