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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper April 21, 2016 - 11 I Photos courtesy of KYTC District 9 Tonya Ashby spoke last Monday at the Kentucky Trans- portation Cabinet District 9 office in Flemingsburg in remembrance of her late brother, Kendale Ashby, who was killed in a work zone accident in 2014 near Mid- way. Last week was National Work Zone Safety Week in Kentucky and across the United States, high- lighting the importance of awareness and safety in work zones along our highways and roads. The Kentucky Trans- portation Cabinet District 9 office in Flemingsburg hosted a ceremony on Monday that included a remembrance of a Bath County man killed a 2014 work zone accident in Jes- samine County. Kendale Ashby died at Georgetown Community Hospital on Jan. 20, 2014 after being struck by a car shortly after exiting his own work vehicle near Midway. He was 36 years old and had a wife and four daughters. He was employed by the George B. Stone Company of Sharpsburg, which was performing repair work to a guardrail. His sister, Tonya Ashby, spoke during the ceremo- ny. "He was a great broth- er, and he was a loving fa- ther to his girls," she said. "It's not been easy losing Kendale Ashby him, and we struggle ev- ery day. We seem to sur- vive day by day, by calling each other, and laughing, and talking about him." She thanked Transpor- tation Cabinet employees for their day-to-day hard work. "I will keep you all in my prayers, that you all return to your families," she said. Tonya said that she wears a safety orange bracelet in memory of her brother that reads, "National Work Zone Me- modal - Respect and Re- member." Kendale Ashby's name was recently added to the National Work Zone Memorial, a traveling ex- hibit that aims raise pub- lic awareness of the need to respect and stay safe in America's roadway work zones. 93 Kentucky Transpor- tation Cabinet employees have been killed in work- related accidents dur- ing the fifty years of the existence of the agency, according to Allen Blair, information officer for the Transportation Cabinet District 9 office in Flem- ingsburg. Their names are en- graved on plaques that will hang in all Transportation Cabinet offices around the state. "We don't want to take this plaque down and add another name," Blair said. Other speakers include Bart Bryant, District 9 Chief Engineer, and Charles Glover, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, and they also emphasized the impor- tance of work zone safety. Those in attendance at the ceremony also observed a moment of silence for those lost in work zone accidents. Work zone crashes have been on the rise in Ken- tucky since 2012, reach- ing 819 in 2015. These re- sulted in 194 injuries and 7 total fatalities last year. According to the Fed- eral Highway Adminis- tration, one person dies every 13 hours and one person is injured every 13 minutes in work zones in the United States. Four out of five victims in work zone crashes are motor- ists, not highway workers. Motorists can keep work zones safe by obey- ing posted speed limits, avoiding distracted driv- ing, and paying attention to changing conditions within the work zone. ! ! Raceland stopped Bath County's bid to capture a 16th Region All "A" Classic softball championship, de- fearing the Lady Cats 10-6 in the 2016 title game on Friday. The Lady Rams captured their third straight 16th Re- gion All "A" Classic cham- pionship. With the win, Raceland improved to 12-4. Bath County dropped to 12-6 with the loss. Raceland pitcher Rylee Austin claimed the win. Another Raceland pitcher, Savannah Mackie, earned the save. Bath County pitcher McKenna Moore suffered ..... ,the lo~s.~ :~~ : At theplate for Raceland, Madison Johnson and Emi- ly Johnson each legged out a triple and Austin drilled a double. The Lady Rams used a four-run fourth inning to separate themselves from the Lady Cats. Raceland scored 10 runs via nine hits. The Lady Rams overcame a pair of errors en route to the vic- tory. Struggling defensively, Bath County committed six errors. The Lady Cats scored six runs via nine hits. Moore, Keely Crouch, Haley McFarland, Alex- andria Faudere, Shelby McFarland and Faudere collected one RBI apiece for the Bath County soft- ball team in the setback. Leading Bath County on the bases, Jesselin Miller scored two of the Lady Cats six runs. Bath County and Race- land arefft scheduled to meet again this season. The Lady Cats entered the week with regu. lar-seas0n games remmmng versus Powell County, Elliott County, Fleming County, Mason County, East Cart- er, Menifee County, West Carter, Wolfe County, Frankfort, Morgan County, Bracken County, Walton- Walker and Madison Hen- Verona, Nicholas County, derson each had one hit for Fairview,;Le6' Cofinty 'and~ the Lady Cats in the loss. St.:Patrick, ' We want you as part of our readership family. Take advantage of our yearly offer for a low price of $12.50! $12.50 With subscribing to The Bath County News-Outlook you get: • Local Hometown News • Sports • School News • Court News • Contests/Giveaways • Obituaries • Business Directory * Classifieds • Church News • Columns • Features • Money Saving Coupons Enclose $12.50 along with the subscription form below by April 30th, 2016. p I I I I I I I I I I I I I Name m=I I Address I City State Ill I I I I I I I I I I I I I1 Ill ill The weekend yield- ed a win for the Bath County Wildcats. It didn't take Bath County long to shake off a 61st District loss to Fleming County. Back on the field one day after dropping a three-run game to fa- miliar 61st District foe Fleming County, Bath County pulled away to beat host St. Patrick 17-2 on Saturday. Longtime rivals, Bath CounW and St. Patrick met for the first time in I the 2016 season. Bath County, under the direction of first- year head coach Pat- rick Armitage got go- ing at the plate early in the non-district game against the 10th Re- gion squad and gradu- ally pulled away to win convincingly. Every hitter in the Bath County batting order contributed to the victory. On the mound, Bath County fl'eshman pitcher Lane Rogers I earned the win. Rogers pitched well through- out the mid-season high school baseball matchup. With the win, Bath County improved to 13-7. St. Patrick slipped to 1-5 with the loss. The Wildcats won for the second time in three outings. Bath County is scheduled to host St. Patrick for a late-reg- ular-season gamin" on ::May14- Ford 3910 Field Ready - $4,500 Sperry New Holland 855 Auto Wrap Hay Roller - $3,000 20 ft. Bush Hog Model 2620 Heavy Duty - $5,000 Crop Max Rear Farm Ro 1 Long-Long Bar Same as Firestone - Field & Road 7-16 • $70.00 8-16 • $86.00 11.2-24 • $195.00 12.4-24, $223.00 14.9-24 • $275.00 11.2-28 • $225.00 12.4-28 , $258.00 13.6-28 • $278.00 14.9-28 , $310.00 16.9-30 * $373.00 18.4-30 • 10 ply • $450.00 18.4-34 • 10 ply • $488.00 18.4-34 • 8, $481.00 15.5-38 • $379.00 18.4-38 • 10 ply • $550.00 18.4-38 • 8 • $643.00 20.8-38 • 10 ply • $800.00 1121 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Sterling, KY 40353 4;