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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper April 21, 2016 - 19 FACILITY TO SERVE AS HEADQUARTERS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM Photo by Cecil Lawson Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt, Sterling Health Solutions Finance Director Tina Hall, and Sterling Health Solutions CEO Harold Brown. gram to Bath County. Sterling Health Solutions, a Mt. Sterling-based non- profit community health center, will soon begin leasing a facility on 44 Wa- ter Street in Owingsville owned by Kentucky One Health and affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Mt. Sterling. It will retain the same staff as the current medical center as well as the older name of the building, Bath Family Health Services, ac- cording to Harold Brown, CEO of Sterling Health So- lutions. Current staff includes By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com An Owingsville medi- cal clinic will be changing hands soon, and with that change will also come a federally-funded drug ad- diction treatment pilot pro- ment at the clinic will be treated like patients in a = regular medical practice. "This is about treating the whole person," he said, and treatment will focus on physical, mental, emotional, a nutritionist. Wee will See and spiritual health compo- what are future needs are," nents. Brown said. Because the clinic is fed- "We are here to provide erally funded, Brown said, quality care to anyone, re- "There is no incentive to gardless of income," Brown see as many patients as pos- said. Wee don't turn anyone sine." He also noted that away." the Bath County-based pro- The facility is scheduled gram will be tailor to meet to change hands on May 15. local needs as well as work Bath Family Health Ser- with already-existing pro- vices is also slated to serve grams in the region. as headquarters for a pilot The program will also al- program for treatment of low Bath Family Health Ser- substance abuse addiction, vices to hire a psychiatrist, Brown said that Sterling psychiatric nurse, alcohol Health Solutions had re- and chemical dependency ceived a 8400,000 competi-counselor, a licensed clini- rive grant from the federal cal social worker, and a "pa- government to provide "ho. tient navigator' as part of listic treatment with inte- the treatment staff. grated servicing" to those Brown said that the pro- with drug abuse problems gram is the first of its kind using "medically-assisted in the state and that fund- therapy." ing for the program will be Wee are not erecting a available for two years. If Suboxone clinic," Brown the program meets its goals was quick to add, noting and objectives, funding will that those seeking treat- continue. ment or referred to treat- Health Solutions Nurse Practitioner Missy Adams, LPN Tracy Miles, and Medical Supervisor Dr. Richard Hall. Sterling Health Solutions, Inc. was formed in 2009 to apply for a new access point community health center to provide better access to health care for residents of Montgomery, Bath, and Menifee Counties. The project was funded as a federally qualified health center in 2012 and seeks to provide health care, regardless of income level, to all residents of this underserved region with high rates of chronic dis- ease and of poverty. Brown said that they are also in the process of re- cruiting a pediatrician or family practitioner to add to the practice in Owings- ville. He said they plan to add other medical profes- sionals in the future, in- cluding women's care and By: Governor Matt Bevin A new day is dawning in Kentucky. For the first time in many years, the winds of financial responsibility have begun to blow briskly through the marble halls of Frankfort. These welcome breezes are ushering in the promise of a fresh start for the commonwealth. This past Friday, the Gen- eral Assembly passed a bud- get that invests more in our ailing pension system than ever before in history. Sav- ing our underfunded retire- ment systems and paying down our debt were our top priorities this budget cycle. I am grateful for the biparti- san effort that has made this possible. I applaud Senate Presi- dent Stivers, House Speaker Stumbo and the members of the conference committee who worked until a compro- mise was achieved. While there were differences in our approaches, all sides ultimately came together to do what's best for the people Answer to this week's Bath County Historical Society question: Major Gen. Henry Tureman Al- len of Sharpsburg (1859- 1930). Allen also made a of Kentucky. Kentuckians have consis- tently told me that dean- ing up the state's finances is their No. 1 priority. They elected me on a promise to stop wasteful spending in Frankfort and, ultimately, to operate state government within its means. With that in mind, I pre- sented a bold budget, driven by the fact that the common- wealth has been left with more than $35 billion in un- funded pension liabilities. Simply put, this is money we owe to our retired teachers and state employees, but do not have. Because Kentuckians un- derstandably do not want tax increases, our bud- get proposal modestly cut spending and allocated Ken- tucky's hard-earned taxpay- er dollars more prudently than in years past. It en- sured sufficient funding for needed state services and our front-line workers, and invested in areas that will lead to more jobs and better access to quality health care name for himself as an early explorer of Alaska, commander of the 90th Infantry Division during World War I, chair of the American Committee for for all Kentuckians. I am pleased that the Gen- eral Assembly heard the message from the voters of Kentucky who are fed up with mortgaging their chil- dren's future by borrowing billions of dollars in new debt. The budget that was delivered to my desk rep- resents an unprecedented commitment to state pen- sion systems while protect- ing and enhancing critical programs. It includes for the first time in Kentucky history a permanent pen- sion fund for the dedicated purpose of paying down our pension obligations. This budget puts critically needed funds toward elimi- nating the rape kit backlog. Additionally,. it increases funding for the fight against heroin and substance abuse. We are investing in our workers like never before and creating new opportu- nities for high-paying jobs. Our $100 million Workforce Development grant pro- gram is designed to foster innovative turnkey training Relief of German Chil- dren after the war, and as the executive officer and vice-president of the American Olympic Com- mittee during the 1924 projects that result in more and better jobs for Kentuck- ians. Furthermore, we are in- creasing academic account- ability in our public univer- sities so that students have the best chance for employ- ment when they graduate. The budget also provides greater accountability by al- locating a portion of higher education funding based on performance measures. Kentucky taxpayers will have more confidence that the billions of dollars spent on higher education will be tied to results. It's likely going to be many years before we fully fund our pension obliga- tions. But, thanks to the hard work of many who ne- gotiated this budget, we are taking the first steps on the path toward getting our fi- nancial house in order. This financial house cleaning is what the path to prosperity requires of us. This is what the outside credit rating agencies are demanding of us. They want Summer Olympics. He is bm:ied at Arlington National Cemetery. to see evidence that we are actually taking this problem seriously. Most importantly, the fi- nal version of this budget will help us build a brighter future for the next gen- eration, instead of sticking them with more debt. I will be carefully reviewing the fi- nal details over the next sev- eral days. There is a spirit of renewed optimism welling up in the commonwealth. I see it building momentum with each passing day. This is our fresh start. We are Kentucky. Please SHARE this op-ed on Facebook or Twitter and FORWARD to your email list. This is an exciting time for the Commonwealth. I am eager to see what we can accomplish together as we move forward. The Family of Barry K. Roberts would like to thank you for the cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy shown following his passing. Your love; prayers and support during this difficult time is very much appreciated and has been a great comfort to all the family. BATH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL "S.B.D.M. Parent Election" We have had a remarkable year at Bath County High School and we hope to make next year even better. It is that time of year again to elect two parents to our S.B.D.M. Council. Nominations can be submitted in writing daily in the main office at the high school beginning 'Ihursday, April 21st until Monday, May 2nd, 2016. The election will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd in the cafeteria. Nominations can be made at the BCHS Front Office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily until May 2nd. Parents may nominate themselves or another parent. All parent nominations must be submitted to the principal of the high school on an official SBDM Parent Nomination Form. Only those names that are submi~ed to the principal will be placed on an official ballot and nominations will not be accepted from the floor on the night of voting. The election of parent members to the council shall be by a majority of the qualifying parents who are present at the meeting on May 3rd. Nominees for parent SBDM council members shall be a parent, stepparent, foster parent, or legal guardian of a student who will be enrolled in Bath County High School in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. A parent SBDM council member armot be a relative of any member of the local school board and cannot be a relative of a school employee of Bath County High School or the Bath County Central Office. For purposes of the election, a relative shall mean father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, sun-in-law, or daughter-in-law. A parent council member cannot be an employee of Bath County High School or the Central Office. Parents must sign in prior to voting at the May 3rd meeting for Parent SBDM Council Member Election. During sigu-in, veri- fication will be made to ensure that all those who will be voting are eligible to vote (their child will be a student at BCHS for the 2016-2017 school year). DATE: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm LOCATION: Bath County High School Cafeteria Cut along the dotted line and return the completed bottom portion to the principal. S.B.D.M. PARENT NOMINATION FORM I would like to nominate to serve a one-year term as a parent representative on the Bath County High School S.B.D.M. Council for the 2016-2017 school year (from July 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017). For Office Use ONLY! Nominated by: Received On: Accepted Nomination: All nominations must be submitted to the principal by Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 4:00 pm Published in the Bath County News-Outlook 04.20.16 II I I Tell Us How Spedal You ther The KyNewsGro~; is offe~g our readers the chance to honor their mothers with a short essay telling everyone special she is. Our Mother's Da~ runs through our May 3rd, 4th & 5th editions when the winnin essay will be printed in full - complete with photos in our publications. Deadline for essay entries is: Friday, April 29th. Send your essay - name and PO Box 577, Owingsville; 40361 or e-mail to conche : kynewsgroup.com Let the entire region share in the love and respect you have for your morn by entering today! * 4