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Shop LOCAL - Eat LOCAL Support LOCAL -a _- a w“ '1\‘\.'. WV,“ ' if“ 50 Cents Vol. 155 No.21 contestants tor 2021 J ESSELIN MILLER #7 The Bath County Middle School Site-Based Deci- sion-Making Council an- nounced on Tuesday eve- ning that they had selected Misty, Johnson as the next Middle School Principal for the School LOGGING 606-845-8718 ’l‘imber Management l Logging Fence Boards l Barn Siding Sawdust. l Firewood Pallets E Custom Sawing Buying All Grade: of Export Logs Including Walnut And Low Grade Logs as Well Specialized Logging ‘ Directional Falling Certified Master Loggers 674 Turner Road, Flemingsburg, KY 41041 ll hulk [luv M \u/zm' PEOPLES BA OF KENTUCKY (USPS 045260) 71 Miller m. ()wingsville. KY 4(x‘,m> 141.; ems—(574-9994 hip-w... h- , , ’; 5»erer Thursday, May 27, 2021 ‘ SpecialinSide By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath County Board of Education members had planned on announcing their pick for superinten- dent this past Monday evening during their regu— lar May meeting, but the meeting happened without such an announcement. Board members did meet in closed session for two hours to discuss a per- sonnel matter but took no action upon returning to open session at nearly 10 pm. and adjourning. Another board meeting has been scheduled for this Thursday evening at the Board Annex office at 6:30 pm. Current Supt. Harvey Tackett announced his re- tirement in January, effec- tive June 30, after 37 years in public education. Board members pro- Photo by Cecil Lawson Bath County Board of Education members held their regular May meeting this past Mon- day at the Bath County High School Auditorium. Shown above, from left, board attor- ney Shelly Williams; board members John Steele and Christy Shaw; Supt. Harvey Tackett; board chairperson Brenda Holder; board members Burnsey Stewart and Carla Bowling; and board secretary Karen Ratliff. ‘ ceeded with hiring Ken- tucky School Board As- sociation" consultant. Don , Martin to assist them with setting up" a screening committee for applicants. The district received a total of 21 applications for the position. Board members had hoped to be able to an- nounce their pick by the May regular meeting. Bailey, annarentlv llBIflVBII . . The screening commit- tee, which consisted of Burnsey Stewart, ‘board representative; Dr. Sean principal repre- sentative; Gaye Harmon and Reed Fields, teacher representatives; Brittany Combs, classified rep- resentative; and Ashton McKenzie, parent repre- sentative, recommended a slate of potential candi- dates for the superinten- dent’s position following four meetings from April through May 17. Board members are not bound to the screening committee’s recommenda— tions and were able to look at all applications. By Cecil lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath County Fiscal Court members held a special called meeting last Thursday morning to take action on a variety of mat- ters. Commissioner Millard Pettit was not present at the meeting. * Court members held another first reading of the county’s Fiscal Year budget, after Treasurer Julie Cline had to make some changes. * Following discussion fi'om insurance agent Rusty Hedrick, they also voted to allow McGregor & Associates to handle the county’s HRA administra- Year. Johnson has previously served as Assistant Prin- cipal at the Middle School and as interim Principal during this school year. She replaces Todd Neace in the position. Supt. Harvey Tackett I'M. . mum tron an serwces, and they also renewed the county’s Section 125 Cafeteria Plan for county workers. They approved a sec- ond reading of a budget amendment for the current year budget, to account for said, “Bath County Schools congratulates Ms. 'Misty Johnson and wishes her many years of success in her new leadership role as Principal of Bath County Middle School for school year. She has proven leadership capac— Solid Oak Maple and Cherry Bedrooms excess fees, and CARES recent reim ursemnts, Act funds received by the county. * After Treasurer Cline reviewed audit bids, court members agreed to accept the bid for the au- dit from the county’s cur- ity, professionalism, and team empowerment and definitely wants what is best for the children, staff, and BCMS school/ district community in moving for- ward.” w '- \L 1‘11 ill :3 1,1,. , -.- .,( 1.1 a ‘.1 .1 J" atnc an Associates, for $12,000. County Judge/Executive Bobby Regers noted this was a $2500 savings from Meeting cont. on pg. 14 Misty Johnson named BCMS Principal 8" 10499 02178 9 mm . 6.0 ._,,