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II i , i / , i,,i 1 , r, ............... , l " 1 ,r, I WE HAVE 30,,00000 READERS! ]l Check Out Our Graduation Special Inside! 129th Year--Edition 23 A member of KyNewsGroup Bath Cou (USPS 045260) 5O EACH **-MIXED ADC 450 44P_ _ /.COb## N WA 98584-2263 / 3 P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Ph.. ,,,,,,-o 94 June 05, 2014 . i Sharpsburg City Council begins close-out of community center project "A NEW ADVENTURE" FOR THE CITY, GADD PLANNER SAYS Photo by Cecil Lawson photo by Cecil Lawson Gateway Area Development District (GADD) Community Planner Teresa Shields, also a resident of Sharpsburg, went over a project close-out report with Sharpsburg City Council members Monday evening during their regular June meeting. Shields said that this would be her last official meeting with council members and Mayor Dorothy Clemens on the Sharpsburg Community Center project. She has assisted with the project for the past eight years. In the foreground are Sharpsburg City Council members David Jones, Thelma June Gul- ley, and Pat Richardson. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Sharpsburg City Coun- cil members said their good-byes on Monday evening to a Gateway Area Development District of- ficial who has assisted at each step of the way dur- ing the Sharpsburg Com- munity Center project. Teresa Shields, a Sharpsburg resident and community planner with GADD who works along- side local government officials on development projects in the region as assists with the mounds of paperwork and regula- tions that come attached to state and federal loans and grants, was on hand during Monday's regular meeting to give a close-out report on the community center project. Sharpsburg Mayor Dor- othy Clemons has worked closely with Shields for the past eight years in planning for the commu- nity center, securing, fund- ing sources, and seeing the project to its comple- tion this past January. The $1.55 million proj- ect was fraught with prob- lems throughout 2012 due to overly high bids from contractors.. Funding sources included the U. S. Department of Agricul- ture Rural Development Loan, a Community Block Development grant, an Ap- palachian Regional Com- mission grant, and private loans. Construction was quickly completed by R J Construction from Vance- burg during 2013, and an official dedication was held this past April. Shields presented coun- cil members with a prog- ress completion report, which included a list of all expenses related to the project. Council members also discussed the numerous bank accounts associ- ated with the project, and Shields told them which   .... ....... accounts could be closed t out and which had to re- (] -':. main open until an fiudit was completed in the fall. Shields said that the city would receive another $2500 from CDBG once the progress completion .... r report was approved and = Memo, that a remaining $15,000 in a construction escrow BI i. i.!i A! account would have ap- plied toward the balance :6 of the $50,000 private loan. Council members voted to approve the project " .., completion report, an oc- cupancy agreement with the Bath County Memorial Library, and a resolution with the tourism agency egtar! .... : .... TOUR SEKY to receive up to $25,000 in grant funds for beautification around the community center, in- cluding a sign mad a pavil- ion. Sharpsburg cont. on pg. lO . : .... Bath Sheriff assists in felony firearms sting CourteSy of Montgomery Co, Regional Jail Steven Baber By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Bath County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery Coun- ty Sheriff's Office, and Pro- bation and Parole conduct- ed a joint investigation into a convicted felon allegedly in possession of firearms. On Wednesday, May 28, law enforcement officers from each of these agencies set up an operation to pur- chase firearms from Steven Baber, 34, residing on Fral- ey Road in Salt Hck. Baber had previously been convicted of a felony, prohibited him from pos- sessing any firearms. During the course of the investigation, it was discov- ered that Baber was also allegedly trafficking in mari- juan& Baber was arrested and charged with four counts of a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; trafficking in marijuana, greater than 8 ounces; as well an outstand- ing warrant in connection with a 2004 charge of crimi- nal possession of forged Courtesy of Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Office Bath Co. Sheriff Tufty Sne- degar places Steven Ba- ber into a Montgomery Co. Sheriffs patrol car. instrument in Rowan County. Baber was first lodged in Montgomery County Region- al Jail and then transferred to Rowan County Detention Center on Friday, where he was released on three surety bonds for $15,000, $10,000, and $15,000. Surety bonds are set by PreTrial Services and are signed by a third party who puts up property for the bond amounts. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Bath District Court on Tuesday, June 3. All individuals are consid- ered innocent until proven guilty or pleading guilty in a court of law. NewHope Clinic still operates despite health care reforms SET TO PROVIDE CARE FOR THOSE WITH HIGH DEDUCHBLES, CATASTROPHIC CARE COVERAGE By Cecil Lawson : ....... _oJfNewsGroup cecil@ewsgroup.com care reform the United States opened access to at- health insurance for tens of mil- ' uninsured &e,Vatien']llbj- and Affordabr' C&re (popuhrl L flown ;'hdividual went into effect October 2013, people unable to afford insurance were giv- the opportunity, wheth- through expanded Med- guidelines, through assistance, or more competitive markets, to their own health Kentucky's rollout of ky- nect, the state's health in- sce market, has been hailed as a model of suc- cess across the country. Out of an estimated 640,000 uninsured Ken- tucldans, over 400,000 had enrolled in either expanded Medicaid or private insur- ance   2014, with over ,0 qualifying for Medi6wdd Efi;ierage. This fli'a/natic change in the availability of health care has had effects on one local charitable medical or- ganization. The staff and volunteers at NewHope Clinic in Ow- ingsville have been provid- ing free medical care to the people of Bath, Rowan, Morgan, Menifee, Mont- New Hope Clinic cont. on pg. lO The NewHope 'Clinic in Owingsville received an award in April recognizing the staffs contribution to health care savings across the state. The Kentucky Prescrlp- tion Assistance Program (KPAP) gave their Gold Award to the staff of the local free care clinic for their efforts in saving over $I million in proscription drug costs for patients since the program's creation in 2008. Shown above are Linda Carpenter, RN; Blll Grimes, APRN; and Linda Goodpaster, RN. Despite the loss of many of its patients due to the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, the NewHope Clinic remains open to serve the health care needs of those who are struggling financially. ! J Greasy reflects on the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl hl, native of Idaho, now 27, was captured around June 30, 2009, .in Paktika Prov- ince in southern Afghani- start and held by an insur- gent group, the Haqqani network, affiliated with the Taliban. Videos of him be- gan to surface five months after his capture. Following months of ongoing secret negotia- tions this year between the United States and the Tali- By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup ceq/d@kynewsgroup.com The only American pris- oner of war in the Afghani- stan conflict is on his way home, and a local activist for the soldiers who are prisoners of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) ex- pressed satisfaction and relief at his return. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergda- Y Are you tired of your money only earning 1/4%, 1/2%, 3/4%, or 1%!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUY GOLD OR SILVER Gold projected to jo S5,000.00 an ounce btj 2015. Silver projects to triple in pdce btj 2013 Heed help movinj your 44) I k, IRA, or Roth!!!! Call the Gates Insurance team at ban through the mediation of the Afghani'stan gov- ernment and the Middle Eastern country of Qatar, Bergdahrs captors agreed to release him in exchange for five high level Taliban militants who had been held at Guantanamo Bay military prison since 2002. Bergdahl was released to the American military in a prisoner exchange in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, May 31. He was taken for medical treat- ment at Bagram air base in Afghanistan and later transferred to Landstuhl military hospital in Germa- ny. He expected to return to the United State soon and being given further medical care at Brooke Army Medical Center in POW cont. on pg. 10 DOYLE I I sin" 1962 i Rtlle Road, Flemingsburg, KY I 0000:unday , 606-845-8601" 61,h3.Olrn- ' 606-845-0526 (606)683-2104 Congratulations NOW AVAILABLE OUR NEW MOBILE APPI ht_ :ttwwtcbanme.com/