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& inf (USPS 045260) 50 Cents Bath County Vol. 155 No. photos by Cecil Lawson Vick: L, Romero Shop LOCAL - Eat LOCAL Support LOCAL PEOPLES BA OF KENTUCKY l h.: (506 674-9991 Chynah Thompson was crowned at Miss Bath County on Saturday evening at the Bath County High School Auditorium at the flnish this year's Mist Bath County Pag- cant. . :mnwfuaeuvw- - 2 All. w Taylor Thompson was named 2nd Runner-Up; Jesselin Miller, Isl Runner-Up; and Jenna Copher, 3rd Runner-Up. More photos on page 9. photo by Cecil Lawson 71 Miller l)l () ingsville. KY 40360 i? -, . -7 '4; madman Bringing you. Bath County s News Since 1884 The BCHS Ladycals Softball Team shared their ioy on Saturday afternoon and ioined the May Day Parade following their l H win over East Carter earlier that morning in the lsl round of the 16th Region Tournament. The Lady Cats celebrated their first 61st District Championship last week. They fell in the 2nd round of the l th Region Tournament lo Ashland Paul Blazer on Tuesday, 8-1, but go out in the season with a record, the most wins of any season, under Coach Kenny Williams. State allocates $1.1 million to Both count! lllilllllo School renovation By Cecil Lawson . KyNewsGroup, cecil@kynew$group.com The Bath County School District is slated to receive an offer of assistance of $7,146,482 in funds from the state s School Facili- ties Construction Com- mission for renovations at Bath County Middle School. Last Tuesday Gov. Andy Beshear announced $127 million is headed to local school districts to fund construction and reno- vation projects as part of his Better Kentucky Plan, a $1.3 billion plan for schOols, expanding inter- By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath County s newest business opened its gates early Monday morning and is ready to provide for your batch asphalt needs. Freedom Asphalt LLC is located at 3053 East High- way 60, just off the I-64 Exit 123 near the Bath County Ag Center. Freedom Asphalt is owned by Daron and Lisa Dean of Boyd County, Ken- tucky. Daron spokes with the News-Outlook last Thursday and said he has worked in the asphalt busi ness with his father since he was 14 years old, and he r opened his rst blacktop plant when he was 25. I ve Timber Management I Logging Fence Boards l Barn Siding Photo by Cecil Lawson been doing this all my life, he said; He and his wife own two other plants in Kenova, West Virginia, and St. Al- bans, West Virginia. Owingsville is a good location . for us, Daron said, noting that the region is growing and there is a need for an asphalt source for. locations from Win-e chester and Mt. Sterling to Morehead, along the I-64 corridor. 1 can see Bath County growing. ' Dean said he wantedito 8: LOGGING 606-845-8718 Sawdust l Firewood avoid a heavily populated area and said he found Bath County to be full of very friendly people. The Owingsville plant is also convenient for him, located about an hour on I-64 from his home. He said that while there are other blacktop plants in the area, they are big operations that use drum mixing and are focused on Asphalt cont. on pg. 14 net access, and assisting I with water and sewer sys- tems, The Kentucky {School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) voted to make an offer of assistance to 13 'school projects around the state in Hart, Martin, Floyd, Boyd, Bellevue, May eld, Jackson, Grant, Breckin ridge, Bath, Cumberland, Pendleton and Carter Counties. The school districts will receive the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds this sum- mer, contingent on alloca- tion by the US. Depart- ment of the Treasury. These funds are going to make a tremendous dif- pholo by Cecil Lawson Bath County Middle School ference in the lives of our kids. From safety to tech- nology, these changes are going to give Kentucky kids the educational leg- up they deserve, said Chelsey Couch, executive director of the SFCC. The School Facilities Construction Commis- siOn was established as an independent corporate agency in 1985 to provide Renovation cont. on pg. 14 Sharpsburg City Councildiscuss V property 1ssues 1n Clty * By Cecil Lawson ' KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Sharpsburg City Coun- cil s effort to sell a property it acquired to settle a tax lien will have to be rebid following a consultation with the city s attorney. During Monday evening s regular city council meeting, Mayor Dorothy Clemons and council members opened sealed bids on property at 505 Main Street Steve Calvert submitted a bid of $7000, and Thomas and Vickie Crouch submitted abid of $5400. Following discussion of the bids, council members agreed that they had considered the property to be a part of the late Jimmy Martin s proper- ty, which sold at auction last month to the Crouch s and which they plan to restore, and they voted to accept the rennin-in O PO ATION Large Selection of Rocker, Wall Saver, Power and Lift Crouch s bid. Mayor Clemons said on Tuesday, she contacted city attorney Earl Rogers HI re- garding the bids, and she said he advised her the council could not accept the lower bid, but they would have to reject both bids and readvertise the property for bid. Clemons told members during Monday s meeting she was contacted by County Judge/ Executive Bobby Rogers last Friday, who she said asked her to con- sider using the city s upcom- ing federal American Rescue Act funds to extend the city s sewer service from the city limit to the new convenience store which will be loCated by the Dollar General Store. She said she told him that the city had several years ago attempted to offer sewer ser- vice to the east side of Sharps- burg, beyond the city limit when funds were available through Gateway Area Devel- council opment District, but only two residents from the area were interested, While the rest vo- cally protested the proposals at a public hearing. . She said that resident Steve Calvert, who lives on Main Street, had also contacted her earlier and said he knew of three additional residents on the north side of Main Street who would now be interested in city sewer service. She said that Judge Rogers had called her on Calvert s behalf. , She explained if the city did move ahead with annexation and adding a sewer line down the rest of east Main Street to , Sharpsburg cont. on pg. 14 8 10499 02178 9 Pallets I Custom Sawing Buying All Grades of Export Logs Including Walnut And Low Grade Logs as Well Specialized Logging Directional Falling 3 Certi ed Master loggers 674 Turner Road, Flemingsburg, KY 41041 Recliners. SS ' , M Swill i .- .E.1 ,'vx l'55": -: 'in l. H i