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Everyone is invited out next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the 77th Annual Owingsville Lions Club Horse Show! , The Owingsville Lions Club Horse Show is one of the oldest multi—breed horse shows in the Com- monwealth of Kentucky, and the event has always drawn the biggest talent to the region. The show went on dur— ing last year’s COVlD-19 pandemic, and this year the show is going on with- out any restrictions, so spectators are welcome to tailgate and enjoy some of the region’s finest conces- sions and snacks. Show manager Ginny Richardson Clark said that show classes for Friday and Saturday, July and 3, are filling up with exhibi— tors. Fireworks will take place on Thursday, July 1, follow- ing the last exhibitor class. The Owingsville Lions Club is located at 587 Ken- dall Springs Road in OW- ingsville. Show starts each night at 6 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free. Thursday evening will be Rocky Mountain and Road Horse classes, while ' Friday and Saturday will be Walking, Pleasure, and Racking classes. Follow the Owingsville Lions Club Horse Shovv’s Facebook for the latest up- dates. TIII'BB IIIIZBII 0I' IIIIII'B mailboxes vandalized ill BOIIIIW lllll'illfl WEBKBIIII By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath .County Sheriff J es- sie Stewart said that this past Sunday evening and early Monday morning, possibly more than three dozen mailboxes across the county were vandal- ized and destroyed by un- known suspects. Local residents along Old Sand Road, Peast— icks Road, Oakley Pebble Road, Adams Road, and Pickshein Road came out on Monday morning and found their mailboxes knocked over, smashes, and otherwise vandalized. Sheriff Stewart said that he was able to have ac- cess to surveillance video from one local hOmeowner showing the possible sus- pects, but the video was too distorted to make out details. Stewart is seeking the public’s help in finding out more information about these incidents. . You can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 674-2931 or Bath County Dispatch at 674-2006. SAWMILL 8r. LOGGING 606-845-871 8 .,. ., ,,.,, i“ By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Come July 1, 2021, the Bath County Schdol District \évill led by a new superinten- ent. Education members held a special- called meeting last Friday evening and, follow- New Judicial Center By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Plans to build a new judicial center in downtown Owings— ville moved another step clos- er this month following action taken by the local Project Development Board during a short meeting on Monday afternoon. Board members voted to authorize the project archi- tect/ engineer to proceed with Phase C, the construction phase, of the judicial center project Danny Rhoades, Facil- ity Manager for the Admin— istrative Office of the Courts (AOC), told board members that all Phase B design docu- ments had been reviewed by the ADC and the next step is to proceed forward with Phase C and develop a plan of finance for the project He noted that while the project was still within its fi- nancial use allowance, the projected construction costs were above original esti- mates. Architect Jeff Gregory, with the firm Carter Smith Barn- hart of Lexington, said they would look at ways to reduce costs when construction man- ager Codell Construction of Winchester produces another set of estimates for Phase C. Gregory said they will look at alternates for finishes and metals in the project, but there would not be much they could do about the overall cost of the project ing forty-five minutes in closed session, returned and presented a contract to Steve Evans. Evans is a 25 year veteran of public education, lives in Danville, and currently works for the Kentucky De- partment of Education. According to the terms of :mmfieafd ' ’ttii’sb‘four-year Contract, Ev- ans will work for 240 days at a base annual salary of $110,000. He will also re- photo by Cecil Lawson Danny Rhoades, Facilities Director, Administrative Office of the Courts; R. J. Palmer, Compass Municipal Advisors; Kenny Davis, Codell Construction; and Jeff Gregory, ar- chitect with Sherman Carter Barnhart; were in attendance Monday at the regular meet- ing of the Bath County Project Development Board overseeing the construction of a new iudicial center. Kenny Davis with Codell Construction said the mar- ket for building materials remains “volatile.” He added that, if all Phase C documents are approved by the ADC and drawings are completed, it would take another month to advertise for subcontrac- tors and another month to get contracts signed. He said that construction could get started by the beginning of “at best” LaSt month Davis told board members the original construction estimate of $6.5 million was based on 2018 costs and could increase as much as million. The total original project budget allotted by the General As- sembly was $9.3 million. R J. Palmer, with finance agent Compass Municipal Advsiors, based on current interest rates, he could esti- mate about $700,000 of the “wiggle room” within the overall budget and that a cushion could be included in estimates. Rhoades said that ad— ditional expenses for the sauce The Best Recliner Warranty in the ‘ ceive ten annual sick days, three emergency days, three personal days, eight holidays, and health insur- ance. He will also have ac- cess to the Kentucky Teach- er’s Retirement Systems and will be reimbursed for travel at the federal rate. Also as part of his con— tract, he will be required to reside in the school district within six months of the signing of his contract project would have to be es- timated and that he did not feel comfortable with the $700,000 figure. . The Project Development Board will meet again on Monday, July 19, at 4 pm. at the Courthouse Annex up- stairs courtroom. Background The Kentucky General Assembly approved 393 mil- lion for a new justice center in Bath County during its 2018 session as part of the Administrative Office of the Court’s facility construction budget The local Project Devel- opment Board overseeing the project began holding regular meetings in Febru- ary 2019. Board members include, Chairman, County Judge/ Executive Bobby Rogers; District Judge Don Blair; Circuit Judge William Lane; Circuit Court Clerk Clau- dette Faudere; local Bar Association representative, attorney Leslie Smith; and citizen member, Steve Cal- vert County Attorney Kim photos by Cecil Lawson This brings to a conclu- sion the school board’s superintendent search pro cess, which began following current Supt. Harvey Tack- ett’s announcement in J anu- ary of his retirement after almost nine years on June 30 this year. A public meet and greet with Evans is scheduled for Thursday, July 15, fi'om 4:30- 6:30 pm. at Bath Coun- ty High School. Price serves in a non-voting capacity, and representa- tives from the A005 Facili- ties Commission also work closely with board members each month. The new justice center is expected to be built on properties located on Wa- ter Street and Main Street in Owingsville. Properties so far sought in the project include portions of proper- ties belonging to .Betty Bai- ley, Steve Bashford, Harold Bashford, and David Jack- son. In August Bath County Fiscal Court mem- bers voted to condemn a property on Water Street be longing to the Denton family as part of the site plan. That matter remains in Bath Cir— cuit Court The justice center is ex- pected to be completed in or 8 10499 02178 9 Industry! 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