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128th YearmEdition 26 P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, ! News-0utlook is now published on "lhursday (USPS 045260) 950 01 - 01 - 50 SH4LL ToIgN NEW 217 W COTA SPAPERs SHEL TON IgAST 39 27, 2013 D By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com A Rowan County man ac- cused of arson in two March house fires pied not guilty in his first appearance last week in Bath Circuit Court on Thursday. Gene Allen Glover, 55, of Clearfield, was arraigned before Circuit Judge William Lane. He was represented by attorney Steve Nell, who stood in for attorney Grover Carrington. Nell entered a plea of not guilty, and a jury trial date was set for Febru- ary 3 and 4, 2014, with a pre- trial conference scheduled for August 15. Glover remains lodged in the Montgomery Co. Re- gional Jail on $500,000 cash bond. Glover is accused of set- ring fire to two unoccupied residences in the early morning hours of March 20. He was arrested over a month later in Aberdeen, Ohio, where he was found in a residence that contained a half ounce of heroin, a loaded handgun, and drug packaging and distribution materials, as well as $15,000 cash. His case was bound over to the Bath Grand Jury, which issued an indict- ment against him on June 6. He was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of arson, and twenty- one counts of wanton endan- germent, for allegedly set- ring fire to two residences, one near Salt Lick, and one located in Polksville, both located less than two miles from one another on U. S. 60 East. The wanton endanger- ment charges stem from the involvement of a number of fire fighters from both Salt Lick and Owingsville Volun- teer Fire Departments who bravely brought both blazes under control, putting them- selves in danger in the pro- cess. Kentucky State Police ar- son investigator Det. Shane Barnes noted in Glover's ar- rest warrant that Glover had made statements to his ex- wife "during their marriage that he would burn down their home if he found she had cheated on him." One of the residences, a mobile home, was identifed as the home of Shelli Knipp, Glover's ex-wife. The other residence was identified as belonging to the heirs of Flossie Maze. A 1996 Jeep Cherokee found stuck in the mud at the scene of the fire at the Maze residence was identi- fied in the arrest warrant as belonging to Pammy Russell of Versailles. Det. Barnes noted that she was a "fam- ily friend" and had recently sold the vehicle to Glover. "Suspicious materials" found inside the vehicle in- cluded a blow torch, paper towels, and a gas can lid. A gas can was found across the road from the fire at the Maze home, and another case can was found at the Knipp residence. The arrest warrant also indicated that an individual was allegedly with Glover at the time he was accused of setting both fires and that a digitally recorded statement was taken from hm. Glover is next scheduled to appear in court on August 15 for a pre-trial conference. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty or pleading guilty in a court of law. mm I I By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Three area men charged with allegedly engag- ing trafficking in over fifty pounds of marijuana through the mail were ar- raigned Thursday morning in Bath Circuit Court. Roberto Abalos, of Mt. Sterling, and Felipe Perez and Cesar Ricardo, both of Owingsville, were all indict- ed on June 6 by the Bath Grand Jury after their case was bound over from Dis- trict. Court =by~J~kdKe Don Blair. They were indicted on one count of each of traf- ticking in marijuana, over five pounds, when they al- legedly received a large package through "the mail, delivered by undercover Kentucky State Police offi- cers, at a home located on Ramey Road in Sharpsburg on May 2. The package had been deemed suspicious by post office employees in Lexing- ton, and law enforcement officers with the Lexing- ton Metro Police and Ken- tucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Inves- tigations determined that it was likely to be marijuana through-the use of a drug- Mariiuama cont. on pg. 8 9 r photo by Cecil Lawson Three men suspected of trafficking in marijuana through the mail, from left, in orange jail uniforms, Roberto Abalos,-Fetipe Per~, and Cesar Ricardo, appeared before=Judge-A~/illiam Lane fSlr their arraignments Thursday morning in Bath Circuit Court. They remain lodged in the Montgomery County Regional Jail on $15,000 bond each. COMMONWEALTH'S ATI'ORNEY'S OFFICE TO SEEK REVOCATION OF PROBATION COUNTY photo by Cecil Lawson Jamie George, left, appeared before Judge William Lane Thursday for a motion hearing with his attorney, public advocate Jay Barrett, right. The Commonwealth's Attorney had filed a motion to revoke George's probation. George is currently serving out a five year probated sentence for multiple counts of drug trafficking dating back to 2010. A probation revocation hearing was set for July 3 in Menifee Circuit Court. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com A Sharpsburg man previ- ously convicted of drug traf- ficking is headed back to court in July. Jamie George, of Sharps- burg, pied guilty in February to multiple drug trafficking charges stemming from a 2010 incident involving the overdose death of 17 year old Brianna Brown in Midland. He was sentenced in March, along with Co-defendant Jen- nifer Blankenship, to three years and received a probated sentence of five years as part of a plea deal. George also pled guilty to a 2012 DUI incident in which he was found to be carrying a concealed.weapon. Despite his conviction for these charges, George was once again arrested in May for allegedly stealing an 18 foot trailer in Nicholas Coun- ty and selling it to a pawn shop in Nicholasville. He was arrested by the Nicholas County Sheriff's Office and placed in the Bourbon Coun- ty Detention Center but was later released on bond. He was later arrested for violating the conditions of his probation and is currently be- ing lodged in the Montgom- ery County Regional Jail. He is set to be arraigned in Nich- olas Circuit Court on July 1. According to Asst. Com- monwealth's Attorney Au- tumn Dmytrewycz, their of- rice's "hands were tied" by a plea deal given to Robert Goodpaster, a co-defendant of George and Blankenship in the 2010 case by. the previous Commonwealth's Attorney Keen Johnson. Goodpaster pled guilty to multiple drug trafficking charges in Sep- tember 2010 in exchange for four years' probation and the dropping of a manslaughter charge in the death of Brown. The Commonwealth's At- torney's Office filed a motion to revoke George's probation, and in Bath Circuit Court on Thursday, Judge William Lane set a date for a probation revocation hearing on July 3 in Rowan County. Public advocate Jay Barrett was appointed as his attorney for this latest incident. During his Thursday hear- ing, George told Judge Lane that he "was set up to fail." By Eric Tolson KyNewsGroup eric@kynewsgroup.com Bath County School Board members listened to a pilot program presenta- tion by Supt. Harvey Tack- ett and approved a number of motions related to the Owingsville Elementary School renovation project on Monday evening at the regular June board meet- ing. The meeting opened with a Capstone Presentation from Supt. Tackett. Tackett spoke to those present in regards to his educational plans for the students of Bath County during the 2013-2014 school year. "I came on board on No- vember 12th as Superin- tendent for Bath County Schools," said Tackett. "Part of my requirement for the first year was the Super- intendent Pilot Standards. A part of this requirement tonight was a Capstone Pre- sentation, which I'll show you tonight." As the lights in the room dimmed, Tackett began his presentation. The theme of the presentation was "Lighting a Fire." "I believe in lighting a fire. It will take all of us to make sure our kids have an education," he said. "I believe that not one, but all of our kids can learn. All of us in here tonight are edu- cators, and we owe it to our children to put them first in every decision that we make." Tackett stated that there will is a "no excuses" men- ._. Mad m rebate on a set of 4 select Goodyear ttres wth ap proved credit. Offer valid through July 31, 2013. ~'-, .. See store or ,' tireworldonline.net for complete details. Ip l l Im IWla m I mm II I $25 INSTANT - REBATE OR i I FREE OIL CHANGE ~p l l im m m l i ~ $19.99 Off, Lube & Filter ~ncl~k~ lube up to 5 qu. ckevn)n o~L an,l lil~er I ~1~ .~les lax ~, oil dds~,sal not included. ONI~ PER CUS'gOMER (~fer I~r~1,cs )u& .~1. 201,1 iml im iiim l mm lJ Vanceburg 796-6313 Maysville 759-5302 Flemingsburg 849-8473 (( e e tality in the school, and that parents and teachers need to do everything within their power to help students and ensure their success. "Our goal is to reach proficiency in the state of Kentucky for our children's sake. We can't let even one student fall through the cracks. Together, we can make a difference," he said. "I believe that it is attitude that really makes the differ- ence." Following Tackett's pre- sentation was the approving of several consent items. A motion was made by Board Member Sandy Crouch to approve the following: the minutes of the May 20th meeting, the May 2013 Fi- nancial Report, claims, the personnel report, fundrais- ing, out of state travel ex- penses, to pay the end of year bills for June 30th, the school board to attend the KSBA Summer Leadership Institute and to accept do- nations valued at more than $1,000. Also, Crouch made a motion to discuss the bud- get amendment request, as well as the Superintendent work contract calendar for 2012-13, later on in the meeting due to a possible lengthy discussion. These motions were seconded by Board Member Barbara Ra- zor. The motion passed. Next, Crouch made a mo- tion to approve bid package number one for the Owings- ville Elementary School. Razor seconded the motion and the motion passed. Crouch then motioned to approve the revised BG-3 for Owingsville Elementary School Project. )) sec- onded the motion and the motion passed. Next, Hurschell Rawlings motioned to approve Codell Construction's 100% CD Budget and Logistics plan for the Owingsville Elemen- tary School project. Razor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimous- ly. Rawlings then motioned to approve the 100% CD set and exterior and interior finishes for the Owingsville Elementary School project. Razor seconded the motion and the motion passed. Rawlings then motioned to approve the proposal for special inspections for the Owingsville Elementary School Project. The motion was seconded by Razor and passed unanimously. Crouch then motioned to renew contracts for the following: Property & Ca- sualty Insurance, Student Insurance, Workman's Compensation Insurance, diesel and gas. Rawlings seconded the motion and the motion passed. Next, Chairperson Shelly Sanders motioned to adver- tise a bid for fire alarm/ fire extinguishers service for the 2013-14 school year. Rawlings seconded the mo- tion and the motion passed. Rawlings then motioned to approve the annual one- year emergency and provi- sional certification teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Crouch seconded the mo- tion and the motion passed. Superintendent cont. on pg. 8 Are you tired of your money only earning 1/4%, 1/2%, 3/4%, or l%!!!!!!!!!!!!! BI.W GOID OR SILVER Gold projected to go S5,000.00 an ounce btj 2015. Silver projects to tdple in price btj 2013 Need help moving uour 44) I k, IRA, or Rothl!II Call the Gates Insurance team at (606)683-2104