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s Shop LOCAL - Eat LOCAL Support L PEOPLES K ZlewUC K Y ii; rw.i;" \A'ilviiv \\«’.Ht’l if,» ‘.$ '5 (uses 045260 50 Cents Bath County t... 71 Miller l)r., ()wingsvillc, KY #10360 ‘ l’h.: 606-674-9991 A member “A; NEWS'GROUP J/ Bringing you Bath County’s News Since 1884 Vol. 155 No. 29 Thursday, July 2021 photos by Cecil Lawson A meet-and-greet for new Bath County Superintendent of School Steve Evans was held last Thursday evening at Bath County High School. Evans was on hand to get to know community members over light refreshments. Evans brings years of experience inpublic education to the district, including his most recent position with the Kentucky De- partment of Education. The Salt Lick Homemak- ers Club will be offering a beginner’s crochet class to all members starting Au- gust 3rd. Classes will be held in partnership with Project Linus which is held monthly at the Ag Center. Many homesteading skills such a sewing, knit- ting, crocheting, food pres- ervation, candle making and quilting have been fad- ing in recent years. East— The U. S. Draft Horse and Mule Plowing Contest is scheduled to re- turn to the Downs Farm in Olympia on Saturday, Oc— tober 23, , The event was cancelled last year due to the CO- VID-19 pandemic. The contest, which draws competitors from across the United States, Timber Management l Logging Fence Boards 1 Barn Siding ern Kentucky is home to a wealth of skills, and mem- bers of the Salt Lick Home- makers Club are commit- ted to keeping those arts alive by teaching them to new and old members alike. If anyone is interested in Project Linus and wants more information, it is open to the public. The crochet class right now is only available to club mem- U. S. Draft Horse and Mule Plowing. nst rtur t Down Farm % , has been previously held at the Downs Farm from 2016 through 2019. Classes this year will include Walking Plow, 2 Horse and 3 Horse Sulky Plow, Gang Plow (4 or more horses with 2 or more bottom plows), An— tique Plow Class, Novice Class, and Open Class. According to event host & LQGGING 606-845-871 8 Sawdust. l Firewood bers. The Salt Lick group is welcoming new mem- bers! - For more information, go to our Facebook page or email Susan Harris at soap- diva44@yahoo.com. Or come to the Bath By C8011 Lawson County Agricultural Cen- KyNeWSGl‘Oup ter on August 3rd at 11 am C€Cil@kyneWSgr0up-Com with your crochet hook. Applications to join the Homemakers Club will be available. Bath County Project Development Board mem- bers for the new judicial center held a short month- ly meeting on Monday and voted to approve payment of fees for the , project’s construction manager (Codell Construction) and architect (Sherman Carter Barnhart) for Phase B for schematic design phase. Ronnie McCall, facil- ity coordinatOr for the Administrative Office of the Courts, also presented board members with a brief update from archi- tect Jeff Gregory, who was not present for the meet- ing. He said Gregory will present 3-D renderings of the judicial center inte- riors at the August meet- ing and will be setting up meeting with the Circuit Judges and Circuit Clerk to look at their office space needs. McCall also noted that soliciting bids for Phase C, the construction phase, of the project will currently be difficult due to heavily fluctuating prices for ma- Mike Downs, the event will be covered again by RFD- TV. The public is welcome to 'come on down and watch the competition. For more information, contact Mike Downs at 606-768-3330. Large Selection of Double Sided. Pillow Top and ocketed Coil Mattress Sets. udicial Center Board holds brief July meeting ‘ terials. McCall also announced that this will be his last meeting as he will be retir- ing from the AOC on July 31 after 31 years. Board members also met for about 20 minutes in closed session to dis- cuss pending litigation, and took no action upon returning to open session. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 16, at 4 pm. at the Courthouse Annex up- stairs courtroom. Background ‘ The Kentucky General Assembly approved $9.3 million for a new justice center in Bath County dur- ing its 2018 session as part of the Administrative Of- fice of the Court’s facility construction budget. The local Project Devel— opment Board overseeing the project began holding regular meetings in Feb-‘ ruary 2019. Board members in- clude, Chairman, County Judge/Executive Bobby Rogers; District Judge Don Blair; Circuit Judge William lane; Circuit Court Clerk Claudette Faudere; local Bar Asso- ciation representative, at torney Leslie Smith; and citizen member, Steve Cal- vert. Bath County Attor- ney Kim Price serves in a non—voting capacity, and representatives from the AOC’s Facilities Depart- ment also work closely with board members each month. The new 20,000 square foot justice center is ex- pected to be built on prop- erties located on Water Street and Main Street in Owingsville. Properties so far sought in the project include portions of prop- erties belonging to Betty Bailey, Steve Bashford, Harold Bashford, and Da- vid Jackson. In August Bath County Fiscal Court mem- bers voted to condemn a property on Water Street belonging to the Denton family as part of the site plan. That matter remains in litigation in Bath Circuit Court. The justice center is ex— pected to be completed in or 8 E 10499 9 10-15 year full warranty. 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