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Courthouse News THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of August 7 - August 14, 2003 i Capital One Bank vs. Kenneth Purvis. Capital One Bank vs. Kenneth Purvis. IR.OdlTA2EdL Asset Acceptance, LLC vs. Bertha L. Swartz. Commonwealth of Kentucky, EX REL, Shannon Conley vs. Jody Conley. Edna Teresa Caudill vs. Jeffery Lynn Caudlll. Rose Mary Wilson vs. Michael Ray Wilson. Bobby G. Swartz vs. Judy L. Swartz. David Kevin McCarty vs. Paula Kay McCarty. Roger Dean Fritts vs. Laverne Fritts. SMAL,kf.lddMS Rosie Nethedy and Joe vs. Eric Frazier. BOOKNOOK NEWS Bath Co. Memorial Library Linda Denton With the opening of school just days away, unbelievable though that may be, it's time to get back into learning mode. If you're one of the ones heading back to the classroom, you might find a few ideas here for reports, papers or credited reading. August is a good month for educational endeavors because it's associated with lots of historical events and famous peo- ple. Did you know that the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945? You can read John Hersey's account of that event and many other reporter's accounts of the war in . Reporting WWII, p 1; American Journalism 1938-1944, . . .and Part 2 1944-1946. This dou- ble-volume set was published to commemorate the 50th anniver- - sary of the end of the war and, " according to the publishers, "cap- tures the intensity of its unfolding , drama as recorded by the best of a remarkable generation of journal- ists, writers whose talent, sense of purpose, and physical courage remain unsurpassed in the annals , of war reporting." The lOth of August is Missouri i Statehood Month. If you've ever delved into genealogy, you'll .know that a lot of people came -through Bath County before even- 4 ally moving west, and quite a .few of them ended up in Missouri. I don't know what route her fami- :ly took to Missouri and then to -South Dakota, but Laura Ingalls Wildefs little book, On The Wy ii does detail her trip back to '.Missouri in 1894. It's one of many ilinteresting stories in that state's history. Among the famous Americans born in August was author Alex Haley, who came into this world on the llth of the month in 1921. He is best known for penning part of his family history in  but ith_at wasn't his only literary effort, or the only family story he had to tell. Another was  written with David Stevens. This story begins in Ireland, with Haley's great-great-grandfather, then moves to Tennessee and straight into multi-cultural American his- tory. Another famous American born in August, conjures up visions of the Wild West and the famous heroes and heroines to be found there. She is Annie Oaldey, who was born on the 13th in 1860. You can find out a little more about her, and the men and women who shared the stage with her, in Cornerstones of Freedonv--The Story Of Women Who Sh_a_r,.d The West a juvenile non-fiction offering. They were a tough, determined bunch, those pioneers, and well worth reading about. Going back even further in the nation's history, you'll find Davy Crockett who was born on August 17, 1786 and went on to become an American legend. He was born in Tennessee and died at the Alamo but between those two dates he was doing a lot of living and legend making. According to the publishers of The Frontiersman, The Real Life and Many Legends of Davy_ Crockett by Mark Derr, "probably no figure in American history has been so frequently interpreted, re-inter- preted, and mis-interpreted as Davy Crockett." I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that the same could be said for Egypt's Cleopatra who killed herself on August 30th in 30 B.C. You won't fred many figures more famous than this queen of the Nile. Her story can he found in the juvenile biography Life and Times --Cleo!ra And The Egyptians. A natural historical event that occurred in August about 120 years ago affected most of world in one way or another. The vol- cano called Krakatoa came within a geological hair of blowing itself out of existence with an eruption on the 26th of August 1883. It killed 36-thousand people in Java and Sumatra and put so much ash into the atmosphere that sunrises and sunsets across the planet were spectacular for three years there- after. This was an absolutely hor- rific eruption, one of several that have made history. Think Mt. Vesuvius in Italy and Mt. St. Helens right here in the U.S. Remember that old saying, "don't mess with Mother Nature"? When somebody tells you that about a volcano, believe it. You want to be far, far away when those things decide to throw a fit. Find an atlas and check out how far Java and Sumatra are from what's left of the now uninhabited, and still vol- canically active, island of Krakatoa and you'll see what I mean. Read more in The Nature of Volcanoes--Fire On The Mountain, or in the juvenile non- fiction offering, Volcanoes. As you can see, August is a good month to study in all kinds of ways, stop by your local library and soak up some interesting sto- ries about the world's people, places and big events. Inspectors visit damaged homes and businesses Damage inspectors contract- ed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have begun visiting flood victims in the 20 counties declared a major disaster due to the severe storms in June. "These inspections are free of charge to the applicant," said Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells. They help deter- mine the applicant's eligibility for assistance and the amount of damage." A FEMA inspector is given the applicant's registration num- ber, then schedules an appoint- ment with the applicant to verify the losses- This normally occurs seven to 10 days after a resident or homeowner applies for assis- tance. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also sends loss verifiers to inspect damaged property of those who have submitted a completed loan application. "We always advise applicants to ask for identification from anyone saying they are damage inspectors," said Charlie Winter, coordinating officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. "All inspectors and verifiers carry official photo identifica- tion. If an inspector is not wear- ing identification, ask to see it. Another way to check is to ask inspectors to state the applicants' registration number, which they should be able to provide." During the inspection, appli- cants will be asked to verify that they own or occupy the dam- aged property and that it is their primary residence. Federal and state officials stress that under no circumstances will inspectors request money or any form of payment for their work. As a result of the floods and storms in Kentucky June 14-27, a federal disaster was declared in 20 counties: Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. "Remember, if your property was inspected for a previous dis- aster and was hit again in the June storm, you must reapply and have another inspection to qualify for further assistance," Wells said. Individuals may register for disaster assistance by calling the toll-free number at 1-800-621- FEMA (3362). Hearing or speech impaired individuals may call TrY at 1-800-462- 7585. Do you have news happening around your community you want to share with our readers? Mail your correspondence to Bath County News-Outlook P.O. Box577 ?i!i!i!i!:!!:i!!!!ii:ii!;::ii!ii!!:!:!::: Owingsville, KY 40360 Drive carefully -- AAA Rep Heath and Bath County Sheriff Randall Armitage sign, reminding everyone that the opening of year is almost here, and we should "drive Outlook photo, Harry D. Patrick) 'School's Open--Drive says AAA and Owingsville Owingsville Police Chief Ray Toy says, "School's open, so drive carefully." Child pedestrians, school buses, and carpools, will flood the streets, Wednesday, August 13, slowing morning and after- noon traffic. Plan for delays and slowdown near schools, bus stops, and in residential areas. More that 80% of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersec- tion locations, where children run across the street without watch- ing for oncoming vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis- tration, one-fourth of all children 14 years of age and younger who die in motor vehicle crashes, are pedestrians. The majority of these pedes- trian fatalities happen in the afternoon hours when school is letting out. On average, one pedestrian is killed in the United States every two hours. Children are at a disadvantage in traffic situations because their size makes them less visible to motorists. Further, children are less capable than adults of judg- ing where and when it's safe to cross a street and they are less likely to further understand the consequences of potential mis- judgments. "Many children are venturing into traffic for the first time," said Blue Griiss Auto Club Safety Foundation Director Lilla S. Mason, "they are likely to dart into traffic after a lost ball, or to catch the AAA's annual --Drive Carefully" I ness campaign reminding all extra dren once school. Motor crashes are the threat to children To urges motorists to safety tips: Always stop for with their Kentucky school bus is a tion. Scan low cars and other that children road. 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