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Communities PRIDE gives relief to those who most need it Environmental Protection Cabinet. What will the grant pro- gram pay for? The grant will pay 100% of the cost to connect an existing, occupied home to a sewer line, if one runs by the home, or to install a septic system that com- plies with state laws and PRIDE guidelines. All work must be performed by contractors and Master Plumbers that have been selected by the program admin- istrators through a bid process. Who is eligible? This program assists low- income homeowners in existing homes. To meet the program's initial eligibility requirements, homeowners must: 1. Provide proof of income; 2. Hold the deed to the prop- erty; and 3. Provide proof that the res- idence is an existing, occupied home. How do I apply? Application forms are avail- able at: 1. The Bath County Conser- vation District Office; 2. Your local health depart- ment. What happens after I apply? The letter will say one of two things: 1. Your application re- ceived preliminary approval. That means that your applica- tion met the program's initial eligibility requirements. The letter will explain the next steps in the application approval process; OR 2. Your application was denied. That means your appli- cation did not meet the pro- gram's initial eligibility require- ments, and you cannot receive a grant. This grant program is avail- able  in the 38 counties served by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE. What happens after my application receives prelimi- nary approval? There is one more step to take before PRIDE will award a grant to you. As required by state law. the local health department will visit your home. The health department will inspect your lot's size and soil conditions. This will determine if it is pos- sible to install a septic system on your property and what type must be used. One of two things will hap- pen next: 1. Your application will receive final approval. This means that an approved septic system can be installed on your property. At that point, the RC&D will start the bid process, to hire a construction company to install your septic system; OR 2. Your application receive final approval. You will receive a letter that says PRIDE cannot award a grant to you. This means that the health department found one of two things: a. No septic system will work on your property. This usually means that your property has poor soil conditions or is not big enough; OR b. Your property requires a package treatment plant (also called an aerator system). The PRIDE grant program does not pay for aerator systems because of high maintenance and high failure rates. Should I be doing any- thing? All you have to do is mail in the application. If you need to do something else, such as pro- vide more information, the RC&D will contact you with instructions. You should not take any steps toward installing a septic system yourself. If your appli- cation receives final approval, the PRIDE program will arrange for installation and will pay all expenses How long will this take? After submitting your appli- cation, please be patient! It may be many weeks before you receive a letter. Applications are reviewed on a fir - l - basi/. Hundreds of applications are submitted, and it takes time to review and act on each one. KDA lifts quarantine on pet stores The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted quaran- tines imposed on pet shops in Louisville and Paducah as a pre- c'aution against monkeypox. The quarantine was lifted after tests on five people came back negative for monkeypox Test results for a sixth Kentuckian are pending at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, None of the quarantined animals has shown signs of monkeypox ill- ness, State Veterinarian Dr. Don Notter lifted the quarantine in consultation with officials in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services and Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the United States Department of Agriculture The pet stores were quaran- tined when the six people became ill after coming into contact with animals that the pet stores received from a Chicago- area exotic animal dealer, The dealer distributed prairie dogs that are believed to have trans- mitted monkeypox to people in several states. Gov. Paul Patton on June 16 issued an executive order direct- ing the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to quarantine an establishment with a possible exposure to monkeypox until iii I BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOON Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bath County News-Outlook (045260) P.O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 The Bath County News-Outlook is owned by Community Newspapers, Inc., P.O. Box 577, Owingsvill, KY 40360, and is published each Thursday at its offices on Water Street in Owings- ville, KY. Subscription rates are: $18.00 per year in Bath County; $22.00 per year in Kentucky; $28.50 per year else- where; all payable in advance. Periodi- cals postage paid at the Post Office at Owingsville, KY 40360 i iii i i ii ii i ii THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of August 7 - August 14, 2003 the suspected or exposed ani- mals have been either isolated or euthanized. The order bans the Importation of all rodents, primates and rabbits into Kentucky for public distribu- tion. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson on June 11 ordered an embargo on the importation of all rodents from Africa and a ban within the United States on the distribution, sale, transporta- tion and intentional release of prairie dogs and six rodent species. Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs most fre- quently in central and western Africa, according to CDC. Humans who contract monkey- pox will exhibit symptoms after they have been infected about 12 days. They will get a fever, headache, rash, muscle aches and backache, their lymph nodes will swell, and they will feel tired. People can get mon- keypox from an infected animal or human, although infection from person-to-person contact is rare, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Monkeypox usually is not fatal in humans. The public health department urges anyone who is experienc- ing symptoms such as fever, cough, rash and/or swollen lymph nodes after contact with prairie dogs, Gambian giant rats, or other recently acquired exotic animals to seek medical attention. People should call in advance to iorm the medical facility why they are coming il so the appropriate precautions can be taken. People with exotic pets that are ill and were bought after April 15 should contact their veterinarian and call ahead so he or she can take precautions to prevent further infections of humans or other animals. Unclaimed 4-wheeler recovered Please Contact Bath County Sheriff's 606-674-2931 Mailbox Vandalis If you had your mailbox July 26, 27 or 28th please contact County Sheriff's office with your address and phone even if you during this time. 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