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KyNe00sGroup 1he News-Outlook is now published on l-hursday (USPS 045260) 5O EACH 128th Year--Edition 36 County P.O. Box , Owingsville, KY 40360, 4( '2S coo5## 950 01-01-50 SMALLTOWN NEWSPAPERS 217 W COTA ST (! SHELTON WA 98584-2263 ' ,.ll,ll1,,lhhdllhlhlulfllM,,l,hlv'hlhlll" l'lo ttgo-S't' L, 2013 ! Our office will be closed Monday Sept 2nd in observance of Labor Day, Deadline for materials and advertising |$ Friday at noon on Aug 30th, , i  School board sets limits to fundraising, begins pr0cess of raising property taxes Photo by Cecil Lawson Bath County's school board members - from left, Sandy Crouch, Connie Grimes, Bar- bara Razor, Supt. Harvey Tackett, Shelly Sanders, and Hurschell Rawlings - tackled a lengthy agenda during Monday evening's regular August board meeting. board member Sandy Crouch said that the for further fundraising Crouch, who was not organization had already activities. present as the previous had two fundraisers with- "You can't break board meeting, came out criti- out prior board approval policy and then come cal of the LadyCatBasek- and then began calling back and ask to revise tball Boosters' requests itself a booster club in policy," Crouch said. She By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Debate continued dur- ing this month's regu- lar Bath County School Board meeting over poli- cy concerning school and athletic fundraising activi- ties, and board members passed a property and ve- hicle tax increases for the district. Last Monday evening, members of the Bath County LadyCat Basket- ball Boosters spoke with board members during a special called meeting to ask for approval of fund- raisers for their organiza- tion as well as a request to revise existing board policy regarding the num- ber of in-county fundrais- ers allowed to booster organizations, saying:lhat only two fundraisers per year was not enough. During this Monday's working session prior to the regular meeting, spectful to the board" for boosters club to do this without prior board ap- proval. Crouch cited a recent incident at Russell Inde- pendent school district, in which said that two parents were involved in fundraising activities for students, then had to pay taxes on the money raised. Crouch also noted that it was important to make sure that all booster organizations were fol- lowing the new regula- tions laid down by the Kentucky Department of Education's new "Red Book." This refers to the re- cently revised edition of "Accounting Procedures for Kentucky School Ac- tivity Funds." Board Chairperson Shelly Sanders said that she felt that the exist- meeting that four fund- raising activities, all out- side of the county, were approved under a single designation of one fun- draiser involving volun- teer labor for a donation. Crouch was also criti- cal of this practice. "I don't see how you can cluster all those as one activity." She added if that were the case, then all of the school's booster clubs, numbering twenty for each sport, could make requests in clusters. Board member Bar- bara Razor said that she did not have a problem with multiple fundrais- ers outside of the county but felt that the number of in-county fundraisers should be limited. All board members agreed during the work- ing session that all boost- er organizations needed ing policy fell under the new rules and noted that Tax Increase and activities, order to receive approval added that it was "disre- in the previous month's . cont. on pg. 16 , , '  mm it I Local artist/musician "' gaining m0memm ............. as sec0nit phase bids g0 over budget ....... ..... .... ' ...... By Cecil Lawson Joe Nance, financial special called meeting on Renovations to the IilnllllliD, ornaiz|H Salt advisor for the Kentucky School District Finance Division of Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, spoke with board members Monday evening during the work- ing session prior to the regular meeting and ex- plained the finance and bid process associated with the second phase of the Owingsville Elementary School renovation project. He said that board mem- bers during an upcoming Thursday would be ap- proving a revised budget for the project as well fi- nancing, consisting of $3 , million in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) and another $1.9 million in regular revenue bonds for Phase II. Nance said that the en- tire total project budget is $5.2 million. "I still feel very comfort- able," Nance said of the project's financing. school will include a new full-sized high school gym that will seat 230 people in bleachers, the conversion of the existing gym into a cafeteria and new kitchen and conversion of the ex- isting cafeteria into three full-sized classrooms. Phase I work, which was recently completed, con- sisted of the creation of a new bus route behind the OF. cont. on pg. 16 KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The renovation of the Owingsville Elementary School might have hit a snag Tuesday when bids on the second phase of the project came in above budget. Bath County Board of Education members have been already been busy with the project financing this week. Redistricting changes local House, Senate represenatives Maps courtesy of the Legislative Research Commission New State House District boundary lines House and Senate districts. The bill authorizing re- districting in the Common- wealth of Kentucky was signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last Friday follow- ing a five day special session of the Kentucky General As- sembly. The bill in the By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Counties in the region will take on new state represen- tatives and senators follow- ing the passage of the redis- tricting of Kentucky's state New State Senate District House 79 to 18 votes and in the Senate 35 to 2, reflecting broad support across party lines. Redistrictipg takes place every ten yskrs in Kentucky following the U. S. Census update, and district boundar- boundary lines ies are based on population changes in counties that have taken place during the previous decade. A redistricting plan signed Redistricting cont. on pg. 16 .... iii;bi, i00i'6ii" :00'Gi oi-,Viii&';"- .......... al o;.o#t,r.s.s.tcra.z daagtm.sdq ito.  ....... p I Illm i Ill II i-I I n lip n mm I,I eeI mm n I , $25 INSTANT ,, 19.99 Oil, Lhe REBATE OR I  Filter Fn   ......... . . .-, =, I I indudea lube, up to 5 qts, Chevron oil, and filter. Klr u I L, L, IIt"t J.s  J I I  Sales tax  oil disposal not included. -you/* a  o[,v4 t II  ONE PER CUSTOMER Ompercustom.OrealresAu31,2013  rur:--oA..--.oO31.2n, I I I i I -  i ;i m  Im i i i 'V    m , ' ...... Maysville 759-5302 Flemingsburg 849-8473 MIk'J wc.tireworidonfine.net Lick acoustic festival By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Local artist, musician, and event organizer Land- on Dickerson has lately put his creative activities into high gear. Dickerson, who lives in Midland, has launched a website promoting his brand, Appalachia Under- ground, as a central infor- marion point for all of his activities. You can find it online at applachiaunder- ground.com. Appalachia Under- ground touts itself as "Found objects repur- posed. Music that holds our hearts. Nature bloom- ing and giving fruit. The stories of the people that we meet along the way. Events that bring us to- gether." A focus on roots, tra- ditions, rural living, and community, in both old and reimagined ways, is what motivates Dickerson in his art and life. Dickerson has spent the last several years combin- ing his interests in both art and recycling and has come up with a number of products that embody both. Guitar picks made from old credit cards, rings made of old spoons, Artist cont. on pg. 16 SHARPSBURG CITY COUNCIL RESCHEDuLED DUE TO-HOLIDAY The regular September meeting of the Sharpsburg City Council will be rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. due to Labor Day. The rescheduled meeting will also take place in the new Sharpsburg Fire Station, and Bath Co. School Supt. Harvey Tackett would be on hand to speak to the residents of Sharpsburg and Bethel. Are you tired of your money only earning 1/4%, 1/2%, 3/4%, or l%!IIt!!II!!!!! BUY GOLD OR SILYE:R Gold projected to cjo $5,000.00 an ounce btj 2015. Silver projects to triple in price btj 2013 Need hemp moving qour 401 It, IRA, or Rothllll Call the Gates Insurance team at (606)683-2104 7230 US Highway 460 E. Denniston, KY 40316 606-224-6290