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-September 16, 2021 COMMUNITY— News Outlook Charles Russell Whisenant, age 95, of East Highway 60, Salt Lick, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY, after a stroke he experienced one week ago. ‘- Born July 26, in Beckley, West Virginia, and reared in Oceana, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Horace W. and Katherine Dora Kidd Whisenant In addition to his parents, he was preced- ed in death by four brothers: ~I; Homer Whisenant, Harold T. Whisenant, Max Whisenant, if» and Benny Joe Whisenant, and four sisters: Ruth Fran- Cis, Jean Meadows, Betty .Drenan, and Nancy Nichols. Chuck is survived by his wife of 66 years, Faye Adams Whisenant of Salt Lick; nephews, Gary (Ral- “ «pha) Harvey and Terry - , (Sandy) Harvey, both of Salt 2 :Lick; niece, Teresa (David) :;Arnett of Salt Lick; great :nieces, Jessica Harvey and :«Katelyn Harvey, both of Salt ’lick, and Makayla (Austin) {Lewis of Mt. Sterling; and :great nephew, Nathan Har- eyey of Salt Lick; brothers, IBobby Whisenant, Lees- :Iville, SC, Bryant (Hannah) :Whisenant, Oceana, WV, David (Jean) Whisenant, . Mechanicsburg, VA; sisters, Anna Faye Jarrett, Charles- CHARLES RUSSELL WHISENANT ton, WV, and Mary Calda- raro, Elkin, NC, along with a host of other nieces and nephews; other relatives, church family and friends. Chuck was a World War II veteran, who proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps, where he was sta- tioned in Germany, Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Panama and other locations. He was a former airplane mechanic for North American Avia- tion and retired as a data entry operator from Owens- Illinois Glass Manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio, in 1989 when he and Faye moved to their dream home in Ken- tucky. He loved to grow beautiful flowers and veg- etables, mow, hunt and fish. Chuck loved and served the- Lord with all of his heart He and Faye were faithful members of the Sharkey Baptist Church. Service will be held at pm. on Saturday, September 11, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memori- al Chapel with Pastor Harley Sexton, Jr. and Pastor Elijah Sexton officiating. The ser- vice will be live streamed at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Facebook page be- ginning at pm. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Salt Lick with full military honors presented by More head American Legion Post No. Pallbearers: Gary Har- vey, David Arnett, Austin Lewis, Elijah Sexton, James Isaac, and Ben Lewis. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 pm. until the service at pm. at Northcutt Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351. The family requests all vis- itors to wear face coverings. View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com On Friday Michael McNew, former resident of Mt. Sterling, was sen— tenced to 86 months in federal prison by US. Dis- trict Court Judge Karen C. Caldwell for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in furtherance of a crop in- surance fraud scheme. Shortly thereafter, Roger Wilson, resident of Mt. Sterling, was sentenced to months in federal pris- on, also by Judge Caldwell, for conspiracy to commit crop insurance fraud. McNew, 51, was a crop insurance adjuster until when he became a crop insurance agent. Ac- cording to his plea agree— ment, in his role as an adjuster, he agreed with agricultural producers to inflate or fabricate the damage to their crops and falsify the number of acres of crop planted when preparing adjust- ments on their claims of loss on federal Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (“MPCI”) policies. As an insurance agent, he admitted to com- mitting fraud on MPCI claims of loss, as well as private claims of loss to his contracted employer, AR- Mtech Insurance Servic- es. He continued to inflate or falsify acreage reported and damage to crop and assisted with submission of generic photograph of loss that falsely pur— ported to show damage to a particular producer’s farm. He also admitted he submitted a lications Searching for an Ancestor’s burial ‘ site? Cemeteries 8r Burial Grounds In Bath County Kentucky . 2nd Edition - Hardback More than 25,000 burials, names, birth 8r death dates, cemetery location and GPS $70. Incl KY Sales Tax $7.000 Handling/ Shipping Order From: John Wills 1449 West Hwy 36 Owingsville, KY 40360 or copies are available at the Bath County Memorial Library. VIVAL ‘ Slate Valley Christian Church September 23, 24, and 25th 6:30PM nightly Special singing each night Speaker: Sam Dunn Sit in your carand listen on 103.9 or come in to the church or the Fellowship Hall. for crop insurance for indi- viduals he knew were not farmers, but were relatives or friends of his farmer co-conspirators, in order to spread out losses and obtain better guarantees. In total, McNew admitted to causing a total loss of more than $23,000,000. Wilson, 88, owned Clay’s Tobacco Warehouse, 3 to- bacco warehouse, grading station, and auction house in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. In his Plea Agreement, he admitted that from Sep tember until at least May he arranged for farmers to purchase poor quality tobacco, so they could use this tobacco to get fake grades to apply to their insurance claims of loss, which resulted in inflated indemnity pay- ments. Documents filed with the Court and testi- mony at the sentencing hearing demonstrated that Wilson also produced fake sales receipts, shipping re- ports, and bale tags, all in efforts to facilitate fraudu- lent crop insurance claims of loss. These documents showed that Wilson was responsible for over $9,000,000 in losses to the federal government. McNew pleaded guilty in October 2020.Wilson pleaded guilty in May Under federal law, Me- New must serve 85 per- cent of his sentence, while Wilson must serve his en- tire sentence. Upon their release from prison, they will be under the supervi- sion of the United States Probation Office for a peri- od of three years. McNew must also pay restitution of Former Mt. Sterling Tobacco Warehouse owner. Former (tron Insurance Agent, Sentenced for charges Related to Bron Insurance Fraud $19,596,936. Wilson’s res- titution order is still pend- ing before the Court. Other recent crop insur- ance fraud sentencings have resulted in the follow- ing sentences: * Christopher Hicker— son, of Flemingsburg, was sentenced on July to 66 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, with restitution to be determined. * David Leech, of Car- lisle, was sentenced on August to 5 years pro- bation and ordered to pay restitution of $940,754 joint and severally with Earl Lee Planck, Jr. 0 Ronnie Jolly, 50, of Paris, Ky., was sentenced on August 13, to 36 months in prison and five years of supervised re- lease. 0 Bradley Price, 38, of Carlisle, Ky., was sen- tenced on August 20, to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. 0 Brandon Price, 30, of Paris, Ky., was sentenced on August to six months in prison and three years of supervised release. 0 Jimmy Price, of Carlisle, Ky., was sen- tenced on August 20, to six months in prison and three years of super- vised release. Upcoming sentencing hearings are also sched- uled to be held: John D. Watkins was scheduled to be sentenced to September 7, but on the courts own motion, Judge Caldwell order the sen— tencing to be rescheduled for September 15. * Karen Ann Nickell’s sentencing is continued to Sept. * Earl Lee Planck, Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on October Morgan Culbertson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 3. * Timothy Snedegar is scheduled to be sentenced on November 9 Carlton S. Shier, IV, Act- ing United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Jason M. Wil- liams, Special Agent in ‘ Charge, United States De- partment of Agriculture Office of Inspector Gener— al; Edward J. Gray, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves- tigation, Louisville Field Office; Bryant Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation; and Juan Garrett, Direc- tor, Kentucky Department of Insurance Fraud Inves- tigation Division, jointly made the announcement The investigations were conducted by the United States Department of Ag- riculture Office of Inspec- tor General, United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Ageni cy Special Investigations Staff, Federal Bureau of In- vestigation, Internal Rev- enue Service-Criminal In- vestigation, and Kentucky Department of Insurance. The United States is repre— sented by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Roth and Kathryn Anderson. Thank You Bath County Tourism and the Bath County Fiscal Court, would like to thank Caudill Construction for the magnificent fireworks display again this year over CaveRun Lake on Labor Day Weekend. We’d also like to thank the following for their generous donations that make this annual event possible: Reno’s on the Run Rowan County Fiscal Court Menifee County Fiscal Court Greentree Forest Products The Citizens Bank Thompson Transportation American Business Systems Mike Gray Funeral Home Powell Funeral Home Richardson Funeral Home Owingsville Banking Company Salt Lick F reemason Lodge Cave Run Storage, LLC Southern Home Renovations Peoples Bank of Kentucky Bath Lodge #55 Cecil'Goodwin, Inc. The Barnyard’Entertainment Venue Daniel Jacqueline Millican John Kathy Haskins Jan Kenny Roberts Jimmy Barnes Bobby C. Rogers, Bath County 'Judge Executive David Taulbee Larry & Deborah McGuire Paul Alan Noller, Jr. John Smith Crystal Warren Tommy Jones & Jimmy Leon Casey Cravens Kim & David Brickley We’d also like to give special thanks to L.W. & Enid Patton, Bath County EM Director, Jason York, Bath County Search and Rescue, Bath County Sheriff‘s I Department. Rowan County Sheriff’s Sari LICK rzre Dept. arm Farmers rue Dept. Department, Kentucky State Police, " ’ Engineers. Olympia Springs Fire Dept,