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News Outlook September 16, 2021 - 11 COMMUNITY I Skinks live too By Charles Mattox KyNewsGroup charles@kynewsgroup.com A fairly common-though rarely-seen, lizard is the Five-Lined Skink, or the species Plestiodon fascia- tus, as it is called in the sci- entific community. Skinks are small lizards that live across Kentucky and several other states. The can grow up to one foot in length. Juveniles have five lon- gitudinal stripes, usually yellowish or white stripes against a black back- ground, which includes a blue tail. Skinks are most-active in the spring, during their mating season. The reptiles prefer shady cover though they do expose themselves dur- ing the day. Skinks eat mostly in- sects, including grasshop- pers, crickets and roaches; they also eat spiders and have been known to feast on newborn mice. Female Skinks lay be- tween 444 eggs following the spring mating season, with the Skink nest usually located beneath a rock or in a rotten. log or beneath a fallen tree. The eggs hatch in one month. Skinksare not poisonous and seem to enjoy living close to humans. Kentucky five-lined Skinks (sometimes called Blue Tailed Skinks) have many enemies and preda- tors, among which are, hawks, carnivorous mam— mals-such as the fox-mink- housecat, dog, weasel and the more territorial of the skink family; the Broad- head Skink. Although the Skink appearance can cause distress, the Skink is no threat to humans and can help keep small pests and insects away from homes. Photo by Charles Mattox The five-Lined Skink is a Kentucky reptil e that enioys living close to humans. The Skink is not harmful to humans and helps to keep unwanted insects and small pests away. Numerous county road nroiocts underway ; By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Bath County Fiscal Court members held their regu- lar September meeting last Thursday morning. Rogers said Hinkle Con- struction would begin re- surfacing the county’s Flex Fund roads on the week of September 27. These roads include Riddle Road, Forge Hill Road, Crockett Lane, Ore Mines Road, Peace- ful Hollow Road, and Sour Springs Road. He reported that he is currently waiting to hear something about discre- tionary fund requests for blacktopping on Old State Road and Pine Grove Road. He also said Walker Con- struction would be laying some two loads of black- top on the end of Toy Road due to damage they caused while hauling there ‘ awa from the Hihwa 36 curve reconstruction proj- ect The county road depart- ment will also reinforce the culvert that keeps washing out. on Sanderson Road. He gave several updates on low-water bridge proj- ects in the county: He said state 80/20 bridge funds could not be used to put a low water bridge across Toy Road be- cause there is no currently no bridge there. The proj- ect is estimated to cost be tween $22,000 and $24,000. — He would see if they can use 80/ 20 bridge funds for a bridge on Stevens Road Recent rains have also damaged the low water bridge on Adams Road, and Roger expressed con- cern over a man-made lake located on a hillside above the bridge that could cause problems if the darn hold- ing back the lake erodes away. He also noted that the county’s warning signs placed at the bridge were stolen. his family. ITHE FAMILY OF JAMES E. GILVIN “KILLER” “DAVE” you to all that came to help no matter what time of day or night when I needed it. Thanks to our Sharpsburg neigh- bors for keeping an eye on our house while we were gone, for mowing the yard, and watering the flowers. Thanks to Vickie Wells for having my back through it all. To Cross— roads Elementary school for the beautiful wind chimes. Thanks to Carl Turner, his new found twin from a mother of a different color, the calls and visits he made to him. Carl always made him laugh. Dave had a rough 2 yearjoumey, he gave his best to beat the cancer. He met a lot of people while working on cars, trucks, tractors, dozers, backhoes, mowers, and anything they brought that he fixed. Maudie Tipton, Lavon Gulley, Ashley Sams, Carolyn Sue Gilvin, David Wayne Gilvin, Mary Bromagen and the rest of Would like to thank everyone for their kind- ness, prayers, phone calls, visits, food, hot meals, flowers, cards, and taking him to his appointments. His Grassy Lick Rd. neigh- bors for keeping an eye on his place, mow- ing the yard each week and fixing anything that needed it. Thank Try a Twinpack Combo Try one. of our lunch combos Try the new Reese’s Extreme Blizzard of the Month and don’t forget the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Blizzard Don’t forget to get yOu a COOL LARGE DRINK in our LARGE $1.00 Styrofoam Cup At Owingsville and both Morehead locations NOW HIRING -‘ Open interviews daily after 2:00 pm Hiring on the spot The county is cur- rently working on a design plan for the bridge at Mc- Cullough Hollow Road - They are also waiting on Concrete Plus to be- gin work on the low-water bridge on Polksville Cem- etery Road Court members also voted to approve blacktop ping work on Sour Springs Road, for $46,125 and on Bethel Road for $32,450. The cost is expected to be covered by $98,000 in reim- bursement from F EMA for county expenses incurred during this year’s ice storm. Court members also met in closed session for almost an hour to discuss pend- ing litigation and personnel matters. Upon returning to open session, they voted to au— thorize Judge Rogers to sign documents to hire Compass Municipal Advi- .s0rs and the law firm of Stites and Harbison PLLC to advise the :ounty on the distribution of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The county has been allo- cated $2.2 million in ARPA funds and received half of that allocation this year. There are limitations to what the funds can be used for, including water and sewer projects and broad- photo by Cecil Lawson Bath County Fiscal Court members held their regular September meeting last Thursday morning. band internet expansion. In other matters, court members also;.. .. voted to accepts-fa nation of property from Christy Perry located near Falcon Road in Midland voted to accept the Salt Lick Conservancy District annual financial report for 2020—21 accepted a bid from Concrete Plus to construct a salt building for the coun— ty on Kendall Springs Road, Energy/Fuel Vendors Needed for LIHEAP As winter approachs, Gateway Community Action will begin the Low Income Home Energy Assisonce Program (LIHEAP), The Subsidy Program will run from November 1, 2021 tirough December 10th, 2021. The Crisis Program will run from January 10th, 2022 through March 31, 2022 or until depletion of funds, whichever comes first. LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Anyone interested in participating as an Energy/Fuel Vendor for LIHEAP needs to visit their local Outreach Office for more information and to obtain a Vendor Agreement Packet. All potential vendors may also call Gateway Community Action at 1-800~92771833 to request a packet. Published in the Bath County News»0utlook. Menifee County News-Outlook and Rowan County News 09.16.21 and 09.23.21 Tessie Stewart, Bath Co. Sheriff 2020 Fee Account An audit has been completed for the Sheriff of Bath County, Kentucky for the 2020 Fee Account for the calendar year January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. A copy of the complete audit report, including financial statements and supple- . mental information, is on file at the Sheriff ’s office and is available for public inspection during normal business hours. Any citizen may obtain a copy of the complete audit for his personal use at a charge of twenty‘five cents ($.25) per page for publication costs. A copy of the financial statement prepared in accordance with KRS 424.220 is available to the public at no cost at the Sheriff ’5 office. 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Cali {704) 6023035 ask torAccwnfing Dept. Salt Lick Creek Watershed is interested in quotes on mowing our watershed structures. Due to our time constraint we will be asking any interested parties to submit quotes to April Smith through her email at aprilsmith725@hotmail.com. The details are listed below: The program of work for which quotes are to be submitted consists of mowing of four (4) watershed structures and the removal and disposal of all weeds , vines, and brush. There are areas that need to be cut and debris removed adjacent to the structures. The structures are located in Bath and Menifee Counties. Clear Creek Watershed Structure Carrington Watershed Structure Big Salt Lick Watershed Structure McDowell Watershed Structure The Contract Time allotted for the completion of this Contract is Thirty (30) consecutive calendar days. The Work for this Project is located in Bath and Menifee Counties: States» Federal Wage Rates do not apply for this project. Minorities and small businesses are encouraged to submit quotes on this project. The Bath County Water Shed Board reserves the right to waive any quotes and to reject any or all quotes. Submit all quotes to gpgfl smmh‘ 725@hotmail.gom by September 24, 2021 at 8:00 am. If you would like to receive further information please email April Smith or call her cell 606-484-0414. Mike Downs, Chairman Salt Lick Creek Watershed Published in the Bath County News—Outlook 09.16.21 and 0923.21