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. News Outlook September 16, 2021 13 COMMUNITY } Owingsville welcomes Kentucky Blue Spirits By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The City of Owingsville held a ribbon cutting cer- emony Tuesday morning to the city’s latest business, Kentucky Spirits. Kentucky Blue Spirits is a full-service liquor store, located at 137 Old Ky. 36 that carries a large selec- tion of beer, wine, and li- -quor products, including bourbon, whiskeys, rum, and other items. They are located at 137 Old Kentucky 36 in Ow- ingsville, which is the for- mer location of Kentucky Orthodontics Institute. Owners and operators are Jasvin Singh “Jessie” Mand, Gurpreet “Sonny” Mand, and Samba “Sam” Lamichhane. During the ribboncut— ting ceremony, Owings- ville Mayor Gary Hunt thanked the owners for locating their business in mm and for their busi- ness contributions to the community. Sam Lamichhane said Kentucky Blue Spirits has the best prices and best customer service in the area. Lamichhane said comes from a family of veterans, and he owns Owingsville Town & Country and will also be opening a new con- venience store in Sharps- burg soon. He said, “We love this community, and we want to see the city and the community grown. We want to do what we can for the community.” Kentucky Blue Spirits will also be adding a drive- thru window soon. They are currently open, and their operat- ing hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9 am. to 10 pm, Thursday through Saturday, 9 am. to midnight, and Sundays from noon to 9 pm. photo by Cecil Lawson The City of Owingsville officially welcomed Kentucky Blue Spirits to town with a ribbon- cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning. Shown above are, from left, Gurpreet "Sonny" Mand, store clerk Angela Stacy, Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt, Jasvin Singh "Jessie" Mand, Owingsville Police Chief Todd Tout, and Samba “Sam” Lamichhane. cil! council alllll'llllfls lil‘Sl reading 0' ordinance I0 allow removal 0' IIIBIIIIIGI'S Will! miss I00 many meetings TRICK OR TREAT SET FOR OCTOBER 30 By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com On Monday Owingsville City Council members ap- proved an ordinance to al- low them to remove fellow council members who ha- bitually miss meetings, and they set a date for Trick and Treat. City Council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordi- nance amending the city’s ethics policy to create a procedure to remove coun- cil members who miss more than three meetings per year without good cause. The ordinance allows complaints to be made to the city’s ethics board regarding council mem- ber absences. The ethics board would make a rec- ommendation to the coun- cil regarding the absences after a hearing. Council members would then have to consider the recom-‘ mendation and vote unani- mously to expel another council member with more than three absences in a twelve month period. The attendance issue was discussed briefly at the end of last month’s council meeting at the request of council member Rhonda Whitehead, and city attor- ney Earl Rogers HI was asked to draft language for an ordinance. Rogers told council members during Monday’s meeting that he had looked at surrounding {communi- ties, and'none of them had ordinances addressing at- tendance at meetings. “There’s nothing on the books,” he said. “(Atten- dance) is just expected.” Rogers said that civil . penalties and docked pay for not attending meetings could also be considered as options. Mayor Gary Hunt said the council could take up council member compen- sation at a future meeting ‘ when they will discuss pay for council members and the mayor. Any changes made to compensation would take effect only after the next election. Council member Jackie yi .,. ., .. ,, , .. , Anderson noted that fel? low council member Chris Crockett, who was not in attendance in Monday’s meeting, had missed 18 meetings since 2018. “That’s far too many,” Anderson said. ‘That’s not doing therttaxpayeps right.” He went on to say that the late Ed McDaniel, who served on the council until he passed away this past April, had health problems and had missed meetings because of that. He said that needed to be taken into account as well. Council members agreed to add a “without good cause” clause to the ordinance and to designate at least three missed meet- ings within a year. A. secondreadingof the ordinance wll be held at next month’s meeting. Council members also agreed to have city-wide Trick or Treat this year on Saturday, October 30, from 6 to 8 pm. zsinzéraz mzramm Manama; nemue ' stem: fill rum sew WMfiMfi- “Fifi .iEiW {fifiisiiilfiiiiili To find a healthcare provider, visit IonrhonHospltelcom “ comnuurfio—snm. Mayor Hunt also re- minded city residents that the there is an ordinance requiring property owners in the city limits to address nuisances such as grass, weeds, and trash. He also said that the city has an animal control or- dinance, and that all pets should be under the con: trol of their owners and not running freely onto neigh- boring properties. This ordinance also addresses animal noise including barking. Hunt also encouraged property owners who mow their lawns to clean up their grass off of sidewalks and streets. He said it does in- volve liability, particularly when grass is blown onto public streets and roads. ,COuncilmember’s .3 eed. to consider an amendment to address grass clean-up on city streets and side- walks. Mayor Hunt also re- ported to council members that the US Census Bureau has completed the results of their 2020 nation-wide census, which showed that the city of Owingsville had grown 4.12 percent in the past decade, from 1530 residents in 2010 to 1593 in 2020. He said the city of Sharpsburg had grown 13 percent, from 323 to 365 residents, while Salt Lick lost 18.48 percent of its residents, down from 303 to 247. Bath County as a whole has grown 10 percent, and now has 12,750 people. Kentuc as a whole has grown 3.8 percent, and while urban areas grew 7.1 percent, unincorporated. areas showed a 0.04 per-h cent decline in population... . Hunt, in his capacity at alcoholic beverage con-, trol administrator in the city, reported that 8 busi-. nesses in Owingsville are: now operating with liquor, licenses. He noted that Kentucky Blue Spirits. would be opening its doors, on Tuesday morning at the Miller Plaza in the old Ken? tucky Orthodontics build- ing, and liberty Mart was in the process of applying for a license to sell alcohol as well. .The next council meet- ing is scheduled for Mon- day, Oct. 11, at 6 pm. at City Hall. EVERY KID D Enroll your kids up to age 19 in health care coverage through the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Signing up is simple. ' Coverage is no cost. And it's the right thing to do. ENROLL THEM FOR N QUALIFY AT are: 0 COST WHEN YOU it. tite‘evsse.v,vo-e. weaves: n1"