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The News-Outlook is now published on Thursday (USPS 04526O) 127th Year--Edition 64 P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 36p 50 Ph.: 98584-2263 r~'!i **C005 f :r 18, 2012 l By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Bath County Fis- cal Court met with a short agenda Thursday morning for their regular October monthly meeting. County Commissioner Ray Toy and Treasurer Dong Copher were not present for the meeting. Myra Toy stood in for county treasurer Doug Copher and presented the treasurer's report, bills, and transfers. She report- ed that the jailer's bill was less than $20,000 again this month. Commissioners ap- proved these items. James "Sonny" Rawl- ings appeared bef6re court members and invited them all to Saturday's Com- munity Service Volunteer Award, held at 10 a.m. at the courthouse steps. He told them that he had invit- ed Rep. Sannie Overly, Sen. IL J. Palmer, and even Gov. Steve Beshear, as well as Congressman Ben Chan- 'dler and his Republican challenger for office this year, Andy Barr. Court members heard from county 911 director Picky Faudere, who asked them if they would approve the hiring of a part-time dis- patcher, Justin Welch, to re- place one who had left for a better-paying job. Faudere said that at some point, court mem- bers will have to offer a bet- ter pay rate in order to keep people on at the dispatch office. Starting pay is 87.25 an hour for the position. Sharpsburg resident William Crump spoke to court members about the traffic situation on Ramey Road, a county road north of Sharpsburg which leads into Nicholas County. Crump said that he was concerned about people on foot crossing Ramey Road from Pleasure Ridge Apart- ments. Crump said that the speed limit for the road is posted 25 mph but that peo- ple drive much faster. Commissioner Millard Pettit wondered if the coun- ty could post a caution sign in the area as well. Crump!s concerns were seconded by Constable Wes Tincher, who said that State Police has said that they would make their presence known in the area. "Having them show up will make a huge differ- ence," T'mcher said. Chris Butcher, resident W , By Cecil Lawson ,KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com When Bath County voters step into the voting booth on Tuesday, Nov. 6, they are going to see not one, but two races for U. S. Repre- sentative in Congress. Carolyn Rogers, Bath County Clerk, wanted to clear up any confusion for voters by explaining the situation. A special election is set for the remaining term d 4th District Rep. Geoff Da- vis. Davis said in December 2011 that he would be retir- ing after his current term in office. On July 31he an- nounced his resignation from office, cilklg family health issues. Gov. Steve Beshear an- nounced in August that a special election to fill Davis' vacancy would be sched- uled for Nov. 6, the same day as the general election. Until this year, the 4th Congressional District had included most northern Kentucky counties, includ- ing Nicholas, Fleming, Rob- ertson, Harrison, and parts of Bath County. Most of Bath County was included in the old 4th Con- gressional District, except for the Salt Lick 1 and 2 and White Sulphur precincts, which were in the 5th Dis- trict. Following redistricting this year based on the 2010 Census, population shifts meant the expansion of the neighboring 6th Cdn- gressional District and the candidate Wil- liam 1L "Bill" Adkins of Wil- llamstown, Republican can- didate Thomas Massie of Florence, and independent candidate David Lewis of Batavia, Ohio. The newly redrawn dis- trict lines take effect in Janu- ary 2013, and Bath County is now included with the 6th District, along with Nicho- las, Fleming, Menifee and Wolfe counties and parts of Harrison County and north- ern Scott County. Demo- cratic Rep. Ben Chandler is being challenged by Repub- lican candidate Audy Barr of Lexington: Voters are being asked to vote in the special election to fill out the term of Rep. Davis while parts of Bath County remains in the 4th District, and they are also voting for 6th District Rep- resentative when they join that district in 2013. ,If you have any questions about the election and vot- ing, call the Bath County Clerk's office at 674-2613. of Slate Bend Road, spoke to court members and said that a neighbor on his road has placed landscaping tim- bers into cattle gap on the county road near his prop- erty, making it possible for his cattle to get out. County attorney Les- lie Richardson said that someone would attempt to contact this neighbor about the issue. Commissioner Pettit raised the issue of reopen- ing a section of Shields Road which has fallen out of county maintenance. He said that another farmer on property next to his own has been using a road across his property to ac- cess the farm, but that his own road has fallen into disrepair. He has no inter- est in repairing his road and asked the county to begin to maintain Shields Road again. Judge Executive Lowell htrnison said that should not be a problem. Court members met in executive session for about 30 minutes. When they returned to open session, they approved a 30 cents an hour raise for all full-time county employees. Both Ricky Faudere and secretary Ann Lykes asked why the raise could not be applied to part-time em- ployees.as well. Faudere reminded court members that he is having two em- ployees to leave at dispatch because of low wages. The next regular sched- uled meeting if the fiscal court is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. I by Cecil Lawson The community of P est n swelle( with visitorsT-vendors; and shoppers last week for Court Days. This historic local evertt-l~ws tens of thousands of visitors every year and tin grown considerably in recent years. Court" Days highlights can be found on page 7. , You are invited to the Bath County Commu- nity Service Volunteer Award, to be held this Saturday, October 20, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be near the courthouse steps and will recognize an individual for improv- ing the image of Bath County through volun- teering services and deeds. Nominations for the award were submit- ted by Bath County resi- dents. The Selection Committee is comprised of civic leaders appoint- ed by their respective organizations. The recipient will have her or his name en- graved on a granite tile l O l Photo by Cecil Lawson Cool morning fog lifts under the morning sun into the brick walkway leading to the court- house. This is a "Com- l munity Service Walk of Fame" for Bath County. We look forward to l O O O O seeing you on this Sat- urday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. shrinking of the 4th. from Slate Creek and Skillet Branch, as seen Currently on the ball [,from PeasticksRoad. for the 4th District seat are i " ! By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgr up'c m A woman driving a late- model Ford Mustang had an accident on Kendall Springs Road Monday af- ternoon. According to Bath Co. Rescue Squad Director Charles Lyons, the uniden- tiffed woman was prob-The woman and her ably driving at a high rate daughter, who was a of speed in the straight senger, suffered, minor stretch past the sharpinjuries and were taken to curve on Kendall Springs Road when she appeared to have lost control of the ' car, skidding and running off of the right side of the road. The car struck a tree and was turned around facing the opposite direction. St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling. 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