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18 - October 18, 2012 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook e Many Kentuckians are al- ready casting their ballots in the November 6, 2012, Gen- eral Election, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligi- ble individuals of the rules regarding absentee voting in the Commonwealth. "Kentucky is at its best when everyone's voice is heard," said Grimes. "I en- courage anyone who needs to vote absentee, particu- larly military voters serving overseas, to request and re- turn their absentee ballots promptly." Voters who are eligible to vote absentee in the Novem- ber 6th election include: Military personnel, their dependents, and over- seas citizens Students who tempo- rarily reside outside the county Other voters who tem- porarily reside outside of Kentucky (e.g "snow- birds'3 Voters who are incar- cerated but have not yet been convicted Voters whose employ- ment takes them outside the county during all hours the polling place is open Voters who will be out of the county on Election Day Military personnel confined to base who learn of that confinement within seven days or less of the election Voters and spouses of voters who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day Pregnant women in their third trimester Precinct Election Of- ficials Voters of advanced age or who suffer from disabil- ity or illness Depending on the reason for casting an absentee bal- lot, an individual may be permitted to vote either by mail or in person, Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerks in person or via telephone, fax or email. Applications for mall:m absentee ballots must be re- ceived by the county clerk's office no later than. October 30, 2012, and completed bal- lots must be received by the county clerk by 6:00 p.m. lo- cal time on Election Day. In-person absentee voting will begin in all counties no later than October 23, 2012, although county boards of. elections may permit in- person absentee balloting earlier. In-person absentee voting is conducted during the county clerk's regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day. In- person absentee votes must be cast by close of business on November 5, 2012. With the start of in-per- son absentee voting, dec- tioneering laws are in effect in buildings where absentee voting is conducted. During polling hours, electioneer- hag is prohibited inside absentee voting locations, and electioneering materi- als may not be affixed to the interior or exterior of those buildings. Anyone with questions about absentee voting, or electioneering should visit www.elect ky.gov or contact their county board of elec- tions, county clerk or the 'State Board of Elections. You can also follow @kysec- ofstate on Twitter and like Kentucky Office of the Sec- retary of State on Facebook to be sure you receive other important election-related announcements. Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole- Scores 99 Percent in Re-Accreditation Audit For the second consecu- tive time, the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) Division of Proba- tion and Parole has re- ceived a near perfect score in its re-accrtditation audit. The division received an overall score of 99 per- cent. Auditors scored the agency 100 percent on the mandatory standard re- quirements and 99 percent on the non-mandatory re- quirements of the Ameri- can Correctional Associa- tion (ACA). Auditors Jo Glazier, cor- communication skills and teamwork. Glazier, the chair of the team, said the agency's accreditation history "demonstrated not only a knowledge of the stan- dards but also a desire to go beyond the minimum requirements of the actual standards to improve your criminal justice agency." "I'm extremely pleased with this near-perfect au- dit score and I know it is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work," said Commissioner Thompson. maintain a high level of per- formance," said Carman. "Staff members at all levels can be take pride in this as a division-wide effort. Hav- ing the auditors note a high level of teamwork within this organization speaks volumes as to what can be accomplished when staff pull together in a common effort. We do not take the challenge to maintain ac- creditation lightly and re- alize that our efforts are ongoing Our confidence in the staff has been prov- en and that confidence re- : -:" - : : : - -:, re---%am also .thrilled4he- the months ,and tired New York State Divi- sion of Parole, and Linda Hadel, Johnson County, Kansas Community Cor- rections, announced their audit findings this week to Kentucky DOC officials in- cluding Commissioner La- Donna Thompson, Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter- Blair and Division Director Tun Carman. Probation and parole offices across the Com- monwealth, covering three regions of the state, were toured by the audit team. The team spoke with pro- bation and parole officers regarding supervision pro- cedures and operational practices, as well as offend- ers under probation and pa- role supervision. The auditors applauded the division's re-entry ef- forts and work with com- munity partnerships. Additionally, auditors commented on the profes- sionalism of Probation and Parole staff, and acknowl- edged staff's dedication, MULTI-STATE, 3-DAY BLITZ NETS MARIJUANA SEIZURES The Kentucky State Police joined forces with Michigan, Ohio, West Vir- ginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana State Police on Sept. 27-29, in an effort to combat drug trafficking through a marijuana interdiction and eradication enforcement blitz. This successful enforce- ment effort netted 32 felony and 152 misdemeanor mari- juana related drug arrests. The agencies also seized over 94,000 grams of mari- juana and a total of 14,126 marijuana plants. "Successful multi-agency enforcement efforts like this illustrate the collective pow- er of making our roadways and communities safer for everyone," said KSP Com- missioner Rodney Brewer. This multi-agency en- forcement effort was part of the 6 State Trooper Project, which is aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and secu- rity services in the areas of highway safety, criminal pa- trol and intelligence sharing. ditors praised our re-entry efforts. This is a priority for the Division of Proba- tion and Parole, and the entire Department of Cor- rections, so it is especially rewarding to have those ef- forts recognized." Director Carman said the successful re-accredi- tation was the result of an extended effort on the part of all staff and called it "one element in a larger effort to maintain professionalism within the organization." 'q'he staff has proven that it can both set and years to come." The probation and pa- role accreditation audit is a multi-faceted examina- tion of every aspect within the division. It consists of more than 220 national standards that cover secu- rity, procedures, training, and record-keeping regard- ing offenders. The audit process requires constant monitoring and quality con- trol checks. The Division is audited by ACA every three years and undergoes an inter-departmental audit everyyear. OPEN SATURDAYS LAW OFFICE OF ROGER L. BYRON Attorney & Counselor at Law 25 South Court, Owingsville Office Hours: M-F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm www.rogerbyronlaw.com THIS IS AN ADVERTISMENT Registered Red Angus Bulls Free Deliveries First Breeding Season Guarantee N New Castle, KY Wendall Bailey - 502-296-1044 ORDINANCE #9-2012 AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND WATERCRAFT PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE CITY OF OWINGSVILLE, KENTUCKY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY GRANTED IT UNDER KENTUCKY REVISED STATUES, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OWINGS- VILLE, KENTUCKY, DOES HEREBY SET THE TAX RATE FOR THE MO- TOR VEHICLES AND WATERCRAFT FOR THE CALENDER YEAR 2013 AT 36.0 CENTS PER $100.00 ASSESSED VALUATION. THE ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT AND BE IN FORCE IMMEDI- ATELY AFTER IT'S ADOPTION AND PUBLICATION AS REQUIRED BY LAW. MAYOR GARY HUNT ATTEST: CATHY CONWAZ CITY CLERK. FIRST READING: SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 SECOND READING: OCTOBER 8, 2012 PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 18, 2012 PUBLICATION: B.C.N.O. JIM DAVIS YEA NANCY PURVIS YEA FAITH CORBIN YEA LAURA JOHNSON YEA GARY BEALERT ABSENT ROBERTA BASHFORD ABSENT Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is invit- hag schools and teachers across the Commonwealth to bring the 2012 General Election into classrooms through the Kentucky Student Mock Election program. The deadline to register for the mock elec- tion, which is conducted in partnership with the National Student/Parent Mock Election, is October al, 2012. Voting begins on October 25, 2012, and the statewide mock election will be held on November 1, 2012. 'q'he Mock Election is a great way for students to experience what it means to be active citizens and to cultivate an important be- havior they will carry far beyond the classroom," said Grimes. "In addition other activities my of- fice is sponsoring, such as a vice presidential debate- related curriculum, the 'Our Voice. Our Future.' forum at Centre College, and the 24th Annual Essay and Slogan Contest, the Mock Election program is a great way to celebrate Civics Month in October." For the first time, teach- ers will have the option to turn computers in their classrooms into voting ma- chines. 'q'he virtual voting machine program allows students to receive con- firmation that their votes have been cast and will be counted," said Grimes. "I believe it will be a valuable tool to engage young Ken- tuckians." The 2012 Kentucky Mock Election ballot will allow students to vote 0 0 on candidates for Unit- ed States President and United States Representa- five. The final results of the Mock Election will be available on the Secretary of State's website, wvc, v. sos.ky.gov. Over 100,000 elementa- ry, middle and high school students throughout Ken- tucky cast ballots in the 2008 Mock Presidential Election. Grimes said, "I hope the excitement from the only vice presidential debate being held in Dan- ville will translate to even greater participation this year." Additional informa- tion, including registra- tion instructions, a list ot participants, and teaching resources, is available on- line. Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead an- nounce the final traffic and criminal activity report for September 2012. During Septem- ber Post 8 personnel issued 2056 total cita- tions. Of those cita- tions, 36 were for DUI, 456 were for Speeding, 208 for No Seat Belt, and 25 for Child Re- straint. In addition, there were 3,456 Vehi- cle Inspections and 420 Courtesy Notices is- sued. Post 8 also inves- tigated 63 Tra c Col- lisions of which there were 2 fatalities, one in Mason County and one in Morgan County. Post 8 personnel also investi- gated 1,333 Complaints. A total of 81 Criminal Cases were opened and a total of 361 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of Septem- ber 2012. A total of 6 Programs were con- ducted. Additionally, Captain Brian Bowling, Com- mander of the Ken- tucky State Police at Morehead, announces that Troopers of the M0rehead Post will be conducting Safety Checkpoints in addi- tion to Moving Patrols speeds through road constructions. Extra special attention should be given to pedestrians during the Halloween festivities. This concentrated enforcement effort will utilize Troopers and Detectives assigned to and working the More- head post area. Mem- bers of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) will also be uti- lized. They will focus on enforcing violations of Speeding, No Seat 'throughout the Post2, Belt, area during the entire month of October as well the remainder of the year 2012. Motor- ists are urged to be cau- tious and obey reduced Child Restraint, Impaired Driving Laws, and Texting While Driv- ing, as well as other violations of the Traffic Laws of Kentucky. ii U.S. Presents Saturday October 20th, 2012 11:00 AM Lexington, KY AMy Barr for Congress HQ, 3320 Tates Creek Road 1:00 PM Stanton, KY Lions Club Park 2:00 PM Salt Lick, KY Rudy's Ranch (behind Carrington Golf Course) 11980. KY 36 in Salt Lick, KY For Questions please call : 859-806-8683 or email in- f0@andybarrf0rc0ngress.c0m Admission is Free! Bring your family and friends! I Paid for by Andy Barr For Congress - ~ q ~,