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David Jackson defeated Robert Daugherty for 2nd District Constable, 779 to 390 votes. In one local race that By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com In one of the quietest general elections in recent memory, Bath Countians turned out to the polls in strength Tuesday, electing a new County Judge/Ex- ecutive and two new mem- bers to the Bath County Fiscal Court as well as casting votes for numer- ous other local, state, and national offices. 43.9 percent of all 9102 registered voters in Bath County came to the polls, compared with 46.2 per- cent of voters across the state. Democrat challenger Bobby Rogers was able to unseat incumbent County Judge/Executive Lowell Jamison with 2151 votes to 1658 votes. In the 2nd Commission- Father arrested following accident with juvenile son atthewheel Photo courtesy of Mont- gomery County Regional Jail John Wayne Wells toxicated at the time of the accident, after he smelled alcohol on him. Wells was charged with first-degree wanton endan- germent, endangering the welfare of a minor, and alco- hol intoxication in a public place. He was lodged in the Montgomery County Re- gional Jail and held under 850,000 cash bond. He is also forbidden to be within 500 feet of the juvenile as a condition of his release. A drug test given to him at the jail following his ar- rest revealed the presence of Oxycodone in his body. Wells is scheduled to be arraigned in Bath ..County District Court on Novem- ber 25. All individuals are pre- sumed innocent until prov- en guilty or pleading guilty in court. By Cecil Lawson ....... KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com A Peasticks man was arrested in early Sunday morning following a single vehicle accident on Old Sand Road in which his un- derage son was driving the vehicle. According to the police citation, Bath County Dep. Sheriff Justin Sutherland responded to the accident scene just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 on Old Sand Road, about three miles from Owingsville. Sutherland noted in the citation that John Wayne Wells, 40, of Ferguson Road, was a passenger in a vehicle which had veered off the roadway and hit a fence and metal gate. His thirteen year old son was allegedly at the wheel and was ejected and pinned un- der the vehicle during the wreck. Sutherland said that Wells was "extremely in- toxicated," with bloodshot eyes, unsteady on his feet, and with the smell of alco- hol on his breath. The son was extricated from underneath the vehi- cle and flown to the Univer- sity of Kentucky Medical Center with non-life threat- ening injuries. Sutherland also believed that the son was also in- Sale VlHSOH & SONS included over 300 write- in votes, the Bath County Soil and Water Conserva- tion District Board had three open seats. The two names on the ballot includ- ed Vernon Stamper with 1679 votes and Betty Bai- ley with 1518 votes. Write- in candidate Colby Wells also received 284 votes. Other write-in candidates included include Gary "Burnsy" Stewart (49) and Lisa Rogers (33). In the race for an open seat following the retire- ment of long-time 5th Dis- trict (Salt Lick) Bath Coun- ty School Board member Sandy Alexander Crouch, Eric Conkright defeat- ed opponent Veronica Crouch, 330 to 207 votes. Owingsville Mary Gary Hunt was easily able to hold on to his position Election cont. on pg. 12 Photo by Cecil Lawson Local interest in this year's county-wide races was high Tuesday evening as people packed the Bath County Clerk's office to hear election results first-hand. Bath XC Headed to KHSAA Jhree arrested for c,..,ionshi, drug trafficking By Cecil Lawson Police Detective Larry KyNewsGroup .... Bowling on Monday, Oct. 27. cecil@kynewsgroup.com Three individuals were arrested last week on drug trafficking charges, includ- ing two following previous- ly sealed grand jury indict- ments. Bradley S. Thompson, 35, of Owingsville, was ar- rested on an indictment warrant by Kentucky State The indictment, which was issued by the Bath Grand Jury on Oct. 2 and was previously sealed, charges Thompson with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, Drug Trafficking cont. on pg. 12 Photos by Ron Weaver State Qualifiers Dale Curtis, Carrie Staviski, Coach Robin Tolle, and Logan McNabb By Coach Rick Staviski The XC teams awoke Sat- urday Regional morning to a dusting of snow and a cold wind that continued until start time at the Ma- son County Cross Country Complex. The cold wind was not enough to cool off the Bath Harriers as they recorded 8 Personal Re- cords, a Regional Runner- ualified 3 athletes for the KHSAA State Meet. Carrie Staviski finished Region Runner-Up with her tenth School Record in a time of 20:15.00 to be named 1st Team All-Region 6AA and earn a trip the State Meet. Kristin Riddle finished 26th with another PR at 23:07.00. Hannah Bussell finished her first Bath XC cont. on pg. 12 DOYLE Mobi Comes, Inc. We have a complete line of mobile [ SinCe home parts. Part store number only 1 606-845-0761. 1962 Rt. 11 North & Maysville Road, Flemingsburg, KY Weekdays 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Sunday 606-845-8601 * 606-845-0301 606-845-0526 Are you tired of your money only earning 1/4%, 1/2%, 3/4%, or 1%!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUY GOLD OR SILVER Gold projected to cjo S5,000.00 an ounce by 2015. Silver projects to triple in price by 2014 Need help moving your 401 k, IRA, or Roth!!!! Call the Gates Insurance team at (606)68:5-2104 Loca00rograms to honor00":0000Area veterans Bath County's schools and the City of Owingsville are scheduled to have cer- emonies to honor the ser- vice and sacrifices of our county's veterans. Bath County's veterans and their families are in- vited to take part in the schools' programs: - Crossroads Elementary School, Friday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. - Owingsville Elemen- tary School, Monday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Bath County High Nov. 12, 7:30- 9 a.m. breakfast Bath County Middle School, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. The City of Owingsville will hold a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 on Main Street at the Bath County Courthouse, begin- ning at 11 a.m. The public is also invited to attend this event. The Bath County Volun- teer Community Service Award winner will also be announced at the Nov. 11 ceremony. : < ! 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