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12 - November 06, 2014 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook COMMUNITY Drug Trafficking cont. from page 1. Election cont. fron page 1. ten or more drug units for alleged controlled buys made from Thompson on Nov. 6 and Nov. 12, 2013, for ten Oxycodone pills at each transaction. Thompson was lodged in the Montgomery County Regional Jail and held on $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Bath Circuit Court on Nov. 20. Angelic Martin, 33, also of Owingsville, was arrest- ed on an indictment war- rant by Kentucky State Po- lice Trooper Scott Ferrell on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Martin's indictment, also issued by file Bath Grand Jury on Oct. 2 and previously sealed, charges her with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, ten or more drug units, for alleged con- trolled buys from her on Oct. 24 and Oct. 28, 2013, for ten Oxycodone pills in each transaction. Martin was also lodged in the Montgomery Coun- Photos courtesy of Montgomery County Regional Jail Bradley S. Thompson Angelic Martin Tammy J. Royce ty Regional Jail. No bond information was available in court records at the time the News-Outlook went to press. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Bath Cir- cuit Court on Nov. 6. Following "numerous complaints" of drug traf- ticking at 460 Spring Hol- low Road in Salt Lick, Ken- tucky State Police Trooper Nathan Shortridge inves- tigated the residence on Oct. 30. While talking with a female resident, Trooper Shortridge said in his ar- rested citation that he no- riced Tammy J. Royce, 49, walking off of the porch, and he asked to speak with her. He her asked if she "had anything on her that I need to know about. She said no, but this ain't my jacket," ac- cording to the citation. He noted that she had slurred speech, was unsteady on her feet, and that she also had a glass tube in her pocket and "rattled" when she moved. Following a search, Trooper Shortridge dis- covered on Royce's person four glass vials with resi- due and a piece of alumi- num foil in her right jacket pocket, as well as six bag- gies filled with what Short- ridge believed to be rocks of "bath salts", an empty baggie, and a pipe with residue in another pocket. He also found 8230 in cash in her pants pocket. Royce was charged with one count of trafficking in synthetic drugs, first of- fense/Class A misdemean- or, public intoxication/ controlled substance, and possession of drug para- phernalia. She was lodged in the Montgomery County Re- gional Jail and held under 810,000 cash bond. A drug test administered at the jail showed that her body con- tained Oxycodone. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Bath District Court on Nov. 13. All individuals are con- sidered innocent until proven guilty or pleading guilty in court. ,S Carrie Staviski fffdshed Bath XC cont. fron page 1. year with a PR, crossing the fine at 23:34.00 to finish 30th. Shelby Hedges time of 24:36.00 set a PR as she placed 37th. Gwenn Conley ran a 25:27.00 to finish 41st and set a new PIL Trisha Hickerson was 46th with a 27:16.00 and Kyla Copher 51st at 31:06.00. second regional. For the Boys, Dale Cur- tis led the way running his last Regional with a time of 17:57.0() and was named 1st Team All-Region 6AA with a 7th place finish to earn a trip to the State Meet. Logan McNabb earned a trip to the State Meet with his 18th place finish in a PR time of 18:51.00. Kevin Jones fin- ished his career placing 28th with a 20:14.00. Tra- Dale Curtis finished 7th overall in the Boys' AA RdgionaL to compete at State. Logiln McNabb also qualified vis Woodard also running his last Regional finished with a 20:20.00 to place 31st. Caleb Bowen an 8th grader competed in his 2nd Regional meet finished 35th crossing the line at 21:02,00 to tie his PR time. James Overholser (39th) and Zack Martin (44th) both competing in their first Regional Meet fin- ished 21:42.00 and 22:56.00 respecrively and both with new Personal Records. Curtis, McNabb and Staviski will compete in the KHSAA State meet on Sat- urday morning at the Ken- tucky Horse Park in Lex- ington. The girls will open the competition with the First Call at 11:15 and race time at 11:30. The boys' first call is at 12:00 with the start gun at 12:15. Motorist Alert: new turn lane installed on Hwy. 36 "town hill" On Tuesday contrac- tors re-striped the lanes on Hwy. 36, also known locally as "town hill," to accommo- date anticipated iflcreased tractor-trailer traffic to the Custom Foods food pro: cessing plant on Kendall Springs Road. Crews removed lane markings on the 2,200-foot truck-climbing portion of westbound KY 36 between David Street and Mari- ella Drive. Then, new lane markings were painted - turning 600 feet of the highway into a left-turn lane for Kendall Springs Road. The remaining 1,600- foot section of highway was changed to a two-way cen- ter turn lane. Signs will be placed to Photo by Cecil Lawson alert motorists to the new traffic pattern. Motorists traveling up the hill on KY36 from 1-64 will encounter a traffic split ,at David Street, with the right lane designated for thru traffic and the left lane for left-turn-only traffic from there to Ken- dall Springs. Past Kendall Springs, thru traffic will continue on the right, with a two-way center turn lane on the left for left-turning traffic. Motorists traveling down the hill on KY 36 from downtown Owingsville, will encounter a traffic split at Mariella Drive, with the right lane designated for thru traffic and a two-way center turn lane on the left for left-turning traffic up to Kendall Springs. Past Ken- dall Springs, thru traffic will continue in one right lane. Motorists are urged to use caution and pay atten- tion as they get used to the new traffic pattern on the road. l, akevietv 6ornmuni00y 6hutch News against challengers Palmer "Jaybird" Crouch, Bill Hod- son, and Bertha Johnson. Hunt received 319 votes to Crouch's 37, Hodson's 79, and Johnson's 71. The Owingsville City Council will take on some new members in January following a crowded field for six open positions. Those elected included in- cumbent Charles Adkins (303 votes), former 2nd District Commissioner Ray Toy (292), incumbent Nan- cy Purvis (285), incumbent and Ambulance Service Di- rector Gary Bealert (215), newcomer Chris Crockett (212), and incumbent Jim L. Davis (194). Others vy- ing for the seats included Greg Brooks (173), Har- old Bashford (165) , B. A. Franklin (142), and Her- bert "JR" Wilson (74). Both Sharpsburg Mayor Dorothy Clemons and Salt Lick Mayor Brad Frizzell ran unopposed, but their councils will be taking new one new member each. Salt Lick City Council had four open positions, all of them filled by sitting mem- bers Walter Powell, Martha Gulley, and Bill Unchester, who will be welcoming Greg Whitt among their ranks. Sharpsburg City Coun- cil, which also had four spots up for grabs, will now include new member and former Mayor William "Rocky" Roberts (58 votes) as well as incumbents Da- vid L. Jones (68), Thelma (66), and Patsy (71). Current board member Phillip Fet- ter will not return after the first of the year (43 votes). Those county officers who were not facing oppo- sition in this year's general election included County Attorney Kim Hunt Price, County Clerk Roger Coyle, Jailer Earl Willis, 1st Dis- trict Commissioner Miilard Petitt III, Coroner Robbie Powell, Surveyor Roy Allen Wright, 1st District Consta- ble Democrat Jimmy Per- ry, 3rd District Constable Gordon Scott Swartz, and 1st School Board District member Hurschell Rawl- ings. 72nd District Rep. San- nie Overly defeated Bath County Republic challeng- er Dwaine Curran, 2364 to 1319 votes. The Bath County Clerk's office reported long lines throughout the day at pre- cincts in Salt Lick and Ow- ingsville as voters strug- gled with a lengthy ballot. They also reported that a voting machine had to be replaced in Olympia, and there were problems with another voting machine in Sharpsburg that was ad- dressed later in the day. Precinct votes came in fairly quickly following the close of the polls Tuesday evening, with the busy Ow- ingsville 3 Precinct closing around 7 p.m. Clerk's office staff mem- bers said that they felt un- fairly criticized on election night for late reporting of official results because they took the time to ad- dress a small discrepancy in the race for U. S. Sen- ate and to make sure that over 300 write-in votes for Soil and Water Conserva- tion District Board were correctly entered into the state's computer system. They noted that this was the first time that write-in votes had been used with the new system. In national races, Ken- tucky Senator Mitch McCo- nnell won decisively over Allison Lundergan Grimes with 56.1% of the vote across the state. McCon- nell, however, did not win in Bath County, receiving 1777 votes to Grimes' 1890. Libertarian challenger Da- vid Patterson received only 168 votes. Bath County was among a small cluster of tradition- ally Democratic counties including Nicholas, Me- nifee, Powell, Lee, Rowan, and Elliott Counties where a majority voted for Grimes over McConnell In the 6th Congressional District, Republican incum- bent .Andy Barr retained his seat in Congress over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Jensen with 59.9% of the vote. Barr took Bath County with 2362 votes to Jensen's 1419 votes. In the non-partisan Su- preme Court Justice, 6th Judicial District, race, Mi- chelle Keller received 1200 votes to challenger Teresa Cunningham's 1100 votes. 6th District Appeals Court (lst Divison) Judge Allison Jones, who was ap- pointed to her position last year, defeated challenger Covington attorney Justin Sanders, 1562 to 667 votes. 6th District Appeals Court (2nd Division) Judge Joy Moore was unopposed. Local judges also ran without opposition, includ- ing 21st Judicial District Circuit Court Judges Wil- liam Lane and Beth Maze and District Court Judges William "Willie" Roberts and Don Blair. I would like to send a sincere THANK YOU to all of the people that supported and encouraged me, and most of all, voted forme in my bid to become Mayor. Even though I may have lost the election, I have gained so much more from the experience. I feel blessed for this experience and fortunate to have met so many new friends, neighbors, and families in our community. I would also like to thank all that may not have voted for me, but still opened their doors and listened to what I had to say. I plan to continue to stay active in the community and be a voice. Additionally, Congratulations to Mayor Gary Hunt on his re-election as Mayor. lf l can help him in any way to make Owingsville a better place for all, I will be glad to help. By Betty Jo Allen Last Sunday was a great day for Lakeview Commu- nity Church. The weather was beautiful. We were blessed to see so many people come out to the services. At the close of the ser- vices it was wonderful to see Kaitlyn McKenzie bap- tized, It was great to see so many to her family here to witness this important step in her life. Even her great- grandmother was present. This Friday night from 4:00 to 8:00 The Men's Fel- lowship is having a Fish fry. For more information see the ad in this paper. This Sunday November 9 the congregation will be honoring our Veterans. Any Veteran out there that does not have a home church or if you want to vis- it on this special day. you are certainly welcomed. We appreciate all Veterans. God bless you every one. We will be giving special honor to Chester Calvert, World War II Vet and Hero, our oldest member at 93. Our Ladies Group is pre- paring for a Thanksgiving Bake Sale and a Christmas Craft Bazaar. This will be held November 22 and 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall. Plan to Come. Five County Classifieds I Call 674-9994 for assistance ] Advertising Agency Let our professionally trained team of graphic designers design your ad. Want to see some examples of our work? Stop in our design office at 218 N. Locust Street., Carlisle, KY 40311, or call (859)289-6425 to request a pdf portfolio be e-mailed to you.