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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper November 08, 2012- 7 LOCAL NEWS Sharpsburg Community Bath GraJ00d Jury Indictments Center project ready for bid by Cecil Lawson Teresa Shields, left, looks over the specification books for the proposed Sharpsburg Community Center, while city council members, Mayor Dorothy Clemens, and City Clerk Rob Lane look over the plans. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Sharpsburg's com- munity center project is back on track for now, following Monday's reg- ular November meeting of the Sharpsburg City Council. Teresa Shields, with were on hand to inspect the site. Shields noted that at least two other contrac- tors had picked up the plans and specifications for the project but were not present at the meet- ing. Shields passed out a timeline to council mem- bers. On November 14, the Gateway Area De- at 10 a.m., bids for the velopment District, was :project will be opened on hand at the meeting at Sharpsburg City Hall. to discuss Monday's pre-bid meeting with contractors and to walk city council members through the project's prospective timeline. The community cen- ter project had to be re- bid this fall following an The bid winner is set to be officially announced at the Dec. 3 regular meeting of the city coun- cil. "I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that we get good bids by the 14th," Shields said. unexpected over-bid on Shields and the city the pro]ect,it June., ,jc,, council members did chitect Greg ?itzsimons came up with sugges- tions to lower the price through various chang- es to the construction plans, and the project went up for rebid on Oct. 25. Shields, Mayor Doro- thy Clemons, and a number of city council members were on hand for pre-bid meeting with prospective contractors on Monday morning at the community center site at the old Sharps- burg school building. Representatives from The Walker Company, from Mt. Sterling; RJ Construction, from Vanceburg; and BRP from London express some concern after looking through the specification books included with the plans that there was no item- ized bid list as well as a separate bid schedule for the gymnasium side of the community center included. Mayor Clemons, City Clerk Rob Lane, and council members agreed that the itemized bid list was supposed to be a central feature of Greg Fitzsimons' efforts to prepare the project for rebid. Shields said that she would contact Fitzsi- mons by email that eve- ning and find out. 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Clem- ons Mso reported that there is a problem with the new pump station on Forest Avenue, but that Steve Faudere would be speaking with an electri- cian about the problem on Tuesday. heard Mayor Clem- ons say that the Sharps- burg Christmas Parade would be held this year on Saturday, November 17, at noon. Clemons said that there will also be vendors and food available from 8 a.m. to I p.m. that day. The next regular meet- ing of the Sharpsburg City Council is sched- uled for Monday, De- cember 3, 7 p.m. at City Hall. FIZER By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Bath County Grand Jury met last Thursday for its November term and returned seven felony in- dictments, continued three cases, and dismissed one case. Derrick J. Helton, 22, was indicted for a single count of theft by unlawful taking, over $500 and less than $10,000, when he al- legedly took an ATV be- longing to Gary Adams on Aug. 25 valued at $2000. Dept. Sheriff Johnny Botts appeared before the Grand Jury as a witness for the Commonwealth in this case. Joseph Malcolm Ander- son, 36, was indicted for one count of assault, third degree; one count of pub- lic intoxication, controlled substance; two counts of resisting arrest; one count of criminal mischief, third degree; and disorderly conduct, second degree. These charges stem :from an Oct. 8 incident in which Anderson was ar- rested on Riddle Road in Bath County for allegedly being under the influence of drugs and allegedly at- tempting to hit Dept. John- ny Botts, escape from his custody, and attempt to es- cape from Kentucky State Police Trooper Nathan Shortridge. He is also ac- cused of damaging a bench at the Bath County Dis- patch Office while hand- cuffed to it. Dept. Botts appeared before the Grand Jury as a witness for the Common- wealth in this case. Margina Bledsoe: 35, was indicted on a single count of SNAP Benefit Pro- gram Fraud, for allegedly making false statements and failing to disclose ma- terial factors affecting her eligibility from Dec. 2010 through April 2011 and June 2011 through Aug. 2012. She received ben- efits during this time peri- ods amounting to 88894. Ricky N. Maze, 49, was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking, over $500 and less than $10,000; one cbunt of flee- ing/evading police, sec- ond degree; one count of alcohol intoxication in a public place; and one count of resisting arrest. These charge stem from an in- cident on Oct. 8 in which Maze allegedly took tools from a truck belong to Gerald Curtis valued at $77. He was also allegedly drunk at Mountain View Estates in Owingsville and fled on foot from Owings- ville Police Officer Bud Ly- ons and resisted arrest. Officer Lyons testified before the Grand Jury as a witness for the Common- wealth in this case. Paul D. Jolly, 49, was indicted on one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree, for allegedly pass- ing a forged check in the amount of $200 on the ac- count of Shauna Garrett from the Deposit Bank of Carlisle at Town and Coun- try in Owingsville on July 10. Jolly was also indicted on one count of being a persistent felony offender for previous convictions for theft by unlawful tak- ing, over $300, in Nicholas Circuit Court in March 009, and for two counts of forgery, second degree, by Bourbon Circuit Court in December 1995. Dept. Botts of the Bath County Sheriff's Office ap- peared before the Grand Jury as a witness for the Commonwealth. Charles Andrew John- son, 59, was indicted on two counts of wanton endan- germent, first degree; one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; and one count of failure of an own- er/operator to maintain re- quired insurance/security, first offense. Johnson is accused of allegedly oper- ating a motor vehicle un- der the influence on ,,!ay 15 and striking a w:,hicle driven by Brittany Lclnay, who had her one month old daughter as a passen.e.er. Kentucky State l'olice Trooper James Bowling appeared before the (: rand Jury as a witness fo- the defense in this case. Charles Andrew Johnson also received a separate in- dictment for trafficking in marijuana, for allegedly be- ing in possession of more than 8 oz. of marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer on May 15. The next session of the Grand Jury is scheduled for Thursday, December 13. An indictment from a grand jury is a formal accu- sation against an individual and is not a conviction. The indictment simply slates charges made against an individual accused of a crime before the case is turned over to a prosecu- tor. All persons are consid- ered innocent until proven guilty or pleading guilly. Photo submitted The Bath County High School Boys' Cross Country team won its second stsaigi=t Class A, Region 7 team title on Saturday at the Fairview Cross Country Course in Westwood. The Bath County boys' and girls' Cross Country teams are pictured. The State Cross Country Meet will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in L.ex- ington on Saturday. 270 East Water St.. Flemingsburg, KY 41041 606-845-9771 Free Estimates Large Selection David and Lisa Hook, Owners  Serving All Your Insurance Needs Life Home Auto Business Jack Roe, LUTC (606) 784-7164 333 W. First St. (606) 784-6446 Morehead, Ky. Low CD rat00.00 Say"hi" to Woodmen of the World. at hare much onfgleac in ba vn cwnpe0 mm- rms from Fed secure ehoo00 a con'00m00 more a cenn00 of00e m hapm00 today to fi out mote inm,o. Pat K. Letcher Field Representative Phone 859473-0414 pkletcher@wundmen.org , Bath County  l 1 News-uutl00K Bath County News-Outlook (USPS 045260) is published every Thursday'by M.C. 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