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Save money. Live better. is selling cheaper than anyone e Morehead, Ky 950 01-01-50 S~ALLTOWN NEWSPAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 90136-1200 XED ADC 450 55P 32S *~C006## By Kym King News Reporter Bath's Caudill wins regional title Cats headed to State Meet By Brad Laux up Tyler Brown of Fair- Dalton CaudiU did something 0nly one other Bath County boys' cross country has ever before done. On Saturday at the John Clark Cross Coun- try Course in Ashland, Caudill out-legged a pair of runners down the stretch to capture the Class A Region 7 title. With that achievement he joined former Wild- cat John Steele as the school's only boys' region- al champions. "Dalton gave one of his best eff0 s of the year ' Bath County coach Robin ToUe said. "In a race in which he needed to be in his best physical Shape, he also ran his smartest race ever." Caudill entered the hotly-contested race with four other title contend- ers: defending champion Chase Ratliff of Shelby Valley, last year's runner- view, and Elliott County standouts Daniel Fraley and Cody Nickell. "Ratliff, Brown and Fraley set a fast pace early, but by two miles it was just Ratliff and Dal- ton with Ratliff holding a lead of 15 yards," Tolle said. "In the last half mile, Dalton pulled up beside Chase and at the turn in the last 400 me- ters, Dalton was able to get an edge for the win." Caudill finished the 5K race in 17:49, while Ratliff was just four sec- onds back at 17:53. Fral- ey.hell~ed E ll ott County capture the team title by finishing third individu- ally in 17:58. NickeU and Elliott County teammate Aaron Stevens placed fourth and fifth in 18:11 and 18:40, respectively, while Brown took sixth in 18:57. Evan Staviski was the second Bath County fin- See Caudlll Page 7 The City of Sharpsburg now has a one-way street with the newly paved park- ing lot between Roberts Gro- cery and the Post Office. Mayor Clemens said she hoped that driver's would pay attention to the two new signs that say Do Not Enter and One-Way. Mayor Clem- ens and council members were pleased with the new Sugar Maple and Weeping Cherry trees that have been planted on Main Street. City Clerk Robbie Lane noted during the meeting that sev- eral people who "come back to visit their hometown al- ways ask what happened to all the trees that used to line the streets of Sharpsburg." Mayor Clemens recom- mended sending thank you letters to residents who have made improvements to their own homes and busi- nesses and providing trees for home owners to plant on their property. Accord- ing to Mayor Clemens plans for a Community Center in ,Sharpsburg are welt under, way. ' During a 'Federal Emer- gency Management Agency meeting held in mid Octo- ber, two representatives from FEMA visited the building site and were ira- Bath couple arrested in drug bust ing charges, but 36 indi- By Charles Mattox News Reporter A Bath County cou- ple were among those charged during the larg- est drug roundup in Ken- tucky's history, which unfolded last week as state, local and federal officers stormed dozens of homes with felony arrest warrants for 518 people. Kim Webb, 24, and William Webb, 31, were arrested during Op- eration Flamingo Road. Both were charged with trafficking in a con- trolled substance, first degree. "Operation Flamingo Road", as the drug bust was called, was the cul- mination of a three-year effort involving multiple law enforcement agen- cies that began with a KSP/FBI investigation focusing on individuals obtaining prescription drugs in Florida then re- turning to Kentucky to distribute illegally. According to Dale Mor- ton of UNITE, the drug roundup was called Op- eration Flamingo Road because of the thousands of prescription pills be- ing obtained in Florida (where flamingos flour- ish) and brought back (along the road) to Ken- tucky for distribution. Most of those arrested will face state traffick- viduals were indicted on federal offenses. "There was a lot of sharing of information and coordination of ef- forts throughout the investigation," Smoot said, noting that several of UNITE's cases were adopted for federal pros- ecution. "This type of inves- tigation often involves the same violent crimi- nal activity as any other investigation into orga- nized drug trafficking. We can not forget the dedication and tireless effort put forth by KSP detectives, task force of- ricers and troopers, lo- cal officers and federal agents," emphasized KSP Commissioner Rod- ney Brewer. "Without them, a round up of this magnitude would not have been possible." Rhonda Gay Cline, 48, was charged with traf- ficking in a controlled substance, second de- gree: KSP detectives ob- tained 327 of the 518 total arrest warrants is- sued in 33 counties. Kentucky State Po- lice officers from Post 8 Morehead made 157 of those arrests, according to Information Officer Joe Veeneman. "Pain pill abuse is the leading form of drug abuse we see in our area," Veeneman said. to city creates pressed v, th the cities prog- ress in applying for grant money," Clemens said. "Since Sharpsburg was on the list to receive grant funding two engineers were hers to look at the site and to see if we had any questions on what we needed to do to get art ," Clemens said. 'Tney were surprised to find we were farther along in the process of applying for grant money for the center than they thought." The proposed Community Center will be "built on the site of the old Sharpsburg High School. The existing stone walls of what used to be the gymnasium, which were noted by one engineer to be "as solid as the day they were built," will be a part of the new structure. A house on Main Street considered to be a danger to citizens in the community was discussed at the November meeting. Mayor Clemens issued a Notice of a Public Nuisance to the owner of a dilapidated house on 505 Main Street that explained the property had been declared unfit for human habitation and rs- quired ~the awner to take action. "I spoke with the owner of the house and, learned the owner has experienced some health problems and was unable to tend to the upkeep See CiTY Page 15 one-way street in Sharpsburg Photo by Kym Kimj Mayor Clemons and City Clerk Rab Lane look over abate* ment procedures defined in City Ordinance No.I-74 regerding property on Main Street that was declared a public nuisance. One dead, three injured in accidenl pied by Jerry Warmouth, By Charles Mattox 60, Adam Warmouth,18, News Reporter beth of Mount Pleasant A Bath County man is dead and three others are in- jured following a two-vehicle accident, which occured just after 5 p.m Tuesday night along Mount Pleasant Road in Sharpsburg. Gary Calvert, 44, of Sharpsburg, was pro- nounced dead on the scene by Assistant County Coro- roner Rick Coyle at approxi- mately 6:30 p.m according to Bath Coroner Robert Powell. Road and George Cundiff 31, of East Fork. Jerry Warmouth ant George Cundiff were trans- ported by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where War- mouth remains listed in se- rious condition. Adam Warmouth was transported by ambulance to Saint Joseph East in Mt. Sterling. According to Trooper Veeneman, pre "hminary investigation accounts in- I Kentucky State Police In- dicate that none of the four foi aation Officer Joe Veen-" n/ were wearing a seat eman said the investigation belt. thus farSndicates that Coyle Bath EMS responded was driving a pickup truck quickly to the scene of the on the wrong side of Mount accident. Pleasant Road and struck The accident remains un- another truck head on. der investigation by KSP That vehicle was occup- Trooper Jeremy Harem. opening t last week' father who was also play good: I : to help schools that are all:we can first class in category 5 districts, natiol the T but a great day for our most pre-