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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper November 13, 2014 - 17 P 0 i e e Photo by Cecil Lawson Bath County School Supt. Harvey Tackett, standing, introduces the audience at the annual legislative breakfast to the morning's speakers, from left, Sen. Walter "Doc" Blevins, House Speaker Rep. Rocky Adkins, Rep. John Will Stacy, Representative - Elect David Hale, and Tyler White, representative for 6th District Rep. Andy BarT. ty), 74th District Rep. stepping down after By Cecil Lawson Elect David Hale (R- thirty-three years in the KyNewsGroup Frenchburg), and 6th General Assembly. He cecil@kynewsgroup.com District U. S. Rep. .ndy said that he has "grave Kentucky's public ed- Barr's spokesman Ty- concerns about our fll- ucation system is fac- ler White speak on the ture" unless legislators ing some stark choices, current status of public find a way to raise rev- according to state leg- education in Kentucky. enues to support public School districts rep- education. He said that islators who spoke at an annual legislative resented at the break- attempts to raise rev- breakfast sponsored fast included Bath, enues through tax in- by the Bath County Clark, Rowan, Robert- creases and tax reform School District. son, Estill, Montgom- have been strongly op- Staff and represen- ery, Fleming, Nicholas, posed by conservatives Bourbon, and Wolfe, and Republicans in re- tatives from across central, northeastern, along with the Ken-cent years. "It takes and eastern Kentucky tucky School Board As- money to make this gociation and the Gate- state run.'" school districts were on hand at the Bath Coun- way Area Development Rep. John Will Stacy ty Ag Education Center District. will also be retiring in last Thursday morning Bath County Supt. January and will be to hear from 27th Dis- Harvey Tackett wel- taking a position at trict State Senator Wal- comed everyone to the Morehead State Uni- ter Blevins (D-More- event and introduced versity as economic head), House Majority the legislators to speak, development director Speaker Rocky Adkins Sen. Walter Blevins to 54 counties served w ,, ecenfly elected as by the Appalacl-dan (D - Sandy Hook), 71st R0xvan County Judge/ Regional Commission District Rep. John Will Stacy (D - West Liber- Executive and will be and will be working to implement initiatives was put into place: 'Fhat day is come and gone when there was plenty of money," and that future attempts to find revenue will fall to local counties and school districts. He said that he wants his upcoming work with Morehead State University to help the state to move forward. Rep. Rocky Adkins spoke at length dur- ing the event, point- ing out that following last week's general election, the Kentucky House will continue to avoid "Washington- style" politics and fo- cus on compromise and finding common ground between Dem- ocrats and Republi- cans. More money is need- ed in public education, Adkins said, but legis- lators are still "looking at ways to create more revenues in this politi- cal environment" of re- sistance to new taxes. He also said that state-wide equalization funding (SEEK) for schools is at its high- est levels, but legisla- tors continue to need expertise and advise from educators. Adkins said that he hoped for further growth for Kentucky's economy in order but was. concerned that the projected growth for this year's budget was not as expected. David Hale is one of the region's newest legislators, who defeat- ed Mt. Sterling, Demo- crat Richard Hender- son on Tuesday. Hale said that he wants to be a servant of the people proposed by the Shap- who elected him and ing Our Appalachian that he did not cam- Region (SOAR) report, paign as a Republican. Stacy said that the He described himself Eastern Kentucky re- as a retired Kentucky gion's legislators have Dept. of Fish and Wildlife employee who has pastored the Ko- rea Church of God in Menifee for the past 17 years and who is a farmer and who comes from a family of public school educators. Tyler White said that Rep. Andy Barr was spending some time with his family follow- long been criticized for having "too many proj- ects." "But you can't invest too much money in local communities," he added. He said that hun- dreds of millions of dol- lars have been spent on public education in the years since the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) LEGAL .NOTICE INVITATION TO BID "/he Menifee Count)" Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for the following: 1. Onan 4502 Generator (commercial). Model number 4566dfd 2. 7600 Ford Boom Tractor. Model number F92150 3. 1974 Ford Oil Truck. Vin Number- F70EV588021 Items may be viewed at the Menifee County Garage located on HWY 36 from the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday thru Thursday and 8:00am-1:00pro Friday. Photo submitted On Monday November 10, Vernon Stamper Chairman of the Bath County Conservation District Board installed a new flag on the Conservation Office building in honor of our Veterans. The Flag' was donated by local Woodsman of the World insurance representative Robert Earl Snedegar. Ordinance 2014-2 2014 Tax Ordinance City of Sah Lick, KY An Ordinance relating to the annual Tax Levy. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Salt Lick. SECTION ONE: '/here is levied fi)r the year 2014 the general ad valorem tax rate per $100 assessed valuation on all taxable property within the jurisdiction for the General Fund. Tax Rate per $100 assessed valuation is 11 cents and 1.9 cents on bank shares. SECTION TWO: All delinquem property taxes will be published in the Bath County News-Outlook after said due date 1/31/15. After publication, delinquent tax pay- ers must pay tax, advertising fee, and eight percent penalty to renmve name from delinqnent tax list. SECTION THREE: All assessments on which the levies set out in Section One of this Ordinance are based on assessments as of January 1, 2014. Section Fmtr: 'Ibis Ordinance shall become effectiVe immediately after its passage and publication as required by law. Done at a regtflar meeting of the Salt Lick City Council on this date of ] 0-7-2014. Brad Frizzell, Mayor Attest: Bill Unchester l st Reading: 7-24 -2014 2nd Reading 10-7-2014 Adopted: 10-%2014 Published: 11 - 13-2014 Published in the Bath County Neu's-Outlook 11.13,2014. All bids must be received by the Menifee County Fiscal Court no later than Frida~ December 5th, 2014 by 3:00 pm Bids will be opened immediately prior to the Menifee County regular meeting on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the courthouse located at 12 Main Street, Frenchburg, KY 40322 Bids should be mailed to'the Menitbe County Fiscal Court, P.O. Box 105 French- burg, Ky 40322. All bids must indicate on the outside of the envelope as to the type of bid. -" The Menifee County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any" or all bids, Published in the Menifee County 11.13.14. Tribute James D. Trimble Judge/Executive Honor of Bo Otis Floating lantern vigil to be held in loving memory of Bo Otis. Hoping to light up the sky with floating lanterns at dusk. We would like to invite friends and community members gather together to and pay to Bo's life and would been his 21st Saturday, )er 15th 6:00 p.m. at the Education nd Marketing Center Owingsville, KY: I I II I II III II I II ing his Tuesday eve- ning win over Demo- cratic challenger Elizabeth Jensen. He praised the work of Gateway Area Devel- opment District Direc- tor Gall Write, who has worked with all of the counties in the Gate- way region to insure economic growth. "It is not all doom and gloom," White said. He said that at the national level, economic growth was threatened by growing spending for Social Se- curity, Medicare, and interest on the nation- al debt. "We've got to get a handle on spend- ing more than we take in," he said. "It is our responsibility to leave this a better place." When the floor was opened for questions, finance officers Jo Brewer from Bath County and Bodie Ste- vens from Nicholas County both asked about a recently passed Kentucky stat- ute, KRS 61.598, which may create "pension spiking" for public employees, potentially at great cost to school districts. Stacy replied that this was an "unintend- ed consequence of an otherwise good bill." Rowan County Su- perintendent Marvin Moore and Cross- roads Elementary School Vice-Princi- pal Lorinda Jamison both raise concerns about unfunded man- Blevins echoed Stacy by saying that, during his recent cam- paign for Rowan Coum ty Judge/Executive, "People are still harp- ing on the tax inreases for KERA," which was enacted beginning in 1990. Bath County food services director Vick- ie Wells raised the is- sue of new nutrition standards recently,. introduced by the fed- eral government. Sho said that much of tho healthy food being giv ing to kids at school is being wasted because, their parents are not reinforcing healthy, eating habits in tl e home. ' Fhere was no time to gradually.' implement the stan dards," she said. i While White sai , that alternative stan- dards introduced as part of proposed re, forms for the food stamp program had become heavily politi cized, Stacy said that the money was not be- ing wasted because at least children without access to food were given the chance to eat regularly. POssible public edh- cation items on this year's upcoming agefi- da for the 2015 sessi6,fi of the Kentucky Gen; eral Assembly includ8 bills allowing private. school students t0 participate in public school extracurriculhr activities if their own school does not haw dates from the state those activities; doiq for school districts. -* v ay' with unfurided '1/ ~., Moore said that those flaandates; iinplle:- mandates were "kill- ing school districts" and that there had not been any increases in transportation funding since 2004. Stacy said that bills for raising revenue have not been put for- ward in the legislature and are not likely to be there anytime soon. "No one has the politi- cal will to raise taxes," he said. menting a dual credit course policy for ttie Council on Postsec- ondary Education; ex- panding programs for special education stu- dents; and prohibiting the adoption of Con]- mon Core standards without consultation of the public and the Council on Postsec- ondary Education and without state control over standards. Chrisi;mas Bazaar and Bake 5ale at; l..akeview Community Church 581 Cave Run Lake Rd. Salt Lick We will also be serving chili lunches. Friday November 21 st, 9a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday November 22nd, 9 a.m. to lp.m. I Nancye Smoot! Please join Nancye Smoot in celebrating her lO0th birthday on Saturday, November 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the OwingsviUe Church of Christ, 5410 E. Highway 60, Owingsville, Ky. Please don't bring gifts. If you would like to bring something for her, please write dow]a your favorite memory or story that you can share with her to celebrate her day. We will put them together in a scrapbook for her to enjoy for many more years to come, Iiii ii I I It I i I I | '1- I