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Copies of this newspaper may be purchased on ..., -- lewstands lty 'our subscription 50 . per copy ii:18iiii Debe :., .... .... This award-wlnning newspaper is invited into homes in Bath, Rowan, Montgomery, Menifee, Nicholas and Fleming Counties // :!i !iiiii!iii!ii!!i!!iiii!!5!:i'!i!iiiiii!iiiilUi!!iiii!!iii iii!i!!i!ii!%?i! ii  i, !!!iiiiiii?i!iiii!i!iiil , ,,ii!L!!!i!,ii,  Taxing District Board very with Bethel's effort F White" Fire Taxing Dis- conducted their regular last Wednesday at fire station. present from tubers of Soon-to-be volunteer fire meeting was called to minutes from October's tabled due to the sec- being present, by a motion Steve Becraft. report was read and one bill was pro- ordered paid, by the board. Volunteer Fire De- Ron Johnson, Ow- Rob Kiskaden and department doesn't fold, that depart- ment has no obligation to pay the loan back. Frizzell asked Jones for a list of the rest of the items they need in case the other departments have supplies they can spare. Jones said Bethel may be ready to begin their service to the community in January. Becraft expressed his and the board's pride in the Bethel depart- ment and how impressive it is that its members gained their certification, gathered equipment and did the amount of work they did in such a short amount of time. It was also mentioned what a good example Bothers department has set and the board hopes it will inspire the birth of future departments in the commu- nity. Frizzell, presented the to the board for their commented on his de- recent ISO inspection and that SLVFD's rating was a Class 7/9 to a Class then asked him to dis- factors involved in and mention things department in so that SLVFD and the ght all im- Frizzell supply, dispatch com- Jgs in which the board can departments work on col- vice-chair Charlie Thomp- J.R. Jones, Bethel's fire Jones said they had re- g with new and paint and heat, wa- hook up. His depart- ) are truck, hoses and supplies. He said raised when his depart- a chili supper and auction. naentioned that the other extra helpful supplies. told the rest o the Bethel is inching closer to fulfilling the board's requirements to be eligi- them. board does not oversee are set up to assist the , out men- from the county's fire put aside to be for'start up loans for new As long as the new Thompson told Jones to "keep doing what you're doing." The board's next item of business was an executive session to discuss a board member. The next meeting of the Bath County Fire Taxing District board will be held on December 18 at the Sharpsburg Volunteer ire Depart- ment at 7 p.m. Before the eleotiorlmA week before the November 5 election, Democratic Congressman Ken Lucas (who was re-elected), repcesnting the 4th District seat he has held since 1998, visited a local farm. On his visit that day in late October, he was presented with a "Friend of Farm Bureau", which is based on his voting record on Farm Bureau priority issues. Pictured, left to right, are: Rick Lowe; Marshall Coyle; Lucas; and Sam Moore. (News-Outlook photo, Harry D. Patrick) $400,000 comes available in state funding for shrimp farming facility in Montgomery Co. center will allow members of the KSGCA to go directly to market with their product. The center will have a certified kitchen for process- ing the shrimp and a freezer to store it in. "After I harvested last year, I still had people calling from Louisville and other places," said Belcher. "I could have served them had I had the shrimp processed." He said after the shrimp harvest and processing is completed, the pro- cessing center can be used for other things. "We can use it for processing any- thing from game birds to vegeta- bles," he said. "Having the process- ing center will open things up." Plans are already sliding into motion. Recently, two board mem- bers traveled to Tennessee to look into nursery set up. In the past, shrimp farmers have been forced to order their shrimp from out of state and have them Sunny Kramer ,V, ,-omt s w,,, Shrimp growers in the area got a big dose of good news recently. A $400,000 state grant will be used to fund a nursery and process- ing facility in the near future. With former tobacco farmers look- ing for an alternative crop and new farmers looking to make a fruitful business venture, shrimp farming has been catching on in the area. "It's our goal to put in a nursery for shrimp and a processing center for shrimp and other agriculture prod- ucts," said Ron Catchen, Montgom- ery County extension agent for agri- culture and natural resources. The facilities will he located on 17-acres in Montgomery County, on Airport Road, inside 8,000 square feet of space in two buildings for- merly occupied by Warren Builders. The grant is part of a $4 million umbrella pot of funds the state set aside for aquaculture. Half the amount went to provide matching funds for pond construction. The re- mainder was allocated to infrastruc- ture development. State representatives Adrian Ar- nold (D-Mt. Sterling) and Roger Thomas (D-Smiths Grove), then lob- bied to have some of that money distributed to the aquaculture pro- gram at Kentucky State University. Then the university gave $400,000 to the Kentucky Shrimp Growers Co-operative Association. "We're hoping this will be an im- portant component in the shrimp in- frastructure," said Catchen. Tony Belcher, a Preston shrimp farmer and KSGCA board member, said this will do a lot to move shrimp fanning forward. "In people looking into this, the biggest question is 'can we sell them?'," he said. "This will help oul a lot." When completed, the processing shipped in. "We (those in the area who shipped) lost from 60-90 percent in shipping," said Belcher. Having a local nursery will cut down on the kill rate, which occurs a lot of time from the stress on the juveniles. Farmers will also not have to worry about a shipping fee. Belcher said they are confident they'll have juveniles ready in the nursery in time for farmers to pur- chase them and put them into their ponds next year. (May is the month they are put in the ponds.) The processing center will hope- fully be ready to operate by next September, when farmers harvest their shrimp. I Ne00..O00look00li I dosed Friday ! after ThanksgMng ! Woman's Club Open House is Sunday, Dec. 1 This Sunday, December 1, three county residents have agreed to open their homes for the Owingsville Wom- an's Club Christmas Open }louse. Decorated for the holidays are the homes of Scottie and Susan Hicks, at 4224 East Highway KY 36; Ray and Donna Jean Bailey at 198 Malibu Drive; and Brian Jones, at 644 Blue- berry Lane in Peasticks. Scottie and Susan (Cookie Rich- ards) Hicks, lived in Arlington, VA, near the Washington D.C. area for a decade from 1987 to 1997. Scottie was president of the National Rural. Letter Carrier's Association with over 100,000 members in the Postal Ser- vice Bargaining Unit, and Susan was an administrative specialist with en- gineering for the U.S. Postal Service. When they started making prepa- rations for retirement, Scottie, a Row- an County native, and Susan, a Bath County native, decided to find a re- tirement home in Bath County. After looking at numerous properties dur- ing visits back home, they fell in love with and purchased their residence at 4224 East Highway 36. The property sits on a hill and has a spectacular view of the mountain and valleys in the distance. The house, basement, and garage, contain about 4,200 square feet and is situated on a 2-acre lot. It contains 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal living and dining re)m, kitchen, den, office, Florida room, entrance foyer, front porch, 3-car ga- rage, in-ground pool, and consider- able established landscaping. It is mostly decorated with antiques pur- chased in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky. Some old family pieces have been restored. Renovated items include crown rhold- ings, hardwood floor, baseboard mold- ings, and old pieces of stained glass throughout the home. All the renova- tions were completed by the couple and they have more renovations planned for the basement. The home of Ray and Donna Jean Bailey is located at 198 Malibu Drive in Owingsville. The home became a reality after a year of work and be- came their residence in October 2001. Purchased plans were altered to suit the sloping lot giving the house two finished levels. All work was done by local contractors under the direction of Gerald McClain, a cousin of Donna Bailey. The home of Brian Jones is located at 644 Blueberry Lane in Peasticks. The country-style home is right be- side the old Bailey's blueberry farm and was purchased in 1999. The one and one-half story frame home has 2 bedrooms, 1 and 0ne-half baths, a kitchen, living room and util- ity room with hardwood floors down- stairs. The home was built in 1998. Turn to WOMAN' CLUB OPEN HOUSL. Page 18 Prater, chaplain and social worker and Leslie Stamper, RN, St. Claire's hospice care center. Hill Top Lodge Nursing & Center is just one place they see hospice patients. i m400m m nq I00re to aav$ Hospice care brings comfort,counseling, to those terminally ill patients who are faced with life decisions, issues, by providing aid through team of specially-trained workers Feature and photo by: Sunny Kramer Nt, ws,.Outl, Stt[ Writer , ; ,: ; , The month of November is Nation- al Hospice Month, a time highlighted to raise awareness in the community and to honor and support those who play a role in hospice care. Hospice is an organization who's main mission is to bring life to days. Not days to life. Robin Franklin is director of St. Claire Hospice/Home Medical Equip- ment, based in Morehead. The center serves Bath, Montgomery, Menifee, Rowan, Fleming, Elliott, Carter and Lewis counties. They are the only hospice providers in Bath County. "Hospice is a special type of care focused on the terminally ill, focusing on quality of life during illness and dying with dignity," says Franklin. For every terminally ill person who receives hospice care, two more could benefit. More than two mil- lion Americans die every year, yet only about 700,000 now receive hospice care. Hospice is a special way of car- ing for people with terminal illness- in a setting that best suits the needs of the patient and caregivers. Care may be administeredin homes, nurs- ing homes and hospitals. A wide array of services are per- formed by the team, from nurses administering medications and moving patients around, to volun- teers reading to them and helping es and their families. Hospice treats " them with personal care, to chap- the whole person, including pain and discomfort, fear and loneliness, concern about family and friends and anxiety about what lies ahead. Hospice serves the family as a unit, striving to meet each individu- al patient's physical, emotional, so- cial and spiritual needs. A hospice center's team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, trained volunteers and be- reavement counselors. They work lains praying with them. A nurse is also on call 24 hours a day. "I think the strength of hospice is teamwork," says Franklin. Hospice concentrates on care as opposed to cure. Hospice empha- sizes: pain control, living life fully, care at home, and treating patients and loved ones as a unit. Franklin says hospice under- stands every case is different, and care is catered to eacti individual and situation. Hospice realizes the patient isn't the only person suffering. And that's part of what makes them so special. That also includes the patients' fam- ilies. Bereavement care is adminis- tered to the family for one year after their loss. Counselors work with both individuals and families experienc- ing grief over their loss. "It's making those last days of life less painful," says Franklin. "Quali- ty of life matters to us, not quantity." Hospice care is doctor reccomend- ed. Franklin says in their first meet- ing with hospice patients and their families, they ask them what their doctors have said and what kind of treatment they need to get. Doctors and pharmacists work closely with IOSPICE CARE BRINGS, Page 18