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II A member of WE HAVE 30,000 READERS! (USPS 045260) 132nd Year--Edition 48 81-A Water Street, Owingsville, KY 40360 Ph.: 606-674-9994 November 30, 2017 i: have largest circulation in Ill Photos by Cecil Lawson State Rep. Rocky Adkins discussed ongoing state retirement pension reform efforts and the upcom- ing opening of the new Maysville Community and Technical College campus in Rowan County during Tuesday's meeting of the Gateway Area Develop- ment District Board of Di- rectors at their office in Rowan County. State Rep. Rocky Adkins, House Minority Leader, who represents Rowan, Lewis, and Elliott Coun- ties, spoke briefly during the Tuesday meeting of the Gateway Area Devel- opment District Board of Directors and addressed the ongoing state retire- The new Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College, located at the MMRC Industrial Com- plex off of 801 near Sharkey, is expected to be com- pleted in December and will be open for classes in January. The $28 million facility will house a new Center for Advanced Manufacturing. ment pension debate and the upcoming opening the new Maysville Communi- ty and Technical College campus. Adkins told GADD Board members that he didn't know "when or if' Gov. Matt Bevin was go- sembly, "and it shouldn't have the votes," he added. Bevin's presented his plan in October along with former House Speak- er Jeff Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers, which addressed the need to reform the state's pen- JoAnna- James, consisting of JoAnna Leigh Lewis Oldfield, from Morgan County, and James Moore of Lexington, performed a rendition of The Lord's Prayer and other songs following the GADD Board meeting. ing to call a special ses- sion to address state pen- sion reform this year. He said that Bevin's bill did not have the votes to pass in the General As- ministrators, had led to weakening support for Bevin's plan. Adkins noted that the General Assembly will be in regular session in four weeks, beginning in Janu- ary 2018, and that they could deal with the issue be- cause the state's two-year budget will be adopted. Adkins said that the General Assembly has already made changes to .... I il I sion system by moving better at that time new hires into a 401(k) style defined-contribution plan. Outcry, especially from teachers and school ad- fr i iii i " i)ii :)?:i: ii ii:+,51 : : :(!)!i:/: Home of Mike and Renee Cassidy 6859 Preston Road, Owingsville The Cassidy home is a single story frame home that is over one hundred years old. Mike Cassidy said that his father, the late Roscoe Cassidy, who passed away at age 107, remembered the home being built when he was five years old. The home includes the original Preston Post Office in one of its side rooms. Cassidy and his siblings grew up in the home, and Mike's sister Jodie lived there for several years before Mike bought the home. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Owingsville Wom- an's Club is holding their annual Christmas Open House Tour this Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. Two homes will be lea- tured in this year's tour: Mike and Renee Cassidy of Preston, and Brenda and Marvin Ball's Ball Tara Farm in Sharpsburg. Tickets for the tour are $5 and can be purchased at either home. The traditional tea will be held at Ball Tara Farm. The public is invited to take part in the tour. the state retirement sys- tem over the past several years in order to keep it solvent, including fully funding the actuarially re- quired contribution (ARC) in 2014 and 2016. He also said that the pension fund investments have shown 13 percent growth and that an improving econo- my will continue to help it grow steadily over the next few years. "The pension is a com- Please mail your letters to The: News-Outlook, POB 577, Ow- ingsville, Ky., 40360 or drop the letters by The News-Out- look office at 81-A Water St., in Owingsville. Our fax number is 606-674-2442. lf'mommy and daddy have to help out you may email them lfyou would like to include a picture with the letter to Santa the cost is $5.00 and should be brought to The News-Outlook's office along with your letter. The deadline for Santa Letters is December 4, 2017. There is a 30 word limit on the Santa Letters. flex issue," Adkins said. "Keeping the present sys- State Representative cont. on pg. 8 Help middle school students prepare for the future at the Why Learn Summit Bath County Middle School students will have the chance to explore skills and careers for their future with the community's help next month. With support from the National Writing Project, John Legend's Show Me Campaign, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Collective Shift 0rng.org), the LRNG Innovators challenge grant has allowed Bath County Middle School to host our first Why Learn? Summit. The event will take place from 12:30 to 3:00 PM on Ball Tara Farm Home of Brenda and Marvin Ball 658 Peck Pike, Sharpsburg This historic two-story brick home was constructed in 1809, making it one of the oldest standing homes in the county. It was built by Dr. John Berry, who oper- ated a hospital out of the second floor of the home for many years. The home faces away from the present main road on a hilltop ovedooking the confluence of Flat Creek and Mlner's Branch. The home contains no wood except for Its roof and a recently constructed bathroom. The brick walls are 18 inches thick, and the home stands on 3 foot stone foundations. The Balls purchased the home in 2005 and took seven years to renovate the house and property. The family resides there, amidst rooms full of antiques. The Balls also operate a wedding barn on the property and Ball-tiques antique shope. e December llth, 12th, and 13th. Students will have the opportunity to explore pos- sible future careers and learn about the importance of soft skills such as atten- dance, attitude, and perse- verance in those fields. Ifyou are willing to speak at the summit, set up an in- formational booth in the gym, or provide a video regarding your career and the soft skills necessary to be successful, please contact Misty Johnson, as- sistant principal, at 606-674- 8165. Photo by Cecil Lawson The Bath County La- dycats kicked off their 2017-18 season Monday evening in a home game against Powell County. Despite a 10 point lead in the second half, the Ladycats were pushed back by a strong Lady Pirates defense and lost 52-62. Above, McKenna Moore drives to the bas- ket amdist the Powell County defense. Moore scored 28 points on the night. The Ladycats re- turned to the hardwood at home on Wednesday evening against Paris. trained EMT nearby when By Cecil Lawson their child began choking KyNewsGroup last Tuesday on a piece of cecil@kynewsgroup.com a candy. According to Bath Coun- One local family was ty 911 Dispatch Director lucky enough to have a Nick Jones, a woman came into the dispatch office last Tuesday afternoon around 2:40 p.m. in dire need of a help because a child was choking on a Lifesaver candy in the parking lot outside. Jones said that while he toned out Bath County EMS, Dispatcher Justin Welch had just left the building and responded to the child who was strug- gling to get air. We ca happens to [[[l!l!!!!ll!U!!llll be an Emergency Medi- cal Technician with the Bath County Ambulance Dispatcher cont. on pg. 8 8 9 DOYLE- of Flemingsburg homes 1 BRANDON WAY/MTo STERuNG BYPASS We have a complete line of mobile home parts, Part store number only 606-845-0761. Doyle-Clayton Homes of Flemingsburg 1160 W. 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