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The Bath County News-Outlook Thursday, December 4, 2003 Rural Livin Bernard O'Nan, District Manager of the Ashland Social Security Administration; Gary Adkins, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the 21st Judicial District; Jackie Johnson, Protection Specialist; Todd Waits, Business Development/Loan Officer of the Citizens Bank; and Grog Motley, Investigation Sergeant Post 8 of the KSP. Elder abuse committee helps Bath and other counties In 1998, Kentucky recog- nized the need to enhance ser- vices to the victims of abuse, ;neglect and exploitation in the elder population. The Protection of Adult Statute, KRS 209, was amended to mandate the cre- ation of an Elder Abuse Committee. One of the major goals of the Elder Abuse Committee is to address issues of prevention, intervention, and agency coordination of services on a state and local level through interaction with local groups or entities that either directly or indirectly provide services to the elder population [KRS 209.005(2)]. . g Legislative R.eea.h ,igm,,iSSlOn was also maffdated to conduct a statewtde study on elder maltreatment. As a result of the work of the Elder Abuse Committee, it was recommend- ed that Local Coordinating Councils on Elder Maltreatment be established. In the Gateway area of Bath, Menifee, Mont- gomery, Morgan and Rowan counties, various community partners have been meeting monthly to address elder abuse issues in the Gateway commu- nity. The local coordinating coun- cil (Gateway Council on Elder Abuse) sponsored a panel dis- cussion concerning "Financial Exploitation", Wednesday, Nov- ember 12, 2003, at the GADD office, in Owingsville. The panel members addressing .questions from the audience consisted of: Bernard O'Nan, District Manager of the Ashland Social Security Administration; Gary Adkins, Assistant Coo)- m0nwealth Attorney for the 21 st ,,h4dicJal,,Disric;. Jakie John- S0n, Pr6tect')l.pecialJl;,Tg, fld Waits, Business Develop- ment/Loan Officer of the Citi- zens Bank; and Greg Motley, Investigative Sergeant Post 8 of the Kentucky State Police. Approximately 25 people were present during the panel discus- sion. After the discussion, com- munity partners were better able to understand what action could or could not be taken concern- ing the use of someone's money either in a long term care setting or in the community. The gaps in services that needed to be addressed were also identified by the local council. The local council has also prepared a brochure on how to recognize and report Eider Abuse. If you would like to be part of tlte local coordinating council, have copies of thc brochure, or offer suggestions on ways to improve the community's response to elder abuse, contact Charles Jones at the GADD office, at 1- 606-674,6355. Elementap Y Consolidation Committee from front page OES qualified for this grant because 50 percent of its stu- dents scored below the proficient testing level two years in a row, and due tO the school's h)cation in a low socio-economic area, Carpenter said. Carpenter informed the board of the steady progress being made to obtain the grant. OES currenlty has a rough draft of the grant with nearly 50 pages and is working to establish a budget for the program. Hutchinson commended OES's hard work towards obtaining the grant "They're on the right track. I think we have a really good shot at getting that grant," Hutchinson said. The board approved the sub- mission of the grant. The motion was made by Carroll Otis and seconded by Pennington. It car- ried 5-0. Another item on the evening's agenda was the approval of a worker's compensation insur- ance policy for the school dis- trict. Burnsy Stewart recom- mended the board select Neace Lukens as provider for this insurance. The motion, made by Pennington, was seconded by G. Crouch. The vote carried 5-0. Later in the evening, Food Service Coordinator Vickie Wells asked the board to approve "Restaurant Day" in Bath County Schools. Following the examples of sur- rounding school districts, Wells said students would be provided meals from local restaurants at the same price of regular school lunches. Subway, Tom's Pizza, and the Wildcats Den have all expressed interest in the program. G. Crouch made a motion to approve the creation of "Restaurant Day." The, motion was seconded by Danita Richardson, and carried 5-0. In other business, Ronnie Bailey submitted a proposal from the state, offering technolo- gy funding and assistance in the amount of $17,185. However, this assistance can only be received if the school district matches the funding. Pennington made a motion to accept the assistance and match the funding. G. Crouch seconded the motion. The vote carried 5-0. During the meeting, the board also approved the payment of $29,755.80 to Abner Construction, as well as the sick bank policy and procedures for school district employees, and a non-resident contract. Professional pilot, Kevin Stewart, recognized passion from front page For the last five years, Stewart has worked for Photo Science, Inc., an aerial surveying compa- ny based in Lexington. Through the use of state-of-the-art tech- nology, this company specializes in digital mapping, aerial photog- raphy, and GPS surveying, and maintains loyal clientele throughout the United States. Stewart's duties require him fly all over the country while he and his coworkers use high-tech computer luipment and preci- sion cameras, to make extremely accurate maps. His work has taken him to states all over the nation including Washington, New York, Texas, and Florida, just to name a few. His career is very demanding, and Stewart often works for 15 or more days straight. Though he enjoys his work, he says the daily hustle of his career keeps him away from his friends and family more often than he would like. Often times, he spends most of his holidays in the air, working. "Its gone from a seasonal job to a year-round job," he says. "And I'm always on call. There isn't a holiday when it comes to work." Though he has been flying for over a decade, Stewart is always finding new challenges and sharpening his pilot kills. He says landing a plane is a very dif- ficuh skill to hone. " "Landing an airplane is like try- ing to park a car in a garage at 100 mph. No one ever perfects it." Just like that fateful day he experienced his first Stewart still gets the same ed feelings each time he into the cockpit of an air "It's like getting on a coaster," he says. Always content with his and never bored by a often boggled down with tines, Stewart is always the controls of any flies. "It doesn't matter what plane it is," he says. " Just as I'm flying." By Samantha Where does a tree get materials to make its trunk, and leaves? If you said "out ground," give yourself a water with carbon dioxide atmosphere and energy from to create wood and foliage. Speaking of wood, for many turies, architects designed builders constructed fabulously ( orate wooden structures withoul nails. The pieces simply fit very tightly. Nails have carpentry possible. In geometry, no one trisect an angle. Do you think macrame is craftsy types and not real Sailors invented and It's only an acronym if pronounce it as a word. just an abbreviation. For a long time it was medical students to dissect A thriving criminal industr, to serve the needs of physicians by suPl -- through grave robbing. Calculus was invented way to accuratel) oddly shaped vessels such for commercial trading. Sea level is not constant. large hills and valleys in the surface. Elevations are against "mean sea level," worldwide average. The Guinness Book of lish claims for the longest: flight, because conditions in parts of the world are so ing that the only limitation long the'pilot If you took off from Florida's Gulf Coast and south, where would you hit America? You would miss it -- on the east side! Send a paper to a Friend! Send info. to P,O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 I ath Co t ' :18 Fax ! kmetZ @ ki h, n e t