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A member of WE HAVE 30,O00 READERSI (USPS 045260) 133rd Year-Edition, 36 81-AWater Street, Owmgsville, NY 40360 Ph.: 606-674-9994 September 6, 2018 ",' " N" ~ ~:'l~,:i~,~N',"i;~f"N.N @'I~N~'~ ~:~,g,~ ~'~.~-'.'f~ N"j.'~; gN ."--~-'.:.N ~ " ~',- '"' ~-i'"' ~'~-~@, ~,~-' "~'-~ ~ ~'~"" ~"~'~".~. " ' '~'. ~.~ ~':~'~"-~ .e Photos courtesy of Bath County High School Girls Soccer Left Photo: Soccer Ladycat Senior Sadara Copher scored her 100th career goal last Tuesday evening during the 16th Class A Championship. She is shown above with Coach Karin Lunsford, left, and Co-Athletic Director Jeff Eaglin. Above Photo: The Soccer Ladycats celebrated their 4th consecutive 16th Region Class A Tournament win last Tuesday. of the Class A Tournament. By Cecil Lawson During their win over KyNewsGroup West Carter, Copher scored 2 goals and had I assist, and Morgan Crouch had 1 goal. Goalkeeper Madelyne The Bath County Soccer English allowed only a sin- Ladycats have been having gle point and had 10 saves a successful season so far for the match. in 2018, and last Tuesday The Ladycats are now 5-1 they won their four consec- utive 16th Region Class A on the season with the 16th Region Class A under their Tournament after defeating belts. West Carter, 4-1. Last Monday evening To add another layer of the Ladycats also blanked icing to the cake, senior Greenup County, 6-0. Sadara Copher scored her 100th career goal during Coach Karin Lunsford, the match. Copher has led the team in scoring since 2015, when she had 18 goals (tied with Myra Oldfield); 25 goals in 2016 (tied with Myra Oldfield); and 39 goals last year. This year she had already scored 18 goals at the time now in her 6th season as Head Coach, led her team on the road as they traveled in 61st District play in a boys-girls doubleheader to Menifee on Tuesday and to another boys-girls double- header in Fleming County on Thursday. Go LadycatsI II duce a likeness of Eugene Minihan and his saddle to one day be made into a life- sized bronze sculp.tures. Franklin envisions this statue, to be placed in Ow- ingsville, the location of Minihan's workshop from the 1880s to 1926, as part of a "Kentucky Plantation Sad- dle Trail".running from Mr. Sterling through Owings- The Minihan Saddle Memorial Committee and guests ville to Morehead, where met last Thursday at Owingsville City Hall. Shown Minihan and his apprentic- above are Brent Frizzell, Bath County Tourism Direc- es produced the distinctive tor; Betty Bailey, retired teacher and Tourism Commit- saddle. tee member; ~am Kinney artis t and sculptor; Langley Last Thursday members Franklin, saddle enthusiast and Committee member; of theMinihanSaddleCom= Tom Byron, local historian; Marvin Bartlett, Fox 56 mittee met at Owingsville news anchor; and Gary Hunt, Owingsville Mayor. Not City Hall to discuss prog- pictured but also present was Tera Rawlings. ress on the memorial proj- ect. ever produced, and a local Owingsville Mayor Gary By Cecil Lawson committee needs the pub- Hunt welcomed Franklin, KyNewsGroup lic's help to memorialize its Kinney, along with Bath legacy. County Tourism Director Over the last three years Brad Frizzell, local histo- Langley Franklin of West Since the late 1800s the Liberty has worked closely Minihan saddle has been with Morehead artist and Saddle considered one of the finest sculptor Sam Kinney to pro- cont. on pg. 10 handcrafted riding saddles Wildcats scuttle Pirates in storm-delayed game, 40-13 By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup Lightning may have led officials to postpone over half of Friday night's football match-up at home between Bath and PoweU Counties until Saturday morning, but that didn't keep the Wildcats from dominating the field over both days as they got the convincing win, 40-13. Game officials stopped the game when lightning became frequent to the south on Friday evening with 8 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, and play re- sumed from then on Sat- urday morning in heavy rain showers. The Wildcats controlled the game's momentum across all four quarters Photo by Cecil Lawson Landan Swartz powers over a Powell County defender into the end zone to score an extra point on Friday night. and their defense limited Powell's offense to 130 total rushing yards for the game, including 98 yards for standout run- ning back Nathan Skid- more. Once again Landan Swartz led in rushing for the Wildcats with 248 yards in 26 carries and 4 touchdowns. Lane Rog- ers rushed in 11 attempts for 36 yards and /Lady McFarland 7 for 28 yards. Quarterback Ryan Leach completed 3 of 6 passes for 32 yards to Austin Reed, Lane Rog- ers and Hunter Kissick. Football cont. on pg. 10 0 0 By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup Owingsville now has its very own martial arts school, Noble Dragon Ken- po Karate School, and the instructor brings a wealth of experience to her stu- dents. Joyce Knight began offer- ing martial arts classes at the Bath County Board An- nex Office last August, and she quickly realized she needed more space. She eventually relocated to the old Boyd's Restau- rant building in the "pock- et" at 33 South Court Street . She is also a certified scuba diving Mixed martial arts competitors instructor. And she has volunteered like Chuck Liddell incorporate Ken- in Owingsville. regu, larly at the Kentucky State Po. po into their fighting styles. Already some of her young students are com- lice s Trooper Island and helped for For Knight, martial arts is not a peting with other martial several years with Shop with a Trooi> mere sport or exercise. artists and bringing home er program at Christmas. "You have to focus your thoughts, trophies. And if that wasn't enough, with her your feelings, your energy in a cer- Knight, who lives in Me- naturally long, red hair, she portrays rain direction for your safety," she nifee County, retired last Princess Merida for the Princess and said. "Martial arts is a way to think year as Kentucky State Po- Power Palooza in Menifee County. when you come across certain situ- She teaches a Japanese martial ations, like a bar fight. When your lice Dispatch Supervisor at arts s le known as Kenpo, "fast mood is angry, you are not focused, the Morehead Post and tele hands. The style draws from judo and you still have to defend yourself." communications instructor at KSP Academy at Eastern and karate, and Knight says that it is Knight would like to see more Kentucky University. primarily used for serf-defense and Women show interest in martial arts. She has studied martial fighting. "Women are victimized much more arts since 2002 and was rec- Overall, she says, "It's a way of life than men," she noted, and she feels ognized this past July by the that makes yourself better." that learning self-defense and martial United States Martial Arts The school also incorporates arts skills would give them the self- ground fighting techniques from confidence and power to no longer Hall of Fame as 2018 Fe- judo and jujitsu, fall into the victim role. male Instructor of the Year. "When I learned, I was not treated as a woman," she said. "I was taught just the same as the men in the class. I got the satisfaction of knowing that I could compete against men in the school and in competitions." And she has the winning trophies to prove it. "But they are not my pride and joy," she added. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning at 5 p.m. Classes are divided into ages 3 to 5; youth; and adult. For the little ones, Knight says she wants to introduce them to the art and to develop self-discipline as a foundation for further learning. For the older kids, she emphasizes the self-confidence that comes from that discipline. And for adults, there are the bene- fits that come from learning to defend yourself on the street, and "knowing when to walk away," Knight adds. She noted that working with kids has made her a better person and that she is grateful in her classes to get to "borrow" children and help them become strong and more self-confi- dent. This past Tuesday she held her first women's kick- boxing class and put the participants through what she called "a light workout." She would eventually like to offer a women's self- defense class on Tuesdays and to create a an-all ages demonstration team for the school. Knight is always accept- ing new students at the school: " If you are interested in taking that next step to- ward developing more con- fidence and self-discipline, give Knight a call at 859- 404-1046. 8 [111!!!!!]I!!UIJ! II 119 1 BRANDON WAY/Mr. STERLING BYPASS 498-3511 Solid