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! set your clocks back HOUR before you go to bed Saturday night. 127th Year--Edition 66 P.O. Box 577, KY 40360 The News-Outlook is now published on Thursday NEWSpApE . 37p I ST RS 98584.2263 **@05 ## Ph:: 606-674-9994 Novemo , K2012 e By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup It was strictly by-the-book Monday night at a special called meeting of the super- intendent screening commit- tee of the Bath County Board of Education. This was the first meeting of the screening committee since the last round of board school meetings and Cn.cuit Court hearings that dealt with procedural problems with the superintendent search process. Following an opinion is- sued by the Kentucky At- torney General's office and a suit filed by outgoing board member lisa McFarland, school board members have had to revisit a number of motions or to take pre ously untaken actions to address the issues raised by the opin- ion. The opinion focused on several violations of the state's open meetings law by the superintendent search committee. The last two meetings of the school board focused on addressing these viola- tions and given direction to screening committee mem- bers to make good on them. Monday night's meeting Photo by Cecil Lawson Long-suffedng members of the supedntendent screen- Ing committee held another meeting at the Bath County Board of Education Central Office Monday evening to address problems cited in a recent Attomey General's opinion Members present were, from left, Brent Fdz- zell, Lisa Linam, Kathy Adams, and Hurschell Rawl- ings. CommiUee member Michelle Johnson was at a conference and was unable to attend. was a replay of what should have happened with the first screening committee meet- ing. Present for the meeting were committee members Hurschel Rawlings, Kathy Adams, Lisa Lina, and Brent FrizzeIL Committee mem- ber Michelle Johnson was attending a conference and could not be present for the meeting. Also present was board at- torney Dana Fohl. Gaye Harmon was named as committeesecretary, and Lisa linam was named com- mittee chair. Committee members approved several motions regarding their charge of confidentiality, the timeline, criteria set by the board of education. Attorney Fohl told com- mittee members that that they needed to dicuss in open session what had hal> pened since then" first meet- ing, in order to address the open meetings viohtions. Linam said that they had conducted a review of all of the applications and had dis- qualified all applications that were incomplete and appli- cants that lacked education experience. She said that they had divided up the appli- cations amongst themselves and had taken time to call references and. the commu- nities in which the remaining applicants lived. Fohl told members that they needed to take a vote and approve his process. Board members did as she suggested. Committee members then voted to go into executive session to review applica- tions. No numbers were stated, but Teresa Caudill, who was appointed to be the designated handler for the applications, turned over three expandable file folders full of application materials to the committee members. Committee members re- mained in executive session for two hours before return- ingto open session. They then voted on ap- proved another round of mo- tions with little discussions, including accepting the list of superintendent applications presented by Caudill, accept- ing and adopting the board's criteria, and accepting and adopting the board's, policy .By Cecil Lawaon KyNewsGroup A young Bath County woman has passed away fol- lowing injuries sustained in a car accident last Thursday. afternoon. Lindsey Riggs Thiele- mann, 18, of Owingsville, was traveling westbound in a Volvo mini-van on U. S. 60 about a mile away from the 1-64 mile exit 123. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Scott Fen'ell, it appeared that her vehicle edged over the pave ment ina straight stretch. Photo by Cecil Lawson ..... Ferrell said that Thiele- Local EMS, fire, :and rescue workers diligently responded to a single vehicle ac- mann overcorrected the ve- hicle and lost controL The vehicle left the road, struck a telephone pole, and landed in a field, where the vehicle flipped once. Eyewitness Ben Balmer said that he was traveling in the opposite direction and saw the vehicle leave the road and flip over, throwing Thielemann from the ve- hicle. Both Balmer and another Rescue Squad members motorist stopped to render along with the Owing e e e cident Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 60, about 5 miles east of Owingsville. 18 year old Lindsey Rlggs Thielemann' was thrown from a mini-van she was driving. She later died from Injuries sustained in the accident aid and call 911. The two wit- nesses said that after Thie- lemann was thrown from the vehicle, she landed in a branch of Rose Run Creek by U. S., an estimated thirty to forty feet away from the vehicle. F'n"e Department responded quickly to the accident PHI air medical helicopter from Morehead landed at nearby Crossroads Elementary School and airlifted her to the U "raversity of Kentucky Medical Center with severe Bath County EMS and in'~|ries. Her small dog, Daisy, was also thrown from the vehicle and was taken by animal con- trol officer David Jackson. The dog was severely in- jured but remains in the care of a local veterinarian. Thielemann passed away at the hospital in the early hours of Friday morning. Funeral services for Tide- lemann were held Wednes- day afternoon in Owingsville. streets By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup The Owingsville Police Department has collected over 25 pounds of prescrip- tion medications and con- over a pound) of controlled substances dropped off at the station's Pro'g zt Drug Drop collection box. The drug collection box, located in the Owingsv e Police Station, was put in place one year ago, thanks to a grant from the National Asst. Chief Sutherland said that he arrived at the most recent figures follow- ing his work at recording and measuring all of the pills that had been turned in to their office. Sutherland also said that he would turn over these trolled substances this year for the local drug collection Association of Drug Diver- pills and substances to program, sion Investigators (NAADD. UNIIE's "Pill Dragon," a According to Asst. Chief NAADI is a non-profit mobile drugincinemtor, the John Sutherland, during organization that fadlitates next timeitis broughtto the accept controlled substance medications, non-controlled substance medications, over the counter medications, medication samples, vita- mins, syrups/ointments/ creams/lotions, and inhal- ers. They can NOT accept any sharps such as needles, syringes, or lancets; ther- mometers or batteries', dis- posal medical waste items; aerosol cans; chemicals or his most recent count of the pills and substances dropped off at the police sta- tion, there have been about 12,000 grams (nearly 27 pounds) of prescription pills and about 500 grams Oust cooperation between hwen- area. disinfectants; and personal forcern~e~fit,.~healthcare pro- To date the "Pill Dragon" care products. fessionals, ta .egulatory has been used to destroy If you need to get rid d agendes an ! pharmaceu --fi: over l_.m ,'on prescription any prescription medica- cal manufactdp'ers in the pre- pills sinceit was first intro- tions, please contact an Ow- vention and investigation of prescription d ug diversion | Flemingsburg, KY i New and Used - Call - duced in 2010. ingsville Police Officer. Project Drug Drop can Buyers and Sellers of Ram Coins Paper Currency Gold & Sliver Larry BryaM I tee@ 5r -aa77 ! . W 2nd St [ 606-849-2321 [ | ysville, NY 41056 i BrocK- s4z49161 l:l l EI I emai, larrYSe!lscars@ya,,ooi m : : I :: lCh"-oph.r e'Z,k Sa..,- Michael Rosenbaum manual section 2.1 on the committee's responsibilities. Committee members also appointed Kathy Adams to contact the applicants refer- ences and employers, and set-the date and time of their next meeting for Wednes- day, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. at the School Board Office confer- ence room. They also ap- proved then" meeting to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, prior to the school board's meeting that same evening at 6p.m. Members adjourned the meeting. Board member Bill Boyd was on hand and suggested that school board members could hold then" own special called meeting after the Wednesday evening meeting of the screening committee and go ahead and make a job offer for a superin- tendent candidate. Members of the screen ing committee agreed tha they would stick to the time line set by the school board They also reminded lain that the work of the screen ing committee might not completed prior to Thursda evening's board meeting. Committee member, would also not commen on the number of applica tions they were considering Kathy Adams said that tha information would not tu made available until after th( Wednesday meeting. It was reported previousl. that there were sLxteen ap plications considered by screening committee. It ha, been stated dufifig subse quent board meetings tha perhaps one or two more ap plications have been submit ted. Submitted by Ron Weaver #7 Ttmothy Robmson makes a -sharp cut while #11 Jason Little follows to block on a kickoff return in :the second half of Friday night's game against the rival Bluejackets. Robinson returned it for a touch- down. Bath County set a school record for points scored as they defeated Nicholas County 64 - 24 in the last regular game of the season. More coverage on page 18. Senior Night photos can be found on page 19-20, A DUSTING WHITE OF THE Photo by Cecil Lawson This reporter woke up Tuesday morning to a skiff of snow on the ground in his front yard in Moores Ferry, an early winter gift thanks to Su- perstorm Sandy, which made landfall Monday night on the East Coast. The hurricane caused flood, power outages, and extensive damage all along the coast, while it contributed to lots of wind and some snowfall across parts of Central Kentucky. If you have a veteran that you to see honored in our paper for this upcoming Vet- eran's Day, please send us a photograph and the individual's service information to my email address,, or by mail to Bath County News Outlook, PO Box 577, Ow- mgsville, KY 40360, or drop it off at our office at 81A Water Street, Owingsville, right across from Richardson's IGA. 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