Today’s weather octimesnews.com Showers HARTFORD AND BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY VOLUME 149 • NUMBER 51 HIGH: 54 LOW: 48 Serving All of Ohio County Since 1865 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014 2 SECTIONS • 24 PAGES • 50¢ A little girl and her faithful dog A story just for Christmas By: Dave McBride [email protected] been around the Helton house for more than 10 years. Until Priscilla came on the Priscilla - or “Prissy” as scene, Lasso kind of had a some preferred to call her lock on attention. He seldom - was three years old and caused problems - sanitary pretty much considered the or otherwise - and spent most boss around her family of of his time giving love and mom, Betty, dad, Felix, three accepting love. But the animal, brothers and a dog that was like many humans have been known to do, took exception scared to death of her. She came along eleven years to the little girl stealing his after her youngest brother, thunder. He wasn’t hostile Pete, and that prompted an toward Priscilla, but he wasn’t uncle, the brother of her dad, overly friendly, either. to affectionally call her “Oops.” The girl was quick to pick Regardless, Priscilla was a up on Lasso’s indifference, beautiful girl gifted in every but refused to relinquish way a spoiled youngster can her number one household be. What she asked for and position. The dog could be didn’t get yesterday very likely number two and that’s the way would become available the the totem pole of popularity would remain. day after. But along with that oftentimes But that wasn’t exactly the familiar penchant for ruling way things would remain. the roost, Priscilla also was It was the middle of July - an uncommonly sweet person. a hot, sultry July day. Felix She possessed a rapid method Helton was at work, the boys for stealing hearts and could were out in the neighborhood with friends and Betty Helton melt them equally fast. “Sure, she pretty well controls was in the house doing things around here because her daily chores, Priscilla, that’s what all of us have unknown to her mother, had allowed,” Felix Helton told slipped out of the house and a neighbor. “But she’s kind- was bouncing a rubber ball on hearted, very thoughtful and the concrete surrounding the shares just about everything backyard pool when the toy took a crazy bounce and went she has.” And about the dog - a mixed into the water. breed called Lasso that had Thinking she could retrieve Three-year-old Priscilla and her loving family had a very Merry Christmas thanks to the quick thinking of her faithful dog Lasso. (Stock photo) the plaything, Priscilla got down on her hands and knees, reached as far as she could, lost her balance and fell into the deep end of the pool. Only seconds passed before her struggling gave way to exhaustion and the girl slipped under the surface. With that last splash, however, came Lasso. Number two was about to claim at least half of number one. The dog jumped into the pool, quickly managed to work his way underwater and clamped his powerful jaws around a portion of Priscilla’s clothing. Even with the weight of the girl and her struggling, he managed to surface and make his way to the edge of the pool. There he pressed the girl’s body against the side of the enclosure and started a barking regimen that would awaken the dead. Never having heard that level of frantic barking out of the pet, Betty Helton went to a nearby window, looked out and immediately saw what See Christmas...page 2-A Briefly Lawmakers facing tough smoking ban Health advocates are targeting the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly for passage of a comprehensive smokefree law that would cover all indoor public places and workplaces. On Wednesday of last week, lawmakers on the Health and Welfare Committee took a look at how such a law would impact property rights. Brent Cooper, a businessman in Northern Kentucky, believes a statewide law is a sensible compromise. “It’s perfectly reasonable to ask people to step outside,” Cooper said. “You don’t have the right to do anything you want in your building if it negatively impacts the health of your customers or your employees.” Still, some lawmakers remain hesitant to tackle the property rights issue even though the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says 92 per cent of its members who responded to an annual survey support a statewide smoke-free law. Approximately one-third of Kentuckians presently live in smoke-free zones. See more Briefly on A-2 What better Christmas spirit boost could anybody want than an infant exploring the beauty, excitement and wonder of a Christmas tree. Colebin Dockery, 17-month-old grandson of Richie and Georgina Dockery, Echols, may be a little young to understand what Christmas is all about, but he knows something pretty and interesting when he sees it. Bad news at Christmastime 39 miners losing their jobs By: Savannah Pennington and operates the Kronos Mine in Centertown, announced that octimesnews.com 39 people lost their jobs Friday, For 39 coal miners at the Dec. 19. Kronos Mine, this Christmas “It was bad news and the timseason could be more blue than ing was bad,” said Judge-execuwhite. tive David Johnston. “There is Armstrong Coal, which owns a nationwide movement by the EPA to try and hurt the mines. They haven’t hurt us badly, though. This isn’t a deep cut, but it is a cut.” Johnston said the layoffs are the result of regulations placed on the coal mining industry by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The reasons for this layoff are bad,” Johnston said. “This is an agency that is supposed to See Coal...page 2-A Page A-2 December 23, 2014, Times-News Christmas... Continued from A-1 was happening. She dropped the hand duster she was holding, raced out a back door and to the pool and took her daughter out of the dog’s lifesaving grasp. Luckily, the girl was not in a near-drowning condition, returned her breathing to near normal, grabbed both her mother and Lasso around their necks and sobbed uncontrollably. Acting on the side of caution, Betty took the girl to the hospital emergency where she was checked, found to be okay and released shortly thereafter. It was after that near-tragic happening that arithmetic - at least that part involving contested number ones and number twos - was removed from the lives of a little girl and a faithful pet and a beautiful relationship evolved. They became almost constant companions held close by love and respect. But continuing trouble would not loosen its hold on Priscilla and on a Saturday two weeks from Christmas another tragedy and heartbreak would crash down on the entire Helton family, an entire community and a pet. While shopping with her mother at Cassidy’s Department Store in downtown Hillsborough, Priscilla disappeared from her mother’s sight and the crowded store. Into thin air would have been a sad, but accurate description of the incident. Nobody saw anybody else with a little girl that didn’t look like they belonged together. Betty Helton, with panic oozing from every pore, raced through the store crying and screaming. “Please, oh’ please, if you can hear me, please don’t hurt my little girl,” she begged. “Please don’t hurt my little girl.” As would be expected, there were no replies to Betty’s fevered requests and the store took on the presence of a locked-down venue of sadness and concern. Management personnel and numerous shoppers could do nothing to quell the mother’s suffering. A battery of law enforcement officers also ran into unforgiving walls of resistance in trying to spring the slightest lead. Priscilla Helton was gone and only the person or persons responsible for her disappearance could shed any light on that mystery. Felix Helton was summoned and joined his grieving wife at the department store. The two walked aimlessly inside and around the building, but to no avail. Finally, an officer in charge of the immediate investigation garnered what information he could about the girl and talked the heartbroken couple into going home and to hope for some quick and encouraging news. “Please know, Betty and Felix, that we’ll do everything possible to find Priscilla and get her back in your care,” he said. “Just pray and have faith.” Felix pulled the car into the driveway of the Helton home and a sense of emptiness immediately prevailed. A once warm and inviting house stood only as a reminder of a life-shattering loss. Even Lasso, who was waiting as he always waited for his masters to return home, sensed something was wrong. Felix and Betty got out of the car, but Priscilla did not. As a dog oftentimes will do when confronted with yearning or disappointment, Lasso walked repeatedly around the car while making those mournful sounds. “She’s not with us, Lasso,” Betty cried. “She may never be with us again.” Days passed and the people of Hillsborough, the county and distances beyond waited for what was hoped would be a happy conclusion to an otherwise tragic story. Churches of all denominations joined in a crusade of prayerful allegiance. The oldest citizens of Hillsborough could not recall or had never heard of a kidnapping of a child. Such things simply didn’t happen in an area where brotherhood tended to dominate. But there was no such development. The overriding issue was a family’s ability to survive the Christmas holiday without the little girl around which much of it would have been planned. Would there be presents under the tree that would not be opened? Throughout the grieving and anxiety, nobody seemed to pay much attention to Lasso. Nobody noticed that he was staying away from home for unusually long periods of time and that when he was around the house he would spend time in Priscilla’s bedroom - time used to observe in an animal’s sort of way and to seek out and lock onto familiar scents. The dog knew nothing of human suffering, but he was in direct contact with his own. The little girl he once saved needed saving again. But how does a so-called dumb animal muster the intelligence and ability that was not yet available to a virtual small army of law enforcement officers using every available means to solve a complex undertaking? If man couldn’t do it, how could a dog? Then comes the day before Christmas Eve. Still no word, no clues and hardly any hope. Despite hurting more than than any hurting ever devised, the Helton Family was going ahead with its usual Christmas celebration. Plans called for a lot of family company on Christmas Eve, the opening of presents early on Christmas Day and another large family get-together later that day. Priscilla - even though nobody knew where she was or even if she was alive - was squarely in the middle of those plans. There would be no letting down until time and circumstances said there would be. Lasso left home early on that December 23, not knowing where he was going and not knowing what he was going to do. Instinct propelled his body and a canine sense of caring empowered his mind. There were a lot of people in downtown Hillsborough that morning, many hoping to wrap up their Christmas shopping and others managing various forms of business. Some looked familiar to the dog and others were total strangers. And there was one total stranger that caused Lasso to stop dead in his tracks. The man, perhaps 35 or 40 and dressed in jeans and a denim jacket, appeared intent on getting wherever he was going in a big hurry. That destination turned out to be a liquor store where two large bottles of whiskey and a carton of cigarettes were purchased. Lasso, again on instinct, waited outside for the seeming purpose of trying to determine just what it was that first attracted him to the stranger. As it turned out, the second attraction was the same as the first. A scent to a dog can sometimes be as good as a roadmap. Lasso’s presence obviously became an irritation to the man and he was kicked at as the stranger neared his pickup truck. “Get out of here, dog,” the man shouted. “I don’t have anything for you.” But Lasso wasn’t sure. He waited for the man to get into his vehicle and followed it as the driver headed down Fourth Street and in an outof-town direction. It was relatively easy for the dog to keep up with the truck as long as the city’s speed limits were obeyed, but the going got tougher once the pickup reached the edge of town and Highway 942. And it wasn’t long before the truck went over the crest of a hill and disappeared. Still, Lasso sensed something was wrong and ran east on that highway as fast as his tiring legs would carry him. All along the way he kept a close eye out for the green pickup truck. It was some three and onehalf miles out of Hillsborough that the dog glanced to his left and saw what appeared to be the truck parked next to a large sedan in front of a small, white frame house. Slowing his pace to a walk, Lasso approached the house and was able to determine that the pickup was the same one he had followed out of town. At the same time, something else was being determined. The man who had driven the truck just happened to look out a front window - in what some would say was a guarded sort of way - and saw Lasso walking up the driveway. Without hesitation, he went into another room, grabbed a 22-caliber rifle, returned to the front door and took two shots at the dog. The first missed, but the second found its mark in the animal’s right front leg. Lasso immediately fell to the ground and it must have appeared to the shooter that the dog was fatally injured. He closed the front door and returned the gun to the room it came from. Hurting and bleeding, Lasso got up and used caution in his limping approach to the house. Instead of following the long driveway, he moved over to a clump of trees and slowly made his way to the dwelling. It was near a window on the home’s west side that the animal knew his mission was complete. “You’ve got to let me go,” a young girl’s voice rang out. “My mom and dad will be looking for me.” “They can look all they want,” a male voice shouted back. “They’re never going to see you again. You’re going to a home in California and we’re going to get a big price for you.” Sobbing commenced before the house went quiet. And while not intending to, Lasso growled in a defensive manner. He also moved away from the house and made his way back to the highway where he started the long and labor-some trip back to town. Back near the edge of town, two Hillsborough police officers were leaving a restaurant after having lunch when one of them looked down the street and saw Lasso slowly making his way on a still bleeding leg. “Say, Tom, isn’t that the Helton dog coming this way?” Sgt. Bratcher asked. “It’s either been hit by a car or shot.” On closer inspection, the officers determined that Lasso had been shot in the leg. Feeling everything wasn’t as it should be, the sergeant walked to his cruiser, got in touch with headquarters and asked the dispatcher if she could try and get hold of somebody in the Helton family. Felix Helton had just walked in the back door when the phone rang. The dispatcher informed him about the dog and told him the two officers would remain with the animal until he showed up to claim it. Not sure why Lasso would be in that part of town, Felix told his wife, Betty, what was happening and left immediately to meet with the officers and claim his pet. “What are you doing out here and how did you get shot?” Felix asked while petting his dog. “We’ve been worried about you.” Lasso, however, was not in the mood for a lot of small talk. He broke free of Felix’s attention and ran a few yards in the direction from which he had just limped into town. Barking a few times, he ran back to his master and then again ran in an easterly direction as if he was telling Felix and the two officers to follow him. “Felix, if I didn’t know better, I’d say your dog is trying to tell us something,” Tom said. “That animal has something on his mind.” “I’ve never seen him act like this,” Felix said. With that, the dog came back to its owner, nudged him on the leg and again barked and started off in the direction of the small white house. “This is crazy,” Felix said. “I’ve seen dogs do things like this in movies and on television, but I’ve never had it happen to me.” “I think it would be worthwhile trying to find out what your dog is trying to tell us,” Sgt. Bratcher said. “Put him in your car, Felix, and we’ll follow. Let’s see what’s going on.” Lasso jumped into the front seat of Felix’s car and immediately started pawing at the dashboard and windshield, indicating he wanted his master to drive east on Highway 942. And that, with the two police officers following, is what Felix did. Nearing the driveway where the pickup and car were parked in front of the small frame house, Lasso went into a barking frenzy. That driveway was on the left and the dog already had jumped over Felix’s lap and was frantically scratching on the left front window. “I this it, boy?’ Felix asked “Is this where you want me to go?” Naturally, the dog did not know what his master was saying, but he did know how to act on instinct. Profuse barking was his only means of communicating. So he barked and he barked some more. Acting on his own instincts, Felix stopped his car short of the driveway, got out, and walked back to the police car. “I don’t have any idea what’s going on here, but maybe we better not just drive up to that house without knowing,” he told the officers. “I think you’re right, Felix,” Tom said. “Let’s drive on up Briefly continued... Burglarized Two Owensboro men were arrested Sunday and charged with burglarizing a home in Beaver Dam. According to an Ohio County Sheriff’s Department report, the house is owned by Hayward Spinks and occupied by Spinks’ granddaughter, Adrian Alvey. Spinks reportedly told School Resource Officer Chris Stafford that Joshua C. Tolson, 25, did not have permission to be in the house. Alvey, the report stated, told the officer Tolson had permission to enter her storage facility in Hartford but not her home in Beaver Dam. The second Owensboro man, Joshua L. Fulkerson, 24, reportedly was involved in the same alleged burglary and was arrested along with Tolson. Both were charged with burglary in the second degree. Roger W. Philpot, 19, Cromwell, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, no vehicle registration, failure to produce proof of insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. Philpot, according to the arrest report, told Stafford that he had taken a prescription drug and smoked marijuana Office hours altered With an amended schedule already in force because of the Christmas holiday, the Ohio County Times-News also will alter its office schedule because of the New Year holiday. Because the U.S. Post Office will be closed at noon on New Year’s Eve, the TimesNews will be published on Tuesday, with home deliveries being made on Wednesday. It is requested that all advertising be submitted by noon on Monday of next week. the road a piece, park our cars, and try approaching that house on foot.” And that was what was done. With Lasso leading the way, the three men made their way to the rear of the house without being spotted and ironically approached the same window from where the dog heard what he was sure was Priscilla’s voice. “Please let me go,” a small girl’s voice again was heard. Felix froze in his tracks. “My good Lord,” he whispered to the others. “That’s my daughter talking. That’s my daughter talking.” “Okay, okay,” Sgt. Bratcher said in a like tone. “This looks like it could be the living room window and the front door will be right around the corner. Felix, if you’re up to it, go knock on the front door and get the attention of whoever’s in there. Tom and I will make our way to the back door.” “Here’s hoping, “ Felix said. “But don’t do anything to jeopardize the safety of my daughter.” With that, the officers moved toward the rear of the house and Felix made his way to the front door. Before starting, however, the anxious father told Lasso to sit and remain seated. “What do you want?” the man that shot Lasso asked on answering the door. “I’m sorry to bother you, pal,” Felix said. “But I’m having car problems and need a little help. Do you have a phone?” “We don’t have a phone so why don’t you just move on and get help elsewhere,” the man said. “Gee whiz, man, I’m just asking for a little help. Where’s your Christmas spirit?” Felix again tried. “I don’t have any and you’re not going to have any, either if you don’t get out of here,” the gruff man snapped. It was then, from inside the house, that Priscilla heard and recognized her daddy’s voice. “Daddy, Daddy,” she cried. “Is that you, Daddy?” Inside the living room with the little girl was another man, a burly brute of some 300 pounds. He dropped a sandwich he was eating, sprang to his feet and ran to the front door with a revolver in his right hand.. In the meantime, the officers managed to jimmy the back door lock and made their way into the living room where they escaped notice by the kidnappers. With pistols drawn, they yelled for the two suspects to drop to the floor. Made clear of their weapons, the two men were handcuffed and a little girl and her father were reunited in a tearful embrace. “Let’s go home, sweetheart,” Felix said. “Let’s go home.” At the Helton home some 20 minutes later, Betty was trying heartlessly to prepare lunch for her three sons. She didn’t hear the front door open and she didn’t hear a little girl tip-toeing up behind her. What she did hear was a familiar voice say, “Hi, mommy.” “Please let it be,” the mother said on quickly turning around. “Please, God, let it be.” And it was. A little girl, a loving mother, a father wiping away at a face filled with tears and three brothers jumping up and down in unbridled happiness. A merry Christmas had returned. And a dog named Lasso was absolutely sure he now shared number one - even if he couldn’t brag about it. Coal... Continued from A-1 be trying to look out for people, and instead they are looking the other way.” Despite the unfortunate timing for the layoffs, which affected only coal miners within the organization, there is still some hope left, he said. “There is a possibility that a new mine is going to be opened in Muhlenberg County and another one here in Ohio County,” the judge-executive said. “We are also looking at the possibility for existing mines here in the area to expand and pick up some of these people.” The other mines referred to are also owned by Armstrong Coal, Johnston said. Even with the decrease in employment, Ohio County’s economy is still faring well, he said. “We are in good shape still,” Johnston said. “Our economy is still strong in Ohio County, and there are lots of jobs to be had here thanks to new businesses coming in and other businesses are expanding all the time. Anyone looking for an entry level job here should have no trouble finding one.” LOCAL DEATHS THE TIMES-NEWS The family of MITCHELL FUSON Mary Ann Evans Mary Ann Evans, 68, of Hazard, Kentucky, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Ohio County, to the late Melvin and Hattie Kessinger. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son, Cecil Owen Evans of Hartford; one grandchild; brothers, Kenny Kessinger and Johnny Morton; and sisters, Patty Kessinger and Maggie Kessinger. Private graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements. Messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com. Gordon Simpson Gordon Simpson, 95, of Beaver Dam, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Butler County to the late Guy Willard and Lillie Jane Johnson Simpson. He was of Baptist faith and a retired coal miner. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Oscar Simpson, Floyd Simpson, Sam Simpson, Audley Simpson, Orvel Simpson, George Simpson and Tom Simpson; and three sisters, Jewell Jackson, Gradie Chapman and Gladis Holland. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 20, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial was in Morgan-Smith Cemetery near Morgantown. Online messages of condolence can be made at www.danksfuneralhome.com. Page A-3, December 23, 2014, Times-News Tumpy Heflin Tumpy Heflin, 62 of McHenry, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born June 27, 1952, in Hartford to the late Paul Glenn and Loretta Southard Heflin. He was of Baptist faith and a retired line worker for American Nonwoven in Beaver Dam. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Heflin. Tumpy was survived by four brothers, Garry Lacefield of Bowling Green, Larry Heflin of McHenry, Jeffrey Heflin and David Heflin, both of Beaver Dam; and four sisters, Regenia Henderson and Patricia Adcock, both of Cromwell, Cindy Heflin and Carla Heflin, both of Beaver Dam. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial was in Happy Hollow Cemetery near McHenry. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Tumpy Heflin Memorial Fund, c/o Danks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 407, Beaver Dam, KY 42320. Online messages of condolence can be made at www.danksfuneralhome.com. YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS In-County $27.50 Out-of-County $29.70 Out-of-State $32.00 6 MONTHS SUBSCRIPTIONS In-County $13.75 Out-of-County $14.85 Out-of-State $16.00 We thank everyone for their kindness while Mitch was sick. 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Many hunters scratch around for something to get them afield during that dull period from Christmas until the first warm winds of spring. Grab a shotgun, don some brush pants, a hunter orange vest and walk an overgrown fencerow to jump a rabbit. “The rabbit population is still really good, we have a lot of rabbits in Kentucky,” said Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Hunters should find good winter rabbit hunting across the state.” Mail carriers in rural areas help Kentucky Fish and Wildlife by recording rabbits they see while driving their daily mail routes. “Last year, we had our highest mail carrier survey since the early 1980s,” Robinson said. “They were down a little this year, but there are still plenty of rabbits.” Late December and January are great rabbit hunting times. Robinson hunted rabbits this past week and did well, harvesting several. “Even if you don’t have a dog, you can still hunt rabbits successfully,” he said. “Kick around some cover and you can jump some rabbits up.” Robinson and his hunting group had their best success in woody cover. “This cover grows more important for rabbits as the weather gets colder,” he explained. “We found our rabbits in blackberry thickets, in small creek drainages, along fencerows and in wood lots near fields.” He also said rabbit hunters without dogs must be quick on their feet. “You don’t have the set-up time that you do with dogs,” Robinson said. “When you get near the cover, be prepared for a quick shot.” Don’t give up on a rabbit if it bolts from thick cover and you don’t get a shot. “That rabbit is likely close by,” Robinson said. “Hunt the next decent cover you come across. A rabbit is not going to run farther than it has to. They hide quickly.” Cedar thickets make excellent rabbit hunting spots on cold, windy days or when snow blankets the ground. Thick stands of young cedar offer a windbreak as well as hiding cover. Make sure to stop and wait periodically when hunting cedar thickets. “Being still makes them nervous and they will flush,” Robinson said. The Bluegrass Region and the mountains of eastern Kentucky hold the highest rabbit densities, but practically any wildlife management area in Kentucky offers decent rabbit hunting. “Some of our smaller off-the-beaten-path wildlife management areas don’t get as much hunting pressure and have good populations of rabbits,” Robinson said, “especially those outside the Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky corridor.” Shotshells loaded with No. 6 shot make an excellent rabbit load. Most rabbit shots are fairly close when hunting without dogs in winter. An improved cylinder choke works fine. When hunting with dogs, a modified choke is a good choice. Don’t over-choke your shotgun and damage the tasty rabbit meat. “You will be more successful hunting with dogs,” Robinson said. “A lot of dog owners are looking for someone to hunt with them. It is worth a try to ask to join them. If you have Kentucky must double up efforts to close achievement gaps The best gift my mother and father gave me was to value education. My father was an illiterate coal miner and a tenant farmer who signed his name with an X, and my mother had an eighth grade education making her the academic in the family. My mother taught me that education would give me a sustainable income. My father, who did not have the opportunity to attend public schools, believed there were two things worth fighting for–your family and your education. His argument was that an education would provide the opportunity to choose my path in life. His words still echo: “Son, do all you can do-no matter what--to get an education.” As an African-American growing up in poverty in rural eastern Kentucky, chances of continuing my education beyond high school, much less continuing through to a doctoral degree, were slim. If not for the constant cheers of my mother, my educational achievements would not have happened. While they could never provide financial assistance, my parents made me proud of them for what they could provide—their insights on valuing education and achievement. Today, in my role at the Council on Postsecondary Education, I am extremely fortunate to help lead the charge so that more students can achieve their dreams. But many face obstacles that have led to what we call “achievement gaps,” different levels of performance between different groups of students, whether it be students from higher-income and lower-income households, minority and majority students, or students who come into college prepared and those who come in with a number of remedial needs. While Kentucky has received national accolades for remarkable progress in the college and career readiness of high school graduates, it is still alarming that our most disenfranchised students who choose to attend college are having difficulty staying in college and earning their degrees. Just consider the data. Statewide, nearly 50 percent of firsttime, full-time bachelor’s degree students who enter ready to take credit-bearing courses complete a degree within six years, compared to 37 percent of low-income students, 28 percent of underprepared students, and 33 percent of minority students. Funding for many of these students creates another obstacle to success and compounds the achievement gap issue. The state’s need-based aid programs are substantially underfunded since far too many qualifying students who applied for need-based aid in 2012-13 failed to receive awards since funds were depleted. Closing achievement gaps in Kentucky is mission critical and a full call to action is required. In cooperation with our campuses and the P-12 community, we are committed to giving every student the opportunity to enter and succeed in college. All students, regardless of their parent’s level of income or education or the color of their skin, need the opportunity to participate in education to make a life for themselves, their children and for generations to come. Education is not just a private good as many claim; it is a public good. College graduates not only earn more and contribute more to the state and federal coffers by paying higher income taxes, but they are much less likely to be on public assistance, incarcerated or unemployed. College graduates are also more likely to vote, volunteer and have better health. In the spirit of this gift-giving season and as we reflect on the new year, my hope is that parents, coaches, teachers, employers and other role models will make It doesn’t hurt pets to be spayed or neutered. IT HURTS WHEN THEY’RE NOT! an extra effort to give a child or an adult the very best gift my parents gave me—the value of an education. It will take all of us doubling up our efforts—at the state policy level, in our classrooms and in our communities—to move all students across the finish line. Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., is executive vice president and chief academic officer for the Council on Postsecondary Education, the state’s coordinating agency for postsecondary and adult education. some access to land to hunt and they have dogs, you can make a partnership.” Rabbit season closes Jan. 31 in the Eastern Zone. The season closes Feb. 10 in all counties west of and including Hancock, Ohio, Butler, Warren and Allen. The daily bag limit is four rabbits. Robinson asks rabbit hunters to participate in the Hunter Cooperator Survey and fill out a hunting log. This log provides valuable population information to biologists so they can make more informed decisions regarding rabbit management. Participants receive a small gift and a copy of the annual survey. Hunters can find printable hunting logs on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov. Click on the “Hunt” tab, then the “Game Species” tab. 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Criminal Defense Real Estate ! Personal Injury www.mckownhunt.com THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT Page A-5, December 23, 2014, Times-News THE TIMES-NEWS Editorial VIEWPOINT Something better on which to focus We should, we suppose, try to focus our attention on Christmas and the great event responsible for that annual holiday and not the first of the year when our U.S. Congress will go back to doing nothing and the possibility of a racial divide growing deeper. Christmas does, indeed, appear the be the better choice. Even if we’ve flattened our wal- lets and strained our credit cards, the holiday season can out do ridiculous politics and the foreboding tentacles of racial unrest. But the Christmas season lasts only a few days and Washington politics - and the politics that feed it - will hang on for as long as there are people who think only of themselves and not the people they represent. But since when did hon- esty and integrity have anything to do with it? And about the racial divide. Hopefully the unfortunate incident in Ferguson, Missouri will eventually play itself out and cooler heads will prevail. Certainly the nasty scene in New York where two police officers were ambushed and shot to death will not help a lot. Let’s just hope that the national media - That, unfortunately, is specially those talking just another partisanheads on a couple of se- ship curse. It’s all done lect news networks - do to make one political not take it, run with it, side make the other look and help turn it into an like a total waste of time issue of unacceptable and effort. Advertisers proportions. Common buy it, both sides buy it sense is needed, not and the beat goes on. talking heads who use The Christmas season their political agendas will, indeed, end,all of to push some public inci- our lights and decoradents to absurd lengths tions will be put up for just to outdo there com- another year and we’ll petitive talking heads. have to focus on issues I always respond by saying, "I'm going to make a New Year's resolution not to eat cake anymore for the rest of the year." How I get away with this New Year's resolution is that I make it two days before the end of the year. And so, for the rest of the year, which includes two days, I will eat no cake or cookies or pie while the world stands. Temptation is not a serious thing unless backed into a corner and forced to yield to that temptation. The Bible Says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Corinthians 10:13). Temptations never count unless for some reason I yield to the temptation. Consider improving your character for this new year that are focused on by newspapers, television, radio and word of mouth. We will watch, read, listen, digest and form conclusions. What we conclude very likely will differ from what others conclude and we’ll wish it was Christmas again. Then congress will re-convene and our voting abilities will again come into question. Do Christmas temptations really count? By:Dr. James L. Snyder All my life I have been careful about succumbing to the temptations of life. I have not always been successful and have fallen into some. Oscar Wilde famously said, "I can resist anything except temptation." We all know the end of his life. Temptation is the hardest thing in life to resist. I have watched myself and in spite of watching myself, I have succumbed to temptation. Just when I think I have overcome everything and have stepped beyond temptation, I find myself tempted. It is not being tempted that is difficult, because everybody is tempted. The hymn writer said, "Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin." So the temptation is not sin, it is how I react to that temptation. I must say I have had some abundant help from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage whose major role in life is to keep me from yielding. She has kept me from who knows how much yielding I will never know. I do know this, I do not want to yield to some temptation and then have to face her. Enough said. But this is the holiday season, celebrating Christmas and everything that goes with it. One major activity that goes with this kind of holiday is eating. Now eating is something we do all the time; at least I do. It is not the eating; it is what I am eating that poses some problems. The Christmas holiday offers so many cookies and cakes and pies that I cannot eat them all, but I try. Oh boy, do I try. "Don't you think you have had enough cake?" She always asked me in the middle of eating a piece of cake. If my mouth was not full with cake, I would like to tell her, "No, I don't think I have had enough cake and when I do I'm certainly not going to tell you." You all know where that will get me! What I want to know is simply this; how much cake or cookie or pie is really too much? It is a simple question and I would like to have a simple answer. Where I get into trouble is when my wife and I go to some Christmas party. I feel as a responsible partygoer I need to taste all of the cake and cookies that the gracious host has provided for us. That's just the way I think about it. I believe it would be insulting to go to a party and not eat all of the party vittles, at lease sample them. My wife, as you may guess, has an altogether different view of it. She has this strange notion that when I go to a party, particularly when she is accompanying me, the less I eat the more I honor the hostess. According to her, I should leave a party hungry. My idea is simply that if it is a holiday party with Christmas cakes and cookies the calories are on holiday and do not count. At least I am not counting them. I think at Christmas time bookkeeping should be put aside and the enjoyment of the season should be foremost. If the host comes to me in the middle of a party and asks me how I liked her cake, I feel I have the responsibility to give a very educated critique of the cake. I owe it to her. After all, she took the time to bake it and I should take the time to eat it and enjoy it and critique it. Giving my honest opinion about the Christmas vittles is a very important part of who I am. It is after the party that I encounter the greatest difficulty. That is, explaining to my wife why I ate so much cake and cookies and pie. She does not very much accept the, "I just do not want to be rude," explanation. This is one of the few places in life that we differ or I should say that I stand up and differ. I know that while I am at the party indulging in the delicacies all I will get is a poke in the rib and one of her "looks." I can handle that. After all, Christmas delicacies are worth it. It is when I get home that I have to deal with the Christmas temptations I yielded to at the party. For several years and I plan to use it this year, The Ohio County Times-News welcomes public involvement in the form of letters to the editor. Opinions, the newspaper’s management feels, should not be limited to staff members, but, rather, to anybody with a voice desiring to be heard. However, with space constraints, the newspaper asks that those submitting letters be mindful of the limitations and keep their submissions to a maximum of between 150 and 200 word. Excessively long l etters cannot be accepted, but those contributors will be contacted and allowed to shorten their opinions or suggestions. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail [email protected] or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Q: What are your feelings about New Year's resolutions? Do you make them, and if so, what are some of them? Jim: It's hard to believe we've already arrived at this time of year when we typically pause, reflect, regret, repent and resolve to make some changes. By the time the Times Square Ball falls in New York City Wednesday night, millions of Americans will have compiled their lists. And I can't say for certain, but I imagine that losing weight, getting fit and (with Christmas behind us) getting out of debt are at the top of many lists. The truth is, we're all works in progress, and for many people New Year's resolutions can be a helpful exercise in our efforts to realize growth and positive change. Although I usually don't have a specific list every year, I do reflect on the past and set goals for the future. That's important. This season of taking personal inventory is like a much needed wheel alignment. As I've aged, though -- and hopefully matured -- I'm learning Love kids? Build assets. All young people need the 40 Developmental Assets. You can build them every day. For Formore more information information Call Call270-504-0037 270-274-7787 togetherwecare.org togetherwecare.org that self-actualization and my own personal achievements bring less satisfaction and have far less impact than the development of my character and the giving of myself to others. The brilliant 18th-century theologian and evangelist Jonathan Edwards understood this, too -and at a much younger age. First among his well-known 70 Resolutions (many written at the age of 19) is: "Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God ... to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general." As we turn the page on 2014 and look with anticipation toward 2015, I'd encourage all of us to resolve to do the same. Happy New Year! ****** Q: Our daughter and former son-in-law were married for 10 years until he left her and their two kids three years ago. Although they've divorced, he continues a relationship with her and the children. Our daughter is insistent that he join us for New Year's, otherwise none of them will come. Though I haven't told her, we'd really rather he not. Should we just cave in and let him come? Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: I feel for you and the difficulty of your predicament. You didn't spell out what's beneath your reluctance to have your former son-in-law come along, but you're likely wrestling with several emotions. Maybe you're still hurt and angry over the abandonment of your daugh- ter and grandkids and the way he's treated them. Maybe you've never gotten along, or perhaps you have reservations about whether this kind of arrangement is unhealthy and potentially hurtful and confusing to the kids. Your feelings and concerns are understandable, and the situation is less than ideal. Still, in this case, I would encourage you to defer to your daughter's assessment of things. She's been charged with the responsibility for the well-being of her kids -that's her call -- while you have ownership of your attitude toward her former husband. Rather than view his joining you as "caving in," consider this an opportunity to extend unconditional love to your former son-in-law, to deepen your relationship with and influence on your grandchildren, and to demonstrate respect and show your daughter how much she matters to you. Admittedly, this won't be easy, so it's important that you and your spouse get on the same page beforehand so that you can discuss your needs and ways you can support one another when the clan's together. Please call our Focus counselors at 855-771-HELP (4357) if we can be of help. Jim Daly is a husband and father, an author, and president of Focus on the Family and host of the Focus on the Family radio program. Catch up with him at www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.facebook.com/ DalyFocus. Page A-6, December 23, 2014, Times-News KWC basketball team visits Wayland Katie Childers class members include: Annagail Autry, Savana Ball, Bryan Bartlett, Micah Baughn, Andy Brooks, Madison Durbin, Rayanna Dulton, Wiley Ferguson, Tyson Gibson, Brandon Henson, McKristen Howard, Addyson Miller, Rachel Murphy, Kylee Nabours, Kiera Sapp, Nick Scott, Kameron Smith, Levi Sweeney, Nolan Vanover, Brennen Vanlandingham and Kon Willoughby. KWC student athletes include: Adam Stanford, Beau Deveaux, Tre Boutilier, Marcus Fillyaw, Logan O’Bryan, Ken-Jah Bosley, Nick Riley, Bryce Walker-Byrd, C. J. Blackwell, Luis Becerra, Devin Langford, Patrick Neel, Ifeanyichukwu Ude and Zay Henderson. PHOTOS BY TREG WARD Wayland Elementary student Brennon Varlandingham reads with KWC senior Ifeanyichukwu Ude from Abuja, Nigeria. Titus Henson and Nick Scott read with Basil Deveaux who came from Nassau, Bahamas to play basketball and continue his education at KWC. The Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball team came to visit Mrs. Katie Childer’s primary class at Wayland Elementary on Dec. 17. Green River Health Department awarded national accreditation Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. GRDHD is the 7th public health agency in the state of Kentucky and one of approximately 60 across the country to successfully achieve accreditation status through PHAB, the non-profit organization that administers the national public health accreditation program. This recognition comes as the agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary. “We are extremely excited to be recognized for achieving national standards that promote effectiveness and continuous quality improvement,” said Deborah Fillman, Public Health Director. “The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are responsive to the needs of our community. Achieving and maintaining a c c r e d i t a t i o n demonstrates increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work.” The national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peerreviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. “Whenever you see our seal of accreditation, you will know that Green River District Health Department has been examined and meets or exceeds national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health,” Fillman said. Public health departments play a critical role in protecting and improving the health of people and communities. In cities, towns, and states across the nation, health departments provide a range of services aimed at promoting healthy behaviors; preventing diseases and injuries; ensuring access to safe food, water, clean air, and life-saving immunizations; and preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. Green River District Health Department is completing a three year cycle of community health improvement begun in January 2012 in each of the seven counties throughout the district. “This has provided GRDHD with an excellent opportunity to collaborate with community partners and address common health issues and concerns such as obesity, tobacco and substance abuse, access to care and teen issues.” Fillman said. “We are looking forward to beginning the three year cycle again in January 2015.” Green River District Health Department joins the growing ranks of accredited health departments in a strong commitment to their public health mission,” said PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The peer-review process provides valuable feedback to inform health departments of their strengths and areas for improvement, so that they can better protect and promote the health of the people they serve in their communities. Residents of a community served by a nationally accredited health department can be assured that their health department has demonstrated the capacity to protect and promote the health of that community.” The national accreditation program was created collaboratively over a 10year period by hundreds of public health practitioners working at the national, Tribal, state, and local levels. Since the program’s launch in September 2011, hundreds of public health departments have applied to PHAB for accreditation, and hundreds of public health practitioners from across the nation have been trained to serve as volunteer peer site visitors for the program. “ A c h i e v i n g accreditation indicates that Green River District Health Department is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD, chair of PHAB’s Board of Directors and chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. “Accreditation also promotes consistency in meeting standards. With an everincreasing number of health departments now applying for and becoming accredited, you will be able to expect to receive the same quality of public health services wherever you go in the United States.” Green River District Health Department serves the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster. About the Public Health Accreditation Board The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), established in 2007, was created to serve as the national public health accrediting body, and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development of national public health accreditation has involved, and is supported by, public health leaders and practitioners from the national, Tribal, state, and local levels. Learn more about PHAB or sign up for the PHAB e-newsletter by visiting www.phaboard.org. Wearing his Santa hat Andy Brooks asks Patrick Neal about their book. Go to church this week Be Thankful Every day! Page A-7 December 23, 2014, Times-News Fordsville McTeacher’s Night Andrew Blanco and Ashley Lynca start their shift at McDonalds. PHOTOS BY TREG WARD Kaden Cusher delivers with a smile at the Fordsville McTeacher night. McKenzie Richards, Tammy Fuqua and Rachel Gaddis talk at McDonald’s during Fordsville McTeacher night. Just when you have spotted Santa at the McDonald’s it ends up being Cameron Phelps and Court Smith. Handing off orders at McDonald’s through the pickup window is Linda Warren. Suzie King smiles with Michael Groves behind the counter. Mall Cinema - Hartford, KY CALL THEATRE FOR SHOW TIMES 270-298-3315 Cinema I Cinema II NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM SECRET AT THE TOMB (PG) THE HOBBIT (PG-13) The Spirit of Christmas Christmas is a time of year that creates kinship in the community as people show appreciation for one another. This is a good thing and because of it some have asked, “Why can’t it be like this all the time?” I completely agree. Love, mercy, and generosity should always abound even without Christmas, especially since the holiday is not found in the Bible. In the New Testament, Jesus taught His followers to remember His death by taking the Lord’s Supper (“Do this in remembrance of Me,” Luke 22:19-20). This is the only memorial He wants in worship (1 Cor. 11:23-26), and always on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7). Neither He nor His apostles taught people to celebrate His birth, let alone on December 25th. History shows that date became viewed as Jesus’ birth as a response to the pagan holiday of worshiping the sun. Obviously, Christmas is no longer viewed that way - in the same way the days of the week no longer honor the pagan gods they were named after. Christmas has become various things to people, and has both religious and social aspects to it. Even atheists will celebrate the goodwill of the season. And though no one has permission to change what God wants in worship (Mark 7:6-7), we may partake of the social customs associated with a religious practice as long as we do not violate our conscience or encourage others to violate theirs (1 Cor. 8:7-8). In this sense some say “Merry Christmas” and exchange gifts without referring to the birth of Christ. Regardless, love and kindness should never be based on a holiday or limited to one time of year. 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Shane Tucker, pastor RIDGECREST BAPTIST CHURCH - Ridgecrest Dr. & 2nd Street ROCKPORT BAPTIST CHURCH - Charles Brownd, pastor ROSINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - Nicholas Westerﬁeld, pastor SLATY CREEK BAPTIST - Rev. Truman, Johnson, pastor SMALLHOUS BAPTIST CHURCH - Rossie Stewart, pastor - St. Rt. 69 South, Centertown SUGAR GROVE BIBLE BAPTIST and CHRISIAN ACADEMY Fordsville, 276-5265, Eddie Calloway 270-233-9080 TAYLOR MINE UNITED BAPTIST WALTON’S CREEK BAPTIST - Barry Davis, pastor WEST POINT BAPTIST CHURCH - George Darnell, pastor WEST PROVIDENCE BAPTIST - Barry Black, pastor WORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 132 Veller Dr., - Beaver Dam, Bro. Darrell Maran Sunday School 10 a.m. - Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. WOODWARD’S VALLEY BAPTIST - David Isbell, pastor ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Zion Church Rd., Reynolds Station - Bro. Chad Patterson, Pastor 270-754-2600 Jeff D. 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Main • Beaver Dam 270-274-3318 Gift Gallery & Medical Equipment “Everyday Low Prescription Prices” RicePharmacy.com RiceGiftGallery.com ALLEN ASPHALT SEALING & STRIPING 270-274-9123 132 McHenry Church Road Protect Your Asphalt Investment! •Parking Lots • Driveways •Seal Coating •Concrete Work April Bradley - Agent 1389 N. Main St. - Beaver Dam, KY 42320-8957 [email protected] ShelterInsurance.com/ABradley P 270-274-9915 C 270-363-1068 F 270-274-5152 Beaver Dam Building Supply (270) 274-9605 For All Roofing & Construction Needs 202 South Main St. Fax: 270-274-9665 LIKENS PLUMBING SUPPLY 201 Broadway Beaver Dam, KY 270-274-9825 HARTFORD RECYCLING A DIVISION OF PHILLIPS ENTERPRISES, INC WE BUY ALL TYPES SCRAP METAL 270-298-4033 -Hours• JUNK CARS • PREPARED STEEL • SHEARING • FARM EQUIPMENT • TIN • APPLIANCES • STAINLESS STEEL • ALUMINUM • ALUMINUM CANS • COPPER • BRASS Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 12 Noon WE’RE RECYCLING, ARE YOU? Hwy. 231 N. 270-274-3449 Mon. - Sat. 5:30 a.m .- 10 p.m. Sun. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Randy Webb Sales Representative West Kentucky 809 McGinnis Quarry Road/Bowling Green, Ky 42101 Phone (270) 782-5905 / Fax (270) 782-3454 Cell (270) 991-2301 [email protected] Bevil Bros. Funeral Homes 301 Liberty 42347 Beaver Dam Street • Hartford, Kentucky Hartford (270) 298-3287 • FAX (270) 298-3288 270-274-9600 270-298-3287 226 Louisville Road Ultimate Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320-0003 Look Phone (270) 274-9600 • Fax (270) 274-9622 Salon Jerry Bevil Ruby Garner Larry Bevil Cosmetologist 1391 North Main Street • Beaver Dam, KY 42320 270-274-0083 See me for your special needs! Find Ultimate Look on Facebook!!! THIS DEVOTIONAL AND DIRECTORY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THESE BUSINESSES WHO ENCOURAGE ALL OF US TO ATTEND WORSHIP SERVICES. CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC - Fr. Gerald Baker, pastor - 270-233-4196 HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC - Fr. Jean Kalombo, pastor - 270-274-3414 CHRISTIAN HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH - Walnut Street - Sr. Minister Mike Sweeney - 1-270-298-7222 Associate Minister of Youth - Chris Parker - 1-270-298-7222 HORSE BRANCH CHRISTIAN - Jim Swaford, pastor CHURCH OF CHRIST BEAVER DAM CHURCH OF CHRIST - Mike Thomas, Minister - 1235 Williams St. - 270-274-4451 FRIENDSHIP CHURCH OF CHRIST - 9776 Sunnydale Road Fordsville, Gary Hall, minister - 270-684-7294 HARTFORD CHURCH OF CHRIST - West Washington Street - Jim Hogan, minister 270-298-3800 McHENRY CHURCH OF CHRIST - Kirby Duncan NEW BAYMUS CHURCH OF CHRIST - Davison Station Road New Baymus - Dewayne Johnson, miniter - 270-274-7440 SUGAR GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST - Minister: Ethan Eadens CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS - 308 Liberty Street, Hartford James Wiles, Pres., 270-274-7034 CHURCH OF GOD ECHOLS CHURCH OF GOD - Rev. Scott Simms, pastor LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD - Madison & Sycamore Sts., Mary K. Doepel, pastor 270-298-9047 HORSE BRANCH CHURCH OF GOD - Earnest Whitely - 11955 U.S. Hwy. 62 East OAK GROVE CHURCH OF GOD - 270-274-7227 Hwy. 505 - Cromwell, Steven D. Leach, pastor REFUGE CHURCH OF GOD - Hwy. 62 West, Beaver Dam - Fire Dept. Multi-Purpose Bldg. THE CHURCH OF GOD - 270-298-9950 - 1377 Beda Rd - Pastor Hollis D. Peters CHURCH OF GOD PROPHECY CHURCH OF GOD PROPHECY - 229 W. Main Street, Fordsville - Neville Green 270-276-3782 CHURCH OF GOD PROPHECY - 701 St. Rt. 1245, McHenry - Bro. Roy Smith - 270-589-0521 CHURCH OF GOD PROPHECY - Oakwood Drive, Hartford - Robert Randolph - 270-274-3891 GENERAL BAPTIST BROADWAY GENERAL BAPTIST - Tim Smith, pastor CEDAR GROVE GENERAL BAPTIST - Between Hwy. 1164 & 1544, Near Olaton - Pastor Larry Embry EAST FAIRVIEW GENERAL BAPTIST - Jr. Decker, pastor ECHOLS GENERAL BAPTIST HORSE BRANCH GENERAL BAPTIST - Terry Tarrence, pastor HUMBLE VALLEY GENERAL BAPTIST - Between Hwy. 69 N. & 1164 - Pastor Tom Dever LEACH CHAPEL GENERAL BAPTIST - Arnold Leach Road, - Horse Branch, Ricky Dockery, pastor LONE STAR GENERAL BAPTIST - Bro. Kenny Shephard LONGVIEW GENERAL BAPTIST - Jay Raymond, pastor MT. OLIVE GENERAL BAPTIST - Joey Blanton VICTORY GENERAL BAPTIST - Horse Branch INDEPENDENT BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH - Hwy. 231 S., Beaver Dam - Bro. Cleatus Bowman, pastor BETHESDA BIBLE CHURCH - Robert Bailey, pastor 270-274-3169 CALVARY INDEPENDENT CHURCH - 1580 Dan Road, - Horse Branch, KY 42349, 270-274-3094 JEHOVAH’S WITNESS JEHOVAH’S WITNESS KINGDOM HALL - 878 Hwy. 231 S. - Beaver Dam, 270-363-2427 or 270-274-4056 METHODIST BARNES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST - 11 Church Street - Beaver Dam, Bro. Ray Austin, pastor BEAVER DAM UNITED METHODIST - Third & Lafayette - Gary Hardin, pastor BEECH VALLEY UNITED METHODIST - 4661 Sunny Dale Rd. - Kevin Campbell, pastor CENTERTOWN UNITED METHODIST - 139 Church Street - Rob Stout, pastor CROMWELL UNITED METHODIST - 5750 US 231 - Mike Taylor 270-274-9290 DUNDEE UNITED METHODIST - 11503 SR 69 - John Jarboe, pastor EASTON UNITED METHODIST - 35 SR2124 - Hancock County - Richard Burgraff, pastor FORDSVILLE UNITED METHODIST - 263 E. Main St. - Richard Burgraff, pastor GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST - 1409 SR 273 - Mike Taylor, pastor 270-274-9290 HARTFORD UNITED METHODIST - Center & Liberty - Bro. Bob Clements, pastor LIBERTY UNITED METHODIST - 2433 SR 2718 - Rob Stout, pastor MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST - 2756 Mt. Pleasant Rd. - Kevin McGee, pastor NO CREEK UNITED METHODIST - 1770 SR 136 - Steve Flener, 270-256-6950, pastor ROSINE UNITED METHODIST - 61 McLeod Street - Contact Mike Baldwin - 270-314-0468 SHILOH UNITED METHODIST - 1103 Shiloh Church Road - Kevin McGee, pastor NON-DENOMINATION BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY CHURCH - G.H. Young, pastor CENTERTOWN TABERNACLE - Ruby St. - Centertown - Marty Bowlds, pastor CHARITY FAITH CHAPEL - Larry Minton, pastor - 270-274-7715 CROSSROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH - East First Street - Beaver Dam - Anthony Goff, pastor MT. MORIAH CHURCH - Ricky Leisure, pastor NEW ASSEMBLY CHURCH - Hwy. 1543, Hartford - Pastor: Bro. Lealin Geary 270-298-7843 NEW HOPE CHURCH - Warren Brooks, pastor 525-2854 or - 270-274-7077 or 270-232-4319 REFLECTION OF CHRIST CHURCH - Hwy. 231 & Boling Rd. - Pleasant Ridge - 270-275-2555 REMNANT WORSHIP CENTER - 201 Midtown Plaza, Beaver Dam - Todd Leach, pastor 270-526-5744 RIVER OF PRAISE WORSHIP CENTER - Terry & Eileen Morris 237 S. Main Street - Beaver Dam - 270-256-5767 THERE IS HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Pastor, Darrell Blacklock UNION GROVE RESURRECTION COMMUNITY CHURCH - 1778 Taffy Road, Hartford Pastor: Don Goatee PENTECOSTAL CENTERTOWN HOLINESS CHURCH - Rev. Bruce Lindsey, pastor NEW COVENANT TABERNACLE - Bro. Dale Calloway 270-274-4065 PLEASANT RIDGE HOLINESS - Hwy. 231 N., Ancie Wilson UNITED PENTECOSTAL THE PENTECOSTALS OF OHIO COUNTY - 1103 Main St. - Hartford - Pastor: Kenneth Moore PRESBYTERIAN BEULAH CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN - Rev. Mike Justice, pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST - Goshen Road - Beaver Dam - Christopher Rollins, pastor - 270-703-9945 *Commercial ~ Residential *Asphalt Paving ALT FREE ESTIMATES THE DEPOT Gifts & Interiors 2 LOCATIONS: 121 Broad St - Central City - 270-754-1595 117 North Main St. - Greenville 270-338-2144 Visit us on Facebook - www.depotgifts.com Free Glamours Gift Wrap - Call In Your Gift Order! Compliments of YOUNG Manufacturing BARRY K. STEVENS, D.M.D. 1221 N. Main Street Beaver Dam, KY 42320 Telephone: (270) 274-3379 COMPLETE COMFORT HEATING & COOLING, INC. 270-274-4201 & 270-298-7217 Owners: Keith Shephard & Marty Shephard We accept Visa & Mastercard HVAC MO1443 Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home 114 West Walnut Hartford, KY HOMETOWN IGA 1137 HWY. 231 270-298-3709 COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY BANK “We Try Harder” FOUR LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU Greenville Hartford 270-338-2125 270-298-3261 Centertown 270-232-4231 Fordsville 270-276-3663 www.cwcbank.com BRIAN ADDINGTON CO-OWNER/MANAGER M & B AUTO PARTS 1340 S. MAIN - HARTFORD, KY 42347 (270) 298-4900 (270) 298-4941 FAX Telephone: (270) 274-3294 NC. ASPH Need a Gift? - Birthday? Anniversary? Wedding? Baby? Home? ,I ICES V R SE Don House (270) 298-3073 (270) 274-0095 *Rock *Sand *Marble *Fertilizer *Slag *Lime * Dirt *Coal Ray Jones Trucking, Inc. “Specialize in Bulk Hauling” Ray Jones, Pres. (270) 338-2417 Fax (270) 338-7725 2296 State Route, Hwy. 181 South Greenville, KY 42345 Jonathan Shrewsbury, O.D. Mallory Sanderfur Roberts, O.C. Doctors of Optometry 1303 N. Main St. Bluegrass Family Eyecare Beaver Dam, KY 42320 TAMMY’S “Boots & clothes for the working man” Carhartt, Redwing, & more We carry the best brands 270-274-0203 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 9am - 4pm Closed Sunday 726 North Main Street Beaver Dam, KY 42320 & TREE SERVICE Trimming & Tree Removal • Stump Grinding & Tree T REE SERVICE Tree Trimming & Tree Removal Full Service Lawn Care 330 Mallard View Drive Lic ens 270-274-0025 ed Cromwell, Kentucky 42333 FREE ESTIMATES ESTIMATES 270-274-0025 or 270-256-7574 Lawn Care, Tree Service & Stump Removal FREE ESTIMATES Licensed & Insured red Insu Page A-10, December 23, 2014, Times-News Cromwell/ Oak Grove News BD Celebration winners announced By Erma Lee McKinley Phone 274-4396 Christmas greetings and our sympathy to all who lost loved ones, including Eric Burden, son of Billy Burden and the late Lula (Haven) Burden, also Tumpy Heflin and Len Nanney. Let us also remember all the sick and shutin during this season, including Tom Juvrud and Frances Leach. (There also seems to be several cases of the flu in our area.) Howard McKinley at Beaver Dam Nursing & Rehab has not been feeling quite as well. He was pleased to have the following visitors last week: Ronnie Butler (who brought him a plate lunch), Bill Burgess, J.W. and Chris Green and several others. He had a good phone visit with his sister, June Maddox in North Carolina, who also lives in a nursing home there. He appreciates his regular visitors, including Bud and Tommy Baize, Erma McKinley, also Bonnie Daniel, who brought him a bowl of chicken dumplings Sunday afternoon. (She says she plans to spend some time visiting and bring a plate lunch on Christmas Day this week!) Howard’s roommate, Darrell Durham, also enjoys the visits! Bonnie reported that Arthur Kidd in Pennsylvania had died recently. He was the brother of her brotherin-law, Andy Kidd of Columbiana, Ohio. Many churches in the area have been having their Christmas programs. Oak Grove Church of God had theirs, “Is There Still Time For Christmas?” Sunday night, directed by Brother Major Deweese. (It was very interesting, especially ending with an altar invitation following Act II, “Ready?”) All the church youth were featured, including Children’s Church, who presented “Its Called Christmas With a Capitol “C.” This was directed by Sarah Wilson and Becky Deweese. Sarah also directed the Christmas choir in singing several carols. Brother Jed Richardson, director of One Voice Student Ministries (OVSM), has been doing a swell job with all the church youth, as they meet every Wednesday night in the Family Life Center in the new building across the street. (This is children of ages 1-18 years.) We were glad to have visiting churches, Slaty Creek Baptist and Green River Baptist, attending the Christmas program. Bonnie Daniel reported that she attended the Christmas program at Liberty Lighthouse Church in Hartford, Sunday night. It was very good, and she knew several families whose children had parts in it. Let us all keep “Christ” in our Christmas this season and into the next year! A former pastor of Oak Grove Church of God, back in 19882003, Brother Henry Montgomery, who now lives and pastors the Wurtland, Kentucky Church of God, has published a book, “The Redheaded Boy From Tank Pond Hollow,” which is a memoir of his life in the ministry. In it, he tells of churches he has pastored, including Oak Grove. It is very interesting! Larry Morphew of Beaver Dam, originally of Cromwell, has some copies of the book. Larry was saved during the time Brother Montgomery pastored and conducted a tent revival in Cromwell. They have kept close contact throughout the years. I had phone visits with numerous friends and cousins last week, including Elizabeth Ward (cousin) in Morgantown, Kentucky. She was daughter of Glenna (Martin), a sister to my mother, Anna Mae (Martin), children of the late Lon Martin. Elizabeth now lives on Bell Street. Another cousin, Dorothy Russ in Boonville, Indiana, and I had a good chat. Her mother was Bessie (Martin), another sister to Anna Mae and Glenna. There were ten children in their family, none which are still living. I called Jennie (Smith) Weaver, a distant cousin in Garfield, Kentucky. Her parents were the late Hayward and Lorene Smith. I recall as a child of twelve years old picking strawberries for the Smiths near Bowling Green. A truckload of pickers from this area were hauled by a big truck, crossing the ferry near Morgantown. We were paid five cents per quart for picking strawberries. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year! “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2: 13-14. Rosine Happenings By Frances Harvey Deepest sympathy is extended to the families of Eric Burden and Mildred “Midge” McDaniel, who passed away this past week. May God be with each of you at this time. The Rosine United Methodist and Missionary Baptist churches have Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. each week. The Missionary Baptist also has Sunday School at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The ministers and congregations of both churches welcome all who wish to worship with them. The Monroe Homeplace on Jerusalem Ridge is closed for the holidays. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Rosine Barn will be closed until the first Friday in March. Uncle Pen’s Cabin is closed for the winter. It will reopen next spring. Prayers and best wishes go to all Rosine area people who are sick at this time. This will be the last “Happenings” until after the new year. I’m sorry this is so short. I hope to have more to write about in the January 7, 2015, issue of the TimesNews. I wish for all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May God bless you all. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! OUR BRIDAL REGISTRY Couples registered: Jillian Fulkerson & Brandon Embry December 27, 2014 Hillary Hobgood & Dylan Garrett March 7, 2015 Megan Johnson & Andrew Robbins March 21, 2015 Jonica Chinn & Josh Lellie March 28, 2015 GIFT GALLERY Beaver Dam, KY 42320 Phone: (270) 274-3318 Parade commercial: first, J.R. Williams TV; second, Ohio County Circuit Clerk’s office. Parade noncommercial: first, New Assembly Church; second, Hartford Masonic Lodge; third, New Covenant Tabernacle. Parade walking units: first, Wayland Brownie Troop; second, Cub Scout Troop 273; third, Ohio County Dance Team. Children’s Christmas art contest: K-2nd grade winner, Owen Powers, son of Jeff and Whitney Powers; 3rd-4th grade winner, Arron Shephard, son of Stacy Shephard; 5th-6th grade winner, Emily Sisk, daughter of READ Those Were The Days! Brad & Pam Sisk. Beaver Dam home Christmas decorating contest winners: first, Jason and Coren McConnell, 936 Madison Street; second, Roy and Pam Lindsey, 1518 N. Broad Street (Twin Hills Subdivision); third, David & Linda Bailey, 40 Goldenrod Lane (Green Meadows Subdivision). DON’T DRINK & DRIVE! It’s the Law! COMMUNITY CALENDAR Dec. 26: “Angels Among Us” A.A. group meeting at Hartford United Methodist Church from 7:30-8:30. Dec. 26: Country Ramblers will play at Ohio County Park at 7 p.m. in Bldg. #1. Dec. 27: Country Jamboree Band will play at Ohio County Park at 7 p.m. in Bldg. #1. Dec.29: A.A. meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Hartford in the multi-purpose room. Dec. 29: Al-Anon will meet at the Hartford United Methodist Church, 141 E. Center St., Hartford, at 7:30 p.m. Please use back entrance. For more information, please call 2983519. Dec. 29: Weight Watchers at Hartford United Methodist Church. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31: Celebrate Recovery at Hartford United Methodist Church, 141 E. Center St., Hartford. A potluck dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m, with a worship service following at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 298-3519. **The Ohio County Historical Museum, 415 Mulberry Street (Peach Alley entry), Hartford, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays, Tuesdays, holidays and during inclement weather. For more information, please call 270-2747558. The complex consists of the Thomas Historical Home, a rustic relics building, the CSX caboose, Goshen one-room school, Park log cabin, Autry General Store and Veterans Museum. Historical and genealogical books are available for use and sale. Admission is $2 for adults and 50¢ for children. **The Ohio County Veterans Museum, 415 Mulberry Street, Hartford, honors area veterans with uniforms, pictures, military items and information. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to St.3Beaver p.m. 250 Madison Dam, KYIt will be closed on Sundays, Tuesdays, holidays and Owner: Joe during inclement Wood Lic.#M03450 weather. For more information, please call 270298-3062. There is no admission, but donations are very much appreciated. 1209 Beaver Dam ** N. Main,Fordsville 274-3318Society Historical Depot Museum is ONE HOUR PHOTO open Thursday and “Everyday Low Prescription Prices” Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday through Wednesday by appointment. For more information, call 929-5792. Find them on Facebook: Fordsville Depot Museum. H&W Electric, Inc. 250 Madison St. Beaver Dam, KY Support (270) 274-3614 These Sponsors Owner: Joe Wood Lic.#M03450 Rice Drugs 1209 N. Main, Beaver Dam 274-3318 ONE HOUR PHOTO “Everyday Low Prescription Prices” Images Day Spa Main Street • Hartford 270-298-9966 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday H&W Electric, Inc. (270) 274-3614 Rice Drugs HOURS: Tues. - Fri. 9-5 Sat. 10-1 STITCHING by VICKI ALTERATIONS AND SEWING 270-298-0220 Vicki Alvey Spinks Shopping Center (Above Dollar Store) Hartford, KY 42347 Boy Scout Caroling at nursing homes Boy Scout Troop 273 with leaders, family and friends walk along the halls singing carols as they go. After caroling the Boy Scouts enjoyed a Christmas party at the VFW building. Page A-11, December 23, 2014, Times-News Santa visits with May Sims as she listens to the Boy Scouts sing. Shirley Martin and Santa listen to carols being sung by Boy Scout Troop 273. PHOTOS BY TREG WARD Prime Building Lots For Sale Trap shooting places 4th FORPRICING SALE CALL FORLOTS UPDATED •All utilities underground LD OLD O S S SOLD SOLD 2 1 •Electric lines underground - secure from ice storms •Curb & Gutter Streets •Conveniently Located •Country Living in the City 0.795 ACRES •Natural gas •Rebates available for new gas appliances 4 0.659 ACRES 5 0.620 ACRES 0.900 ACRES VICTORIA DRIVE 6 7 0.849 ACRES 0.738 ACRES 11 E S12AL G DIN PEN 0.669 ACRES 0.732 ACRES •Restricted no need to worry that next door neighborhood will devalue your home. 3 0.647 ACRES 17 18 0.760 ACRES SOLD SOLD 9 8 0.517 ACRES 0.668 ACRES SOLD SOLD 14 13 10 0.657 ACRES 15 0.737 ACRES 0.611 ACRES 0.689 ACRES VIOLET LANE 16 0.818 ACRES 20 19 0.595 ACRES 0.682 ACRES 21 0.899 ACRES 0.662 ACRES FOR SALE 23 22 0.980 ACRES 0.871 ACRES 24 25 0.782 ACRES 0.835 ACRES 26 27 0.782 ACRES 0.835 ACRES 28 29 0.796 ACRES 0.971 ACRES KY STATE HWY 1543 Payton Place Payton Place Highway 1543 • Hartford, KY (Directly after Southdale Drive, off Hwy. 69) COnTACT: • All Utilities Underground Highway 1543 • Hartford, KY • Curb and Gutter Crawford Located Drive, off Hwy. 69) (Directly• Conveniently after Southdale • City Limits • Restricted CONTACT: Contracting, Inc. 298-4884 or 256-2150 Crawford Contracting, Inc. 298-4884 or 256-2150 The Future Farmers of America trap shooting team placed fourth in the state in competition on Oct. 25 in Cave City. The team shot a combined score of 222. Members are Bryant Howard, Isaac Brown, Layne Midriff, John York and Clayton Swindler. Golf team honored The Ohio County golf team honored three seniors at the golf banquet in October. Those seniors are Rebecca Robinson, Isaac Brown and Hannah Cruze. DON’T DRINK & DRIVE! It’s the Law! For Sale on Contract 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Central heat and air, all electric. Large covered porch. 5.8 miles out Hwy 1414 MOVE IN READY! 2500.00 down, $40000 month Call 270-274-3645 for more details! $ Page A-12, December 23, 2014, Times-News Services Offered DUFF’S CONSTRUCTION Owner: Bobby Duff 256-1054 or 274-7552 Services Offered Services Offered P I E R C E A P P L I A N C E S UPHOLSTERY: 270- REPAIRED: House 298-7172. tfn calls $35, plus parts and labor. Call 270-275S M I L E Y ’ S 9898 or 270-314-2027. U P H O L S T E R Y 12-23 SHOP: 318 Oakwood Drive, Hartford. Custom upholstery. Serving Ohio County since 1961. Call 270-298-3460 or 270-298-9906. tfn SELF STORAGE Help Wanted WOODCHUCK TREE SERVICE *** FREE *** BEAVER DAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER, INC. IS SEARCHING FOR FAMILY ORIENTED • Tree Topping & Cut Trees Down • Stump Removal • Firewood for Sale Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates • Operator Eddie Culbertson HAVE CRANE TRUCK- 24 HOUR EMERGENCY STORM SERVICE Now has Portable Toilets 3 NT VENIE CON TIONS A LOC 10x20 8x15 LON TE G 10x10 DISCOURNM TS 5x10 ADVANCED HEATING & COOLING “Providing Comfort Through Technology” P.O. Box 355 Morgantown, KY 42261 256-2958 or 274-4636 999-4503 Phone: (270) Fax: (270) 526-3858 License #M03021 ATTENTION!! LAND OWNERS, FARMERS AND CONTRACTORS!! A&D Services offering the following at best prices! Clearing, Drainage, Site pads - Home and Commercial; Ponds, Lakes and Dam repair; Demolition and Hauling; Conservation Work and MORE!!! CONTACT A&D SERVICES AT 270-570-4757 Licensed/Insured oone’s B Building And Remodeling FREE ESTIMATES INSURED • Roofs • Room Additions Timmy Boone • Decks 275-4321 • Garages mickey Boone • Vinyl Siding 929-2713 • Replacement Windows & Doors Fields Construction ~ Tim Fields ~ Fully Licensed & Insured • 25 Years Experience Cell: 270-791-0348; Home: 270-274-9920 New Home Construction • Remodeling •Roofing • Siding • Replacement Windows •Garages and Decks MAGANS BACKHOE & DOZER SERVICE Septic System Installed Dirt Work Firewood Full and Part-Time Competitive Wages Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Paid Time Off • Referral and Sign on Bonus Available Please apply in person - NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED BEAVER DAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER, INC. 1595 US HIGHWAY 231 SOUTH BEAVER DAM, KY 42320 EXPERIENCED CARPENTER NEEDED Mostly Interior Work FIREWOOD FOR SALE 270-274-3645 $45 A LOAD. DELIVERY AVAILABLE CALL 270-274-0025 Items for Sale CONSIGNMENT CONNECTION: We buy and sell used furniture. A piece or a house full. Will do estates. Consignment connection. 270274-0003 or 270792-7994. www. consignmentconnection. com. tfn THIS AND THAT USED FURNITURE AND APPLIANCE: Buy and sell at 123 East Union Street, Hartford. You deliver, we pay more. 270-256-8018 or 270-298-7970. tfn FOR SALE: Washers, dryers and stoves from $99; refrigerators from $150. Lakeside Scratch & Dent Sales, Morgantown. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. 270-526-2092 or 270999-3699. tfn A P P L I A N C E S REPAIRED: House calls $35. Also, appliance parts for sale. Call 270-314-2027 or 270-275-9898. tfn Wanted 270-363-1818 NEW PAY SCALE for Sale Timber Licensed & Insured SRNA’S AND CMT’S WITH SECOND AND THIRD SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL FULL-TIME & PART-TIME * SECOND, THIRD AND WEEKEND SHIFTS DIETARY STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 270-298-9483 or 270-256-0558 Jones septic service WANTED: Standing timber. Certified logger. Have references. Satisfaction is our goal. Call Eli Miller Logging, 270-524-2967. If no answer, we will call back.1-31-15 Legal Notices Call for more details. Autos for Sale ROWE USED CARS 50th Anniversary 1964 - 2014 BUY - SALE - TRADE ‘09 Ranger X-Cab 4x4 - 36,xxx miles..$10,995 ‘08 Dodge Avenger SE............................$6,995 ‘07 Fusion SE ...........................................$7,495 ‘06 Chevy Aveo - 4 Door .........................$3,695 ‘05 Cavalier ...............................................$3,995 ‘05 SunFire................................................$3,995 ‘05 Grand AM ...........................................$4,495 ‘04 Focus - 4 Door ...................................$3,995 ‘04 Stratus SXT ........................................$3,995 ‘04 Cavalier LS .........................................$3,495 ‘04 Town-Country .....................................$4,495 ‘04 Taurus SES - 118,xxx miles..............$3,995 ‘03 Trailblazer LS 4x4 ..............................$4,695 ‘02 Ranger - 4 Cyl., Auto ........................$3,995 ‘02 Montana Van - 115,xxx miles ...........$2,995 ‘02 Safari SLT Van - AWD .......................$3,695 ‘01 Silverado X-Cab, 4x4 ........................$6,995 ‘00 F150 XLT X-Cab - 136,xxx Miles.....$4,695 ‘98 F150 X-Cab, 4x4 ...............................$4,995 ‘97 Ford E350 - Work Van.......................$2,995 ‘95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4...............$2,195 ‘92 Ranger X-Cab....................................$2,195 HARLEY DAVIDSONS ‘06 1200 Custom - Black Cherry............$5,495 ‘05 FXST Softail - Red.............................$7,995 ‘04 Super Glide - Blue .............................$6,495 ‘03 XL 1200 - Blue....................................$3,995 Warranty Available 6 Mo. to 3 Yrs. on Most Vehicles Since 1964 6 miles west of Beaver Dam 13 miles east of Central City On Hwy. 62 270-274-7731 800-214-8813 Wanted to Buy WANTED TO BUY: Genealogy or Biblical books, stoneware jugs, pottery, collectibles, gold and silver, old marbles. Call 270-9552101 or 270-256-3500. 12-30 Legal Notices Accepting Sealed Bids For 2006 Chevrolet 1500 Foster Parents HELP WANTED: Full time assistant manager position available. Experience required. Excellent benefits. Please apply at IGA #10, 492 South Gate Mall, Leitchfield, KY 42754. EOE. 12-23 HELP WANTED: Outside commission sales representatives for security system company. Please submit resume to [email protected] ploutostechnology.com. 12-23 HELP WANTED Cashiers - Cooks Must be 18 or older. No experience necessary. Apply at W.K. Truck Stop, Hwy 231 & WK Parkway, Beaver Dam. Flexible Schedule available. E.E.O. Professional Care Health & Rehab Center is looking for individuals with a generous heart, warm spirit and genuine compassion for others. Due to increased census we are currently seeking the following positions: RN’s & LPNS CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS ALL SHIFTS - FULL OR PART TIME EVERY OTHER WEEKEND OFF ALSO FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPING AIDES MED TECH 2ND SHIFT-FULL TIME FULL TIME COOK Competitive wages, excellent benefit packages and a great place to work. Interested candidates may bring letter of interest and resume to: Professional Care at 114 McMurtry Ave., Hartford, KY or email resume and letter of interest to: [email protected] or [email protected] Equal Opportunity Employer New Parts & A/C Service Ohio County Water District Foster Parents Help Wanted NOW THAT WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION!!! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FAMILY ORIENTED JOB!!! WE HAVE THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU! A&P 274-5554 Help Wanted Vin# 1GCEC14Z76Z238122 206,047 Miles Bids must be in the Ohio County Water District Office (124 East Washington St., Hartford) before 4:00 PM January 26, 2015 to be opened at the January 26, 2015 Board Meeting. The truck is sold as is. For more information contact Walt Beasley (270) 298-7704. The OCWD reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Start Your New Year Right In A Successful Career With SCOTT & MURPHY INC. Now Scheduling Interviews For Qualified Candidates COMMERCIAL CONCRETE DIVISION •CONCRETE FORM CARPENTERS •RUBBER-TIRE BACKHOE OPERATOR (CASE 580) •SLAB/CURB CONCRETE FINISHERS •CONCRETE FOREMAN •CURB MACHINE OPERATOR CIVIL DIVISION •FINISH-GRADE OPERATORS (DOZER/EXCAVATOR) •TRI-AXLE DUMP TRUCK DRIVER/LABORER HEAVY/HIGHWAY DIVISION •BRIDGE FORM CARPENTERS •LATTICE BOOM CRANE OPERATORS (10+YEARS EXPERIENCE) BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DIVISION •GENERAL BUILDING SUPERINTENDENTS •GENERAL TRADES CARPENTERS *MUST HAVE 5 YEARS SPECIFIED EXPERIENCE IN POSITION BEING APPLIED FOR** Background check & drug screen performed. Year-round work, health/life insurance, 401k/Profit Sharing Program. Strong prior work references required. Pre-employment physical required. Apply in Person At: 2335 Barren River Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101 M-F 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Phone (270) 781-9944 -EOE- Page A-13, December 23, 2014, Times-News Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MINE Pursuant to Application Number 892-7005 NW In accordance with the provisions of KRS 350.055, notice is hereby given that Armstrong Coal Company, Inc., 407 Brown Road, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431 has applied for a surface coal mining and reclamation operation affecting 17.3 acres located 0.6 miles west of Centertown in Ohio County. The permit area is located 0.06 miles east of the intersection of State Route 69 and Wallace Loop Road and located 0.56 miles east of the East Fork of Williams Creek. The proposed operation is located on the Equality U.S.G.S. 7 1/2 minute quadrangle map. The surface area to be disturbed is owned by Western Land Company LLC, Cyprus Creek Land Company and Donald & Mimi Mabrey. The operation will involve the construction and maintenance of a haul road. The operation will not involve closure or relocation of any public road. The application has been filed for public inspection at the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement’s Madisonville Regional Office, 625 Hospital Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431. Written comments, objections, or requests for a permit conference must be filed with the Director, Division of Mine Permits, #2 Hudson Hollow, Frankfort, KY 40601. CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 2014-05 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE “OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX ORDINANCE”, APPROVED AT SECOND READING OF THE HARTFORD CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 27, 2013, RELATING TO THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF THE NET PROFITS TAX, AND AMENDING SECTION 13 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 REGARDING USE OF OCCUPATIONAL TAX FUNDS. WHEREAS, the Hartford City Council deems it necessary and desirable to repeal certain sections of Ordinance No. 2013-06, the “Occupational License Tax Ordinance”, which impose a net profits tax on persons and business entitites conducting businesses, occupations, and professions within the City of Hartford, and WHEREAS, the City Council also deems it necessary to amend the original ordinance regarding approval for use of Occupational Tax funds, and WHEREAS, the city of Hartford desires to continue assessing and collecting an Occupational License Tax on all wages and compensation paid or payable to the city for work done or services rendered and intends to keep all remaining provisions of Ordinance No. 2013-06 in full effect. NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the city council of the City of Hartford, Kentucky as follows: 1. The following sections of Ordinance No. 2013-06, enacted at its second reading on June 27, 2013 and relating to the occupational license tax on net profits are hereby repealed in their entirety: a) Occupational License Tax Payment Required, Section 3(1)(b), (2)(c), and (3)(a) (d)(e) and (g). b) Apportionment, Section 4(1) and (3). c) Returns Required, Section 6(2) and (5). d) Refunds, Section 8(3). e) Federal Audit Provisions, Section 9(1)(b). f) Penalties, Section 12(1). 2. Section 13 of Ordinance No. 2013-06 is hereby amended as follows: “All money derived from the license taxes under the provisions of this ordinance shall be paid to the city and placed in an occupational tax fund. Use of the occupational tax funds shall be determined by consensus of at least four (4) members of a quorum of five (5) members of the city council, or consensus of at least five (5) members of a quorum of six (6) members of the city council [majority consensus of the city council].” 3. All other sections and provisions contained in Ordinance No. 2013-06 remain in full force and effect. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon adoption and publication as according to law. INTRODUCED AND PUBLICLY READ at first reading this 20th day of November, 2014. PUBLICLY READ AND ADOPTED at second reading this 12th day of December, 2014. CHARLOTTE HENDRICKS, MAYOR ATTEST: LISA MARTIN, CITY CLERK NOTICE OF MASTER COMMISSIONER SALES JANUARY 2nd, 2015 By virtue of judgments and orders of sale rendered in the following cases, I will on January 2nd, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. CST., expose to sale at public auction at the Courthouse door in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, the following properties. Buyers are responsible for reviewing the Court records and the actual Judgment and Order of Sale entered in each Court record to determine if there are other encumbrances associated with each property. The Commissioners Office, Circuit Court, and counsel do not warrant title. The official Court record may be viewed at the Ohio Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. BID, DUE IN 30 DAYS PROPERTY: 224 Hope Street, Beaver Dam, OHIO COUNTY, KY: A certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Ohio County, Kentucky, and more particularly descried as follows. Lot 38 in Goshen Meadows Subdivision as depicted on that plat of record in Plat Cabinet B, Slide 95 and 169, to which plats reference is made for a more particular description of the property herein conveyed, said property being subject to those protective covenants for Goshen Meadows Subdivision which are of record in Miscellaneous Book 39, page 195, in the Office of the Ohio County Clerk. Including a 2000 Patriot 56’ x 28’ Manufactured Home, VIN: LPP9862BAIN. 1. TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS 1, LLC VS. CAROLYN SUE FELDMAN, ET AL; CIVIL ACTION NO. 09CI-00508 AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT: $3,487.41 TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR 10% DOWN AND GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SURETY BOND FOR BALANCE OF BID, DUE IN 30 DAYS PROPERTY: 486 STATE ROUTE 54 W., FORDSVILLE, OHIO COUNTY, KY: Beginning at a point, a set stake located in the South right of way of Highway 54; said point being located 450 feet east of the Baize heirs land; thence in a Southern direction, a new line, 216 feet to a point, a set stake; thence in an eastern direction, a new line, 100 feet to a set stake; thence in a Northern direction, a new line 216 feet to a set stake located in the South right of way of Highway 54; thence with the South right of way of Highway 54, 100 feet to the point of beginning and containing 21,600 square feet. 4. CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. VS. MARGIE A. COTTON, ET AL; CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CI-00064 AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT: $116,642.97 TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR 10% DOWN AND GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SURETY BOND FOR BALANCE OF BID, DUE IN 30 DAYS PROPERTY: 2059 LIBERTY ROAD, Beaver Dam, KY: A certain tract or parcel of land located near Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Kentucky, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stake on the North side of Beaver Dam Liberty Church Road 600’ East of Cross Road, thence N. 12 degrees East 600’ to a stake; thence S. 78 degrees E. 200’ to a stake; thence S. 12 degrees West 740’ to a stake on North side of Beaver Dam Liberty Road, thence with said road to the beginning, containing 3.1 acres more or less. Subject to any and all easements, restrictions, conditions, and legal highways of record and/or in existence. 2. CITIMORTGAGE, INC. VS. VALE RHEA MADDOX DURHAM, ET AL; CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CI-00133 AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT: $157,685.32 TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR 10% DOWN AND GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SURETY BOND FOR BALANCE OF BID, DUE IN 30 DAYS PROPERTY: 210 SNODGRASS LANE, CENTERTOWN, OHIO COUNTY, KY: A tract or parcel of land lying in Ohio County, State of Kentucky and being on the North side of Old Highway 69 (now a county road) 2 miles West of Centertown and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin (#2136) 22.5 feet North of the center of Old Highway 69 (now a county road) at the Southwest corner of the parent tract; thence with the North side of said road North 65 degrees, 19 minutes and 00 seconds East for 271.61 feet and North 62 degrees, 45 minutes and 45 seconds East for 221.72 feet to an iron pin (#2136); thence North 21 degrees, 48 minutes and 00 seconds West for 84.68 feet to an iron pin (#2136) 33.0 feet Southeast of the center of a railroad tract; thence South 65 degrees 57 minutes and 15 seconds West for 495.55 feet with the Southeast side of said railroad to an iron pin (#2136); thence South 23 degrees, 37 minutes and 00 seconds East for 100.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.0778 acres. Being Tract I of the survey of Keith L. Biggerstaff, Registered Land Surveyor #2136, dated March 20, 1994, a copy of which is attached marked “Exhibit A”. 5. COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY BANK, INC. VS. MIKE COTTON, ET AL; CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CI00334 AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT: $17,257.93 TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SURETY BOND FOR FULL BALANCE OF BID, DUE IN 30 DAYS PROPERTY: 5587 STATE ROUTE 764, WHITESVILLE, OHIO COUNTY, KY: A certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Ohio County, Kentucky, and on the Pleasant Ridge-Whitesville Road, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stone on the North side of the right-of-way line of the Pleasant Ridge-Whitesville Road 8 feet W. of James Bartlett line; thence running W. with the right-of-way line of the aforesaid road 75 feet to a stone; thence N. parallel with James Bartlett line 200 feet to a stone; thence at a right angle to the right running 75 feet E. to a stone 8 feet W. of James Bartlett line; thence at a right angle to the right and running parallel with James Bartlett line 200 feet to the point of beginning, containing less than one-half (1/2) acre. 3. TAMMAC HOLDINGS CORPORATION VS. DEAN PHARIS, ET AL; CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CI-00268 AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT: $76,940.57 TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR 10% DOWN AND GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SURETY BOND FOR BALANCE OF These properties are to be sold to satisfy judgment, interest, attorney fees, delinquent ad valorem taxes, costs of sale, and costs of the action. The purchaser(s) may pay cash or will be required to give bond for amount of bid, less required deposit, if any, and with approved surety upon the bond, having the force and effect of a judgment and bearing interest at the rate of 12% per annum, with balance payable in 30 days, subject to announcements day of sale. Office of the Master Commissioner Ohio Circuit Court Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices The Ohio County Water District is Accepting Sealed Bids for Carbon Replacement or Regeneration of 60,000 LBS total, to remove the old carbon from 3 Vessels and replaced with new or regenerated carbon back into 3 Vessels (approx 20,000 LBS each) The new Carbon must meet the minimum of the following Specifications: SPECIFICATIONS: Product Specification: FILTRA 4300 Value Iodine Number (mg/g), min. Moisture, weight %, max. Effective size, mm Test Method 900 ASTM D4607 2 ASTM D2867 0.8-1.0 ASTM D2862 Uniformity Coefficient, max. 2.1 ASTM D2862 Abrasion No., min. 78 AWWA B604 Trace Capacity Number, (mg/ cc), min. 10 TM-79, TM-85 (converted to TCN) Screen Size (US Sieve), weight % *Larger than No. 8, max. 15 ASTM D2862 *Smaller than No. 30, max. 4 ASTM D2862 Typical Property Value Apparent Density, g/cc, min. 0.56 ASTM D2854 Ash 8% ASTM D2866 Water Extractables <1% AWWA B604 Non-Wettable <1% AWWA B604 Product Specification; CMR 300 Value Test Method Iodine Number (mg/g), min. a) 800 if spent is >500 b) +250 if spent is <550 a&b includes virgin GAC make-up as required Moisture, weight %, max. TN-4, ASTM D4607 8 TM-1, ASTM D2867 Uniformity Coefficient, max. 2.1 TM-47, ASTM D2862 Abrasion No. Min. 70 TM-9, AWWA B604 15 TM-8, ASTM D2862 Screen Size (US Sieve), weight % *Larger than No. 8, max. *Smaller than No. 30, max. Apparent Density, g/cc, min. 4 TM-8, ASTM D2862 0.2 TM-7, ASTM D2854 The GAC must be a 100% reagglomerated bituminous coal based product, and the coal shall be mined and the corresponding GAC manufactured in the United States of America. The GAC product designated by the Bidder as the material to be supplied for this bid shall have five (5) years of history of use in municipal drinking water facilities in North America. Bidder shall submit references per Section 7. The GAC shall be manufactured in a facility certified to conform to the Management System Standard: ISO 9001:2000 or later quality standards and at the specific plant or site holding such certification. A copy of the valid certificate must be submitted with bid, with the understanding by all parties that ANSI/NSF assures the GAC against toxicological hazards only. ISO 9001:2000 or later certification assures the GAC of consistent conformance to state product quality and standards listed in the specifications. The GAC shall comply with AWWA B604, latest edition. The GAC shall conform to the requirements of the NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects standard Proof of a Minimum $1 Million Liability Insurance must be provided, all Kentucky State and Federal Laws, that apply must be met. The OCWD reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Bids must be in the OCWD Office, (124 East Washington Street, Hartford, KY) by January 26, 2015, Bids will be opened at 5:00 PM January 26, 2015. For more information contact Walt Beasley at [email protected] or (270) 298-7704. CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 14-07 AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE A PORTION OF BUFFALO ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN US HIGHWAY 231 AND APPLE ALLEY. FINDINGS OF FACT WHEREAS, at the request of Marty Shephard it has been determined that a portion of Buffalo Alley located between U.S. Highway 231 and Apple Alley, being more particularly described below, will serve a more useful public purpose if the herein described portion of said street is closed and no longer used as a public right of way; and WHEREAS, the City Council identified the property owners in or abutting the portion of Buffalo Alley to be closed to be Marty L. Shephard and Cortney R. Shephard, husband and wife; and WHEREAS, pursuant to KRS 82.405(2)(b) and (c), written notice was provided to the property owners and they have agreed to the road closing, as evidenced by a signed and notarized consent attached hereto as Exhibit A. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the City of Hartford, Kentucky as follows: 1. The preambles to this Ordinance are found to be true and correct and are hereby incorporated by reference. 2. The following portion of Buffalo Alley shall be hereinafter closed and discontinued as a public way, street, and/or thoroughfare, and shall no longer be maintained by the City of Hartford, Kentucky: A tract or parcel of land lying in Ohio County, State of Kentucky and being located in the City of Hartford and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a P.K. Nail, said point being 40.0 feet northeast of the center of Main Street (U.S. Highway 231) and being 239.5 feet Northwest of the center of Union Street, said P.K. Nail also being the western most corner to Marty L. Shephard (D.B. 398, P. 349, Tract 2) (Note: All bearings stated are based on State Plane South (NAD 83)); thence North 52 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 198.00 feet with Shephard’s Tract 2 and Tract 5 to a point in the southwest rightof-way of Apple Alley being located N 38 degrees 01 minutes 04 seconds W, a distance of 15.40 feet from reference pin (a 1/2 inch rebar (19 inches in length) (LS #2136) (s)); thence North 66 degrees 47 minutes 32 seconds West, a distance of 10.27 feet a 1/2 inch rebar (19 inches in length) (LS #2136) (s) at the southwest corner of the City of Hartford (D.B. 186, P. 186) and the Southeast corner of Marty Shephard (D.B. 345, P. 36); thence South 52 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 193.00 feet with said Shephard to a 1/2 inch rebar (19 inches in length) (LS #2136) (s) 40 feet northeast of the center of Main Street; thence South 37 degrees 39 minutes 25 seconds East, a distance of 9.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; said described tract containing 0.040 acre as per survey by Keith L. Biggerstaff, PLS #2136, field date November 18, 2014, plat signed November 19, 2014. Said 0.040 acre tract being Buffalo Alley between Market Street (now Main Stret) and Apple Alley as shown on the Plat of the City of Hartford in Plat Cabinet “B”, slide 254 in the records of Ohio County Clerk. 3. The City Attorney is hereby directed to take any and all necessary, and/or all of her actions with respect to this ordinance are hereby ratified pursuant to this ordinance to close said street and to convey the described portion to Marty L. Shephard and Cortney R. Shephard in exchange for releasing the City from any and all further maintenance responsibilities for the closed portion of the street, and allowing the City to retain an easement for the maintenance and repair of any sewer, water, or other utility lines. 4. The City Council authorizes and directs the Mayor to sign any and all documents necessary to effectuate the intent of this ordinance. 5. This ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication according to law. 6. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. SIGNED AND APPROVED this 12th day of December, 2014 Charlotte Hendricks, Mayor CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY ATTEST: Lisa Martin, Clerk CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY Publicly read and approved at first reading on the 20th day of November, 2014 Publicly read and adopted at second reading on the 12th day of December, 2014. Lisa Martin, CLERK Page A-14, December 23, 2014, Times-News Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Real Estate Real Estate FOR SALE: 2 1/2 acres HOUSE FOR SALE: In on Hwy. 629, off Hwy. McHenry. 3 bedroom, 2 54, Fordsville. $14,900. bath, dining room, large Call 270-422-1234. tfn living room, concrete foundation, two car FOUR TRACTS LEFT: detached garage. Lots 4-10 acres, Hwy. 505 of privacy, great starter S. Water and electric available. Owner will home. Priced to sell! finance. Call Malcolm Asking $49,000. Call for FOR SALE: 8 acres on Barnes, 270-274-9328. info: 270-775-5343 or 270-256-1925. 12-23 Park Ridge Road and tfn Cecil Lane. Stream, pasture. All utilities available. $29,700. $1,700 down, $300 per month. 270-422-1234. tfn FOR SALE: 3.4 acres. Hwy. 340 and Dockery Ridge Road. Open pasture, some trees, pond, utilities available. (Neafus area.) $18,900. $1,000 down, $211 per month. 270-422-1234. tfn Ohio County Water District Accepting Sealed Bid Engine: 28-30 HP Diesel Drive: Traction Drive Bucket: 24” with Teeth Blade: Floating Cab: Bid with and without Cab Ohio County Water District will trade in, toward purchase price, A Caterpillar Model 303-5 Bids must be received in the Ohio County Water District Office, (124 East Washington Street, Hartford, Kentucky) by 4:00 P.M. January 26, 2015. Bids will be opened at OCWD Board Meeting at 5:00 P.M. January 26, 2015. The Ohio County Water District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. For more information contact Walt Beasley (270) 298-7704 ORDINANCE 2014-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, A MUNICIPALITY OF THE FIFTH CLASS, ESTABLISHING A FOUR-WAY STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF MCMURTRY AVENUE AND OLD MAIN STREET. WHEREAS, it has been determined by the City of Hartford, Kentucky, that there is a need for a four-way stop at the intersection of McMurtry Avenue and Old Main Street to promote reasonable and safe conditions at said intersection; and, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of Hartford, Kentucky: SECTION 1: Stop signs shall be placed at all intersections of McMurtry Avenue and Old Main Street in such manner as to cause all vehicular traffic entering such intersections from any direction to come to a complete stop prior to traveling through the intersection of said streets. SECTION 2: Any person violating this Ordinance by failing to obey the stop signs at the intersections of McMurtry Avenue and Old Main Street shall be fined Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for each violation. SECTION 3: This Ordinance shall be subject to the provisions of Title VII of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Hartford, Kentucky. SECTION 4: Any ordinance or part of any Ordinance in conflict herewith is hereby repealed. This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon passage and publication. Introduced and publicly read on the first reading on this 20th day of November, 2014. Publicly read and finally approved on the second reading on this the 12th day of December, 2014. APPROVED: CHARLOTTE HENDRICKS, Mayor ATTEST: LISA MARTIN, City Clerk Real Estate HOUSE FOR SALE FOR SALE: 14.9 acres with metal building, 30’x40’, plus lean-to. HVAC, septic, water and electric. Hoover Hill area. 270-2560030. 12-23 HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Curtains included. Partly furnished. Movein ready. Call Cookie Hudson, 270-256-5969. 151 Center Drive, off Highland Drive. $60,000. FOR SALE: 40 acres off Mt. Pleasant Road, south of Rosine, Kentucky (PVA No. 11413). Contact Wayne Priest, 270-781-6500. P.O. Box 770, Bowling Green, KY 42102. 12-31 LANDMARK REALTY LLC: For all your real estate and auction needs. Homes, land and farms. Visit our website at www.landmarkpros. com. Call 270-999-1540 or email [email protected] gmail.com. Randy Arnold, broker. tfn Buckle up! CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 14-08 2 bedroom, 1 bath with huge back yard. Recently completely updated. Small garage, very low utilities, covered deck. All appliances stay and possibly all furniture if interested. $65,000, won’t last long. 270-775-5439 Tim Gooch, Principal Broker/Auctioneer Kathy Gooch, GRI, Realtor 270-927-8997 Office 270-927-8997 Office 270-929-3049 Kathy 270-929-3049 Cell Cell 270-316-6257 Tim 270-927-8919 FaxCell 270-927-8919 Fax www.hancockrealestateandauction.com Saturday, June 25 10:00 (CST) 275 Easton Cabot Road $149,000 Approximately 40 acres, mostly wooeded! Peaceful and scenic. Three bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 2 car detached garage with additional bath. Beautiful hardwood floors! Screened back porch. An unfinished cabin on property can be used for storage or hunting retreat. Cabin has plumbing and electricity. #56778 Call Tim or Kathy Gooch 929-3049 Hancock County Fairgrounds WOODWORKING TOOLS, GUNS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & MUCH MORE! Sellers: Jeff and Jan Richardson et al Terms and Conditions: Cash or good check day of auction. No Buyers Premium www.hancockrealestateandauction.com 881 St. Rt. 54 $69,000 Neat and Clean, move-in ready! This well-kept, Amish-built home has 6 inch walls, insulated for Northern Indiana. Easy to Heat and Cool. Many updated features and fixtures. 24x24 detached garage with shelving and 220 electric service. Garage has A/C and heat. Better take a look at this one. #56047 Call Tim or Kathy Gooch 929-3049 9420 State Route 1700 $79,000 Shows like a new home! Covered front porch with beautiful view of countryside! Spotless clean, newer manufactured home (2010) with vinyl ﬂooring throughout! Very attractive neutral colors. Kitchen appliances stay with home..refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas stove. Open ﬂoor plan, split bedrooms, Covered metal carport. Amish-built storage building, with walkway from back porch. Additional storage in second storage building. Four and one-half miles to Hwy. 54 in Ohio County. See our website for additional photos! MLS #64940. Call Tim/Kathy Gooch 270929-3049 AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE A PORTION OF WHITE AVENUE LOCATED BETWEEN GILLESPIE AVENUE AND MCMURTRY AVENUE. FINDINGS OF FACT ATTEST: Lisa Martin, Clerk CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY Charlotte Hendricks, Mayor CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY Publicly read and approved at first reading on the 20th day of November, 2014 Publicly read and adopted at second reading on the 12th day of December, 2014. Best wishes for the happiest of holidays! Five Star Realty MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Alan Maddox 270-256-1679 Gina Bennett 270-256-1157 Sindy Hancock 270-256-4394 Ashley Maggard 270-256-4394 Website: www.maddox5star.com PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 405 KAR 8:010, Section 16(5), the following is a summary of permitting decisions made by the Department for Natural Resources, Division of Mine Permits with respect to applications to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations in Ohio County. ARMSTRONG COAL COMPANY INC 8929000 11/18/2014 Wanted Lisa Martin, CLERK Hay for Sale Hay Wanted Cattle Wanted FOR SALE: Round and square bales of orchard grass, fescue and red clover hay with net wrapping. 270-2763209 or 270-256-8636. tfn WANTED TO BUY: Hay. Delivered to my farm, 468 Chiggerville Lane, Beaver Dam. Malcolm Barnes. 270274-9328. tfn CATTLE WANTED: Will buy and pick up on farm. No commission on trucking. Call 270-5479889. tfn For Rent WANTED: Want the young man that came with his wife and two children that wanted to mow grass and use my loan to put my house roof on and repair floors, sheetrock, new bath and all. Call Adah Young, 270-274-8288. 427 Neafus Road, Horse Branch, KY 42349. 1223 CROSSROADS WHEREAS, at the request of Ohio County Hospital, Inc., it has been determined that a portion of White Avenue located between Gillespie Street and McMurtry Avenue, being more particularly described below, will serve a more useful public purpose if the herein described portion of said street is closed and no longer used as a public right of way; and WHEREAS, the City Council identified the property owners in or abutting the portion of White Avenue to be closed to be Ohio County Hospital Corporation; and WHEREAS, pursuant to KRS 82.405(2)(b) and (c), written notice was provided to the property owner and it has agreed to the road closing, as evidenced by a signed and notarized consent attached hereto as Exhibit A. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the City of Hartford, Kentucky as follows: 1. The preambles to this Ordinance are found to be true and correct and are hereby incorporated by reference. 2. The following portion of White Avenue shall be hereinafter closed and discontinued as a public way, street, and/or thoroughfare, and shall no longer be maintained by the City of Hartford, Kentucky: A certain tract of land located in the city of Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, and being 15’ to each side of the described centerline as follows: Beginning at point in the centerline of White Avenue, 15’ from the centerline of Gillespie Avenue. Said point also being located S 7 degrees 22’ 00” W, a distance of 114.42 feet from an iron pin (LS #3862) (f) being the southwest corner to Ohio County Hospital, Tract 2 (0.527 acre) as depicted on plat titled, “Ohio County Hospital Consolidation, dated 8/31/10, by William T. Crume, PLS #3862. (Note: All bearings stated are based on Kentucky State Plane South (NAD 83)). Thence with said White Avenue centerline S 82 degrees 32’ 38” E, a distance of 313.72 feet to a point being locaated S 62 degrees 19’ 52” E, a distance of 45.78 feet from an iron pin (LS #3862) (f) being the southwest corner to Ohio County Hospital as depicted on plat titled, “Ohio County Hospital”, dated 09-25-13, by William T. Crume, PLS #3862. For clarification purposes, the portion of White Avenue herein closed to the public does not extend all the way to McMurtry Avenue. 3. The City Attorney is hereby directed to take any and all necessary, and/or all of her actions with respect to this ordinance are hereby ratified pursuant to this ordinance to close said street and to convey the described portion to Ohio County Hospital Corporation in exchange for releasing the City from any and all further maintenance responsibilities for the closed portion of the street, and allowing the City to retain an easement for the maintenance and repair of any sewer, water, or other utility lines. 4. The City Council authorizes and directs the Mayor to sign any and all documents necessary to effectuate the intent of this ordinance. 5. This ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication according to law, or January 1, 2015, whichever is later. 6. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. SIGNED AND APPROVED this 12th day of December, 2014 STORAGE Crossroads Storage Rentals Available 270-256-1306 Mobile Homes Cattle for Sale FOR SALE: Cattle, head gate and chute. $500. Call 270-2324318. 12-23 FOR SALE 26 young black cows 1 black bull. Call 270-763-7966, if interested. Dirt for Sale FOR SALE: 14x70 mobile home on 1 acre. 2 bedroom and 1 bath, hardwood floors, electric furnace. Private lot in the country. Five miles DIRT FOR SALE: Call east of Horse Branch. 270-274-7338. tfn $1,500 down, $300/ monthly payment. Owner financing. 270287-3301. 12-23 Subscribe today! Page A-15, December 23, 2014, Times-News Page A-16, December 23, 2014, Times-News Little Bit of Everything By: Dave McBride [email protected] This is for our children and anybody else interested in reading about the beauty and wonder of Santa Claus. It’s about those long, white streaks left in our distant skies by huge jet aircraft flying at incredible speeds. It’s about a delivery service that would leave UPS and Fed Ex in its dust. And it’s not for anybody who does not believe in the magic of Christmas, Yule trees hovering over a plate of cookies or Christmas wishes delivered by little minds and not cell phones. This old man believed in Santa Claus as a little boy and he still believes. And the reason for that is that he’s never been allowed to forget. At about the time some doubts were trying to sneak in, beautiful little nieces and nephews beat them to it. They brought a revival and freshness to what he once experienced. And maybe - just maybe there was a Scroogelike influence messing with his mind a few years later but that was beaten back by the arrival of his own children and how they embraced Santa Claus with a religious-like fervor. Everything was again okay and he marked the Christmas season with an energy that could only be matched by his responsibility and desire to support them. And the cycle continued. One 12-month period after another passed right on schedule and soon there were grandchildren - grandchildren whose love for Santa Claus and all he stands for blossomed in a way that made not believing a distant ugliness that would forever remain distant. Let me tell you something, little guys and little girls. The day you stop believing in Santa Claus - if, sadly you ever do - will be the day your life will lose much of its meaning. So why would you even want to think about giving up on one of the great wonders of this world. What is it we’ve heard about the seven wonders of the world? Hey, how could they have left Santa out? I earlier mentioned those long, white streaks left in the sky by big airplanes. Did you know Santa and his reindeer can move faster than any jet or rocket? Just think about it. Here’s a bearded, jolly man traveling in an open sleigh faster than any jet-powered aircraft and his red and white cap never flies off. He doesn’t rely on radar or compasses and gets exactly where he needs to be, exactly when he’s supposed to be there. And talk about a man with a memory. My goodness, there is not a computer made today that can come anywhere close to remembering what Santa Claud has to handle. Do you think he has all of those names and addresses written down and tells Rudolph to follow his directions? Not at all! Every name of every child and where that child lives is in his mind before he leaves the North Pole and he has the ability to be in millions of places at the same time. No, I don’t know how he does that, but I‘ve got a pretty good idea. I think it has something to do with you believing he can do it. But there’s something else you need to believe. Santa Claus is not perfect. Sure, I realize you’ve heard all of those fantastic stories and how some youngsters get everything they ask for on Christmas morning. The jolly old fellow does his very best, but there simply are some requests he cannot fill. And there are a lot of reasons for that, but we won’t go into that right now. I can, however, say that you’re partly responsible for sometimes not getting what you ask for. You see - and this is pretty difficult to explain - your mom and dad have to have what we call backing for everything you ask for on Christmas. You write letters to Santa or you talk to one of his helpers in the shopping mall and everything has to come together. Mom and dad have a fairly close connection with Santa and they almost always work together. Your mom and dad would love for you to have everything you ask for, but sometimes it simply cannot happen. What you need to do is keep believing in Santa Claus and some day you’ll have that great connection with him and ...from all of us you’ll come to underUs stand...From why some things atAll Of happen and some don’t. At AgriGro It’s never a lackFarm of love AgriGro Farm or caring Center on the part of Center Santa or your parents. I guess that’s about all this old man has to say at this time. Just remember that he’s lived through a lot of Christmases, has made a lot of Christmas wishes and has felt some stinging disappointments. But there will be other Christmases, other opportunities, and other very happy times in your life. Santa will see to that. OHIO COUNTY WEATHER Last Week’s Almanac: Dec. 8 - Dec. 14 Day Hi Low Precip. Monday 53 45 0.01 in. Tuesday 53 35 0.02 in. Wednesday 36 30 0.0 in. Thursday 34 30 0.0 in. Friday 37 31 0.0 in. Saturday 37 28 0.0 in. Sunday 45 25 0.0 in. Total Precip. for December 1.54 inches; Yearly 44.56 inches. Lake Conditions The pool elevation at Lake Barkley is 355.1 Kentucky Lake pool elevation is 354.9 above the dam and below is 303.1. Extended Forecast: Dec. 24 - Dec. 30 WEDS. 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