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January 4, 1973

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Ambulance Question Remains Unanswered Ohio County's funeral directors have reaffirmed their vow to stop ambulance servke after April 30 and the county judgt, according to one director, seems to think the directors are bluffing. Thus, the sibation, which many think could reth the critical stage, remains unchalged from two weeks ago when ten directors in Ohio and Daviess Courdies first announced plans to halt rnergency service. A.V. Conwiy, counsel for the directors, mt with Ohio County Fiscal Court thursday morning but nothing was resolved. Conway explained the directors' position but offered no solutions to the problem. Magistrate Kenneth Kirk brought up the possibility that the funeral homes might extend ambulance service past the announced deadline if another plan is not worked out in time but, such a possibility seems remote. One of the directors indicated Tuesday morning that the county and responsible person would be wise to start making preparations, because, in his words, "we are going out after April 30." County Attorney Frank Martin said there is no way the county can provide the ambulance service now available. His statement was in obvious reference to the location of funeral homes throughout the county and the reasonable time in which emergency calls can now be answered. Judge Andy Funk said Tuesday morning that no action, to his knowledge, is being taken. "I hope to set up a meeting between the directors and the Kentucky Green River Health Planning Council," he added. This council apparently will be a deciding factor in the direction taken by the county in its effort to continue service. A statement was released Tuesday by the health planning council which hinted the directors might be acting in a premature manner. In a letter signed by Keith Main, associated director of the health planning council, it was pointed out that there is confusion stemming from the recently-enacted Certificate of Need legislation as it pertains to operators of emergency vehicles, especially funeral directors. Main wrote: "The only requirement that is applicable as of Jan., 1973, is the small application fee, registration and twice-yearly safety inspections. "The rest of the requirements under the legislation is to be spread out over a number of years beginning January 1, 1974. "For example, the Emergency Medical Training is applicable January 1, 1975. The vehicle design Continued On Page 19 OHIO COUNTY'S NEWEST AND LARGEST NEWSPAPER THE OHIO COUNTY Your Piclure Newspaper The Ohio;County L iolume 8 - Number 1 r-- Times Is The Only Newspaper That Is Completely Owned, i ii Hartford and Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Thursday, January 4, 1973 IllL I II I I Two Countians Killed n Separate Accidents H.E. White, Bennie new members of the Olio County Board of Education officially _ their duties at the board's first meeting of the new year Tuesday [ening The school policy-makers are, from left, Robert Shown, Robert [agan and L.C. Hunter J Woodrow Park, superintendent of Ohio County !chools, stand behind the group. Historical Society's Daugherty Victims Ohio County's holiday season was marred by accidents which claimed the lives of a'33-year-old man and a four-year-old boy. Hershel Edwin White, of Route I, Beaver Dam, was fatally injured when a truck he was unloading at a coal mine near Beaver Dam over- turned, reportedlycrushing his head. According to William. L. Danks, Beaver Dam, funeral director, White was unloading tires at the Burge Coal Company tipple when the truck support slipped in soft earth, causing the vehicle to overturn. White was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ohio County Hospital, according to Ohio County Coroner Dr. Charles Price. White, a driver for the Carolina Tire Company, was the brother of Leslie "Smiley" White, Ohio County circuit court clerk. He operated a service station in Beaver Dam prior to moving to another station near the Western Kentucky Parkway. struck a car dri,en by Mrs. Nada Hoover, Route 3, Hartford, as Mrs. Hoover was waiting to turn off the highway. Also hospitalized as a result of the accident were Kenneth Daugherty Sr., Kenneth Daugherty Jr., Darrell Hoover, Samantha Hoover, 6, and Larry Thomas Hoover, 5. Hoover and his two children were released from the hospRal Saturday, the elder Daugherty was discharged Sunday, and Kenny Daugherty Jr. was listed in fair condition Tuesday. Other survivors include a grand- mother, Mrs. Elsie Casey. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller- Schapmire Funeral Home. The Rev. Wendell Rains was in charge. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. County's Economy Growing Just how much the Ohio County He was a member of the South Haven Baptist Church, the Beaver Dam Jaycees, the Porter Lodge 136 F & AM, the Madisonville Shrine Edited, Publis.hed And Printe Ohio County ] _ I 18 Pages - 10 Cents J i i I Misty Lynn, snuggled securely in the arms of her mother, was Ohio County's first baby of 1973. The parents are Mr. and M. Harold Fleenor; Route 3, Beaver Dam. Misty was born at 11:53 p.m. Monday with the help of Dr. Billy Allen. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Auburn L. Daugherty, Route 3, Beaver Dam, and Byron Fleenor, Cromwell. The first time father said he wanted the baby to be a girl. The parents were presented a check donated by Funk's Mobile Homes and sponsored by the Junior Women's Club. Parkway Toll System Confusing To Many Some Ohio Countians are ex- periencing difficulty in getting straight the toll-payment structure on the new Green River Parkway bet- ween Owensboro and Bowling Green. For instance, several have com- plained about having to pay 60 cents when they get on the limited access span at Hartford en route to Morgantown when the toll actually is Temple, the Beaver Dam Lions Club, economy has moved forward in the '00useum Fund Lagging the Moose Lodge, a Kentucky Ad-last few years, despite the nation's Pay Hik miral, a Kentucky Colonel and domestic problems, may be gathered es president of the Ohio County Shrine from a look at the record books. total of $1,615.00 has been have been received from the eived in pledges and checks for the following: h io County Historical Museum fund, Responses, by pledge or check, rs.Helen J. Cmbs, treasurer of the have been received from the ISLOrical Society reported this week. following: Frank Martin, 8250.00; he campaigl for funds to purchase Noah Phelps, Jr., 8100.00; Houchens Le old Pirtle hme in Hartford for a Foundation, 8500.00; Z. Wayne Orical museum got under way the Griffin. 8100.00: Kenneth Ragland, hWeek of Nvember. 850.00: Hartford Younger Woman's e Society is making an effort to Club, 8100.00: Beaver Dam 20th Club. They show that the volume of retail business done in the local area, a principal indicator of the state of the economy, rose significantly in the five years ending January 1, 1972. The gain was made in the face of general apprehension about unem- ployment, crime conditions, racial strife, swelling welfare rolls, in- flation, the war and higher taxes.. The progress made in the local area in the period is revealed in figures compiled by the Standard Rate and Data Service. They show that retail sales in Ohio County stores, as of the beginning of this year, reached an annual rate of over $25,387,000. Five years previously they totaled $18,060,000. This was equivalent to consumer spending at the rate of $4,082 per local household, as compared with the 1966 rate of $3,634 per household. The rise was greater than that recorded in many parts of the country. It amounted to 12 percent. Fundamental to the growth in retail activity in the local area during the five-year span was the marked increase in real income achieved by e $37,500 to purchase the Century Woman's Club, $200.00; ence of the late Dr. E.J. Barrass Westerfield Implement Co., 810.00; Ann Pirtle Barrass Phillips. An Mrs. Dorothy Schwuchow, 810.00: White was born January 24, 1939 in Daviess County. He was the son of the late Leslie and Letha Farris White. Survivors include his wife, Sue Elmore White; a son, Leslie Edwin White; a daughter, Kathy Ann White, both at home; his step-mother, Mrs. Alma White of Beaver Dam; four brothers, Leslie C. White, John D. White, James White and Paul Hines, all of Beaver Dam. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the William L. Danks Funeral Home. The Rev. Arnett Williams, pastor of the Con- cord Baptist Church, was in charge. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Bennie Joe Daugherty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Daugherty, Hart- ford, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ohio County Hospital following a two-car accident north of Hartford on U.S. 231 on Friday evening. According to the Ohio County sheriff's department, young Daugherty was a passenger in a car driven by Kenneth Daugherty, 28, of 1315 Clay Street in Hartford. The Daugberty car reportedly Continued On Page 18 The first Beaver Dam city council meeting of the new year proved to be a profitable one for 11 city employes. Mayor C.B. Embry Jr. said the city fatherr, approved salary hikes for three members of the water works, the police sergeant and the city clerk, city treasurer and city attorney. Water works superintendent Wendell Spencer's salary was boosted from $860 to $890 a month. Roger Burgess, the assistant superin- tendent's monthly paycheck will go from $500 to $530 and water works employe Roscoe Simpson Jr., will see his monthly check go from $450 to $480. Police sergeant Frank Gibsbn will get $600 as compared to the $565 salary set in 1972. City treasurer, Mrs. Carrie Ashby's pay will jump from $460 to $485, while the city clerk, Frances Stevens, will move up $25 from $360 to $38,5. At- torney A.V. Conway will receive $100 a month instead of $75 figure in 1972. J.D. Babbitt, a part time city em- ploye, will receive $2.00 an hour as compared to $1.80; Edward Taylor will go from $2.00 to $2.20, and Robert Ashby from $1.80 to $1.90. uon Was taken by the Society in Charles R. Tanner, 810.00; Dr. James ,veber for a period of six months. E. Calloway. $25.00; Hartford Junior i, e historic old two-story home, Woman's Club, 875.00; Norine Cor- r'tinthe lS30s has been extensively nett, $5.00; Cyrintba Terry, $25.00; t , t.ored and remodeled and is ideally D.J. Coots, $5.00; Z. Wayne Griffin, ted for into reserve and ]- a museu P 850.00; Duke Funeral Homes, 8100.00; mbit historical relics and Total, 81,615.00. i Ulaents and will be valuable as a  'Ztattraction. -"donorsto KeY 73 Ivanent listing ot au , . dtteum will be preserveo ana .available to the public. Plaques m a s s z v e ca m p a zgn nng contributors of $1,000 or /1 Wltll be prominently displayed '_a.b'ibutors may choose rouse to call our c.ontnent Wal plaques, to Christ.. lll, by pledge or check, ] only I0 cents. Others claim they have paid 60 cents when they get on at Hartford en route to Owensboro when that toll has been set at 50 cents. A spokesman at the Hartford toll station said some people apparently are confusing the thru-trafflc signs with what is actually owed. Persons traveling from Owenshoro to 1-65 pay 60 cents at Hartford, 20 cents at Morgantown, and 60 cents at Bowling Green. The 20 cents at Morgantown is currently considered a ramp fee since travelers are forced to take a detour around the unfinished section of the new road at the Green River. When that section is completed, travelers going straight through will have to pay 40 cents, making the trip cost $1.60. The spokesman said it is possible for the toll attendant to lose track of cars getting on at Hartford when traffic is hacked up and accidently over-charge a parkway patron. But, the charge for per'ns getting on at Hartford en route to Morgantown is 10 cents and for those getting on at Hartford en route to Owensboro is 50 cents. The spokesman also said use of the new parkway to date has been out- standing. The daily average, he said, since the road opened has been between 2,200 and 3,200 axels. He said that on Monday of this week the Hartford station counted 2,001 axels, 1,626 of which were through traffic. A total of 375 either got on or off at Hartford. A further breakdown revealed that 113 vehicles got on on route to Owensboro