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, ml II lllll SHERIFF QUALIFIED EXPERIENCED WORKING FOR OHIO COUNTY to thank each of yon for your coo assistance and friendsh am once again asking for your continued support in the upcoming declion. Having years, I have worked exU'emely hard to provide the county with superior )ver the past years, I have explored every opportunity to improve the daily with working diligently to obtain extra state and federal funds to activ' ies for our county. Of oer success in obtaining extra funds, which are utilized to improve and expand the Sheriff's Department. My record will show that some 1.5 million dollars has been half years through several state and federal grants. Some of these arc the to enforce DUI laws and patrol our roads, COPS grants from the U.S. Department of of Local Government grant monies to ensure the safety of of special body armor, NCMEC monies to purchase equipment to assist in DRMO milimy suM us, qutpment for drug and other law en- neral Funds to renovate the Ohi6 County Animal Shelter. Sheriff's Department has expanded its services to include security and patrol for our as the Ohio County Hospital. Ynrough funding from the Administrative Office of the a full time security and surveillance system in place at the Ohio County Community to cmtu the safety and security for all our citizens. monitors crimes against the elderly such as scares, abuse at taking advantage of our seniors. Close coordination with the senior citizens and continued contact with regional TRIAD law enforcement agencies keeps us crime alerts. It is very important to me that our seniors feel safe at home and in our :ase load has ir eased over 63% with arrests more than doubling. The mad s last year. I have been very fortunate to be able to increase the number of We have taken drastic steps to curb the drug Ixoblem within our county. The number of drug related arrests and inorc search warrants before in the county's history. Several thousand dollars in cash and other assets for the utilization of combating drugs. Our #edge to eradicaz drugs is and will a close'woAing relationship with the Ohio CountySchool System. Through Offzer works with all elementary schools in the county on drug and alcohol a entitles every elementary student to receive materials on safety La high school level, we have emtfloyed a School Resotu'ce Officer to assist w education, conflict resolution, and provide so'vices to help make our schools a sta~. Yeats law enforcement has undergone tremendous changes. With new laws being passed handed down by the state and federal gov t, it creates a never ending a well-trained and qualified staff at the Ohio County Sheriff's receives at least 880 horn of mandated law enforcement training at the Eastern Richmond, Kentucky. Each officer is required to receive training each year thereafter. Other training offered to the staff includes; infec- materials, domestic violence, computer technology, grant writing, animal of the Sheriff's office is to collect approximately 5 million dollars in county : mslmmible for the disbursement of the funds to the appropriate taxing districts. Our 98% tax is one of tha highest in the commonwealth. department is coordinating the 911 services for Ohio Ptxx:essedover 6,267 to911 calls during the past year. This service cax)tdinatcs all calls rescue, fge, ambulance, em cncy wmher and prozctive services for the citizens in our county. The Sheriffs Ohio County Animal Con l Progam, which responds to approximately many impoaant responsibilities. We live in a time of unceminty that Oneur law enfon:ement services. The need for enhanced security must be addr-'c ed to at home and within our county. As a native of Ohio County, I have had the has to offer. The economic growth and fumrc expansion of quality of law enforcement present I have &void many long hours in my Ige to ensure that Ohio County has been provided with quallfzd and gules. penomzL It has ceminly been a pleasure for me to serve in the capac as your and one half years. a peffca job or solved all the crime goblcms in Ohio County. However, I will as your shaig, I will su'ive to do my uUnos-t to prov fltis county with and do my best to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth. One of my goals has nmintain a very qualified, credible and professional Sberiff's Depmtment. One that I, Ohio Coun can he proud of. With much hard work, &dic 'on and careful 0v mi- in doing so thus far. As the election awmaches, once again I wonld kindly SUpport. I would be honored to serve another term as your sberiff, - Elvis Doolin uy FAvis Doolin, Crecia Brown, Treasurer, 68 Magan Road, Narrows, KY 42347 / TIMES-NEWS, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, MARCH 7, 2002, PAGE 19-B Farm Service Agency TLAP 01 PAYMENTS TO DARK AIR AND FIRE- CURED TOBACCO GROWERS Jeffery S. Hall, state execu- tive director of the Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, today an- nounced that growers and quota holders of dark fire-cured (types 22, 23) and air-cured (types 35, 36) tobacco should file for pay- ment under the tobacco Loss Assistance Program 2001 (TLAP01) at their local FSA county office The Agricultural, Rural De- velopment, Food and Drug Ad- ministration, and Related Agen- cies Act 2002 provided that the Secretary of Agriculture shall make payments not later than March 31, 2002, to growers and quota holders of fire-cured (types 22, 23), dark air-cured (types 35, 36) and rlrginia sun-cured (type 37) tobaccos in Indiana, Ken- tucky, Tennessee and V"irginia. Payments will be made under the program as follows: "I/3 to owners (basic quota). "1/3 to controller (effective quota). "1/3 to growers (effective quota). FSA county offices began ac- cepting applications on February 11, 2002. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2002. Late-filed ap- plications will not be approved. For additional information contact your local FSA county office. UPCOMING REFERENDUMS ON MANDATORY GRADING OF QUOTA TOBACCO The Agriculture, Rural Devel- opment, Food and Drug Admin- istration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2002 re- quires the secretary to conduct referendum no later than March 31, 2002, among producers of quota tobacco to determine whether producers favor manda- tory grading of tobacco by USDA. A separate referendum will be conducted among the producers of each kind of quota tobacco. If a majority of the producers vot- ing in a referendum favor the mandatory grading of that kind of tobacco, USDA will Spring Job ) upd ate ensure that kind of tobacco is 2000. graded at the time of sale for the Eligible cost-sharing practices 2002 and subsequent marketing that may be installed on CRP years, include waterways, filter strips, The burley tobacco Manda- shallow water areas for wildlife, tory Grading Referendum period contour grass strips, and ripar- is March 11, 2002 through ian strips. The harvesting of March 15, 2002. crops or grazing by domestic live- The mandatory grading refer- stock is prohibited. endure period for other kinds of A new provision to the con- tobacco is March 18, 2002 tinuous CRP program is an up- through March 22, 2002, and front SigningIncentive Payment shall be conducted for the follow- (CRP-SIP) of $100 to $150 per ing tobaccos: acre depending on the length of Dark air-cured (types 35 and the contract. This one-time pay- 36). ment will be made after the con- Fire-cured (types 21-23). tract is approved and all eligible Virginia sun-cured (type 37).payment eligibility" criteria are Cigar (types 42-44 and 53-55). met. Ballots will be mailed from Also, a Practice Incentive Pay- the county office to eligible rot- ment (PIP) equal to 40 percent ers just prior to the referendum of the eligible installation costs dates, will be provided to eligible par- CONSERVATION ticipants enrolling in certain RESERVE PROGRAM practices. Contracts shall not be The CRP program is a volun- less than 10 years, no more than tary land retirement program 15 years in duration. that offers annual rental pay- *Reductions of allotments and ments and cost-share assistance quotas no longer apply as a con- to establish long-term covers on dition of enrollment in CRP. eligible land for 10-15 years. *Regulations of 7 CFR Land eligible for continuous CRP 1410.20(a)(4)(i) are no longer must have at least two years applicable to reductions of allot- cropping history between 1996 to ments and quotas. Ohio County Schools set School registration has been scheduled for March 18-22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 each day. The schedule is as follows for both preschool and kindergarten: Monday, March 18: Fordsville Elementary. Tuesday, March 19: Beaver Dam Elementary. Wednesday, March 20: South- ern Elementary. Thursday, March 21: Western Elementary and Horse Branch Elementary. Friday, March 22: Wayland Preschool - West Frederica St. location; Wayland Kindergarten - Oakwood Dr. location. It's very important your child comes with you on the day of reg- istration. An education screen- ing will be done for all children who are entering kindergarten for the first time. To enroll in the Ohio County Preschool/Head Start program, your child must for March 14 be three years old by October l, 2002, unless there is a disabil- ity. Kindergartners WIll need to be five years old by October I, 2002 to qualify. Each program has certain paperwork requirements that are needed before your child is Western Kentucky University's Career Services Center will host its Spring Job Fair on March 14 at Carroll Knicely Conference Center at the WKU South Campus. considered officially enrolled: are asking employers to Kentucky Immunization Cer- come to hire students and tificate (preschool and kinder- alumni for permanent jobs, garten). summer jobs, and internships or co-op positions," said Carol White, associate director of the Career Services Center. More than 70 potential em- ployers, from school systems to hospitals to employment agen- cies, will be accepting resumes and conducting interviews. For more information, including a list of registered employers, click on http://www.wku.edu/ Info/Student/CareerServ/ cscweb/ The job fair, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to all WKU students, graduate students and alumni. For more information, contact the Career Services Center at (270) 745-3095. MMR Booster (four-year-old preschoolers and kindergartners not previously in preschool). Medical Examination (pre- school and kindergarten). Eye exam by an optometrist or opthamologist (all children who were not in preschool, in this county, for the 2001-02 school year or who failed to get one while in preschool). Certified full size birth certifi- cate (preschool and kindergar- ten). Social Security card (pre- school and kindergarten). Income verification (check stub or W-2 tax form; preschool only). Medical card, K-CHIP card or insurance card (preschool only, to verify dental coverage). Ohio County preschool program breakdown Head Start is a federally funded program for three and four-year-olds who meet income guidelines. The three-year-old slots are very limited and are the last places to be filled. The KERA program serves four-year-olds who meet the Fed- eral Free Lunch eligibility re- quirements. They must be four years old by October 1, 2002. The disability program is available to any three or four- year-old who qualifies for special services. These services are based upon a child's individual needs. There is no income eligi- bility requirement for this pro- gram and services can begin upon the child's third birthday. There is a Full Day/Full Year classroom located in the Hart- ford Preschool building, this is open to anyone in the county who is working or going to school and would be eligible for other pro- grams. Transportation is not provided. If you meet all requirements to qualify for preschool, you will be guaranteed a slot but not a location. Location is based upon your area of residence and the availability of openings. Head Start/preschool ques- tions: call 298-9505; kindergar- ten questions: call 298-3249. Bookmobile schedule Monday: March 11:1:25 - 1:40, T. Handley, 275-4303. Tuesday: March 12: 2:05- 2:15, E. Keo- m, 274-4980. Wednesday: March 13: 12:45 - 1:15, Southern Elemen- tary, 274-3462. Thursday: March 14:10:45 - 11:15: Ohio County Christian Academy, 274-3894. "5 ? I II II I I I II III I iiiii II I I I III ll news @ The Classifieds Attract Buyers. Looking to sell your used car, television, sofa, baseball card collection or anything else under the sun? Place an ad in the Classifzds! It's a fast, easy and profitable way to get rid of your unwanted merchandise. Call 298,7100 today to place your ad. ii: !: !:i :i