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The -,# Lady Eagles fall in 3rd Region championship Also: All-Region team See 1B NUMBER 12 HARTFORD AND BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY, March 21,2002 2 SECTIONS-- 38 PAGES --- 30 CENTS O Q iect had that t City Com- But [ Wrench into holding was i our hand. decided age it will be a and the Helping the commission the state says Beaver Dam's sys- told the feeder line from the in- make that decision at a recent tern will not be capable of ban- dustrial park to the plant alone Beaver Dam City, Commission dling the load." will cost about $1.5 million." meeting was the state's man-Patton said a tentative sitePatton said a 2001 facility date that the city's presenthas been picked for the regional survey will have to be made by sewer system would not be eli- treatment plant at the intersec- the City of Beaver Dam and he gible to accept a single sewage tion of Kentucky 69 and Goshen is not certain what that will cost. intake of more than 1,000 ga]- Road. That site would be central I do know that a full-blown lons a day. to Beaver Dam and both Hart-survey would cost about $65,000 "That mandate wouldn't af ford and Centertown, twotowns but hopefully we will be able to fect our residential users but it that already have agreed to join buy it a lot cheaper than that," would keep potential industrial in the consolidated system, he said. "It might be that all weql customers from hooking on," "That location is privately need is an amendment to the Patton said. "New industry re- owned, I'm told, and I don'tcurrent regional plan." ally is what this waste water know if any negotiations to ac- And what will the residents treatment proposal is all about." quire it are underway," Patton of Beaver Dam be expected to Bluegrass Crossing, the said. fork up in the way of increased county's new industrial parkThe Beaver Dam commis- sewage fees? that attracted one industry and sioner is almost certain of the "There is the possibility Of a hopes to pull in many more, is project's price tag. substantial fee increase but the focus ofthecentralized sew- "We've been told the treat- hopefully not," Patton said. age treatment facility, ment plant will cost about $7.5 "But, if we had waited longer in "Certainly the industrial million and that doesn't include joining up with the regional park is the focal point," Patton the cost of the feeder sewerlines plan, that increase could have said. "Any new industry willfrom the respective cities to the been from 100 per cent to !50 have to have sewer services and plant," he said. "We've also been per cent." Dustin Bratcher/Times-News photos deputy leads the mini-parade down U.S. 231 North last Wednesday as part of the surprise welcome a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. The Ohio County native spent the past six weeks in Afghanistan. Hartford Mayor Earl Russell said Hartford agreed to the re- said Hartford residents were in gional plan some time ago and line for a sewer rate increase re- has been waiting for Beaver gardless of whether the city went Dam to make up its mind. with the regional plan or not. "We were set to go on our "We were ready to go with own when we didn't get an an- plans to build our own new treat- swer from anybody else," the ment plant in 1997 when the mayor said. %Vehad applied for state stepped in and said going a loan of $1.7 million to build regional would be the more prac- the new treatment facility." tical thing to do," Russell said. Although a rate increase is Although no official agree- very possible, Russell said he ment has been signed, Russell See Sewer, Page 20A Fiscal court passes resolution in proposed regional sewer project County will filter $1.5 M 231, where it would pick up to of state money to install 50 to 70 homes along the way. "I bet it's not more than 500 new sewer lines feet more to go down 231," Hawes said. By Don Wilkins However, Logsdon told the Times-News Editor court the money is specifically for the park and the state is The Ohio County Fiscal Court looking for the cheapest route, became another player in the re- which is down Liberty Road. gional sewer plan that mainly For now, Daicel, the only in- involves Hartford, Beaver Dam, dustry to locate on the 1,100- Centertown and the Bluegrass acre site, has hooked onto Bea- Crossings Industrial Centre. ver Dam's waste water plant but Kiln Logsdon, director of the another industry, especially one Western Kentucky office of the that uses a lot of water, would Cabinet for Economic Develop- put it over capacity. ment, said the state needed the "I'm surprised the state went county to act as a filtering agent ahead with the park knowing for the $1.5 million that's going we had deficiencies in our sewer to come from coal severance systems," said Judge-Executive money to build new sewer lines Dudley Cooper. "But they did from Liberty Road across the and we're far ahead of what I Natcher Parkway and then con- ever thought we could be (with nect with the industrial park. regional waste water), Three "What we want to do is see year ago we were completing a you u_rt) so, lution," Logsdon sa . ' The court passed the resolu- impossible to be considering re- tion on the condition that it gional waste water." would not be responsible for any Logsdon estimated the new money for the project but that it regional sewer plant would not would have some input on the be completed for another two project, years and no other industry could build on the industrial One issue Magistrate Lonnie park until that time. Hawes raised was if the lines had to be installed down Liberty "It depends on the user,"1 Road or run south down U.S. See Court, Page 20A puties arrest grad and home and was and family Ballard at all. near aud But- home north by ~un- With wife Tracy Ballard laughing, Jon Ballard shakes hands with Wayne Lear during the surprise welcome last Wednesday in Cromwell at Jones' Drive Inn. Jon Ballard returned home after being in Afghanistan for six weeks with the U.S. Army. @ Cromwell. The parade was organized members of Pathway Church, where Jon Ballard been a member for the last years. Gaye Smith, member, said they had been ning the surprise welcome three months but sure if Jon Ballard was home from the war torn until two weeks ago. "Every since we found it was always really lily," said. hoping his departure delayed." The delay would've United States and its allies attacked Iraq while Jon was still in Afghanistan. But raid of the suspected country didn't come and Ballard was allowed to leave. Jon Ballard, who from Ohio County High School 1994, has been years, and has spent the last weeks in Afghanistan setting See Soldier, Page 20A se- Churches of Christ in the USA, and members of other helpinghave an accounting system in to and the United Way ofAmericaorganizations will determineplace, (3) practice non-dis- food which will provide the admin- how the fund awarded to Ohiocrimination, (4) have demon- in the istrative staff and function as County are to be distributed, strated the capacity to deliver the fiscal agent. The local board is responsible emergency food and-or shelter L made by The board is authorized tofor recommending agencies toprograms, and (5) be a private • chaired distribute funds appropriated receive the funds and anY ad- voluntary board. by Congress to help expand the ditiona] funds available under Ohio County has distributed capacity of food and shelterthis phase of the program., emergency food and shelter programs in high need areas Under terms of the grant funds previously with Audubon Army, around the country, from the national board, local Area Community Service par- of A local board made up of government of private organi- ticipating. The deadline for ap- Catholic Judge-Executive Dudley Coo- zations chosen toreceive funds plicationsfrominterestedorga- of per, United Way, Red Cross must: (1) be non-profit, (2)nizations is March27, 2002. The Ol-no County Sheriff's De- partment executed its seventh search warrant in two weeks last Thursday on two Fordsville homes. Deputies raided one residence at 9844 Surmydale Road and another at 9848 Sunnydale Road suspected °fmanufacturing and seUing drags" Sheriff Elvis Doolin said his of- ricers discovered $479 in cash, m _ari- with a street value of $1,500, tWO ri_IqeS, two handguns, drug paraphernalia and evidence that a methamphetamine lab had been in operation. "We had been getting several complaints of high traffic going in and out of the homes, and reports of peculiar odors," Doolin said. KSPinvestigating Hartford man's death The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a 24- year-old Hartford man. Bobby J. Felt-] was found dead sometime around 6 aJm. Sunday at a Fordsville residence. Autopsy results are pending and investigators refused to release anymore information at this time. The KSP report said no foul play is suo l. See Obituary, Page 2A The omission of the disclaimer on John Calcaterra's political advertisement in last week's edi- tion of the Ohio County Times- News was not the fault of the can- didate but ather an oversight on the part of the newspaper's staff. Mr. Calcaterra followed all state election laws in the submission of his advertisement for publication. Police arrested Douley R. Roach, 43, and him with trafficking marijuana over 8 ounces enhanced), pessessi of drug paraphernalia (gun en- hanced), possession of metham- phetamine. Doolin said he has a warrant for Douley Roach's wife, Patri a and expects to arrest her with sinlilax charges. Douley Roach is facing two Class C felonies (five to 10 years in prison if convicted) and two Class D felonies (one to five years in prison if convicted). Doolin said it was one of the larger marijuana finds that his See Deputies, Page 20A Classifieds ......... A12-19 Sports .............. B1-3 Obituaries ........... ,4.2-3 Society ............. 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