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OHIO COUNTY'S NEWEST AND IARgE$T NEWSPAPER THE OHIO COUNTY Your Piclure Newspaper Ohio County Times Is The Only Newspaper That Is Completely Owned, Edited, Published And Printed In Ohio County II I ll_ Number39 Hartford and Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Thursday, July5 1973 18 Pages - 10 Cents i . i i Jl p eebro Coal Compan y A dmits Setting Illegal Night Blasts In County d unty 3ingly is becoming aircraft. ba Small crop-dusting Y R. M. Dawson of on landing in a field School Road. Last a U.S. Army mechanical forced to land in a Intersection of U.S. 231 Kentucky toll road. of bruises suf- no one was in either mishap. r, )iloted by CW2 Is set down in a field Station. The by Winfield Silver. in the hydraulic oil sYStem ruptured, OVernight delay in a New Cumberland ;, Harrisburg,a. to a CH-47 "Chinok", saw extensive duty They were used transportation of equipment. Baltimore, Md., was not of the lety but that it would Ise to continue the trip king repairs. officer and one of remained aboard ft Thursday night continued the trip by other means. from Fort the rescue around With the necessary to make the repairs. the pilot of the why he set his in that par- replied, "I didn't crops of some ready to have ring in the selected of weeds and by two tur- is capable of flying 170 knots an hour. can continue flight but the speed must Order to maintain months in were by enemy ground Can be hit without damage. The real one is hit in a said. A large CH-47 U. S. Army helicopter rests in a field near the U. S. 231-Western Kentucky Parkway intersec- tion last Friday morning after a break in a hydraulic oil cooling line forced the unscheduled landing. There were no injuries and the chopper continued on to Fort Campbell from the U. S. Army depot near Harrisburg, Pa. after needed repairs. Judge Funk Waiting To Set Punishment The Weebro Coal Company of Central City, conducting a strip mine operation on property adjoining the Ohio County Country Club, has been charged with illegal night blasting. County Judge Andy Funk said the firm has entered a plea of guilty and added that he will set the penalty "in the near future." The warrant carrying the charge was signed by James T. Ludwiczak, explosive and blasting inspector for the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. Named as defendants were Clyde Brown, owner of the coal firm, and I.G. Obert, a superintendent with the related Brown-Badgett Company, and Don Lindsey, also a superintendent. Judge Funk said the company ad- mitted setting off explosives on the .nights of June 13-14-15-18-19 and 20 without a permit as required by state statute KRS 227-300. D.T. Froedge, director of the Division of Explosives and Blasting, hid a siHsm:0graphlc sensor at Hartford was used to record the blasting operation. The information obtained, he said, was used to secure warrants against Weebro. Froedge added that the court action was the first under the state's night blasting requirements. He said that although the law requiring the permits, KRS 227-300, has been in effect since 1967, no one was authorized to issue them until last Classroom Addition Announced YeHa[" added that "an orphan By OC Board Of Education The Ohio County Board of Education Monday night awarded a $26,169 contract to National Homes Corporation for construction of a double-relocatable classroom at Ohio County High. Subject to the approval of the Kentucky Department of Education, the 1,536-square-foot building will have carpeting, central heating and air conditioning. W.M. Martin, finance director, said the building will contain two rooms and will help alleviate the over- crowded conditions existing at the school. He said such classes as English. speech and drama and social studies will be taught in the added space. The building will be of pre-fab construction on a concrete slab and will not be connected with the main , Girl Charged Case According to information on the warrants. Mrs. Cardwell took the 13- year-old girl into the store. The girl reportedly had two cartons of cigarettes and the two dog collars in her possession when Mrs. Cardwell told her to leave the store. Mrs. Cardwell reportedly had the other two cartons. Mrs. Cardwell entered a plea of not guilty. She was placed in the Ohio County Jail under $2,500 with the trial in Ohio County Quarterly Court set for Aug. 3. The girl was released to the custody her mother. school building. The board also voted to expand the resurfacing progect at Ohio County High to include the areas between the building and the blacktopping work done last month. The entire front area of the school was included in the initial project but only a portion of the north and back sides. School officials feel the ad- ditional surface will eliminate tracking dirt and dust into the school. State Contracting and Stone Company will do the work. Mohamp's Service Station of Beaver Dam and the Mattingly Gulf Station in Fordsville were awarded contracts for bus maintenance. Tri-State Supply of Owensboro was given the contract for light bulbs. Dr. Victor Christianson, Western Kentucky University, presented a summary of the staff development project for Ohio County. He said the experimental study was a success but urged continuing development of communications within the school system. The board accepted the resignation Seminary In Register The old Hartford Seminary has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The announcement was made by telegram Tuesday morning from Congressman William H. Natcher. Because of the early deadline brought on by the July 4 holiday, details of the story will be held until next week's edition. regulation" was inherited in June, of Mrs. Hettie Tanner, Central Park, and hired Miss Doris Beard as a math teacher at OCHS. 1972, when the Division of Explosives and Blasting was formed. The division was empowered to issue the permits and began to do so last Nov. 27. The permits were made man- datory on Dec. 15. Froedge said complaints have been received since Dec. 15 but that the Weebro case was the first in which the division was able to obtain appeared before Andy Funk charges of petit and contributing of a minor.A 13- also was charged and shoplifting. " Barbara Cardwell, brought by of Bob's IGA rd. took four and two dog ;.9, including tax. documented evidence. Judge Funk said he has received no complaints from persons living in the area of the blasting and that only one of the county's seven magistrates has made mention of the violations. Funk said he would talk to persons living near the area before deciding what penalty to place against the company. According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, the penalty for such a violation is not less that $10 or more than $500 or confinement in jail for not more than 60 days, or both. "each day such violations exist shall be, in the discretion of the courts, considered as a separate offense," the KRS reads. Brown was not available for com- ment. A spokesman for the Ohio County Country Club said cracks have developed in the club's swimming pool but declined to place the blame on the blasting. "There were cracks in the pool before the blasting tarted," he uid. The land being mined by Weebro is being leased 'from the Peabody Coal Company. Peabody reportedly will give the land, 145 acres, to the county on completion of the surface mining operation. That completion date is more than two years off. Sewer Hike The $25 sewer tap-on fee in Hartford is a thing of the past. The Monday night's meeting of the Hartford City Council the fee was raised to $100 for residential, $200 for commercial, and $300 for industrial. The changes become effective this month. In other business the council voted to hire Willard Jones to fill the night city marshal post facated by Frank Fentress. Jones, who starts work immediately, will be on a 30-day trial period. Youngsters took their turn Monday in giving a pitch for the upcoming Rocking Marathon to be held in connec- tion with the Beaver Dam Centennial Celebration. From left, Eric Jon Taylor, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs.Claude Lewis Taylor, Beaver Dam, Jackie Ann Spinks, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spinks, Shannon Lea Taylor, 6, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, and Greg Ledford, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ledford. The marathon will start July 16 at the Mid-Town Shopping Plaza in Beaver Dam.