Corbin Daily Tribune in Corbin, Kentucky 22 Mar 1978
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Corbin Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - March 22, 1978, Corbin, Kentucky
Wednesday March 22, 1978 / Good evening Carbin Cumberland fal Scorbin by. / volume 86, number 69 / 15 cents a single copy / 18 pages today court state argue Over Road repairs fire do Nger property owners beware take care when burning gardens off since Strong winds can carry flames into wooded areas. State Law has determined that from March 1 through March 15 is a fire Hazard season and care should be taken after the 15th to provide proper safeguards when burning debris. This Brush fire was discovered a onday on private property in Laurel county. By Susa Gayheart time Tribune Star writer the Laurel county fiscal court and the state Highway department seem to be in disagreement Over whose it is to maintain a county owned state Aid Road. Each year counties sign a contract with the state Highway department entering into an agreement that each of those bodies will help maintain the roads listed a i the contract. The roads under contract Are county owned and the state is allowed approximately $770 per mile for 241 Miles in Laurel county to help the county maintain those roads. The Money is allocated in a Lump sum and is not Pinch Yowe Nullman associated press writer Washington apr my men done to like the Cai tract but they re getting hard up they re feeling the financial Pinch a a says the resident of a striking United mine workers local in Pennsylvania. That a Why Joseph Mucho thinks his men in local 6394 at Sidman a. A As Well As miners throughout the coalfields a reluctantly will ratify a new proved cd tract to a id their 107-Day walkout. A i think we can live with it a a said Mucho. That sentiment was echoed a heatedly in interviews this week with More than 100 ump local presidents in Appalachia after 3 months pressure May Force ump contract of and the Midwest the threat of the unit is financial ruin May Force a majority of the 160,000 strikers to ratify a Cra tract few of them like. The ratification vote on the tentative agreement a the third since the strike began a jul be held Friday. A it looks like it we a pass a a said Brogan Rose president of the 1,200-member local 9690 in Mullens . Like the rest of the miners those in Mullens soundly rejected a previous Coal Industry contract offer Early this month. But the upcoming vote May be different said Rose. A we done to like it All that much. But our Peck be Are in pretty bad shape. They re about to lose their Homes lose their cars lose everything they be a if its ratified i feel it will be an a comic thing a a said Donald Mccamey of local 1098 in Castlewood a. A the men have been out a Long time and Bills Are piling up. They wont vote for it because they like not All the Union presidents interviewed however predicted the latest proposed contract with the bituminous Coal operators association will be ratified. A a they la reject it a a predicted Robert Fulk president of local 343 in Petersburg ind., a even though the Boa is trying to starve us out. Its got noting missing youth found drowned in backyard by Mark Brunswick associated press writer Alexandria by a Keith Holliday who became the Jet of a nationwide search after his disappearance three my its ago has been found dead in the backyard swimming Pool of his suburban he be Here. More than 1,000 police firemen and volunteers mounted a 48-hour intensive search after the boys disappearance was rep it need last 1. 21, Init no me could find the 5-year-old until tuesday aft Oon when Keith smother Judy Holliday l x4ied out the Kitchen window and saw a Blue Cap floating on the slowly thawing swimming Pool. Since his disappearance the wooded rolling Huls around his Northern Ken sky Home have be i scoured nearby sewers have been it ked and Wells have been drained. The family offered a $10,00 Reward and with Money from people around the country placed ads with the boys picture in numerous metro Litan newspapers. A we Haven to performed an autopsy but it looks like an acid vital death a a Campbell county Coroner Fred Stine said. A the apparently fell in Over the Side. He have stood 1 since the water was at least four feet High. The water was very cold so he must have died pretty Kentucky state police it. J Akers said the 16-foot wide Pool in which Keith was been found had been searched several times since the boys disappear Aik a. The aboveground Pool is not fenced and has no ladder. A there was a layer of of algae that is probably the Reasch we were not Able to see him before now a a Akers said. In Mically a youngster was afraid of the Pool according to the Holliday a next door neighbor Margie Collins. A water was the Only thing he was afraid of As far As i know a a she said. A the my time head go into the Pool is with a. Life preserver and head c one out quickly a a she said. When mrs. Holliday spotted her missing songs Cap tuesday she called the Collins. A Judy said she thought she found something but that she did no to want to go Back a a mrs. Collins said. Charles Collins went to the Pool and found Keith a 11-Yearold brother Kevin pulling at the Cap with a shovel. A i Ulm it away for in him. He just thought it was a Cap he did no to know his brother was under it a a Collins said. Collins himself had helped searchers probe the Pool Voth shovels the Day Keith was rep a Ted missing. A they search that Pool a couple More times after that an never did find anything that was suspicious a a he said. The youngsters father Michael Holliday told a news conference that it was a a trying time a a but thanked news reporters for their eff its in trying to find his set a. Mrs. Holliday who last year survived the Beverly Hills Sui a club fire in Southgate ky., where 165 persons died was not available to reporters. In it. Its worse than the other but not everyone thinks its a bad Deal. A a in a in favor of it a a said John Moore president of local 6028 in Pageton . A i done to think its All we want but its in associated press Telephone interviews with 109 local presidents 53 said they believed their members would vote for the contract 22 said their members would vote against the pact and 34 said either that the outcome would be too close to predict or declined to express an a Inion. The presidents interviewed represent More than 23,000 of the 160,000 miners eligible to vote Friday. The a c a inducted similar interviews before the last contract proposal was rejected by a 2-1 margin. In that Survey 24 of 106 presidents predicted their locals would approve the pact 35 predicted a a not a votes and 47 made no predictions. Asked this week How they themselves intend to vote Friday 46 presidents said they would vote for the contract 41 said they would vote against it and 22 either declined to say or Are retired miners and thus ineligible to vote. In the earlier Survey 28 leaders said they would vote for the pact 40 said they would v against it and 38 did not say. The latest or Osal includes Industry concessions on several items but it does no to give miners All they wanted. Particularly in the areas of health care and pensions. There were no complaints from the Union leaders surveyed about the proposed wage hike which would provide a raise of $2.40 an hour Over three years for miners who now average $7.80 an hour. But most of those interviewed complained about a proposal that would have individual company run health insurance plans replace the single Independent Union Industry fund that has been providing health care benefits to All ump families for three decades. Another proposal would have miners pay up to $200 a year for faintly health care that they received at no Cost under the old contract. That is an improvement for can the rejected Accord under which miners would have been billed up to $700 a year. Several Union leaders said their members were pleased with the Industry a health care Concession but Felt it Wasny to enough. A if they went Back to the health plans we had before i think this contract proposal would pass 100 percent a a said w. Barry Mullins president of local 6512 in Dingess . The new cd tract also slightly improves pensions for miners who retired before Jan. 1, 1976, but continues a system of providing recent retirees with higher Penis Nis. The miners still oppose the inequities in that system the local leaders said. Designated to be spent on any particular Road. Laurel county judge executive Ledford Karr feels the state should work on the roads included in the contract first and when state funds Are spent the county can take the roads Over and help fund the maintenance. But state Highway department District Engineer for Laurel county in Manchester Glen Carey has a different Ini i. Carey said the state enters into the contract to help the county maintain portions of the roads but is not to maintain roads until All state funds Are spent without assistance from the county. Carey and Karr both agree that there is no stipulation in the contract that states one must work on the roads first. The Chi tract reads in part a the fiscal Curt stipulates and hereby certifies that All roads and Bridges listed As projects in this contract Are a part of the county Road system and As such the responsibilities of county government and their inclusion As projects in this contract does not relieve county government of such the state was allocated $158,294 for the 1976-77 fiscal year for the state Aid county Road program in Laurel county. An additional $30, x 0 was received by the state for Laurel county due to the harsh weather this Winter. This $188,294 was allocated to help Aid the county maintain 241 Miles of county owned roads. There Are 575 Miles of county owned roads in Laurel county. The county has sole responsibility for maintenance on 334 Miles. Karr feels that the county should spend its Road and Bridge funds on the 334 Miles first and should let the state maintain the 241 Miles. Karr said Laurel county was granted approximately $70,000 to maintain their roads during the 1976-77 fiscal year. The court has discussed the possibility of not signing the c a tract with the state and taking Over the maintenance of the state Aid Road. But the county has decided it will sign the contract with the state. Karr explained a review of Black topped roads showed them to be in bad a air and said the county would want the state to help maintain those roads because Black Topping is so expensive. Carey said monday was the first Day the state had been Able to work on the roads since the Sunshine has helped dry the roads a bit. He said the state Highway department has urged Laurel county to take Over the maintenance m the state Aid roads because As Karr has stated the county could put continued to Page 6 Carter seeks israeli pledge to withdraw continued to Page 6 weather mostly sunny and mild today. Highs in the mid 60s. Clear and not As cold tonight. Lows in the Low 40s. Partly sunny and continued mild thursday. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Tuc Day t Hillh temp a of to malay t Low temp �?41 precipitation a .32 Sunset today a 4 50 p m Sunrise tomorrow a 4 34 a. M deaths Bertha Featro Carrie Davis Marcia Gray America tin Cher. By Barry Schweid associated press writer Washington a against a backdrop of strained relations. President Carter is pressing israeli prime minister Menachem begin for a commitment to withdraw Fri a the West Bank of the Jordan River As part of a Mideast settlement. The two leaders were continuing their talks today with . Officials saying Carter considers begins reluctance to agree to a Hillback As one of the major stumbling blocks in the Way of stepping up negotiations Between Israel and Egypt. Another is a running disagreement on How to Deal with the palestinian Issue in a declaration of principles designed to serve As a basis for a comprehensive Arab israeli settlement. On the West Bank begin sees withdrawal As negotiable at the peace table. But he does not want to agree to a Millback As a precondition fam coaxing Jordan into the negotiations. Jordan a participation would be consid de a boost to egyptian president Anwar Sci at a initiative making it Easis for him to Cut one to terms with Israel. On the palestinian Issue . Officials Are hoping that a formula can be four id for completing the decl Arati m of principles and thereby setting up a resume to i of direct negotiations Between Egypt and Israel. The White House characterized a two hour meeting Between the Carter and begin on Mcday in the Cabinet room As a serious and later Secretary of state Cyrus r. Vance conferred at the state department with israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan concentrating on the do Clara to i. Carter continued his talks with begin at dinner while Vance so Ved As Host at a separate dinner for Dayan and other israeli officials. When begin returned to Blair House the presidential guest quarters after the Dinny he told aides the nearly three hour conversation he had with Carter was a interesting and the Businesslike atmosphere was in marked contrast to the relaxed setting provided last month during Sadat a visit. Shunted aside for now is discussion at the top level of the . Demand for a prompt end to israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon. Israel accepted a ceasefire while Carter and begin were in their first round of talks. The Issue is being handled at the diplomatic level at the United nations and in Tel Aviv and Beirut. Annexation Somerset City Council sued after controversial ordinance passes Somerset by. A mayor Dearl Whitaker and the Somerset Sty Council violated the states a meetings Law three times in c a infection Wiki an annexation ordinance according to a suit filed in Pulaski circuit court. Robert Smith . Mccollum Tuduy Turner and mrs. Raymond Waddle representing More than 400 annexation opponents filed the suit which seeks a two year injunction against further annexation proposals. It was filed monday. The suit charges that Whitaker and a quorum of aty Council members discussed annexation during a luncheon without notifying the press that the Council did not give the required 24 hours notice before second Reading of the proposed ordinance and that an annexation a committee appointed from within the Council did not notify reporters of its meetings. It was the third suit related to the proposed annexation. Citizens of Fergus pm a town East of Here we a restraining order last wednesday that exempted them from annexation. Joseph Lavoie an annexation opponent filed a $6 x ,000 damage suit against Whitaker and the first and Farmers National Bank of s in reset because Whitaker allegedly ordered police to c duct a criminal and financial background Check on Lavoie. Whitaker told the associated press that he intended no Inasi m of privacy but wanted to know a who i was up Pulaski county judge . Gamer an outspoken annexation Oppi Zient said City officials wanted to Annex the land to broaden Somerset a tax base and to impose an occupational tax on All workers living within the City. Gamer did not join in the lawsuit but has spearheaded a Campaign to torpedo to la annexation pc it Osal. At a meeting saturday of annexation opponents. Gamer said a they Somerset Council members did no to know id stand up and oppose annexation when they first proposed it but in a Here to serve the people who elected me. A was far As i can see 90 percent of the people d met like having this thing Ramr Odded a i Down their throats a a he said. Gamer said several businesses in the county which would be brought within the City under annexation were concerned about the possible occupation tax. He also criticized the process required of anti annexation forces a collection of signatures from 75 percent of the landowners win in the affected area. A a it a the act unfair thing in be Ever seen a a he said. A when i was elected to office i Only needed to get 51 percent of the vote. Its the Only fair Way of Doug
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