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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Corbin, Kentucky Weekend Jan. 10-11, 1998 today s weather pm Cloudy High 43 tonight s weather re hounds Roll today s inside -wmmtmmmmw1 Corbin Downs Jackson co., 76-56 sports Page 6 honouring Monroe governor lays Wreath at manorial to music legend inside Page 5 Tribune Cloudy Low 28 no. 8 vol. 106 serving Southeastern Kentucky for 105 years 50 cent police investigating fiery death of Corbin native by John Butwell for the times Tribune was it murder a tragic Accident homicide suicide or an act of god state police either Arentt sure or they Arentt saying but they Haven to ruled out foul play in the death of a Corbin native. As a result All of Jackson higher rating is Welcome news for property owners by Sondra Taylor staff writer insurance rates May decrease for property owners in London because of a new fire Protection rating for the London City fire department. After an evaluation last August by the insurance services office Iso in Marlton n.j., the fire department was notified monday that it has received a rating of class 4 up from class 5. A insurance policyholders should Contact their agent or insurance company to determine the effect this change in classification might have on their policies a Iso technical consultant Carl f. Shaner said in a letter to London City fire department. The London City fire department is comprised of Only one paid firefighter. The rest Are volunteers which makes the class 4 rating even More of an accomplishment. A without the help of volunteers the improvement of classification would not have been possible. I have a lot of dedicated men a London City fire chief Ernest Clark said. Clark also attributes credit to the City for providing the Money for the upgraded equipment. A without the Money the mayor and the City Council provided we have been Able to get new equipment a Clark said a we were Able to buy a truck and other things we needed a1 percent occupational tax in Laurel county combined with an increase in insurance License fees four years ago to 7 percent helped provide the Money for upgraded water lines and fire equipment London mayor Ken Smith said. These changes were the two biggest factors in the increase of classification Smith said. A the City could not have paid for All the new equipment without the occupational tax and the insurance License fees going from 4 percent to 7 percent a Smith said. A both of those things helped a lot in making the improvements we needed and As a result the classification has been improved from 5 to 4 and will save some people Money on their though the new ranking May be Good news for property owners the fire departments classification would have been even better if the water system in certain parts of London was More efficient. The London City fire department missed a class 3 rating because of the Lack of water pressure to sufficiently fight fires in some areas of the City. The Iso found that the fire department does no to have sufficient water flow through hydrants to extinguish a major fire. To fight this Type of fire water would have to be tanked in. In the 1997 evaluation there was no improvement in water Supply or the ability to receive and handle alarms. The Only improvement was found in the fire department itself with a 50 percent increase in credit. County was Abuzz this week about the death investigation into the fiery Fate of 67-year-old Hugh Martin who was found dead in his Clover Bottom trailer around 9 36 . Monday by the Jackson county emergency medical service. From Turners general merchandise in Sand Gap a traditional gathering place of the Community to the new Wilder a super enter North of the fatality scene everyone seemed to have a theory on Why Martin died. But facts were fewer to be found. Martin had not been heard from since 11 . Sunday and a neighbor called the ambulance service said sgt. Joey Barnes of Kentucky state police in Rich mond. A when Ems technicians arrived they found Martin in a bedroom which had been partially consumed by fire a Barnes said. State police and Jackson county sheriffs deputies quickly cordoned off the scene with yellow a police line do not Cross ribbons. Warm weather work photo by Pitco pet i although Winter began to return to the Region Friday afternoon it did t Stop workers Jeff Hammon Teddy Swanson and Tom Saylor from repairing a Culvert on Kentucky Street. The men were also removing Gas lines and making other repairs. London Man pleads guilty to copyright infringement times Tribune staff report Joseph l. Famularo United states attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Charles e. Riley Iii special agent in charge Federal Bureau of announced Friday that Robert lager investigation jointly Clay Hughes 54, of 654 Maple Grove school Road London pleaded guilty to criminal infringement of a copyright. The information against Hughes alleged that from on or about february 1997, until on or about june 17, 1997, in Laurel county Hughes infringed the copyrights of works of Walt Disney productions Warner Brothers and Hanna Barbara productions inc., for commercial advantage and private financial gain. The plea was entered before judge Jennifer b. Coffman in United states District court in London Hughes faces a maximum potential penalty of five years imprisonment a $250,000 Fine and supervised release of not More than three years. The investigation preceding the plea was con Elondon office of the Federal Bureau ducted by the tight unit of investigation and is being prosecuted by assistant United states attorney Martin l. Hatfield. Hughes is scheduled to be sentenced before Coffman May 1 at 10 . In London. States fingerprinting system to get new funds Rogers says Frankfort by. Apr Kentucky has received a $715,000 Federal Grant to improve its fingerprint identification system . Rep. Harold Gers said Friday. If Ca system awarded to z Abinet. E Kentucky Justice a by electronically linking the states fingerprinting resources Kentucky a Law enforcement officials can be assured that criminal records Are accurate Complete and quickly accessible a said Rogers r-5th District. A if we Are going to Battle crime in our streets and neighbourhoods we need to be sure that our Law enforcement officials can share information immediately accurately and Rogers is chairman of the House subcommittee that funds the Justice departments Grant programs. Hal Rogers Money will help fight crime grand jury looking into election asks judge to decide jurisdiction a the Bonfy has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy As the cause of death could not be determined by the Coroner a Barnes said. A police do not suspect foul play but it Hasni to been completely ruled out at this stage of the investigation a he said. A the scene was processed for evidence As if it were a homicide Frankfort by. Apr a grand jury looking into the 1995 governors race has asked a judge whether it can indict someone without going through the registry of election finance. Franklin circuit judge William Graham said after meeting thursday with the grand jury that he will near arguments next week. Also thursday Danny Ross an official in gov. Paul Patton s administration refused to testify before the jurors the courier Roumal reported Friday citing unnamed sources close to the jury. The sources told the newspaper that Ross invoked his fifth amendment right against self incrimination. Campaign colluded with the teamsters Union the Al Cio and a Black voter education group to reach out to general voters. Such an agreement would violate state restrictions on Campaign finance. Patton has denied that he or anyone under his direct control did anything wrong. The registry which oversees and we Are awaiting autopsy the fatality scene was located about three Miles North of Sand Gap on . 421, roughly 10 Miles Southeast of Berea. Investigating at the scene were Asp detectives Joie Peters and Mike Leonard of Richmond. John Butwell is the editor of the county chronicle. Campaign finance Law has said that it not the grand jury should have the first Opportunity to decide whether any criminal con i duct occurred. I Republican Larry Furgy who claims his slim loss in 1995 Wasl due to election fraud says he disc trusts the registry because democrats hold a 4-3 Edge Over republicans on the Board. A Graham said he has asked the state attorney general a office which is leading the investigation and registry officials to brie him next week on the Issue. H Accident highlights Barking problem at West Knox school by Fred Petke staff writer the problem May be As old As West Knox elementary itself but an Accident Friday morning in the schools parking lot put it at the top of the systems to do list. According to school officials a Lynn Camp High school student was slightly injured Friday morning when a car reportedly backed into her. West Knox principal Herman Moore said the girl did not appear to be seriously injured but went to the doctor later in the Day. The student whom Moore did not identify was bumped in the Back of her leg he said. Moore said he sent the student on to Lynn Camp High school where her Mother met her. Moore said he had not heard from the students Mother late Friday afternoon. The Accident reinforced the need for an expanded parking area at the school something school officials were already discussing. A a it a something that a been a problem since the school was Knox county assistant Probien built a superintendent Charles Calloway said. A the superintendent James Davis wants to try and do something soon at least a temporary solution to alleviate the the school already has a separate bus Lane and All other traffic is routed through the parking lot he said. There a just so much congestion now from parents of the schools 700 students. Calloway said Davis Moore and school employees have All discussed a permanent solution As Well but nothing has been settled yet. The immediate temporary solution May be adding a Gravelled area adjacent to the existing lot. A permanent solution is still undecided and up for debate he said. Calloway said he did not know Davis timetable for the project and Davis was unavailable Friday afternoon. Any paving for the permanent solution would probably have to wait until at least Spring and Wanner weather Calloway said. A the Ball is rolling a he said. A i think there will be something done in the near Speed of girls softball rivets House members by Mark r. Chellgren associated press writer Frankfort by. Apr slow pitch is. Fast pitch. Its a debate that has gone on for years at the Park. Its now up again at the general Assembly. The House on Friday voted 50-42 to repeal a 1994 Law that Many schools have interpreted to mean Thev must offer fast pitch softball. Without specifically mentioning softball the Law says a school must offer a sport for which Mcaa scholarships Are available if it is Fielding a team in a a a similar sport. And supporters of the Law say that is precisely the Point. Universities offer fast pitch scholarships not slow pitch. A it is not fluff and puff softball anymore. It is hard Ball a said rep. Susan Johns a Louisville. A the wave of the future is fast pitch a said rep. Mary Lou Marzian a Louisville. A the girls of Kentucky cannot afford to be left but rep. Jim Callahand Southgate the sponsor of the Bill said it was not an Issue of athletic Opportunity for advancement. A it does not eliminate fast pitch a Callahan said. A a it a a Choice. It is not a other legislators said the Issue should be participation and girls at Many schools would rather play slow pitch. Furthermore Many summer leagues Are available for slow pitch play while few fast pitch leagues exist outside of interscholastic Competition. To Hundred forty High schools Are playing fast pitch this year according to figures from the Kentucky High school athletic association. I today at a glance lottery Irene Reynolds. Mich. Dennis Hall. Ohio Friday Index pick 3 8-4-7 Astrograph. .8 pick 4 Bridge. .8 9-2-6-5 comics. .8 Cash s editorial. A 4-14-23-24-33 lifestyles. 3 today s religion. Scoreboard. .8-9 ____7 obituaries sports. .6-7 Patricia Smit Corbin Cal us at to Elmee Thune John phone 606 528-2464 Myrtle Slusher Mills fax 606 528-9850 Sarah Cupp Corbin toll free .1-800-759-6878 Lee . Email times g kit. Net i it

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