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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, May 5, 201 ! Moore, Kilgore star as Coeburn defeats St. Paul 5-2 by Allen Gregory Brad Moore and Josh threw a strike to Deacon catcher The Blue Knight defense Kilgore led the way as the David Kiser who applied the tag came up with some key plays. Coeburn Blue Knights defeated to Joe Bright who was trying to To begin with Moore's play at St. Paul 5-2 on Tuesday, April 26 score from second, third took the bunt. a Deacon at Bowman Field. Moore was m the thick of staple. Moreover he made The win tied the two Wise scoring in the Blue Knights fifth several key fielding plays and County schools with one losswhen they scored four times, perfect throws to first that cut each in district play. Twin With two out Bright hit a Matt down Deacon scoring chances. Springs is just behind at two Dupuie pitch over the fence in The Deacons got a run back losses, right. Darien Greear and Josh in the fifth With one out Kobe Both Coeburn and St. Paul Kilgore then followed with Lawson walked and moved to have key games with each left as singles. Moore lined another second when Dilloh Cridlin well as both have to play Twin single to right. This time the singled. Both runners moved up Springs and Castlewood. Castle- Deacons were not as fortunate as on a wild pitch Lawson scored wood surprised Twin Springs they had been in the third,when Bryce Lawson fanned but just last week. Greear and the throw were the reached first when the Coeburn Moore's three hits were verysame but Greear and the ball catcher could not'stop the low big in the Coeburn 5-2.victory. arrived at the same time and the pitch from going to the back He had a homer that hugged the collision of Greear and Kiser stop. Coeburn got out of further line in left with two out in the jarred the ball loose and Greear trouble when Chad Blevins' bid first. Moore had a single in his was able to score. Barry fore hit was caught by Bright in next at bat in the third and only a Meade's double plated Kilgore center. great play by the Deacons kept and Moore with the fourth andThe Deacons mounted him from getting another RBI. fifth Blue Knight runs. another comeback attempt m the In that third inning Coeburn While Moore was leading the seventh. With two out, Cridlin had two outs and runners at first offense Kilgore was turning in a and David Grizzel singled and and second with Moore at thebig performance on the mound Cridlin would later score when Spring fire season officially ends Spring fire season officially other structures protected. Dur- ended at midnight Saturday, Ap- ing the same period in 2010. a threat ofwildland fires. ril 30 along with the prohibition total of 424 wildfires burnedDebris burning remains the on outdoor burning before 43.297. The remainder of theNo. 1 cause of wildland fires in p.m.. but officials with the 2011 season was marked by Virginia. and Miller urges Virginia Department of Forestry short periods of light to mod- anyone planning to burn (VDOF) caution that conditions erate fire activity. Periodic rain- regardless of the time of year-- / are not ideal and that the threat fall helped reduce the number to properly prepare by clearing J ofwildland fires is still very real. and size of fires, the area around the place to be From January Is' through "Even though the calendar, burned: have available sufficient April 30th. VDOF responded to says that spring fire season is water and hand tools, such as a 609 wildland fires that burned over doesn't mean that the threat shovel or rake, and burn only 11,285 acres. Agency employees of wildland fires has ended," when conditions of high and members of numerous vol- said John Miller, VDOF's humidity and low wind speed are unteer fire departments protected director of resource protection. 848 homes and 495 other He noted that yard debris, such structures. Fifteen homes were as leaves and downed tree limbs damaged, and branches, are often burned Significant fire activity oc- as part of "'spring cleaning." curred in mid-February as high These fires increase the potential winds whipped up fires across present. For more information on wildland fires or how to protect yourself and your property, go to or the state. Valentine's Day saw 81 Paul fires consume 1,858 acres, in- 13 - Clintwood l 1 cluding a 176-acre fire in Din- by Alien Gregory first inning. widdie County and a 760-acre St. Paul's baseball team took Cridlin led the Deacon hit fire in Craig County. February a trip to Clintwood to play an parade going 3 for 5. 19 saw 135 fires burn more than out of district game on Monday, Freshman Kobe Lawson 7.701 acres. Across the state that May 2. They came home with a unleashed a six run first inning day, 478 acres burned in Mid- 13-11 slugfest win over the from the home team to get the dlesex County, 907 acresin homestandingGreenwave, win for the Deacons. Lawson Louisa County and1,262in On their way to the win the worked five innings for the Rockingham County. Deacons got home runs fromDeacons. These figures represent a 42 Dillon Cridlin. Matt Dupuie and The home team tried to percent increase in the number Bryce Lawson. come back as they scorecL five of fires and a 241 percentThe Deacons scored seven times in the sixth. increase in the number of acres times in the top of the first. Gaven Meade and Dalton burned this year compared to last Cridlin had a solo home run to Dahley each went 3 for 4 for year. Comparable increases were start the game. Dupuie's homer the Greenwave. Clintwood had seen in the number of homes and was a three run shot in the big 12 hits for the game. Deacons 16 Castlewood wins two from plate. Moore lined a single to He fanned eleven and allowed the Coeburn leftfielder dropped right that was fielded on the first only five hits. He was able to Bryce Lawson s fly ball. Kilgore Tho Walker 1 Thomas Walker bounce by freshman Kobe keep the Deacon hitters offthen got Blevins to hit a slow by Ailen Gregory Amber Long took the Lawson. Lawson threw to Justin balance with his assortment of roller to the mound and he threw On Monday, May 2, victory in the circle as Taylor Trent the cut off man and Trent pitches. Blevins out to end the game. by Allen Gregory Friday, April 29 saw the Castlewood swept a pair ofBanner, the Lady Devils Deacons pile up 16 runs in a games from Thomas Walker. number one pitcher, had a day ' Castlewood and Chntwood J.I. Burton 16, ,6-, w,n over the visiting The Lady Devils won the off after the Friday's perfect Thomas Walker Pioneers. softball game 12-2 while the game. i fly The Deacons sent 17 batters CHS baseball team had a 15-1 C.J. Ward and Ethan Taylor splitpairof ames Castlewood 3 to the plate in the first inning team.Win over the Pioneer baseball wereDevilstheeachbigwithhitterStwo hitsfr andthe by Allen Gregory outstanding day for the Lady when they scored 12 times. Devils. She fanned twelve in Tuesday, April 26 saw these The Deacons had a lot of pair of excellent softball teams the first game while getting two by Allen Gregory help in the big inning when the put on a show of pitching in a hits in two trips to the plate. She Caleb Daniels had a 3 for 4young Pioneers made seven pair of five inning games at was three for three m the day to lead the Burton 17 hit attack. Zack Daniels had a three errors that could have stopped Castlewood. second game. The Lady Devils took the Shelia Counts allowed the run homer and Jessee Coffeythe big inning. Justin Trent, one of several Deacon batters who opener 2-0 but lost the second Lady Devils eight hits in the had a two run shot for the went plateward twice in the l-0. second game but kept home Raiders. frame deliveredtwosingles. Taylor Banner had an plate clean. Castlewood could get just J.R Shackleford had two of four hits off four Burton the visitors' three hits. Knights th p L dy pitchers. David Grizzelfannedsevengetting victory 1 um a Pioneers in the for the Deacons. Deacons by a score of 25-2 by Allen Gregory Alana Johnson with 4 for 4 Tuesday, April 26 saw the and Samantha Cole with 4 hits Lady Blue Knights thump thein.five trips to the plate led the Lady Deacons 25-2. Coeburn attack. The Lady Knights pounded With the win Coeburn out 21 hits. The Deacons helped remains perfect in league play a lot also as they made eight and rest atop the Cumberland errors. District. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OFAN APPLICATION BY KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY D/B/A OLD DOMINION POWER COMPANY FOR AN ADJUSTMENT IN ELECTRIC BASE RATES CASE NO. PUE-2011-00013 On April 1, 2011, Kentucky Utilities Company dfo/a Old Dominion Power Company ("KU/ODP" or "Company") filed an al~plication ("Application") with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") requesting authorityto adjust its electric base rates pursuant to Chapter 10 of Title 56 ( 56-232 et seq.) of the Code of Virginia ("Code") and the Rules Governing Utility Rate Applications and Annual Informational Filings 20 VAC 5-201'--10 et seq. KUIODP seeks an increase in base rates in the amount of $9.3 million over present total revenues, or a 13.8% increase in it~ total operating revenues, including fuel. According to the Company, the proposed rate increase would raise the monthly bill of a typical residential customer using 1000 kilowatt hours ('kWh") of electricity from $82,27 per month to $96.73 per month, an increase of $14.46 or 17.58%. The proposed rate increase includes a $4.00 increase, from $8.00 to $12.00. in the monthly customer charge, in addition to a 1,046 cents per kWh increase in the energy charge, from the current rate of 4.385 cents per kWh to the proposed rate of 5.431 cents per kWh. The Commission has suspended implementation of the proposed revisions to the Company's rates, tolls, and charges until a final order is issued in this proceeding. The Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing, among other things, scheduled public hearings to be held in Norton and Richmond, Virginia. A public hearing will be convened on May 25. 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m.. in the Town of Norton Municipal Building, City Council Chambers. 618 Virginia Avenue, Norton. Virginia 24273, for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. The public hearing will resume on September 13, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission's Second Floor Courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street. Richmond, Virginia 23219, for the purpose of receiving testimony from members of the public and evidence related to the Application from the Company, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff. Any person desiring to testily as a public witness should appear at the hearing location fiffeen (15) minutes before the starting time of the hearing and contact the Commission's Bailiff. Individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact the Commission at least seven (7) days before the scheduled hearing dates at 1-800-552-7945 (voice) or 1-804-371-9206 (TDD). Interested persons are encouraged to review the Application and supporting documents for the details of these and other proposals. While the total revenue that may be approved by the Commission is limited to the amount prod0ced by the Company's proposed rates, TAKE NOTICE that the Commission may approve revenues and adopt rates, fees, charges, tariff revisions, and terms and conditions of service that differ from those appeanng in the .Company's Application and supporting documents and may apportion revenues among customer classes and/or design rates in a manner differing from that shown in the Company's Application and supporting documents. The Company's Application and the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing are available for public inspection during regular business hours at each of the Company's business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Copies also may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Kendrick R. Riggs, Esquire, Stbll Keenon Ogden. 2000 PNC Plaza. 500 West Jefferson Street. Louisville. Kentucky 40202. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provide the Application by electronic means. Copies of the public version of all documents filed in Case No. PUE-2011-00013 are also available for interested persons to review in the Commission's Document Control Center located on the First Floor of the Tyler Building. 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interested persons may also download unofficial copies from the Commission's website: httD:l/www.scc.virginia.govlcase. Any eerson or entity may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before June 24. 2011. a notice of participation. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission. c/o Document Control Center. P. O. Box 2118. Richmond. Virginia 23218-2118. A copy of the notice of participataon as a respondent must also be sent to counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 B. Partictpation as a respondent, of the Commiss=on s Rules of Practice and Procedure. any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known: and [iiil the factual and legal basis for the action. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUE-2011-00013. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or entity should obtain a copy of the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing. On or before July 22. 2011, each respondent may file with the Clerk of the Commissaon and serve on the Commission's Staff the Company, and all respondents any teshmony and exhibits by which the respondent expects to establish its.Case. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of such testimony and exhibits shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Commission at the address set forth above. Resvondents shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing ano service: 5 VAC 5-20-150. Copies and format and 5 VAC 5-20-240. Prepared testimony and exhibits. On or before September 6, 2011, any interested person wishing to comment on the Company's Application shall file with Joel H. Peck.'Clerk, State Corporation Commission. c/o Document Control Center. P. O. Box 2118. Richmond. Virginia 23218-2118. comments on the Application. Any interested person desiring to submit comments electronically may do so by following the instructions on the Commission's website: htto:l/www.scc.virginm.govlcase. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copaes of wntten comments must be submitted to the Clerk of the Commission. All such comments shall refer to Case No. PUE-2011-00013. The Commission"s Rules of Practice and Procedure may be viewed at: h t~:// A printed copy of the Rules of Practice and Procedure and an official copy of the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing in this proceeding may be obtained from Joel H. Peck. Clerk. State Corporahon Commission. c/o Document Control Center. P. O. Box 2118. Richmond. Virginia 23218-2118. KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY D/B/A OLD DOMINION POWER COMPANy May GED test dates in Wise County The Regional Adult Edu- All Ring had three hits andtwo runs batted in. drove in three runs to lead the Gavin Collins got the win offensive attack and Andrea for the Blue Devils. He struck U Mullins had two hits for the out nine over the five innings of Lady Devils. work: Castlewood takes pair from Ervinton on Friday by Allen Gregory All Ring's three run homer The Castlewood Blue in the third was the big blow for Devils took a pair of games the Lady Devils. from the Ervinton Rebels on C.J. Ward had a single, Friday. triple and home run to lead the The baseball game went to baseball teams hit parade. Castlewood by a score of 11-10. Dakota Grizzel pitched The Lady Devils got a three solid innings for the perfectly pitched game from Devils to get the win in that Taylor Banner as they won their game. game. Banner struck out ten Banner did not give up a hit Rebels while having another or a walk in the five inning three hit game while swinging cation Program will offer the Official Practice GED Test on Friday, May 6 at the Wise Adult game. the bat. Learning Center. This is a free test. Call 1-800-422-3433 to l'~l schedule a time to take the CHS basketballv.ans benefit practice test. The GED Exam will be lf tourn given on Saturday, May 14 atthe go ament on June 4 Education Center, Building C The Castlewood High School pate in the KSA Invitational. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. basketball program will sponsor Spots in the tournament are Registration must be done no the first annual Castlewoodlimited, so those who are in- later than two days prior to the Basketball Benefit Golf Tourna- terested" are asked to email.bruf exam. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 328-8612 for more ment on Saturday, June 4, or doug beginning at 2 p.m. The event (or information or to register, will be held at Clear Creek Golf call them: Barry Ruff at 276- The Norton GED Exam will be given on Friday, May 6 at 9 Course in Bristol, VA. Entry fee 393-8927: Doug Campbell at a.m. at the Norton VEC Adult is $65 per person or $260 per 276-219-5472). Interested golf- Education Center. Registration four man team. ers may also see a player to must be done by noon on the Funds raised from the eventregister. Payment may be made Thursday prior to the test. Call will be used to help pay for the in advance (make checks to Imelda Collins at 679-7286 for basketball team's December trip CHS), or on the day of the more information. to Orlando, Florida, to partici- event. Lunch will be provided. e all new I super cab I Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535