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Pendleton County League of Women Voters creates Youth Leadership Program Print E-mail

Front row, from left: Michelle Lustenberg, Brianna Gibbs, Kathryn Burke, Bobbie Carroll, JoEllen Mitchell, Star Lucas, Amy Plummer, Angela Hornbeck. Back row: Bill Mitchell, Kimberly Styer, Holly Jenkins, Josh Richardson, Mackenzie Moore, Jacob Nordheim, Shelley Meyer, Anthony Strong, Lindie Huffman. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

The Pendleton County League of Women Voters, in collaboration with the Pendleton County School System, has created and is sponsoring a youth leadership program for the County. The League established the youth leadership program as a means of educating youth about what it means to be a good leader and civically engaged in their community.

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Bluegrass Pipeline focused on kitchen-table discussions Print E-mail

BILL LAWSON

By Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon

For the last three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of the underground pipeline.

We’re getting to know people and are beginning to become a part of the communities ranging from Williamstown and Georgetown to Frankfort and Elizabethtown. To date, we have purchased easements for more than 60 percent of the route, and our ongoing community grant program is helping with a variety of projects including animal shelter expansions, community beautification and funding for life-saving equipment at volunteer fire departments.

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PCHS Site Based Council updates school board regarding test scores Print E-mail

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Pendleton County High School Principal Tony Dietrich and the High School Site Based Council updated Superintendent Anthony Strong and the Pendleton County School Board regarding 2013 pupil test scores and explained how they planned to improve those scores and better prepare the student body for college, vocational training and individual careers.

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"Wall of Fame" nominations being accepted Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Board of Education started in 1993 recognizing outstanding graduates of Pendleton County Schools who have made outstanding contributions and/or achievements in their life.  This program was called “Wall of Fame” and each year recognizes a past Pendleton County Alumni who has made “unique and special contributions to society through their work or other notable activities.”  Each year the award recipient(s) are recognized during commencement exercises at Pendleton High School and their picture/bio portrait is displayed on the walls of the high school.

Nomination forms are available at the Board of Education office and on the district website www.pendleton.kyschools.us. Nominations for this recognition will be accepted in the office of the Pendleton County Board of Education throughout the year but until March 28, 2014 to be eligible for this year’s consideration.

The criteria are as follows:

• Graduate of a Pendleton County School

• Must have made a “unique and special contribution to society through work or other notable activities.”

• Nominations will be held and considered for five (5) years.  After five years, a new nomination will need to be submitted.

Nomination forms for the 2014 Wall of Fame may be sent to:

Wall of Fame, Pendleton County Board of Education,2525 Highway 27 North, Falmouth, KY  41040.

A selection committee consisting of the board chairman, superintendent, high school principal, president of Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce and the Student Council president at Pendleton County High School will select the winning candidate.

If you have questions regarding the “Wall of Fame” program, please call 859-654-6911, ext 2110.

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Free income tax preparation Print E-mail

AARP TaxAide volunteers will be preparing tax returns again this year at the Pendleton County Library in the community meeting room.

Returns are prepared free of charge. This free service is available to elderly persons and low-to-middle income taxpayers regardless of age.

The TaxAide preparation site will be open from 3 until 7 p.m. on Mondays beginning on February 3 through Monday, April 14 except for Presidents' Day, February 17.  Since the library will be closed for the Presidents' Day  holiday the tax site will also be closed.

Returns are prepared on the computer using tax preparation software. The return can also be E-filed free of charge. Refunds are received quicker if a return is E-filed.

You need to bring the following to have your return prepared: Government issued picture ID (driver’s license, state ID, etc.) Social Security card, Medicare card or Social Security Benefits Statement for everyone claimed on the return, W2’s, all 1099’s (for interest, dividends, pensions, miscellaneous income), Social Security statements, and any other income statements. If you wish to itemize deductions bring proof of the deductions, ie. mortgage interest, taxes on your home, medical expenses, and charitable contributions. Also please bring your 2012 tax return as some information may be needed from that return.

TaxAide volunteers are not trained to prepare farm, rental or business returns, therefore cannot prepare those returns.

 
Beat a district rival and help defeat cancer Print E-mail

The Wildcats and Ladycats basketball teams will travel to Harrison County High School and take to the court in an effort to beat the Thoroughbreds and Fillies on Friday, January 31. The Ladycats will play at 6 p.m. followed by the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m.

During the week preceding the games, the Ladycats/Wildcats will team up with the Fillies/Thoroughbreds to help raise support for cancer research with a "Penny War" between the student bodies of Pendleton County and Harrison County.

T-shirts will also be sold at the "Rivalry Game" in each school’s individual colors with the slogan "Two Rivals, One Mission." The proceeds from the T-shirts sales will benefit each county’s Relay for Life.

If you would like to assist the students of Pendleton County in beating Harrison County and help in the battle versus cancer, drop off your change at PCHS in care of Stacey Myers or Keith Smith.

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PC Circuit Clerks Office to close early, Jan. 31 Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Circuit Clerks Office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, due to installation of a computer center. The office will reopen for business at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014.

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Students/airman honored at council meeting Print E-mail

Essay winners recognized, from left: Falmouth Mayor Mark Hart, Ian King, Kian Raleigh, Rebecca Best, Shawn Nordheim, Angela Hornbeck. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Shawn Nordheim and Angela Hornbeck from the Pendleton County League of Women Voters recognized Northern and Southern Elementary essay winners at this month’s Falmouth City Council meeting with certificates and cash awards.

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Harper, former graduate, named new Wildcats varsity soccer coach Print E-mail

AARON HARPER

By Sam McClanahan, Reporter

There will be a new face leading the boys varsity soccer program later this year. Aaron Harper, graduate of Pendleton County High School in 1995 and lifelong resident of the county has been named the new head coach of the Wildcats.

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Submit your photo for Cupid's Couples Print E-mail

The Falmouth Outlook will be printing a special "Cupid's Couples" section for Valentine's Day in the February 11th edition. Be sure to show your love for your sweetheart by submitting a favorite photo of the two of you together. Please include names and how long you have been a couple. Cost for the picture is $15.

Photos can be dropped off at the office at 210 Main Street in Falmouth, mailed to The Falmouth Outlook, P.O. Box 111, Falmouth, KY 41040 or emailed to news@falmouthoutlook.com.

The deadline for submitting pictures is noon on Friday, February 7.

Don't miss this opportunity to express your love for your significant other and be featured in this special section!

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Senate passes legislation addressing Kentucky's growing heroin problem Print E-mail

Senator Stine listens to testimony from Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner on Northern Kentucky’s growing heroin problem.

SB 5 addresses problem with a three-pronged approach

The Senate has passed SB 5 to address Kentucky’s growing heroin problem using a three-pronged approach - treatment, education and intervention.

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