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Rep. Tom McKee honored by KAFCS Print E-mail

REP. TOM MCKEE

From the Cynthiana Democrat

The Kentucky Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences names Rep. Tom McKee as its 2013 Honorary Member. The honor was presented at the KEAFCS Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Lexington by Harrison County FCS agent Benita Peoples. He was nominated by Dr. Ann Vail, Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences.

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Family Tradition – Excellence in Music Print E-mail

Pictured above are, from left: Son Morgan Bay, 18, father David Bay, and son Spencer Bay, 16, of Butler. The two sons have followed in their father's tradition with their musical abilities.

The Kentucky Music Educators Association held their yearly All-State Band auditions for high school students. This year, for the first time two siblings hold two different 1st chair honors at the same time. Morgan Bay a senior at Pendleton County High School is first chair Trumpet and Spencer Bay a junior at Pendleton County High School is first chair French Horn. Their dad David Bay was first chair French Horn in 1981, in the Kentucky All-State Band as well.

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Arctic air brings below zero temperature Print E-mail

Record cold temperatures not seen for the last 19 years have hit Pendleton County. Temperature on Jan. 6 early morning was at 7 degrees with an even colder wind chill, by noon the temperature plummeted to 1 degree with a wind chill factor of -2 below. At 3 p.m. the temperature was at 0 degree with a wind chill of 18 below zero.

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Family needs financial help and prayers Print E-mail

The Donald Horn family from Hogg Ridge Road has suffered a heartbreaking year. Donald Horn passed away on March 20, 2013 from complications stemming from diabetes. Then on December 31, 2013, Amber Horn (Donald's daughter) passed away from bacterial meningitis, she was 31 weeks pregnant, her baby also passed. Amber grew up on Hogg Ridge Road in Pendleton County, was an only child, and leaves four children, the oldest only five years old.

With three of these terrible losses in less than a year Donald's wife Tonya Horn and Amber's mother is desperate for financial help. Tonya Horn’s mother passed away on January 3.

A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Bank. Donations can be made at any Fifth Third Bank and it is the Amber Horn Memorial Fund, the family will greatly appreciate any help you can give.

Size clothing for the children are at follows: Tyrell, age 5, wears a size 5; Rhianna, 4, wears a size 5-6; Tianna, 2, wears size 4; and Brianna, 8 mos. wears 12 month.  

If you have any questions you can reach Susan Jones at (606) 843-9474 or Tonya Horn at (859) 824-5861.

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Residents without heat can find a place to stay Print E-mail

If anyone in the county does not have heat in their homes there is a place they can go with heat. Any one needing help can call the Pendleton County Dispatch at (859) 654-3300 or Mike Moore at (859) 654-1930.

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More citizens file for county offices Print E-mail

Those filing for offices this past week are as follows:

Darrin W. Gregg (D) filed to run for Magistrate District 3.

Joyce Gillespie Brown (D) filed her papers to run for Magistrate District 4.

The deadline to file for county offices county-wide is 4 p.m. on January 28, 2014.

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The Year In Review 2013 Print E-mail

The New Year is upon us and 2013 is now but a year of memories. Some were good and some were sad, but all are ours to keep and carry with us into 2014. Let us glance back now for a brief moment and take a look at 2013 in Pendleton County.

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Pete Steele celebrates 50 years as UK Wildcats season-ticket holder Print E-mail

PETE STEELE

By Sam McClanahan, Reporter

A lot has changed since 1963. The cost for a gallon of regular gas was .30 cents, a new home could be purchased for less than twenty-thousand dollars, and any die-hard Kentucky basketball fan could become a season-ticket holder for roughly 50 dollars.

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Grand Jury indicts ten Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Grand Jury met on December 18, 2013 and brought forth ten indictments as follows:

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Superintendent evaluated by Board of Education Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Board of Education paid tribute to a number of award winners and achievers at the December 19 school board meeting. Front row, from left: Emily Best, Sarah Zumwalt, Keelie Soto, Samantha May. Back row: Superintendent Anthony Strong, Mark Ross, Daryl Mullins, Tony Spence, Shawn Nordheim, Dr. William Verax. Photo by Roger McKinney.

Recognition given to award winners and achievers

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

The Pendleton County Board of Education entered a closed session after completing their agenda in the December 19, 2013 meeting.

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Winners of the Butler Christmas Light-Up Contest Print E-mail

BARRY HISEL

The city of Butler recently held a Christmas Light-Up Contest. Residents were encouraged to put up their holiday decorations and best lighting displays for a chance to win prizes.

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