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Talbert Turner Jr. inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Print E-mail

Talbert Turner Jr., Wildcat basketball legend, was the first Pendleton County High School athlete inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.  Talbert Jr., center, is with his parents Mary and Talbert Sr. after the induction ceremony.

“What I became as a player is because of my mom and dad,”  Talbert Turner passed on his success on the Pendleton County hard floor during the 1980s to the support and coaching of his parents, Mary and Talbert Sr.

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Business luncheon at Falmouth School Center Print E-mail

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Last week at the State Capitol Print E-mail

Ice has melted, but snow days still a focus in Frankfort

The green sprouts pushing up through the soil in front of the State Capitol signal that several thousand red and yellow tulips will soon greet visitors like a dazzling welcome mat.

Amid these signs of spring, lawmakers inside the Capitol are still debating one of the big questions left over from a harsh winter: How should school districts make up for the unusually high number of days schools were closed due to snow?

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Outsourcing custodial services in schools explored Print E-mail

Pendleton County School Superintendent Anthony Strong reported at the March 20 regular meeting of the Pendleton County Board of Education that a request for proposals was released on March 19 to explore the possibility of outsourcing custodial services in the four schools.

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Upcoming Job Fair, March 27 at Career Center Print E-mail

Advantage Staffing will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, March 27 at the Kentucky Career Center, Pendleton County Office.  The event will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Falmouth School Center, located at 500 Chapel Street.

Advantage Staffing will be hiring for call center representatives, picker/packers, sanitation technicians, warehouse associates, warehouse specialists with equipment experience, maintenance technicians, assemblers, and shipping/receiving dock workers.

For more information, call Douglas Beard at (859) 654-3325 ext. 2903 or visit www.nkcareercenter.org.

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Community Health Fair, March 29 Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Extension Service, in collaboration with many local organizations, is once again partnering to offer the 2014 “Community Health Fair” event at Phillip Sharp Middle School on Saturday, March 29. The fair will be open from 8 - 11 a.m. The health fair is a partnership with Harrison County Hospital and Three Rivers Health Department.

Those wishing to take full advantage of all health screenings will need to not eat eight hours prior to attending. Health screenings available for free will total about $1,400 in savings.  Some screenings being offered include, complete lipid test, allergy and asthma, blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, bone density, oxygen level, hearing, grip strength, kidney and more.

“The  Community Health Fair” is an event held yearly for residents. The goal is to provide hope for a brighter future for those living in our county.

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March Madness contest standings Print E-mail
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The Butler Project, March 28 Print E-mail

The Butler Project, a thesis project by University of Kentucky graduate student Sabrina Mason, focuses on community development and engagement in Butler. The project is geared towards getting community members involved in a storytelling process using surveys, workshops, photography exercises, and branding development.

Ideas, opinions, photos and stories have been collected and the project will culminate in a community exhibit open to all. The exhibit will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in the Butler Community Center (the old firehouse) located at 110 Mill Street, Butler, KY 41006. The exhibit will include activities that will captivate and engage people young, old and all those in between.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

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Morgan awarded football scholarship Print E-mail

Front row, from left: Pendleton County Wildcats football coach Terry Brown, Jessica Jones, Melvin Morgan - father, Jordan Morgan, Stephanie Caskey - mother, Izora Morgan - grandmother. Back row: Pendleton County High School Assistant Principal Chad Sims, Pendleton County Athletic Director Keith Smith, Pendleton County High School Principal Tony Dietrich. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Pendleton County High School senior Jordan Morgan signed a four-year scholarship agreement on March 10, 2014 to play football for Union College. Jordan excels as a defensive end and as an offensive left guard.

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Chris Fossitt named UBK State Officer of the Year Print E-mail
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First reading given to smoke free building ordinance for all county owned buildings Print E-mail

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

County Attorney Jeff Dean gave a first reading to an ordinance that declares all fiscal court owned buildings in Pendleton County as smoke free structures. The ordinance forbids the smoking of tobacco products within county owned buildings or near their entry ways.

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