July 28, 2014

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The Eagle, Our National Emblem Print E-mail

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

Butler July 4th Fireworks Print E-mail

The city of Butler will be holding Fourth of July festivities on Friday, July 4 at the community park.

Music will begin at 7 p.m. with Doc Schafer and the River Valley Sound. Matt Sorrell will perform at 8:30 p.m.

The fireworks display will start around dark sometime between 9-9:30 p.m.

Food and drinks will be served.

Come out and enjoy an evening full of music, fireworks and fun!


Orion Lodge Fireworks Sale Print E-mail

Orion Masonic Lodge #222 will again be selling fireworks this year to support their charitable programs. Their booth will be set up in front of Ace Hardware at the corner of Shelby and U.S. 27 in Falmouth. The booth will be open July 1-5. Times are from 3-9 p.m. Many of the fireworks for sale are the same as the ones that have been used in the Falmouth and Butler displays. Fountains and other small fireworks are also available for purchase.


Falmouth's July 4th celebration Print E-mail

Festivities for the Fourth of July celebration kicks off with the annual parade taking place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 in downtown Falmouth. Those that are wanting to be in the parade will meet at Southern Elementary at 2:30 p.m. the parade theme is “Good Old Red, White, and Blue, Stands For Me, Stands For You!”

There will be prizes awarded for first, second and third place overall.

For more information about the parade please call Susie Florer at 859-654-5555.

There will be many activities going on at the stage on Shelby Street downtown. After the parade the Falmouth Festival Committee has over $2,000 worth of great prizes to be given away. Don't miss out on this opportunity. You could be a big winner!

After the parade there will be free food served at the Falmouth firehouse. Meal includes pulled pork sandwiches, barbecue ribs, cole slaw and chips.

At dusk the annual fireworks display will begin. Bring a lawn chair and sit back and watch. The fireworks will be held in the skate park in downtown Falmouth.


Driver airlifted after crash into backhoe Print E-mail

Pendleton County emergency personnel responded to the scene of a one-vehicle, injury accident at 1:44 p.m. Friday, June 20 after a Falmouth man failed to stop coming down Shoemaker Hill and crashed into a backhoe in the parking lot of Licking River Campground & Bait Shop.

Former Morehead cheerleading coach passes Print E-mail


By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader

Retired Morehead State University cheerleading coach and dean of students Myron Doan, who led 19 championship cheerleading teams, passed away Sunday, June 22. He was 64.

2014 Relay For Life ceremonies conducted Print E-mail

Cancer survivors take their “Victory Lap” at the opening of the 2014 Relay For Life event, Friday, June 20. Participants walked through the night and participated in fundraising activities to raise money for cancer research. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

In the Griffin Centre on June 20, 2014, Relay For Life Chairwoman Lauren Jones welcomed everyone to the event.

Grant County veteran's remains return home to family and to finally rest in peace Print E-mail

Dorothy Gordon Gayheart of Grant County clutches a photograph of her brother, Paul Gordon, as a young soldier heading off to fight in the Korean Conflict.  She waited 60 years for his return after he was listed as missing in action in 1951.

(Editor's Note: The Grant County News Editor Jamie Baker-Nantz has graciously allowed The Falmouth Outlook to run the stories she wrote concerning the Korean War soldier who was laid to rest on June 20, some 60 years after his death. Hopefully, veterans and other subscribers will be interested in this veteran's story. The initial findings began on February 20, 2014 with others added on June 19, 2014 and the final story of his funeral on June 20, 2014.)

By Jamie Baker-Nantz, Editor
Grant County News

Dorothy Gordon Gayheart clutched an enhanced color photograph of her baby brother tightly in her worn, wrinkled hands as she intently studied another photograph and diagram of his remains. Tears sprang to her weathered, but sharp eyes as she looked at him for the first time since he left Grant County when he joined the Korean War as a soldier.

Paul Marshall Gordon went missing in January 1951, but his family never gave up hope as they spent 60 years waiting for him to come home. His remains were removed from Hawaii and returned to Williamstown on Tuesday, June 17 for a burial with full military honors in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North.

Student board representative attends first meeting Print E-mail


By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Pendleton County High School pupil Courtney Moore was approved as the Pendleton County Board of Education’s first student representative in the April 17 meeting. Moore attended her first board meeting on June 16, 2014.

Hammer Strength celebrates 25 years of business in Falmouth Print E-mail

From left: Hammer Strength Plant Manager Brian Addington; Life Fitness VP of the Americas Business Unit Tim McCarthy; CEO of Brunswick Corporation Dusty McCoy; Hammer Strength Founder Gary Jones; President of Life Fitness Chris Clawson;  Director of Strength Product Management at Life Fitness Greg Highsmith; Life Fitness VP of Marketing, Product and Business Development Dan Wille; Life Fitness VP of Global Operations Kris Neff. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

The inventor/founding father, the head of the parent company, administrators, the local management team and the 100 Hammer Strength plant employees celebrated 25 years of successful business on June 2, 2014 at 188 Hammer Drive in Falmouth, Kentucky.

Grand Jury indicts twelve individuals Print E-mail

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