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Butler City Council meets Print E-mail

Butler City Council met on Monday, August 4, 2014. Business conducted was:

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Gateway classes to begin August 18 Print E-mail

Gateway Community and Technical College classes begin Monday, August 18. Along with offering General Psychology this fall at the Falmouth School Center, Gateway offers several online options. Online classes enable students to take courses from the comfort of home or from publicly accessible computers, such as at a library. Gateway operates a computer center for its students at the top floor of the Falmouth School Center. The lab can be used by any Pendleton County Gateway student during normal working hours. Along with technology, a Gateway representative is located in the Falmouth School Center three days a week and can assist with inquiries about admission, registration and basic questions about taking an online course.

Fall courses at the Falmouth School Center reflect the findings of a recent survey Gateway conducted  among community members, high school students and business leaders, in conjunction with the Pendleton Community Development of the Judge Executive and Adult Education, to determine what courses and education tracks were needed in Pendleton County. The survey revealed healthcare, business, criminal justice and information technology were the top four career choices of those surveyed.

Additional Gateway classes begin September 15 and October 16. If you are interested in more information, please contact Jason Moore at Jason.moore@kctcs.edu or 859-654-3325 opt. 4.

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Working to get residents working Print E-mail

The Kentucky Career Center, located at 500 Chapel Street in Falmouth, provides guidance for those individuals looking to enter the workforce, change careers, or adjust to a recent workplace separation. With special programs for veterans, those with disabilities, youth, individuals receiving government assistance, and dislocated workers, the career center assists in removing a wide range of barriers to employment and providing great opportunities.

So for anything from job searches, to resumes, to interviewing tips, please come to the Kentucky Career Center from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed 12-1 daily) Monday through Thursday or visit them from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Butler City Building. Also be sure to stop by from 1:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13 for an open interview/hiring event and stay tuned for details on an upcoming Job Fair on October 23.

For more information, please call 859-654-3325 Ext 2903.

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Story Hour to begin at library Print E-mail

Story Hour at the Pendleton County Public Library will begin Friday, September 5, 2014.

Story Hour is a fun way for children to become familiar with the library and to experience the world of books.  It is for children ages 3 - 5 years old.

Programs will be at 10:30 a.m. every Friday through April.  Each program usually lasts about 45 minutes.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Sandy at 859-654-8535.

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Six lovely ladies play golf and dominos at Pendleton Country Club Print E-mail

There are several lovely lady groups who enjoy the fun and fellowship of the Pendleton Country Club, but these pictured above enjoy the distinction of playing dominos after their game of golf. Clattering and chattering, with unbridled enthusiasm, with zeal and zest, they topple the dominos among squeals of youthful spirit.

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Youth fair - not just about rides Print E-mail

This year’s Pendleton County Youth Fair has come and gone. The 2014 Fair Board members were all new and did a great job. Now it’s a time when they can begin plans for next year’s fair. There was some grumbling about there not being any carnival rides which do add a little something extra but the Youth Fair is about much more than just rides.

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Wolfe crowned Miss Teen Tollesboro Lions Fair 2014 Print E-mail

HAVEN WOLFE

Haven Wolfe, the reigning Miss Pre-Teen United States, has added another title to her growing list of pageant wins.

She was recently crowned Miss Teen Tollesboro Lions Fair 2014 and will represent them at the state pageant in Louisville this October. Haven is the 12-year-old daughter of Tony and Mallory Wolfe of Butler.

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Lady in black arrives home safe in Virginia Print E-mail

Elizabeth Poles, the mysterious lady in black who caused such a stir in her travels through Pendleton County last week, has arrived home in Winchester, Virginia safely. With her trek across several states at an end, her brother has come forward providing new information on Poles.

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New Ambulance Quarters Resolution approved Print E-mail

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

The fiscal court approved a resolution that authorized the application for a $500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that will assist the Pendleton County Ambulance Taxing District in constructing a new 6,915 square foot ambulance quarters. This facility is to be located on 2.5 acres just off KY 330, slightly west of Falmouth (across the highway from the Pendleton County Health Center).

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School safety discussed at board meeting Print E-mail

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

In the spring of 2014 the Kentucky Center for School Safety performed assessments at Pendleton County High School and Southern Elementary. PCHS Principal Chad Simms and Southern Elementary Assistant Principal Mark Hegyi talked to the board about the issues discussed in those assessments. They explained how the schools were taking steps to address safety concerns. Some of the issues they spoke of included: building access, tobacco use, drug abuse, bullying, consistent rule enforcement and playground supervision.

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Youth Leadership Class attends "Economic Development Day" Print E-mail

Pendleton County Youth Leadership Class, local officials and economic development professionals, from left: Marianne Roseberry (PCIDA director), Josh Richardson, Jacob Nordheim, Morgan McKinney, Cliff Read (ezone), Mackenzie Moore, Katheryn Burke, Henry Bertram (Pendleton County judge executive), Hailey Wiggins, Gracie Lustenberg, Scott Wells (Advantage by Alliance), Seth Longworth, Mark Hart (Falmouth mayor), Kara Williams (Vision 2015), Casey Barach (ezone), Michelle Lustenberg (teacher), Wendy Harrison (leadership advisor), Brian Thompson (zoning administrator), Bill Mitchell (leadership advisor.) Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

Recently the 2014 Pendleton County Youth Leadership Class attended Economic Development Day with entrepreneurs and economic development professionals from throughout the region as well as local policy makers.

Economic Development Day is one of several special leadership and career development events designed into the yearly leadership program curriculum to provide students with an understanding of those characteristics of leadership which all professionals share.  Speakers from various professions spoke to the class about their professions, how they came to their line of work and what leadership means to them from their professional perspective.

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