April 18, 2014

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PC senior activity schedule Print E-mail

Pendleton County seniors, some exciting activities are coming up this week at the Falmouth Senior Activity Center, located at 1111 Chipman Street, Falmouth.

Following are a few dates to remember:

February 12 - Sharon Miskell with Senior Medicare Patrol will be playing Bunco. This is a fun game. Come out and learn with us.

February 13 - The center will be having a Euchre Tournament.

February 14 - Kenna Knight from the Extension Office will be teaching nutrition education. Remember, if you are interested in receiving vouchers for the month of March, you must attend nutrition education.

Don’t forget, there is exercise equipment available for the community, Wii bowling and Wii fitness, van services for doctor appointments and several other amenities!

For information on any activities that are going on, call Joanna at the senior center at 859-654-6029.

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Horse Health Day at Cross Wind Farms Print E-mail

Cross Winds Farm is hosting the annual Pendleton County Horse Health Day, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8.

Coggins, health certificates, yearly exams, vaccines, basic medical procedures completed, farrier Remington Leach available for trimming and shoeing. No farm call charge! Gift raffle entry for each horse who receives a Coggins. Prices are reflected at lickingvalleyvet.com.

This year, free educational stations have been added and a guest lecturer will give a talk and demonstration at 11:30 a.m. The education stations are perfect for current horse owners, those who want to own a horse and learn more about them, children and 4-H’ers to learn more about proper care, health, and handling of horses. If your 4-H’ers need educational hours for this year, now is your chance!

Dogs available for adoption on site from the Pendleton County Shelter.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit area charities and 4-H groups.

You must schedule an appointment by contacting Dr. Nathan Glaza at 859-472-4141 or thru his website at www.lickingvalleyvet.com so sufficient quantities of vaccines are on hand.

Cross Winds Farm is conveniently located just 20 minutes off I-75, 20 minutes south of Alexandria off US 27, near Hwy 22 West.

More information on Cross Winds Farm and the Horse Health Day event can be found at www.crosswindsfarm.org.

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Licking River Watershed Watch holding annual conference Print E-mail

The annual conference of the Licking River Watershed Watch, Inc. will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 E. Main Street, Mt. Sterling.

The all-volunteer group monitors the water quality of the Licking River and streams in the basin from the headwaters in Magoffin County through fifteen (15) counties to the Ohio River as well as the streams flowing directly into the Ohio River from Mason County to Boone County. There will be a review of the 2013 monitoring data and discussion of the river basin watershed projects, Northern Kentucky issues and the Bluegrass Pipeline.

The conference is free and lunch will be served.  Register at lrww.org or by calling Jo Ann Palmer at 1-800-928-0045. If severe weather threatens travel check the lrww.org website on Friday February 14 in the afternoon for possible schedule change.

For information on LRWW or to volunteer call Pamela Kutscher at 859-654-1051.

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First meeting of 2014 reset for Pendleton Co. Historical Society Print E-mail

The February meeting of Pendleton County’s Historical Society is at 11 a.m., February 15, 2014 at the Fryer House Museum. It will be the first meeting of the 2014 calendar year since the January meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. Members should be aware that dues are on a January-December schedule every year so prepare to renew now. Membership applications are available on the web site for new members.

Come and be a part of your historical society in this new year. Great plans will begin to fall in place and you can participate as a member.

Regular meetings are the third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m.

Northern Kentucky History Day at NKU is March 22, 2014 so plan to be there. For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nkhistoryday

During inclement weather, please check www.facebook.com/pchshistory, the Facebook page where any cancellation or delay notices will appear.

Fryer House is located on the northeast corner at the intersection of KY 177 and US 27 in Butler across from Northern Elementary School. Plenty of free parking is available.

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Benefit for Northern fourth graders Print E-mail

A benefit buffet for Northern Elementary Fourth Graders will be held at Edwardos Pizza & Subs from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. The benefit is for the purpose of assisting the fourth graders in attending an overnight 4-H Environmental Camp on April 18-19.

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Want to be a weather spotter? Print E-mail

This winter weather will eventually be over at some point and we’ll enter the severe weather season. To get ready for Severe Weather and Tornados, the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct a Weather Spotter training class in Pendleton County on February 18th at 6:30 PM. It will be held at the Pendleton County Emergency Operations Center located next to the High School.

This will be a very interesting presentation, it's free, open to the public regardless of where you live, lasts only a couple of hours and provides a lot of good information you can use regarding tornados, thunderstorms and other severe weather. Also, if you so choose, you can become an official weather spotter, you’ll get a number to call the NWS to report what you see as far as local weather conditions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the weather and hopefully how to better protect yourself and your family. You can register on line at http://bit.ly/2014weatherspotter, call 859-654-1930 or e-mail pcema@blueone.net.

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Call Narconon for help with drug addiction Print E-mail

Narconon would like to remind families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Narconon can help you take steps overcome addiction in your family.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs.  Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals.  800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

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It’s time to celebrate Mardi Gras Print E-mail

Get out your beads, it’s time to party “New Orleans-style” in MainStrasse Village!

The 18th annual MainStrasse Village Mardi Gras will be held on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1. Celebrate from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Entertainment Tent and then continue the party in the MainStrasse bars!

The Big Head Parade will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday night followed by music from the Naked Karate Girls. The Grand Parade will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday night with 4th Day Echo performing afterwards.

Anyone interested in entering a float, big head or walking in the parades should contact the MainStrasse Village Association at 859-491-0458 for an entry form.

Tickets are $10 per night if purchased individually or just $15 in advance for both nights. You must be 21 to purchase a ticket and only 6,000 will be sold for each night.

For more information, please visit www.mainstrasse.org

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Free income tax preparation at Pendleton County Library 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 on 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.

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PC senior activity schedule Print E-mail

Hey Pendleton County seniors! There are some exciting activities coming up this week at the Falmouth Senior Activity Center, located at 1111 Chipman Street, Falmouth, Ky.

Following are a few dates to remember:

• February 5 - The Personal Clinic will be at the center beginning at 10 a.m. for blood sugar/blood pressure and medicine management checks. This is a free service to Pendleton County senior citizens.

• February 6 - Sharon Miskell with Senior Medicare Patrol will be at the center playing Bunco. This is a fun game. Come out and learn with the group.

• February 7 - Michele with Personal Touch will be at the center playing another game with the group and teaching a lesson on hydration.

It’s not too late for that New Year’s resolution regarding your health/weight. Don’t forget that the senior center has exercise equipment for the community as well as Wii bowling and Wii fitness. Van services for doctor appointments and several other amenities are also available.

For information on any activities that are going on, call Joanna at the senior center at 859-654-6029.

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