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KSP accepting applications for Post 6 Citizens Police Academy Print E-mail

Kentucky State Police, Post 6, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Kentucky State Police Citizens Police Academy. The 11-week academy is scheduled to begin on February 20 and conclude May 1. Participants will meet Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., where they will learn about the many facets of the Kentucky State Police including patrol, criminal investigations, and drug investigations. Participants will also get to take part in simulated law enforcement training during the course.

The academy will be held at Indiana-Wesleyan University campus in Florence, Ky.  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky State Police, Post Six or by contacting Trooper David P. Jones at 859-428-5609, or email atdavidp.jones@ky.gov. Applications can also be obtained online by visiting http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post6.htm . Anyone 18 years of age or older with no criminal history, living within the Kentucky State Police, Post 6 district is welcome to apply. All applicants are subject to a background check. There is no cost to attend this training. Class size will be limited to the first 30 approved applications.

Once completed, applications can be mailed to: Kentucky State Police, Att: Trooper David P. Jones, 4265 Dixie Hwy, Dry Ridge, KY 41035

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Sheriff’s Office offers new app Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Sheriff’s Office now has a mobile app for your iphone or android device. Once you have downloaded the free app you are able to get news feeds, review missing persons posters, get emergency alert notifications, provide information on criminal activity, view warrants on individuals that are posted, and as they advertise you will be able to view listed attorneys. Please go to the following appropriate link and download this free app, MobilePatrol in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobilepatrol/id620067490?mt=8 MobilePatrol in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appriss. obilepatrol&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hcHByaXNzLm1vYmlsZXBhdHJvbCJd

This is just another way that the Pendleton County Sheriff’s Office is trying to communicate with the citizens of Pendleton County.  This app is a free service to the Sheriff’s Office and to anyone who wishes to downloaded it from iTunes or Google play, says Sheriff Craig Peoples.

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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 from 3 until 7 p.m. on Mondays beginning on February 3 through Monday, April 14.

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 Republican Party to host “Meet the Candidates” night Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Republican Party is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” night on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Please take this opportunity to meet the Conservative candidates who are running for a seat in Pendleton County and Frankfort. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Howard’s Place Restaurant and after a brief business meeting, the candidates will all have a moment to present their platforms.

When the meeting has concluded, please take time and meet the individual candidates on a personal level and ask them the important questions that are on your heart.  As a county party, they want to be accessible and transparent; building trust, while focusing on the issues.

Ladies and gentlemen, now is the time to take an active role for the future of the community. The Pendleton County Republican Party hopes to see you there!

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Horse Health Day at Cross Wind Farms ~ March 8 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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Walker to appear at PC Library Print E-mail

Author Marianne Walker will be at the community room at the Pendleton County Public Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 to discuss her new book “The Graves County Boys.”  Walker is also known for her work on the dual biography “Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh.” It is about Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone With the Wind” and her husband/editor John Marsh, who was born and raised in Maysville. Walker will have her books on sale and will be available to sign them. Pictured above from left: Joe B. Hall, Marianne Walker, Jim Lankster.

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Emergency Book Sale at library Print E-mail

Due to the generous donations from BB’s Shell Station and many other individuals in celebration of “National Book Lover’s Day,” the Pendleton County Public Library’s book closet is filled to the brim!  They will be having an Emergency Book Sale during the month of February so come and take a look at what’s available.

Beginning Tuesday, February 18, all books will be half-price! Hardcover and over-sized paperbacks will be selling for .50¢ and regular paperbacks will be .25¢.

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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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