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Tarhe team proud to help community Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

Tarhe Sports and Learning Center was proud to be a part of the 109 Board Fall Board Clean-up on Saturday, November 10. We had nine people participate, and collected 33 bags of garbage on five miles of US 27 South from 22 to past Falmouth. It seems the majority of the items we found were tobacco related, beer and alcohol bottles and cans, and fast food bags and cups. These are three (or four, if you count littering) bad habits the residents of Pendleton County would be better off without! Taking care of our own health will reduce the amount of garbage, too.

Thank you,

Darah Herron

Tarhe Sports and Learning
Center

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Knoxville Baptist cleaned up highway Print E-mail

Dear Editor,
The youth of Knoxville Baptist Church cleaned up trash on 491 from the Pendleton County line to the end of the road on November 10, 2012. There were  11 members that helped that day. We picked up 11 bags of trash and several large tires.

Several of the items that were picked up were empty food containers. These were from a variety of restaurants such as McDonalds and Subway. The main thing that the children seemed to comment on was the amount of beer cans and bottles that were picked up considering this is a dry county. At one point a teen actually commented that the people who had drank an entire case of beer were nice enough to place it all in a garbage bag however they still managed to throw it out on the side of the road.

Another item that seemed to be recurring was empty cigarette packs. The winner made it to five!

I would say the highlight of the morning for one of our youth was when a person who owned a home on the property thanked the group that was working his side of the road and told them how much he appreciated them helping him keep his area cleaned up. Its nice to know that people out there are respecting us for helping them.

Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to help keep our communities looking nice!

Deby Collins

Member of Knoxville Baptist

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PCHS Volleyball team cleans up road Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

The PCHS Volleyball team picked up trash along US 27 on Saturday, November 3. Even though the rain started before we did, it was bearable and the girls' spirits were high. We always feel like we have contributed to the county in a small way when we finish. Some people may call it work, but we always finish in record time and have lots of laughs!

Thanks to all those who participated-players, siblings and parents alike. With prices raising all the time in providing for our children, we thank the county for allowing us the opportunity to raise money for our needs.

With sincere appreciation,

Jenny Schlueter, team leader
PCHS 2012 Volleyball team

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Butler Homemakers pick up litter Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

The Butler Homemakers picked up litter on highway 159, we were happy to see there was a lot less litter. We had nine bags on five miles of highway, thank you for not throwing it out.

Butler Homemakers

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Falmouth Christian roadside cleanup Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

Falmouth Christian Church recently completed a roadside cleanup project as part of a special program funded by the state. The program is greatly appreciated by organizations in the Pendleton County area as they can earn money for activities in the community. This money achieves a twofold outcome, funding cleanup of our highways and providing activities for community members.

Please remember to keep a trash bag in your car or truck and use it so that our public roads will stay clean and beautiful while saving your tax dollars.

Wanda Vanlandingham

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Morgan Church helps clean up litter Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

The Morgan Christian Church joined in the National Cleanup Day by picking garbage up along Hwy 330.

We had a total of 22 members from the church to participate. We collected 55 bags of garbage and four tires. The road was pretty much clean along barns and tall grasses that had not been mowed.

We like to say "thank you" for giving us this opportunity to participate in this fundraiser for our church, we truly appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Steve Wood

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Unity youth helps clean the highway Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

Unity Baptist Youth Group, along with dedicated parents, picked up trash on Center Ridge Road on Sunday, October 28. We had a total of 14 bags of trash. Ten of those bags were picked up on the hills going to the bridge or at the bridge. It was amazing to see all the fast food trash like McDonalds, Arby's, White Castle, Pizza Hut, Sonic (how long did the package travel in that vehicle before it was thrown out the window?) bottles and cans. We would like to challenge the people who travel the roads of Pendleton County; don't use our roads for trash cans.

Thank you,

Beverly Davis
Unity Baptist Church

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Knoxville Christian cleans up HWY 467 Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

We had the task of litter clean up on HWY 467, on October 21, 2012. It was a beautiful day with the fall colors. We had 24 workers so it didn't take us very long to get the job done.

Pendleton County's a nice place to live. We would like to thank everyone for keeping our roads free from litter.

Thanks again,

Harold Kells

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Citizen urges voters to consider Lutz Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

This is a letter of endorsement for Bryan Lutz for Kentucky State Representative for the 78th District. This district includes precincts in Campbell, Harrison, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

I recommend that all voters consider voting for Bryan to represent them in this important state representative district.

I can say "as to Bryan's goals for this district and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, I am in total one accord with him. In general all his positions  are based on biblical principles  and neither  Brian nor I make any apologies for these principles."

For anyone who wants to explore Bryan's platform he is available to discuss his goals and positions by phoning him at 859-379-5303 or one can go to his web site at www.BRYAN LUTZ2012.com.

Bryan and his supporters have as a goal to visit every home in the 78th District. I walked the streets of Butler, Kentucky with Bryan recently and I relate two stories.

1)  A gentleman  who was a senior citizen invited us into his home to discuss Bryan's positions and we spent probably 15 minutes  talking with this gentleman about a number of topics especially his service to our country as a member of the armed services and his love for Butler, Pendleton County, the State of Kentucky and our nation.

2) Since I am very familiar  with the River Valley Nursing Home, I suggested that we pay a visit there. The administrator welcomed Bryan and then he invited Bryan to visit some of the residents, not to campaign, but just to let the residents know that someone cared about them. Bryan conveyed to me how satisfying he felt after the visit and encouraged by the care the residents were receiving by the staff at River Valley.

Bryan is someone that I described as "The real deal" (very transparent in today's language) and I encourage every voter in the 78th State Representative District to give serious consideration to his candidacy.

Sincerely, Dave Shipp

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The power of just one single vote is very powerful Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

The power of just one single vote  has often  been shown throughout history. The course of nations has been changed because one important vote was cast or not cast. The following are some examples of the importance of one single vote:

In 1645, One vote gave Oliver Cromwell  control of England.

In 1649, One vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.

In 1776, Congress passed by one vote that American's official language should be English and not German.

In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr deadlocked  on electoral votes with 73 each.  After 37 separate  ballots in the House of Representatives, a Federalist changed his one vote in favor of Thomas Jefferson.

In 1839, One vote margin elected Marcus Morton governor of Massachusetts.

In 1845, One vote margin brought Texas into the Union.

In 1846, President James Polk asked Congress for a Declaration  of War against Mexico.  That one vote margin for War not only brought us victory but it also got us the territory which is now Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and California.

In 1850 to 1890, One vote admitted California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho into the Union.

In 1868, President Andrew Johnson missed being impeached  by one single vote.

In 1875 France became a Republic  instead of a Monarchy by just one single vote.

In 1876, Samuel Tilden won the presidential election  by over a half million votes over Rutherford  B. Hayes. But because of confused returns in some states, a special commission  decided by a single vote, Hayes the winner.

In 1912, Less than one vote per precinct, in one state, elected Woodrow Wilson president_ In 1923, One vote made Adolf Hitler head of the Nazi Party.

In 1941, One vote saved the selective service just weeks before Pearl Harbor.

In 1948, If Thomas Dewey had received one more vote in each precinct in Ohio and California,  his race with Harry Truman would have been decided in the House of Representatives.

In 1960, John Kennedy beat Richard Nixon for president by less than one vote per precinct.

In 1969, A change of one vote per precinct in three states would have made Hubert Humphrey president instead of Richard Nixon.

In 1982, In Illinois, Governor  Thompson  defeated Adlai Stevenson  by less than 1/2 a vote per precinct.

The George W. Bush victory over Al Gore in Florida was very slim which decided the presidency.

Remember, if all you do is vote, you are doing more than 50% of the American public. November 6 is the general  election in Kentucky and your one vote can make a difference.

It has been stated, "that all tbat needs to happen for  the forces  of evil to win is for good  people  to do nothing."

Does your vote count....you bet your "free" life on it!

Lloyd Rogers

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