September 2, 2014

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Love seeks re-election to city council Print E-mail



For those who do not know me, my name is Stanley W. Love. I live at 516 Beech Street, Falmouth, Ky. I am running for re-election to city council. My wife and I have been married 48 years and in that time have raised seven children. We are proud grandparents and great-grandparents. I am a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army for eight years. My wife and I attend Antioch Mills Christian Church where our son Lonnie is youth minister.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eager to “adopt” your student’s ideas Print E-mail

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.

Students across the commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

“Increasing environmental awareness and stewardship among children is the goal of this program. Our hope is to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors concerning a growing problem with litter,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “A pleasing change of scenery can be accomplished with your child’s help.”

Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting KYTC’s Office of Public Affairs at (502)546-3419.

The form is also available online at, where you can click on the “Art Contest Deadline” link.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2014.


Children, Inc. announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program Print E-mail

Children Inc. Announces participation of Family Day Care Homes in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Students reminded to be aware of fire hazards Print E-mail

As students from across the Commonwealth pack up their belongings to move from home into college dormitories and off-campus housing, Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky state fire marshal are asking both parents and students to take the threat of fire seriously.

Governor Beshear has proclaimed September as Campus Fire Safety Month. “Awareness, education and enforcement of safety and security measures are vital to keeping our young adults safe,” said Gov. Beshear. “This awareness month provides an opportunity for schools and communities to educate students about the dangers of fire and their role in creating a fire safe environment.”

State jumps 45 places in entrepreneur ranking Print E-mail

After being near the bottom a year ago, Kentucky’s entrepreneurial climate is now one of the best in the nation.

Governor Steve Beshear announced the annual State Entrepreneurship Index (SEI) ranked Kentucky fourth in the country for its ability to create businesses. The Commonwealth climbed 45 places from its ranking of 49th last year.

Pendleton County goes down in history with George Washington Print E-mail

Pendleton County makes a proud appearance in a newly released Kindle book The Washingtons: A Family History, Volume One. The author is Justin Glenn, Ph.D., retired Professor of Classics at Florida State University, who is himself a distant cousin of George Washington and the Registrar of The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants.

Senator McConnell on Protecting Our Infants Act Print E-mail

By Senator Mitch McConnell

Kentucky has a growing prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse problem, and the scope of the problem is shocking. Our state has the nation’s third-highest mortality rate from drug overdoses, which are largely driven by prescription painkillers. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, about one thousand Kentuckians a year fatally overdose on drugs, that’s more than are lost to fatal car crashes. Heroin deaths continue to climb and accounted for 32 percent of the drug overdose deaths last year.

Fiscal Court meeting agenda Print E-mail

Pendleton County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., August 26, 2014. Tentative agenda will go as follows: Call to order, prayer, pledge, approval of agenda, approval of minutes, approval of treasure's report, Sheriff's Tax Audit approval, surplus property resolution declaration, set 2014 county and mental health tax rate at compensating rate same rate as 2013, approve airport improvement agreement with FAA, Colvin's Bend Bridge agreement with rural and municipal aid, discuss disposal of county grader through online auction, transfers, pay bills, closing remarks by Judge Bertram/magistrates (local issues conf.) and adjourn.


Veterans Benefits Office opening in Maysville Print E-mail

Mason County will become the latest Kentucky county with in-person benefits assistance to local veterans and their families.

“We want to ensure that every veteran in Kentucky has access to a benefits counselor close to home,” said Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA).  “This new office makes it easier for Mason County veterans to get that assistance.”

Robin Williams, a tragic ending to a beautiful life Print E-mail

In the end, comic relief wasn't enough for the man who provided it to untold millions.

If early reports are correct, on Monday, August 11 comedian/actor/motormouth genius Robin Williams became one of the roughly 39 thousand Americans who die by suicide each year, roughly someone every 13 minutes. Mr. Williams' media representative said he had been battling depression, a serious mental illness that affects about 25 million people every year (only half receive treatment for it), and stories also noted that he recently had checked himself back into rehab over concerns about his sobriety.


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