July 28, 2014

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Meyer seeks election as magistrate Print E-mail

I am a lifelong resident of Pendleton County and live on a small farm on Crooked Creek Road with my husband, Luke, and my son, Lincoln, who attends Southern Elementary.

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Connect to end multiple sclerosis during MS Awareness Week Print E-mail

Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way.  MS destroys connections, divides minds from bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another.  Therefore, it’s only fitting that connections would be its greatest enemy.  As more connections are formed, more knowledge is shared, more questions asked, more resources gathered, and more hope is provided to help people with MS move their lives forward.

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BBB tips on securing your personal data Print E-mail
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PC magistrates welcomed in Frankfort Print E-mail
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Public meetings set for proposal to lift boat motor restrictions on six small lakes Print E-mail

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a series of public meetings to discuss a proposal to lift motor restrictions on several small department-owned lakes in the state.

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Bill to block Bluegrass Pipeline use of eminent domain advances to cheers Print E-mail

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly Print E-mail

With this year’s legislative session passing the halfway point last week, the pace of legislation moving between the House and Senate is set to pick up significantly in the days ahead.

Several bills have already cleared the General Assembly or are expected to soon.

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Accreditation of 911 Dispatch Center recognized Print E-mail

Magistrates, dispatchers and emergency manager pose with a banner of celebration. Front row, from left: Dispatchers Carla Mains, Jackie Stephens, Teresa Rick, Angie Wright, L.R. Faulkner, Emergency Manager Mike Moore. Back row: Magistrates Alan Whaley, Gary Veirs, Bob Fogle, David Fields. Photo by Roger McKinney.

Severe Weather Awareness Week proclaimed

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Pendleton County Emergency Manager Mike Moore addressed the judge and magistrates of the Pendleton County Fiscal Court concerning the completion of the accreditation process by the 911 Dispatch Center.

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Do efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse drive users to heroin? Print E-mail

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions

By Tessie Castillo, The Fix

Let’s face it. Our country has a pill problem. Some blame our prescription addiction on an aging population of baby boomers with pain needs. Others point to the frantic pace of work and home obligations that make it easier to pop a capsule than to embrace lifestyle changes. The pharmaceutical industry’s aggressive marketing efforts to doctors and patients likely play a role. But however our affair with pills developed, the relationship has turned deadly. Prescription painkiller use has skyrocketed 300% over the past decade, and currently more than 12 million Americans take pain relievers simply to get high. Equally disturbing, the dramatic growth in the availability of prescription opiates has mirrored a surge in heroin use. Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates now start by misusing prescriptions.

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Cockfighting enthusiasts angry with McConnell for supporting farm bill that stiffens penalties Print E-mail

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