April 18, 2014

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Pendleton Fiscal Court meeting agenda Print E-mail

Pendleton County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., January 28, 2014. Tentative agenda will go as follows: Call to order, prayer, pledge, approval of agenda, approval of minutes, presentation of treasure's report, District six Rural Secondary Presentation, Justice Center salt (Cameron Courtney), approve part-time Animal Control Officer, sheriff's closeout and excess fees, HRA letter to all county employees, update on Catawba Bridge, first reading of the Amending Horse Ordinance 841.1, transfers, pay bills, closing remarks by Judge Bertram/magistrates and adjourn.

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Safe and easy snow removal for winter Print E-mail

Keeping your property maintained during and after a snowfall is crucial. But handle snow and ice safely, as some of the risk involved comes from the removal process itself -- manually shoveling after a heavy snowfall can be dangerously strenuous.

Opting for a snowblower can help you avoid risk, as well as get the job done faster. If you have a larger area to clear, you’ll especially want to consider motorizing your snow removal efforts.

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State Representative Tom McKee files for re-election to 78th House District Print E-mail

State Representative Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana) has announced he is filing for reelection to House District #78. Rep. McKee represents Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson and portions of Campbell County. His new district for election purposes will include Harrison, Pendleton and portions of Scott County including Georgetown. He is pictured with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

State Representative Tom McKee, one of the state’s top farm leaders as chairman of the House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Small Business Committee, has filed for another two-year term serving the 78th House District, he recently announced.

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The impact of West Virginia chemical spill to Kentucky drinking water continues to diminish Print E-mail

The lengthy plume of the chemical known as 4-MCHM made its way down the Ohio River with the leading edge in Louisville early Friday morning. Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) officials say tests show the levels of the chemical are below the threshold established as a threat to public health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“We have no indication that there have been, or will be, issues or risks to Kentucky residents,” said DEP Commissioner R. Bruce Scott. “Our staff scientists continue to receive samples and test water from the Ohio River and the final treated drinking water. Based on the latest data, we expect levels below detection in the treated drinking water.”

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Northern KY Gentiva named honors recipient Print E-mail

Gentiva’s Northern Kentucky branch, has been named a 2013 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing those home health agencies that provide the best patient experience.

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Richie Farmer receives two-year prison sentence Print E-mail

By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader

Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty last year to misusing state resources during his tenure as Kentucky's agriculture commissioner.

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KSP fifth grade student poster contest targets missing children Print E-mail

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is calling all fifth grade students to compete in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. KSP will select one nominee from Kentucky to participate in the national level competition. The Kentucky nominee will receive an Award of Excellence from KSP and their poster will be prominently displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in KSP’s Safety Town Exhibit.

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Book review of “Born Country” Print E-mail

No doubt anyone drawn to the music of the group Alabama will want to read “Born Country: How Faith, Family, and Music Brought Me Home” by Randy Owen with Allen Bucker.

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Optometrists offer tips on how to deal with dry eye caused by winter weather Print E-mail

Cold winter weather arrived early this year. It not only dries out your skin, it also can contribute to dry eye.

“The tears your eyes normally produce are important for your overall eye health and vision,” said Dr. Matthew Burchett, an optometrist with the Eye Care Center, which has eight offices in Central Kentucky. He also is president of the Kentucky Optometric Association. “When your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the tears don’t have the right chemical composition, you may experience stinging and itchy, scratchy eyes.”

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Republican leaders come to Falmouth Print E-mail

Pictured from left: PC Chairman Billy Matthews, House Minority Whip John Carney, Falmouth Mayor and former PC Chairman Mark Hart, Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson, former PC Chairman Bill Roseberry.

Republican Party officials from Frankfort traveled to Falmouth to meet with three Republican Party Chairmen on January 15, two former and one current.

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