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Hart announces candidacy for State Representative, 78th House District Print E-mail

Falmouth Mayor Mark Hart announced his candidacy for State Representative, 78th House District on January 21. Pictured from left: Mark Hart and Senate President Pro Temp Katie Stine.

Mark Hart of Falmouth, Ky., filed his candidacy papers seeking election to the 78th District House Seat on January 21 at the Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort, Ky. Mr. Hart was accompanied by Chairman Billy Matthews, Pendleton County Republican Party and Vice-Chairman Sam Pierce, Harrison County Republican Party, who respectfully signed his application to run for this office.

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly Print E-mail

Every so often during a legislative session, the Kentucky House of Representatives will take a moment to pay tribute to a select group of people who are doing their part to move Kentucky forward.

With that in mind, I was proud to sponsor a resolution last week that recognized our charitable food banks, which were also honored during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week Print E-mail

The 2014 Regular Session is now in full swing and job creation, education, health and safety issues and good government are among the priorities emerging. As a member of leadership I have been focused on making  committee assignments for proposed legislation to ensure that each issue is addressed by the committee of corresponding jurisdiction. Committee meetings are taking place each morning and then the full Senate meets each afternoon. In between, I continued meeting with constituents and stake holders regarding a myriad of issues. I have been especially focused on the rising rate of heroin addiction, overdose deaths, and other drug related crimes in our community.

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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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