April 16, 2014

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Republican Deb Sheldon files to follow Katie Stine in State Senate

Republican Deb Sheldon (left) has filed her paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State and will enter the Republican primary. She is running for the State Senate.

Race pits lifelong Republican and Army veteran against trial attorney

Lifelong Republican Deb Sheldon filed paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State on January 28 to formally enter the Republican primary to follow retiring State Senate Pro Temp Katie Stine.

Homemade ice cream by The Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

It is the middle of January and we are getting more snow. We have had our share of winter weather this month. My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth didn’t go back to the factories until January 9 because of all the snow we got. They had a longer holiday break than they expected. The school’s doors also stayed closed for three more days after their Christmas vacation. The house seemed really quiet on January 9 when everyone finally left for the day again.

Here’s a cold day remedy

By Lovina Eicher

Cold winter days - and there have been plenty in the Midwest this winter - are a perfect time for a hearty, simmer soup.

Kentucky Labor Cabinet warns employers of increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Wintry weather and extremely cold temperatures mean an increased chance of cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning in the workplace. When fuel-burning equipment or tools are used in buildings or in semi-enclosed spaces without ventilation, workers can become ill or die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

“Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it doesn’t have an odor or a taste,” said Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts. “It becomes an increased hazard when workplaces start shutting windows and doors to keep out the cold weather.”

Medical Directory 2014

Faulkner announces candidacy for Pendleton County Judge Executive


A great American once said, “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” It is with this leadership philosophy that I, Lee R. Faulkner, Jr., announce my candidacy for Pendleton County Judge Executive. As a lifelong resident of Pendleton County I have dedicated my life to the betterment of the community.

Hart announces candidacy for State Representative, 78th House District

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.

Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

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.

Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week

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.


I have owned a dog of some type all my life. I prefer hounds or terriers. They are so friendly and gentle. None of the dogs I have ever owned were valuable. Whatever value my dogs had, came from the love and attention they gave me. They were always glad to see me early in the morning or late at night. My dogs were content to let me boss and never challenged or took offense to anything I did. They make me feel important. Whenever the world seemed to be falling apart, all I had to do to see that someone cared was to whistle for my dog and he would come wagging his tail.