April 18, 2014

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Gear Up for Game-Day with Buffalo Chicken Sliders
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How does this Winter compare with the Winters in 1977 and 1978 and 1963?

Stanley Bishop driving his truck in the winter of 1978 near Hayes Station Road and pictured in the back, from left, Brian Crouch and James O’Hara.

Introduction

When Janice and I left Butler for Florida on January 3, it was 2 above zero. According to our neighbors, the temperature that day did not get above 8 above and fell to 10 below that night. And, as you are well aware, it has been a relatively cold and snowy winter thus far. We began to wonder how this winter compared to other unusually cold and snowy ones. We talked with some old timers and consulted with Ms. Cheri  Figgins, Director of the Pendleton County Public Library which has files of most, if not all, of The Falmouth Outlooks. Following are our findings:

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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.

 
The Amish Cook prepares venison summer sausage

By Lovina Eicher

Happy New Year to all you wonderful readers. I hope 2014 will be a great year for everyone!

Here in Michigan 2014 is bringing us frigid temperatures and lots of snow.  Around eight inches of new snow was dumped on us New Year’s Day.  It made for some very pretty scenery. This morning our mercury on the thermometer dipped way down to minus 14 degrees. It only warmed up to 13 degrees all day.

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Spice up the Party with Chorizo Sausage Poppers
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Safe and easy snow removal for winter

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

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

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

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

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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