April 19, 2014

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We live in an age in which it is almost impossible to get today’s teenagers to understand that there is a strong correlation between money and work. They have difficulty in realizing that the harder one works the more money he makes; the harder one studies in school the higher his marks should be; and, that credit cards and checks do not magically produce cash.

Former employee’s feelings on contracting custodial work
PC Fiscal Court meeting agenda Print E-mail

Pendleton County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 8, 2014.

Tentative agenda will go as follows: Call to order, prayer, pledge, approval of agenda, approval of minutes, presentation of treasure's report, recreation commission funding request, resolution supporting Ambulance District CDBG Grant, verbal support of soil conservation plan to assist county with nature preserve, contract with John Gosney providing radio tower maintenance, affiliation agreement with Pendleton County Search and Rescue, first reading of addressing  Ordinance Amendment, recommended award of Butler Sewer Project Bid, Pendleton County Fair Board request, transfers, pay bills, closing remarks by Judge Bertram/magistrates and adjourn.

Try this fresh maple custard pie by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

It is the first day of spring.  The temperature is staying around the freezing mark this morning. I am hoping we will see some sun to make it seem more like spring.

Fool the Family with Meatloaf Mashed Potato Cupcakes
Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

If there is one issue that binds today’s legislators with our counterparts who served more than two centuries ago, it’s finding ways to improve Kentucky’s roads.

From repairing potholes to building new bridges, the state is always looking for ways to make it easier for people to get where they need to go as quickly and as safely as possible.


Entertainment for Americans throughout history, and especially this century, has been and continues to be extremely important. In the 1900s recreation centered on churches and school.  Social functions surfaced in the form of pie and box suppers, revival services, school plays, games, and just family and neighborhood gatherings. The bulk of the population was not afforded the luxury of travel and therefore had to seek the people and experiences of other cultures and places through books. They later were able to use another media. This media came about with the invention of the moving picture show. People were able to see and hear individuals of other cultures that were heretofore impossible. Both men and women could have vicarious romances with beauties of Hollywood and never leave their home towns.

Should the U.S. become involved in Crimea against the Russians?

First a few rudimentary facts about Crimea: Crimea is a peninsula jutting into the huge Black Sea. Crimea is about the size of Maryland. It is part of the Ukraine nation which has a land mass about the size of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee combined. Ukraine is a divided nation in that its citizens in the eastern half lean toward aligning with Russia while its citizens in the western half lean toward aligning with the European Union (EU). Ukraine is thus squeezed by the authoritarian state of Russia on one side and the more democratic nations of the EU on the other.

Review of “The Round House”

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich is set in 1988 on the Ojibwe Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This coming of age story is a bittersweet tale that gives the reader a glimpse into reservation life.

Bob Fogle seeks third term as Third District Magistrate

Bob Fogle with granddaughter India.

I, Bob Fogle, have filed to run for the position of Third District Magistrate. If elected, this will be my third term as your magistrate. I am a lifelong resident of Pendleton County. I married my high school sweetheart Becky Faulkner Fogle in 1974 and we enjoyed 31 years together, owning a cattle and tobacco farm in Morgan and raising our three daughters. Our family business, Becky's Flower Basket, celebrated its 18th year of service in Pendleton County this year (2014).