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OC Fiscal Court approves family lifetime contract at golf course

The Ohio County Fiscal Court approved the first lifetime membership of the Ohio County Community Golf Course, but not without some spirited discussion. During the July 8 meeting of the fiscal court, Second District Magistrate, and head of the Golf Course Committee, Jason Bullock brought a proposal before the court that would see the Ohio Community Golf Course sell lifetime memberships to raise money to pay ...

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Ohio Co. police report for July 30

All information is public record. Beaver Dam Police Department On July 14, Keith Wiltfang, 22, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). On July 14, Matthew Swan, 18, was charged with two counts of third degree burglary and two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500. On July 14, Huston Maggard, 19, was charged with third degree burglary. On July 14, Brandon Hearld, 20, was charged with ...

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State Route 505 reopened to traffic

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, State Route 505 has reopened to traffic at mile point 6.487. State Route 505/Baizetown-Windy Hill Road had been closed to allow construction of a new overpass across the Western Kentucky Parkway. Construction of the new overpass is complete and it opened to traffic at about 11:30 a.m., today. The contractor will continue some finish work around the bridge si ...

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KSP charges man with arson after trailer fire

A Central City man is in jail on charges of arson after a mobile home fire in Beaver Dam. According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police (KSP), the KSP received information about a recent mobile home fire on Mine Fork Road in Beaver Dam. The owner of the mobile home reported she came home to find her mobile home had burned down. No one reported the fire to the authorities until it was discovere ...

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Family Wellness Center fundraiser to host Derek Anderson, Aaron Kizer

Submitted by the Ohio County Family Wellness Center The Ohio County Family Wellness Center is excited to bring the premier event of the year to Ohio County. Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. we will be hosting our Annual Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction at the Ohio County High School. Why is this the premier event of the year?  Start the night off with a fabulous dinner catered by Sara Michaels Events, ...

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KSP arrests local man on drug charges

After discovering several one-step meth labs, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrested a Beaver Dam man Sunday night. KSP Trooper Billy Begley received information on drug activity on U.S. Highway 231 in Ohio County. Around 9:20 p.m. Sunday night, after speaking with homeowner, Troopers Begley, Jeremy Baker and Charles Hedgespeth were given consent to search. During the search, three, one-step meth labs wer ...

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Beaver Dam man arrested trying to sell stolen gun

A Beaver Dam man was arrested on gun charges after a sting operation by the Ohio County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). During the early evening hours of Saturday, July 26, detectives with the OCSD learned there was a person who wanted to sell a stolen gun. Detectives decided to conduct a sting operation in the 1700 Block of U.S. Highway 231 South in the Beaver Dam area. Detectives identified the suspect as Je ...

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School Board to buy iPads for eighth grade

The Ohio County School Board approved a motion to buy iPads for the entire eighth grade class last Thursday. At a past meeting, schools superintendent Scott Lewis told the board members the Board of Education was looking into a way to buy iPads for the eighth grade class, without using general fund money. At the July 24 school board meeting, Lewis said the Board of Education found the money to buy the iPads ...

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Beaver Dam man arrested on DUI, drug charges

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrested a Beaver Dam man early Sunday morning on DUI and drug charges after a traffic stop. According to a press release from the KSP, Sunday morning around 12 a.m., Trooper Charles Hedgespeth observed a vehicle, driven by Bradley Wayne Durbin, make a turn without using a signal and later saw Durbin's vehicle cross the center line. Hedgespeth stopped the vehicle and after an ...

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Possibility of severe weather for Ohio Co. this afternoon

According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, Ohio County is under a slight risk for severe weather this afternoon. Strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, especially south of the Ohio River. Clouds are expected to partially clear across the area before showers and thunderstorms redevelop. Storms will initially start out as scattered and then begin to come together into bowl ...

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