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Gov. Beshear, Rep. Rogers launch statewide broadband network

Reliable, high-speed Internet is coming to every county of the state, and supporters say the broadband project will be the key catalyst for profound and sweeping growth in job creation, health access and education.  To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired, I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials and hundreds of citizens gathered at ...

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State Treasurer may have your missing money

One Louisville woman discovered an unclaimed insurance policy worth $4000 while a young man from Fayette County found a $50 utility deposit refund that he’d forgotten about.  Those are just a couple of the hundreds of stories behind the thousands of claims started at the Treasure Finders booth during the 12 days of the just completed Kentucky State Fair. “We helped fairgoers file a record 5000 claims worth ...

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Online petition started for county-wide wet/dry vote

The residents of Beaver Dam won’t be the only ones to have a chance to sign a wet/dry petition. At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Hartford City Council, Chase Vincent, Executive Director of the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA), announced his plans to start collecting signatures for a county-wide wet/dry vote. As the executive director of OCEDA, and the president of the Ohio County Chamber of Co ...

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KSP increasing patrols during Labor Day weekend

The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways.  Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time period. The 2015 Labor Day enforce ...

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Undercover sting leads to drug arrest

An undercover sting operation carried out by deputies of the Ohio County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) resulted in the arrest of an Owensboro woman who was trafficking Schedule II narcotics in the Hartford/Beaver Dam area. According to a press release from the OCSD, the investigation began on August 4 when deputies received information Lora Cruse, 35, of the 2600 block of Wimsatt Court in Owensboro, wanted to ...

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Promise Home granted permit to open homeless shelter

Nine months ago, Angela Porter-Stewart, the vice chair of The Promise Home, Inc., stood in front of the Joint Board of Adjustments (JBOA) and asked its members to grant her a conditional use permit to open and operate a homeless shelter in Hartford. That Nov. 13 meeting, which can be read about here (, was filled ...

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In case you missed it: Aug. 23-29

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS Joint investigation leads to Ohio Co. man's arrest BD Tourism & OC Artists Guild present Picnic in the Park 2015 Aug. 29 OC Fiscal court auctions truck, approves property tax rates Ohio Co. police report for Aug. 26 Johnston gives update on county mowing KOHS joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities Base repairs, paving along KY 69 starts Aug. 31 ...

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Magistrates fund more projects with surplus money

After allocating $153,630 of 2014-2015 Fiscal Year surplus money, the magistrates of the Ohio County Fiscal Court met once again to hear from those seeking funds and allocate the remaining surplus money. The magistrates met on Aug.11 to allocate the remaining $205,329 of the 2014-2015 year-end surplus money. The first request they looked at was $12,500 for the animal shelter. The animal shelter requested th ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Aug. 28

Real estate transfers: Tamela M. Gregory to Leo Ferrell Tract or parcel in the City of Hartford, Ky. Brian L. and Tamela M. Ziliak to Leo Ferrell Tract or parcel in the City of Hartford, Ky. Beverly and Beverly Duke James to Jessica L. Renfrow 116 Frederica St. in Hartford, Ky. Alice and Alice Duke Shephard to Jessica L. Renfrow 116 Frederica St. in Hartford, Ky. James B. Shephard to Jessica L. Renfrow 116 ...

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Jobless rates down in 115 Ky. counties in July 2015

Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between July 2014 and July 2015, but rose in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Owen counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone County, 4.3 perc ...

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