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Ohio County Schools Earn Proficient/Progressing Status

HARTFORD, Ky. (10/5/15) — The Kentucky Department of Education released 2014-2015 test results, and the Ohio County School district once again earned a Proficient/Progressing classification. The Ohio County School District received an overall score of 69.6, and a percentile rank of 89. Just as in previous school years, Kentucky schools were measured based on students’ performance on state tests and other fa ...

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Ohio County Traffic Advisory

ROCKPORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to place a lane and load width restriction on the US 62 Green River Bridge at Rockport on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The lane restriction and 9 ft. load width restriction is to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. A climb team and a snooper truck will be used to help the inspection. Motorists can expect to encounter one lan ...

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Fiscal Court Updates Mack Auction, Adds Road To Rural Waterline List

At the last Ohio County Fiscal Court meeting of September, the court received the library board's tax rates, gave details on its Mack Truck auction, handled jail business and added a road to the Rural Waterline Priority List. — Jon Johnson, president of the Ohio County Public Library Board of Directors, came before the court to present it with the Library Board's property tax rates for 2015. Johnson told th ...

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Friday’s Shows Cancelled At Blue Moon Bluegrass Festival

BEAVER DAM, Ky. (10/2/15) — Mother Nature must not be a Bluegrass fan as the rain has forced the Ohio County and Beaver Dam Tourism Commissions to cancel the rest of Friday's shows at the Blue Moon Bluegrass Festival. Everything will be on schedule tomorrow, Oct. 3. Music will kick off at 10 a.m. with Gaining Ground. The rest of the schedule for tomorrow looks like this: 11:30 a.m. Jeff Hardesty & Randy ...

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Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission Announces Lease Of Rochester Dam

HARTFORD, Ky. (10/2/15) — Effective October 1, the Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission (RDRWC) will begin a 25 year management lease with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to preserve Green River Lock and Dam No. 3, known as Rochester Dam. This lease will enable RDRWC to protect and preserve the pool level which is a vital water supply for the region. The pool of Green River Lock and Dam No. 3 prov ...

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Young’s Hardware & Furniture Closing after 85 Years

BEAVER DAM, Ky. (9/30/15) — Since 1930, Young’s Hardware & Furniture in Beaver Dam has helped provide its customers with the supplies needed to tackle anything from simple do-it-yourself repairs to big renovation projects.  But its 85-year run will soon be over as the store has announced it's going out of business and will be closing its doors forever on Oct. 10. The announcement came in a letter, dated ...

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KSP Promotes 52 Officers, Including Ohio Co. Native

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/30/15) — The Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 52 officers throughout the state at a ceremony held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Three lieutenant colonels, four majors, eight captains, 13 lieutenants and 24 sergeants were commissioned. Included in the 24 sergeants commissioned was a former Ohio Co. native. Major Michael P. Crawford was promoted to lieut ...

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Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins Oct. 1

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/30/15) — The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is using noses and paws to catch arsonists as the fall wildfire season, which runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, gets underway. During the wildfire hazard season outdoor burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland. Bloodhounds trained to investigate arson cases will be available for the secon ...

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Deadline To Register To Vote In Nov. 3 Election Is Oct. 5

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/29/15) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election is Monday, Oct. 5. “Kentucky is at its best when all citizens are engaged,” said Grimes. “With less than one week left to register to vote in the November 3rd election, I hope all eligible voters will make sure they are registered an ...

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Beaver Dam Arrest Reports Released – Sept. 30

BEAVER DAM, Ky. (9/29/15) —The Beaver Dam Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Sept. 30. Tammy Smith, 41, was charged Sept. 9 with speeding, 15 mph over. Shawn Howell, 24, was charged Sept. 8 on a warrant for failure to appear. Helen McKinney, 44, was charged Sept. 9 with theft by unlawful taking under $500 - shoplifting. Christina Edge, 29, was charged Aug. 27 with fraudulent use of ...

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