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OC Fiscal Court gets good news from Big Rivers, buys HVAC unit for VFW

At the Oct. 14 meeting of the Ohio County Fiscal Court, the court approved claims for a coal severance project, accepted the 2014 sheriff's property tax bill, re-appointed a Library Board member, received good news from Big Rivers and agreed to install a fire hydrant on Liberty Road. — Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston informed the court it had to approve the future claims for the City of McHenry’s ...

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Secretary Grimes reminds Write-In Candidates of filing deadline

The deadline to file to be a write-in candidate in the November 4 General Election is October 24 and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding interested individuals to turn in their paperwork and filing fee to the appropriate filing officer. “I recommend candidates file in advance of the deadline in case filing papers need to be corrected,” said Grimes. Kentucky law does not provide an opport ...

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Meet the Candidates: C.B. Embry, Jr., candidate for State Senate District 6

Submitted by C.B. Embry, Jr., Republican candidate for State Senate District 6 I am a candidate for 6th District State Senator subject to the November General Election. The District takes in Ohio, Butler, Muhlenberg and Hopkins Counties. My wife and I have been property owners and tax payers in Ohio County for over 50 years. Having served on the local level as Mayor of Beaver Dam, on the county level as a t ...

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Meet the Candidates: Will Cox, candidate for State Senate District 6

Submitted by Will Cox, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 6 My name is William M. Cox, Jr., but those who know me best just call me Will.  I am a Democrat running to represent you in the Kentucky State Senate.  Along with Ohio County, the Sixth Senate District is comprised of Butler, Hopkins, and Muhlenberg Counties.  The seat is currently held by State Senator Jerry Rhoads, who is retiring at t ...

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Fall breeding season increases deer movement

Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives. At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists. About half of all collisions between vehicles and deer in Kentucky occur over the last three months of the calendar year, according to ...

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In case you missed it: Oct. 12-18

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS KSP: Missing woman found Motorists advised to watch for deer on the move Accident on Rockport Bridge on 62 W Rep. Thompson honored as a 'Friend of Ky. Cities' OCHS looks to score money, concert by The Band Perry with your help Beaver Dam Dairy Queen part of credit card hack In-person absentee voting opening for No.v 4 General Election Ky. Dept. for Public Health leading st ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Oct. 17

Real estate transfers:  Jeffrey D. and Merrill A. Schlitt to Land, Inc. 26.787 acres in Ohio County, Ky. David, Mary, Nametta, Peggy, Randy and Timothy Allen to Vernon and Janice House Tract in Ohio County, Ky. Ron and Joan Kessel to Vernon and Janice House Tract in Ohio County, Ky. John and Rachel Allen Gilpin to Vernon and Janice House Tract in Ohio County, Ky. Ken and Jane Kaiser to Vernon and Janice Hou ...

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State’s jobless rate plummets to 6.7%; biggest one-month drop since 1976

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment rates since 1976, when the current ...

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Ky. Dept. for Public Health leading state’s ebola preparedness efforts

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of Ebola in the state in the unlikely event of such an occurrence. There have been no cases of Ebola reported in Kentucky at this time. “We understand tha ...

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In-person absentee voting opening for Nov. 4 General Election

Eligible voters in many Kentucky counties may already cast absentee votes for the November 4, 2014, General Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include: • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens ...

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