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The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS Beaver Dam recognized as 2015 Playful City USA community Ohio Co. to receive grant money to promote school readiness State fire marshal reminds to 'proceed with caution' this Independence Day PSC approves settlement in KU, LG&E rate cases Ohio Co. police report for July 1 KSP ramps up 2015 July 4th holiday enforcement Ohio Co. real estate transfers for July 2 State Pro ...

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Ohio Co. man arrested for drug possession, DUI

After a traffic stop, a Fordsville man was arrested for drug possession and DUI by the Kentucky State Police (KSP). According to a press release from the KSP, last night, around 8:45 p.m., the KSP pulled over a 2004 Jeep Cherokee in the 700 block of Ridge Road in Fordsville. The driver, Bryn K. Aud, 58, of Fordsville, was stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence. During the course of the traffic ...

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Beaver Dam man arrested on rape charges

A Beaver Dam man is facing multiple sex charges, including rape, after a month-long investigation by the Ohio County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). According to a press release from the OCSD, in late June, they began investigating alleged child sexual abuse occurring on Horton Spur Road in Beaver Dam. The investigation revealed these crimes occurred between 2012 and June 2015. The three juvenile victims range ...

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Fiscal Court buys cruiser, closes road, hires contract mower

At its June 23 meeting, the Ohio County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a new cruiser for the sheriff's department, approved an infrastructure project in the Fourth District, changed the status of an employee, closed a section of a road and contracted more mowing help. — Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty approached the court about purchasing a new vehicle for the department. Beatty explained his office ...

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Public Hearing Notice for the McHenry Fire Station Project

Public Hearing Notice McHenry Fire Station Project To all interested citizens of McHenry, KY: The Kentucky Department for Local Government is accepting application material under the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City of McHenry, KY intends to apply for assistance to construct a new fire station for the McHenry Fire Department. The City of McHenry, KY will hold a public hearing ...

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DPH offers tips for a safe, healthy summer enjoying Kentucky’s water resources

This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky’s abundant water resources. Over the past several years, concerted efforts have been made to im ...

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UPDATE – Sparks In The Park 2015: Where can I watch the fireworks?

***UPDATE 7-3-15 5:15 p.m. The City of Beaver Dam has announced the FREE fireworks will be set off around 9 p.m., instead of 9:30 p.m. as reported earlier. The time change was made in an effort to set off the fireworks a little earlier for those with children. For those who will be attending the concert at the amphitheater, gates will open at 5 p.m. Following Chris Janson, Aaron Tippin is scheduled to take ...

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Magistrates question money spent on golf course

At the June 23 meeting of the Ohio County Fiscal Court, two magistrates had some questions about money spent on the Ohio County Community Golf Course. During the time to approve the bills, claims, payments and transfers, Fifth District Magistrate Larry Morphew had a question about $8,280.52 spent on tables and chairs for the Ohio County Community Golf Course. Morphew wanted to know how the county paid for t ...

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State Property Tax rate unchanged for 2015

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.  This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2014 to 2015. If the revenue increase is more th ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for July 2

Real estate transfers: Robert Wesley Robey to Keith E. and Amy J. Pickerill Tract near Fordsville, Ky. Sean and Jacqueline Ladonna Steele to Nationstar Mortgage LLC Tract in Ohio Co., Ky.   Master Commissioner to Nationstar Mortgage LLC Tract in Ohio Co., Ky. Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Nationstar Mortgage LLC Tract in Ohio Co., Ky. Jeffrey D. Deborah K. Embry to John D. and Edna B. White Tract on Liber ...

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