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Ohio Co. under Slight Risk for severe weather

It seems the bitter cold temperatures and snow showers may be finished for the time being, but Ohio County now has to face the threat of severe thunderstorms. According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, Ohio County and the surrounding area is under a Slight Risk to see severe weather Thursday and Thursday night. The main time frame for severe weather potential appears to be from lat ...

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Fiscal Court approves bid for new police cruiser

During its Mar. 24 meeting, the Ohio County Fiscal Court approved the sheriff's department application for a grant, discussed an inter-local law enforcement agreement and accepted a bid on a new police cruiser. — Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty came before the court seeking approval of a resolution allowing the sheriff’s department to apply for a grant to receive money for equipment. The grant is from the ...

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OC Fiscal Court passes tax break resolutions, waives rent for KCTCS

During the Mar. 24 meeting of the Ohio County Fiscal Court, the court passed two resolutions providing tax breaks to local businesses, approved the Judge-Executive's Assistant to sign checks, heard from OCAMP and waived the rent of a Community Center tenant. — Geary Hall, senior director at River Valley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center and a representative of Ohio County Alliance for Methampheta ...

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Jobless rates down in 119 Ky. counties in Feb. 2015

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County stayed the same, 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 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 4 percent; Oldham, Scott and S ...

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Litter pickup crews along area highways starting this week

Several litter pickup contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plan to start work along interstates and parkways across Western Kentucky this week. A crew plans to start on Interstate 24 at the Ohio River Bridge at mile point 0.0 today and work eastward to the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line. Other crews will be starting litter pickup efforts along the Purchase Parkway, the Pennyrile Parkway, the N ...

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Ohio Co. youth starts a library in Africa

Submitted Skyla Ross set out to collect 1,000 books and $500 to start a primary community library in South Africa as part of the African Library Project. Over 1,000 books were collected through February and March, and donations to ship the library are being collected through the end of April.  Skyla used all the money earned through selling Girl Scout cookies to help get the library shipped to and created a ...

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In case you missed it: Mar. 22-28

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS New vehicle registration system saves time, energy Fiscal Court buys road equipment, replaces weather sirens Fiscal Court discusses golf course upgrades, hires animal shelter employee Real estate transfers for Ohio Co. Mar. 26 'Strong oder of marijuana' leads to Beaver Dam woman's arrest BD Police arrest Ohio Co. woman after fight Gov. Beshear proclaims Mar. 30 Vietnam Vet ...

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Gov. Beshear proclaims Mar. 30 Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a proclamation naming Monday, March 30, 2015, to be Vietnam Veterans’ Day in Kentucky. “During the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, it is important that we encourage Kentuckians to reach out to the Vietnam Veterans in our communities to recognize, honor and thank them,” said Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA). “Vi ...

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BD Police arrest Ohio Co. woman after fight

A Cromwell woman was arrested on Wednesday, after the Beaver Dam Police Department (BDPD) was called to a residence about a fight. According to a press release, the BDPD were called to the 100 block of North Mulberry Street in Beaver Dam about a fight. When officers arrived, they could hear screaming from inside the residence. After entering the residence, two women were found to be fighting.  The homeowner ...

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‘Strong odor of marijuana’ leads to Beaver Dam woman’s arrest

A Beaver Dam woman is in jail facing drug charges after officers smelled marijuana coming from an open window in her home. According to the Beaver Dam Police Department (BDPD), on Wednesday, around 3:15 p.m., the BDPD received a call about a strong odor of marijuana on the corner of West Third Street and Central Avenue. When officers arrived at the location, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana comin ...

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