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Ohio Co. in line for rain, accumulating snow Wednesday

Just when you think winter might be over, Mother Nature sends another shot your way. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Louisville, a slow moving cold front will produce two to three inches of rain Tuesday into Wednesday, with locally higher amounts possible. This amount of rain, combined with saturated ground and melting snow will likely lead to flooding issues. There is also the possibilit ...

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In case you missed it: Feb. 22-28

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS WK Pkwy service area rest rooms closed starting Wed.  2014 crime statistics for City of Beaver Dam kynect special enrollment period scheduled to avoid tax penalties Kentucky's reduction in uninsured adults ranks 2nd in U.S. Fiscal Court helps sheriff shore up fleet Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Feb. 27 Gov. Beshear signs Severe Weather Awareness proclamation Ohio Co. ...

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Ohio Co. man charged with additional felonies

An Ohio County man, already facing 20 counts of arson, is facing more felony charges after an investigation into a 2012 fire. On Thursday, Feb. 26, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Detective Mike Smith charged Elmer Duncan, 50, of Rockport, with one count of first degree arson, one count of first degree burglary and two counts of first degree criminal mischief. All are felony charges. According to a press releas ...

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Gov. Beshear signs Severe Weather Awareness proclamation

Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed March as “Severe Weather Awareness Month in Kentucky.”  Weather is always a threat in Kentucky: There have been a total of 13 presidential major disaster declarations during Gov. Beshear’s time in office. All of these disasters have been weather related. As part of severe weather awareness activities, a statewide tornado drill is being conducted in conjunction with the ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Feb. 27

Real estate transfers: Cherl and Cherl A. Hall to Randy Rankin, Sr. 2.608 acres in Ohio Co., Ky. Irene Southard to Jay Dee Bishop and Jessica Bishop 1 acre in Ohio Co., Ky. John and Edna White to James R. and Mary V. Fulton 1.430 acres in Ohio Co., Ky. Bryan W. Whittaker to Jonathan L. and Janice C. Johnson 2.360 acres in Ohio Co., Ky. Michael Keith Winchell and Renata Ann Winchell to Jessica M. McCubbins T ...

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Fiscal Court helps sheriff shore up fleet

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department's fleet of cruisers is in dire need of an upgrade and Sheriff Tracy Beatty is trying to see the upgrade happens as quickly as possible. Beatty came before the Ohio County Fiscal Court on February 10, asking it to help his department in the purchase of three new police cruisers. The fiscal court set aside $50,000 for the sheriff’s department in coal severance money on its ...

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Kentucky’s reduction in uninsured adults ranks 2nd in U.S.

The state of Kentucky has seen a sharp decline in the number of uninsured adults since the Affordable Healthcare Act's requirement to have insurance went into effect in 2014. According to a Gallup report, Kentucky had the second greatest reduction in uninsured adults over the last year. Arkansas had the largest decline. “Once again, the tremendous success of our efforts to reduce the number of uninsured Ken ...

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kynect special enrollment period scheduled to avoid tax penalties

Yesterday Governor Steve Beshear announced a special enrollment period will begin March 2 and continue through April 30 to give those Kentuckians unaware of possible tax penalties more time to sign up. “We had a tremendously successful second open enrollment period, with many new individuals signing up or continuing their health coverage through kynect,” said Gov. Beshear. “However, we believe that many Ken ...

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2014 crime statistics for City of Beaver Dam

At the Feb. 9 meeting of the Beaver Dam City Commission, Chief Mike Allen of the Beaver Dam Police Department (BDPD) presented the commission with the city’s crime statistics for 2014. In 2014, the BDPD opened 115 cases. Of those cases, 106, were closed with nine remaining open. For the year, the BDPD issued 414 citations with the bulk of those being for Expired/No Registration Plate (59), Seatbelts (54), S ...

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