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Secretary Grimes reminds Kentuckians to register to vote

September 23, 2014, is National Voter Registration Day, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding all Kentuckians to take the necessary steps to ensure their voices are heard in the November 4, 2014, General Election. “Kentucky is at its best when all citizens are engaged,” said Grimes. “With just under two weeks left to register to vote in the November 4th election, I urge all eligible vo ...

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Paving on WK Pkwy Service Center ramps starts tomorrow

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict ramp traffic at the Western Kentucky Parkway Service Center in Ohio County starting Wednesday, Sept. 24. The traffic restrictions are to allow milling and asphalt rehabilitation work along entry and exit ramps for the Western Kentucky Parkway Service Center at mile point 75.6 near Beaver Dam. Work is expected to start at 6 a.m. on ...

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KSP charge Ohio Co. man with rape

The Kentucky State Police arrested and charged a Hartford man with rape after receiving an anonymous tip. According to a press release from the KSP, on Monday, Sept. 22, KSP Detective Chris Baker charged Christopher A. Harris, 22, of Hartford, with one count of third degree rape, which is a class D-felony. The week long investigation began when an anonymous person reported allegations about Harris to the KS ...

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Whittaker remembered for kind, selfless spirit

On Sept. 10, one of the pillars of Ohio County’s community, Circuit Court Clerk Micheline Whittaker, passed away at 42 at Owensboro Regional Health Hospital. She served her community well by establishing Drug Court in the county, being an active member in Trust for Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, completing 20 years of service as deputy clerk, and serving as circuit court clerk since Jan. 2013. Wh ...

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KSP arrest Ohio Co. man after argument

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrested an Ohio County man yesterday after witnesses claimed he pointed a gun at another man. According to a press release, the KSP responded to a disturbance on Leroy Lane in Hartford. Upon arrival, witnesses said they saw Robert Pickerell and Stephen Weikel arguing in front of the residence. Witnesses said Pickerell had pointed a handgun at Weikel. Pickerell was placed und ...

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Beaver Dam man charged with DUI after multi-car crash

A Beaver Dam man was arrested and charged with DUI after a multi-car accident in Henderson on Saturday night. According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police (KSP), around 7 p.m. Saturday, a GMC Sierra pickup driven by Joshua Wilson, 38, of Beaver Dam, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 41 in Henderson. For unknown reasons, Wilson lost control of the pickup and crossed over into the lane of a F ...

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Winner yet to come forward with $1 million lottery ticket

While nobody won last Wednesday's Powerball jackpot of $171 million, someone did purchase a ticket in Hartford and got five numbers correct making the ticket worth $1 million. At this time, the winner of the million dollar lottery ticket has yet to come forward. The ticket was sold at the Shamrocks convenient store in Hartford, which was formerly known as Charlie's Family Market. The Shamrocks store will re ...

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Carpenter does state, county proud at Miss America pageant

BY: BEN ASHBY A week ago Sunday, Sept. 14, our reigning Miss Kentucky and Hartford native, Ramsey Carpenter, took to the stage and competed for the crown of Miss America 2015. After two weeks of rehearsals and preliminaries, it all played out on national television that Sunday evening on ABC. While Ramsey may not have been crowned Miss America, she did make quite the splash, both in Atlantic City and across ...

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In case you missed it: Sept. 14-20

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS BD City Commission declare weapons surplus, send firefighters to school Alcohol Museum teaches students about dangers of alcohol Ohio Co. police report for Sept. 17 Absentee voting in November General Election begins Wellness Center receives grant, begins Eagle Strong Intramural sports Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Sept. 18 OC Fiscal Court discusses tree removal, appr ...

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OC Fiscal Court ends contract mowing, discusses poor farm memorial

During the September 9 meeting of the Ohio County Fiscal Court, the court accepted the 2014 tax rates from the County Extension Board, approved a resolution to lease another Mack Truck, ended the hiring of contract mowers and received an update on the memorial stone for the poor farm cemetery. — Representatives of the Ohio County Extension District Board came before the court to present its 2014 tax rates. ...

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