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KSP collects 116 tons of food during food drive

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced Thursday that the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth. “The C ...

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Vincent hopes to help existing businesses grow in Ohio Co.

SUBMITTED by Chase Vincent, Executive Director of the Ohio Co. Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) As an economics major in school, one hears all sorts of adages relating to economic principles; arguably the most popular of which is “there’s no such thing as free lunch.” (Quiz your parents on that one, kids.) A few weeks ago I came across an article where the subject made a claim that caused me to scratch ...

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State’s jobless rate drops to 6 percent in Nov.

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in November 2014 at 6 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the lowest rate for the state since April 2008 when it was 5.9 percent. The preliminary ...

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***CORRECTION*** Counties allocate funds for Bluegrass Crossings development

***CORRECTION*** 12-19-14 3:05 p.m. In an earlier posting of this story, it was incorrectly stated Ohio County receives 60 percent of the tax revenues from the BlueGrass Crossing Business Centre. The correct number is 40 percent. It has been corrected in the story. On Dec. 9, the Ohio County Fiscal Court passed a motion approving the first reading of an ordinance allowing Ohio County to be one of five joint ...

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Beaver Dam to receive consultation from National Park Service

SUBMITTED The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance has approved a “Consultation” for the City of Beaver Dam for the Fiscal Year 2015. Representatives from the National Park Service will offer consultancy services to help the City with establishing a vision for a future bicycle and hiking trail system to connect the Green River, existing parks and other communities in the region ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Dec. 18

Real estate transfers: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Gary and Mary Hornsby 83 McHenry Church Rd. in Beaver Dam, Ky. Ronnie Johnson to James and Amanda Sutherland Tract in Ohio Co., Ky. John Wayne Iler to Rita J. Sandefur Two tracts in Ohio Co., Ky. Christopher R. and Ashley Denton to Roger B. and Pamela Taylor Henry 62.99 acres in Ohio Co., Ky. David J. and Lora Lynch to Roger B. and Pamela ...

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City of Hartford honors outgoing Mayor Charlotte Hendricks

SUBMITTED Winston Churchill once said "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." On Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 the city of Hartford held its annual employee luncheon and awards banquet at City Hall. During the program the city of Hartford honored Mayor Charlotte Hendricks for her service to the city of Hartford.  Mrs. Hendricks' served on the Hartford City Council from 1986 until 1993 ...

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Ohio Co. police report for Dec. 17

All information is public record. Beaver Dam Police Department On Nov. 24, Michael Wilson, 24, was charged with violation of KY EPO/DVO and harassing communications. On Nov. 25, Nathan Edge, 34, was served with a warrant (menacing). On Nov. 25, Janet Basham, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). On Dec. 1, Thomas Bunton, 24, was served with a warrant (terroristic threatening). On Dec. ...

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State highway crews pre-treating roads for potential winter weather

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 crews in the 11 counties headquartered at Madisonville are gearing up for a developing winter weather event that includes a chance of mixed winter precipitation during the overnight hours on Thursday, Friday, and into Saturday. To prepare, Kentucky highway crews in District 2 will be out pre-treating roadways during daylight hours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday ...

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Trees planted to enhance Beaver Dam Park

SUBMITTED The City of Beaver Dam, with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, has worked to develop a plan of action for tree planting and maintenance at the Beaver Dam Park and on other city property. The plan included a first planting at the Park. Beaver Dam received a $5,000 grant from the Division of Forestry for this planting. This week, city crews have worked to plant a variety of trees including maple, o ...

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