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Southbound lane restriction on Natcher Parkway at Hartford Exit

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has restricted southbound traffic to one lane on the Natcher Parkway at the State Route 69/Hartford Exit 50 Interchange. A failed concrete slab near the KY 69 Overpass within the interchange has created a hazard along the driving lane. Extensive repairs will be required. While those repairs are being planned, all southbound traffic will be moved to the left-hand or ...

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Ohio Co. under Heat Advisory until Monday

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Heat Advisory for Ohio County until Monday, August 25, at 6 p.m. Hot and humid weather will make for very uncomfortable conditions outside this weekend. Afternoon heat index values will peak in the 100-105 degree range each day, today through Monday. The hottest time of the day will be from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m daily.  The combination of heat and humidit ...

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County jobless rate down in July 2014

Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between July 2013 and July 2014, while 10 county rates increased, and two remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Caldwell County, 6 percent; Shelby a ...

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OC Fiscal Court signs contract for aerial images of county

The Ohio County Fiscal Court entered into a contract to purchase aerial images, or a pictometry, of Ohio County during its Aug. 22 meeting. The vote, however, was not unanimous. At the July 22 meeting of the fiscal court, Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston foreshadowed the potential vote on the pictometry by informing the court he was turning over the contract to county attorney Greg Hill for review ...

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Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Aug. 21

Real estate transfers: Sarah R. Hatfield to Ramona E. Arnold Lot in Green Meadows Subdivision in Ohio County, Ky. Jeffrey T. and Melinda Seaton to Jimmie Shreve House and lot in Dundee, Ky. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP and Bank of America N A to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America N A and Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP Lot and manufactured home in Ohio County, Ky. Kentucky Telco Federal Credit ...

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Election 2014: Ballot set for November General Election

The filing deadline for all candidates seeking election, both locally and statewide, has passed and the ballots have been set after the Ohio County Clerk's Office held a drawing for positions on Aug. 14. Most of the ballot was decided after the Primary Election in May, but there were several nonpartisan offices with a filing deadline of Aug. 12.  In Hartford, there are two candidates for mayor, Hayward Dean ...

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Ohio Co. police report for Aug. 20

All information is public record. Beaver Dam Police Department On August 3, Charles Sorrels, 43, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, disregard stop sign and possession of marijuana. On August 2, Randy Lindsey, 43, was charged with two counts of non-payment of fines. On August 7, Jason Kassinger, 31, was served with a warrant for third degree terroristic threatening and third degr ...

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OC Fiscal Court approves resolution, budget amendment, hires employee

During its Aug. 12 meeting, the Ohio County Fiscal Court approved a resolution to join the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, approved a budget amendment, hired an employee at the Senior Center, paid for road work, received an update on the Poor Farm memorial stone, the latest OCEDA meeting and repairs at the airport. — Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston brought a resolution before the court to allow t ...

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Thompson delivers good news, money to fiscal court

State Representative Tommy Thompson was in Hartford last Tuesday night to give some good news, and money, to the Ohio County Fiscal Court. Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston called on Thompson to come before the court to deliver his good news. Thompson explained he had been in negotiations with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to “free up” additional money to be used on county roads. In April, th ...

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In case you missed it: Aug. 10-16

The Sunday Morning Monitor... NEWS OC Chamber holds ribbon cutting at Rough River access point BDPD's Allen, others honored for seat belt, child restraint enforcement  Family Wellness Center to buy new equipment, host grand re-opening Ohio Co. real estate transfers for Aug. 14 McConnell's coal bus tour makes stop in Hartford KSP still searching for answers in the kidnapping of Heather Teague SPORTS Boys' go ...

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