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County Connection: Healing Field honors all Kentucky military veterans who lost their lives as a result of terrorism

12/13/2017 05:22 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – One of the most unique memorials in the country is dedicated to military personnel who lost their lives as a result of terrorism is the Healing Field, located on the grounds of the Anderson American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg. The memorial, which features a total of 119 flags and names, represents all Kentucky veterans who lost their lives as a result of terrorism. Pam Brough, president of the Anderson American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary, said the initial idea was... Read more 

County Connection: Proximity to Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville a key asset for Anderson County

12/13/2017 05:21 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County is in a location where, despite it’s primarily rural setting, residents can reach Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville in less than an hour. Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties. The county named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator and U.S. Congressman. The county seat of Lawrenceburg is located 13 miles from Frankfort, 30 miles from Lexington and 50 miles from Louisville. Obrey Gritton, who has served a judge-executive since... Read more 

Hour of Code strengthens future Kentucky workforce

12/07/2017 04:07 PM

Anderson, Bowling Green Independent and Clay County High Schools were each announced on Thursday as recipients of a $3,000 Computer Science Education Incentive Award from Advance Kentucky and Charter Communications. State Senate President Robert Stivers returned to his hometown in Manchester to present the award. Stivers says it’s important to teach students about coding and other forms of technology, so they are prepared to compete in the global workforce.  Read more 

County Connections: 1997 catastrophic Licking River flood still remembered by Falmouth and Pendleton County residents

11/29/2017 08:33 PM

FALMOUTH – On March 1, 1997, one of the biggest natural disasters to ever strike Pendleton County happened as the forks of the Licking River gushed out of their banks covering 70 percent of the town of Falmouth, and 30 percent of the town of Butler in the northern end of the county. Approximately 110 housing units in were destroyed in the two towns. Falmouth had 105 businesses flooded and 37 of those did not reopen. All government buildings in... Read more 

County Connections: The Falmouth Outlook still providing Pendleton County residents with local news and information for 110 years

11/29/2017 04:29 PM

FALMOUTH – For years many rural small town newspapers were the go-to source for essential information pertaining to their cities and counties. The newspapers covered everything from birth announcements, school news, marriage announcements, local government and business news, as well as obituaries. Now in this digital age, hundreds of small town papers have shut down their presses forever, with many of them forgotten in time. Falmouth and Pendleton County still have their local newspaper which continues to be the number one source for... Read more 

County Connections: Punkyville offers Pendleton County visitors a trip back in time

11/29/2017 02:28 PM

FALMOUTH – Back in 2003, Charles “Punky” Beckett began collecting antiques, nostalgic pieces, old vehicles, anything that caught his eye. That quest resulted in the creation of one of the state’s most unique roadside attractions 2 miles outside of Falmouth on U.S. 27, Punkyville. Punkyville, which Beckett named after himself, is a collection of essentially storage sheds which houses thousands of collectables in buildings with facades resembling a garage, post office, filling station, general store, hotel, and a doctor’s office among others... Read more 

County Connections: Kincaid Lake State Park a gem for residents of Pendleton County and surrounding areas

11/29/2017 01:43 PM

FALMOUTH – Kincaid Lake State Park first opened to the public in 1963 and has been providing recreational opportunities for area residents ever since. The artificial lake was created in 1961 by impounding Kincaid Creek, which is a branch of the Licking River. The pool and recreation area is open Memorial Day until mid-August, the marina opens at the end of April where the park offers visitors pontoon boats, motor boats, paddle boats, row boats along with some bait and... Read more 

Kentucky lobbyist spots Trump, Tiger Woods starting golf game in Florida

11/24/2017 12:16 PM

President Donald Trump along with PGA golfers Tiger Woods, Brad Faxon and Dustin Johnson headed out to play golf this morning at one of Trump’s courses in Florida, where Kentucky lobbyist Bob Babbage witnessed the group warming up. Babbage who is on vacation near the Jupiter, Florida course tweeted on Friday that he came across the well-known golfers and the president after a long morning walk. Trump tweeted on Friday morning that he would be speaking with the president or... Read more 

Economists say slow population growth in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area has led to fewer jobs in region

11/14/2017 02:19 PM

ERLANGER – The regional economic development outlook for the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area continues to be good, despite that fact that the population growth hasn’t kept pace with the national average in strong economic areas of the country. Janet Harrah, Senior Director with the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at their monthly Eggs N Issues breakfast on Tuesday that many jobs are created essentially to serve the local... Read more 

Northern Kentucky students get opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with area veterans

11/08/2017 08:08 PM

FORT MITCHELL – Students at Beechwood School in Fort Mitchell received visits from over 25 veterans on Wednesday as part of the nationwide Take a Veteran to School initiative, an outreach program connecting veterans from all walks of life with students and schools nationwide. Wednesday’s event, which was organized by Spectrum in cooperation with The History Channel, also offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free of charge. Beechwood teacher Dawn... Read more 

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