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75¢ Plus tax Serving Pendleton County Since 1907 Volume 103 Issue 46 PHS Annual Alumni Night January 7 Alumni of all Pendleton County High Schools are invited to the Annual Alumni Night at Pendleton County High School on Friday, January 7, when the PCHS Wildcats host Montgomery County. There will be a registration table for alumni in the gymnasium lobby and all alumni are invited to a reception in the office lobby area of the high school. The reception will begin at the conclusion of the 6 p.m. junior varsity game and be open to alumni throughout the evening. Graduates in the Falmouth High School and Pendleton County High School Golden Anniversary Classes of 1960 and 1961, along with those in the Pendleton County High School Silver Anniversary Class of 1986, will be honored between games. This is the same night that will feature performances by the Pendleton County Alumni Band. Festivities will be between the 6 p.m. JV game, and the 7:30 p.m varsity game. An opportunity will be available that evening to join or renew your affiliation with the newly formed Pendleton County Schools’ Alumni Association through a fivedollar-per-person donation. This organization is for graduates of Butler, Falmouth, Morgan, and Pendleton County High Schools. If you cannot be in attendance that evening and have an interest in supporting this newly formed organization, send your check, made payable to the Pendleton County Education Foundation (PCEF), to: Rhonda Moore; c/o PCHS; 2359 Hwy. 27 North; Falmouth, KY 41040. Include the Pendleton County High School that you attended, your graduation year, and your personal contact information (mailing address, phone, and email address). Canceled checks will serve as receipts and donations made through the PCEF are tax deductible. Pendleton School snow plan A copy of the Pendleton County schools snow plan can be found on Page 7. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Drug roundup still going on The Kentucky State Police have one more woman in custody for the drug indictments that were charged by the Pendleton County Grand Jury on December 15, 2010. Katherine Fern Bishop, 46, of Falmouth was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on December 21, 2010, for the Pendleton County indictment warrant for unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor, first offense, bond is $2,500. At present she remains in the Boone County Detention Center. The Kentucky State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of three more men that have warrants on them. Those three men are: Christopher Harrison, Joshua Eversole, and Jeff Smith. KATHERINE FERN BISHOP JEFF SMITH JOSHUA EVERSOLE CHRISTOPHER HARRISON Anyone with information about the three men, can contact the Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post 6, at (859) 428-1212. New mayors and council for the cities of Falmouth and Butler sworn in Falmouth’s new Mayor Mark Hart and city council members were given the oath of office and sworn in on December 30, 2010, by former council woman Kim Bastin Myers. Pictured above front row, from left: Mary Ann Pittman, Gary Askin, new Mayor Mark Hart and new councilman Ernie Richie. Back row, from left: new councilman Jason Gregg, who has served on council before; new councilman Stanley Love and Darryl Ammerman. The City of Butler has a new mayor and some new council members who were given the oath of office and sworn in on December 8, 2010. Pictured above front row, from left: George Taylor; Gerald McElfresh; Herbert Clark, new councilman; and Sue Brossart. Back row, from left: David Hopkins; Greg McElfresh, new on this council, but who has served previously; and new Mayor Donnie Spencer. Fines began Jan. 1, 2011, for texting while driving Drivers under 18 receive tighter restrictions on cell phone use A reminder to all Kentucky drivers: fines began Jan. 1, 2011, for anyone caught texting while driving and for those under 18 who use a cell phone while driving. Violators will be liable for fines of $25 on a first offense and $50 on each subsequent offense, plus court costs. “Safety is a top priority of this administration,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I am convinced that this new law, which many people worked with us to pass, will reduce crashes and fatalities on Kentucky roadways.” In Kentucky last year, there were more than 57,000 crashes—and more than 200 fatalities— attributed to driver distraction, inattention, and cell phone use. Gov. Beshear signed House Bill 415 into law on April 15, 2010. The law bans texting for drivers of all ages while the vehicle is in motion. For drivers over 18, it allows the use of global positioning devices and reading, selecting, or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making a phone call. Texting is allowed only to report illegal activity or to request medical or emergency aid. For drivers under 18, no use of personal communication devices such as cell phones and pagers is allowed while the vehicle is in motion. The use of a global positioning system is See FINES Page 3 Falmouth woman shares sweet chili recipe Falmouth resident Jennifer Cochran is sharing her Nanny’s Sweet Chili recipe with thousands of other hometown cooks at Just A Pinch Recipe Club, the new online community created for and by cooks in hometown America at Cochran is one of several area residents participating in the club, billed as “America’s Greatest Recipe Swap.” Members can post family recipes and search, print, chat about, and try recipes submitted by other members. They can also save recipes to a personal online recipe box, create grocery lists, plan meals, and print hundreds of grocery coupons. In addition, members can create or join groups based on existing relationships (families, church, and civic groups, etc.), or affinities such as diabetic meals, crock pot cooking, budget meals, etc., and share recipes between members of the group. “We continually add new features to the club See RECIPE Page 3 Physicians will be able to better serve community with new changes The following notice from St. Elizabeth Physicians concerns all patients of the Pendleton County office. One of the most frequent issues the doctors’ office hears is that it is difficult to get an appointment in a timely fashion due to the doctor’s busy schedules. Effective January 1, 2011, they have made the following changes in an attempt to provide better service to the community. All of their adult patients admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital at the Edgewood site will be cared for by the St. Elizabeth Hospitalist Service. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in inpatient care. St. Elizabeth Physicians at the Pendleton County office will be working closely with them to provide continuity of care and will be notified of all hospital admissions. Their newborn and pediatric inpatients will be cared for by the pediatricians of the Crestview Hills office of St. Elizabeth physicians: Drs. Burgher, Price, Minzner, Geiger, and Ernst. Once again, the St. Elizabeth Physicians at the Pendleton office will be in constant communication with them regarding any pediatric inpatients. By making these changes St. Elizabeth Physicians at the Pendleton County office will significantly increase their time in the office and hope to open up over 100 more appointments per month for people needing to be seen acutely. Hopefully this will also alleviate some of the longer waits for routine appointments. The physicians thank you for your patience while they make these changes to better serve the community. Brandon Godman and The Band Perry perform on ACA show Pendleton County native and accomplished fiddler Brandon Godman is touring with The Band Perry which has had some interesting gigs lately. In November the band performed live on the American Country Award show from Las Vegas. Mostly recently they appeared on the morning talk show “The View” in New York City. Brandon has traveled quite a bit with this band and says, “It’s been pretty cool this year.” The band has had a remarkable year. Godman was able to drive into town to spend some time with his family for Christmas on December 21. The Band Perry is booked with several shows for 2011. They will be traveling with Tim McGraw from late March through August, and participate in a Canadian tour with Keith Urban. The Band Perry is up for a Grammy Award for Country Song Of The Year for their number one song, “If I Die Young.” That show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13. Judge/Exec. administers swearing in and oath of office to county heads Pendleton County Judge/Executive Henry Bertram administered the oath of office to heads of county departments, county clerk, jailers, constables, magistrates, sheriff and deputies, and others on December 28, 2010. Pictured front row, from left: Constable District 4 Michael Dougherty, Pendleton Emergency Management Manager Mike Moore, Constable District 1 Greg Littleton; Pendleton County Animal Control Officer Gary Maxwell; Pendleton County Clerk Rita Spencer; Pendleton County Deputy Jailer Richard Colvin; and Pendleton County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Locknane. Back row, from left: Pendleton County Deputy Jailer Larry McClanahan; Pendleton County Jailer Ken Kells; Pendleton County Deputy Jailer Tony Gillespie; Constable District 2 Kenny Stapleton; Constable District 3 Louis McCord; Pendleton Fiscal Court Magistrate Alan Whaley; Pendleton County Property Valuation Administrator John Steele; Pendleton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Todd Dennie; Pendleton Fiscal Court Magistrate and Deputy Judge Bobby Fogle; Pendleton Sheriff’s Deputy Jared Brewer; Pendleton County Road Foreman Tim Antrobus; and Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples. Standing behind everyone is Pendleton Judge/Executive Henry Bertram. Johnson’s S-10 at Cavalcade of Customs A Pendleton County resident’s vehicle was selected to appear in an online segment of Out & About with Jen Dalton on Local 12 and will appear in the Queen City Showcase booth at the 51st Annual KOI Cavalcade of Customs Jan. 7-9. Greg Johnson of Butler is the owner of the 1991 Chevrolet S10. This vehicle was featured on the cover of Mini Truckin’ Magazine April 2008; was feat See CUSTOMS Page 3 Kentucky had 10 fire deaths in December 2010 It has been a deadly month for house fires in Kentucky. Four home fires have resulted in 10 deaths, including seven children. Among these totals is the deadly fire that occurred in Ludlow on Dec. 9 which took the lives of four-year-old twins Madison and McKenzie Spencer and their great-grandmother, 72-year-old Nancy ‘Carol’ Spencer. Preliminary investigations indicate the use of “auxiliary heating devices” as the probable cause in all of these fires. The Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association is very concerned about your safety and would like to keep you informed of the dangers of auxiliary heat- Visit our website: ing devices, commonly known as space heaters. Statistics show that 50% of fire fatalities occur between October and February, many due to space heaters. They are dangerous and must be used with extreme care: Place space heaters away from walls, bedding, furniture, curtains, and other combustible materials and assure that children cannot get near them. Electric cords used to power electric heaters need to be of proper size to handle the high current draw of these devices. Fill kerosene heaters outside your home—never indoors. Never leave space heaters unattended and turn them off at night and when leaving home. Working smoke detectors should be in place. The Kentucky State Fire Marshal says lives can be saved by making sure working smoke detectors are in place and by making sure your family has an escape plan. Kids should know what to do in case of a fire, where to meet their family outside, and never to go back into a burning building to try to get a toy or pet. For more “Winter Fire Safety Tips” visit the Kentucky Fire Marshal’s website: gov/fp For questions, please contact your local fire department.

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