Serving Pendleton County Since 1907
Volume 103 Issue 46
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.
Anyone with information about the
three men, can contact the Kentucky
State Police Dry
Ridge Post 6, at
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
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
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
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
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woman shares sweet
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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-
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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: www.dhbc.ky.
For questions, please contact
your local fire department.