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Friday Local Weather Hi 66° Lo 39° Saturday Sunday Hi 70° Lo 47° Hi 70° Lo 41° Jackson tree dedication ....... Page 7 Easter egg hunts .......... Pages 8 & 9 BCMS study Greeks ........... Page 10 King Kentucky! ................... Page 18 The Bracken County News Published in bracken county, by bracken countians, For bracken countians in the county seat Volume LXXXII Number 52 “Forever Young” Dedication this Saturday at BC Library The “Forever Young - A life, a story, a memory” mural dedication in memory of Makensie Hay-Youngman will be held this Saturday, April 7th. The dedication will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Bracken County Public Library. Local artist Ken Swinson worked with the family of Makensie HayYoungman to incorporate many of her favorite pastimes and images that represent her life. The public is invited to attend. Diabetes Self-management Classes begin Mon., April 9 The Bracken County Health Department will be offering another set of the Diabetes Self-Management Education classes this month. The classes will be held in the education room of the health department on the following dates; April 9, April 16, April 18, and April 23, if needed. The classes will begin at 5 pm and will end at 8 pm. Cost for the series will be $10.00. The classes will cover; Understanding Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medications, Problem Solv- ing, Reducing Risks, and Healthy Coping. As you can see, diabetes is a lot more than, ‘What Can I Eat’! The classes are fun and interactive. These are great classes for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, support people, and anyone wanting to learn more about diabetes. Please call the health department at 606-735-2157 ext. 225 to register or any questions about the class. Donna Teegarden RN, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) will lead the classes. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Sat., April 7th The Hometown Traditions Community Club members are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to decorate “The Bunny Trail” for the upcoming visit with the Easter Bunny. He will be on hand this Saturday, April 7th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. to have breakfast and his picture taken with all the little boys and girls of Bracken County at the Watson Community Building in Brooksville. The Hometown Traditions Community Club will be cooking up a pancake breakfast at a cost of $5 for adults. Children under 12 will be FREE with a paying adult. Pictures will be taken free of charge and can be picked up at the Bracken Co. Public Library on Wed., April 11th from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Brooksville, Kentucky T-Ball, Coach Pitch & Little League deadline is Friday The Bracken County Recreation Committee wants to remind parents that this Friday, April 6 is the last day to signup to play baseball this summer. Boys and Girls ages 4-13 that live in Bracken County and surrounding areas shall be eligible to participate. • T-Ball (4-6 year old boys and girls). Child must turn 4 before May 1, 2012, to be eligible. • Coach Pitch (6-8 year old boys and girls). Child cannot turn 9 before April 30, 2012, to be eligible. • Little League (9-12 year old boys and girls). Child must turn 9 on or before April 30, 2012, to be eligible. The committee is looking forward to a great season! Again, the latest date applications will be accepted is April 6, 2012. For more information contact Jason Snapp at 735-3293. OVW Wrestling returns to AIS Ohio Valley Wrestling will be returning to the Augusta Schools Gymnasium for the annual spring show on Saturday, April 14th. Tickets in advance are: $10 Adults and $6 Children 12 and Under. Tickets at the door are: $12 Adults and $6 Children 12 and under. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Bell time is 7:30 p.m. For tickets, contact: Phyllis Reed at 606-7562726 or Robin Kelsch at 606-756-2105. Thursday, April 5, 2012 Single Copy - 50¢ Branham winner in “Missing Easter Basket” Contest Hunter Branham, a fourth grade student of Mrs. Thurman at Taylor Elementary, was the lucky winner in this year’s search for the “Missing Easter Basket”. Hunter and his Granny, Ann Branham, correctly searched and found all twelve baskets dropped by the Easter Bunny last year as he made his way back across Bracken County. The baskets could be found by searching the ads, pictures and headlines in the March 8th through the March 29th issues of The Bracken County News. This year the baskets could be found, in the March 8th issue: Page 2 - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry ad, Page 7 Town & Country Vet ad, and Page 14 - “Caught Being Good” picture. In the March 15th issue: Page 3 - Two Minutes with the Bible head, Page 7 - Sharp’s Heating & AC ad, and Page 8 BCMS 7th Grade picture. In the March 22nd issue: Page 11 - Miller Lumber ad, Page 12 - Hoops for Hope ad, and Page 13 - Crossword Puzzle. In the March 29th issue: Page 9 - Augusta Students Go To College picture, Page 12 - Miller Lumber ad, and Page 14 - Bluegrass Barns ad. Hunter is the son of Mark and Kim Branham of the Neave Milford Road. He intends to split his $100 winnings with Granny. The Bracken County News office congratulates Hunter and reminds our readers to keep searching for next time the winner could be you!! KSP conducting Traffic Safety Check Points The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations. Bracken Co. traffic safety checkpoint locations include, but are not limited to: KY 10 between mile points 0.064 and 20.941, KY 8 between mile points 0.000 and 18.967, KY 9 between mile points 0.000 and 19.857, KY 19 between mile point 0.009 and 17.115, KY 165 between mile point 0.000 and 3.456, KY 875 between mile point 0.000 and 19.638, and KY 22 between mile point 0.000 and 4.387. Traffic Safety Checkpoints are a valuable tool used to promote the safety and well being of the public as well as providing police with visibility and interaction with the community. Checkpoints are utilized throughout the Commonwealth to help promote highway safety. Local police and county agencies may also assist KSP in conducting these Traffic Safety Checkpoints. And The Race Is On . . . Money Order Scam hits citizens of Bracken County The Bracken County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints within the last week in regards to a Money Order Scam. With this scam the recipient will usually receive a package from Federal Express or other express mailing option which contains money orders. These money orders are made out for various amounts usually in the $900 plus range. These money orders are for the recipient to cash for their time to complete a survey or to conduct an evaluation. This is generally a work at home type of scam. Recipients are asked to cash the money orders, keep some of the money and then forward a large sum of the money onto another person who will complete the job via Western Union Money Transfer. This second person usually has an address in Florida or a foreign country and the money will actually in most cases end up diverting to a foreign country. The money orders the Sheriff has seen are U.S. Post Office Money Orders and look legitimate, however these money orders are counterfeit and are worthless. The person who cashes them is left being responsible for the total value of the money order at the establishment where they cashed the money order. The chances of locating the person or persons responsible for scamming these recipients are very slim as most of them are usually from a foreign country. Again anytime it asks you to send back money, pay taxes, or any other requests where you are not keeping the total amount of the check or money order DO NOT CASH them and complete the process requested in your letter. Should you ever have any questions about something that you have received in the mail do not hesitate to contact Sheriff Niemeier at 859-9122524. Bracken County children raced around gathering eggs at the three Community Easter Egg Hunts held this past weekend. On Saturday children scoured the lawn at the Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville during the annual Woodmen of the World Easter Egg Hunt while others searched the lawn at Appelman Park in Augusta at the 1st Annual Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt. Above, children can be seen racing to gather eggs on the Bracken County Middle School lawn at the Brooksville Christian Church Community Easter Egg Hunt. Photo submitted

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