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SKMB set for inspection closure

A temporary daytime closure of the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville has been scheduled for July 14 for a routine annual inspection, officials with the Kentucky TransportationCabinet said Friday. Beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 14, KYTC engineers will close the Ohio River bridge in Mason...
MAYSVILLE, KY
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Tollesboro Lions Club planning event to honor special member

The Tollesboro Lions Club is planning an event to honor one of their own, Sunday, July 17 at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. The honoree, Clinton Applegate, is a member of the Tollesboro Lions Club (he has maintained membership for 32 years) who has served as President five consecutive terms (2012 thru 2017), has served as the Fair Chairman or Co-Chairman many years, and is currently serving as First Vice President and Membership Chairperson, and is serving his second consecutive term as Zone Chairman.
TOLLESBORO, KY
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Mason County Men’s Club welcomes guest speakers

The Mason County Men’s Club met Wednesday, June 8, at 9 a.m. at the French Quarter Inn in Maysville for its regular June meeting with 24 members and one guest present (in addition to our Guest Speakers). President Charles Thomas opened the meeting with Lou Browning offering prayer and...
MASON COUNTY, KY
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Spend the Night at this Haunted Opera House in Kentucky

I am convinced that there are two types of people in this world. The first are the ones (like me) who cover their eyes during scary movies and still somehow mange to jump out of their seat (It's that music, I tell ya). The second are the ones who celebrate Halloween for months on end and are more interested in people's real encounters with ghosts than the special effects of Hollywood. My aunt and uncle fall into the latter as they use their PTO from work to schedule ghost hunts all over Indiana and Ohio.
KENTUCKY STATE
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The Blue Lick Springs Walkway-The Local Perspective

John Klee, professor of history at Maysville Community and Technical College, relates the story of the white Indians:. “The legend goes, this Prince Madoc, I believe in the 12th century, took nine or twelve boats, and left Wales and was never heard of again. There were persistent stories, and it even found its way into some of the earlier newspapers. And one story that I believe Clift relates is that there was a present Welshman, and we’re talking here probably in the 1700’s, who was in Louisville. He was talking in Welsh, and one of the Indians understood him. And the theory goes that some of these white Indians had connections with the red Indians and had learned part of the language.
MAYSVILLE, KY
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Be safe while celebrating Independence Day

Fourth of July celebrations are fast approaching and local officials encourage people in local communities to have fun but stay safe. Across the U.S, fireworks-related injuries have been up more than 50 percent since 2019, in 2020 18 people died compared to the 12 that were reported in the previous year.
MAYSVILLE, KY
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Labor analysis underway in Maysville, Mason County

The Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority is working to collect invaluable data from Mason County employers to develop a comprehensive labor analysis that employers can use to recruit talent and retain current employees, officials said. MMCIDA Executive Director Jodi Ashby released the initial survey to Mason County’s businesses and industry...
MASON COUNTY, KY
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Local Dr. offers options after Roe vs. Wade decision

Following the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, many Kentucky women are researching what reproductive healthcare options remain for them. Not long after the decision was announced on the 24th, a list began circulating on social media. It contains the names of Commonwealth healthcare providers who are willing to perform tubal ligation surgery for women without any age, medical or relationship requirements.
MOREHEAD, KY
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Kentucky’s Augusta Distillery Set For Summer 2024 Opening

Kentucky’s Augusta Distillery recently broke ground on a new $23-million distillery that’s set to create at least 14 full-time jobs. “I want to thank Augusta Distillery’s leadership for this commitment in Northeastern Kentucky,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “The commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry continues to grow, creating quality job opportunities for our residents and building toward the future. This project breathes new life into a historic building in Bracken County, and I look forward to seeing what this location will become in the years ahead.”
AUGUSTA, KY
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MCTC releases President and Dean’s list

Dr. Thomas Ware, Maysville Community and Technical College’s Chief Academic Officer, has released the Dean’s list and the President’s Honors list for full and part-time students for the Spring 2022 semester. To be included on the full-time Dean’s list, students must complete 12 credit hours or more...
MAYSVILLE, KY
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Louisville NWS Expanding Use of Drones

The National Weather Service office in Louisville has used drones on some of their wind and tornado damage surveys before, but they recently expanded that use to include hydrology surveys. The view below shows how that drone was used at the South Fork of the Licking River in Cynthiana, Kentucky,...
LOUISVILLE, KY
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McRoberts named grand marshal for July 4th parade

Kevin McRoberts, long-time downtown business owner, has been named Grand Marshal of Maysville’s 4th of July parade. McRoberts and his family have owned and operated a popular furniture store for 45 years, marking the day on April 1 of this year. The store was first located on top of the hill but moved downtown in 1990.
MAYSVILLE, KY
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