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Image 1 of The Falmouth Outlook August 9, 2011

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Pendleton County Schools open Thursday, August 11. Remember to be extra careful for the buses and children! See School Bus Routes inside this issue. 75¢ Plus tax Serving Pendleton County Since 1907 Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Volume 104 Issue 25 New school year; administrative changes at Pendleton County schools J&L Tire closed J&L Tire, located on U.S. 27 in Falmouth, has closed. This business has been owned by Gary “Butts” and Debbie Hardy for 24 years. They didn’t expect to close this soon, but due to Butts unexpected decline in health, they found it necessary to close immediately. If anyone has an outstanding bill or debt please send payment to J&L Tire, 914 Ridgeway Avenue, Falmouth, KY 41040, as soon as possible. Butts and Debbie would like to thank all of their loyal customers and friends that have given them business and laughs throughout the years. The business is listed with David Butcher Realty. Falmouth Rotary Club sponsors blood drive This summer, blood donors have a chance to win a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck. Everyone who registers to give blood now through September 16 will be automatically entered to win a blue extended cap pick up. The next opportunity to pick up the blood supply and be entered to win is at the Falmouth Rotary Club, from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 in the community room at 311 Park Street, Falmouth. All donors will receive a $10 WalMart gift card. To schedule a donation or for more blood drive details, visit or call (800) 775-2522. Blood donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent,) weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-yearold donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at For the year 2011-2012 administrative changes have taken place at Southern Elementary, Pendleton County High School and Phillip A. Sharp Middle School. Leading the Pendleton County School System will be Anthony Strong as the districts new school superintendant. He was hired April 5. Strong started his career in education as the agricultural teacher and FFA advisor for Pendleton County High School in 1990, a position he served for 11 See SCHOOLS Page 3 ANTHONY STRONG The Oldsmobile above is what is left of the car that Brianna Wood was driving. Photo by April DeFalco. Falmouth teen seriously injured in accident By Debbie Dennie, Editor A 19-year-old Falmouth teen was seriously injured on U.S. 27 on August 6 around 8:11 p.m. north of Falmouth. She was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical SUPERINTENDENT Thomas Johnson was operating this Ford Explorer. Photo by April DeFalco. Center. Brianna Wood was operating her 2001 Oldsmobile northbound. Wood sustained multiple injuries to her body and is listed in serious condition as of press-time. A passenger in her vehicle was Tamarah Caldwell, 19, also of Falmouth, who was transported with minor cuts and bruises to St. Elizabeth by Pendleton County EMS. Thomas Lonaker, 24, of Falmouth was southbound operating a 1995 Ford See ACCIDENT Page 3 DOROTHY DENNIE TONY DIETRICH SHARP MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL JOE BUERKLEY SOUTHERN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL AT PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL GARY DEARBORN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Butler Festival this weekend It’s Butler Festival time again! The festival will be held from 5-11 p.m. August 12 and 13. There are spaces available for food and craft booths. There will be blow ups for the children that will be furnished by the Butler communiSee FESTIVAL Page 3 Rumpke truck hits tree and overturns A Rumpke truck overturned after hitting a tree head-on on Hayes Station Road north of Falmouth around 11:41 a.m. on August 3. Randy Traylor, 47, of Falmouth was operating a 2006 International truck picking up garbage. He told police that he got across the bridge and thought he may have passed out and lost control of the truck. The driver was not seriously injured. There was serious damage to the truck. The accident happened about 1.3 miles down Hayes Station Road from U.S. 27. The road was blocked for a short time for allowing Sechrest to remove the truck. Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples investigated the accident. Photo by Chad Wiseman. Many of today’s child care centers are doing much more than baby sitting your children By Debbie Dennie, Editor The quality of licensed child care centers in Pendleton County has risen over the last few years. Many of the child care centers offer so much more than just parents dropping off their children, feeding them and watching over them. The state has a volunteer rated program that started in 2008 called Stars for Kids Above students and day care worker Tamarah Now. This statewide Caldwell have been working on one of the many projSee DAY CARE Page 3 ects that has been set up for the children. SOUTHERN ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL RHONDA MOORE PENDLETON ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Edgewood woman injured in two-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 A Kenton County woman was airlifted from a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Siry Road and U.S. 27 in Campbell County around 2:20 a.m. on August 1. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Ritter, 24, of Butler was northbound on U.S. 27 on routine patrol. As Trooper Ritter approached the intersection of Siry Road a 2009 blue Hyundai Accent operated by Jennifer Zimmer, 29, entered onto U.S. 27 in front of him. Trooper Ritter attempted to stop before striking the blue Hyundai but was unable to avoid the collision. Trooper Ritter struck the Hyundai in the driver’s side of the vehicle in the northbound lane of U.S. 27. Ms. Zimmer was air cared to University of Cincinnati Hospital for injuries sustained from the collision. She still remains in critical condition. Trooper Ritter was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Grant County by cruiser for treatment of injuries and was later released. The collision remains under investigation. 100 Years of Faith and Moving Forward at Mt. Moriah Christian Church Wenzel receives certificate from State Rep. Tom McKee This photo shows Donald Ray Wenzel, right, receiving Mill Stone Creek Farm’s Kentucky Sesquicentennial Farm Certificate, 150 years of family and Devine Stewardship, from State Representative Tom McKee on July 30, 2011 at the farm’s Triple Jubilee Celebration. Approximately 125 church members and family were in attendance. Wenzel planned for 400 dinners to be served and donated a portion of that food to the homeless shelter through former U.S. Senate Candidate John Stephenson, who sang “My Ole Kentucky Home.” The sixteenth president, Honest Abe Lincoln was also there to tell the crowd how it was during that time that the family farm was first purchased during the Civil War from the Coleman, Adams, and Marshall families on July 19,1861. A log cabin still exists today on the Wenzel property that is almost in ruins that was on the map dated 1795 as Campbell County. LAURA PUGH Fire suspicious at house on Fifth Street A house located at 1108 Fifth Street in Falmouth damaged by fire is being labeled suspicious. There was no electric running to the house. Falmouth firemen were called to the house fire around 10:40 p.m. August 1. A back bedroom and bath had major damage and the rest of the house had smoke damage. The home belongs to Scott McCarty. The state fire marshall was called in to investigate the fire. Photo by April DeFalco The Mt. Moriah Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 314 Highway 17 in Butler, is pleased to announce its day of celebration for “100 Years of Faith and Moving Forward” on Sunday, August 28, 2011. All friends, members, past members and descendants of Mt. Moriah are invited to join them for this very special day in the life of the church. Activities on August 28 will begin with worship services at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Bill Horton, former minister at Mt. Moriah, will be the guest speaker. A potluck meal will follow the morning service. A celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. and will include comments by former ministers, remembrances shared by church members and guests, tributes to past members, Visit our website: The Mt. Moriah Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be celebrating their 100th anniversary on August 28, 2011. The photo above is what the church looks like today. and musical selections. Mt. Moriah Church members are excited about this special day and look forward to everyone joining them for this celebration. For further information please contact Myron Doan at (859) 472-1042, Carlena Caldwell at (859) 472-2400, or the church office at (859) 4725910.

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