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Drug Take-Back in Greenup this weekend

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Health Department (GCHD) is collaborating with the Kentucky State Police Department (KSP) to host a Prescription Drug Take-Back on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Take-Back event will be held in the front parking lot of the GCHD.Cassie Mace, public health educator at Greenup County Health Department, said expired medications can be dangerous.

 

Local volleyball teams plan breast cancer awareness night

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAs October approaches, it’s time for local residents to don their pink wardrobes in anticipation for Breast Cancer Awareness month.The first opportunity to support this annual cause will take place Thursday at Notre Dame High School. The Green Volleyball team has partnered with the Notre Dame Titans to organize a fundraising event during the match.On the court, each player will honor a family member or friend ...

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Moniz talks about ACP at Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comSpeaking before the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) General Conference Monday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was asked about the USA’s current plans for development of the American Centrifuge Project - the advanced uranium enrichment facility in Piketon.

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McFarland wins SOC II POY

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comMitchell McFarland won the SOC II Player of the Year for the third time in his career.The Wheelersburg junior has a chance to accomplish the rare four-peat next year, which is something McFarland already has in the back of his mind.“I feel like I played pretty well in all the matches and it’s special, hopefully I can continue the trend next year,” McFarland said. “I never get tired of winning...

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Carr hopeful for Piketon funding

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comFluor-B&W Site Project Director Dennis Carr told the Scioto County Commissioners on Tuesday that as a result of the Continuing Resolution (C.R.) passed by the U.S. Senate last week, the potential 675 layoffs can be avoided. Layoff notices, however, may remain in effect until Oct. 16.The C.R. passed last week funds government operations until Dec. 11, and included language that authorized the Department of Energy (DOE) to pr...

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City considers in-house impound lot

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe city of Portsmouth may soon be in the impound lot business. City Manager Derek Allen recently asked employees to assist in solving the city’s current financial plight by coming up with ideas for generating revenue or ideas for operational savings. The Portsmouth Police Department responded with a detailed description of how the city could create additional revenue by taking its impound situations in-house.

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Sex offender arrested in Ky. for kidnapping

Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — According to reports from Carter County District Court reports, Larry T. Swinson, Jr., 43, of Mount Olive, N.C., was arrested in Grayson, Ky. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Swinson is facing kidnapping charges.Reports say that Larry T. Swinson is currently being held on a $500,000 bond in the Carter County Detention Center.According reports, Swinson began a relationship with a 15-year-old juve...

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City passes Financial Recovery Plan

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth city employees will not be receiving cost of living increases until the city’s General Fund has a balance of $1 million, if the city follows the new Five-Year Financial Recovery Plan put together by City Manager Derek Allen and passed by City Council Monday night.

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KDMC Kickoff Carvan coming to Portsmouth

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAs fans gather for the high school football game of Portsmouth vs. Ironton, King’s Daughters (KDMC) will be hosting a Kickoff Caravan Friday, Sept. 26, at the Trojan Coliseum beginning at 5 p.m. Coordinated by the Laura Patrick, Kentucky Heart Foundation, and hosted by KDMC, Kick off Caravan provides free screenings to adults for general health, varicose veins, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.The ev...

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Compass working towards status

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners last week signed a letter of support for Compass Community Health and their pursuit toward a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status.Compass currently has an application to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a FQHC-Look Alike designation. While their application is under review, new access point funding opportunity became available. Compass is in the process o...

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Falcons fall to Red Devils, 7-0

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduRUSSELL, Ky. – When one well-respected program from one state schedules a well-respected program in another state in a non-conference contest, it can be used as a barometer for what both teams need to improve.That’s exactly what this match could do for the Minford Falcons in girls’ soccer, as the SOC II squad fell to the Russell Red Devils 7-0 at the Russell Soccer Complex on Monday evening.How...

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Clay captures 13th SOC golf title in 14 years

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLast Thursday, the Clay High School golf team wrapped up its third-straight SOC golf title with a combined team score of 173 at Shawnee Golf Course. The title is also the Panthers’ 13th in the last 14 years, a streak that began when Clay golf coach Jason Van Deusen was a senior on the team in 2001.“I’m proud of my seniors,” he said. “They’ve stuck together and gotten better.”

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Pass defense not only OSU question against UC

Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – When the first question about how Ohio State’s often-maligned pass defense will hold up against Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel and his receivers on Saturday was asked a few minutes into Urban Meyer’s press conference on Monday, he said, “Here we go.”The Ohio State football coach might have been thinking, “What took you so long?”Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Ki...

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Portsmouth volleyball falls to Warren

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt was a rough road trip for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, as a two-hour trek to Warren High School ended in a straight-set loss.Ali Andre led Portsmouth in kills with 15, and Anne Marie Raies had a well-rounded day with five kills, three blocks and 10 points. The always reliable Aiden Fields added six kills of her own.Portsmouth head coach Sarah Prosch said the Lady Trojans came out with a new lineup for Saturday...

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Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt was a rough road trip for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, as a two-hour trek to Warren High School ended in a straight-set loss.Ali Andre led Portsmouth in kills with 15, and Anne Marie Raies had a well-rounded day with five kills, three blocks and 10 points. The always reliable Aiden Fields added six kills of her own.Portsmouth head coach Sarah Prosch said the Lady Trojans came out with a new lineup for Saturday...

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Shon Flanary get first win at PRP

Portsmouth Raceway Park welcomed its largest car count of the season Saturday evening, as over 130 race teams were present on a night dedicated to The Lemley Motorsports “Mod Squad Spectacular.” The event was initially scheduled for Aug. 2, but rain forced it to be pushed back to this past Saturday.Feature winners included R.J. Conley (Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models), Shon Flanary (R.W. Rental and Supplies Modifieds), Mitchell Fields (Sport Mods), and Jeremie Bretz ...

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Hamm joins prosecutor’s office

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comScioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn says attorney George “GR” Hamm, has joined his office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Kuhn said Hamm has been assigned to the Civil Division, primarily acting to collect unpaid child support owed through the Scioto County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Hamm will also be serving as trial counsel on criminal non-support of dependent’s cases.

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Harvest Christian to host festival

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOUTH PORTSMOUTH, Ky. — Harvest Christian Academy is ushering in the fall season with the ninth annual Harvest Festival event set for Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will be held on the school grounds, located at 73 Old Schoolhouse Road in South Portsmouth, Ky.Angie Elkins, principal of Harvest Christian Academy, said they are looking forward to hosting the annual festival event....

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