Tornado touches down in Pendleton County

The National Weather Association confirmed that an tornado made its way through a small section of Pendleton County just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2015 near Bethel Lane and Highway 17, north of the city limits of Falmouth. It has been classified as an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The 1/8 mile tornado, with winds up to 87 mph, ripped through four miles of land causing roofs to be ripped off, mobile homes to be flipped over, trees to get uprooted and large branches to be snapped. Dallas and Janice Arthur and Janice’s sister, Esther Kiskaden, suffered the brunt of the funnel when the mobile home they were in on Bethel Lane was flipped over and rolled partially down a hill. They were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries including cuts bruises. They lost their home and most of their belongings due to the devastation. They are currently staying with relatives in Alexandria. The three realized that the weather was getting bad and they were preparing to leave but not before the wind shook the mobile home and then before they knew it – turned the residence and their lives literally upside down. A fund has been set up in the family’s name at Fifth Third Bank in Falmouth for those of you who like to help them get back on their feet. Also taking another hit was the Bethel Cemetery and Church Project on Highway 17. A group of hardworking volunteers have toiled relentlessly in making repairs to the old church. They recently completed the new roof only to have this latest round of bad weather put the project back in the forefront of repairs to get accomplished. If you would like to make a donation to the Bethel Church please contact Charleie Pyles, Bethel President, at 859-803-2016 or email Many other places reported damages caused by the winds as well as electrical outages. The rain from the holiday weather caused small stream swelling and forced several roads throughout the county to close bridges for high water at different locations. Those affected by the Licking River also kept a regular watch on the flood levels. Pendleton County emergency personnel had their work cut out for them this holiday season and managed to do a tremendous job in the face of the storms and disaster.For more information and photos see @

Motorheads Front Man Lemmy Kilmister Dies At 70

Following Lemmy’s death, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says, “Motorhead is over, of course. But the brand survives. And Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

“We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts…