Pendleton County Night at NKU, December 1

Northern Kentucky Athletics
would like to invite all
Pendleton County residents
to the NKU vs. Morehead
State men’s basketball game
at 7 p.m. Saturday, December
2 for Pendleton County
Night! All Pendleton County
residents will receive a
discounted rate of just $5 a
ticket. Attached to this email
is the ticket/game day information.
Not only will Pendleton
County residents receive a
discounted rate, NKU will
be giving away logo flags
to the first 1,000 fans. It’s
also their 3rd annual Teddy
Bear Toss, where fans can
bring a teddy bear to toss
on the court at halftime for
a chance to win some great
prices! Along with a chance
to win prizes, the teddy
bears will be donated to a
local hospital/charity. It’s
also Shoot Around Saturday!
So anyone 6th grade and
younger can shoot around
on the floor and meet the
team after the game (posters
will be provided for autographs).
Tickets can be purchased
at the door with proof of
Pendleton County residency
or online in advance (recommended
to avoid lines).
Purchase tickets online at
http://bit.ly/pendletoncounty
by using the Promo
Code PENDLETON by
Friday, December 1. (Printing
tickets at home is highly
recommend to avoid will call
lines. Tickets not printed
three hours before the game
will be at the UPSTAIRS
will call. For select delivery
method please choose INET
WCall).
If you have any questions
or for more information,
please , feel free to call
Micki Ford at phone number
859-572-7848 or email
Fordm10@nku.edu

New Hope Center offers free services

New Hope Center offers free services
The New Hope Center offers free services for women who are
pregnant or are planning to have a child. These services
include: pregnancy tests, parenting classes for men and
women, baby items, referrals, and more! If you have questions
or for more information, please call 859-448-5868. The New
Hope Center is located at 707 W. Shelby St., Falmouth.

Antioch Mills Upward Evaluations, Dec. 2-9

Antioch Mills Upward Evaluations, Dec. 2-9
Antioch Mills Christian Church Upward Evaluations will be
held from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, December 2-9 at Antioch Mills
Christian Church. At evaluations you can sign up, pay, check
sizes of uniform and do the evaluation. The evaluation only
takes about 20 minutes and you only need to attend one
evaluation. Upward is for kids 4 years old – 6th grade. Cost
is $55, with shorts $70. Season will beginning at the beginning
of January. Practices are once a week and games are on
Saturdays. There are 8 weeks of games. For more information
about upward contact Antioch Mills Christian Church.

Blood Drive, Nov. 29

Blood Drive, Nov. 29
Residents are invited to be lifesavers at the upcoming Kentucky
Blood Center blood drive to be held from 2-4:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, November 29 on the KBC Bloodmobile at
Pendleton County High School at 2359 Hwy 27 North in
Falmouth. To schedule a donation call 1-800-775-2522.

From Falmouth to Frankfort for Mark Hart: sponsoring that first bill

By Keith Smith, Reporter
Children of the 1980’s can tell you how a bill becomes a law from the epic Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. But how does it work when it’s not on Capitol Hill?
For Representative Mark Hart, it went back to that three-day orientation between election and first session with the Legislative Research Commission.
There is a line of duty death benefit to survivors of first responders, Fire, EMS, and Police, but National Guard and Reservists were excluded from the benefits. Hart who was a National Guard soldier introduced House Bill 268 to rectify that situation. It was only six pages in length but provides line of duty benefits to survivors.
“We recognized what they do for us,” matter-of-factly said Hart about the slight to Kentucky National Guard and Reservists.
But how did that recognition go from an idea to a law?
First, Hart met with the Veteran’s, Military, Public Protection Committee chair in which the bill would begin its trek to a law. The LRC would research laws that could affect the legality of the bill, draft it and make sure all the legal basis were covered.
Hart filed the bill with the Clerk of the House and the bipartisan Committee on Committees met to discuss which committee should handle the issue.
After lobbying the committee chair for the bill to be heard, Hart was accompanied by Brigadier General Steven P. Bullard, US Air Force (Air National Guard) who fielded and answered questions. He was also accompanied by Major Jonathan Gensley, Sgt. Caitlin Walker, Staff Sgt. Stephon Steffen, all of the 149th Vertical Construction Company, Master Sgt. Tim Earls of Joint Force Headquarters whom Hart had served with. All are with the Ky. Army National Guard, and Colonel Mike Jones, US Army Retired, Executive Director Dept. of Military Affairs.
The committee vote was unanimous. It quickly made its way through the House with an 89-0 vote and was passed in the Senate and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin on March 20, 2017.
“In times of National Disaster, Public Unrest, and States of Emergency, our Guard and Reservists are just as crucial to addressing immediate public safety needs as our Fire, Police, and EMS Personnel are,” said Representative Hart. “They are willing to make a sacrifice for us. So, we need to provide them with some assurance, if they make the ultimate sacrifice, their families will be taken care of. House Bill 268 does this.
From the three-day orientation to the daily activities of a representative and conversations with his constituents, Hart had learned how to have a direct benefit to the everyday person serving the citizens of Kentucky and keeps that as a focus of his freshmen term.