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Kenton Board of Education Holds May Meeting

The meeting of the Kenton City Schools Board of Education meeting was held last night.

 

On the agenda was to highlight the “Leader in Me” program that has been in effect at the Kenton Elementary. 12 elementary students presented “7 Steps” that children use at the elementary to become better students.

 

The Board also heard remarks from the Kenton Middle and High School Student Council members on accomplishments made throughout the year.

 

The Board highlighted the continued dedication and service 5 staff members as they announced their retirement. Those retiring include Kimberlee Thomas with 37 years, Todd Jones with 28 years, Lynn Dickenson with 39 years, Denise Mustain with 31 years, and Randy Phillips with 10 years of service to the Kenton City Schools.

 

The Extracurricular Committee announced that turf fielding for the new athletic facility is being finalized.

 

The next meeting of Kenton City Schools Board of Education will be Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm.

 

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Bicycle Struck by Car in Kenton

 

A bicyclist escaped serious injury after being struck by a car this afternoon.

 

According to information from the scene, the male bicyclist was crossing the road in the 600 block of North Detroit Street when the bicycle was struck.

 

 

The rider was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The accident remains under investigation. No names have been released at this time.

 

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Kenton Man Reports Identity Fraud

 

A Kenton man reported an identity fraud incident to Kenton police on Sunday.

 

According to the report, the 60 year old victim told officer that information stolen included his social security, debit and card card numbers.

 

The incident is under investigation.

 

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Marysville Man Arrested on Union County Warrant

 

A Marysville man was arrested in Kenton Sunday.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, officers were investigating a complaint about 2 suspicious people in the area of Wilson and Gilbert Streets, and 24 year old Jerrod Thomas was taken into custody.

 

The bench warrant for Thomas' arrest was out of Union County.

 

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Marion Man Arrested in Kenton on Warrant

 

A man from Marion was also arrested on a warrant Sunday.

 

According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, officers encountered a person who matched the description of a wanted male in the parking lot of Scioto Village.

 

28 year old Benjamin Lopez was arrested on a warrant from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Weekend Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges Against Suspect

 

A routine traffic stop lead to officers finding drug paraphernalia in the 400 block of Eliza Street in Kenton on Saturday.

 

According to a release from the Kenton Police Department, officers pulled over a car being driven by 21 year old Wyatt Sheldon, of Kenton, for a brake light violation.

 

Upon a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers allegedly uncovered marijuana, marijuana derivatives, and drug paraphernalia.

 

A 16 year old juvenile was present during the time of the stop.

 

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Kenton Man Facing Drug Charges

 

A man was arrested in Kenton after leaving a residence suspected of harboring drug activity.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department, the 26 year old suspect was approached by officers and was found to be in possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia.

 

The mas was taken into custody and transported to the Kenton Police Department.

 

Drug charges are pending as the investigation continues.

 

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Two Issued Summons on Theft Charges

 

A theft was reported to the Kenton Police Department on Friday.

 

According to the report, employees of Walmart told officer they observed two individuals place items into their purse. Once the women reached the checkout line, they only paid for the items that were in their cart. Neither of the women paid for the items that were located in their purses.

 

40 year old Erica Bell and 53 year old Dee Szymanski, both from Kenton, were issued a summons for theft.

 

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Kenton Board of Education Conducting May Meeting Tonight

 

The Kenton City Schools Board of Education will meet tonight to take care of end of school year business.

 

Mostly personnel matters are on the agenda. Among them, 5 employees with a combined experience of 145 years will be recognized as they retire.

 

The meeting starts at 7 this evening in the Administration Building.

 

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Wildcat Closet Preparing to Launch

 

Kenton High School is in the process of building a lending service called the Wildcat Closet for all KHS students so they can borrow professional clothing for job interviews, school competitions, etc.  

 

Now through June 15th in the KHS Main Office, all business attire in sizes XS to 3XL is being accepted. Gently used but clean blazers, pant/skirt suits, collared shirts, blouses, and ties are welcome.

 

For more information about the Wildcat Career Closet, contact Christina Cross, Wildcat Community Connector Internship Coordinator at Kenton High School.

 

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Junior Fair Entries for 2018 Fair Open Online

 

Junior Fair entries for the 2018 Hardin County Fair are now open online.

 

To make an entry, visit hardincountyfair.org to find a five step process on the online entry system.  

 

Included will be step-by-step direction.  

 

For further help, please call the Fair Office at 419-675-2396.

 

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Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Ada Business

 

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new business in Ada.

 

According to a release, the ceremony will be held at the Dear Darling Boutique this Friday morning at 10.

 

The store is located at 117 East lincoln Avenue in Ada.

 

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Juvenile Court Judge Injured in Crash

 

A crash Thursday evening injured the Judge of Hardin County Probate and Juvenile Court.

 

According to the information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Judge Steven Christopher was driving north on State Route 53 when a pickup being driven by Ashley Heil pulled from a stop sign on Township Road 100.

 

The pickup struck Christopher's car in the driver's side pushing it off the road where it came to rest in a field.

 

The judge was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

 

Heil was not injured.

 

The crash remains under investigation, and citations are pending.

 

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Alliance Holds Economic Development Breakfast

 

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance held an Economic Development Breakfast this morning.

 

President and CEO Jon Cross talked about education and how that relates to the business community, "One of those examples is we just released a student survey. We have to make sure that our community, as we build our community moving forward, we have to incorporate the next generation, and those students who are going to live, work and prosper here."


 

He added that Hardin County works well together especially in the area of communication, "I think Hardin County has one of the best collaboration, where we're communicating from schools, to businesses, to community members and civic leaders. We're having a dialog, we're planning, we're thinking about each other and each industry as we want to move this community forward, and that's a good example what the chamber  and business alliance tries to do. We bring people together and we help them service their needs and put plans of action together, and these economic development committee meetings are a good testament of how we can bring everybody together and do what we did today.


 

The Alliance is taking a break on the economic development breakfasts in June, July and August and will get back to meeting in September.

 

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HMH Shows Off Renovations to Outpatient Services Center

 

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital held an open house Thursday to show off the newly renovated Outpatient Services Center on the second floor of the hospital.

 

CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Wendy Rodenberger, the renovations enhance the hospital's ability to provide more private care to their patients,  "As well as align with the new services we will be offering. We have started renovations and are going to be opening an infusion center before the end of the year, and so we wanted to align with those services. We've also started some CT  services, a low dose ct scan for diagnosis for lung cancer, and all of this is in alignment with Dr. Farrukh Ashraf, who is out new oncologist here at Hardin Memorial, who's here on Thursdays, and we want to make sure we can treat the cancer services  patients of Hardin County so that they don't have to travel, so we would like to keep services close to home."

 

Administrative Nurse Manager Debbie Grimm talks about what the renovations entailed, "Well we have 7 new outpatient ambulatory surgery rooms available on the floor with the new nurses station and new equipment area. The latest improvements in the renovation of the building represent a 15 year and 30 million dollar investment in Hardin Memorial Hospital by OhioHealth."

 

Communications and Media Relations Director Christine Davis acknowledged the work of the hospital guild for their efforts, and she added that the process started with the public, "And we'd like to thank them for the tax levy monies that they helped raise early on, and then as we continue with all of our projects, the money was used by the hospital operations."

 

Money raised from the Mistletoe Ball over the past few years has gone to the project.

 

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Community Foundation Awards Numerous Grants

 

The Hardin County Community Foundation handed out numerous grants to not for profit agencies.

 

The ceremony was held Thursday evening at the Hardin County Armory and around $143,000 was given in grants.

 

The grants in varying amounts were handed out to the following:


 

 

Ada Exempted Village Schools

Ada Exempted Village Schools

Ada Public School District Library

Alger First United Methodist Church- Backpack Blessings

Alger Public Library

Belle Center Free Public Library

BKP Ambulance District

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32

Boy Scout Troop 124

Camp Common Ground

Christian Missionary Alliance Church

City of Kenton

Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Hardin County

Dunkirk Community Improvement Corp.

Dunkirk Masonic Lodge #549

Epworth United Methodist Church Youth Group

Forest Area CIC

Forest Area CIC

Forest Fire Department

Forest Firefighter's Association

Forest Police Department

Forest Police Department

Forest Tree Commission

Forest United Methodist Church

Forest-Jackson Public Library

Hardin County 4-H

Hardin County Ag Society

Hardin County Ag Society

Hardin County Armory Foundation

Hardin County Building Maintenance

Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

Hardin County Common Pleas Court

Hardin County Dog Shelter

Hardin County Dog Shelter

Hardin County Family YMCA

Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc.

Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc.

Hardin County Humane Society

Hardin County Humane Society

Hardin County Juvenile Court

Hardin County Municipal Court

Hardin County Sharpshooters 4-H Club

Hardin Hills Health Center

Hardin Memorial Hospital

Hardin Northern Community Center

Hardin Northern Public Library

Hardin Northern School Library

Healthy Lifestyle Coalition of Hardin County, Inc.

Heartbeat of Hardin County

Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund, Inc.

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries

House of Prayer Pentecostal Church of God

Jackson-Forest Emergency Medical Services

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

Kenton Area Swim Team

Kenton Athletic Boosters

Kenton Choral Boosters

Kenton City Schools

Kenton Fire Department

Kenton First Baptist Church

Kenton First United Methodist Church

Kenton Full Gospel Bread of Life Food Pantry

Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Kenton Little League, Inc.

Kenton Police Department

Kenton Police Department

Kenton Tree Commission

Lake of Lights

Love INC of Hardin County

Master Gardeners of Hardin County

McGuffey Church of Christ

McGuffey Church of Christ

Memorial Park Golf Club

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

MLJ-Hardin County District Library

MLJ-Hardin County District Library

Mt Victory CIC

Mt Victory CIC- Friends of the Park

Neighborhood Opportunity Center

New Hope Ministry Park, LLC

Not By Choice Outreach

Pawsitive Pals of Hardin County

Pawsitive Pals of Hardin County

Porcelain Ministries

Quilts for Kids NW Ohio

ReStore Community Center

ReStore Community Center

ReStore Community Center

Ridgemont Public Library

Ridgeway Firefighters

Riverdale Youth Baseball Organization

Roundhead McDonald Park Board

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Conception Church

Some of Us People (SOUP)

Soroptimist International of Kenton/Hardin County, Ohio

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Firefighters Association

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Joint Fire District

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tree Town Festival, Inc.

Trustees of Memorial Hall

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

USV Ambulance District- Alger Unit

USV Ambulance District- Alger Unit

Veterans' Service Commission

Village of Alger

Village of Alger

Village of Dunkirk   

Village of Dunkirk Tree Committee

Village of Forest

Village of Forest

Village of Forest- Recreation Board

Village of Forest- Recreation Board

Village of Mt. Victory

Village of Mt. Victory

Wolf Creek Art Center

 

Scholarships were awarded to:

 

Jerry Jester Scholarship

Catherine Lens Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Hogan Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spath Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spath Scholarship

 

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Commissioners Get Update on Courthouse Project

 

The Hardin County Commissioners met with representatives of Quality Masonry recently to review the North Courthouse Masonry Phase 2 Project.

 

It was noted the project should start around July 1 pending approval of stone and should last 4 weeks.

 

A stone color was approved after a walk around of the courthouse.

 

Also, Dog Warden Jamie Burchiel told commissioners that eight dogs are currently in the kennel.

 

He also recommended hiring JB Tubular at a cost of $3270 to modify the vehicle to hold dogs in cages.

 

The commissioners approved the transaction on the recommendation of Burchiel.

 

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Master Gardeners Conducting Planting Demonstrations

 

The Hardin County Master Gardeners of Hardin County will be conducting demonstrations on planting gardens this weekend at the Friendships Gardens in Kenton.

 

According to a release, children and adults with an interest in gardening are invited to learn from the Master Gardeners as they demonstrate and explain how to plant vegetables in vertical gardens, raised bed gardens, and traditional gardens.

 

The program will start at 9 this Saturday morning. Friendship Gardens is located at 960 West Kohler Street behind Harco Industries.

 

The program is free and open to adults and children ages 6 and up with their parents.

 

Vegetables harvested from these gardens are used as a part of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer ‘Grow Ohio’ program to provide fresh vegetables to community charities.

 

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Entries For Ohio State Fair Projects Being Accepted

 

Entries are being accepted now in several categories at the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

 

The deadline to enter Fine Arts exhibits is May 20th. To enter exhibits for Arts: Crafts and Fashion, Arts: Cooking and Baking and Youth Arts is June 20th.

 

The Ohio State Fair runs from July 25 to August 5 in Columbus.

 

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Local Students Receive National FFA Scholarships

 

The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation have awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors.

 

More than 8,800 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards.

Approximately one in every five students who applied was awarded a scholarship, which were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.77 on a 4.0 scale, and the average class rank was 23 out of 261.

 

In our area, Alexis Elliott from the Ridgemont FFA and Danielle Leeper, from Marysville, each received a $1000 scholarship, and Katie VanHoose, from Marysville received a $1500 scholarship.

 

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WATCH: KMS Students Lay Wreath in DC

 

Kenton Middle School students are wrapping up their Washington D.C. trip. The students got done visiting the Arlington National Cemetery where they were able to lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown soldier. We spoke to Grace Collins who were one of four to be able to lay the wreath down.

 

“It’s almost kind of scary,” said Collins. “All of the soldiers are very serious, so it’s very intimidating.”

 

Along with their visit to the Arlington National Cemetery the students also visited other presidential monuments and memorials and Smithsonian museums. Students are now on their way back home to Kenton and will arrive back home around 5PM.

 

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KES Holds Red Carpet Leadership Celebration

 

Special education students at the Kenton Elementary School participated in a Red Carpet Leadership Celebration on Wednesday.

 

Intervention Specialist Brandy Cox said the purpose of the event was to award students who excelled in picking up 7 habits during the school year, "Which are being proactive, think win-win, synergizing, working together, just being a leader inside the classroom and outside of the classroom. To be better in the community and be better leaders when the graduate school."

 

Three students receiving awards are (l-r) Koby Hendickson, Izabella "Izzy" Wallace and Jonny Archer

 

 

One of the students receiving an award was Johnny Archer, who said his habit was being proactive, "Because I can be nice to people and be kind to them, help them out, and when people fight, I tell them not to fight. Most people go crazy and scream in the classroom, and I tell them not to do it."

 

Johnny and Izzy show off their award

 

The celebration was held in the Media Center at the Kenton Elementary School.

 

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Car Strikes Side of House on US 68 Thursday Morning

 

A Benton Ridge, Ohio man was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred around 1:50 this morning in the 10,000 block of U.S. 68 north of Kenton.

 

According to information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, a car being operated by Christopher Fletcher ended up off the road where it rolled over and came to rest after striking the side of a house.

 

The above photo was submitted to WKTN

 

Fletcher, who was cited for failure to control, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. No one in the house was injured.

 

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Kenton Woman Arrested on Warrant

 

A woman was arrested on a warrant following a traffic stop in Kenton Wednesday morning.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, officers recognized a woman known to have an active bench warrant out of Hardin County who was driving a car on Center Street.

 

The officer stopped the car near the intersection of Grove and West North Streets.

 

32 year old Donna Parker was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Multi County Jail in Marion.

 

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Numerous Items Stolen From Garage

 

A garage in the 500 block of North Market Street in Kenton was broken into a numerous items were stolen.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, the items stolen included a generator, power washer and other lawn and garden equipment with a total value of nearly $3600.

 

The incident was reported Wednesday and occurred sometime since Monday.

 

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Woman Facing Assault Charge

 

A Kenton woman is facing charges following a report of an assault.

 

According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the corner of East North and North High Streets to investigate the incident.

 

38 year old Carrie Crawford was charged with assault.

 

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Forest Area CIC Present Community Builder Award

 

The Forest Area CIC held a meeting on Wednesday.

 

During the meeting, the Forest Senate Lodge's Tim Thompson presented the Community Builder Award.

 

The award went to CIC President Jeff Knedler.

 

He was congratulated for his continued commitment and dedication to the Forest community.

 

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Two Students Receive Scholarship from Tree Town Festival

 

The 2018 Tree Town Festival Scholarship recipients were announced.

 

They are Ashlyn Kelsey Fadley and Sade Yinger.

 

 

 

Fadley is going to Indiana Tech majoring in Early Childhood Education and Yinger is attending Bowling Green State University and is to major in communications.

 

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Ace Hardware Distributing American Flags

 
OAK BROOK, IL., May 17, 2018 – In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Kenton's Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to honor veterans by pledging to give out 1 million American-made flags nationwide. On Saturday, May 26, consumers are encouraged to visit Kenton;s Ace Hardware to receive a free 8” x 12” American flag*, while a second flag is donated to their the local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day. 
 
“Kenton's Ace Hardware salutes the many men and women who have made sacrifices for our country and we look to honor them this Memorial Day by participating in the 1 million American flag giveaway,” said Dave Amweg, Store Manager of Kenton's Ace Hardware. “We are grateful to be collaborating with the VFW, who have provided so much support to veterans in our community.”
 
“Working alongside Ace to support our veterans is natural fit – their stores are located in communities across the country, just like our local Posts,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “We are grateful to receive this donation from Ace Hardware and their consumers, and we look forward to honoring our veterans in a big way this Memorial Day.” 
The 1 million American flag giveaway aligns with Ace Hardware’s long history of supporting veterans nationwide. Ace’s very name is a commemoration of the “Flying Aces,” the courageous fighter pilots from the First World War. Ace’s patriotism continues through the support of its veteran retailers, and the sincere appreciation for all the veterans and active-duty military who work in Ace stores, distribution centers, and its corporate offices. 
 
*Flags will be available in participating Ace stores, while quantities last. In-store only. Limit one 8” x 12” flag per customer. No purchase necessary. 

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Kenton 8th Graders Remain Busy in DC

Kenton Middle School students are still taking on the nation’s capital this week. The students visited the Newseum among many other stops, and also witnessed a flyover of Marine One, the Presidential Helicopter. We spoke with 8th Grader Grant Good who said touring the holocaust museum was a heavy experience.

 

Photo: Grant Good

 

“It was pretty impactful touring the holocaust museum. We saw and learned about how many people actually died.” Said Good.

 

Students were set to lay the wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier today in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as wrap up their tours of presidential monuments and a visit to the Smithsonian Museum. We’ll bring you the final update tomorrow, here on WKTN.

 

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KHS Seniors Awarded Over $150,000

Sherri Haushalter Sopher, President of Robinson Fin Machines, awarding a scholarship at the awards banquet.

 

Kenton High School held their annual senior awards day ceremony yesterday. School Counselor Amy Kohl said that new opportunities are being provided for students.

 

“The Dollars for Scholarships, which is all local donations, this year we had $13,250 from that foundation alone. Local scholarships, which is just different families and business giving, was $26,450. The R. E. and Joan S. Allen Foundation totalled $54,500 and the Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation was $77,750. This year in scholarships, our students are gaining $171,950 which is about $40,000 more than last year.” said Kohl.

 

The complete list of awards provided by the High School Guidance Department:

 

Delaney Althauser - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Cahill Family Scholarship, Russell, Peggy, Bridget & Adam, Dale & Joanne Layman Memorial Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Paul Heilman Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Second Year Academic Award

 

Abbigail Amweg - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Jim Crates Memorial Scholarship, given by Carol Crates, Paul & Carol McKinley, William & Krista Hart, Dr. Thomas Rogers & Linda Wood Rogers Kohler Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation The Carl Lotz Lions Club Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Devin Arnold - First Year Academic Award

 

Luke Baird - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Pat Stiles Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Kylee Baker - Second Year Academic Award

 

Hanna Barlow - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship

 

Kori Barrett - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Katherine E Johnson, MD Scholarship, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Second Year Academic Award

Gracie Bell - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation, Catherine Lens Trust Award, Eugene Spencer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Georgia Robinson Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Second Year Academic Award

 

Mason Bloom - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kyle Althauser Memorial Scholarship, given by Gerald & Nancy Althauser, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Carmean Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Gerald & Vivian McNutt Memorial Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Wes Totten Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Ohio High School Athletic Association Courageous Student Award, United State Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Second Year Academic Award

Patience Boggs - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion

 

Andrew Boyer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Faith Boyer - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Abby Broseke - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Robinson Fin Machines Scholarship, Bonnie Pavlovic Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Arch Rodgers Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning, Third Year Academic Award

 

Mackenzie Brooks - Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Jayden Brown - Perfect Attendance Award for all Four Years of High School

 

Olivia Brown - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Robinson Fin Machines Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Margaret Nichols-Temple Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Cruz Bryant - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Newland Insurance Agency Award,

 

Jenna Burd - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Lois G. Crowe Memorial Scholarship, American Red Cross High School Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Sheldon Cannode - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Brett Clawson - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Brian Collins - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Zachery Collins - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Nancy Althauser Memorial Scholarship, given by Friends of Nancy Althauser, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Third Year Academic Award

 

Tamara Combs - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Second Year Academic Award

 

Shawn Conover - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Brock Cote - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Cymon Crowe - Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Cole Dearing - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation, Jerry Jester Memorial Scholarship & Hardin County Community Foundation, John & Ruby Jester Memorial Scholarship, Foster & Anna Marie Shuster Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Mahlik Diol - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships McDonald's, Kenton Scholarship, Bonnie Pavlovic Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Danielle Dunne - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation  Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Maria Espinoza - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Rick's Auto Sales Scholarship, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning, First Year Academic Award

 

Kylie Erwin - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Maxline Express Award,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Marilyn Klingler Business Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Arnold E. Lange & Lance L. Lange Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation  Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United State Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Connor Galvin - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Tiffany Geberin - Brittany Sloan Memorial Scholarship

 

Alexandra Haushalter - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation The Carl Lotz Lions Club Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Hayden Hildreth - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships The Clayton Kritzler Memorial Scholarship, given by Joel Kritzler, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Second Year Academic Award

 

Hailey Hines - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Chance Jacques - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Lauren Johnson - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Oates Veterinary Clinic, FLR Insurancenter, McCullough Industries, Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home & Amicitia Lodge Award, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Steven Craig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Lauren Wolfe Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Tawnie Keen - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Robert Szymanski Memorial Scholarship, provided by The Society Singers, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation David P. Sturgeon Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation William Moffit Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence

 

Chase Kiser - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Miami Six Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jerry Cross Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Clint Kitchen - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Mitzi Pfeiffer Kitchen Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, First Year Academic Award

 

Morgan Kohl - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Vern & Ida Abbott Memorial Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Ed Althauser & Nancy Althauser, Fred E. Coats Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Saundra Thomas Winnett Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar/Athlete Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Kylie Krohmer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton Moose Family Center & Anonymous Donors Award, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Lucian Lay - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Jessica Legge - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships HSLC, The Home Savings & Loan Company of Kenton, Ohio Scholarship, Mark & Marsha Watkins Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, First Year Academic Award

 

Cara Lightner - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Cory Ludwig - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Third Year Academic Award

 

Mercedes Mendenhall - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Ellie Miller - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Senior High School Class of 2011 Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Dean Edward Martino Memorial Scholarship, M. Virginia Hill Scholarship for Ohio Northern Education Majors, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence, Second Year Academic Award

 

Hunter Moore - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation Oren & Mary Hogan Memorial Award, Dollars for Scholarships Keith Beck Memorial Scholarship given by Katherine E. Johnson, MD, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Scholarship, Mike Mauk & Drey Dearing Wildcat Pride Scholarship sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Carter Cavalier, Pamela (Woll) Neuhauser Memorial Scholarship, Vern & Ida Abbott Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Pat McPherson Memorial Book Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Ed & Mary Holdgreve Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Curtis Mullins - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Christopher Nicely Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Molly Pees - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Graphic Packaging, Kenton Scholarship, Jack & Winogene Rogers Memorial Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Terry Myers Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Second Year Academic Award

 

Alexis Phillips - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Mackenzie Phillips - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Chris Kanzig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jean North Kinsey Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Marjorie Ramge Jackson Memorial Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Ashley Potter-Reed - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Johnathan (Dillon) Rall - Dale & Joanne Layman Memorial Scholarship, M. Dean & Barbara J. Dulin Memorial Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Steven Craig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Scott & Becky Grigaluinas Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Joseph W. & Mabel L. Dulin Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Paul Heilman Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Emma Ramsey - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Katherine E Johnson, MD Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Kobey Rawlins - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton City Schools Excellence For Education Foundation Award (In Memory of Bob Goodsell), Hardin Memorial Hospital Mary Lou Johnson Health Career Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar/Athlete Award, United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Trent Reichelderfer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Parker Rembis - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Elaina Schaub - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Hugh Ries, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Margaret Nichols-Temple Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Zachary Skorker - First Year Academic Award

 

Mariana Smith - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship,

 

Steven Stalder - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Liberty National Bank Award, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Fred E. Coats Memorial Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Erica Steele - State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Alex Stephens - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship,

 

Faith Stover - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Mackenzie Stover - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton Rotary Club Award, Paul Heilman Book Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Helen Robinson-Kraus Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Third Year Academic Award

 

Joslyn Szczerba - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Layne Taylor - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Rogers Nationwide Insurance Agency & Anonymous Donors, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Riley Tracy - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence

 

Erin Unger - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Dorothy Fullerton Memorial, given by Gerald & Nancy Althauser, Dollars for Scholarships the Golden Giant, Kenton Scholarship, Minerva Club Scholarship, Kenton Senior High Class of 2011 Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Dora Flowers, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1967 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jeff Zerby Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

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Kenton Native Serving as Ship Servicemen

 

A 2008 Kenton High School graduate and Kenton, Ohio native is serving as part of the Pre Commissioning Unit for the USS Thomas Hudner.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Richards is a ship's servicemen assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine.

 

 

 

As a ship's servicemen, Richards is responsible for services on the ship provided to the crew including vending machines, ship store, barber shop and laundry.

 

Richards has military ties with family members who have previously served and is honored to carry on the family tradition.

 

More on the story will be posted later this morning under local news at wktn.com.

 

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Kenton Man Taken into Custody by Union County Deputies

 

A Kenton man was taken into custody this week by deputies from the Union County Sheriff's Office.

 

According to the media release from the Union County Sheriff's Office, 31 year old Matthew A. Kennedy was taken into custody at the Multi-County Jail in Marion on an outstanding arrest warrant.

 

He was transported to the Tri County Regional Jail.

 

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Little Sparks Goo Crew Promotes Intergenerational Learning

 

The Little Sparks Goo Crew encourages intergenerational learning and a place for adults to learn more about child development.

 

The Goo Crew is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted for special activities.

 

The program is a service of the OSU Hardin County Extension, and the event schedule runs from May through September on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 until 11am.

 

After today, the next event is scheduled for June 6.

 

For more on the program, contact the Extension Office.

 

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4th Annual Eats on Street Festival Coming June 22

 

The date has been set for the next Eats on the Street Food Truck Festival.

 

The 4th annual event is scheduled for Friday June 22nd in downtown Kenton.

 

This year there will be fifteen food trucks, music and a car show.

 

More details on the event as well as information on the food trucks will be revealed over the next few weeks by the Hardin County Chamber and Alliance.

 

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Family Fishing Day to be Held at Boy Scout Lake

 

The Hardin County Family YMCA and the Ohio Department Of Wildlife are sponsoring a Free Family Fishing Day at Boy Scout Lake on June 9th.

 

Bait and Picnic lunch will be provided. Bring your fishing pole, tackle, and lawn chair and join in for the free family event from 10am until noon that day.

 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Mt. Victory Man Injured in Logan County Crash

 

A Mt. Victory man was injured in a crash Monday in Logan County.

 

WPKO Radio reported that 33 year old David Liles lost control of his car while driving south on County Road 153.

 

The car went off the left side of the road and rolled over after striking the ditch, a guardrail and a cement abutment.

 

Liles, who was cited for failure to control, was transported to Memorial Hospital in Marysville for treatment of minor injuries.

 

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Commissioners Proclaim May as Fraud Awareness Month

 

May is Fraud Awareness Month.

 

The Hardin County Commissioners heard at a recent meeting from John Folk, Jodi Tudor, Christine Wireman and Jessica Osborn from Job and Family Services.

 

It was reported that a $2,000 grant was received to assist with the month.  

 

Osborn, a Fraud Investigator,  had one case prosecuted last year with a high dollar amount and one this year that the client misled the workers and was dishonest.

 

It was also reported that an activity is scheduled with local law enforcement to learn how they can help identify fraud.

 

A luncheon will be held with a speaker from the state to educate on how to detect fraud as well.

 

The public may also call the agency with concerns.

 

Commissioner Beaman moved to adopt a Proclamation to designate May as Fraud Awareness Month, which was passed.

 

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8th Grade Class Completes First Day in DC

The Kenton Middle School 8th Grade Class has made the journey to the nation’s capital on their annual trip. The tour stops for yesterday included the Einstein memorial, Vietnam Wall and Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument and the reflection pond.

 

More was scheduled for the group, however some severe weather rolling through the DC area had other plans. 8th Grader Mitch Jennings said his favorite part of the day was the massive size of the Lincoln Monument.

 

“Probably my favorite thing was going up and seeing how huge the abraham lincoln monument was because it puts you in perspective.” said Jennings.

 

Another busy day is in store for the students for today, and we’ll bring you up to speed tomorrow on WKTN.

 

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Different Kind of Markers Found at Grove Cemetery

 

Maybe you haven't really noticed it before, but Grove Cemetery in Kenton is home to several different kind of grave markers.

 

Most monuments on grave sites are made of stone, but these markers are not.

 

 

 

The markers were referred to as white bronze although they are neither white or bronze. They are made of zinc, and exposure to the elements give them their distinctive blue-gray color.

 

They were manufactured by the Monumental Bronze Company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

 

 

The company had its beginnings in 1874 and stopped production of the zinc grave markers in 1914.

 

For whatever reason, the markers never became popular. Some cemeteries don' have a single one. That is despite the fact that after over 130 plus years later, every name, every word and every date is as clear as the date it was cast.

 

 

You'll find at least 7 of these markers in Grove Cemetery, which indicates the area was served by an unusually successful agent.

 

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Peace Officer Memorial Day Observed Today

 

Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day and this week is considered Police Week.

 

This day is a tribute to all Law Enforcement Officers who have died or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.

 

In 2017, 128 Police Officers were killed in the line of duty. This week is a time for the nation to come together and recognize law enforcement officers who lost their lives making the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizen.

 

Law enforcement officers who protect and serve their communities every day are also honored.

 

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OhioHealth HMH Holding Open House

 

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital is holding an Open House for the new outpatient surgery area on the second floor of the hospital.

 

Participants will be able to tour the department and take advantage of free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings.

 

The event will be held this Thursday May 17 from 4 until 6pm.

 

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Visitor Poll Voters Support Arming Teachers

 

Visitor Poll voters overwhelmingly support arming some teachers or other personnel as a way to improve school safety.

 

The results of the Visitor Poll on wktn.com reveal that 67% are in favor of the idea. The remaining 33% said they are against it.

 

This week's question asks if you think President Trump's summit with Korean President Kim Jong Un will be a success.

 

Vote now at wktn.com.

 

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Kenton City Council Meets

The Kenton City Council met last night in Council Chambers.

 

The Kenton City Council moved to adopt a resolution declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the 10 mill limitation for maintenance and operating expenses at Grove Cemetery.

 

With department updates, the Kenton Police Department is asking for applicants. If you know someone or are a qualified candidate, please contact the Kenton Police Department at (419)-673-0771.

 

Residents are reminded that with mowing season in full swing, keep lawns mowed and when mowing avoid blowing clippings into the roadways.

 

Groups and organizations that would like to sponsor to maintain one of the various parks within Kenton are welcomed. If you know of a group or organization willing, please contact the city at (419)-674-4850.

 

Tim Striker, Republican nominee for County Commissioner, addressed the Council. Striker came to thank the community for their continued support in the May primary. Striker said he hopes to carry that momentum into the November election.

 

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Driver of Car That Slams into Goodwill Store Identified

 

How and why a car ended up into the Goodwill store in Kenton to start the weekend is still being investigated.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, 20 year old Carlos Ordonez, of Kenton, has so far been charged with not having an operator's license following the incident.

 

 

 

His car slammed into the front of the business Friday evening causing extensive damage.

 

Fortunately there were no injuries.

 

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Veterans Banners Being Hung in Downtown Kenton

 

Banners are now being installed around the square in downtown Kenton.

 

 

Hardin County Commissioner Roger Crowe is an organizer of the project.

 

He talks about the purpose of the banners, "They will honor not only our veterans from the past, but also active duty personnel. If someone wants to honor someone who is currently serving, whether they're deployed, whether their stateside or wherever, but it's just a way to recognize the veterans and the military personnel for their contributions to Hardin County."

 

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Fire Destroys Building on Amish Family Property

 

Fire destroyed a sawmill on an Amish family property over the weekend.

 

According to Mt. Victory Fire Chief Denny Hinton, the resident was burning debris and when he finished for the night, the winds blew ember to the sawmill building which ignited the blaze. The building was listed as a total loss.

 

There were no injuries, and mutual assistance was provided by fire departments from Kenton and Scioto Valley.

 

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Kenton Man Charged Following 2 Shoplifting Incidents

 

A Kenton man has been charged with several offenses following reports of shoplifting at two Kenton stores over the weekend.

 

According to the reports from the Kenton Police Department, 39 year old Timothy Mullins has been charged with criminal trespassing, obstructing official business and theft.

 

Thefts were reported at WalMart and two hours later at the Kroger store.

 

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Kenton City Council Meets Tonight

 

Kenton City Council will meet tonight for the 9th regular session of the year.

 

On 3rd reading tonight is a resolution declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the 10 mill limitation for maintenance and operating expenses at Grove Cemetery.

 

The meeting will start at 7 this evening at the Kenton City Building.

 

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Relay for Life of Hardin County Set For July 13

 

The date has been set for the 2018 Relay for Life of Hardin County event.

 

According to a release, many participants will join together at the the Hardin County Courthouse square to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

 

The event starts at 6 that evening and will last until midnight.

 

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Young Professional Alliance Group Sprucing up Park

 

Anyone with a passion to serve and who enjoys having fun is invited to Murray Park on Cherry Street in Kenton this Saturday.

 

The Young Professionals Alliance is heading up a project at the park to compliment the new sunshade coming in June.

 

Participants are asked to bring their shovels, rakes and all things garden related to help spruce up the park.

 

The Community Service Day is scheduled from 9am until noon this Saturday May 19.

 

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Kenton Native Honored by Rhodes State College

 

A Kenton native has been awarded the 2018 Rhodes State College Outstanding Alumni Award.

 

According to a release, Roni L. Height, who recently retired from a 40-year career in Corporate Tax Accounting, was the recipient.

 

She grew up in Kenton and earned an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting from Lima Technical College in 1977.

 

Height considers her associate degree to have been the springboard to her successful business and personal life.

 

The Alumni Circle of Excellence recognizes Associate Degree graduates of Rhodes State College and Lima Technical College who are doing exceptional work in the Career field, community, and for the College.

 

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Community Health Carnival to be Held in Ada

 

The ONU Healthwise Pharmacy has announced the date for the Community Health Carnival.

 

The event is scheduled for Saturday June 9 from 10am-2pm on the ONU campus in Ada.

 

Participants can learn about their health, play games and win prizes.

 

Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

 

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16 Students Complete Internship Experience

Another class of Kenton High School Juniors and Seniors has completed real world internship experiences. Under the supervision of advisor Christina Cross, 16 students completed an internship within the community.

 

“It was a really good experience” said WCC Intern Alec Keller, who spent his time with us at WKTN.

 

“I got to learn what radio was like. It’s not just sitting behind a microphone and talking, but there are a lot of things to do in radio. I have been looking forward to this all year.” Keller said.

 

The Wildcat Community Connectors program offers students workplace experiences while in high school. Students must be Juniors or Seniors in High School, and will learn all aspect of obtaining and maintaining a job.

 

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OhioHealth HMH Presents Award for Nursing Excellence

 
OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital presented the Facets of Nursing Excellence Award at the recent nurse's celebration.
 
Nicole Lucas, RN, received the award which is given to one nurse at each OhioHealth system.
 
Pictured (L-R) Ron Sndyer, Chief Operating Officer, Lucas, Kemmere and Wendy Rodenberger, Chief Nursing Officer
 
The award is given each year to recognize one nurse nominated from his or her nursing peers, leaders and physicians for modeling the seven facets of nursing excellence:  Excellence and Professionalism in Nursing Practice, Education, Collegiality and Collaboration, Ethics, Research, Resource Utilization and Leadership. 
 
Also, Brandi Kemmere, RN, received the OhioHealth Nursing Scholarship award which is given to one nursing student at each care site.

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Pickup Truck, Lawnmower Destroyed by Fire

 

Fire destroyed a lawnmower and a pickup truck, but a garage was spared major damage from a fire that occurred Friday afternoon in Mt. Victory.

 

 

 

Firefighters from the Southeast Hardin/Northwest Union Fire Department were dispatched to a residence located at 244 North Main Street where a fire started in the lawnmower and spread to a nearby pickup truck and was also starting to spread to a garage.

 

Heavy damage occurred to the lawn mower and pickup, and light damage occurred to the garage.

 

Firefighters were on the scene for around an hour.

 
 
 

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Dylan Scott to Perform at 2018 Hardin County Fair

 

The Hardin County Fairboard announced this morning that country music superstar Dylan Scott will be headlining the 2018 country concert at the Hardin County Fair.

 

The 27 year old Scott released his debut single "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy" in June of 2013. It charted for 10 weeks on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. His self-titled debut album was released in August of 2016 and debuted at number 5 on the Top Country Albums Chart.

 

Special guests are Brown + Gray, the country-pop duo known for the song "Top Down" released in September of 2017.

 

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 9am on Friday May 25. They can be purchased online at hardincountyfair.org, by phone at 419-675-2396 or in person at the fairboard office.

 

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Three Sentenced in Hardin County Common Pleas Court

 

Three people were sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.

 

According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:

 

.Matthew F. Williams was sentenced to a total of three years and 2 months in prison on 2 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and permitting drug abuse.

 

.Terry E. Howard was sentenced to 15 months in prison on one count of escape.

 

.Maria E. Spence was placed on five years community control with conditions on one count of assault.

 

All cases were heard by Judge Scott Barrett.

 

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ReStore Hosting Bereavement Dinners

 

The ReStore Community Center in Ada is hosted once a month Bereavement Dinners.

 

Executive Director Robert Kanzig said the free dinners are a way to provide a support group to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The dinners are held at the Restore business in Ada the second Thursday of every month.

 

For the complete discussion, tune in Public Eye, Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

 

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Theft Reported at Wendy's in Kenton

 

A theft that was reported at Wendy's in Kenton is under investigation.

 

According to the report, employees told police that a named suspect stole nearly $700 from the business.

 

The 39 year old Kenton woman who was listed as the suspect has not yet been charged.

 

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Riverdale Hosting Blood drive Today

 

A blood drive is being held today at Riverdale High School.

 

The operation will be set up in the gym of the school from 9am until 2 this afternoon.

 

The school is located on State Route 37 between Forest and Mt. Blanchard

 

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New Schedule Beginning May14th

6am - 10am  - The Morning Buzz with Chad Spencer.

 

10am - 3pm - Brandi Foxx.

 

11am - 1pm - Foxx’s Flashback. 2 hours of classic hits.

 

3pm-9pm - Rydin' with Ryker.

 

The Birthday Bash can be heard at 7:30am and 3:30pm.

 

News with Dennis Beverly at the top of Every hour 6am-6pm Monday Through Friday.

 

Major (Extended) Newscasts at 8am, Noon, and 5pm includes sports and obits.

 

Weather at the top and bottom of every hour. Weather after newscasts when applicable.

 

Public Eye at 7:30 Saturday morning and now Sunday at Noon. Also available at WKTN.com

 

More updates to come and all schedules are subject to change.

 

 

Thanks for listening!!

 

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Dennis Beverly Becomes Official News Director

Home Town Media/WKTN is proud to announce Mid-day host Dennis Beverly has accepted the position of News Director at WKTN.

 

Dennis’s new responsibility as News Director will be to oversee the news and weather at WKTN as well as helping to improve the regional reporting to our listeners in the region.

 

Dennis is a 30 year veteran at WKTN and assumed the responsibility of news coverage while maintaining an on-air shift. The News Director position will allow Dennis to focus on news coverage and help to develop staff on news reporting.

 

Dennis will begin his full-time duties as News Director on May 14th.

 

Comments, news tips and news releases can be sent to newsroom@wktn.com

 

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Courthouse to Close Early on Friday

 

The Hardin County Courthouse will close early on Friday May 11.

 

According to information from the Hardin County Commissioners Office, the entire courthouse will be close at 2 Friday afternoon for training.

 

The Courthouse will reopen Monday May 14 at 8am.

 

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Tires and Rims Stolen From Yard in Kenton

 

A theft was reported to Kenton police on Wednesday.

 

According to the report, the victim told officers four tires and rims were stolen from his yard in the 700 block of North Main Street.

 

The incident, which is under investigation, occurred sometime Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.

 

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Woman Arrested on Bench Warrant

 

A Kenton woman was arrested Wednesday on an active bench warrant.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, Amber L. Christie was taken into custody in the parking lot of Burger King.

 

She was eventually transported to the Multi County Jail in Marion by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Boy on Moped Forced Off Roadway

 

A moped being operated by a 14 year old boy got ran off the roadway by a vehicle Wednesday.

 

According to the report, the boy was riding the moped near Wharton Park when the incident occurred.

 

A 45 year old Kenton man was listed as the suspect, but has not yet been charged.

 

The boy was not injured.

 

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Pursuit Ends Fatally in Findlay

Pursuit with fatality early Wednesday morning in Findlay

 

The Findlay Police Department was contacted by a law enforcement agency in Crawford County to be on the lookout for a vehicle that had been involved in a pursuit in that county.  

 

A Findlay Police Officer located the vehicle in the 2800 block of S. Main St. This officer attempted to stop the vehicle which then fled.  The pursuit traveled through the southwest portion of the city where the vehicle left the city and the pursuit continued to Mortimer. After crossing the railroad tracks in Mortimer, the vehicle went left of center and crashed into a house.  

 

Fire department and ambulance personnel were contacted and the driver was found to be deceased.  The driver’s identity is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

 

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.  

 

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KCS Scholarship Foundation to Award over $75K

Kenton City Schools Excellence for Education Foundation established the estimated scholarship money at it’s May 2nd Meeting.

 

An estimated $78,700 in scholarship money will be awarded at Kenton Senior High School’s Awards Day Program on May 15th. The scholarship applicants will not know who received scholarships until that day.

 

Scholarships are paid directly to the university on behalf of the student and must be used within one year.

 

Last year $68,650 in scholarship money was awarded to the Class of 2017.

 

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Mansfield Woman Arrested in Kenton

A Mansfield woman was arrested Tuesday Evening.

 

According to the police report provided by the Kenton Police Department, officers were dispatched to Fontaine Street for a report of an intoxicated female that left Champion Court.

 

Upon arrival officers found 39 year old Pamela Pleasant of Mansfield walking on Fontaine Street. Officers found Pamela to have an active warrant and placed her under arrest.

 

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Local Teacher and Others Honored as Energy Efficiency Champions

AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, honored businesses, organizations and teachers from throughout the state at its Energy Efficiency Awards event held on April 25. The awards ceremony recognized AEP Ohio’s business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency.
 
“AEP Ohio is always working with organizations to provide programs, incentives and energy management tools that can help them see a long-term reduction in energy usage and costs,” said Jon Williams, director of distribution technology and innovation at AEP Ohio. “We’re proud of the organizations that have made an exceptional commitment to increasing energy efficiency and hope their actions will inspire others to do the same.”
 
The following companies were honored as Energy Efficiency Champions for outstanding contributions to increasing energy efficiency within their organizations, reducing their energy usage and positively impacting the environment:
 
LOCAL and REGIONAL
  • Amy Boone (Kenton, OH) - 4th Grade Teacher at Kenton Elementary.
  • All-Phase Electrical Supply Company (Lima, OH)
  • Bluffton University (Bluffton, OH)
  • Findlay City Schools (Findlay, OH)

 

Around the State:

  • Abbott Nutrition — Columbus Plant (Columbus, OH)
  • Amazon (Columbus, OH)
  • American Fine Sinter (Tiffin, OH)
  • Cloverleaf Cold Storage (Columbus, OH)
  • Dollar General Corporation (Columbus, OH)
  • General Mills (Cincinnati, OH)
  • P.H. Glatfelter (Chillicothe, OH)
  • Highland Local School District (Medina, OH)
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action (Lancaster, OH)
  • NRP Group LLC (Cleveland, OH)
  • OCLC (Dublin, OH)
  • OhioHealth (Columbus, OH)
  • Olentangy Local Schools (Lewis Center, OH)
  • Weastec Inc. (Dublin, OH)
 
The Sustained Excellence Award is given to a company that has demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency efforts and initiatives over multiple years while making energy efficiency a part of its company culture:
 
  • The Kroger Company (Cincinnati, OH)
 
The Leadership Award is given to one entity annually based on continual involvement and a sincere partner relationship:
 
  • Ohio Environmental Council (Columbus, OH)
 
AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs to help residential and business customers save energy and money. For more information, visit AEPOhio.com/Save (residential) or AEPOhio.com/Solutions (business).

 

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May 8th Election Results

The Primary Election is over and the results are in.

 

In the Hardin County Commissioner Race, Tim Striker defeated Bob Carder for the Nomination of Republican Candidate. 2107 votes or 69.81%, were cast for Striker while Carder garnered 911 votes or 30.19%. Striker will face Democratic Candidate Ronald Eastman in November. Eastman ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary.

 

Jon Cross defeated Cheryl Buckland as the Republican nominee for the 83rd Ohio House Seat.

Cross was able to pull in 58.68% or 7,467 of the votes in Logan, Hardin, and Hancock Counties compared to Buckland’s 5,258 votes or 41.32%

 

51.68% or 11,251 were in favor of The Ohio-Hi Point .6mil levy which passed with 48.32% or 10,518 against the levy.

 

The Village of Patterson passed the 1.5 mills property tax levy with 65% of the 20 votes in favor of the levy. The 5 year levy will commence in 2018 with first due in 2019.

 

A complete list of the final un-official election results from the Hardin County Board of Elections can be found by clicking on the link.... http://co.hardin.oh.us/boe/results/results.htm

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KHS Seeking Fair King and Queen Candidates

Kenton High School is seeking Fair King and Queen Candidates for the 2018 Hardin County Fair. Candidates must be seniors at Kenton High School During the 2018-2019 school year and reside in a Hardin County School District.

 

The candidates must be current members of FFA, 4-H, Farm Bureau Youth, Grange, Scouts, or enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences or Art Classes.

 

Application can be picked up at the High School Office and returned no later than Monday May 14th.

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A Kenton man was arrested for DUI Monday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Eastcrest School. Upon arrival, an officer observed a grey car at the intersection of Madison and Cooper St.

 

The male had his head on the steering wheel. As the officer approached the vehicle the male opened the drivers' side door and got out.

 

During questioning the male was observed to have slurred speech and glassy eyes, and was unsteady on his feet and had to lean on his car.

 

The male identified as Gabriel Amiayh was placed under arrest for DUI and was transported to KPD where he was later released. Amiayh was also cited for open container, reasonable control and no operator’s license.

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Theft In North Part of Kenton

A theft was reported on station to the Kenton Police.

 

The incident occurred sometime Sunday evening. A playstation 4 and controller was taken from a residence from Forest Court Apartments.

 

The items were valued at a total of $465.

 

Two suspects were named on the report, but charges have not been filed.

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