Bethel Village Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 18, to interview 25 applicants for the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. Each year 10 Bethel-Tate graduates are selected to receive $2,000 grants from the Burke Trust Fund. The fund was established by Burke to help with college expenses for Bethel graduates. The grant winners were announced at the 2009 Bethel-Tate graduation held on May 22 at Northern Kentucky University.
Summer visitors to the Promont House Museum, in Milford, will get a rare opportunity to view a special display of vintage children’s books. The “Read Me A Story” display features popular children’s books from the 1920s to the 1950s. This colorful collection of children’s books and they are on display in the cases and the hallways of Promont.
Law enforcement officers were recognized during the 26th Annual Police Appreciation banquet Thursday, May 28. The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce and Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association presented awards to some of the areas finest officers during the event held at the Eastgate Holiday Inn.
As state auditors have been going over the financial records in Bethel to discover just how accounting errors dating back several years have affected the general fund, they also discovered a discrepancy in the mayors court account. “We found out a week ago last Thursday (May 21) from the auditor’s office that there was a problem with the mayor’s court account,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator.
In 1994, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife established a program to encourage schools to improve their school yards with a habitat for wildlife that could also serve as a training ground for students. The school was presented with a plaque for the school and two road signs for posting to let the community know that the school is designated as a Wild site.
Brantner Elementary students took a step back in time without leaving the school grounds Friday, May 29. In 2000, Steve Fox, who was the principal of Brantner Elementary, students and teachers along with the help of Cub Scout Pack 336 placed contents in a time capsule and buried it in front of the school. The time capsule was opened May 29 and the
The spirit of the United States of America was on display Monday in Milford. Hundreds turned out as Post 450 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day Parade. Things were festive along the parade route before it began, with young children playing while their parents enjoyed the day with friends and neighbors.
Several ideas for connecting with village residents were discussed by council members during the Amelia Village council meeting on Monday, May 18. Mayor Leroy Ellington suggested that council consider breaking the village down into six wards with a council person assigned and acting as liaison for the residents in each area.
As the Amelia Village Council meeting began Monday, May 18, Mayor Leroy Ellington made the recommendation to council that they consider video taping the council meetings.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s office is reporting an apparent murder/suicide at approximately 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 25, at a residence on Happy Hollow Road, in Bethel. According to the report, the Clermont County Emergency Communications Center received a call from a Teresa Centers and her husband Earl Frank Centers on Monday, May 25. The couple reported that they were attempting to visit Kurt and Debbie Russell at 3830 Happy Hollow Road, when they looked through the glass door and observed a gun and blood on the floor of the residence.