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Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home sold

The Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, a landmark on Plane Street in Bethel, was recently purchased by E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes. The purchase of the funeral home marks E.C. Nurre’s most recent expansion.

Cable bill signed by Governor

Senate Bill 117, which was signed into Ohio State Law by Governor Ted Strickland June 25, could provide either a significant benefit or equally significant drawback to Ohio residents. Depending on who you talk to, the bill has the potential to bring better cable television services at a better price to residents, but could in fact backfire, say opponents.

Baker case goes to Mason grand jury

An Ohio woman extradited to Kentucky for her involvement in the death of a 3-year-old boy last summer waived her right on June 25 to a preliminary hearing in Mason County District Court on a charge of tampering with evidence. The waiving of the hearing was announced when Amy Baker, 26, represented by her legal counsel, appeared before District Judge Todd Walton in the Mason County Courthouse in Maysville, Ky.

Chamber moves to Union Township

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce recently upgraded its surroundings, taking a fresh look at economic development through the relocation to a fresh new office. Formerly located on the outskirts of Milford, the Clermont chamber recently sold its former office in favor of a newly-created office park in Union Township.

Video about Simon Kenton filmed at Bethel’s Acord Cabin

The filming of a video promoting local folk hero Simon Kenton is now complete. Kenton was a pioneer largely responsible for helping settlers to reach this area. argely unknown in modern times, Kenton is the passion of local man, Mike Rumping, who portrays Simon Kenton in the video. “Simon Kenton was very under appreciated,” said Rumping. “He didn’t have John Filson writing his novel like Daniel Boone did. Daniel Boone had a lot of respect for Simon Kenton. As a matter of fact, Simon Kenton saved his life. Simon Kenton did more to open up the Northern Kentucky and Ohio frontiers than anyone else. I really think it’s important that people learn about him, and it’s a shame that American history isn’t taught more.”

Joshua Epperson Memorial Fund-Raiser to be held June 30

The public is invited to attend an event to raise money for the Joshua Epperson Memorial Fund-Raiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Bethel Fields, behind Hill Intermediate School in Bethel. Josh was killed May 28 when a beam fell on him at a construction site. Josh was a member of the Killer Bees, a Knothole baseball team.

Village Association of Batavia announces Property Improvement Award winners

The Village Association of Batavia has announced the winners of this month’s property home improvement awards. Winning the recognition for June is the home of John and Linda Duncan and the home of John and Moira McManus.

Clothing store opens in Felicity

“This & That,” a brand new clothing and crafts store in Felicity, opened June 16. Felicity residents and new store owners Jeff and Tina Blackburn said that their store will offer brand name clothes at reasonable, below mall prices.

Monroe Township resident donates agricultural easement

Monroe Township resident Marie Holscher has donated a permanent agricultural easement on her family’s 42-acre farm to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This is the first easement donation of its kind in Clermont County and is the 28th state-wide donation of an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Scouts send cookies to the troops

A New Richmond Girl Scout troop has donated 63 cases of Girl Scout cookies to our American soldiers serving in Iraq. The 10 girls of New Richmond Girl Scout Troop #6649, who have been sending cookies to our men and women in Iraq for the past four years, assembled at the Chilo Post Office on the morning of June 14 to send this year’s delicious shipment. Troop #6649, which sold a total of 10,000 boxes of girl scout cookies this year, received donations for 756 of those boxes to be sent to our soldiers fighting in Iraq.

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