Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent http://weku.fm en Maysville Historian Receives National Honor http://weku.fm/post/maysville-historian-receives-national-honor <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/gore-to-receive-nea-honor/article_fcdeb3b2-80c7-5542-853b-1adec44bea47.html">Maysville historian Jerry Gore will</a> be rewarded for his educational efforts with an award from the National Education Association. Gore will be receiving the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award, during the NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner in July. &quot;I am highly humbled and highly honored because I do not see it as an honor to me but an honor to community and state,&quot; Gore said on Tuesday. &quot;It relates to the lessons we learned from slavery and Underground Railroad that have ties to what we are learning today.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:47:39 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 21890 at http://weku.fm Maysville Historian Receives National Honor FEMA's Low Funding Puts Hold on Fleming Projects http://weku.fm/post/femas-low-funding-puts-hold-fleming-projects <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_390b8c7c-f391-11e0-a1d2-001cc4c03286.html">In September, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency</a> encouraged Americans to &quot;be prepared,&quot; the agency itself came under scrutiny for running low on funds. Approved projects began to get notices the same month. A projected deficit placed restrictions on FEMA funding and has jeopardized timely repairs to Goddard Road in Fleming County, county officials said. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:16:12 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 14134 at http://weku.fm Gas Station Drive-Offs Continue http://weku.fm/post/gas-station-drive-offs-continue <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_bbe12cc0-e55d-11e0-bc53-001cc4c002e0.html">Gas-and-go service has taken on a negative connotation</a> as some gas customers, without an old fashion attendant to pump for them, simply fill up and leave the station without paying. Other than the occasional forgetful driver, who usually returns red-faced, within minutes, fuel stations across the region have been experiencing continued drive-off gas thefts that are costly and often unsolved, Maysville area station operators said. In Maysville, the former Shell station on Second Street is often a prime target for theft, police officials said. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:51:33 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 13028 at http://weku.fm Work Begins on Robertson School http://weku.fm/post/work-begins-robertson-school <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_8ba38af4-da5d-11e0-a921-001cc4c03286.html">Mother Nature was no match Wednesday night for the determination</a> of those who have spent more than a decade pressing for a new school for Robertson County students. With rain pouring down, and the ground-breaking ceremony moved indoors, officials recounted what brought the group together and will result in an entire new educational complex on the corner of U.S. 62 and Kentucky 616 in the next 18 months. Known as Deming School for decades, the new complex will be known as Robertson County School, and house all grade levels, officials said. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:33:49 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 12137 at http://weku.fm Work Begins on Robertson School $12 Million Expansion at Augusta Plant http://weku.fm/post/12-million-expansion-augusta-plant <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_5550c476-ce9b-11e0-9fc7-001cc4c03286.html">A fixture in Augusta for </a>more than 50 years, Clopay Plastic Products Company is a large contributor to employment opportunities in the region. On Wednesday, Clopay officials met with Bracken County Fiscal Count in executive session to iron out details of a proposed $12 million expansion project, which includes tax concessions and property acquisition assistance on behalf of the county.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:40:40 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 11230 at http://weku.fm Bracken Soldier Tribute Held Soon http://weku.fm/post/bracken-soldier-tribute-held-soon <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_28a9b9cc-c2d0-11e0-bdf5-001cc4c03286.html">Yellow ribbons and American flags still fly </a>in Bracken County in remembrance of the late Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers. A special tribute is planned for Sunday, Aug 14 to honor the Bracken County High School graduate. Summers, 27, was wounded July 13 when his unit was attacked by enemy small arms fire while on assignment in Afghanistan. He died from his injuries the next day. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:29:46 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 10360 at http://weku.fm Bracken Soldier Tribute Held Soon Police Putting the Heat on A/C Thieves http://weku.fm/post/police-putting-heat-ac-thieves <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_2dc683b6-bc88-11e0-8255-001cc4c002e0.html">Despite public vigilance which has even seen </a>the sheriff&#39;s vehicle reported as suspicious, theft of air conditioning units continues to be reported in Bracken County and surrounding counties. Law enforcement agencies are sharing information in an attempt to solve the crimes. Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:44:23 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 9749 at http://weku.fm A Somber Return for a Soldier http://weku.fm/post/somber-return-soldier <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_c3ce089a-b6fa-11e0-b56e-001cc4c002e0.html">With members of his family and community standing near</a>, the flag-draped casket of Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers was lowered from a chartered jet to the waiting grasp of an honor guard from the U.S. Army, Forward Support Company, 19th Engineering Battalion, at Bluegrass Airport on Monday. Summers, 27, died in Afghanistan, July 14, after a small arms attack by enemy troops on July 13. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:19:36 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 9342 at http://weku.fm A Somber Return for a Soldier Arrangements for Soldier's Homecoming http://weku.fm/post/arrangements-soldiers-homecoming <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_581fba04-b654-11e0-b1c7-001cc4c002e0.html">Preparations have been completed </a>to have the body of Bracken County soldier, U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers brought home to Kentucky for burial. According to officials, a flight will arrive at 9:25 a.m., today at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington with Summers&#39; casket and remains.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:42:38 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 9274 at http://weku.fm Preparing for Fallen Soldier http://weku.fm/post/preparing-fallen-soldier <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_ec2c56bc-b19f-11e0-99bf-001cc4c002e0.html">Services for a Bracken County soldier who was killed</a> in Afghanistan on July 14 are still pending, family members said on Monday. U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, died after an attack by enemy forces at Paktika province, Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Defense officials said. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:19:46 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 8876 at http://weku.fm Preparing for Fallen Soldier Bracken County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan http://weku.fm/post/bracken-county-soldier-killed-afghanistan <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_26dc0a6c-af31-11e0-a792-001cc4c002e0.html">A Bracken County family is grieving </a>the loss of family member and soldier, Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers. Summers, a U.S. Army soldier serving in Afghanistan was killed July 14, a family member confirmed Friday. His mother told the Lexington Herald-Leader that her son had just re-enlisted in the Army last week.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:04:25 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 8770 at http://weku.fm Bracken County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Organizations Lose Non-Profit Status http://weku.fm/post/organizations-lose-non-profit-status <p><a href="http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_8c76b130-985f-11e0-a2bd-001cc4c03286.html ">Several local organizations are included </a>in more than 3,000 entities in Kentucky which have not filed necessary information with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS posted a 101 page list of Kentucky organizations on its website, including Maysville Younger Women&#39;s Club, Mason County Little League, Lions International in Maysville, and the Maysville Mason County Humane Society. MMCHS is not The Humane Society of Buffalo Trace; HSBT is not on the revoked list. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:07:28 +0000 Wendy Mitchell, Ledger Independent 6768 at http://weku.fm