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Published 1:02 pm Thursday, July 22, 2021

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball gives birth to second child

Treasurer Ball is the first statewide elected official to give birth during tenure 

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball gave birth to a healthy baby girl Tuesday, July 20th, making Kentucky history again, as the first Kentucky constitutional officer to give birth during her tenure.

Marigold Sophia Swan was born weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 18 inches long. This is the second child of Treasurer Ball and her husband, Asa Swan.

“Asa and I are overjoyed to welcome sweet baby Marigold into our family. Big brother Levi is excited to meet his little sister, and we are grateful to God for the many blessings He has bestowed on our family.”

The 2018 birth of Ball’s first child, Levi, was historic in Kentucky politics as she was the first statewide elected official in the history of the Commonwealth to give birth during her tenure in office.

Democratic women to meet

The Clark County Democratic Women will have their monthly meeting on Monday, August 2, at 6 p.m. at Woody’s on the ByPass. They will be making plans for the Sept.13, picnic at Beach Springs Pavilion on Old Boonesboro Rd. All Democratic women are welcome! For more information call Barbara Falmlen 859 744-2136. 

Winchester man graduates from Missouri S&T

Joshua Carter of Winchester was one of approximately 1,100 students receiving degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) during commencement ceremonies held at Missouri S&T in May. 

Missouri S&T is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. 

Carter received a Master of Science degree in civil engineering.

KYTC crews removing illegelly placed items

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews can remove illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded that no signage is allowed on right of way — other than official highway signs and items approved through a permit process. Any campaign signs must be placed beyond right of way limits. Right of way fence is included with this restriction. For roads with a right of way fence, no signs may be attached. Trash cleanup cycles are scheduled periodically. Items placed on right of way create significant delays for mowing crews and are potential hazards for mowing operators and passing motorists.

Removed items are taken to each county’s KYTC maintenance facility and held for 30 days. Unclaimed materials are trashed or recycled. If you have questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, please contact KYTC District 7 in Lexington at 859.246.2355.