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County wants local voters to decide on fluoride

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners took what was described as a “first step” toward potentially allowing residents to decide whether they want county water to be fluoridated. The county government has been discussing the fluoridation issue recently, and had interns study the issue over the summer. Fluoridation has drawn some criticism, with doubts about…

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Starr’s Mill, Whitewater split basketball battle

Starr’s Mill and Whitewater split Friday’s anticipated basketball rivalry rematch. Now a non-region matchup, the Panthers and Wildcats tangled in a physical battle with the Starr’s Mill girls winning 41-37 and the Whitewater boys winning 68-62. In the girls game, a tight contest was not decided until the game’s final seconds. Starr’s Mill finished strong…

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Commissioner McCarty has some fun in his final meeting

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners had some fun with commissioner Allen McCarty’s final meeting as McCarty graciously bowed out after four years on the commission. Chairman Steve Brown credited McCarty with being “just an exceptional person, kind, compassionate.” He also recounted how McCarty, who has a background in broadcasting, volunteered to upgrade the video…

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