Katrina Keywood, animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter holds Brenda Bea, who was removed from a house in December that contained 25 cats and one dog. Shelter staff and rescue groups say that incidents of this nature put a  strain on the animal care capabilities of the area.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

Animal hoarding: Instances or awareness increasing?

Area police departments have made at least five seizures of significant amounts of animals from residences over the past several months. In most of these instances, the animals are either receiving inadequate care, have been neglected or are living in conditions that aren’t conducive to their well-being.

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Woodstock fire debris scheduled to be removed

Debris from this building that burned at 210 Main St.  in Woodstock has been moved off East Locust Street and piled back up on the former site.   Rich Cooley/Daily
Debris from this building that burned at 210 Main St.  in Woodstock has been moved off East Locust Street and piled back up on the former site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26, 2017

Debris from the fire that burned a combination residential – business structure located at 164 N. Main St. in Woodstock on Feb. 10 still remains at the site.

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Business earns award

From left, Vicki Hood, Life Care Centers of America Eastern Division director of business development; Natalie Fitzwater,  director of business development at Life Care Center of New Market; and Thomas Oliver, Life Care Centers of America  Eastern Division director of human resources  are shown.  Courtesy photo
From left, Vicki Hood, Life Care Centers of America Eastern Division director of business development; Natalie Fitzwater,  director of business development at Life Care Center of New Market; and Thomas Oliver, Life Care Centers of America  Eastern Division director of human resources  are shown.  Courtesy photo

February 17, 2017

Life Care Center of New Market has been awarded the 2016 Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Bluegrass Region.

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Animal hoarding: Instances or awareness increasing?

Katrina Keywood, animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter holds Brenda Bea, who was removed from a house in December that contained 25 cats and one dog. Shelter staff and rescue groups say that incidents of this nature put a  strain on the animal care capabilities of the area.  Nathan Budryk/Daily
Katrina Keywood, animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter holds Brenda Bea, who was removed from a house in December that contained 25 cats and one dog. Shelter staff and rescue groups say that incidents of this nature put a  strain on the animal care capabilities of the area.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

February 26, 2017

Area police departments have made at least five seizures of significant amounts of animals from residences over the past several months. In most of these instances, the animals are either receiving inadequate care, have been neglected or are living in conditions that aren’t conducive to their well-being.

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Rich Lowry: Myth of a passive president

Rich Lowry
Rich Lowry

February 26, 2017

President Donald Trump gives the impression of having done everything in his first month in the White House — except think about Congress.

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