Mason County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,490, its county seat is Maysville. The county was created from Bourbon County, Virginia in 1788 and named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U. S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". Mason County comprises the Maysville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN Combined Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 246 square miles, of which 240 square miles is land and 6.3 square miles is water. The county's northern border with Ohio is formed by the Ohio River. Brown County, Ohio Adams County, Ohio Lewis County Fleming County Robertson County Bracken County As of the census of 2000, there were 16,800 people, 6,847 households, 4,697 families residing in the county; the population density was 70 per square mile. There were 7,754 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 90.88% White, 7.16% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, 0.85% from two or more races. 0.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 6,847 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.40% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, the median income for a family was $37,257.
Males had a median income of $30,718 versus $21,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,589. About 12.90% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.60% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over. Dover Germantown Maysville Sardis Mays Lick Mason County was at the time of the Civil War the easternmost of the secessionist Bluegrass bloc. Mason was in fact the most easterly Kentucky county to be represented at the Russellville Convention of 1861 to discuss the secession of Kentucky from the Union. Mason County's secessionist sentiment meant that it voted Democratic up until the 1950s, with the exception of the 1928 election when strong local anti-Catholic sentiment against Al Smith allowed Herbert Hoover to carry the county. Since the 1950s, the state has turned Republican due to the liberal position of the Democratic Party on social issues. Mason County Schools operates public schools. Schools: Mason County High School Mason County Middle School Mason County Intermediate School Straub Elementary SchoolIn 1990 the Maysville Independent School District merged into the Mason County school district.
Joshua Bean, first Mayor of San Diego. Albert Sidney Johnston, Commander of the Army of the Republic of Texas, Secretary of War for Texas, Commander of the Western Department for the Confederacy. Died at the Battle of Shiloh. Judge Roy Bean, Famous Hanging judge of Texas. Deron Feldhaus, member of "The Unforgettables" Chris Lofton, Played basketball for the University of Tennessee. 2003 Ky. "Mr. Basketball' Darius Played for University of Kentucky Basketball. 2012 NCCA Champion, 2008 Ky. "Mr. Basketball" and plays basketball for the New Orleans Pelicans. National Register of Historic Places listings in Mason County, Kentucky Mason County government's website Historical Texts and Images of Mason County Mason County school district's website
The Senegalese Popular Bloc was the result of the merger of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese Democratic Union, Casamancian Autonomous Movement and a fraction of the Senegalese Popular Movement led by Abdolaye Thiaw. It held its constitutive congress in Dakar from February 23-25, 1957; the merger was however in effect since August 1956. The congress elected Senghor as Mamadou Dia as the general secretary. On January 11 the same year BPS organized a meeting in Dakar; the Convention was intended to evolve into an all-AOF party. The launching of the Convention was preceded by failed efforts of unity between BPS and the African Democratic Rally. Senghor wanted the Convention to fill the role of a party corresponding to the Indépendents d'Outre-Mer parliamentary fraction that he belonged to. In 1958 the African Convention and the African Socialist Movement merged to form the Party of African Regroupment; as a result of this merger BPS merged with the Senegalese section of MSA, Senegalese Party of Socialist Action, formed the Senegalese Progressive Union.
Borella, François, L'évolution politique et juridique de l'Union française depuis 1946, Librairie générale de droit et de jurisprudence, 1958, p. 86. Merchant Capital and the Roots of State Power in Senegal: 1930-1985, Cambridge University Press, p. 85, ISBN 9780521030397 Heyns, Human Rights Law in Africa 1998, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, p.385, ISBN 9789041115782 Socialist Affairs, Volumes 22-23, Socialist International, pp. 82-84 Coleman, James S..
Niceforo's big-eared bat is a bat species from South and Central America, ranging from Chiapas to Bolivia and northeastern Brazil. Its habitat is secondary forest at altitudes from sea level to 1000 m, it is crepuscular. The species is monotypic within its genus, it is a small species with triangular ears. Individuals have forearm lengths of 35 -- 40 mm, its fur is grayish-brown. Most individuals have a pale-colored stripe that runs down their back along the spine, its dental formula is 220.127.116.11.1.3.3 for a total of 34 teeth. It is nocturnal, roosting in sheltered places during the day such as hollow logs and human structures, it is found in several countries in South America. Its range includes: Belize, Brazil, Colombia Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname and Tobago, Venezuela, it is found at elevations up to 1,000 m above sea level. As of 2015, it is classified as a least-concern species by the IUCN, it meets the criteria for this classification because it has a wide geographic range and is unlikely to be experiencing rapid population decline.
Its range includes protected areas
Wizards is a fantasy board game designed by Thomas Mosbø and Coral Mosbø. Wizards is a game of high fantasy in the "Enchanted Isles" for 2-5 players; the players each take the role of a druid, a wizard, or a sorcerer, they must work together against the "Evil Spirit". It is both a co-operative game and a competitive game: If the players together are unable to thwart the Evil Spirit, everyone loses; the board represents the sea. Eighteen equally-sized hexagonal islands are placed randomly on the board; each player tries to advance his or her character through four levels of power by completing quests, which involves travelling to several different islands. Each game turn represents a day. Any quests that required travel to that island are now impossible to complete. If one particular tile, the Sacred Circle, is removed, the game is lost. Players who have advanced their characters to fourth level no longer need to complete tasks, but instead start collecting Sacred Gems from six High Wizards. There is a False Wizard, who works against the players.
If a player can collect the six different gems without having them stolen by the False Wizard, the player can move toward the center of the Sacred Circle. If he reaches that goal, Rüktal the Druid High Priest, can cast the Spell of Spells to defeat the Evil Spirit, the player wins the game; the game components are a hex board representing the sea, eighteen island tiles, markers for the five wizards, counters for boats and other objects, turn markers. In the September 1983 issue of White Dwarf, Jim Bambra admired the artwork and the language of the rules, saying, "The beautiful artwork in pastel shades on the box cover is mirrored by the Beautiful and Exotic language of the Rulebook." However, Bambra found issues with the number of unusual rules. "The Rules are not easy to understand, because there are so many special cases which overrule the norms." Bambra gave the game an overall score of 7 out of 10, saying, "In terms of enjoyment... Wizards is a success. Though it is at times frustrating, at other times it is compelling and fascinating."J C Conner reviewed Wizards for Imagine magazine, stated that "Overall, a good game.
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Ketil Thorkelsson, better known by his nickname Ketil Trout or Ketil Salmon was a Norwegian military commander of the late ninth century who settled in Iceland around 900 CE. He appears in Egils saga, the Landnámabók, other Icelandic sources. Ketil was jarl of Namdalen. Ketil was a man of great wealth and a close friend and kinsman of Thorolf Kveldulfsson and his brother Skallagrim. With his wife Ingunn, Ketil had several children, including Storolf, Helgi and Hrafn Hængsson, the last of whom was one of the first lawspeakers. A place pivotal in the life of Ketil was an estate named Torgar; the estate had passed from Ketil's uncle by marriage, Brynjolf,) to his son Bard "the White" Brynjolfsson. Bard, in turn, bequeathed the estate to Thorolf Kveldulfsson and gave no share to his half-brothers, Harek and Hrærek, whom he considered bastards; the sycophantic brothers, who were favorites of King Harald of Norway, had prevailed on Harald and persuaded him to confiscate Torgar from Thorolf and give it to them.
Despite this, the brothers had continued to malign Thorolf's character and induced Harald to attack Thorolf. When Ketil heard of the campaign against Thorolf, he was among a group of Thorolf's allies who set out to support him. However, the expedition arrived too late, Thorolf had been killed. In retaliation for Thorolf's death, Ketil gathered 60 warriors to raid Torgar and attack Harek and Hrærek; the brothers were killed and their property looted. Following the events at Torgar, Ketil decided to emigrate to Iceland, his family and allies set sail on two large longships. For their first winter in Iceland, they settled on the eastern bank of the river Ytri-Rangá, but moved eastwards and took land between "Þjórsá and Markarfljót from fell to firth, made his home at Hof ". Ketils saga hœngs Hermann. Egil's Saga. London: Penguin Classics. P. 62. Scudder, Bernard. "XXIII". In Örnólfur Thorsson. Egil's Saga; the Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection. Smiley, Kellogg, Robert. New York: Viking. Pp. 3–184. ISBN 9979929308.
Landnámabók, p. 28, on Ketil Salmon's settlement
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