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Government

  • Government offices closed President’s Day

    Several government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of the Presidentís Day holiday.
    The following will be closed:
    • Corinth City Building
    • Crittenden City Building
    • Dry Ridge City Building  
    • Grant County Public Library

     

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    The Senate focused on promoting energy and election legislation that did not make it into law during last year’s session of the General Assembly, as well as introducing new legislation focusing on horse racing, child care safety and the state pension system.

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    The House passed several bills that have been at the top of our agenda for this session.
    House Bill 305 is considered our budget adjustment bill that will help address the state’s Medicaid shortfall. Specifically it would move $166.6 million from next year’s Medicaid budget to this year’s budget. House Bill 305 passed by a vote of 80-19 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

  • Health dept. faces cuts

    The Northern Kentucky District Health Department, which includes Grant County, is facing a $1.3 million budget deficit.

    Proposals to fix the budget include laying off 17 district employees, furlough days and no raises. Officials are unsure how the budget shortfall will impact the health department’s programs.

    Seventeen employees of the Northern Kentucky Health Department may be out of a job due to budget cuts and it’s unsure if programs will be impacted by a budget deficit.

  • WILLIAMSTOWN BRIDGE TO CLOSE MARCH 1

    Deterioration of the deck of the U.S. 25 bridge in Williamstown has forced Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials to close the bridge.

    The bridge will close to traffic March 1 while construction of a $5 million replacement bridge continues. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had planned to keep the existing bridge in service until the new bridge was completed, but that plan was abandoned for safety reasons after recent inspections.

  • Let Your Voice Be Heard

    U.S. Senators
    Sen. Rand Paul, Republican
    (202) 224-4343
    www.paul.senate.gov

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican
    (202) 224-2541
    www.mcconnell.senate.gov

    U.S. Representative - 4th District
    Rep. Geoff Davis, Republican
    (202) 225-3465
    geoffdavis.house.gov

  • Corinth discusses sewer, cable projects

    Despite a cold front and snow flurries of snow Corinth City Commissioners met Feb. 7.

    Most of the discussion centered on how to spend the approximately $52,000 remaining in the Marathon Drive project.

    Mayor Billy Hill said he instructed Perfect-A-Waste to purchase seven air relief valves and also ordered three more Liberty brand sewage pumps and may order six or seven more of these.  Hill said there is discussion of combining some of the pump stations.

  • AARP OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION TO SENIORS, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). Appointments are not necessary and clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Feb 5 through April 16. Please arrive no later than noon.  

  • EXPECT DELAYS

    As construction continues on the US 25 Bridge over the NS Railroad in Williamstown. motorist should expect delays.

    The contractor will be operating equipment close to the flow of traffic, which will cause extra long delays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. continuing through Feb. 18.

    Drivers should be alert, be cautious and watch for flagmen.

  • Shorter session could save $400,000

    Could the 30-day 2011 General Assembly session be shortened by six days?

    That is the idea recently brought up by Senate Republicans after Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address.

    The legislative session began Jan. 4 and recessed Jan. 7 before starting again Feb. 1 through March 22.

    By eliminating six days of legislative pay, the state would save almost $400,000.  
    However, local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, disagree about cutting the session short.