Local News

  • Yard sale to benefit Grant County Animal Shelter

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter will hold a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, July 28 to benefit the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    The yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Center at 1350 N Main St. in Williamstown.

    The rain date for the event will be Aug. 4.

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports and assists the shelter in helping homeless pets in the county.

  • Corinth passes budget

    When there’s not a lot of money in a budget, there’s not much to be done, says Corinth Mayor Billy Hill.

    “We haven’t had any new sources of income, so our budget is about the same as last year,” Hill said. “We continue to tread water.”
    Hill said the city saw a decrease in insurance taxes and he believes that’s a result of a stalled economy and people choosing to drop insurance coverage.

    “You also don’t see as many people watering their lawns as you used to,” he said.

  • Barnes Road changes ongoing

    Construction continues on a $3.8 million major realignment and widening of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Contractors are in the process of building a detour road so that work can continue on the new roadway, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 public information officer.


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  • Police investigate burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco

    Williamstown Police are investigating a July 8 burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco.

    The store, located at 1214C North Main St. in Williamstown, was allegedly broken into after two men through rocks through the glass front door, according to police.

    Police believe nothing was taken from the store after the suspects attempted to take money from the registers.

    The suspects are described as white males about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.

  • Crittenden budget passes without cuts

    While most governmental budgets are getting slashed, there are slight increases in estimated revenues and appropriations in Crittenden’s 2012-13 budget.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, was passed by Crittenden City Council on June 5.

    “Overall, I feel fine about the budget,” said Mayor James Livingood.

    “We feel like we can stay within it. We have no problems with it.”

  • Kinmon receives EPSB reprimand

    Ron K. Kinmon Jr., the former director of operations for the Grant County School District, had his teaching certificate suspended by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for seven days beginning June 15, 2012.

    Kinmon resigned his position from the district on June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

  • New concealed laws take effect July 12

    If you own a home or a business, you won’t need a concealed weapons permit after July 12.

    After the General Assembly passed House Bill 484 86 -5 and the Senate followed by a vote of 36-1, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed the bill into law on April 11.

  • Illegal alien indicted after arrest

    A 34-year-old undocumented alien living in Dry Ridge was indicted June 28 for illegally entering the U.S. for a second time.
    A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment charging Leonel Lopez-Limon with illegal re-entry.

    Lopez-Limon, a Mexican citizen, was previously convicted of committing an aggravated felony on Feb. 22, 2010, in Carroll Circuit Court in Carrollton for theft of a controlled substance and theft of a legend drug.

  • Fair adds contests, shows; gate price rises to $10

    With the days heating up, it won’t be long until it’s time for the Grant County Fair.

    With this year’s annual event, the fair board has added some new contests including an extension homemaker award and a quilt show.

    This year’s fair will begin on Friday, July 27 with an Open Western Pleasure Horse Show, a youth talent contest and a small truck pull. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Northern Kentucky Fair Grounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.