Local News

  • Public meeting set for Aug. 17 about possible Barnes Rd. crossing closure

    The City of Williamstown will host a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 17 related to the possible closure of the Barnes Road railroad crossing.
    The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Grant County Library and will allow citizens to express their opinions on the crossing.
    In June, the Williamstown City Council discussed a recommendation sent by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 to close the Barnes Road railroad crossing.

  • Grant County Library hosts activities, viewing party for solar event

    A historic event that last occurred nearly four decades ago will darken the sky Aug. 21.
    The first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years is coming with Hopkinsville, Kentucky deemed the “point of greatest eclipse.”

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, and the moon fully or partially blocks the sun.

  • Jail explores body scanner to combat contraband

    With inmates now attempting to sneak in heroin instead of cigarettes, Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins is exploring a new option to stop contraband.
    Hankins said he is researching the possibility of purchasing a full-body scanner that can quickly let jail officials know if inmates are trying to smuggle in dangerous items, particularly in body cavities.
    The scanner would protect the inmates, protect the county from any lawsuits and ultimately prevent any in-custody deaths at the Grant County Detention Center, said Hankins.

  • Maddox fills vacant Dry Ridge Council seat

    It took a vote by Mayor Jim Wells to break a tie, but the Dry Ridge City Council has a new member.
    The council voted Ron Maddox to fill the seat left vacant when council member Joni Pelfrey died at age 54 on July 12 after battling health issues.
    Maddox will serve the rest of Pelfrey’s current term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.
    “I hope that I can make a difference in the city and hope to hear from the citizens when they have concerns,” Maddox said. “We are their representatives.”

  • Annual Paddle Williamstown to hit lake Aug. 26

    Williamstown Lake will once again be filled with canoes, kayaks and standup paddle boards for a day of safe fun on the water.

    The seventh annual Paddle Williamstown, sponsored by the  City of Williamstown, Grant County Tourism and the Williamstown Lake Association, will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.  
    Fireworks will light the sky above the lake at dark the day the day of the event.

  • Man dies in Owen Co. house fire

    A house fire on Carr Lane killed a 67-year-old man on Aug. 4 in Owen County.
    Larry Carr Sr., 67, of Sadieville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters responded to a house fire at 4:47 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Study analyzes local police agencies

    Issues with effective communication and lack of policy manuals were among the concerns identified in a comprehensive academic study on Grant County’s law enforcement agencies.
    The report was performed last year by the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville, at the request of Judge-Executive Steve Wood. Local government leaders were interested in an independent observer detailing the county’s law enforcement adequacy.

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  • Corinth resident publishes plays by KY prisoners

    Grant County Adult Education has found a new home.
    The program just moved into its new space at 118 South Main Street, unit 6, in Dry Ridge, located behind Gold Star Chili and next to the WNKR radio station.