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  • Kimmich leaves for Frankfort position

    After nearly two years working beside Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich said goodbye to Grant County during the Dec. 5 fiscal court meeting.

    Kimmich, who had previously served as the deputy judge in Boone and Kenton counties, resigned from his position to head to Frankfort to work as scheduler for newly-elected Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. The fiscal court approved finance administrator Pat Conrad, who has been with the county since Aug. 2008, as the next deputy judge.

  • Governor appoints Dills to KY Law Enforcement Council

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills was recently appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin as one of only three sheriffs to serve on the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

    Twelve members of the council are appointed by the governor for terms of four years, including three Kentucky sheriffs, a member of the Kentucky State Bar Association, five chiefs of police and a citizen of Kentucky not coming from within the foregoing classifications.

  • Corinth mayor gets liver transplant

    After two long years of waiting for a transplant, only one word went through Corinth Mayor Billy Hill’s mind when he finally received the call that doctors had found a liver.

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  • Christmas brings lights, admission discount for Ark Encounter

    For the holidays. the Ark Encounter will not only be decorated for Christmas, but visitors have a chance to see the attraction at half price.
    The grounds of the 510-foot- long Ark will be lit Dec. 16-23 and Dec. 26-30 during the same days as the Christmas

    Town celebration at the Creation Museum in Petersburg.
    Admission will be half price after 5 p.m., and parking after 5 p.m. will be free.
    The Ark Encounter will stay open until 9 p.m. on those dates, with the last entry at 8 p.m.

  • WES celebrates Thanksgiving
  • Beshear: Jury Duty phone scam reported in Kentucky

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Thayer re-elected to lead Senate Floor

    After their biannual leadership elections, the Kentucky Senate Majority caucus announced their leaders for the 2017-2018 Sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.
     Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown was again chosen by the Senate Majority members to lead them on the Senate floor. Thayer was first elected to the Senate in 2003 and was selected as the majority floor leader in 2012 after Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester departed the position to become the Senate President.