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  • Hurricane Helpers: Grant County lends hand, provides temporary home to evacuees

    News of devastation across Texas and Florida struck a chord for many Grant County residents. Many have spent time raising money, collecting donations and supplies, sending good thoughts, prayers and even making the tip to help those in need has been everyday conversation for Grant County. One family even found refuge in Grant County as Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida.

    Florida family turns evacuation into vacation
    Evacuating Hurricane Irma became more of an impromptu family vacation for the Rolston family rather than exodus for safety.

  • Deputy files lawsuit against Sheriff Dills

    A Grant County deputy, who was suspended without pay in June, has filed a lawsuit against Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    The lawsuit, which also names Chief Deputy Brian Maines and Deputy Bobby Webb, was filed by Tim Slone in Grant County Circuit Court.
    Slone, 53, has worked for the sheriff’s office since 2009.

  • Crittenden subdivision hit with multiple vehicle break-ins

    About 10 cars were broken into around the Maple Ridge subdivision in Crittenden early Sept. 15, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk.
    KSP and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office are working together to find the culprits. Loudermilk said items taken haven’t been released to the public.

  • Pension Crisis: 401 (k) factor

    To the taxpayer, the solution to Kentucky’s pension crisis may seem simple: Just move those public employees from pensions to a 401(k).
    Indeed, Kentucky’s pension consultant — PFM Group — recommended that very thing when it released a report in August calling for moving state and local government employees in non-hazardous jobs to a 401(k)type benefit plan — as well as teachers hired in the future.

  • Three injured in head-on collision

    Three people were injured in a car accident Sept. 14 on U.S. 25 in Crittenden.
    Donald Douglas, 30, and Cynthia Sheldon, 48, were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital in critical condition, said Dry Ridge EMS supervisor Kevin Stave.  
    Douglas hit Sheldon’s Mercury when he tried to pass in a no passing zone around 3:30 p.m., according to Grant County Sheriff Deputy Thomas Britton. Douglas was driving a Hyundai.

  • No tax rate change for Corinth, Crittenden residents

    Real and tangible property tax rates didn’t see any change this year for Corinth or Crittenden.
    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood a said second reading to keep the tax rate the same should pass Oct. 3 at their next city council meeting.
    Crittenden’s real property and tangible property tax rate has remained at $.203 per $100 value.
    A home valued at $100,000 would cost the owner $203 in taxes.
    Livingood said Crittenden’s property tax rates have remained the same for several years.

  • LINDER SPEAKS ABOUT FUTURE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS
  • Beshear alerts Kentuckians to Equifax data breach, provides tips on how to avoid identity theft

    Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to help make Kentuckians aware of the Equifax data breach, and provided tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
    Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies, announced a major data breach that could affect about 143 million American customers.

  • Tracking how the environment impacts children’s health: 52 weeks of public health

    As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) focuses on the many dangers to children’s health posed by environmental contaminants.
    Because children’s bodies are small and still developing, they are more easily exposed to environmental contaminants. Here’s why:
    •  Children breathe more air, drink more water and eat more food per pound of body weight than adults.

  • Corinth holds September meeting

    The City of Corinth held their regular monthly meeting on Sept. 11 at the City Building.  City commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell were present, as well as Mayor William R. Hill and City Clerk Tara Wright. 
    Items discussed included bids for cleaning out ditches on Marathon Drive, a letter from the Daughters of the Revolution concerning Constitution Day, property tax mail-out and a quick update on post office activities.
    Wright said they will start sending out city property tax bills this month.