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  • Kick It! Kentucky! Week encourages tobacco users to quit for good

    Mothers across continents, species and centuries have all shared one thing in common: an innate desire to protect their children. As a mother-to-be and an advocate for cancer patients across the Commonwealth, I can say with certainty that quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do to protect your child and improve your own health.

  • Lawmakers hear sobering accounts of opioid crisis

    At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.
    That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators recently in the Capitol Annex.

  • Jail cracks down on inmate criminal behavior

    Jailer Chris Hankins doesn’t plan on tolerating bad behavior by inmates at the Grant County Detention Center, especially if that behavior is criminal.

    A Grant County grand jury returned 11 indictments Sept. 13 against inmates at the jail, including six assault charges, five charges related to contraband and six criminal mischief charges.

  • 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.

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