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  • Harmful Algal Bloom recreational advisory lifted for Boltz Lake

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) are removing the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) recreational public health watch for Boltz Lake in Grant County effective immediately.
    Results from recent sampling by the Dept. for Environmental Protection indicate the levels of toxins occurring in the lake are now below the advisory threshold for recreating in the lake.

  • Owenton boy pays it forward with charitable act towards Dry Ridge resident

    Few things can bring a hardened Marine like John Souder to tears.
    But the day that his home burned to the ground and two of his four pet dogs were killed in a tragic fire, the most unlikely person was able to do just that; a 7-year old boy, who was offering Souder a helping hand during one of the darkest moments of his life.

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  • Fugitive lawyer Eric Conn says he fled U.S. with fake passport, help from abroad

    Fugitive lawyer Eric C. Conn fled the country using a fake passport and help from someone overseas who has given him a job to support himself while on the lam, Conn told the Herald-Leader in an email exchange over the weekend.
    Conn, who was once one of the top disability attorneys in the nation, flew to a country that does not have an agreement to extradite people wanted for crimes in the U.S., he told the newspaper.

  • Grant County Park to host Relay For Life June 30 at GC Park

    Heavy storms called off the 2017 Grant County Relay For Life on May 19, but the annual event to raise money for cancer research is back on.
    Jamie Baker, chair of the Grant County Relay For Life, said a shortened version of the fundraiser will now take place Friday, June 30 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

  • See what’s closed during two months of NKY’s Brent Spence Bridge repairs

    Prepare for big delays on the Brent Spence Bridge as the bridge is down to two lanes in each direction.
    Work on the bridge deck will continue through the summer.
    Several ramps also will shut down during the project.
    In Ohio, the ramps to southbound I-71/75 from Fort Washington Way and Third Street will be closed. In Kentucky, the ramp to northbound I-71/75 from Fourth Street in Covington and the ramp to Ky. 236 in Erlanger from southbound I-71/75 will be closed.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts How To Festival
  • 2016 overdose report shows fentanyl driving up opioid deaths

    The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on Kentucky last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.
    According to a report released Tuesday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, fatal overdoses totaled 1,404 in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. Of those cases, toxicology data was available for 1,330 deaths.

  • Crittenden rebuilding sign after car accident

    The City of Crittenden is awaiting insurance reimbursement money to begin rebuilding the city sign near Violet Road after it was damaged in a car accident.

    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood said the brick sign was heavily damaged after a driver fell asleep at the wheel and drifted through the intersection and into the sign at about 1 a.m. on June 3.

  • New laws to go into effect June 29

    FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect on Thursday, June 29.
    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.