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  • GHOST BUSTERS?

    It may have been a dark and stormy night July 19, but certified ghost hunter Patti Starr used humor to relax guests ready to locate spirits at Sherman Tavern.

    Starr has hunted ghosts in three countries and 27 states.

  • Jail closes canteen after audit

    A recent state audit found accounting records for the canteen fund at the Grant County Detention Center were “not accurate and complete.”

    The Grant County Detention Center Canteen opened Feb. 25, 2011, nearly three months after Jailer Terry Peeples took office.

    The goal of the store, where inmates could purchase everything from Slush Puppy drinks and snacks to toiletries and 15-inch digital TVs, was as a motivational tool for inmates to behave themselves, Peeples said when the canteen opened.

  • SPLASH OF SUMMER

    Grant County Parks and Recreation held its seventh annual Summer Splash camp July 9-July 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    The camp, which features arts and crafts, theater, games, science and lots and lots of water, was attended by 138 7- to 11-year-olds.

    Photos by Bryan Marshall

     

    For more photos go to slideshows on www.grantky.com

  • Yard sale to benefit Grant County Animal Shelter

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter will hold a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, July 28 to benefit the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    The yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Center at 1350 N Main St. in Williamstown.

    The rain date for the event will be Aug. 4.

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports and assists the shelter in helping homeless pets in the county.

  • Corinth passes budget

    When there’s not a lot of money in a budget, there’s not much to be done, says Corinth Mayor Billy Hill.


    “We haven’t had any new sources of income, so our budget is about the same as last year,” Hill said. “We continue to tread water.”
    Hill said the city saw a decrease in insurance taxes and he believes that’s a result of a stalled economy and people choosing to drop insurance coverage.

    “You also don’t see as many people watering their lawns as you used to,” he said.

  • Barnes Road changes ongoing

    Construction continues on a $3.8 million major realignment and widening of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Contractors are in the process of building a detour road so that work can continue on the new roadway, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 public information officer.

  • ‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’

    Six locals break a leg at Kincaid Theatre

  • Police investigate burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco

    Williamstown Police are investigating a July 8 burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco.

    The store, located at 1214C North Main St. in Williamstown, was allegedly broken into after two men through rocks through the glass front door, according to police.

    Police believe nothing was taken from the store after the suspects attempted to take money from the registers.

    The suspects are described as white males about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.

  • Crittenden budget passes without cuts

    While most governmental budgets are getting slashed, there are slight increases in estimated revenues and appropriations in Crittenden’s 2012-13 budget.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, was passed by Crittenden City Council on June 5.

    “Overall, I feel fine about the budget,” said Mayor James Livingood.

    “We feel like we can stay within it. We have no problems with it.”

  • Kinmon receives EPSB reprimand

    Ron K. Kinmon Jr., the former director of operations for the Grant County School District, had his teaching certificate suspended by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for seven days beginning June 15, 2012.

    Kinmon resigned his position from the district on June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.