Kentucky state law will kick in on July 1 and automatically raise the state’s gas tax 2.4 cents a gallon. The law has raised the state’s gas tax in nine of the last 10 years.
The state will collect an additional $72 million in tax revenue as Kentucky’s tax on a gallon of gasoline goes up to 32.3 cents. That will be almost twice the gas tax we were paying a decade ago.
The law partly ties the gas tax rate to the average wholesale price of gasoline.
Members of the Grant County Friends of the Shelter are hoping to collect unwanted items for a yard sale later this month that will benefit the four-legged residents of the Grant County Animal Shelter.
The yard sale is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 at the Grant County Chamber Office, 1350 N. Main (across from the Thrift Store) in Williamstown. A rain date is planned for Aug. 3
A standoff with police that began around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 ended with a Williamstown man dead.
Williamstown police, along with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police shut down U.S. 25 near 617 N. Main in Williamstown when shots were fired.
A KSP Special Response Team was called to the home.
Rural Metro Ambulance and members of the Williamstown Fire Department were also on scene.
A former deputy jailer was back at the Grant County Detention Center on June 19, but this time as an inmate.
James C. Stephens, 36, of Dry Ridge, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property (firearm) and two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
The guns Stephens allegedly stole were owned by two jail employees, Lula See and Jason Hankins, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.