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Today's News

  • Faith, Fireworks
  • State seeks input on KY 36 road project

    With congested traffic from the Ark Encounter a concern, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide information about a project to provide relief.

    The project features the reconstruction of KY 36 at the Interstate 75 interchange in Williamstown, where the entrance to the under-construction Ark Encounter attraction will be when it opens in the summer of 2016.

    KTC will be holding an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at the Grant County Public Library.

  • ARK TAKING SHAPE

    Nestled within 800 acres of rolling hills in Williamstown, a creation of biblical proportions is starting to take shape.

    The $90 million life-size Ark Encounter is still at least a year away from opening, but workers have started on the skeleton of the recreation of Noah’s ark.

  • SHERMAN BLOCK PARTY
  • Slam Dunk!

     

    The Elite Skills Basketball Camp, sponsored by Wildcats and More, featured Hood and fellow former Wildcats player, Jarrod Polson, teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the campers. At the end of the camp, the players signed autographs and posed for photos.
    Photos by Bryan Marshall

    See next week’s News for photos of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s visit to the Kentucky Shop.

  • Piddle Park to get facelift, upgrades

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells wants residents to visit and take pride in the city’s Piddle Park.
    However, he realizes a lot of cleaning, hard work and money are needed to revitalize the downtown park.
    “The first thing is to get it cleaned up and get the immediate things fixed,” Wells said. “With number one being the look of the park. If it looks nasty, it probably is nasty.”
    To help facilitate a revamped park, Wells has partnered with the county to hire a parks director.

  • Burglary suspects swipe thousands in cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products

    Williamstown Police is seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in a burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco in Williamstown.
    Two suspects — a white male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and a female about 5 feet, 5 inches tall — broke into the tobacco store around 3:20 a.m. June 18 and took thousands of dollars in merchandise.
    “Entry was made through the back door,” Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said. “They cut a hole in it. The broke the glass into the cigar lounge.”

  • Parks Department plans First Family 4th on June 26

    The Independence Day weekend celebration will get a patriotic early kickoff with a new event Saturday, June 26 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Grant County Parks and Recreation will hold the First Family Fourth event at 7 p.m. at the park.

  • Motorcycle accident victims airlifted

    A man and a woman were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center on June 15 after a motorcycle accident in Grant County.
    The motorcycle driver, 48-year-old Charles Anders of Covington, and his passenger, 32-year-old Stacey Murray of Burlington, were driving south on Dixie Highway when the accident occurred.
    The motorcycle, which allegedly had gone around at least three vehicles, veered right off the roadway into a ditch line, striking the edge of a driveway causing the motorcycle to go airborne, according to the police report.

  • New laws go into effect June 24

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.