Today's News

  • Retiring teachers: ‘this is for you’

    Many people have asked me what I do now that I have retired. They just corner me in the cat food aisle at the store and demand an answer.

    So, for all you retiring teachers—this is for you.

    First, I had to graduate from elementary school. I majored in reading, writing and talking to teachers in the halls. This took more than 25 years.

  • History according to Ken

    My new bald head has revived people’s interest in me and from where I sprang unto this earth.

    I grew up in middle America on the only expanse of land that no one else ever wanted.  Early settlers never fought a fight with the native Indians to gain the land. It is said that the Indian Chief Horsemuscle gave General Harrison some necklaces to take the land where my hometown sits.

  • Miller, Newman complete basic training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Cody D. Miller and Pvt. Anthony M. Newman have graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During basic military training, the trainees receive instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

  • Woodyard, boy, Nov. 27, 2010

    Travis and Tisha Woodyard, of Dry Ridge, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Easton James Woodyard.

    Easton was born at 4:13 a.m. Nov. 27, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces and was 22 inches long.

  • Jail employees recognized for life-saving duties

    What started with a routine head count at the Grant County Detention Center led to an emergency surgery for an inmate that likely saved his life.

    Three jail employees were honored June 2 for the actions they took in early January to make sure an inmate who had a history of pneumonia and a collapsed lung received the medical attention he needed.

  • Saylor wins 8th region KHSAA sportsmanship award

    It was surprising news for Rebecca Saylor, when she received word from Grant County High School athletic director Scott Shipp, that she had won the 8th Region KHSAA Sportsmanship Award.

    “I said are you kidding me,” she said to Shipp. “I was super excited.”

  • Archery gets new ranges at Lloyd Wildlife

    It was five years in the making, but the archery range at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden is open to the public.

    The range is a partnership among Earl Gossett, president of the Northern Kentucky Bowhunters Association, Roy Grimes, the director of the National Archery in Schools program and John Gassett, the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Coroner settles into new role

    Bob McDaniel’s first few months as Grant County coroner have been busy. He’s been called to nearly two dozen death scenes, the majority of them where someone died of natural causes.

    To date, he’s had only a couple of fatality accidents that he’s had to investigate.

  • Federal inmates to return to jail?

    Grant County Detention Center Jailer Terry Peeples looked for ways to cut costs and raise revenues for the 2011-12 budget.

    However, one thing that is not in the budget is revenue from federal prisoners.

    Peeples said he hopes a change in medical contracts will eventually lead to discussion with U.S. Marshals about bringing back needed dollars from housing and transporting federal prisoners.

    The jail currently contracts medical services with Southern Health Partners during the day.

  • Corinth cable meeting set

    Williamstown is offering free standard installation to the primary outlet for the first 150 Corinth customers to sign up for both cable and Internet service.

    An informational meeting concerning the expansion of Williamstown Cable to Corinth is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Corinth Community Center.

    For more information call Corith Mayor Billy Hill at 859-824-5922.