Today's News

  • Volunteers needed in 71 Kentucky counties to review cases of children in foster care

     Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 71 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care.
    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.


    The grand jury met July 12 and returned indictments against 12 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Shaun O. Dickey, 36, assault in the third degree, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.
    • Ryan D. Kinmon, 38, theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance.
    • Malcolm W. Feltner, 29, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Tax reform measure introduced at State Capitol

    Advocates for modernization and fairness in Kentucky’s tax system filed a tax reform measure recently for consideration by the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Transportation cabinet releases data-driven plan of infrastructure projects

    Kentucky will begin to address its structurally deficient infrastructure system with a data-driven list of statewide transportation projects released by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on June 26.

  • Melton joins St. Elizabeth in Dry Ridge

    Brian Melton joined St. Elizabeth Physicians Dry Ridge full-time at the end of Jan. 2017.
    Melton finished his nurse practitioner program at Northern Kentucky University in December 2016. Melton said it was an easy transition as his dad, Gary Melton, built the office 36 years ago and he spent a great deal of his childhood in the office.

  • NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400
  • Secular groups protest Ark Encounter after one-year anniversary

    More than 100 protesters gathered outside of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown on July 8 to voice their concerns over the business’ influence in the area. The protest lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and featured several notable guest speakers, like author of the Friendly Atheist blog Hemant Mehta and Planned Parenthood state director Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin.

  • Summertime fun in the country

    I grew up during the 1940s and 1950s.  In those days, we bought gas at a service station, where they cleaned your windshield, pumped your gas, checked the air in your tires and checked your oil. 
    I can recall how strange it felt to pump my own gas for the first time. 
    We learned to dance with our sisters and brothers to all of the favorite music of the 50s.  I even taught my brother, Randy, how to dance the polka as we watched the Lawrence Welk Show.   

  • Changes coming, but relay will survive

    Have you ever had one of those days where you just wanted to throw in the towel?
    Maybe it was even more than a day, maybe things kept going wrong so your bad day turned into a week, maybe a month or maybe even it felt like a whole year.
    That’s kind of what this year’s Grant County Relay For Life event felt like.
    The relay was originally set for May 19 at Grant County Park.

  • Bramble, viruses

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, their fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor.  
    We would cut the ‘Royalty’ raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease but it didn’t seem to pay off.  It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now.    
    One problem that materialized is a condition called “doubles”, which is caused by a virus, as are most bramble troubles.