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Today's News

  • UK Honor Flight takes local residents to D.C.

    United States military veterans James Barlow, John Clinton Lowry and John Reed Lowry, all of Dry Ridge, recently participated in the University of Kentucky Honor Flight, the first Honor Flight in the nation to be sponsored by a university.
    On May 20, Barlow and the Lowrys, among nearly 70 other veterans, visited memorials in Washington, D.C. and were given a patriotic send-off and a hero’s homecoming at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. For more information visit https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/celebration-reflection-and-honor-unfor....

  • Smallwood joins Union College Board of Trustees

    A Lexington businessman from the financial services industry is serving on the Board of Trustees for Union College, a private institution in Barbourville.
    The institution has announced that Terry Smallwood has joined Board of Trustees at Union. Smallwood began service this year, along with five other new additions to trustee positions. Union is led by President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Dr. Hawkins has served the institution for five years.

  • KTC wants railroad crossing at Barnes Rd. closed

    The Williamstown City Council discussed a recommendation sent by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 to close the Barnes Road railroad crossing during their June 5 special meeting.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the transportation cabinet believes the crossing is too dangerous and sent a letter to the council addressing the issue.

  • Williamstown Family Fun Park offers weekday discounts

    Williamstown Family Fun Park is offering weekday discounts for its Treetop Ziplines and Chutes and Ladders Adventure Course.
    The park, located at 605 KY 36 West near the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, is open during the summer from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and on Sundays, from noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
    The business is closed Mondays except for group events.
    Pricing for the Treetop Ziplines is $29.99 Tuesday through Thursday and $39.99 Friday through Sunday.

  • Wreck on I-75
  • Two motorcycle wreck victims air lifted in two days

    A Dry Ridge resident is in critical but stable condition after sustaining head trauma during a single-vehicle accident near 3400 Taft Highway at about 9:30 p.m. on June 3.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy K.J. Little said that a witness reported that the driver was swaying inside his own lane inbounds toward Dry Ridge, but that witness did not see the crash. Little said the driver, later identified as 48-year-old John Sullivan, is under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

  • Sweet little wife...the critter gitter

    Sometimes there is just no explanation for why things happen the way they do.  And sometimes there is absolutely no explanation as to how we respond to those happenings, no matter how ridiculous the scenario.  One morning last week I thought I would have a nice relaxing day preparing for my granddaughter’s graduation that evening. 
    As many of you know our granddaughter, Lyndi, had finally been able to come home in February from the hospital after several months due to a chronic illness. 

  • After mild winter, extra precaution needed to protect from disease spread animals

    If you’re a fan of snowball fights, sledding or cold nights sitting by a warm fire, the winter of 2016-2017 was not a good one for you.
    If you’re a tick or a mosquito, the mild winter and a wet spring has led to a significant bump in your activity.
    If you’re a bat, it’s unclear yet how the mild winter will impact your activity this summer. Experts think it will lead to a shift in the population, but they aren’t sure if that shift will go up or down.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Library to kick off summer reading June 3

    The Grant County Public Library hopes to “Build a Better World” as it kicks off its annual summer reading program.
    The summer reading kickoff event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the library in Williamstown.
    Attendees can enjoy lots of free activities at the kickoff, said Geneva Hoffman, youth services librarian.