Today's News

  • Dry Ridge native wins Military Spouse of the Year award

    Dry Ridge native Lindsay Dickey may no longer wear the military uniform, but she still lives the military lifestyle as the wife of an active serviceman. Her loyalty and dedication to her family and the military were recently recognized when she was honored with the Military Spouse of the Year Award at her base in Fort Irwin, California.

  • Kentucky’s 2016 annual unemployment rate falls 5 percent

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in 2016 from 5.3 percent in 2015, while nonfarm employment gained 28,100 jobs, according to the Office of Employment and Training. It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

  • Answers in Genesis receives Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications

    The apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) was recognized for excellence at the annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Orlando with the prestigious Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications. The award is one of the top commendations given by NRB.

  • Teen dies of accidental self-inflicted gunshot

    A Grant County teenager died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 2:20 a.m. March 6, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones.

    Jones said 17-year-old Roy Hamon III, of Crittenden, was pronounced dead by the Grant County coroner just prior to being airlifted from the Grant County Park. The initial investigation indicates that Hamon III was holding a handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the head. No foul play is suspected at this time.

  • Severe storm causes damage throughout county

    A severe thunderstorm caused sporadic damage throughout Grant County on March 1, leaving several buildings without roofs, and knocking over multiple trees and electric lines.

    Grant County Emergency Management Director Les Whalen said the Crittenden area was probably hit hardest, with structural damage to several homes, including roofs blown off a mobile home and several barns, a tree knocked over onto a truck and several porch roofs ripped off as well.

  • Police investigate fatal hit and run

    Williamstown police are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on KY 36 between Skyway Drive and the Marathon gas station at about 7:10 p.m. March 4.
    Police found a Hispanic man, later identified as 30-year-old Jose Jacinto Contreras, lying in the road after arriving at the scene. He was already dead by the time police arrived, according to Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.
    Rich said Contreras was an employee at El Jalisco restaurant in Williamstown.


    • Feb. 2
    Bobby Maddox, 145 Cobblestone Drive, storage shed, 240 square feet, estimated cost $3,000; permit fee $37.
    • Feb. 3
    Ark Encounter, 1000 Eibeck Lane, pole barn, 534 square feet, estimated cost $15,000; permit fee $59.22.
    • Feb. 9
    Shadow Ridge Properties, 170 Hannah’s Way, new home, 1,718 square feet, estimated cost $250,000; permit fee $564.78.
    Mark Rabe, 275 Eads Road, new home, 2,004 square feet, estimated cost $165,000; permit fee $622.08.
    • Feb. 10

  • What makes news...news?

    Fake News.
    The media lies.
    The media is the Enemy of the State.
    The media’s War on Truth.
    They sound like dystopian movie titles. But they are actually some of the rage coming at us from all sides. And, especially from our newly elected president and his White House.
    The irony of the statements is so thick, it is almost impossible to fathom. Yet, let us try…

  • The time has come for Kentucky to reform its justice system

    Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe.
    He was smart and articulate, the son of a police officer and a father himself. He was also a heroin abuser, whose addiction had driven him to rob banks to pay for his drugs.
    On the day that I met him, Joe had joined the drug treatment program at Roeder, and was clear-eyed, reflective, and focused on turning his life around.

  • When the lights go out

    A storm came through our area in Grant County on March 1 and many of us lost power for our homes and business. I personally had no air conditioning power and had some flooding issues in my apartment due to a tree falling on power lines nearby. When we do lose power and the lights go out we are essentially forced to go back to primitive times of when there was no electricity nor power plants nor electrical poles or cables at all.