Today's News

  • Sweet potato planting time
  • Sen. Thayer wishes a safe, happy holiday

    While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put everything on the line so we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world.

  • Looking back at the 2016 election

    Donald Trump shocked the world when he defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Most political experts gave him little chance to win, as Clinton led in the public polls for almost the entire campaign, and was generally seen as the more conventional choice. But when Nov. 8 arrived, Trump sealed a comfortable win in the Electoral College, despite losing the popular vote by almost three million, becoming the first president in U.S. history with no prior government or military experience.

  • Williamstown chief reminds citizens of fire hazards

    Following multiple cases of fires caused by cigarette smoking igniting home oxygen tanks, Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen is reminding citizens of the dangers combining flames with pure oxygen.
    “If you’re on home oxygen, do not smoke while you’re using it … just as well as if you’re fueling your car, you’re not supposed to be smoking,” Whalen said.

  • No movement yet on Corinth Post Office

    Corinth City commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell met with Mayor William Hill May 8 for the regular commission meeting.
    City Clerk Tara Wright was unable to attend.  
    Items discussed included a post office update, a possible community garden, problems with the sewer system and the status of the Community Center.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball returned over $1,300 of unclaimed property to Grant County

    FRANKFORT, KY. (May 8, 2017) – Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball returned $1,367.61 worth of unclaimed property to Grant County during the first quarter of 2017. This initiative proactively searches for unclaimed property in three key areas: local government, schools and charities.
    “I am a big believer in property rights,” Ball said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do in government is to return people’s property to them. It’s why the Unclaimed Property Division in my office is so important.”


    • April 4
    Alumni Development, 525 Menefee Road, new home, 1,763 square feet, estimated cost $150,000; permit fee $595.26.
    • April 5
    Dry Ridge Baptist Church, 15 Broadway Street, stairs and steps, 35 square feet, estimated cost $3,300; permit fee $38.88.
    Grant County Oil, 77 Broadway Street, repair, 187 square feet, estimated cost $3,500; permit fee $45.16.
    Sarah Roland, 11015 Taft Highway, new home, 1,248 square feet, estimated cost $80,000; permit fee $371.88.
    • April 12


    The grand jury met May 3 and returned indictments against 21 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:
    • Justin O. Rodgers, 31, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and rear license not illuminated.