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Today's News

  • Corinth commission decides on sewer surcharge fee

    October proved to be a much calmer City of Corinth Commission meeting.  
    For health reasons, Mayor Billy Hill was unable to attend so it was led by Commissioner Paige Allen.   Along with Allen, also present were commissioners Lila McDaniel, Donnie Dyer and city clerk Tara Wright. Commissioner Barbara New was unable to be at the meeting.  
    The venue was back to the Thomas Lane city office.  

  • Child Support Office ranked 7th in state

    The Grant County Child Support office is typically ranked in the mid-40s to high 50s out of 120 county offices in Kentucky, according to Julie Scott Jernigan, assistant Grant County attorney.
    However, as of Oct. 1, the local office is ranked seventh in the state, due mainly to a dramatic increase in collections made for the families and children served by the office.
    For the last two years, the Grant County Child Support office has met its state collections goals for the first time in the history of the office, said Jernigan..   

  • Lady Demons take down rival Grant County in four sets

     

    By Kari Lakes

  • My old Kentucky home

    By Rachel Dawn
    Sherman Mt Zion Road. That’s where the Penningtons live. All of them. Well, we used to.
    My father, Donald Pennington, has six brothers and sisters, and I remember a time in my life when every single one of them and their families lived on our road.
    We lived in the white brick house on the curve from the time I was born till the time I graduated high school and moved to Cincinnati. My parents sold the white brick house that Fall of 2003. They moved exactly one quarter mile down the road to the old red brick farmhouse that was my father’s childhood home.

  • Saint-Blancard returns as KSP Post 6 commander

    Cpt. Richard Saint-Blancard is the new commander of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge, and he is right where he wants to be, doing what he loves, serving the public.

    Saint-Blancard, a 10-year veteran of the KSP, began his law enforcement career at Post 6. He transferred to Frankfort first as a trooper and commander over recruitment, then was promoted to sergeant and commander over public affairs.

  • Jailer, court debate policies, procedures

    A policies and procedures manual for the Grant County Detention Center was finally approved Oct. 3 by the fiscal court.
    The approval, which came 22 months after Jailer Chris Hankins took office, did not come without controversy.
    There was debate about whether or not the inmate handbook would be included or not in the policies and procedures, and if any future changes are made to that handbook, would the fiscal court need to approve those changes.

  • A Wall to Remember

    Aged warriors, snapped to attention, some with a sharp salute, while others stood with hand over heart, as the Young Marines of Northern Kentucky posted the American flag and the Williamstown High School choir sung the National Anthem in soft harmony.

    The opening ceremonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) took place on Sept. 29 at the Williamstown City Complex.
    After brief opening remarks by Mayor Rick Skinner, the crowd, many of whom were wearing caps bearing “Vietnam Veteran,” was welcomed by Judge Executive Steve Wood.

  • Police investigate school threats

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is not clowning around while investigating threats made over social media against local schools.

    Grant County Schools notified parents and staff on Oct. 2 via the district’s one-call system about a post on Facebook that mentions shooting someone at Grant County Middle School.
    The post came from a person with the profile name “Bozo Daklown” and used a profile photo of a clown.

  • Community visits Vietnam Traveling Wall
  • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaks at closing ceremonies

    As official ceremonies surrounding the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) in Williamstown came to a close on Oct. 2, 86-year-old Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles stood straight in his uniform, as he walked up on stage.