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Today's News

  • WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH KICKS OFF FFA WEEK
  • Spring forest fire season is here

    FRANKFORT – The spring forest fire season, which begins Wednesday and lasts until April 30, is in effect in every Kentucky county. This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    The Kentucky Division of Forestry said in a news release that it urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during the season. The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.

  • Money woes still plague City of Corinth

    At their regular meeting on Feb. 13, city commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell, along with Mayor Billy Hill and city clerk Tara Wright discussed budget issues.
    They also talked about the location of the Corinth Post Office, a nuisance complaint, grant applications and a special meeting.
    The city is still has outstanding payments to Perfect-A-Waste.  Although they paid $6,014.81 into February, the current amount owed, according to Wright, is $20,770.81.

  • KSP forms new unit dedicated to officer-involved shooting investigations

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - With increasing public interest and media attention throughout the U.S. regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies, the Kentucky State Police announced Wednesday the recent formation of a new unit designed to add experience, expertise, and transparency to investigations of officer-involved shootings in the state.

  • Dragons out fire Demons 87-63

    The South Oldham Dragons invaded Williamstown High School on Feb. 16, and shot the lights out on their way to an 87-63 victory.  
    The Demon’s Jon Jump hit a long three pointer from the wing to get the scoring started in the game but the Dragons came right back and went on a 10-point run before the Demons could score again in the contest.  
    It was a night where the Dragons, one of the best three-point shooting teams in the state, drilled 16 shots from beyond the arc.  

  • St. Henry defeats Lady Demons 60-45
  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.
    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • A grand illustration: The potter, the clay

    One of the things I love about the Bible is the fact that it is full of grand illustrations put on by the Grand Illustrator. In the Old Testament especially, God uses illustrations to prove his point to his prophets and his people.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer Kyle Wallace cited Robert G. Bush, 35, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 4:23 a.m. Feb. 7 on I-75.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Ralph H. East Jr., 44, of Crittenden, for non-payment of fines, at 9:48 p.m. Feb. 8 on Taft Highway. East was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the only player in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class who is not a five-star recruit. The Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, Tenn.) point guard is a four-star but ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi is a fan and thinks he will do well at Kentucky.