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Today's News

  • Eastern Kentucky University recognizes spring graduates and Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University recognizes
    spring graduates
    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Christopher Miles Fortner of Corinth, Cum Laude  BM in music
    • Deanna Marie Souder of Corinth, BBA in accounting
    • Jessica Elizabeth Slone of Dry Ridge, BA in English
    • Lynn Aaron Smith of Dry Ridge, BA in history teaching

  • CHURCH NOTES 8-7-14

     Christ Community Assembly of God
    • Tom Nezi shared his testimony that you can change the outside without a heart change.  Tom has fully surrendered his life to Christ and has been transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit.
    • Aug. 17 - Mark Hurston will be preaching. Come join us at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

  • Which brother are you?
  • Crabgrass’s history reveals its multiple uses

    After the big rain we had I hit the weeds; most of which involved wrangling ever expanding globs of crabgrass.  Yes, this is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species. Okay, maybe a little melodramatic but my hands still hurt from all that pulling!   

  • The Ark Encounter sails smoothly under the Constitution

    One would expect that any project that will bring millions of dollars in new capital investment, create hundreds of jobs and be a tremendous asset to Grant County and other communities of northern Kentucky would be enthusiastically welcomed by every Kentuckian.  But because the project at issue is The Ark Encounter theme park, a few radical secularists and others are doing their best to oppose the park and misrepresent both the law and the related facts.  Fortunately, the secularists’ arguments hold no water.

  • Social media: the good, bad and the ugly

    Social media can be an extremely valuable tool.
    You can keep up with that old friend from high school that you haven’t seen in years on Facebook.
    People can make lost connections with family members.
    News updates fly furiously second-by-second on Twitter.
    Photographs can be shared and even LIKED.
    However, as new social media is thought up everyday, we lose the actual human interactions that make relationships special.
    We also see that for every benefit of social media, there is a flaw that can’t be denied.

  • John Halsey: A man with a green thumb

    You could say that John Halsey, a man of many talents, who despite being 87 years young, has lots of life left, has a green thumb.
    Born on May 6, 1927 in Oakdale,  in Breathitt County, Kentucky, Halsey is the father of five children, three step children, 12 grandchildren and “don’t ask me how many great grandchildren”--but he will tell you there are three sets of twins in the greats.  

  • Reward offered in July 25 mobile home fire

    Mike and Stacy McCormick are hoping a $10,000 reward will be enough to entice the public to come forth with information about a fire that destroyed their home.
    The McCormicks were notified by a neighbor around 4 a.m. on July 25 that the mobile home they were setting up at 4740 Cynthiana Street in Williamstown was engulfed in flames.
    The couple had been working on the property since January, waiting for the ground to settle before making final improvements on the site one of their sons would be living.

  • Jail captain remains on job after guilty verdict

    A captain at the Grant County Detention Center was still on the job days after being found guilty of domestic violence charges.
    Steven Skinner, 27,  and his wife, Michelle Skinner, were both charged with fourth-degree assault April 17 after an alleged domestic dispute with his wife.
    A Grant County jury found Steven Skinner guilty on the charges July 31. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs, but no jail time or probation.
    After Skinner’s arrest, Jailer Terry Peeples said, if convicted, Skinner would be fired.

  • Filing deadline nears; slate slim so far

    Candidates are scarce in most non-partisan races for the November election a week away from the filing deadline.
    The May primary has up multiple races in the general election for county offices, including judge-executive, jailer, clerk and magistrates, pitting a Republican against a Democrat.
    However, non-partisan candidates who would like to run for mayor and city council or commission seats in Williamstown, Dry Ridge, Crittenden or Corinth have until 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to file.