Today's News

  • Pension Crisis: 401 (k) factor

    To the taxpayer, the solution to Kentucky’s pension crisis may seem simple: Just move those public employees from pensions to a 401(k).
    Indeed, Kentucky’s pension consultant — PFM Group — recommended that very thing when it released a report in August calling for moving state and local government employees in non-hazardous jobs to a 401(k)type benefit plan — as well as teachers hired in the future.

  • Ark Encounter, Creation Museum to host Día Latino for Spanish-speaking guests Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

    The annual Día Latino has been announced for both the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum this year, set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively.

  • Three injured in head-on collision

    Three people were injured in a car accident Sept. 14 on U.S. 25 in Crittenden.
    Donald Douglas, 30, and Cynthia Sheldon, 48, were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital in critical condition, said Dry Ridge EMS supervisor Kevin Stave.  
    Douglas hit Sheldon’s Mercury when he tried to pass in a no passing zone around 3:30 p.m., according to Grant County Sheriff Deputy Thomas Britton. Douglas was driving a Hyundai.

  • No tax rate change for Corinth, Crittenden residents

    Real and tangible property tax rates didn’t see any change this year for Corinth or Crittenden.
    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood a said second reading to keep the tax rate the same should pass Oct. 3 at their next city council meeting.
    Crittenden’s real property and tangible property tax rate has remained at $.203 per $100 value.
    A home valued at $100,000 would cost the owner $203 in taxes.
    Livingood said Crittenden’s property tax rates have remained the same for several years.


    Property Transfers
    April 29
    Leslie Dean and Debra Sue Colson to Melissa A. Mitchell, Sherman Mt. Zion Road, $250,000
    May 1
    Richard and Sally Skinner to James M. Greene and Karen S. Miller, Fairview Road, $215,000
    Skinner Self Storage to PFLP LLC, Johnson Street, $5,000
    Skinner Self Storage to PFLP LLC, Paris Street, $15,000
    Volaco Inc. to Wilson Farms LLC, Ruark Road, $20,000
    Cliffs Properties LLC to Wilson Farms LLC, Ruark Road, $5,000
    8001 LLC to Rebecca White, Southridge Subdivison, $119, 900

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    1 ½ pounds split, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or strips)
    1 package (1 ounce) Italian dressing mix
    ½ cup Parmesan cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
    3. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
    4. In a pie plate, mix Italian dressing mix and Parmesan cheese.
    5. Spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and dip into dressing mixture to coat both sides.

  • 2 Point Farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days

    Compared to most livestock in North America, alpacas are relatively new. First commercially imported in 1984, many people have seen alpacas on their favorite television shows or on the news, but have never met one in person.  
    On the weekend of Sept. 23, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.

  • Beshear alerts Kentuckians to Equifax data breach, provides tips on how to avoid identity theft

    Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to help make Kentuckians aware of the Equifax data breach, and provided tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
    Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies, announced a major data breach that could affect about 143 million American customers.

  • Tracking how the environment impacts children’s health: 52 weeks of public health

    As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) focuses on the many dangers to children’s health posed by environmental contaminants.
    Because children’s bodies are small and still developing, they are more easily exposed to environmental contaminants. Here’s why:
    •  Children breathe more air, drink more water and eat more food per pound of body weight than adults.