Today's News

  • Two charged in Bluegrass Tobacco burglary

    After a month-long investigation, a Williamstown couple faces charges in the June 18 break-in at Bluegrass Tobacco.

    Lauren Taylor, 26, and Miguel Hony, 25, were charged July 17with third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    The two suspects broke into the tobacco store around 3:20 a.m. through the back door and took thousands of dollars in merchandise.
    Williamstown Police posted several photos of the suspects taken from the store’s surveillance cameras.

  • KSP give Hotel Donald fire second look

    Nineteen years ago, two children, both students at Mason-Corinth Elementary, died in a blaze at Hotel Donald in Williamstown.
    While investigators quickly determined the fire was arson, no one was ever charged and the case became a cold case.
    That’s where Bryant Hunger comes in. Hunger started his career with the Kentucky State Police in January.
    “Arson is difficult to investigate,” Hunger said. “That’s why we are putting it out to the public to try and get any information that we can.”


    No breathing and a faint pulse.
    That’s what Sgt. Brian Maines of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office encountered about month ago when he responded to a possible drug overdose.

    A female driver called 911 when a male passenger she had just picked up appeared to be overdosing in her backseat.
    The male had just got out of rehab for heroin addiction.

  • Gibbons participates in early college program

    Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 75 high school personnel that will participate in the 2015-16 school year.
    More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.

  • Busch earns second Sprint Cup win at Kentucky

    SPARTA — In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.
    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.

  • Fun on the Fourth
  • Honor flight

    It’s been 62 years since Edward Souder returned from Korean soil, but it’s a place he thinks of often, at least once or twice a day.
    Souder, of Corinth, saw a dream come true when he recently participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. where he and other veterans received the red carpet treatment.

    Tears slid from the corners of Souder’s weathered eyes as he recalled the fanfare that surrounded his big day.

    “It’s indescribable,” he said.