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Today's News

  • A Day with Damon

    Damon Thayer was 9 years old when he decided he wanted to get into politics. A history buff with aspirations to one day be president, a young Thayer found early inspiration in Republican President Gerald Ford, with whom he shares a home state in Michigan, during the 1976 presidential election.

  • Building permit fees may increase

    Building code fees in Grant County will likely see an increase of about five cents per square foot — the first increase since 1996 — to adjust with inflation, pending approval from the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    Building Inspector Terry Conrad administered 190 total permits in 2016 for an estimated total construction cost of about $25 million, and $41,855.34 in building permit fees, according to a report from the building inspector’s office.

  • Tax gets 1st reading, rate under discussion

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood and Grant County magistrates continued to discuss a potential 1 to 2 percent payroll tax as a way to halt the impending budget crisis during the Feb. 20 fiscal court meeting.

    Both Wood and the magistrates said the payroll tax is likely at this point during the proposal’s first reading, but they are still deciding the percentage rate of the tax that will go along with the proposed budget cuts.

    Wood is proposing $365,000 in total budget reductions, while District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley is proposing more than $500,000.

  • 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.