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Today's News

  • Ads may be allowed on school busses

    School buses could soon start looking more like mobile billboards than a way to transport students.

    The General Assembly is considering House Bill 30, which would allow school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of school buses.

    The bill recently passed the House and is awaiting a vote by the Senate.

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, voted for the bill.

    The money raised from the ads would stay in the district and the local school board would decide how to use it.

  • Library offers ‘Hot Read For Cold Nights’

    The Grant County Public Library is hoping the community picks up some books as the temperature drops this winter.

    While the library has long offered a summer reading program, for the second year they are offering the “Hot Reads For Cold Nights” winter reading program for teenagers and adults.

    “There’s always a big push to read during the summer, but when it’s winter, it’s cold outside,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian. “It’s a great time to read some books.”

  • GOING, GOING, GONE

    Do you have a hankering for a Big Boy? How about a Chinese dinner buffet or an autographed photo of University of Kentucky basketball player Terrence Jones.

    If you’re in the market for something unusual or even something antique, then the 15th annual Kiwanis auction is for you.

    This annual event is the group’s main fundraising activity for the year.

  • Corinth man enters guilty plea to manslaughter

    The trial in a 2010 shooting death in Owen County has ended with a Corinth man pleading guilty to several charges.

    An investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives resulted in Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, being charged with killing Ruben Eppele, 30, of Georgetown.

    The trial, which began Jan. 16 ended the following day when Dennis, who was charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter.

  • BUDGET DEFICIT

    Cutting staff and operating near a deficit are just two of the financial hardships facing local school districts as they look ahead to next year’s budget.

    In a bleak budget address, Gov. Steve Beshear announced a $742 million budget shortfall for the state.

    With most agencies likely to receive deep, painful cuts, school districts too will have to decide how to provide services for an increasing amount of students with limited funding from the state.

  • COACHES VS. CANCER paints the county purple

    Every penny, nickel, dime and quartered counted and at the end of the night, Williamstown fans raised more than $2,492 in the fight against cancer. Grant County fans raised $1675.15.

    This event, sponsored by the Grant County Relay For Life Committee, officially kicks off the 2012 relay season.

    Money was collected at the door of four games when Grant County and Williamstown faced each other during basketball season, as well as through donations and the sale of t-shirt for Coaches vs. Cancer.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

     

  • FACEBOOK FEATURED FAN: Jan 26

     

    Hi! I’m . . .Quentin Haubner
      I live in . . . Dry Ridge. About me . . . I am a sophomore at Grant County High School and a member of the Grant County Football team.

  • State audit released sheriff’s office

     

  • Tabatha Clemons voted president elect of state parks society