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Today's News

  • Library to show patrons ‘How-To’ at new festival

    From making a simple will and dressing for a job interview to playing hopscotch and using chopsticks, the Grant County Public Library will help patrons learn “How-To” during a new event.
    The How-To Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the library.
    Many of the how-to seminars will be 30 minutes long during a particular time on the event schedule, which can be seen in the library’s June and July calendar and online at www.grantlib.org.

  • MAY BUILDING PERMITS

    • May 1
    Sharon Osrsburn, 122 Hogan’s Parkway, new home, 3,013 square feet, estimated cost $350,000; permit fee $852.82.
    CDAT LLC, 315 Oakwood Drive, new home, 1,066 square feet, estimated cost $98,000; permit fee $280.92.
    CDAT LLC, 295 Oakwood Drive, new home, 1,066 square feet, estimated cost $98,000; permit fee $280.92.
    • May 2
    Ark Encounter, 1000 Eibeck, smokehouse, 176 square feet, estimated cost $12,000; permit fee $54.17.

  • KY schools would get one to five stars in proposed rating system

    Frankfort - Kentucky schools, including charter schools, would be rated from one to five stars, with five being the highest, under a proposed new accountability system discussed Wednesday at the Kentucky Board of Education meeting.
    Under the current system, schools are rated with designations such as “needs improvement,” “proficient” or “distinguished.”

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    It was almost 25 years ago that Kevin Young became the first person to run the 400-meter hurdles in less than 47 seconds. His time of 46.78 seconds set a world record — and 25 years later it still stands.
    Young, who won the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics while breaking the record set by Edwin Moses, was at the Maximum Velocity Track & Field Camp at Centre College in Danville recently sharing his expertise with youngsters from Kentucky and other states.

  • KSP warns warmer weather poses danger for children

    FRANKFORT – Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP warns parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles.
    KidsandCars.org reports that 39 children died in the U.S. during 2016 from vehicular heat stroke with 11 deaths already in 2017.

  • KSP searching for escaped inmate from Fulton County

    Mayfield, Ky. - The Fulton County Detention Center contacted Kentucky State Police Post 1 dispatched at 2:22 a.m. to advise of an escaped inmate.
    Fulton County Detention Center advised that the last scheduled head count was at 9 p.m. June 10 and the inmate Reggie Rankins was present at this head count. 
    At 1:18 a.m. Fulton dispatch advised they received a call of a gas station down the street from the detention center being broken into.
    An emergency head count was performed at 1:30 a.m. and Reggie Rankins was not present.

  • Legislative panel warns of tight budgets ahead

    COVINGTON – The mainframe computer processing all of Kentucky’s unemployment insurance claims was built a decade before the 1980s-era arcade game Pac-Man.

  • Beshear creates statewide victim advocates map to better serve Kentuckians

    FRANKFORT, KY. (June 12, 2017) – In his ongoing efforts to help improve responses to victims, Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Victims Advocacy have created a statewide mapofvictim advocates that includes local and regional prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.
    A core mission of Beshear’s is to seek justice for victims, and the map is necessary to strengthen and publicize the network of victim advocacy across the Commonwealth, Beshear said.

  • Person claiming to be fugitive lawyer Eric Conn says he had help escaping

    A person claiming to be high-profile fugitive Eric C. Conn told the Herald-Leader in an email that he had assistance escaping home detention on June 2.

    The person also said he had noticed attempts by law enforcement to find him through the IP address on his emails, but that he had been “mentored by the master of such things” to avoid detection.
    “Do they really think they can find me with such a blunt method?” he said in an email to the newspaper Sunday evening.

  • DR man dies in head-on collision

    A Dry Ridge resident died in a fatal collision at 6:45 a.m. May 31 on Taft Highway after his vehicle crossed into the opposing lane, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.
    Detective Scott Conrad said that 29-year-old Jamie Lewis was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu heading east on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge when he lost control in a curve due to wet conditions.
    The vehicle crossed into the westbound lane, striking 23-year-old Jonathon Waller of Tompkinsville, who was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu heading west. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles.