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Today's News

  • Grant County Library kicks off summer reading
  • St. E announces closure of Owen Co. emergency dpt.

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced today its plans to close its local emergency department.
    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.
    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.

  • Linder appointed to Southern Legislative committee

    Speaker Hoover has appointed Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, to the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018. Since its creation, members of the SLC’s Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations (FAGO) Committee have focused on studying a variety of fiscal issues impacting state budgets and finances.

  • UK Honor Flight takes local residents to D.C.

    United States military veterans James Barlow, John Clinton Lowry and John Reed Lowry, all of Dry Ridge, recently participated in the University of Kentucky Honor Flight, the first Honor Flight in the nation to be sponsored by a university.
    On May 20, Barlow and the Lowrys, among nearly 70 other veterans, visited memorials in Washington, D.C. and were given a patriotic send-off and a hero’s homecoming at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. For more information visit https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/celebration-reflection-and-honor-unfor....

  • Smallwood joins Union College Board of Trustees

    A Lexington businessman from the financial services industry is serving on the Board of Trustees for Union College, a private institution in Barbourville.
    The institution has announced that Terry Smallwood has joined Board of Trustees at Union. Smallwood began service this year, along with five other new additions to trustee positions. Union is led by President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Dr. Hawkins has served the institution for five years.

  • KTC wants railroad crossing at Barnes Rd. closed

    The Williamstown City Council discussed a recommendation sent by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 to close the Barnes Road railroad crossing during their June 5 special meeting.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the transportation cabinet believes the crossing is too dangerous and sent a letter to the council addressing the issue.

  • Williamstown Family Fun Park offers weekday discounts

    Williamstown Family Fun Park is offering weekday discounts for its Treetop Ziplines and Chutes and Ladders Adventure Course.
    The park, located at 605 KY 36 West near the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, is open during the summer from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and on Sundays, from noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
    The business is closed Mondays except for group events.
    Pricing for the Treetop Ziplines is $29.99 Tuesday through Thursday and $39.99 Friday through Sunday.

  • Wreck on I-75
  • Two motorcycle wreck victims air lifted in two days

    A Dry Ridge resident is in critical but stable condition after sustaining head trauma during a single-vehicle accident near 3400 Taft Highway at about 9:30 p.m. on June 3.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy K.J. Little said that a witness reported that the driver was swaying inside his own lane inbounds toward Dry Ridge, but that witness did not see the crash. Little said the driver, later identified as 48-year-old John Sullivan, is under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

  • Sweet little wife...the critter gitter

    Sometimes there is just no explanation for why things happen the way they do.  And sometimes there is absolutely no explanation as to how we respond to those happenings, no matter how ridiculous the scenario.  One morning last week I thought I would have a nice relaxing day preparing for my granddaughter’s graduation that evening. 
    As many of you know our granddaughter, Lyndi, had finally been able to come home in February from the hospital after several months due to a chronic illness.