The Independence Day weekend celebration will get a patriotic early kickoff with a new event Saturday, June 26 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
Grant County Parks and Recreation will hold the First Family Fourth event at 7 p.m. at the park.
The Elite Skills Basketball Camp, sponsored by Wildcats and More, featured Hood and fellow former Wildcats player, Jarrod Polson, teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the campers. At the end of the camp, the players signed autographs and posed for photos.
Photos by Bryan Marshall
See next week’s News for photos of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s visit to the Kentucky Shop.
FIVE GENERATIONS GATHER - Florence
Davis, 91, of Grant County, Barbara DiGirolamo, 71, of Grant County, Michelle Ross, 53, of Cincinnati, Scott Kathman, 27 and Rorik Kathman, newborn, both of Florence form five generations. Photo submitted
What Tonya Beagle initially thought was fireworks turned out to be gunshots in her neighborhood on Indian Hills Drive in Crittenden.
Beagle was sitting inside her mobile home shortly before 9 p.m. June 15 when her 19-year-old daughter rushed inside from the patio screaming that someone was shooting outside.
The Grant County Fiscal Court has approved nearly a $12.5 million budget for 2015-2016.
The county’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and continues through June 30, 2016.
Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood described the budget as “very realistic, but very cautious.”
For Wood and the remainder of the fiscal court, including magistrates Bobby Newman, Shawna Coldiron and Jacqalynn Riley, this budget was a first as they all took office in January.
Williamstown Police is seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in a burglary at Bluegrass Tobacco in Williamstown.
Two suspects — a white male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and a female about 5 feet, 5 inches tall — broke into the tobacco store around 3:20 a.m. June 18 and took thousands of dollars in merchandise.
“Entry was made through the back door,” Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said. “They cut a hole in it. The broke the glass into the cigar lounge.”
Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells wants residents to visit and take pride in the city’s Piddle Park.
However, he realizes a lot of cleaning, hard work and money are needed to revitalize the downtown park.
“The first thing is to get it cleaned up and get the immediate things fixed,” Wells said. “With number one being the look of the park. If it looks nasty, it probably is nasty.”
To help facilitate a revamped park, Wells has partnered with the county to hire a parks director.