Local News

  • Burn ban in effect until April 30

    The Kentucky Forestry Division has a burn ban in effect until April 30.
    Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lee Burton asks Grant County residents to follow the ban because current weather conditions are just right to cause difficult fires.

  • Corinth Commission discusses road, sewer line issues

    Road, sewer and water line problems were the main issues on the agenda of the City of Corinth’s Feb. 11 meeting.
    Mayor Amy Lingle, Commissioners, Vickie Wolfe, Barbara New and Darren Billiter along with City Clerk Tara Wright, discussed those issues facing the city. Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley was also present.   
    Grant County and Corinth have an Inter-local agreement for road maintenance that automatically updates annually. The city files a resolution each year for money from the Transportation Cabinet for road repairs. 

  • Grant County Jail to house inmates from Madison County

    A housing contract between the Grant County Detention Center and the Madison County Detention Center was approved March 8 by the Grant County Fiscal Court.
    The contract allows the Grant County Jail to accept for placement inmates from Madison County provided bed space is available.
    Grant County Jailer Mike Webster said this is the first contract the detention center has to house inmates from other counties, but he is “very interested” in the possibilty of adding additional counties once staffing is in better shape at the jail.

  • Fiscal Court hears KTC road project recommendations

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented their recommendations for projects for the 2019-20 Rural Secondary Program during the March 5 Grant County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The program provides funding for state road projects in counties.
    Matt Yeager, KTC District 6 staff engineer, said the cabinet is recommending two road projects for the 2019-20 fiscal year — $162,106 for Lawrenceville Road and $435,463 for Elliston-Mt. Zion Road.

  • Local superintendents oppose HB 205

    Educators were back in Frankfort fighting for public schools after House Bill 205, a bill that would use tax credits to fund scholarships for students to attend private schools in Kentucky, started working its way through the appropriations and revenue committee March 1.
    The bill was killed by a lack of vote in committee, but educators across the state are steadfast against the measure to ensure it won’t pass this session or in the future.

  • Baby fever hits Sherman Elementary

    Sherman Elementary has caught a case of baby fever as a dozen faculty members are expecting.
    While two Sherman teachers, Jessica Moore and Derrick Haley, both welcomed the newest additions to their families into the world Jan. 30, 2019, eight more mothers and two grandmothers have due dates they’re anticipating.
    “It’s like a countdown for me,” said Taryn Struk, who is due May 2 with her second-born, a girl named Lainey Marie. “First Jessica (Moore) went, then Derrick (Haley). And then I know I’m next.”

  • Williamstown green-lights potential hotel, restaurant

    Williamstown City Council approved a sub-development agreement during a March 4 meeting that might encourage developers to bring in a possible hotel and restaurant to the city.
    The 11-acre Patenaude property located off Interstate 75 exit 154 at the corner of KY-36 and US-25 has plans in motion to begin developing with tax incentive assistance from the city and interested sub-developers.
    A 3.5-acre tract has already been sold to PRD Unlimited LLC, a Branson, Missouri-based company to build a hotel and restaurant development on the land.

  • Dry Ridge teen injured after being hit by train

    A 17-year-old Dry Ridge girl was severely injured after being struck by a train around 4:30 p.m. March 6 near the crossing at US-25 and Needham Lane in Dry Ridge.

    The 17-year-old and an 18-year-old girl were walking on the “right-of-way” of the railroad tracks when they attempted to move away when a Norfolk Southern train was approaching, according to Kentucky State Police’s preliminary investigation.

  • Critt. Council approves Case Lane zone change

    Crittenden City Council approved a zone change that would allow a hotel or motel to be built on Case Lane during a March 5 regular meeting.
    J.J. Miller’s five-acre property on Case Lane was changed from an Agricultural-One (A1) zone to a Highway-Commercial (HC) zone following a second reading of the ordinance.

  • Permitless carry bill passes


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    Kentucky would become the 16th state to allow permitless concealed carry of firearms under a bill that will become law after the Gov. Bevin’s signature.