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  • Conrad excited for ‘huge job’ as deputy judge

    Taking over as Grant County deputy judge-executive, Pat Conrad knows the job won’t be an easy one.
    “It’s pretty humbling because that’s a huge job,” Conrad said. “It’s a lot of responsibility. It requires problem-solving skills. You have to have good communications skills. You have to have a strong backbone. So, it’s a huge responsibility.”

  • State inmates slowly returning to jail

    At one time, the Grant County Detention Center housed about 290 state inmates.
    That number nosedived to 65 the past few months as the fiscal court looked into the possibility of closing the jail and necessary improvements were made to the facility once the decision was made to keep the doors open.
    However, as fresh paint is put on the walls, the HVAC and smoke evacuation system is finally working and plumbing problems are well underway of being fixed, the population of the jail is expected to slowly increase.

  • GC Oil named Convenience Store of the Year

    Grant County Oil was recently recognized as the 2016 Convenience Store of the Year during the Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Stores Association, Inc. (KGCSA) annual awards event.
    The Williamstown company, ran by Jeff, Pennie and Jason Dunaway, was honored at the event at Talon Vineyards and Winery in Lexington.

  • GC Library hosts Polar Express
  • Corinth Fire, Dollar General sponsors Gatlinburg Relief Fund

    The Corinth Fire Department and Dollar General in Corinth are sponsoring the Gatlinburg
    Relief fund and are accepting donations of toys, clothing, coats, shoes and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Gatlinburg relief fund. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is recovering from multiple wildfires.
    Donations may be dropped off at Dollar General in Corinth on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 or anytime at Mason-Corinth Elementary or the Corinth Fire Department through Dec. 17. For more information, call 824-9886 or 813-2037.

  • Kimmich leaves for Frankfort position

    After nearly two years working beside Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich said goodbye to Grant County during the Dec. 5 fiscal court meeting.

    Kimmich, who had previously served as the deputy judge in Boone and Kenton counties, resigned from his position to head to Frankfort to work as scheduler for newly-elected Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover. The fiscal court approved finance administrator Pat Conrad, who has been with the county since Aug. 2008, as the next deputy judge.

  • Governor appoints Dills to KY Law Enforcement Council

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills was recently appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin as one of only three sheriffs to serve on the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

    Twelve members of the council are appointed by the governor for terms of four years, including three Kentucky sheriffs, a member of the Kentucky State Bar Association, five chiefs of police and a citizen of Kentucky not coming from within the foregoing classifications.

  • Corinth mayor gets liver transplant

    After two long years of waiting for a transplant, only one word went through Corinth Mayor Billy Hill’s mind when he finally received the call that doctors had found a liver.

  • Country Christmas