Local News

  • Ark preparations underway before July 7 opening date

    What years ago seemed like an idea that might never become reality is 12 weeks from opening to the public.
    Construction on the first phase of the Ark Encounter is rapidly progressing and ticket sales are going well ahead of the Williamstown tourist attraction’s July 7 opening.

    “Because of the relatively mild winter, construction has progressed nicely,” said Mark Looy, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, which is the builder of the Ark, and its CCO and VP of Outreach.

  • King follows dream with Shadows of Yesterday shop

    Margina King is following her dream.

    The Owen County native always wanted to open a consignment shop and she did last August on Main Street in Williamstown.
    Her shop, Shadows of Yesterday, features children’s clothing, prom dresses, ladies suits and bridal wear.

    “Eventually, I want to add vintage clothing, especially clothes from the 50s and 60s,” King said.
    She’s looking to expand the store’s offerings by carrying some Kentucky-made jewelry, silk scarves and clothes made from alpaca wool.

  • Making the connection

    The other day I noticed my vehicle tires appeared to be low on air. I went and wheeled my air compressor out, attached my hose and attachment to connect to the tire and went to turn on the compressor switch and nothing happened.
    Of course, I didn’t plug in the 110VAC cord into the wall receptacle. So I connected the cable and tried the air compressor once again and alas there was the powerful sound of the compressor motor filling the air tank.

  • CHURCH NOTES 4-14-16

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • Meeting times are Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Thursday prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

  • Rust travels between host plants

    Last year, our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year, the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Jay R. Risch, 49, of Corinth, for failure to produce insurance card and improper equipment, at 10:02 p.m. April 5 on McCoy Road.
    Officer David Osborne cited Christopher A. Henry, 26, of Berry, with no registration plates and failure to produce insurance card, at 3:06 p.m. April 6 on Short Race Street.

  • Morehead concert choir, chamber singers to visit Mt. Olivet Christian April 12


  • Free trees available for Crittenden residents

    Crittenden residents have an opportunity to pick up and plant a new tree at their homes.
    A thousand trees are being donated by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, who received a grant to help people replace trees lost or damaged in the 2012 tornado.
    While the exact date of availability of the trees has not been announced, they are expected to arrive at the Crittenden City Building the week of April 11.
    Residents who would like a free tree can contact the city building at 859-428-2597 to see if the trees have arrived.

  • Seminar to focus on growing business


  • Debate continues over Ark road improvements