Local News

  • Charlottesville suspect beliefs were ‘along the party lines of the neo-Nazi movement,’ ex-teacher says

    Former Randall K. Cooper High School history teacher Derek Weimer, 45, of Florence told The Enquirer in an interview that he was probably the closest to James Alex Fields Jr. out of everyone on the faculty.
    “I’m sure if you would ask James he would say I was his favorite or one of his favorite teachers,” said Weimer, adding that he had Fields in three classes directly and had regular interaction with him after classes and during free time.

  • Norfolk Southern to begin resurfacing railroad crossings

    The Norfolk Southern Railroad Company will begin resurfacing several railroad crossings in Grant County and surrounding areas. Traffic will be detoured around the closure.
    The roads affected will be:
    • 11 privates from MP 56.25 – 43.53
    • Mason Cordova – Williamstown – MP 43.10
    • Private Road – MP 42.10
    • Lincoln Ridge Road - Williamstown – MP 41.95
    • 10 privates from MP 41.81 – 37.90
    • Barnes Road / KY 2359 – Williamstown MP 36.50

  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Message of Hope’ campaign

    Gov. Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky in order to raise awareness for Kentucky’s opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative.

    “Though this promotion is intended to be encouraging and fun, it seeks to raise awareness across the Commonwealth about a tragically serious epidemic,” said Amanda Stamper, director of communications. “Last year, 1,404 Kentuckians died as a result of an opioid overdose.

  • How to make an Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer

    A solar eclipse is one of the most exciting celestial events we can observe.
    If you are lucky enough to find yourself along the path of totality, the moon will completely cover the sun allowing you to see the corona, the sun’s atmosphere.

    Outside of the path of totality, you can still enjoy the partial phase of the solar eclipse, but you need to use eye protection and/or an eclipse-viewing device for indirect viewing.

  • Corinth holds off on tobacco-free park resolution

    At the regular meeting on Aug. 14, the Corinth city commissioners Aimee Lingle and Deana Caldwell met with Mayor William R. Hill and Tara Wright at the city building.  
    Commissioners Jeanne Hauk and Barbara New were unable to attend.  
    Items discussed included a tobacco-free park resolution, a tax ordinance and work on Marathon Drive road.
    A proposed resolution creating a policy prohibiting tobacco In city parks had been given to the city by the Northern Kentucky Health Department. This would be a part of the Smoke-Free Kentucky campaign.

  • Clerk’s Office receives $18,000 grant for second consecutive year

    Good fortune struck twice as the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Achieves awarded the Grant County Clerk’s Office an $18,000 grant for the second consecutive year.

  • Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

    Travelers can see it from the interstate—the flags, the rotunda and the militarily uniform, neatly aligned, white marble headstones. There are no locked gates, just an open entryway with a golden eagle, wings spread, perched atop a concrete wall, a sentry keeping watch for sleeping warriors.

  • Corinth Post Office is a go

    After nearly a year, the waiting and watching for the City of Corinth Post Office’s resumption of service is almost over.  
    Since October 2016, postal services such as parcel pickup and delivery, outgoing mail and stamp purchases for Corinth have been handled out of the Williamstown Post Office.  
    Although P.O. boxes have been kept on the porch of the city building on Thomas Lane, rumors have swirled as to whether the post office will come back or not.  
    The wait, as they say, is finally over.

  • Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses

    As a new school year approaches, Kentucky drivers will soon see reminders to watch out for stopped school buses.
    This week, 51 billboards started going up across the state that warn of the danger of passing a stopped school bus. The billboards feature an extended stop sign arm on the side of a school bus with the words, “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.”

  • Grammy-winner Chapman performs at inaugural Ark concert

    With the Ark Encounter as a backdrop, Grammy-award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman performed Aug. 5 for the tourist attraction’s inaugural concert.