Today's News

  • Jailer says PT employees will save county money

    Will part-time employees at the Grant County Detention Center save the county money?
    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples says yes.

    “This works at other facilities,” Peeples said. “I think it’ll work here. We have to weed out the part-time employees who want to be here and those who are just desperately looking for a job.”

  • Alert auto parts employees thwart theft

    Mack Junior McIntosh, 32, of Dry Ridge, was indicted by a Grant County grand jury on Aug. 10 for theft by deception under $10,000.

    He is accused of entering into O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Dry Ridge on Aug. 1 and representing himself as an employee of Midas Muffler in Lexington.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he told O’Reilly’s employees that he was purchasing tools and equipment for the muffler shop where he was employed. Dills estimates the items were valued at $5,000.

  • Jailer fields questions from fiscal court

    Grant County’s three magistrates had plenty of questions for Jailer Terry Peeples and most of them involved money being spent at the detention center.

    The magistrates peppered Peeples with questions concerning the jail’s budget, employee turnover, purchasing supplies from local businesses and general operations at the facility, earlier this month, when Peeples provided them with a written summary from his time in office, which began Jan. 3.

  • Grant administrator resigns after complaint

    Ron Kinmon resigned his position as director of operations for the Grant County School District effective June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

    Kinmon worked for the district in a variety of capacities including teacher, boy’s basketball coach and principal. As director of operations, he was the supervisor of the bus drivers and maintenance staff.

  • Community hears Ark developers

    Rumors were squashed, concerns were heard and questions answered during an Aug. 9 public meeting about the $150 million Ark Encounter project coming to Williamstown.

    The community listening session drew approximately 500 attendees who heard details on the project and had a chance to offer their input as it moves closer to breaking ground.


    It didn’t take long for Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, to tackle any controversy surrounding the Ark Encounter.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: August 18, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . .
    Jason Prater

    I live in . . .
    Milford, Ohio

    About me . . .
    Just your friendly neighborhood spid ... umm postman in Alexandria. I married my best friend Amanda on July 16.

  • Hubert Lusby: WW II veteran, master craftsman

    Hubert Lusby is a craftsman whose workmanship has been on unassuming exhibition throughout the county for decades—from painting the Hogan House to building the Williamstown Post Office.

    He was born in Keefer (Corinth, Route 1) on July 4, 1920, the son of June and Ethel Osborne Lusby. Lusby Mill is named for his great grandfather, William. He still has lunch once or twice a week with his brother, Delbert and sees his sister, Norma, who lives in Williamstown often.

    Lusby always enjoyed making things and wanted to learn everything he could about woodworking.

  • Local pharmacists could be next

    The recent closing of the Borders bookstore has me wondering what the citizens of Grant County would think if they lost the services of their local trusted pharmacists. The possibility is real. The similarities to what shut down a mega retailer like Borders, and the economic pressures facing retail pharmacy are quite striking. Except for one thing: books are a commodity, drugs purchased at a pharmacy and the services provided by a pharmacist are not!

  • For mature audiences only

    Recently, I spoke to my mother on the phone. Here’s how it went. (The names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

    “How is Kim doing?” I asked.

    “Well, Edith said that she has very few wrinkles,” she answered. “But, she weighs 190 POUNDS. She’s just let herself go.”

    “Uh. Well, what I really meant was how is she recovering from her broken hip?”

    “Oh, that—she can put the weight of one toe on the floor and has to use a walker,” she said.

  • For The Record - August 18, 2011

    Civil Suits
    June 17:
    Kanu Investments, Inc. vs. Landen A. Scott and Sheila Scott, Commonwealth of Kentucky-Served: Jack Conway, attorney general and City of Crittenden-Served: Gayle Cayton, Mayer, foreclosure of judgment lien
    The Bank of New York Mellon vs. Sheila Lawson, Micah Lawson, Unknown defendant, spouse of Peggy Spencer, Unknown defendant, spouse of Lonny Spencer, default of payment on note

    June 20:
    Paul J. Brueggemann vs. James Warner, breach of contract