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Today's News

  • Rain cancels Horse Heritage

    Heavy rains late last week forced the Horse Heritage Days organizers to cancel the event.

    “It was too wet to have horses out in a show ring, even though Sunday was beautiful, it was still too wet to have the horse events,” said Grant County Fair Board Tena Webster.

    The tractor pull scheduled for Sept. 24 has been re-scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Admission is $10.

  • TAKING AIM AT CRIME

    Law enforcement agencies in Grant County can practice their shooting without much of a drive thanks to an agreement with the Florence Police Department.

    Florence Police recently built an outdoor shooting range with enclosures for classrooms for trainings on a nine-acre plot of land in Grant County donated by Republic Services, owner of CSI Waste Services.

    The range, located on the Epperson Waste Disposal Landfill property in Williamstown, also will feature a canine training course and military-style obstacle course.

  • Williamstown’s Vivian Link named City Clerk of Year

    Vivian Link is quietly efficient.

    This soft-spoken woman’s work ethic has not gone unnoticed and that’s what lead to her being chosen as the 2011 City Clerk of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    Link, who has worked as Williamstown’s city clerk since 1998, was nominated by Mayor Rick Skinner, Laura McClanahan, administrative assistant to Skinner, and Crystal Fryman, the deputy city clerk.

  • ONE KILLED, ONE INJURED IN CORINTH WRECKS

    A Verona man was seriously injured when his 2004 Nissan pickup truck apparently hydroplaned after Monday’s pouring rain.

    Robert “Shawn” Padgett, 39, had to be extricated from the pickup after the vehicle slid sideways into the guardrail before going airborne and possibly rolling over.

    The accident occurred at 7 a.m. on Sept. 26 near the 148 mile marker at Corinth.

  • Transportation to GED

    The Grant County Adult Education program is also looking for opinions from the public.

    They’ve  been circulating a survey asking if transportation is a barrier to keep someone from getting their GED.

    They want to know if free or low-cost transportation to the adult learning center, behind Grant County Middle School in Dry Ridge, was available would this be helpful.

    Send your responses to www.grantged.com or call the Grant County Adult Education Office at 859-823-1341.
     

  • Your opinion counts, so share it!

    Regional YMCA

    If they build a regional YMCA, will you go?

    That’s the question a committee of area citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking  residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs the public would like to see, how much people would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.

  • Does $1,000,000 make us safer?

    More than $1 million in grants benefiting local fire departments and law enforcement agencies have been awarded since the Sept. 11 tragedy.

    While the grants may not necessarily be used to thwart terrorism, many have allowed departments to be better equipped and able to communication with each other better.

    The largest grant came in 2009 when Grant County fire departments received $655,000 in federal funds to help purchase digital radios and equipment.

  • Our business helps your business

    Watching Dennis Kenner work his marketing plan for Bluegrass Tobacco may be comparable to having watched Vaughn Bode put life to his art. He does it so well.

    Last week at his Bluegrass Tobacco shop on North Main in Williamstown, Kenner hosted one in a series of fine cigar parties. The concept of such an event is, in itself, a great marketing concept.

  • Reunion notices 9-29-11

     

  • Extension Office offers classes