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By The Staff

Census workers canvas area

Census workers are now collecting data in Grant County.

Census workers wear official identification badges and use handheld computers to record addresses. Census workers may also be carrying black workbags with the words “U.S. Census Bureau” on them.

The workers are updating and completing a confidential address list that will be used to mail or deliver 2010 Census questionnaires next March.

The law requires a Census to be completed every 10 years. Census data is used to determine the number of Congressional seats for each states, the shape of legislative and local government districts and how federal funding is distributed.

Residents with concerns about whether a person is a Census worker can call 859-422-7210 or the Grant County Sheriff’s Department at 824-3333.

Stamp out hunger May 9

On May 9, letter carriers in Grant County will join more than 10,000 other cities and towns across America to collect boxes and cans of non-perishable food items.

Those items will be donated to Grant County’s Helping Hands.

Place non-perishable food items in your mailbox on May 9 or drop off food at any post office in Grant County.

Caution needed on Tractor Day

Friday, May 8 is Tractor Day at Grant County High School. Students will be driving tractors to and from school that day.

Motorists are urged to use caution.

Police find 30 pounds of pot

Don’t plan to traffic drugs in Grant County.

That’s what a Winchester man found out when he allegedly drove to Crittenden to sell more than 30 pounds of marijuana.

Ignacio Vargasigua, 20, was arrested on April 29 in the parking lot of the Shell station in Crittenden by agents from the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.

Vargasigua, who police say had several wrapped packages of marijuana with him when he was arrested, was charged with trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

The marijuana had a street value of more than $60,000.

Sheriff’s deputies from Grant and Boone counties assisted with the arrest. The investigation into the source of the marijuana is continuing.