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Community News

  • Judicial center closed Aug. 6

    Don’t go the Grant County Judicial Center at 224 S. Main in Williamstown on Monday, Aug. 6 and expect to do business because the office will be closed.
    Judicial branch employees, including circuit/district court clerks and their employees, will be off work for the first of three furlough days as a result of deep cuts the Kentucky General Assembly made to the court systems budget for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
    The furloughs will close judicial offices on Aug. 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 of this year.

  • Body found in Crittenden identified as Kenton agent

    `The identity of a body discovered in a Crittenden barn was established about a week after the body was discovered.
    Police said the body was that of Raymond Cosby, 49, of Independence.
    Cosby was a Kenton County insurance agent. Police were looking for Cosby at the time his body was discovered in connection with complaints from an elderly man’s family that said Cosby bilked nearly a half million dollars from their relative.
    Cosby was discovered on July 17 in a barn at Lloyd’s Wildlife Area.

  • Benefit to ‘Give Charlie a Chance’ in CDKL5 fight

    For the second year, Williamstown parents hope the community will help “Give Charlie a Chance.”

    Amanda and Chris Nicholson will be chairing the benefit fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at Williamstown Baptist Church to raise money for the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research with the hopes of finding a cure for CDKL5 Disorders.

    Their 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte, or Charlie as her family calls her, was diagnosed at 1 1/2 years old with the rare disorder that effects about 250 people worldwide.

  • Dividing plants improves health, bloom


    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc.  In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    July 24, 1997
    At a recent convention of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. Dennis Stanley, of Hamilton Funeral Home in Verona and Elliston Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown was selected to serve as the Sergeant-at-Arms at the Hyatt Regency and Commonwealth Convention Center in Louisville.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 7-26-12

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo?
    If so, call in your guesses to the Grant County News at 859-824-3343 or e-mail to gcneditorial@grantky.com. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • Donations needed for yard sale

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter are collecting donations for a fundraiser yard sale, which will be held on July 28, at the Grant County Tourism Office, 1350 N. Main in Williamstown.

    Donations of gently used items such as clothing, appliances, household items, furniture, toys and books are needed at the shelter located on Barnes Road.

    Volunteers to assist with sorting, pricing and moving items to the sale site are needed. For information, call Yvonne at 859-250-0501.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME
  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    July 17, 1997
    Sally Davis, a constituent services representative for Gov. Paul Patton, visited the area to meet with citizens. Davis was in Grant County to listen to concerns, offer help and advice and provide information on the latest happenings in Frankfort. She is a liaison for 17 counties for the governor’s office.

  • Small ears may mean poor pollination

    I gave up growing corn a long time ago; figured others can grow it better than me so why take up the space.  I drive by Gallrein’s in Bagdad, Kentucky twice a week and their “Sweet Corn” sign has been hung so there are no worries, they have the best corn this side of the Mississippi. The corn is looking good in some areas of my county and not so in others.