As quickly as the tornado devastated Crittenden, the Grant County chapter of the American Red Cross mobilized to help those in need.
Once Diana Morgan, local coordinator of the American Red Cross, received a call from the Kentucky State Police and Grant County Emergency Management that assistance was needed, she immediately contacted the Cincinnati office and began setting up a shelter at Grant County High School.
A green plastic coat hanger lay casually in the middle of Barley Circle in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 3.
Bright pink drinking cups sat side by side on a dish drainer inside a first-floor apartment. A heavy stainless steel refrigerator hulked out of place in the middle of the kitchen, it’s cord dangling into space, while in the next room a baby’s bed, with the sheets and blankets still inside lay on its side teetering from the front of the building, which was no longer there.
Do you know what you can legally burn in Kentucky?
Open burning presents serious health risks.
A free one-hour session, Learn Before You Burn will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Williamstown City Building.
The program will be an overview of Kentucky s open burning regulations. For more information, call 859-743-0857.
Have overdue books or worried about your library fines?
The Grant County Public Library is hoping to give patrons a break in February as tax checks roll in.
For those who have returned all their books in good condition and who only have fines left on their accounts, the library is willing to waive 25 percent of the fines this month.
The patron will only have to pay the remaining 75 percent. The discount does not apply to lost or damaged materials since the library does have to pay to replace those items.
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the annual awards banquet.
• Grant Countian of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Excellence in Business
• Excellence in Education
A nomination packet is available at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office at 1505 N. Main, Williamstown, Ky.