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Community News

  • Power restored after the storms

    According to a press release by Owen Electric, 8,000 customers were without power at the height of the outage caused by a tornado on March 2.

    More than 70 poles were broken off from the high winds. By 8 p.m. on March 3, only 635 members were without power, most of those in Campbell, Pendleton and Kenton counties.

    Outages and downed power lines or hazardous conditions, should be reported immediately to 800-372-7612.

  • Friends plan benefit for McCardle family

    Family and friends of the McCardle family, who lost everything in the storm last Friday, are planning a benefit on March 24.

    Bill and Rhonda McCardle lost everything in the recent tornado. Their home, barns, horse trailers, equipment but worst of all more than a dozen show horses.

    The McCardles have been supporters of 4-H and different organizations and now they need help.

  • Prescription refills available

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed an amended Executive Order on March 5 that will allow Kentuckians displaced by recent storms to access up to a 30-day supply of needed medicines from a pharmacist.

    Invoking legislation enacted in 2010, this is the first time this particular executive order has been issued.

    Grant County joins 23 other counties which have been affected by the March 2 tornado.

  • Four die following Friday tornado

    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.

  • Burn class offered March 22

    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.
     

  • Library to waive fees in Feb.

    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.
     

  • Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards banquet

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the annual awards banquet.
    Categories include:
    • 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.

  • Upward Soccer signup deadline approaches

    Upward Soccer is coming this spring for boys and girls ages 4 through 12 years old at Sherman Church of Christ.
    Registration is $70 per child and includes shorts.
    Registration will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17 at the church located at 1055 Sherman-Mt. Zion Road in Dry Ridge.
    For more information, call the Sherman Church of Christ at 859-428-1661 or go to www.shermancoc.org and click the Upward Sports logo to print a copy of the registration form.

  • ACS needs help with cancer patients

    The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to cancer treatment. Last year, volunteers helped 38 patients get to over 900 cancer treatment related appointments in the Northern Kentucky Area.
    If you have a few hours per week, you can help save a cancer patient’s life by contacting the American Cancer Society at 859-647-2200.

  • Special Valentines make life sweeter

    The Grant County News asked readers to recognize the special people in their life by submitting nominations for Special Valentines. Twelve Grant County residents were chosen as this year’s recipients.

    Mom gives heart to family, students

    Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Friend. These are all words that only begin to describe my mother, Christine Martin. No matter what it is, she is always there to help.