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  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 8-9-12
  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 8-9-12

    August 7, 1997
    The Grant County Ambulance is coming to town. The service, which is owned by St. Luke Hospital, will begin to operate from the Dry Ridge Fire House on Race Street. If things go as planned and the other emergency agencies are receptive, they may consider adding a second ambulance paid crew elsewhere in Grant County.

  • Watch for bagworms


    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late?  Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 8-2-12

    This Another Place In Time photo features  
    Eloise Sebree Workman.
    Eloise grew up in Grant County, with her brothers and sister. She married John Workman after ‘courtin’ in Grant County.
    Thanks to Sharon Gabbard for calling in and thanks to Barbara Barker for submitting the photo.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 8-2-12

    July 24, 1997
    St. Elizabeth Hospital has purchased land in Crittenden. The property was purchased for $365,000. This purchase has enabled the authority to retire its debt on the property within two years. “The Grant County Industrial Development Authority is pleased St. Elizabeth plans to expand in Grant County, said Wade Gutman, chairman of the IDA.

  • 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.