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  • Elliston-Stanley to hold Celebration of Remembrance

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    As providers of funeral services in the community since 1881, the staff of the Stanley Funeral Homes and McDaniel Funeral Homes is aware the holidays are often a difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

  • James Butch Barlow named 2017 Williamstown Veteran of the Year

     

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    James Butch Barlow, who was born on March 29, 1947 to the late Eddie and Helen Barlow, was recognized by the City of Williamstown as the 2017 Veteran of the Year on Nov. 10 at a ceremony at Williamstown High School.  

  • Inmate population up, but issues continue at jail

    Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins said the increasing inmate population has brought in the potential for more revenue, but computer, technology, staffing and supply issues hinders the jail from keeping the inmates or deputies safe. 

  • Crittenden Council suggests taxing district to solve EMS funding

    Crittenden City Council seemed unimpressed by Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing plan during a Nov. 7 meeting. 

    Instead, Crittenden asked about alternatives to the plan, including the creation of taxing districts as a way to pay for an ever-increasing EMS service budget Dry Ridge has funded for the last 17 years. 

  • Country Christmas to kick off holidays

    Grant County will be getting into the Christmas mood early with the annual Country Christmas event Dec. 2 in downtown Williamstown.

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce has organized Country Christmas, formerly known as Santa’s Wonderland, for the last 14 years. 

  • Candidates file in to run in 2018 election

    On the first day of filing, eight candidates threw their hat in the political ring for the May 2018 primary election on May 8.

    A total of 14 candidates have filed for office, as of Nov. 14.

    The deadline for filing for the primary election is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2018.

    The upcoming election year is the biggest one locally with all county offices up for grabs, along with city races later in the year.

  • Police: Driver hit Pollitt family at 96 mph

    Kenton County Police Sgt. Chris Haddle testified Daniel Greis was driving 96 miles per hour when he collided with the Pollitt family’s Honda Accord during Greis’ first court appearance Nov. 8 in Kenton County District Court. 

    Greis also had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.083, just over the legal limit, and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. 

  • Benefit to be held for Sheldon Nov. 19

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    Cindy McClure Sheldon was in a head-on collision on Sept. 14 on U.S. 25.  

    Sheldon has been in University of Cincinnati Medical Center trauma surgical I.C.U since the accident. 

  • Wilson performs at Ark Encounter

    Brandon Heath was scheduled to perform an intimate, acoustic concert at the Ark Encounter on Nov. 11. 

    Unfortunately, Heath ended up in the hospital with strep throat. Josh Wilson received a phone call around 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and agreed to drive up from Nashville to Kentucky to entertain the large crowd. 

  • Deputy jailer arrested for bribery, contraband

    A Grant County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Nov. 8 for allegedly being bribed to smuggle chewing tobacco for inmates. 

    Dennis Donald Miracle, 26, of Williamstown, was charged with bribery of a public servant, first-degree official misconduct and second-degree promoting contraband.