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  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.
    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • Grammy award-winning singer Steven Curtis Chapman to perform at Ark Encounter Aug. 5

    Fans of Grammy award-winning singer, Steven Curtis Chapman can hear him in Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    Chapman will be the first public Ark Encounter performer since the park’s grand opening last year. Over the course of his three-decade career, he has won five Grammys, 58 Dove awards, and one American Music Award. Chapman has sold nearly 11 million albums and has had numerous No. 1 radio hits, including “Live Out Loud”, “Love Take Me Over” and “Speechless.”

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  • Will. City Council discusses new soccer complex

    The Williamstown City Council discussed potentially leasing a parcel of land near the new Williamstown water treatment plant to Hans Philippo to begin building a new soccer complex during their July 18 meeting.
    Philippo, co-owner of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions Soccer Club, said he was ready to begin the project as soon as the city had the land prepared.

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  • Overdoses more than double at St. Elizabeth hospitals for first half of the year

    Overdose cases have deluged St. Elizabeth emergency departments this year, escalating to more than double the number the six hospitals had seen by this time last year.
    The hospital system released the second quarter heroin-overdose reversal numbers on Thursday. Emergency staff at the six St. Elizabeth hospitals around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky turned around 1,238 overdoses so far this year. During the first half of 2016, the total was 554.

  • Local event raises money for teen with muscular dystrophy

    When doctors informed Jenny Mitchell that her son Garrett was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 8, she was swarmed with mixed feelings of both despair and confusion.
    But none of those feelings could change the love she felt for her son, whose family and friends affectionately nicknamed “Bear” due to his warm and affectionate personality.

  • Interstate wreck closes I-75 northbound

    All three northbound lanes on Interstate 75 were closed near the Scott-Grant County line for about four hours on July 19 after a collision involving a semi-fuel tanker and a passenger vehicle.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said the incident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. The driver of a 2004 Lincoln passenger car was transported by the Scott County ambulance service. The drivers were the only individuals involved in the collision.
    KSP handled the investigation, while the Scott and Grant County sheriff’s offices both assisted at the scene.

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  • Ark agrees to pay city safety fee

    The Ark Encounter has agreed to pay the 50-cent per ticket Williamstown safety assessment fee after a lengthy debate with the city council that has spanned weeks.

    Answers in Genesis Co-Founder Ken Ham offered a statement to the Grant County News, in which he explained that Ark Encounter officials never said they would not pay into the fee. He added that the Ark Encounter has been paying into the fee since the city began collecting from businesses on July 1, and offered to pay the city a capped amount of $350,000, later increasing the offer to $500,000.