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  • What do you think?

    Williamstown Independent Schools is seeking input from the community about priorities and expectations of the district.

    “Improving Student Achievement: A Community Discussion,” a structured, but informal meeting, will be conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The school board and administrators will use the feedback to help formulate a set of prioritized goals that will be shared with planners at each school.

  • Hutchison resigns from council

    Bill Hutchison has resigned his seat on the Williamstown City Council for personal reasons, said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    The resignation was effective Oct. 9.

    Hutchison, a Williamstown farmer and businessman, had served on city council since Jan. 1, 2000. A replacement will fill the rest of his term through Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kentucky law gives the city council 30 days to fill the vacancy. Any resident of the city who is interested should submit a letter of interest as soon as possible.

    For more information, call 824-6351.

  • High water traps couple

    A Dry Ridge couple and a 14-month-old child escaped injury Oct. 9 after being rescued from high waters during a downpour of rain.

    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call just after 5 a.m. from 29-year-old William Upton, who told the dispatcher that he was caught in the rising water on Elliston Mount Zion Road near KY 467.

    Also in the Toyota Tacoma pickup was Upton’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Elizabeth Rogers, and a baby.

    KSP, along with Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments, responded to the scene.

  • Upcoming events

    Entries needed for fall decorating contest

  • Gone to the dogs

    Walking into a fenced in yard while three large German Shepherds are roaming can be frightening.

    “None of my dogs are bite dogs,’ said Melissa Newman of Corinth, the owner of the canines. “One or two of them will bite if I tell them to, but it’s because I told them to.”

    In fact, most the time the dogs, along with a black labrador, chase the shadows of bugs to pass the day.

    They may even eat an occasional walnut that falls from a tree.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Dry Ridge man was killed Oct. 11 in West Chester, Ohio.

    Kevin Lemons, 45, and his passenger, Charlene Bunch, 46, of Evansville, Ind., were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said the motorcycle crashed on West Chester Road and that speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

    Lemons was employed by Rumble Trucking in Florence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 280 of Newport.

    Survivors include his father,  a daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

  • Saddle Club plans challenge, fun show

    The Grant County Saddle Club will be hosting a trail challenge and fun show on Oct. 17 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed at Tractor Supply.

    Concessions will be available.

    For more information call Lois Shuler at 859-620-4111.

     

  • DRFD plans cruise-in for fire prevention week

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will recognize National Fire Prevention Week with a Fire Prevention Day Cruise In from 3 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Dry Ridge Fire House.

    Special guests include Sparky the Fire Dog. There will be a fire truck slide and fire trucks on display.

    This event is being held in conjunction with Cruisin’ the Ridge, a car show held the second Saturday of the month May through October that is sponsored by the City of Dry Ridge. 

  • Second Sunday offers free fun

    What: Second Sunday of Play

    When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11

    Where: in front of Grant County Middle School. The road in front of GCMS will be closed to traffic during this event.

    Schedule of activities:

    • 2 p.m. - Bicycle parade (led by Little Mr. and Miss Grant County Fair/Kentucky State Fair Evan Dunaway and Kasey Hill)

    • 2:15 p.m. Corn Hole Tourney

    • 2:30 p.m. Pet Owner Look-A-Like Contest

    • 2:45 p.m. Pet Costume Contest

    • 3 p.m. 2K Fun Walk/Run

  • School taxes

    Grant County Schools

    Grant County Board of Education voted unanimously to not increase the tax rate levied for schools in the Grant County School District.  

    The tax rate on real and personal property in the Grant County School District for 2008 and again in 2009 is 52.2 cents per $100 of property valuation.

    Last year’s tax rate produced revenue of $5.15 million for the district.

    The 2009 tax rate is expected to bring in $5.14 million — $597,365 from new and personal property.