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  • BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

    A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

    Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

    Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  • Helping Hands thrift store closer to becoming reality

    The Helping Hands Thrift Store isn’t just an idea anymore.

    The thrift store is expected to open later this spring. It will be located in the back of Grant County Drugs on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Jason Wallace, owner of Grant County Drugs, donated the 1,800 square feet of space for the thrift store.

  • Bringing home bronze

    It may not be the Olympics, but Williamstown Senior High recently was awarded a bronze medal in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best High Schools.”

    “We were very excited to receive the information,” said Williamstown Senior High Principal Misty Buchanan. “It’s a prestigious honor.”

  • Williamstown woman is witness to change

    A tear squeezed from the corner of Della Jones’ eye on Jan. 20 as she watched Barack Obama take the podium to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

    She dabbed at her eyes with a crumpled tissue.

    “Hallelujah,” she said softly to no one in particular.

    During Obama’s speech, she bobbed her head in agreement and smiled.

    Jones, who will turn 106 years old in July, continued to hope that she’d live to see the day that an African American would be elected as president.

  • Homes needed for summer repair program

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

  • EMA ready to answer call for assistance

    As the likelihood of a snow or ice storm increases with each day into winter, Grant County Emergency Management has to be prepared to act.

  • Farm Service office consolidates with Pendleton

    James Furnish has gone through this before.

    His first job at the Kentucky Farm Service Agency in Nicholas County ended in 1996 when the office closed.

  • News observes MLK holiday

    The advertising and news deadline for the Jan. 19 issue of the Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

    The news and advertising deadline for the Jan. 22 issue of the News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16.

    In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, the News office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19.

     

    Due to the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 19, the News will observe the following deadlines:

    Express:

  • One stop makes school enrollment easier

    Parents new to the community now have a one-stop site to be welcomed and enroll their children in Grant County Schools.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life.

    It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 12 issue of the Grant County News.