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  • Cleanup complete

    The remnants of Grant County’s January ice storms littered yards and roadsides far after the ice melted, but reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will ease the memories.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link declared an emergency in Grant County after heavy snowfall and ice left many residents without electricity for days, which means the fiscal court and cities are eligible for federal aid.

    Paul Antone, a public assistance coordinator with FEMA, came to Grant County and assisted the county and cities in their reimbursement applications.

  • Farmer’s Market now open for business

    The Grant County Farmer’s Market is open for the season.

    The market which operates from two locations – one on U.S. 25 by Whippy Dip in Crittenden and the other next to Eagle Creek Learning Center on U.S. 25 in Williamstown will have as many as 15 vendors at the height of the growing season, said President Deborah Lucas Angel.

    In the early part of the season, vendors will be selling Cole crops, herbs and bedding plants, as well as honey, eggs and baked and canned goods.

  • Howard chosen as Grant Countian of Year

    Shirley Howard turns 72 in June, but the Williamstown resident won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

    “I have to be busy,” he said. “That’s why I’m still working. I want to keep active physically and mentally. I have no immediate plans to retire permanently.”

    From educator to county judge-executive, Howard’s life has been filled with a laundry list of accomplishments.

    One more was added recently when Howard was named the 2009 Grant Countian of the Year at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.

  • Swine flu not here

    The good news for Grant County and the rest of Northern Kentucky is that swine flu hasn’t shown up here.

    People do not normally get swine flu, a respiratory disease found in pigs, but human infections of a strain of swine flu have been reported in several states in the U.S., including northern Ohio.

    “There have been no cases confirmed in Northern Kentucky or Kentucky,” said Emily Gresham-Werley, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District.

  • Library Express chugs into Crittenden, Corinth

    If you live in Crittenden or Corinth and would like to check out a book from  the Grant County Public Library, but don’t want to make the drive to Williamstown, books will be coming to you.

    Susan Nimersheim, library directory, received a $20,000 grant through the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives for an outreach development.

    Nimersheim used the money to buy units that resemble the mailbox unit for an apartment building and have them installed at Grant County Deposit Bank in Corinth and Crittenden.

  • Former Crittenden resident killed in wreck

    Jessica Harp Rose, a Walton resident, formerly of Crittenden was killed when her car ran off the roadway and struck a tree at 1:10 p.m. April 29.

     Rose, 26, was driving westbound on Lebanon Road when her 2003 Chevy Malibu ran off the right side of the road before hitting a tree.

    She was taken to St. Luke Hospital in Florence and later flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati where she was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

  • Corinth Marathon robbed

    An employee at Corinth Marathon and a Little Debbie snack food delivery driver had a gun pointed at them on April 27 when two males robbed the gas station, which sits just off Interstate 75.

    The robbery occurred at 4:15 a.m. when two black males, described as being 18 to 24 years old, 5-feet 10-inches to 6-foot 2-inches tall, wearing dark hoodies, entered the station and demanded money from Tammy Baron, a cashier.

    The delivery driver heard yelling and when he turned around, the robbers pointed the gun at him.

  • Clues needed in Dry Ridge burglary

    Police are asking the public for help in solving a burglary that occurred last week in Dry Ridge.

    Thieves smashed a glass at Arts Rental on Cull Lane in Dry Ridge at 5:40 a.m. on April 15 and made off with several power tools before police arrived.

    “When they smashed the glass, the alarm went off and officers were there in minutes but they were gone,” said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    Items that were taken include a Stihl chainsaw, a concrete saw, a back-pack leaf blower and a gas-powered boring drill.

  • Tea'd Off!

    Waving American flags and signs proclaiming “Cut Taxes, Not Deals”, nearly 100 gathered at the Grant County Courthouse on April 15 to voice their displeasure with increased taxes and unlimited government spending.

    The local Tax Day Tea Party, named after the historical Boston Tea Party, was one of hundreds of rallies held across the state and country.

  • Funny money leads to arrest

    A Williamstown man has been arrested on charges that he was making fake money on his home computer.

    Sgt. Robert Reed charged Thomas Onan, 35, with 75 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest occurred at 3:54 a.m. on April 8.

    Police searched Onan’s home after receiving a tip and discovered fake $100 bills on his computer.

    Police said Onan has a prior conviction of forgery in Nevada.

    The United States Secret Service is also investigating. Additional charges are pending.