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  • Dry Ridge couple arrested on drug charges

    A Dry Ridge couple faces drug charges after several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at their home Tuesday, Feb. 26.

    Michael D. Mason, 43, and his wife, Wendy Alton-Mason, 34 were charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine.)

  • Crittenden man arrested after chase

    A 41-year-old Crittenden man was arrested in Cold Spring early Thursday, Feb. 26 after a high-speed chase that allegedly reached 100 miles per hour and covered 35 miles.

    Ricky L. Dozier was charged with disregarding a traffic control device, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

    Cold Spring Police Officer Jeremy Enzweiler noticed a black Chevy Cavalier allegedly being driven erratically by Dozier around 3:05 a.m. on the AA Highway, according to police.

  • What about Gina?

    Gina Brown is home.

    February 27, 2009 could not come fast enough for the Glencoe mother of three who was finally able to spend the night with her family under one roof.

    “I’m so excited,” she said, as the white van from Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Florence brought her home, one year to the day of an accident that nearly claimed her life.

  • Chamber seeks annual award nominations

    Nominations for the annual Grant County Chamber of Commerce awards are now being taken. Categories include Grant Countian of the year, business person of the year, educator of the year and volunteer of the year.

    Pick up nomination forms at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    The deadline for nominations is April 3.

    Awards will be presented at the Chamber Banquet set for April 18 at Williamstown High School.

    For more information, call 824-3322.

  • Twenty apply for Williamstown superintendent position

    Williamstown Independent Schools’ search for a new superintendent is officially on.

    Twenty people have applied to replace Charles Ed Wilson, who after six years with the district announced in November his plans to retire two years before his contract was scheduled to end.

    His resignation will become effective July 1.

    “I find the number of applicants to be outstanding,” said Mike Oder, a superintendent search consultant for the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).

    The district is paying KSBA $8,500 to assist with the search.

  • Crews work to repair pesky potholes

    As the snow melts and the ice thaws, roadways can resemble mine fields with potholes riddling the pavement.

    Dodging the potentially dangerous holes has become almost an art form on Interstate 75.

    However, help is on the way, according to local officials.

    Three- to four-man crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have already been working their way through I-75 and other state routes patching up the potholes, said Nancy Wood, public information officer, KTC District 6.

  • Tax talk

    Two local legislators recently voted in opposition of each other in a state budget proposal that included a 30-cent cigarette tax increase.

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, voted against the measure designed to help the state dig out from a $456 million budget shortfall.

  • Stamp prices to climb May 11

    Local post offices are seeing an increase in the popularity of Forever Stamps since the announcement of postage prices rising effective May 11.

    The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service recently approved new prices for mailing services, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents.

  • Taking the Polar Plunge

    Below freezing temperatures and icy water did not stop a group of Williamstown students recently from plunging into a pool for a good cause.

    Ten Williamstown Senior High students, a 2008 graduate and a teacher, Tim Moore, participated in the 2009 Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Lexington to support Special Olympics Kentucky.

    The Friendship Foundation club, which consists of special education students being mentored by their fellow Williamstown School students, raised $1,085 for the cause.

  • Tree troubles

    Grant County will get some help from the state in cleaning up from the ice and wind storms earlier this month.

    Gov. Steve Beshear awarded contracts in 78 counties, including Grant and surrounding counties, for removal of debris left in the wake of the storms that began sweeping through Kentucky on Jan. 27.

    Beginning Monday, Feb. 23, contractors will begin removing debris off the state right of way.