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  • Library hosts ‘Ready to Read’

    Putting children on the right path to be prepared for school will be the focus of the third annual Ready to Read Early Childhood Fair.

    The event targeting preschool children and parents will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Grant County Public Library.
    “This program is like a one-stop shop, all the entities are there for them to talk with and ask questions,” said Cheryl Clemons, childrens’ librarian. “Our hope is that the children of Grant County will be prepared to go to school and succeed in school.”

  • Snow, ice wreck havoc on school calendars

    With no real option left, the Grant County School Board voted Feb. 13 to use three days of spring break as makeup days.

  • SUSPECT SOUGHT IN HOME INVASION

    Police are looking for a suspect after a Crittenden home was invaded and the owner was tied up in his bathroom.
    Larry Brown, 65, answered a knock on the door of his Alexander Road home around 9 p.m. Feb. 11 only to be tackled while in his wheelchair by an unknown white male.

  • Corinth author brings romance to Bruce’s Grocery

    A Corinth author is bringing romance to Grant County to heat up the cold winter nights.
    Louanna Plunkett knew as a child that she wanted to write novels.
    In her 20s, the started writing seriously and has published several books, When We Grow Up and Hollywood Lies.
    Plunkett will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.

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  • Education, heroin treatment top public’s funding list

    Education funding and increased heroin treatment headlined the issues speakers advocated for Feb. 1 during a meeting of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus.
    The caucus, which is comprised of legislators throughout northern Kentucky, held the public meeting at the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown.
    The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Jailer candidate withdraws

    The race for jailer got a little less crowded just one day after last week’s candidate filing deadline.
    Republican candidate Ronald Harrison withdrew from the race Jan. 29 leaving four candidates remaining.
    Current jailer Terry Peeples was the lone Democrat to file, therefore he will wait until the November general election to face the winner of the Republican primary in May.
    The three Republican candidates are Tim Slone, Chris Hankins and Harvey Perleberg.

  • Thieves target parked ambulance

    Between the hours of 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 5, an ambulance owned by Rural Metro on Kimberly Lane in Williamstown was ransacked and burglarized.
    Two large emergency medical bags, one green and one red, were taken along with syringes.
    The bags contained life-saving equipment.
    Williamstown Police Lt. Robert Reed said it was possibly two males according to footprints.
    Reed also said this likely was a drug-related burglary.
    The medical technicians noticed the medical bags missing and called police.

  • GCSO, KSP to hold Citizens Police Academies

    GRANT COUNTY SHERIFF
    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to  serve an emergency protective order, make a vehicle stop or patrol the streets of Grant County, then here’s your chance to find out.
    Participants must be 21, have a valid driver’s license and are subject to a background check. There can be no misdemeanor domestic violence charges or felony convictions on your record.

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