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  • Annual Explore the Mud Run set for Oct. 7

    Prepare to get dirty as the fourth annual Explore the Mud obstacle course run returns to the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    The Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) event is three miles long and features more than 20 obstacles, including the new Muddy Gates Bridge and Recharge Me.

  • 2 Point Farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days
  • Courthouse to undergo assessment for possible renovations

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood wants to make much-needed improvements to the deteriorating Grant County Courthouse.
    The laundry list of problems with the courthouse, which was built in 1937, include bathrooms that are not handicapped-accessible, a falling ceiling and bricks coming out of the back wall of the building.
    An addition, which houses the judge-executive’s office, was built in 1976.

  • Williamstown Fall Fest to be held Oct. 20

    Williamstown Fall Fest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in downtown Williamstown. There will be live music, cakewalk, craft vendors, chili cook-off and pumpkin decorating. For more information, contact Bren Murphy at 859-429-7877 or email bren.ironcrow@gmail.com.

  • Crittenden man still missing

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk said 18-year-old Devon Kaczmarski is still missing, and they don’t have any leads on his whereabouts.
    The Crittenden teen was last seen Sept. 15 in the parking lot of the Crittenden McDonald’s with two unidentified males, according to footage from store cameras.

  • Two locals publish book, plan for more novels

    As two sides of the same coin, Grant County residents Troy Pendleton and Charles Little Jr. filled each other’s needs as co-authors.
    With big, bold ideas for comic books and novels, Pendleton found a working partnership with detailed-oriented Little, which birthed “Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption” as their first novel.

  • Grant County Martial Arts moving forward

    Grant County Martial Arts (GCMA) has been busy.
    Beginning on Sept. 9, 13 members trekked to Lexington for competitions and demonstrations of the Shaolin Do style of martial arts.  

    The following Wednesday, belt rank testing was conducted at GCMA’s Dry Ridge Location by international Grand Master Sin Kwang Thé, attended by 18 members of the group.

  • Kick It! Kentucky! Week encourages tobacco users to quit for good

    Mothers across continents, species and centuries have all shared one thing in common: an innate desire to protect their children. As a mother-to-be and an advocate for cancer patients across the Commonwealth, I can say with certainty that quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do to protect your child and improve your own health.

  • Lawmakers hear sobering accounts of opioid crisis

    At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.
    That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators recently in the Capitol Annex.

  • Jail cracks down on inmate criminal behavior

    Jailer Chris Hankins doesn’t plan on tolerating bad behavior by inmates at the Grant County Detention Center, especially if that behavior is criminal.

    A Grant County grand jury returned 11 indictments Sept. 13 against inmates at the jail, including six assault charges, five charges related to contraband and six criminal mischief charges.