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  • Christmas brings lights, admission discount for Ark Encounter

    For the holidays. the Ark Encounter will not only be decorated for Christmas, but visitors have a chance to see the attraction at half price.
    The grounds of the 510-foot- long Ark will be lit Dec. 16-23 and Dec. 26-30 during the same days as the Christmas

    Town celebration at the Creation Museum in Petersburg.
    Admission will be half price after 5 p.m., and parking after 5 p.m. will be free.
    The Ark Encounter will stay open until 9 p.m. on those dates, with the last entry at 8 p.m.

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  • Beshear: Jury Duty phone scam reported in Kentucky

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Thayer re-elected to lead Senate Floor

    After their biannual leadership elections, the Kentucky Senate Majority caucus announced their leaders for the 2017-2018 Sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.
     Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown was again chosen by the Senate Majority members to lead them on the Senate floor. Thayer was first elected to the Senate in 2003 and was selected as the majority floor leader in 2012 after Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester departed the position to become the Senate President.

  • Clemons seeks better handicap accessibility at clerk’s office

    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons has made many upgrades and changes to the clerk’s office in her first two years.
    However, there is another change she hopes to bring with the help of the county.
    Clemons wants to make the clerk’s office more handicap accessible.
    Currently, the handicap entrance is at the back of the building, where once inside an elevator can be taken upstairs to the clerk’s office.

  • Santa Claus coming to Williamstown Dec. 3

    Santa Claus is literally coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 3 when Grant County celebrates A Country Christmas in downtown Williamstown.
    The festival gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with a pancake supper with Santa at Williamstown Baptist Church. The free pancake supper is sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis and will last until 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. Bring your own camera.

  • Mannequin challenge depicts heroin’s harsh reality

    A YouTube video recreating the devastating impact of heroin posted online by a Williamstown man has gone viral.
    Capitalizing on the popular mannequin challenge trend where people are recorded frozen in action like mannequins, Thomas Worthington collaborated with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Dry Ridge Fire Department, among others, to create the harrowing overdose scene.

  • Stage Right tells ‘A Christmas Tale’ Dec. 9 -11

    What if you didn’t know everything there was to know about your favorite holiday characters like Rudolph, Frosty, Scrooge and more?

    That’s what Stage Right Musical Theatre hopes to provide audiences with in their latest production “A Christmas Tale.”