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  • New water plant coming in November

    Water department officials plan to have a new Williamstown water treatment plant completed by November 2017.

    The new plant will allow the city to continue complying with state standards and increase overall water capacity.

    The plant is being constructed off Waterworks Road across from the current plant, and will have a production capacity of about 4 million gallons of water per day.

    The current plant’s production capacity is about 2.25 million per day, according to Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Former DR mayor back serving the city

    The Dry Ridge City Council will be joined by a familiar face with plenty of experience as they begin the new year.
    Former Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper will begin his term on the council two years after losing to now-Mayor Jim Wells in his re-election bid.
    The 81-year-old was mayor of Dry Ridge for eight years from 2006 to 2014. He also previously served on the Dry Ridge City Council for 12 years from 1962 to 1974.
    Crupper also spent 18 years as state representative from 1974 to 1992 representing Grant County.

  • Colson, Lawrence leave mark on school boards

    With more than 50 years combined between them, Jim Colson and Connie Lawrence served under 11 superintendents during their tenures as school board members.

    However, after 32 years, Colson decided to say goodbye to the Grant County School Board, and Lawrence’s 20 years with the Williamstown Independent School Board also came to an end.

  • School districts cut energy costs

    Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts continue to decrease their energy usage despite increasing in size as part of a statewide effort to decrease utility expenditures.

    A report by the Kentucky School Board Association’s School Energy Managers Project shows 98 percent of Kentucky school districts, including Grant County and Williamstown, significantly cut energy usage between fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2016.  

  • 2016 WHAT MADE THE NEWS?

    JANUARY

    • Former Grant County finance officer Connie McClure-Ellington files lawsuit against Judge-Executive Steve Wood, former Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court alleging she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood in the judge-executive’s race.

    • Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington are apprehended over the Harrison County line in Grant County.

  • Alleged drunk driver slams into cruiser

    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy escaped injury Dec. 16 when an alleged drunk driver slammed into his cruiser on Interstate 75.

    Deputy Barry Mullins responded to several wrecks within a few miles on I-75 due to rain and icy roadways.
    He stopped to assist with an accident in Sadieville near the Grant-Scott County line.
    Mullins’ cruiser was parked in the emergency lane with its emergency lights activated as he assisted a motorist.

  • Trim a Tree

     The past two years, the Grant County News has asked readers to Style Santa for our Christmas-themed art
    contest.

    This year, we decided to have readers show off their skills by
    trimming a tree.
    Pictured are the winners in the four age groups.

  • SERVING THE COMMUNITY
  • Library offers Hot Reads for Cold Nights

    As temperatures drop, the Grant County Public Library hopes residents pick up a book.
    Similar to its popular summer reading program, the library is once again offering Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading program with prizes for participants.
    “This is the fourth year that the Grant County Public Library has sponsored this reading promotion,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “During the winter months, many people cannot get out to do things, but reading is something that they can easily do at home.”

  • Snow learning keeps GC Schools moving

    For the past three years, bad winter weather may have meant no classes for Grant County Schools, but that didn’t stopped the learning.
    Grant County was one of 13 original districts who applied to utilize snow learning days, which have students work on assignments outside of class so days called off for inclement weather are counted as school days.
    The district used five snow learning days in the first year, followed by three last school year.