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  • Williamstown woman dies in Florence wreck

    A 50-year-old Williamstown woman was killed in a two-vehicle T-Bone collision March 31 on Sam Neace Road near Florence.
    Cheryl Jeffers died in the accident while five others were also sent to the hospital.
    The wreck happened around 7:05 p.m. when a 2000 Mercury Villager, operated by 31-year-old Amber Wesley of Independence, was driving westbound on Weaver Road when she made a left turn onto Sam Neace Road.

  • Faith to Stand gets community involved in drug battle

    A hundred people registered for Faith to Stand, sponsored by the Grant County Drug Task Force and Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County, held April 1 at Grant County High School.
    Vendors, with expertise in drug counseling, and other addiction related services, had resource tables throughout the hallway.

  • Senior Bash, other park programs cut

    The annual Back to School Bash, Easter Egg Hunt and Senior Bash events have been put on the chopping block for this year. The cost-saving measures came after recent cuts to the Grant County Parks and Recreation Department during the county’s financial crisis.

    Parks and Recreation director Mattie Gutman said parks and recreation programming was cut in at least half.
    Gutman is currently the only full-time employee in the Parks and Recreation Department.

  • NKU-Grant County Center: Launching pad for dreams

    Nearly two decades after the Grant County Foundation for Higher Education partnered with Northern Kentucky University to form the extended campus in Grant County, the center continues to offer convenient, cost-saving options for those interested in higher education.
    NKU, which has been in Grant County since 1998, started at the Williamstown United Methodist Church on Paris Street.

  • Carroll County sheriff resigns after guilty plea

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pled guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations and resigned his position as sheriff.
    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year pre-trial diversion program.

  • Williamstown, Dry Ridge council members discuss water fee contract

     

    Several Williamstown city council members advocated moving forward with the current terms of the water-purchasing contract with the city of Dry Ridge during their bi-monthly meeting on March 21.

  • Kentucky legislature finishes 2017 session with flurry of final bills

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky General Assembly ended its 2017 session late Thursday by approving a final batch of mostly low-profile bills and gubernatorial appointments, although Republicans and Democrats argued over measures to interfere in zoning lawsuits and limit the availability of prescription painkillers.
    As the clock struck midnight and the session ended, an amended version of House Bill 281, which would have reduced the power of Attorney General Andy Beshear in a couple of ways, died for a lack of action on the House floor. The Senate passed it earlier in the evening.

  • Light the Night

    ‘Prevention is our superpower, and each one of us has the ability to be a superhero to children’
    —Karla Hurley, MCE Family Resource coordinator

    A call went forth for all Grant County “superheroes” to step up and be counted at the Light the Night Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation Ceremony held March 30 at Grant County High School.

  • Business license fee approved after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court approved 3-1 a business-licensing fee on April 3, with Judge-Executive Steve Wood, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron and District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting yes, and District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley voting no.
    The ordinance passed after a recall vote was held, with Newman initially voting no, along with Riley, only to change his vote later.

  • Stallion Stampede Color Run