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  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Williamstown Band named Class A national runner-up

    Name of competition:  2016 Bands of America Grand National Championships

    Location and date:  Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 10 through Nov. 12

    Ranking and any awards:   
    The Band Of Spirit performed on Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. in front of their largest audience of the season.
    There were 100 competing bands performing in the quarterfinals at this event from across the country, which 36 bands were selected for the semi-finals.  

  • Man attempts to flee custody during court

    A 31-year-old Lexington is facing additional charges after attempting to flee custody during a Nov. 9 hearing in Grant Circuit Court.
    Robert Flege was in court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Flege had recently been released from jail in Fayette County, despite there being a holder on him to answer charges in Grant County.
    Judge Leslie Knight told Flege that he should have never been released from custody and she was ordering him into custody of the sheriff’s office.

  • Thayer honored as a 2016 Friend of Kentucky Cities

    Sen. Damon Thayer, (R-Georgetown), was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the city council meeting in the City of Williamstown.  The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.

  • Youth firearm safety event set for Nov. 19

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Grant County 4-H will be sponsoring a Youth
    Firearm Safety Event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
    The safety education course will be held at Lloyd’s Wildlife at 230 Gardnersville Rd., Crittenden.
    “It’s important to educate our youth in the safety of guns and handling them,” Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said. “Most households in our community have a gun.”   

  • Election brings 54 percent turnout

    With only one contested local race, Grant County voters still turned out in larger-than-usual numbers to cast their ballot for president and other offices.
    There were 9,690 ballots cast for a 54.68 percent turnout locally, about 4 percent lower than the state-wide turnout.
    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons said she was encouraged by the turnout.

  • Health officials see success in needle exchange

     

  • Grant County names interim superintendent

    Grant County Schools has decided who will take over for Superintendent Ron Livingood after his mid-year retirement.

    Livingood recently announced he would retire at the end of December.
    The Grant County School Board now has named Matt Morgan, assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

  • Ark attendance nearing 500,000

    Since opening on July 7, the Ark Encounter in Williamstown has been flooded with more than 425,000 visitors in four months.
    The life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction is expected to reach a half million visitors by the end of the month, according to Mark Looy, chief communications officer for Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter.

  • Jimmy Thorne: One veteran’s story

    Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Thorne, Sr., a retired Marine Corps veteran, served his country for three decades, plus 17 days.

    He endured the hardships of frigid winter darkness in Norway, near the Arctic Circle, to the hot, humid snake-infested jungles of Vietnam.
    Thorne, of Williamstown, can be seen at many charitable and civic functions working on behalf of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, in his capacity as president of Volunteers In Community Events (VICE).