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  • Donations needed for vet wreaths

    Storme Vanover is on a mission – again and it’s all about honoring veterans, a mission that as a veteran she is passionate about.
    When Vanover, of Williamstown, found out that the deadline had passed for Grant County to be part of the Wreaths Across America program, she sprang into action and is attempting to raise $7,200 to buy 720 wreaths to be placed on every veterans grave at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

  • Wallace celebrates 50 years of providing pharmacy service

    Bob Wallace is celebrating 50 years in business in Grant County, but becoming a pharmacist was purely a fluke.
    “I went to college and didn’t declare a major the first year,” he said from his office at Grant County Drugs in Dry Ridge, which he co-founded. “My friend went into pharmacy so I decided to try it myself. I liked it, especially meeting the people.”

  • Crittenden resident is back in Jeopardy

    Crittenden resident and five-time Jeopardy champion Rani Peffer recently got a second shot to play her favorite game show.

    Peffer, who won $70,701 from six episodes in November 2013, was asked to return as part of the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.

    The tournament features the top 15 winners from the Alex Trebek-hosted show since the previous Tournament of Champions.

    Peffer had high hopes she would get an invite, but the corporate finance manager at Procter and Gamble was on pins and needles for about nine months.

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  • Two female deputies file lawsuit for harassment

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic contents.)
    Two female employees at the Grant County Detention Center have filed a lawsuit against Jailer Terry Peeples.
    The latest lawsuit was filed in Boone County Circuit Court on Oct. 31 by Kathi Silvey and Sandy Zavodny, both employees of the detention center’s Substance Abuse Program (SAP).

  • Former Williamstown city administrator dies

    The former Williamstown City Administrator died last week.
    Douglas Beckham, 60, of Williamstown died Nov. 5 at the Pleasant Ridge Care Center in Cincinnati.
    Beckham, who was known for his love of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, also collected coffee mugs.

    His office at the Williamstown City Building was adorned with many of the cups that family, friends and co-workers gave him.

  • Snow, ice won’t stop learning

    Learning won’t stop for Grant County students this winter when snow causes school cancellations.
    Grant County was one of 13 school districts the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers for that allow the district’s use of virtual or other non-traditional instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.
    Traditionally, Grant County will miss between seven and 10 days of school because of inclement weather.  

  • Audit report shows issues at jail

    A report by the Kentucky State Auditor’s Office found several issues with the inmate trust fund and the jail commissary at the Grant County Detention Center.
    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was released this week.
    It comes more than week after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of a private company to conduct an additional audit at the jail.
    Denise Keene was hired to do an audit of the canteen fund and the inmate trust account fund.

  • Fleeing suspect causes multi-vehicle crash

    An alleged shoplifter fleeing from Wal-Mart caused a multi-vehicle crash that closed Taft Highway in Dry Ridge for several hours on Nov. 3.

    Police said Amy Martin, a 39-year-old Glencoe woman, attempted to steal $115 worth of clothes from Wal-Mart on Ferguson Boulevard in Dry Ridge.As she fled the store, police said Martin got into an altercation with the loss prevention specialist and manager at Wal-Mart  who confronted her.