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  • Crittenden Council suggests taxing district to solve EMS funding

    Crittenden City Council seemed unimpressed by Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing plan during a Nov. 7 meeting. 

    Instead, Crittenden asked about alternatives to the plan, including the creation of taxing districts as a way to pay for an ever-increasing EMS service budget Dry Ridge has funded for the last 17 years. 

  • Country Christmas to kick off holidays

    Grant County will be getting into the Christmas mood early with the annual Country Christmas event Dec. 2 in downtown Williamstown.

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce has organized Country Christmas, formerly known as Santa’s Wonderland, for the last 14 years. 

  • Candidates file in to run in 2018 election

    On the first day of filing, eight candidates threw their hat in the political ring for the May 2018 primary election on May 8.

    A total of 14 candidates have filed for office, as of Nov. 14.

    The deadline for filing for the primary election is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2018.

    The upcoming election year is the biggest one locally with all county offices up for grabs, along with city races later in the year.

  • Police: Driver hit Pollitt family at 96 mph

    Kenton County Police Sgt. Chris Haddle testified Daniel Greis was driving 96 miles per hour when he collided with the Pollitt family’s Honda Accord during Greis’ first court appearance Nov. 8 in Kenton County District Court. 

    Greis also had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.083, just over the legal limit, and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. 

  • Benefit to be held for Sheldon Nov. 19

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    Cindy McClure Sheldon was in a head-on collision on Sept. 14 on U.S. 25.  

    Sheldon has been in University of Cincinnati Medical Center trauma surgical I.C.U since the accident. 

  • Wilson performs at Ark Encounter

    Brandon Heath was scheduled to perform an intimate, acoustic concert at the Ark Encounter on Nov. 11. 

    Unfortunately, Heath ended up in the hospital with strep throat. Josh Wilson received a phone call around 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and agreed to drive up from Nashville to Kentucky to entertain the large crowd. 

  • Deputy jailer arrested for bribery, contraband

    A Grant County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Nov. 8 for allegedly being bribed to smuggle chewing tobacco for inmates. 

    Dennis Donald Miracle, 26, of Williamstown, was charged with bribery of a public servant, first-degree official misconduct and second-degree promoting contraband.

  • Williamstown Baptist, H.O.P.E to give free Thanksgiving meals

    H.O.P.E. (Helping Out People Everywhere) and Williamstown Baptist Church are both giving out free Thanksgiving meals for less fortunate Grant County residents.

    H.O.P.E. is having a traditional hot meal Nov. 22 from 5  to 8 p.m. at the Hopperton Lane center. Center Director Kim Haubner said anyone is welcome to come for a meal. 

  • Wells breaks tie vote on financing ambulance purchase

     

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    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells broke a tie vote after a disagreement about exactly how to pay for a nearly $218,000 new ambulance arriving in mid-December.

  • Grant County awarded grant to end tobacco use

    Interact for Health gave $20,000 to the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District (NKIHD) to help end tobacco use in Grant County. 

    In honor of Interact for Health’s 20-year anniversary, 19 other counties were also given $20,000 grants. Grant County’s money will go towards putting together research and a coalition to help end tobacco use.