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  • Clemons delivers 150 backpacks to local elementary schools

    While attending a Kentucky County Clerk’s Association training Lexington, Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons listened to Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock discuss her involvement in the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
    She explained that, as an elected woman, officials are automatically a member and would be eligible to receive the benefits from the organization.

  • Local governments show support for CERS separation

    Grant County government entities have started showing support for a resolution to separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) out from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).
    The resolution comes as the state threatens to increase contributions for CERS pensions and as the state struggles to find a solution for pension crisis.
    Dry Ridge City Council passed the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)-backed resolution with one nay vote from council member Clay Crupper Sept. 5.

  • New resource officer watches over GCHS

    There is a new face patrolling the hallways at Grant County High School.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Ervin, a 55-year-old Latonia resident, is the new school resource officer (SRO) at the high school.

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • GCMS adopts Texas middle school impacted by hurricane

    Grant County Middle School adopted a Houston, Texas middle school, sending supplies to students affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding.
    Eighth-grade teacher Christine Boroff’s homeroom loaded about 50 boxes filled to the brim with supplies into a van Sept. 11. A school-wide effort collected clothes, non-perishable food, money, toiletries and cleaning supplies for students at Hambrick Middle School.

  • Grant Co. Schools tax increase passes 3-2

    Grant County Schools is raising taxes on real and tangible property to generate a 4-percent increase in revenue.
    The decision came during a Sept. 7 school board meeting in which the tax increase was approved in a razor-thin 3-2 vote.

  • Ark Encounter to receive $1.8 million state rebate

    The Ark Encounter will receive a $1.8 million sales tax rebate from the state in its first year of operation.
    Under a tax-incentive agreement, Kentucky must pay the Williamstown attraction $1.8 million a year for 10 years as long as the attraction generates at least that much in sales taxes from tickets, food and rides each year.

  • Grant County’s Bed, Breakfast Ambassadors

    They go about their business quietly and with joy, referring to themselves as innkeepers, hosts or super hosts and, in a sense, Grant County’s ambassadors to the world.

     

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • Williamstown Tractor Supply celebrates animals of all kinds with pet supply drive

    If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The Williamstown Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week.