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  • LILLYTIME: 7th annual Lilly Ride brings over 500 bikes
  • Back to the books!
  • Cloe’s love of Ag leads to state FFA degree

    For 18-year-old Morgan Cloe, her cows are more than just farm animals.

    “They are really my pets,” she said. “They each have a name and different personality so I absolutely love being able to go to the farm to work with each and every one of them.”
    Cloe took out a loan to start her herd.
    What started out has four has now grown to 15 red Angus cattle.
    Cloe also has an Appaloosa horse and a wired haired spaniel.

  • Grant funds free cat spay/neuter clinic

    The Grant County Animal Shelter will be offering a free spay/neuter clinic for cats as long as there is money available for the program.
    The United Coalition For Animals (UCAN) and the animal shelter have partnered to offer the public an opportunity to have their cats spayed/neutered for a $20 refundable deposit. The animals will also receive a rabies vaccination, FVRCP immunization, microchip and treatment for fleas, ear mites, ticks or tapeworms if needed.

  • NKU-Grant Center gets new leader

    The Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center has a new leader.
    Correy Eimer has been hired as the new director of the Williamstown facility.

  • Back To School
  • Whaley resigns from school board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board will soon have a vacancy.
    School board member Pete Whaley withdrew his name for consideration for a second term a day after the Aug. 12 candidate filing deadline.

    Whaley, who joined the board in January 2011, also submitted his resignation to the Kentucky Commissioner of Education on Aug. 15.
    Whaley’s wife, Tonya Whaley, is the choice of the school district’s hiring committee for a position at Williamstown.

    With her pending employment, Whaley could no longer serve on the school board.

  • Pendleton man dies in wreck

    A 47-year-old Pendleton County man died Aug. 15 when his vehicle went off Falmouth Road and struck a tree.
    Gregory Tolbert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner’s Office.

    According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Tolbert was traveling east on Falmouth Road when his vehicle went off the left side of the road and hit the tree.

    It is believed that Tolbert suffered a medical emergency, causing him to run off the road, based on the investigation and preliminary results from the autopsy.

  • High school ACT scores show progress

    Williamstown High School stayed above the state average while Grant County High School fell just below in recently released ACT scores.
    The data is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2013-14 school year. Those students are seniors this year.
    Since 2008, state law has mandated all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Cancer diagnosis doesn’t clip Grant hair dresser’s style

    Monica Schneider has beaten the odds and has no plans of giving up hope now.

    Schneider, a hair stylist for more than 40 years, has helped countless men and women feel better with a look, cut or curl.
    She’s been there for first hair cuts, proms, weddings and even giving the last style for a deceased client.
    Now her family hopes those customers and friends will give back to her by attending a benefit in her honor from 10:30 a.m. to close on Aug. 27 at LaRosa’s in Dry Ridge.