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  • NKU-Grant County Center: Launching pad for dreams

    Nearly two decades after the Grant County Foundation for Higher Education partnered with Northern Kentucky University to form the extended campus in Grant County, the center continues to offer convenient, cost-saving options for those interested in higher education.
    NKU, which has been in Grant County since 1998, started at the Williamstown United Methodist Church on Paris Street.

  • Carroll County sheriff resigns after guilty plea

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pled guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations and resigned his position as sheriff.
    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year pre-trial diversion program.

  • Williamstown, Dry Ridge council members discuss water fee contract

     

    Several Williamstown city council members advocated moving forward with the current terms of the water-purchasing contract with the city of Dry Ridge during their bi-monthly meeting on March 21.

  • Kentucky legislature finishes 2017 session with flurry of final bills

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky General Assembly ended its 2017 session late Thursday by approving a final batch of mostly low-profile bills and gubernatorial appointments, although Republicans and Democrats argued over measures to interfere in zoning lawsuits and limit the availability of prescription painkillers.
    As the clock struck midnight and the session ended, an amended version of House Bill 281, which would have reduced the power of Attorney General Andy Beshear in a couple of ways, died for a lack of action on the House floor. The Senate passed it earlier in the evening.

  • Light the Night

    ‘Prevention is our superpower, and each one of us has the ability to be a superhero to children’
    —Karla Hurley, MCE Family Resource coordinator

    A call went forth for all Grant County “superheroes” to step up and be counted at the Light the Night Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation Ceremony held March 30 at Grant County High School.

  • Business license fee approved after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court approved 3-1 a business-licensing fee on April 3, with Judge-Executive Steve Wood, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron and District 3 Magistrate Bobby Newman voting yes, and District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley voting no.
    The ordinance passed after a recall vote was held, with Newman initially voting no, along with Riley, only to change his vote later.

  • Stallion Stampede Color Run
  • Williamstown Baptist Easter Egg Hunt
  • Spring Clean NKY

    Josh Cobb’s story is becoming all too common in the battle against drug addiction.
    The 28-year-old recovering addict from northern Kentucky nearly died last year from a carfentanyl overdose.

    His organs began shutting down.
    He had to be put on dialysis and undergo two surgeries.

    “I’m very grateful to be here,” Cobb said. “It really is a privilege because there was one point in time I wasn’t sure if I was still going to be here or not.”

  • Legislators reflect on ‘productive’ session

    This week marks the final two days of the 2017 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly as lawmakers return to Frankfort March 29 and 30.
    With a flurry of bills passed this session in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, look back at the session and what still lies ahead.
    How would you assess the session so far with only a couple days remaining?