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  • How to help those in need this holiday season

     Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

  • Business closings for upcoming holidays

     

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    The following government buildings/businesses will be closed in observance of the holidays. 

  • Williamstown Senior Center Giving Thanks dinner set for Nov. 14

     

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    The Williamstown Senior Center will host a Giving Thanks dinner reception for all Grant County seniors and Williamstown city workers from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Cost for meal is $5. Reservations required by Nov. 9. 

  • NKCAC offers heating bill subsidy
  • Piddle Park bench dedicated to late council member

    A sister, a friend, a neighbor — that’s how Dry Ridge residents and family of late city council member Joni Pelfrey describe her. 

    Although her death was in July, friends, family and former neighbors and colleagues worked hard to honor Pelfrey’s memory and her legacy by dedicating a bench for her at Piddle Park. 

  • Sixth annual Let’s Talk Turkey to be held Nov. 16

    The sixth annual Let’s Talk Turkey event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grant County High School. Student showcases and family photographs will be on display. Grant County High School Choir and Band will be performing. There will also be a free Thanksgiving dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Deadline for reservations will be Nov. 3. Door prizes will be given out every 30 minutes. 

    For more information, visit the website at www.grant.kyschools.us. 

  • Veterans Day parade set for Nov. 11

    The City of Williamstown and the American Legion Post 137 have partnered to create the inaugural Veterans Day ceremony and parade. All trucks, antique cars, floats, bikes and marching units are invited to attend. The theme is “Honoring our veterans through the ages”.

  • Fiscal court hears EMS cost-sharing plan

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    Grant County magistrates responded with hesitance and lots of questions after Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing proposal Nov. 2 during a caucus meeting. 

  • Firefighters organize benefit

    Independence firefighters who responded to an Oct. 26 car crash that killed five, including three children, are setting up a benefit in honor of the Pollitt family. 

    Because of the gravity of the situation, Fire Chief Scott Breeze said some of his firefighters approached local union president Clint Green about doing something for the family since they were unable to save the Pollitt family. 

  • Murder Charges

    As family and friends were preparing to lay to rest Rodney Pollitt, Jr. and Samantha Malohn and their three young children, murder charges were announced Nov. 2 against the driver who fatally hit the family in a head-on collision.

    Fifty-seven year-old Daniel Greis was over the legal blood-alcohol limit and had traces of marijuana in his system when he struck head-on the Pollitt family’s 1993 Honda Accord.