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  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Vietnam Veterans monument dedication set for Sept. 27

    The Grant County soldiers who gave their life serving in Vietnam will be honored at  5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown.
    The names of Staff Sgt. Carl A. Ballenger, Specialist Johnnie David Knight, Specialist Robert Allen Osborne, Private First Class Edger Lee Tomlinson and Corporal Ernest Howard Wilson, the five Grant County natives who died during the Vietnam War, have been etched in stone in a monument in their honor.

  • Alzheimer’s walk planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • Juveniles caught; inmate still on run

    Authorities quickly apprehended two male teenagers Sept. 17 who escaped the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center.

    The facility is located in southern Kenton County off Interstate 75 near Crittenden.
    The teens escaped shortly after 3 p.m., leading to a slew of law enforcement, including the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, searching the area.

  • Addiction ride raises more than $7,200

    Nearly 200 motorcycles and six vehicles gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden for a good cause.

    The inaugural Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction held Sept. 13 raised $7,297 for Transitions, a non-profit charity that provides life-saving treatment to those with substance abuse disorders.

    With donations still pouring in, the amount raised will likely increase, said April Swope, organizer of the event.

  • School enrollment holds steady

    With students settled into classroom routines, enrollment is holding steady at local schools.
    Grant County Schools saw a slight increase district-wide from last school year with 14 additional students enrolled this year, according to data after Labor Day.
    The total number of students in the district is 3,957.

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  • SEPTEMBER INDICTMENTS:

    The grand jury, which met Sept. 10 returned indictments against 25 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • James C. Adkins, 25, robbery in the first degree.
    • Timothy R. Robbins, 30, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, careless driving, inadequate silencer and failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • DOWN AND DIRTY!

    Do you want to get down and dirty?
    Grant County will host the first Explore The Mud obstacle course/5K run on Oct. 11 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, on Baton Rouge Road.

    Nearlay 100 have already signed up. Registration is required.

    The idea for this kind of event came from Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) members and grew from there to include the health department, city and other groups.