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  • ARE WE DONE YET?

    While road crews, motorists and the school system may be sick of winter, there are other businesses who have seen an upswing due to the mounds of snow and covering of ice, Grant County has received so far this winter.

    Willoughby’s Tree Service in Crittenden has been busy the last two weeks clearing fallen limbs and damaged trees throughout the county.
    “We’ve worked on 16 trees in this yard alone,” said Kyle Willoughby, last week as he and the rest of the crew worked in Gary and Pat Conrad’s yard on Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road.

  • WHS Demons familiar with last-second finishes

    Even in defeat, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team has been one of the most exciting to watch in the 8th Region all season long. With three of the Demons’ last four games being won, or lost, on last-second shots made for exciting finishes.
    Williamstown dropped a close overtime game to Carroll County, 59-57, on a last-second missed shot, bounced back with a two-point win, 67-65, over Trimble County, before falling, 74-72, at Owen County down the stretch.
    No fewer than eight games on the Demons’ schedule came down to the final shot.

  • WHS senior continues cancer fight, begins radiation

    Nothing can keep Skyler Faulkner from smiling as she continues her battle against cancer.
    Not hair loss or extreme fatigue.
    Not chronic back pain or weakened muscles.

  • A Soldier’s Story
  • Library hosts ‘Ready to Read’

    Putting children on the right path to be prepared for school will be the focus of the third annual Ready to Read Early Childhood Fair.

    The event targeting preschool children and parents will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Grant County Public Library.
    “This program is like a one-stop shop, all the entities are there for them to talk with and ask questions,” said Cheryl Clemons, childrens’ librarian. “Our hope is that the children of Grant County will be prepared to go to school and succeed in school.”

  • Snow, ice wreck havoc on school calendars

    With no real option left, the Grant County School Board voted Feb. 13 to use three days of spring break as makeup days.

  • SUSPECT SOUGHT IN HOME INVASION

    Police are looking for a suspect after a Crittenden home was invaded and the owner was tied up in his bathroom.
    Larry Brown, 65, answered a knock on the door of his Alexander Road home around 9 p.m. Feb. 11 only to be tackled while in his wheelchair by an unknown white male.

  • Corinth author brings romance to Bruce’s Grocery

    A Corinth author is bringing romance to Grant County to heat up the cold winter nights.
    Louanna Plunkett knew as a child that she wanted to write novels.
    In her 20s, the started writing seriously and has published several books, When We Grow Up and Hollywood Lies.
    Plunkett will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.

  • Special Valentines
  • Education, heroin treatment top public’s funding list

    Education funding and increased heroin treatment headlined the issues speakers advocated for Feb. 1 during a meeting of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus.
    The caucus, which is comprised of legislators throughout northern Kentucky, held the public meeting at the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown.
    The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.