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  • Williamstown schools keep same tax rate

    The Williamstown Independent School Board recently voted to keep 2013-14 tax rates the same as last year.
    The tax rate for real and personal property will once again be 88.4 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    The tangible tax rate will also be 88.4 cents per $100 assessed value while the motor vehicle and utility tax rates will be 59.1 cents and 3 cents, respectively.
    The projected revenue from the real and personal property and tangible tax is $1,324,918.
    Last year, the district received $1,300,280.92.

  • Grant keeps Thayer, Linder

    Grant County came away unscathed in the redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly in the recently ended special session.

    Residents in Grant County will continue to be represented by Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown in the plan signed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    However, the total area which the legislators will represent has changed.

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  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS

    If you renovate it, they will come.
    That’s the hope for the new 9,000 square-foot Grant County Career Advancement Center located at the old JMB Center at 2020 Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

  • Fewer inmates being housed at GC jail

    Cells inside the Grant County Detention Center are holding fewer and fewer inmates, which could cause a financial problem at the jail and the county.
    The inmate population on Aug. 21 was 214.
    At the beginning of the year, it was common to have about 330 inmates daily.
    The jail’s capacity is 349, according to Jailer Terry Peeples.

  • Body Works Day Camp

    Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge held a Camp Fit4AKid recently for fitness and health.
    At Camp Fit4AKid, students participated in various outdoor activities promoting exercise. The students met new friends and were taught how to work as a team. This camp was designed to help children develop healthy habits for the future.

  • Jailer disputes recent lawsuit

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples is lashing out against a recent lawsuit filed by a former inmate, saying the suit is filled with “outrageous, false statements.”
    Lonzie Maggard-Owen and her husband, William Owen, filed the lawsuit Aug. 20 in Grant Circuit Court against the detention center, Jailer Terry Peeples, the Grant County Fiscal Court, two nurses and multiple deputy jailers.
    Maggard-Owen claims she was pepper sprayed after being put in a restraint chair while waiting to be booked into the jail.

  • Body found on I-75

    Kenton County police are investigating a body discovered by mowing crews on Interstate 75, just north of Crittenden.
    The partially decomposed body of a female was found on Tuesday, Aug. 27, just south of the weigh station around 8:15 a.m.
    State mowing crews reported they had found something suspicious to police, which later confirmed it was a body.
    Police said they do not know how long the body had been on the side of the road.
    The investigation is ongoing.

  • Frank is motel owner turned movie maker

    Greg Frank is doing something he never dreamed he would.
    Frank, a local businessman, is making a movie and looking for local residents to portray characters in the script he wrote.

    The movie, “Liberty’$ Prisoner” is a drama/thriller about a first-time author that runs for U.S. Congress. He is perceived as dangerous and a threat by the government, so he is kidnapped, interrogated and tortured with “enhanced methods” allowable by current U.S. law.

  • Jailer disputes recent lawsuit

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples is lashing out against a recent lawsuit filed by a former inmate, saying the suit is filled with “outrageous, false statements.”
    Lonzie Maggard-Owen and her husband, William Owen, filed the lawsuit Aug. 20 in Grant Circuit Court against the detention center, Jailer Terry Peeples, the Grant County Fiscal Court, two nurses and multiple deputy jailers.
    Maggard-Owen claims she was pepper sprayed after being put in a restraint chair while waiting to be booked into the jail.