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  • Residents seek answers during open house

    Residents from Grant and surrounding counties got a chance Aug. 6 to learn more first-hand about a proposed Bluegrass Pipeline during an open house at the Williamstown Senior Center.
    The $2.9 million project, which has drawn the ire of many, is being developed by energy infrastructure companies Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP.

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  • Soldier seeks lost pet

    Josh Crupper came home to visit his family before he ships out for a tour in Afghanistan, but his visit ended in heartache when Crupper says someone stole his dog.

    Crupper and his wife, Casey, stopped at the Speedway in Dry Ridge on Friday, Aug. 2 around 10:30 a.m. on their return trip to New York.
    “We came back and he was gone,” Crupper said.
    Rusty, a 5-month-old Jack Russell, was inside the vehicle when they went inside.

  • Paddle Williamstown set for Aug. 24

    Kayaks or canoes will take over Lake Williamstown on Saturday, Aug. 24 when Paddle Williamstown returns.
    Williamstown Lake will host the third Paddle Williamstown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

    All power boat/jet ski traffic will be restricted during this time.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner was pleased with the first two events and hopes to show off the lake to even more participants this year.

  • Citizens Police Academy seeks applicants

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to  serve an emergency protective order, make a vehicle stop or patrol the streets of Grant County, then here’s your chance to find out.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring its first Citizen’s Police Academy next month.

  • Something is fishy at Lake Williamstown

    A new resident will soon be calling Lake Williamstown home.
    The Williamstown City Council entered into an agreement with Big Fish Farms of Ft. Thomas to stock the lake with paddlefish, which are harvested for their meat and eggs.

    Paddlefish, which are easy to identify because of their long snout and large mouth, are stocked at low density when they are about 12 inches in size. The stocking takes place in late summer or early fall. They eat zooplankton and do not reproduce in a pond or lake environment.

  • Blaze destroys home; dog rescued

    Two adults and a child were forced from their Crittenden home after a grease fire on Monday, Aug. 5.
    Matt Forgie and Vanessa Glass told firefighters they had been cooking and went outside to briefly talk to their neighbors when their mobile home on Angela Drive erupted into flames.
    “The fire was blowing out three sides of the trailer and through the roof when we arrived,” said Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton.

  • Golf scramble planned Aug. 16

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department will host their 13th annual Shop with a Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the Eagle Creek Country Club.
    The fundraiser will go to raise money for the Grant Sheriff’s Department and the Williamstown Police Department Shop With A Cop fund.

  • Deputy recovering after chase, crash with DUI suspect

     

    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy was injured July 28 when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit.

    Deputy Tony Stigers suffered a right dislocated shoulder and minor knee pain, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Man arrested after allegedly firing weapon

     

    James R. Schmiade, 64, of Williamstown, was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment, assault and resisting arrest.