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  • McConnell visits St. Elizabeth - Grant County
  • Addicted

    Jimmie thought he was a good father. Three years later, he knows he was lying to himself.

    The 30-year-old Grant County resident would come home after a day of landscaping full of energy and play with his daughters.

    Jimmie was there for them when they needed him, taking them to the bus stop every morning and driving them to school if need be.

    A football-field length away in a shed behind his Dry Ridge home, Jimmie was making methamphetamine daily.

  • Motorists feel pain at the pumps

    With rising gas prices having no end in sight, people are finding different ways of getting to and from work.
    The national average of gas according to AAA for March 14 is $3.55 per gallon and in Kentucky the average is $3.53 per gallon.
    For Claude Jones of Williamstown, the recent increase in prices has made some lifestyle changes for him and his mother, Rhoda Jones.
    “I live with her right now so that helps cut some money down,” he said. “We have carpooled with both of our vehicles to help with gas.”

  • Looking to volunteer?

    Marc Tepe might be retired but he’s still young and believed he had time to give back to his community.
    Tepe began volunteering in October 2010 for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Grant County Neighborhood Center.
    “We help unload food from the FreeStore truck and distribute to the people of Grant County in need,” Tepe said. “I work with a great bunch of people, including my wife, Sharon, and it’s very fulfilling.”

  • Williamstown to study new water plant

    The city of Williamstown is looking to the future and that means there will be a need for more water.
    The city council approved in a special meeting on Feb. 22 for HDR/Quest Engineers to proceed with a preliminary design for a new water treatment plant.
    “We realize that we need a new water treatment plant sooner rather than later,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Stinky business

    Who is going to pick up the garbage from your home each week?
    Will it continue to be CSI or another company remains to be seen as the Grant County Fiscal Court approved advertising to bid the county’s waste collection contract.
    Companies interested in bidding for garbage collection for the county and Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Corinth must submit a bid by March 30.
    The county and cities currently contracts with CSI in Williamstown. This contract runs through June 30, 2011.

  • Sewer project continues
  • Winter wonderland
  • Winter wonderland
  • Heat help available

    With temperatures dropping and unemployment rising, the Northern Community Action Commission can help with financial assistance for heating needs.
    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced the authorization of the immediate distribution of $27 million in federal appropriations to be allocated to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    Kentucky’s cumulative amount from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this fiscal year, combined with carry-forward money from the prior year, is $61 million.