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  • Kitchen, roof renovation complete

    Students began the new school year at Williamstown Independent School with a new roof and a renovated and expanded kitchen.

    The $1.6 million project, which was started in December 2009, was completed days before classes began for the 2010-11 year.

  • Two charged in bank robbery

    Two Grant County men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of Heritage Bank in Fort Wright on Aug. 3.

    Shawn Ruby, 25, and Ronald L. Hall, 25, were taken into custody after police officers from the Ft. Wright Police Department, United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Grant County Sheriff’s Office followed tips and located the men.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Deputy shoots suspect after being stabbed

    Kevin Burke, a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy, is in stable condition after he was allegedly stabbed by a suspect in Williamstown at 2 a.m. this morning.

    According to police, Burke, was serving a warrant near Norwood Apartments when he was stabbed several times by James Edward Staton IV, 35, of Williamstown.

  • Contaminated pond makes one sick

    Wildlife officials don’t want the public going anywhere near a small pond at the Lloyd Wildlife Area in Crittenden.

    The warning comes after a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee contracted bacterial infections from the pond.

    Josh Lillpop, the wildlife area foreman, said an employee was assisting a graduate student with a turtle  sampling project when apparently she came in contact with fecal matter in the small pond, located near the clubhouse and railroad tracks.

    For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Angel Food, price reduced

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries, now for only $29 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Old pipe organ to make sweet music

    A promise between unlikely friends was fulfilled nearly 130 years later at Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.

    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County.

    In 1984, the organ finally made its way to its rightful home at Dry Ridge Presbyterian where it will be played during a free concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 22.

    For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Chamber sponsors monthly job search group

    The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, held their first meeting in June at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers. Representatives from One Stop Northern Kentucky were present to share information about available resources and answer questions. Information was also distributed about Career Connections at the Brighton Center.

  • Dirt is moving at technology center

    With the sound of a shovel hitting dirt, a dream is closer to a reality at Grant County High School.

    The Grant County School District officially broke ground Aug. 10 on a nearly $10 million career and technology education center.

    The center, which will be a 34,000 square-foot addition to the high school, has been “a long time coming,” said Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who was joined by school board members.

    For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Lonkard Benefit scheduled at JMB Hall

    There will be a benefit held for Richard Lonkard who was severely injured in an accident on May 30.

    The benefit will be from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 6 at the JMB Hall in Dry Ridge and include food, silent auction, cake walks and music.

    Donations of soft drinks, water, paper products, baked good and items for the silent auction are needed.

    To make a donation, call Donna Lonkard-Frueh at 859-802-9721 or Margery Tritschler at 859-801-0637.

  • Political filing deadline ends

    A mayor and city council member could switch positions in Williamstown, depending on the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

    Nearly 60 candidates, including at least 12 on the deadline day, filed before the Aug. 10 deadline to run in the 2010 general election.

    Pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News for the full story.