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  • 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.

  • Tourism board changes event funding process

    If you plan to ask the Grant County Tourism Commission for money for an event, then you better get busy and fast.
    Tourism commission members voted earlier this month to change the procedure for funding local tourism events such as the Grant County Fair, Horse Heritage Days and the Autumn Arts Festival.
    Event organizers will now be required to fill out a 14-page application and submit them twice a year – Feb. 1 and Aug. 1.
    These are the only dates the commission will be accepting applications for funding.

  • Homeless in Grant County?

    Grant County will participate Jan. 27 in a Northern Kentucky count of homeless men, women, children and families.
    The annual Point-In-Time Count, coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, is required every other year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    It will take place during the 24-hour period beginning at midnight until 11:59 p.m.
    To more accurately count the homeless population, Kentucky counts every year.
    The count has been conducted in January since 2004.

  • Drug Dilemma

    With prescription drug abuse on the rise, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a new program to combat the problem.
    A prescription drug disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the Grant County Courthouse, outside of the sheriff department’s office.
    The Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition provided the metal drop box to the department for free.
    Community members can drop unwanted medications in the box without having to identify themselves.

  • Medicaid budget top priority in session