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  • 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

     

  • Shopping with a purpose

    Police officers with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Williamstown Police Department descended on Wal-Mart on Dec. 18 to make Christmas brighter for some families.
    During the 2010 annual Shop With A Cop program, more than 30 families were assisted with clothes, toys and other gifts.
    The children who participate are selected by each school’s family resource center. Each child was able to spend $250 to $300.
    Sheriff Chuck Dills said without the donations and support of the community this program wouldn’t be possible.

  • Kellam has no regrets

     

  • 2010: What made the news?

     

    The year of 2010 was an eventful one in Grant County. Many news stories graced the front page of the Grant County News that will have a lasting effect on the community.This is a sample of the top stories of the year.

  • Juvenile arrested after pulling knife, biting man

    A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with assault fourth-degree and menacing after he bit a man.

    The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 19 when Todd Cummins was leaving Dry Ridge Baptist Church and saw the juvenile attempting to get inside a vehicle parked at the church.

  • Willoby reflects on career

     

  • Ark Encounter brings FLOOD OF POSSIBILITIES