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  • Wagoner resigns from school board

    Liz Wagoner resigned from the Williamstown Board of Education after nine and a half years to spend more time with her family.

    The board honored Wagoner with a plaque and card during its Aug. 9 board meeting. Donna Cheesman, whose term is over at the end of the year, filed to fill Wagoner’s unexpired term.

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

  • BREAKING NEWS - Two sheriff's cruisers destroyed

    Two police cruisers were destroyed by fire around 2 a.m. this morning as they sat waiting for repairs at a Williamstown business.

    The vehicles were property of the Grant County Sheriff's Department.

    Arson is suspected and police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 859-428-1212.

    For an update on this story and photos, pick up a copy of this Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Deputy stabbed; shoots attacker

     Kevin Burke is out of the hospital and recovering at home after a man he was trying to arrest stabbed him repeatedly.

    Burke, a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, then shot and killed James Edward Staton IV, 35, of Williamstown.

    The incident occurred at 2 a.m. Aug. 16 when Burke encountered Staton outside of Staton’s apartment on Humes Ridge Road.

  • 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.