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  • Teens put in sweat equity to make a difference

    Stuck in a home environment that was less than desirable, Jasmine Gentry needed an escape.

    Kentucky Changers provided that escape and a whole lot more for the Union teen.

    An agency of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky Changers is a Christ-centered traveling summer mission for youth, grades 7 – 12, who provide external home repair to elderly, disabled or low income homeowners.

  • Circuit Court clerk attends Clerks Summer College

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College held June 15-17 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered nine hours of continuing education credit.

  • County provides weather radios

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    Grant County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the local fire departments, will be responsible for distributing the radios to the public.

    Residents can pick up their radios from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and from noon to 5 p.m. July 18 at the following locations based on postal zip codes:

    • Corinth (41010) - Corinth Fire Department

  • Four arrested after meth lab bust

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people after busting a methamphetamine lab in Corinth.

    The department received an anonymous tip July 6 about the possibility of a meth lab at 1970 Owenton Rd. in Corinth.

    When two deputies went to investigate, they found several meth-making products, including aluminum foil with burnt residue, cans of starting fluid and fertilizer in the bedroom, Sheriff Chuck Dills said.

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

  • The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will meet  on the third Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Grant County Extension Office at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  The next meeting will be Aug. 19, and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers.

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    Not many years ago, Barry Colson was the one with a hammer in his hand, but today he watches, as a group of young strangers build a deck on the front of his home.

    “I used to run heavy equipment and frame houses and build decks,” Colson said. “I worked 60 hours a week.”

  • Mildred and Mitzi minister to residents of Grant Manor

    Mildred Ferguson and her Maltese dog, Mitzi, have made it their mission to look in on the residents at Grant Manor Nursing Home.

    “She isn’t full-blooded, but she is pretty precious,” Mildred said, looking down at the round ball of white fluffy fur.

    Mildred has been involved in Christian ministry since she was just a girl and continues to teach an adult women’s Sunday School class at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.

    Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.

    During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.

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

  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.