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  • Is your mom special?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about those special mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, even aunts who are like mothers.

    Tell us about the special “mother” in your life. Send her name, address, phone number and why she’s special to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or mail to the Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097. Be sure to include your name and phone number. The deadline to send a letter is April 30.

    The Grant County News staff will read the letters and choose some of them to be featured in a Mother’s Day story.

     

  • Look Good Feel Better

    Eleven women gathered in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Grant County conference room on Monday night.

    The group included two sisters and sister-in-laws. The others were strangers.

    One had long hair, a few had short hair, one sported a bright, pink hat. The women were tall, short, skinny and not-so-skinny. Some were quiet and reserved and some couldn’t contain their giggles.

    Their bond – they are all survivors. Their enemy – cancer!

    They took turns introducing themselves and sharing their cancer journey.

  • TRASH TALK

    If you’ve got trash, the Grant County Solid Waste office wants it.

    The solid waste (109) board has set May 3 through May 7 as Spring Clean Up for garbage or bulky items such as furniture.

    Items will be picked up on your regular collection day.

    Trash or items should be organized, bagged or bundled and not exceed 75 pounds.

    “This is a way to clean up the county and provide a service to our citizens,” said Bryan Miles, solid waste coordinator.

    “A lot of counties and cities do some form of this,” he said.

  • Williamstown man arrested on federal explosives charges

    A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

    FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested Robert Bancroft of 127 High St. between 6 and 7 a.m., along with his brother, Daniel J. Bancroft, 43, of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Zahn, 44, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

    The Bancrofts were charged with illegally possessing and transferring explosives, as well as conspiring to transfer explosives.

  • Baby Expo set for April 22; information, prizes to be given away

    New and expectant mothers and fathers can receive helpful advice at the 6th annual Grant County Baby Expo.

    The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Sherman Elementary.

    No registration is required to attend and door prizes and snacks will be available.

    The Baby Expo is presented by the Grant County Community Collaborative and Grant County Schools Family Resource Centers with financial sponsorship provided by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

  • April 19 is deadline to register

    April 19 is the last day for new voters to register to vote in the May 18 primary.

  • Submit questions for political forum

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the candidates for jailer, sheriff, judge-executive, magistrate or state representative?

    Submit your questions to the Grant County News and you might get an answer.

    The Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 29 at the Williamstown cafeteria. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.

    Candidates will be asked questions generated by the News editorial team and from those submitted by the public prior to the forum.

  • Angel Food orders due by April 15

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 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.

  • Jail inmate dies over weekend

    An inmate at the Grant County Detention Center died on Sunday, April 11 after hanging himself inside a medical isolation cell.

    Carl E. Lewis, 47, of Morehead was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood at 4:25 a.m.

    Jail deputies discovered him in a cell between 3 and 3:30 a.m. while making a routine cell check.

    Jailer Steve Kellam said two deputy jailers began emergency procedures and called 911 after discovering him.

  • AARP offering free income tax preparation

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • Social Security cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing