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  • May 17 election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.
    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”
    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.
    Polls will be open at 23 precincts in Grant County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Jailer sued by employee

    A Grant County Detention Center employee has sued Jailer Terry Peeples after she was demoted in January.

    Tracy McIntosh of Williamstown filed the lawsuit, which also lists Grant Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants, in Grant Circuit Court on April 11.

    McIntosh was hired as a deputy jailer in August 2006 and since was promoted to corporal and eventually to payroll and accounts clerk in the administrative section of the jail.

  • McConnell visits St. Elizabeth - Grant County
  • Addicted

    Jimmie thought he was a good father. Three years later, he knows he was lying to himself.

    The 30-year-old Grant County resident would come home after a day of landscaping full of energy and play with his daughters.

    Jimmie was there for them when they needed him, taking them to the bus stop every morning and driving them to school if need be.

    A football-field length away in a shed behind his Dry Ridge home, Jimmie was making methamphetamine daily.

  • Motorists feel pain at the pumps

    With rising gas prices having no end in sight, people are finding different ways of getting to and from work.
    The national average of gas according to AAA for March 14 is $3.55 per gallon and in Kentucky the average is $3.53 per gallon.
    For Claude Jones of Williamstown, the recent increase in prices has made some lifestyle changes for him and his mother, Rhoda Jones.
    “I live with her right now so that helps cut some money down,” he said. “We have carpooled with both of our vehicles to help with gas.”

  • Looking to volunteer?

    Marc Tepe might be retired but he’s still young and believed he had time to give back to his community.
    Tepe began volunteering in October 2010 for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Grant County Neighborhood Center.
    “We help unload food from the FreeStore truck and distribute to the people of Grant County in need,” Tepe said. “I work with a great bunch of people, including my wife, Sharon, and it’s very fulfilling.”

  • 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