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  • 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

  • King withdraws from sheriff's race

    The race for Grant County sheriff now has one less candidate.

    William Andrew "Bill" King of Dry Ridge filed paperwork April 7 with the Grant County Clerk's Office to withdraw from the race.

    Williamstown attorney Williams Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party,  filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King is "not a bona fide candidate for that office."

  • Williamstown man injured in I-75 crash

    A 59-year-old Williamstown man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident April 12 on northbound Interstate 75 in Crittenden.

    Doug Whalen was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition as of April 12, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    “He’s got head trauma,” he said. “He’s got several broken bones in his back, ribs.”

    The wreck occurred at 6:07 a.m. just north of the exit ramp from Violet Road.

  • Interim principal hired to finish year

    An experienced leader has come out of retirement to become interim principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High for the rest of the 2009-10 school year.

    Dave Johnstone of Edgewood will fill the position left vacant after Misty Buchanan was reassigned within the district.

    The 55-year-old retired in September 2009 after spending 20 years as principal in four different schools in northern Kentucky.

  • Candidate guilty of harassment

    A candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives pleaded guilty to harassing communications.

    Johnny Masters, 28, of Ghent, entered a guilty plea in Gallatin District Court on March 24. He was arrested in September 2009 on charges of violating a protective order, harassment and terroristic threatening.

    Masters has filed to run against Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, to represent the 61st District, which is composed of Grant, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • What is happening at Williamstown High School?

    Williamstown Jr./Sr. High Principal Misty Buchanan has been reassigned within the district for the remainder of the school year.

    Buchanan, who was in her second year in the district, will serve as Head Start/Preschool program resource consultant.

    The Carrolton resident said she will be returning to Williamstown for the 2010-11 school year as a tenured teacher.

    Buchanan is certified to teach science and social studies for fifth through 12th grade.

    She said the decision for the reassignment was made by the district after her formal and informal evaluations.

  • Budget crunch 2010

    Lawmakers will try to compromise and pass a budget during the final two days of the session when they return to Frankfort on April 14.

    Differences between proposals in the House and Senate may lead to the need for a costly special session.

    The Grant County News talked to State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, about the hurdles ahead and what is needed to pass a budget.

    In your mind, what are the biggest hurdles in getting a budget agreement passed?

  • Corinth woman dies in two-car accident

    A 54-year-old Corinth woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident March 25 at the intersection of KY 330 and KY 36 in Grant County.

    Connie Goins was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge mini-van that was hit on the passenger side by a 1997 GMC pickup truck around 8:40 p.m. during heavy rains.

    She was pronounced dead at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center-Grant County.

    The truck, driven by Brennan Reid, 20, of Falmouth, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection before colliding with the van, according to law enforcement.