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  • 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.

  • Dirt is moving at technology center

    With the sound of a shovel hitting dirt, a dream is closer to a reality at Grant County High School.

    The Grant County School District officially broke ground Aug. 10 on a nearly $10 million career and technology education center.

    The center, which will be a 34,000 square-foot addition to the high school, has been “a long time coming,” said Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who was joined by school board members.

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

  • Lonkard Benefit scheduled at JMB Hall

    There will be a benefit held for Richard Lonkard who was severely injured in an accident on May 30.

    The benefit will be from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 6 at the JMB Hall in Dry Ridge and include food, silent auction, cake walks and music.

    Donations of soft drinks, water, paper products, baked good and items for the silent auction are needed.

    To make a donation, call Donna Lonkard-Frueh at 859-802-9721 or Margery Tritschler at 859-801-0637.

  • Political filing deadline ends

    A mayor and city council member could switch positions in Williamstown, depending on the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

    Nearly 60 candidates, including at least 12 on the deadline day, filed before the Aug. 10 deadline to run in the 2010 general election.

    Pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News for the full story.

  • CHECK IT OUT!

    Whether it’s advice on stopping bullying at schools or building a chicken coop at your home,  the Grant County Public Library has the answers.

    Two distinctively different programs in August are new to the library.

    Grant County resident Bonny Henley will lead the Hobby Farm Support Group from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.

    Henley, who moved to Grant County two years ago from Texas, got the idea for the group after participating in the library’s Too Much To Mow program in May where she discussed starting a small flock of chickens.

  • Adoption events planned to ease overcrowding

    The Grant County Animal Shelter has too many cats and dogs.

    In an effort to ease the overcrowded conditions, two adoption events have been scheduled for this weekend.

    On Saturday, Aug. 7, volunteers in conjunction with Dinovite will set up from noon to 4 p.m. at 101 Miller Drive in Crittenden.

    Dinovite produces and distributes dog food and pet products at its Crittenden factory.

  • Accident claims Crittenden man

    A Crittenden man died after his riding lawnmower overturned on a steep embankment on Aug. 3.

    Donald March, 66, of Hopwell Road, was pronounced dead at his home by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when his wife found him near their home.

    Willoby said March died from “traumatic injuries.”

    An autopsy was performed checking for medical conditions, but Willoby said the mower flipped over and landed on March.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Doug Carter is investigating.

  • Soldier saves Afghan baby

    Sgt. Rob Huff misses being away from his family while he’s serving in the military, but an incident last week made it worthwhile for the Williamstown solider.

    Huff rescued three children from flash floods on July 28 in a small village outside Jalalabad.

    Huff, along with three other soliders, managed to rescue the children and several adults from homes that were inundated with rising flash flood waters. Minutes before the soldiers arrived, a villager was swept away by the powerful current.

  • Grant schools see enrollment decline

    Declining student enrollment led the Grant County School District to eliminate six positions in the 2010-11 tentative budget.

    The budget, which included $21.8 million in expenses in the general fund, eliminated four teaching positions at the elementary schools and one teacher and an assistant principal at Grant County High School.