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  • 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.

  • 35-year teacher says goodbye to students

    Sandy Tubesing knew she wanted to be a teacher, from the time she was a small child. She knew that working with children was something she would do.

    She grew up playing school with her dolls.

    The Harrison, Ohio native joined the Future Teachers of America Club in high school and knew that was her calling. So she followed in the footsteps of  two aunts and her older sister who were teachers.

    And for 35 years she has done just that, but now she’s ready to try a more relaxed lifestyle.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Faith, family and friends make up the foundation that retired engineer Jack Eckler, the 2011 Grant County Volunteer of the Year, has built his life on.
    As a young man, he stepped into parental responsibilities when his mother Amma Eckler died suddenly, taking responsibility for his younger brothers.
    “Jack put his own life plans on hold in order to finish rearing Chuck and Richey,” said his sister Janis Fox. “Jack became the rock of our family.”

  • May 14 Food Drive Stamps Out Hunger

    The Grant County post offices will hold their annual county-wide food drive for Helping Hands on Saturday, May 14.

    Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that helps those who need assistance with food, clothing and miscellaneous household items.

    Anyone within the Grant County postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox. The local carrier will pick up the items and deliver them to Helping Hands. Items can also be left at any Grant County post office.

  • 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.

  • 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.”