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  • The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will meet  on the third Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Grant County Extension Office at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  The next meeting will be Aug. 19, and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers.

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    Not many years ago, Barry Colson was the one with a hammer in his hand, but today he watches, as a group of young strangers build a deck on the front of his home.

    “I used to run heavy equipment and frame houses and build decks,” Colson said. “I worked 60 hours a week.”

  • Mildred and Mitzi minister to residents of Grant Manor

    Mildred Ferguson and her Maltese dog, Mitzi, have made it their mission to look in on the residents at Grant Manor Nursing Home.

    “She isn’t full-blooded, but she is pretty precious,” Mildred said, looking down at the round ball of white fluffy fur.

    Mildred has been involved in Christian ministry since she was just a girl and continues to teach an adult women’s Sunday School class at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.

    Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.

    During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.

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

  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.

  • Williamstown man arrested for child porn

    A 35-year-old Williamstown man was arrested June 27 on sex abuse and child pornography charges in Kenton County.

    Christopher Applegate turned himself into police after being indicted June 24 on multiple charges by a Kenton County grand jury.

  • Roads dedicated to fallen officers

    The life and dedication of Joe Ward Jr. was honored June 30 on what would have been his 62nd birthday,

    Joe was one of three fallen Kentucky State Police troopers who were recognized during a dedication ceremony at KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge renaming stretches of highways after the men.

    At 25 years old, Joe died April 23, 1973, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while working an accident in Hopkins County.

  • Economy tops concerns for Northern Kentucky region

    How do you continue to provide services the public expects with less money each year?

    That’s the tough question that Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link will discuss next week when he and judges from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties discuss the state of Northern Kentucky.

  • Crittenden passes budget

    In a unanimous vote, without discussion, the five members present for the June meeting of the Crittenden City council voted to approve the 2010-11 budget.

    Although controversial at the May meeting, a $5,000 decrease for the fire department and the 5.2 percent increase for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was not a topic of discussion when the budget was presented for vote.

    For the rest of the story, pick up this week's issue of the Grant County News.