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  • Video of bus stuck at train crossing sparks outrage

    A video of a Grant County school bus caught under a Dry Ridge railroad crossing gate as a train closely passes by has some in an uproar.

    The video, which was posted on social media, was taken from inside the bus and shows the arm of the crossing gate coming down on top of the bus at the south crossing on Needham Lane. Outside the bus window, a train can be seen passing dangerously close by on a second track.

    Comments posted on Facebook ranged from demanding the bus driver be fired to being thankful the situation did not end in tragedy.

  • State inmates to return soon after jail improvements

    Work on fixing deficiencies at the Grant County Detention Center are well underway with an influx of state inmates expected soon.

    Fresh paint, a newly fixed smoke evacuation system and plumbing problems soon to be taken care of will likely lead to the population-stricken facility being filled back up.

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  • Williamstown Band named Class A national runner-up

    Name of competition:  2016 Bands of America Grand National Championships

    Location and date:  Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 10 through Nov. 12

    Ranking and any awards:   
    The Band Of Spirit performed on Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. in front of their largest audience of the season.
    There were 100 competing bands performing in the quarterfinals at this event from across the country, which 36 bands were selected for the semi-finals.  

  • Man attempts to flee custody during court

    A 31-year-old Lexington is facing additional charges after attempting to flee custody during a Nov. 9 hearing in Grant Circuit Court.
    Robert Flege was in court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Flege had recently been released from jail in Fayette County, despite there being a holder on him to answer charges in Grant County.
    Judge Leslie Knight told Flege that he should have never been released from custody and she was ordering him into custody of the sheriff’s office.

  • Thayer honored as a 2016 Friend of Kentucky Cities

    Sen. Damon Thayer, (R-Georgetown), was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the city council meeting in the City of Williamstown.  The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.

  • Youth firearm safety event set for Nov. 19

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Grant County 4-H will be sponsoring a Youth
    Firearm Safety Event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
    The safety education course will be held at Lloyd’s Wildlife at 230 Gardnersville Rd., Crittenden.
    “It’s important to educate our youth in the safety of guns and handling them,” Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said. “Most households in our community have a gun.”   

  • Election brings 54 percent turnout

    With only one contested local race, Grant County voters still turned out in larger-than-usual numbers to cast their ballot for president and other offices.
    There were 9,690 ballots cast for a 54.68 percent turnout locally, about 4 percent lower than the state-wide turnout.
    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons said she was encouraged by the turnout.

  • Health officials see success in needle exchange

     

  • Grant County names interim superintendent

    Grant County Schools has decided who will take over for Superintendent Ron Livingood after his mid-year retirement.

    Livingood recently announced he would retire at the end of December.
    The Grant County School Board now has named Matt Morgan, assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2017.