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  • GCHS baseball team holds clinic

    The Grant County High School baseball team is hosting their annual youth baseball clinic.

    The clinic will be held on March 13 and 14 and is for ages 6 to 15. 

    Contact Coach Derrick Lee at 502-319-4645 or Tracy Goe at 859-322-6739 for more information.

  • Taking the plunge

    Most people wouldn’t dare stick their little toe in a pool in 40-degree weather.

    But, 11 Williamstown High School students waited 90 minutes in only T-shirts and shorts just for the chance to jump in the near-freezing water.

    “It sounded fun until you’re up there,” said senior Todd Hammond said. “I was going as fast as I could. I hit one step of the ladder and went over.”

  • Historical Society to meet March 15

    The Grant County Historical Society will meet Monday, March 15 at the Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School Street. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is $7.50 per person and will be followed by the program and business meeting.

  • Grant couple sues Toyota

    A Grant County couple is suing Toyota claiming their Tundra unexpectedly accelerated out of control and caused the pick-up to hit an embankment.

    The federal lawsuit was filed after Toyota recently announced the company would begin fixing accelerator pedals in more than two million recalled vehicles.

    Tina Preedom was driving on Sherman Newtown Road toward U.S. 25 in Grant County on Oct. 17, 2009 when the car’s sudden alleged acceleration forced the vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and over railroad tracks.

  • Bridge replacement begins March 1

    The wait is over for construction to begin on a new bridge at the south end of Williamstown.

    Construction will begin March 1 to replace the aged and crumbling concrete bridge over the railroad tracks on U.S. 25 near Red Carpet Inn.

    During construction, traffic will continue to use the bridge.

    The new concrete bridge will be built 60 feet west of the existing bridge and will have sidewalks on both sides.

    Sunset Drive, located at the southern approach to the existing bridge, will be partially removed.

  • Lawmakers work on budget shortfall

    As the 2010 General Assembly continues in Frankfort, the Grant County News checked in with local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

    What were your thoughts on Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget proposal and how do you see the budget process going forward?

  • Feeding the need via a mobile food pantry

    Fifty pounds is a lot of food.

    For those who line up monthly at Vineyard Church in Grant County to receive a cart full of groceries, it’s a lifeline.

    “The stories we hear from the people are heart-wrenching,” said Anita Waver, agency relations manager for the Cincinnati-based Freestore Foodbank. “We hear people who are coming for the first time because they lost their job. They’re not used to this. They’re used to providing for themselves and their families.”

  • Justice center nearly done

    The $14.5 million Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown is in the finishing stages and is expected to open by April.

    The center was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2005 and funding was authorized in 2006.

    “It’s come along very well,” said Judge-Executive Darrell Link, who toured the facility Feb. 11. “The courtrooms are almost finished. They’re working on punch lists on the second floor. We’re, I think, in the final stage.”

  • Can you dig it?

    Early mornings, late nights and long hours. Crews have been hard at work trying to keep Grant County’s roads drivable, clearing snow and ice until they see the blacktop.

    But with the snow storms continuing, the road will quickly turn from black to white.

  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SNOW:

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SNOW:

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county takes care of 240 miles or roads not including those in Corinth and Crittenden that the county cleans.

    He said to date about $75,000 has been spent on salt, sand and cinders.

    Link said he’s never declared a Level III emergency which means that travel is restricted to emergency personnel or work, snow removal or for an emergency.

    “We can’t mandate that any person stay home from work, but people need to exercise good judgement,” Link said.