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  • One book - one community

    A tale of guns, murder and betrayal will be showcased in a program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.

    The Grant County Public Library will join fellow libraries in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties to participate in One Book, One Community for the second consecutive year.

    Last year’s book was George Ella Lyon’s 1997 novel “With a Hammer for My Heart”.

  • School enrollment increases in local districts

    More students are in the hallways at Grant County and Williamstown schools this year as enrollment numbers rise.

    Grant County Schools enrollment reached 3,894 students as of Aug. 28, up 64 students from the end of the 2008-09 school year.

  • First Love Community Church has planned what they hope to be the first of many community concerts and events.

    “We just want to be a light to this community and serve anyone that God wants us to,” said First Love Pastor David Hammonds.

    The first event is called “Faith Fest.” It will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the church’s property one-half mile past Cracker Barrel in Dry Ridge.

  • Crittenden factory to expand

    A Crittenden factory will be undergoing a $3.2 million expansion that will bring several new jobs to northern Grant County.

    Wolf Steel USA, a manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, gas grills and accessories, recently broke ground on the expansion.

    Slated to be completed by March 2010, the project will add 72,150 square feet to the company’s existing 39,000 square-foot facility to increase warehousing, manufacturing and distribution space.

  • BUSTED

    Police officers from several agencies were out early on Aug. 27 as they rounded up 32 people suspected of making and selling drugs.

    Operation Grab-A-Lab was the culmination of an eight-month undercover investigation in Grant and surrounding counties.

    It focused on suspects believed to be trafficking in controlled substances, including prescription pain killers and methamphetamine. Other targets included individuals believed to manufacturing methamphetamine and those illegally distributing precursors.

  • HELP!

    Too many animals at the Grant County Animal Shelter galvanized volunteers to hold an adoption fair on Aug. 29 at Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge and PetSmart in West Chester on Aug. 30. More than 50 dogs and cats were adopted during the two days . “It’s good for now and to a place where we can handle it,” said Brent Caldwell, animal control officer. “But there’s a good possibility by the end of the week that we could fill back up.”

  • Swine flu: Frequently asked questions

    Is it safe to consume pork products?

    Yes. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.

    Should I avoid traveling to Mexico?

  • ACT scores differ for WHS, GCHS

    The recent release of ACT results from last year’s high school juniors brought good and bad news for local schools.

    The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

    Sixty Williamstown Senior High juniors who took the state mandated test had a composite score of 19.4, up from 18.5 the previous year.

    The school’s score is above the state average of 18.2.

  • Swine flu precautions encouraged

    Local schools and the health department are preparing for the potential of the swine flu (H1N1) virus emerging in Grant County.

    Deaths from the virus have been reported as close as Ohio and Indiana and at least 16 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties.

    However, no cases have been confirmed in Grant County.

  • King and Queen of the Kentucky State Fair

    Maybe it’s the way they light up when they realize you’re speaking to them.

    Or maybe it’s the way their eyes dance with mischief when you ask them a question or maybe it’s just because they’re so darn cute.

    Whether it’s their looks, charm or quick wit, judges at the Kentucky State Fair were impressed enough to award another crown and title to Grant County’s Little Mr. and Miss Evan George Dunaway and Casey Hill.