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  • Corinth woman dies in two-car accident

    A 54-year-old Corinth woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident March 25 at the intersection of KY 330 and KY 36 in Grant County.

    Connie Goins was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge mini-van that was hit on the passenger side by a 1997 GMC pickup truck around 8:40 p.m. during heavy rains.

    She was pronounced dead at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center-Grant County.

    The truck, driven by Brennan Reid, 20, of Falmouth, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection before colliding with the van, according to law enforcement.

  • Dry Ridge man issued notice by DEP

    A Dry Ridge man found out that Kentucky’s spring forest fire hazard season laws are enforced.

    Jason Dietz burned a pile of brush on his farm on March 6. The fire spread to an open dump site on the property he purchased a couple of years ago. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for several miles from the farm on Dixie Highway.

    On March 9, Dietz received a visit from the Department for Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality. Grant County Solid Waste Coordinator Bryan Miles notified the EPA of the fire after he received several calls.

  • Easter egg hunt kicks off park and rec activities

    More than 10,000 plastic eggs will be up for grabs April 3 during the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The hunt begins at 11 a.m. and will be divided in age groups of 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 year olds with additional activities beginning at 10 a.m.

    “There’s various things inside the eggs,” said Tabatha Clemons, director of Grant County Parks and Recreation. “There might be candy. There might be cookies for the little ones. There might be stickers or trinket toys.”

  • Vulcan Materials reps will not attend Williamstown City Council meeting

    Representatives from Vulcan Materials will not be attending the April 5 Williamstown City Council meeting.

    The company, which has purchased 115 acres just off Interstate-75 at the Williamstown exit, was expected to make a presentation to the council concerning a rock quarry they plan to build on the property.

  • Grant County schools to build technology center

    Seeing that their students need to be skilled once they leave the halls of Grant County High School, the school district has approved plans to build a career and technology center.

    The center, which will be a 34,000 square foot addition to the high school, will cost an estimated $9.4 million.

  • WHS principal may be out

    Williamstown High School may be without a principal.

    Misty Buchanan is rumored to no longer to be principal at the school, which has about 450 students.

    Buchanan, who lives in Carrollton, was in her second year at the school.

    Superintendent Sally Skinner would not comment about Buchanan’s status with the district.

    It is unclear if Buchanan may have been reassigned, fired or she resigned on her own.

  • No burning in effect until April 30

    Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

    Although unsafe debris burning is a significant problem, arson remains the leading cause of wildfire in Kentucky.

  • Democratic Party chairs asks for King to be removed from May ballot

    If the chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party has his way, William Andrew “Bill” King will not be on the May ballot as a sheriff candidate.

    William Adkins, a Williamstown attorney and democratic party chair, filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King “is not a bona fide candidate for that office.”

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    A man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt didn’t want to cash a check when he entered the Crittenden branch of Forcht Bank last week.

    Instead the white male, who is described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds, handed the tellers a handwritten note demanding money.

    The man, who was also wearing faded blue jeans, a yellow T-shirt, white gym shoes with a dark stripe and a scarf, fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • Grand jury indicts sheriff candidate

    A local candidate for Grant County sheriff was indicted last week by a grand jury.

    William Andrew “Bill” King, of Dry Ridge, was indicted for wrongful registration. He is accused of not being eligible to register to vote because he had been convicted of bank robbery in U.S. District Court in 1994.

    The charge is a Class D felony and carries a penalty of one to five years. An indictment means there is cause to believe a crime has been committed. Guilt or innocence is determined through the trial procedure.