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  • Williamstown adopts 2010-2011 calendar

    With more than two months left until summer break, Williamstown Independent Schools is looking ahead to next year.

    The school board approved the 2010-11 draft calendar during its March 8 meeting.

    The first day of school will be Aug. 12 while, barring any missed days, the last day for students will be May 19, 2011.

  • Grant youth steer clear of juvenile system

    Every problem has a solution.

    That’s the philosophy of Vanessa Rose, Grant County community service coordinator and chair of the Grant County Community Collaborative.

    “We may not save the world, but we may save some of our kids,” she said. “I don’t think the general public realizes what we have in our own county. I don’t think they realize we have homeless kids and families. I don’t think they realize on the flip side that there are some programs that can help them.”

  • Intruders enter Dry Ridge home

    Police are looking for two men who allegedly entered a Dry Ridge home on Warsaw Road in an attempt to steal medications.

    The men, who police said walked into the unlocked residence, were dressed in black and wore sunglasses and masks during the incident on March 17, according to police.

    One suspect was armed with a handgun as the intruders demanded only the victim’s medications, said Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.

    “The owner resisted and the perpetrators fled,” he said.

  • Get fit

    Who will be Grant County's Biggest Winner?

    That question will be answered after a four-week nutrition and fitness challenge sponsored by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), Northern Kentucky Health Department and Grant County Extension Service.

    In order to lose weight, more than 50 classes are offered in walk/run groups, nutrition education, yoga, kickboxing, line dancing, Zumba, aerobics, jazzercise, cardio and strength training.

  • School calendar amended

    The Grant County and Williamstown boards of education recently amended the 2009-2010 school calendar to make up for time lost due to snow days.

    The last day for students will be June 3 for Grant County Schools and May 28 for Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Williamstown made up three of their missed days through 10 extra minutes of instructional time being built into the schedule at the beginning of the year.

    The district also changed March 10 from an early release day to a normal school day.

  • Census 2010 - you count!

    The Census: A snapshot

    What: The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States. With 10 questions, households are asked to provide key demographic information, including whether a housing unit is rented or owned, address of the residence and names, genders, ages and races of others living in the household.

    Who: All U.S. residents must be counted — both citizens and non-citizens.

    When: Questionnaires will be received in March by mail or hand delivery. Some people in remote areas will be counted in person.

  • Stroke and cardiovascular screenings offered

    Stroke and cardivascular screenings are being offered Friday, March 19 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Grant County. The screenings, for peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm, will cost $45 each or $120 for all three. A 5 percent discount is given for Primewise members. Registration is required and you may call 859-301-2992 for an appointment.

     

  • Heeger-Hartman to serve on board

    Dr. Alice Heeger-Hartman is the newest member of the Grant County Board of Education.

    She grew up in Connecticut, then moved to Pennsylvania, before settling as a teenager in Northern Kentucky, where she graduated from Simon Kenton High School.

    She attended Union College in Barbourville, then received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic in Illinois.

    She returned to Kentucky and opened her office in Grant County in 1990 and practiced until her retirement in 2005.  

  • How smart are you?

    Q In the United States general population, how many adults suffer from high blood pressure?

    A. 1 in 2    B. 1 in 3    C. 1 in 5

    This is the kind of question a team of five teens from Grant County faced during the state LifeSmarts competition held last week in Frankfort. The event, a game-show style competition, asks teens questions involving personal finance, consumer rights, health and safety, technology and the environment.

  • Grant library to host health and safety fair March 27

    From stop, drop and roll to emergency planning, the Grant County Public Library will be offering health and safety information to the public.

    The inaugural Passport to Health and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

    “It started with us talking about kids going to be off school soon and be with babysitters and having more free time,” said Wynita Worley, public service librarian. “We thought it would be a good idea to spend a Saturday teaching kids and their parents how to be safe physically and emotionally.”