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  • Tricks, treats can be found for Halloween

    Whether it’s spooky stories, terrific treats or horrifying haunts, Grant County will have something for everyone this Halloween.

    The Monster Mash Halloween in the Park will provide family fun Oct. 30 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Parks and Recreation, the annual event will feature 25 to 30 businesses handing out candy in the cattle barn.

    The candy line will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost of admission is a canned good that will be distributed to local food pantries.

  • She's got 'decorating disease'

    Debbie Glass can’t help herself.

    She just likes to decorate – doesn’t matter if it’s for Halloween or Christmas, she just likes to decorate.

    But you don’t have to go inside her Mount Zion-Elliston Road home to see her creativity because she puts it on the outside so everyone can enjoy it.

    “Why decorate inside?” she said, with her usual grin. “Nobody can see that.”

  • How do you celebrate of night of fright?

     A dense, rolling fog momentarily cloaks the nightmare ahead.

    A hunched hag’s deep, unflinching stare greets unsuspecting visitors as she stirs her cauldron.

    A waterfall of blood and a headless corpse is all that remains at the guillotine.

    A dangling skeleton on a hangman’s noose is a warning to all as to what may come next.

    Visiting 240 Rogers Road in Crittenden is only for the strong and that’s the way Rhonda and Randy Larison like it.

    The couple have been transforming their home for Halloween for several years.

  • What do you think?

    Williamstown Independent Schools is seeking input from the community about priorities and expectations of the district.

    “Improving Student Achievement: A Community Discussion,” a structured, but informal meeting, will be conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The school board and administrators will use the feedback to help formulate a set of prioritized goals that will be shared with planners at each school.

  • Hutchison resigns from council

    Bill Hutchison has resigned his seat on the Williamstown City Council for personal reasons, said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    The resignation was effective Oct. 9.

    Hutchison, a Williamstown farmer and businessman, had served on city council since Jan. 1, 2000. A replacement will fill the rest of his term through Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kentucky law gives the city council 30 days to fill the vacancy. Any resident of the city who is interested should submit a letter of interest as soon as possible.

    For more information, call 824-6351.

  • High water traps couple

    A Dry Ridge couple and a 14-month-old child escaped injury Oct. 9 after being rescued from high waters during a downpour of rain.

    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call just after 5 a.m. from 29-year-old William Upton, who told the dispatcher that he was caught in the rising water on Elliston Mount Zion Road near KY 467.

    Also in the Toyota Tacoma pickup was Upton’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Elizabeth Rogers, and a baby.

    KSP, along with Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments, responded to the scene.

  • Upcoming events

    Entries needed for fall decorating contest

  • Gone to the dogs

    Walking into a fenced in yard while three large German Shepherds are roaming can be frightening.

    “None of my dogs are bite dogs,’ said Melissa Newman of Corinth, the owner of the canines. “One or two of them will bite if I tell them to, but it’s because I told them to.”

    In fact, most the time the dogs, along with a black labrador, chase the shadows of bugs to pass the day.

    They may even eat an occasional walnut that falls from a tree.

  • Dry Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Dry Ridge man was killed Oct. 11 in West Chester, Ohio.

    Kevin Lemons, 45, and his passenger, Charlene Bunch, 46, of Evansville, Ind., were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said the motorcycle crashed on West Chester Road and that speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

    Lemons was employed by Rumble Trucking in Florence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 280 of Newport.

    Survivors include his father,  a daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

  • Saddle Club plans challenge, fun show

    The Grant County Saddle Club will be hosting a trail challenge and fun show on Oct. 17 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed at Tractor Supply.

    Concessions will be available.

    For more information call Lois Shuler at 859-620-4111.