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  • Living with Lola

    High school sweethearts at Williamstown, Doug and Julie Stanley thought their life was full.

    The couple, who has been married for 12 years, has two biological sons, 9-year-old Brennan and 6-year-old Bryson.

    They soon realized they had more love to give.

    A few years ago, Julie unexpectedly became pregnant for a third time.

    Just as she was getting used to the idea of having another child, Julie had a miscarriage.

    Where some see tragedy, the Stanleys saw it as a sign from a higher power.

  • Sewer project moves forward

    Williamstown is moving forward with plans to construct a $15 million sewer plant on Ky. 36.

    The decision to build the new plant means sewer customers will be paying higher rates as early as next summer.

    Council members unanimously approved the project and accepted a bid of $11.9 million from 3D Enterprises Contracting of Lexington for construction of the new facility and a bid of almost $1.7 million to Merryman Excavation for building a three and one-half mile interceptor line from the old sewer plant to the new one.

  • Grant library to host resource fair Dec. 9

    Grant County residents looking for employment will have a chance Dec. 9 to make one stop for all their needs.

    The Grant County Public Library will host a Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring representatives from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Office for the Blind, Gateway Community and Technical College, Brighton Center, Grant County Adult Education, Department for Community Based Services and Kentucky Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

  • Santa's Wonderland features night parade

    Grant County can get into the Christmas spirit early with a day of free activities Dec. 5 during Santa’s Wonderland.

    The holiday event will start later than last year with Breakfast with Santa being changed to a lunch date with Old Saint Nick from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Williamstown High School Cafeteria.

    After lunch, “The Little Mermaid” musical will be performed from 3:30 to 5 p.m. by the Lexington Children’s Theater in the Williamstown High School gym.

    The Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Williamstown.

  • Election filings begin

    Some races may be a year away, but candidates can already beginning filing for the May and November 2010 elections.

    Potential candidates seeking an office on the 2010 ballot could begin filing with the Office of the Secretary of State and local county clerks Nov. 4.

    Candidates will either appear on the May 18, 2010 primary or November 2, 2010 general election ballots.

  • Family Dollar stores burglarized over holiday weekend

    Kentucky State Police are seeking information about two burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 28.

    Both Family Dollar locations in Crittenden and Dry Ridge were burglarized when police say two suspects, believed to be white males, wearing ski masks and gloves pried open the front door and took an ax to the safe inside one of the stores.

    A video at the Crittenden store indicates it was burglarized between 2:30 and 3 a.m., said KSP Detective Fred Scroggins.

    Anyone with information should call Scroggins or Detective Nate Moore at 859-428-1212.

  • Bell ringers needed

    Bells soon will be ringing outside the Dry Ridge Wal-Mart as the Salvation Army conducts its annual kettle drive.

    Each year, bell ringers brave the cold and wind to collect needed funds for the Grant County Salvation Army unit.

    Eighty-percent of the funds collected stay in Grant County to provide emergency assistance to residents with their utility bills, medication or other similar needs.

    The remaining 20 percent goes to the Cincinnati chapter, but returns in other ways, including reduced fees for children to attend summer camp.

  • Corinth mom sues Grant school district

    A Corinth mother is suing the Grant County School District after years of alleged harassment and racial slurs against her three children.

    Melissa Altman filed the federal lawsuit, which also named Superintendent Michael Hibbett and Mason-Corinth Elementary Principal Lisa Hollandsworth, on Nov. 4 in U.S. District Court in Covington.

    Altman, who is represented by attorney Eric Deters of Independence, is suing for $500,000 in damages.

  • Holiday Happenings:

    Holiday Happenings:

    Dec. 5:

    • Pet Pics with Santa - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Tractor Supply in Williamstown. Receive a 4X6 color photo of your pet with Santa for a $10 donation.

    • Santa’s Wonderland - downtown Williamstown. Free events all day, including a parade - 6 p.m.. Call 824-3322 for details.

    Dec. 6:

    • Vine Run Baptist Church Christmas Cantata - 10:30 a.m.

  • Gambling issue could end up in voter’s hands

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, wants the people to decide a controversial issue that has plagued lawmakers.

    Thayer prefiled a constitutional amendment bill Nov. 5 that would permit video lottery terminals or slot machines in Kentucky.

    If passed by the General Assembly, the issue then would be placed on the ballot in the counties where horse tracks currently exist.

    However, race tracks would have to compete with others for licenses for the slots.