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  • Bigger, better fair comes to town

    The Grant County Fair started behind the Grant County Courthouse before they outgrew that space.

    Now, the fair has moved to their new fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown after outgrowing the Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    “We outgrew the park, so we’re going to the new grounds and we’re hoping we can continue to grow,” Patsy Kinman, fair board secretary, said. “You have to keep building on your fair in order to have something different each year. We want to meet the needs of the community.”

  • Road work will close Helton Road on July 27

    Starting on July 27, Helton Road (also known as School Road or KY 3025) will be closed at U.S. 25 and Cherry Hill Lane in Williamstown for approximately two weeks for bridge repairs.

    Trucks must use Baton Rouge Road to cross the railroad during this time.

  • Police need help in solving theft at Cash Express

    Cash Express on Broadway in Dry Ridge was the victim of theft on July 17.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said a woman, attempting to disguise herself as a man, entered the business at 10:54 a.m.

    When the clerk told the woman she’d need to show a driver’s license to open an account, she handed the clerk a note demanding money, along with a bag.

    She also took the clerk’s cell phone.

  • ‘We lost everything’

    Jeanette Cain took a shovel and dug through the burnt, charred remains of her home Monday as sunlight filtered through singed trees.

    “I found a locket,” she said, holding up a tiny piece of gold that survived the fire that destroyed her home last week.

    Her joy quickly turned to tears and in frustration she threw off her blackened work gloves and she sat on a bank with her back facing the home she and husband, Perry, were refinishing room by room.

  • Saying goodbye

    Just a week after celebrating her 106th birthday, Della Jones died on July 14.

    Jones, of Williamstown, was born in 1903 in Grant County. She attended Williamstown Elementary School for black students before moving in with an aunt to attend high school in Cincinnati.

  • Corinth Marathon robbed, again

    The Corinth Marathon was robbed July 17.

    That’s the second time in less than six months the convenience store/gas station, sitting on Interstate-75 has been robbed.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Maines said a white male, wearing a dark ball cap, T-shirt and jeans, came in the store at 10:11 p.m.

    He showed the clerks a black handgun, told them to look down at the counter and demanded money.

    Maines said a black Chevrolet pickup was in the lot at the time of the robbery. Police believe he got in the truck and headed toward Owen County.

  • Special session addresses budget, incentives

    Legislators adopted three of four proposals addressed in an eight-day special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The session, which began June 15 and ended June 24, cost $480,000 in taxpayer’s money.

    Lawmakers addressed a $1 billion shortfall for the coming year, while maintaining funding for the basic education formula and higher education, key areas of health care and public safety, including state police, public defenders and prosecutors and local jail support.

  • Hot, hot, hotter - where can you find heat relief?

    Temperatures are starting to rise again. The heat is back. How can homeowners fight the heat and save money on air conditioning?

    In order for the Northern Kentucky Health Department to declare a heat alert there has to be one of three things: two consecutive days with temperatures at 95 degrees or above, one day with temperatures at 105 degrees or above, or one day with temperatures at 95 degrees or above when the night temperatures don’t go below 75 degrees.

  • Local churches lend hand to KY Changers

    Many Grant County churches were home base for 150 teenagers last week. They donated their time, money and patience to help with Kentucky Changers.

    At 7:30 a.m., 150 teenagers and numerous volunteers were picked up from Grant County High School and brought to different locations in Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Corinth, Berry, Demossville and Walton.

    Around 11:30 a.m., lunches were made and handed to 350 hungry workers.

    Whenever necessary, extra paint, wood, hammers, water and other supplies were brought to the the houses.

  • Annual event finds new home on Baton Rouge Rd.

    Don’t go to Grant County Park in Crittenden looking for the fair this year.

    It has moved.

    The Grant County Fair has a new home on Baton Rouge Road, off Arnie Risen Boulevard, in Williamstown, called the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds.

    “I think the public is going to be pretty surprised when they see our new home,” said Fair Board President Bill Cull. “But they need to be patient. Not everything is done like we want but we ran into a time crunch because of the wet weather this spring.”