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  • 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.”

  • Crittenden adopts 2009-2010 budget

    While cities across Kentucky are having to adjust to tough economic times, Crittenden is financially sound.

    The city council recently passed a 2009-10 budget that includes no cuts in general fund appropriations.

    Two departments will receive more money in the coming fiscal year than they did in the 2008-09 budget.

  • Kentucky Changers' generosity helps 30 homeowners

    Several local homeowners were amazed by the difference that can be made when youth care about others.

    About 150 teenagers came to Grant County last week as part of Kentucky Changers, which is an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

  • Job Hunt

    Operation: Job Hunt is back.

    After a successful inaugural session, the free program is returning in August to assist the community with job search strategies.

    The 30-hour series, a partnership between Grant County Adult Education and the Grant County Public Library, will teach participants how to create a resume, list references and interview for a job.

    Seven people received a Continuing Education Certificate for completing the first program, which was conducted May through June.

  • Author tells cancer story with humor

    A routine mammogram in April 2007 changed everything for Mary Beth Hall.

    That is when she found out she had breast cancer, a disease she was all too familiar with.

    “It was very scary because my mom died of breast cancer 11 years ago,” Hall said. “It was important that they found it early. That basically saved my life. I was getting mammograms every year like you’re supposed to.”

    Hall, guidance counselor at Grant County High School, had surgery to remove the cancer, followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

  • Dry Ridge man dies in boat accident

    A day of waterskiing and fun with friends turned tragic last week when Grant Griffith, the father of twin sons, was killed on July 3.

    Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, fell off his skis and was hit by a passing boat around 2:30 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.

    Friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR, but Griffith was killed instantly.

    Despite a long holiday weekend, the lake was not overly crowded, said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.