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Today's News

  • Williamstown council adopts new late fee policy

    If you pay any of your Williamstown utility bills after the due date, you’ll be assessed a 10 percent late fee.

    The Williamstown City Council amended five city ordinances, which will now make a uniform late fee of 10 percent on all electric, water, cable and garbage bills if the bills are not paid by the 15th of each month or 5 p.m. on the next business day following the 15th if it falls on the weekend or a holiday.

  • O'Nan to resign from Dry Ridge City Council

    Dry Ridge City Council may be looking for a new member.

    Jason O’Nan, who is in his third term, notified the council Nov. 2 that he would be resigning for “personal reasons.”

    “I will be residing outside the limits of Dry Ridge so with that residential restriction I will be resigning from the council,” O’Nan said.

    If the council does not vote to fill O’Nan’s vacant seat within 30 days after the resignation is effective, the governor will step in and appoint someone to fill the rest of the term.

  • Making music

    They practiced for weeks in the heat, in the rain and sometimes cold.

    They traveled hundreds of miles to perform.

    They marched, even when they were sick, and it all paid off when the Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home the state championship title in Class A for the fifth time since 2004.

     The Grant County High School Marching Band earned second place honors in Class AAAA bands at the state competition held Nov. 7 at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville.

    By the numbers:

    MEMBERS:

    Grant - 65

  • Former local educators honored by UK

    Four former local educators were recognized recently at a Teacher Who Made a Difference program ceremony hosted by the University of Kentucky.

    The breakfast and recognition ceremony honored 200 teachers who were nominated by students.

    Among those recognized were Gene Wynn, Joyce Doyle, Dorothy Ballard and Ron Livingood.

    Wynn, of Dry Ridge, was a former science teacher and principal at Grant County High School for a total of 32 years.

  • Police Beat 11-12-09

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 8:56 a.m. Oct. 16 on Lebanon Road. The drivers involved were Trisha J. Braasch, 57, of Crittenden driving a 2007 Dodge and Paul G. Harp, 56, of Crittenden driving a 2000 Ford.

  • Cat Attack 11-09-09

    The Wildcats’ performance, against what Coach Calipari said was improved competition, was exactly what I had expected for an exhibition game.  Scoring a lot of points, by a lot of different players, winning by a lot.  Overall, there was just a lot to like about this game.

  • Girl Scouts clean up Corinth cemetery

    A Cincinnati Girl Scouts troop gained a sense of history while recently helping clean up an old Grant County cemetery.

    A group of nine 8-year-olds from North Colerain Township, along with 15 adults and siblings, worked to clear out debris from a cemetery toward the end of Shiloh and Keefer roads in Corinth.

    About 50 gravestones are located on the farm property owned by John Tensing.

  • Holiday help available Nov. 1

    For the first time, the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will be assisting families with school-age children with Christmas presents.

    NKCAC is taking over collecting names of needy families from the Grant County Schools family resource and youth service centers.

    The school centers will be assisting, but families must sign up by filling out an application at NKCAC at 134 N. Main St. in Williamstown.

    “This is our first year doing it, I’m hoping we get enough sponsors,” said Carrie Pugh, NKCAC supervisor.

  • Wolfes celebrate 50 years

    David and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They will renew their vows at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 2009 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    R.S.V.P to Missy at 513-403-2403.

    The gift of your presence is all that is desired.

     

  • Butler joins Friends of KET

    Retired elementary school teacher Mary Butler of Dry Ridge recently joined the Friends of KET Board of Directors, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Members of the Friends of KET promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. Those interested in learning more about the Friends of KET can contact Julie Schmidt at jschmidt@ket.org or (859) 258-7945.