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Today's News

  • I can’t be used

    I was talking to someone the other day who made this statement: “I have done so much stuff in my life, so much that I don’t really think God can or would or would want to use me… so I really don’t think about church any more… I don’t think about God any more… I’ve done too much stuff.”

  • CHURCH NOTES 2.23.12

    Christ Community
    Feb. 19 – Sunday was so special with Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band. Norm Whitney spoke on Sunday evening.
    • Feb. 26 - No evening service.  After the morning service, the church will serve lunch and followed by a business meeting. For more information, call Rhonda Fields at 859-394-2586

    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • Feb. 24 - Snow tubing. Leave the church at 6 p.m. Everyone needs $25 for tubing and money for food.

  • TWO ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES FILE FOR GEOFF DAVIS’ SEAT

    The race to replace U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis, who will not run for re-election, is now even more crowded.

    Two more Republican candidates filed on the Feb. 17 filing deadline for the 24-county 4th district seat, which includes Grant County.

    Attorney Marc Carey of Sparta and building contractor Walter Christian Schumm of Crestwood will join five other Republicans for the May primary.

  • City council says no to truck stop

    The Williamstown City Council  met Tuesday night to hear from the proposed developers of a Love’s Travel Center on Barnes Road and voted 3 -2 not to approve a text amendment that would allow the development in a highway commercial zone.

    Some residents of the area were not pleased with the development.

  • Grant County Schools Board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    The Grant County Schools Board approved a draft of the 2012-12 school calendar at their Feb. 9 meeting.
    The first day of school for Grant County will begin Aug. 15.

    “When we start is based off of Matt Morgan’s recommendation of the 15th of the month, because that is when payroll starts,” said Grant County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Al Poweleit, who worked with Morgan and Jennifer Wright on the calendar committee.

  • Williamstown Independent Schools adopt 2012-13 calendar

    Williamstown Independent School Board approved the 2012-13 draft calendar during its Feb. 13 meeting with a start date of Aug. 16.

    “I think we got a good start day and a good end date, as long as we don’t miss any school,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

    The district has several days off worked into the schedule throughout the school year starting with Labor Day on Sept. 3.

  • Ark project to be built in phases

    When will the residents of Grant County see some dirt move on the Ark Encounter?

    It could be awhile longer because financing for the project has not materialized as developers hoped it would.

    No date has been set for a groundbreaking.

    The Ark Encounter LLC did  close on the final piece of property, known as the Finke property, needed for the project, which will encompass 800 acres.

    The announcement that the Finke property, consisting of 550 acres, had been purchased was made on Feb. 15.

  • TRAGIC FIRE CLAIMS TWO

    Two little girls lying in a single casket holding hands is an image Ron Livingood will never forget.

    Livingood, superintendent of Grant County Schools, along with other administrative staff and nearly all of the teachers at Grant County Middle School,  traveled to Winchester for the funeral of Rachel and Jacquline Chesnut, children of Shelly Chesnut.

    Chesnut has been a sixth grade science teacher for the last eight years at GCMS.

  • Burn class offered March 22

    Do you know what you can legally burn in Kentucky?
    Open burning presents serious health risks.
    A free one-hour session,  Learn Before You Burn  will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Williamstown City Building.
    The program will be an overview of Kentucky s open burning regulations. For more information, call 859-743-0857.
     

  • Library to waive fees in Feb.

    Have overdue books or worried about your library fines?
    The Grant County Public Library is hoping to give patrons a break in February as tax checks roll in.
    For those who have returned all their books in good condition and who only have fines left on their accounts, the library is willing to waive 25 percent of the fines this month.
    The patron will only have to pay the remaining 75 percent. The discount does not apply to lost or damaged materials since the library does have to pay to replace those items.