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Today's News

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    One of those multiple addressed emails came to me recently that stated how bad Obama was for giving bridge jobs to the Chinese and how it was yet another of his attempts at messing up American lives like his Iraq and Afghan wars.

  • Relay brings hope for a cure

    Despite more than $220,000 in proposed cuts, Jailer Terry Peeples is optimistic he will survive the 2012-13 budget for the Grant County Detention Center.
    The budget, which the fiscal court will vote on a second reading of during its June 4 meeting, includes proposed expenditures totaling $3.98 million while the anticipated revenues equal $3.63 million, according to numbers provided by the jail.

  • Jailer faces 'tough' budget

    Despite more than $220,000 in proposed cuts, Jailer Terry Peeples is optimistic he will survive the 2012-13 budget for the Grant County Detention Center.
    The budget, which the fiscal court will vote on a second reading of during its June 4 meeting, includes proposed expenditures totaling $3.98 million while the anticipated revenues equal $3.63 million, according to numbers provided by the jail.

  • Parks, quality of life top mayor's priority list

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner may only be in the second year of his first term, but the list of accomplishments and projects is lengthy.
    From helping orchestrate a multi-million dollar tourist attraction to the county seat to upgrading the city’s parks system, Skinner has been busy.
    And that doesn’t even account for especially for the two local businesses he owns and operates — Skinner Furniture and Skinner’s Self-Storage.

  • Hammons, Linder square off in November election

    Brian Linder and Wanda Crupper Hammons will go head-to-head at the polls once again, but this time for state representative.
    In the 2010 general election, incumbent Linder handily defeated Hammons in the race for for Grant County magistrate for the second district.
    Linder garnered 1,218 votes compared to Hammons’ 718 votes.
    However, the pool of voters will be much larger in November as the candidates vie to replace long-time legislator Royce Adams, who is retiring as representative of 61st district in the House.

  • Budget woes

    More than $100,000 is being slashed from next year’s Grant County Sheriff’s Office proposed budget—  a move that will severely hamper services for the county, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “I’ll do whatever possible so we continue to respond to calls,” he said. “But, the problem is, there is an effect to it. If they’re going to eliminate money for us to do our job, we’re going to have to eliminate some sort of service.”

  • My time has come to say goodbye

    About two years ago, I came to Grant County to be a sports writer.
    It was a dream job from the beginning, being able to cover sports since I didn’t have the athletic ability to go anywhere beyond high school cross country.

    After getting my degree in journalism from Northern Kentucky University in 2009, I began a year-long search for a local sports writer position.

  • The best part...

    As school winds and summer heats up, there are a lot of activities going on. Everyone’s patience wears thin waiting for the cold weather to move out and warmer weather to move in. This is my favorite time of the year.  It’s not overbearingly hot but not too cold either.

  • FRIENDS OF CONSERVATION
  • Girl Scouts host “It’s A Girl’s Life” on July 1 at library

    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council, in collaboration with the Grant County Library will host the free “It’s a Girl’s Life” program beginning at 1 p.m. on July 2 at the Grant County Public Library.

    The program is open to all girls in the Grant County area that will be in grades K-5 in the fall of 2012.  “It’s a Girl’s Life” will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23.