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Today's News

  • Grant library to host resource fair Dec. 9

    Grant County residents looking for employment will have a chance Dec. 9 to make one stop for all their needs.

    The Grant County Public Library will host a Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring representatives from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Office for the Blind, Gateway Community and Technical College, Brighton Center, Grant County Adult Education, Department for Community Based Services and Kentucky Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

  • Santa's Wonderland features night parade

    Grant County can get into the Christmas spirit early with a day of free activities Dec. 5 during Santa’s Wonderland.

    The holiday event will start later than last year with Breakfast with Santa being changed to a lunch date with Old Saint Nick from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Williamstown High School Cafeteria.

    After lunch, “The Little Mermaid” musical will be performed from 3:30 to 5 p.m. by the Lexington Children’s Theater in the Williamstown High School gym.

    The Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown to undergo construction

    Williamstown Independent Schools will soon be under construction.

    The school board awarded a bid to Klenco Construction of Taylor Mill for a kitchen addition and roof renovation.

    Klenco’s bid of $1,418,000 in total construction costs was the lowest of 11 bids for the project.

    “In spite of everything, it was a fabulous bid turnout and very competitive prices,” said Margaret Jacobs of Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, designer of the project.

    Both projects were included in the district’s most recent facilities plan.

  • Understanding my parents a little better

    I was lucky enough to travel to Cincinnati with Mason-Corinth Elementary’s fifth grade classes last week.

    They were going to Great American Ballpark for an educational program provided by the Reds and it sounded like a fun way to see Grant County’s students outside of the classroom.

  • Community Calendar 12-3-09

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • On Target!

    On Aug. 6, 2002, Chris Breeden’s life changed forever.

    Breeden was involved in a single-vehicle accident while riding his motorcycle on Knoxville Road. He was in a drug-induced coma for two weeks after the accident. When he awoke, he found out he had shattered both of his femurs, had a compound fracture below his right knee, had broken his back, neck, jaw, nose, eye socket, had cracked his skull and tore nerves out of his spinal cord, leaving his right arm paralyzed.

    Breeden was in the hospital for 31 days.

  • Election filings begin

    Some races may be a year away, but candidates can already beginning filing for the May and November 2010 elections.

    Potential candidates seeking an office on the 2010 ballot could begin filing with the Office of the Secretary of State and local county clerks Nov. 4.

    Candidates will either appear on the May 18, 2010 primary or November 2, 2010 general election ballots.

  • Family Dollar stores burglarized over holiday weekend

    Kentucky State Police are seeking information about two burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 28.

    Both Family Dollar locations in Crittenden and Dry Ridge were burglarized when police say two suspects, believed to be white males, wearing ski masks and gloves pried open the front door and took an ax to the safe inside one of the stores.

    A video at the Crittenden store indicates it was burglarized between 2:30 and 3 a.m., said KSP Detective Fred Scroggins.

    Anyone with information should call Scroggins or Detective Nate Moore at 859-428-1212.

  • West sets school record for career assists

    With eight assists in the Lady Demons’ season opener against West Jessamine, Williamstown junior Chelsea West set a school record.

    West, who has played at the varsity level since she was in seventh grade, surpassed Carol Robins’ school record that had stood for 19 years.

    The previous record was 449 and West now stands alone with 454.

  • For the Record 12-3-09

    Civil Suits

    Sept. 9:

    Discover Bank vs. Kenneth M. Miller, default of payment on credit agreement

    First Financial Bank vs. Dale Leopold and Susan Leopold, default of payment on note

    Jean W. Coy vs. Tracey P. Coy, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc. vs. Richard L. Hurst, plaintiff’s motion to transfer case to Grant County

    Sept. 10:

    CACH, LLC vs. William J. Ebner, default of payment on note

    CACH, LLC vs. Tara J. Smith, default of payment on note