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Today's News

  • H1N1 flu clinic planned locally Dec. 5

    Targeted groups will be able to receive a free swine flu vaccination Dec. 5 in Grant County.

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be conducting a public clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherman Elementary School.

    Lines may be closed earlier to allow for all of those in line to be vaccinated by 4 p.m.

  • Living with Lola

    High school sweethearts at Williamstown, Doug and Julie Stanley thought their life was full.

    The couple, who has been married for 12 years, has two biological sons, 9-year-old Brennan and 6-year-old Bryson.

    They soon realized they had more love to give.

    A few years ago, Julie unexpectedly became pregnant for a third time.

    Just as she was getting used to the idea of having another child, Julie had a miscarriage.

    Where some see tragedy, the Stanleys saw it as a sign from a higher power.

  • Lady Braves shake off rust in season opener

    After the first quarter of the season, the Grant County girls’ basketball team found themselves without any points.

    While shaking off first game jitters, the Lady Braves started slowly, trailing Owen County 10-0 after the first quarter.

    While they found offense in the final three quarters, they were unable to close the gap, falling 51-41 on Nov. 30.

  • Police Beat 12-3-09

    (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 Scott Conrad investigated an accident at 3:59 p.m. Nov. 8 on Elliston-Mount Zion Road. The driver involved was Jackie L. Whiteker, 58, of Dry Ridge driving a 2008 Harley Davidson that ran off the roadway.

  • Sewer project moves forward

    Williamstown is moving forward with plans to construct a $15 million sewer plant on Ky. 36.

    The decision to build the new plant means sewer customers will be paying higher rates as early as next summer.

    Council members unanimously approved the project and accepted a bid of $11.9 million from 3D Enterprises Contracting of Lexington for construction of the new facility and a bid of almost $1.7 million to Merryman Excavation for building a three and one-half mile interceptor line from the old sewer plant to the new one.

  • Speech and Drama take first and second at tournaments

    On Nov. 7, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Florence to compete in the second annual Boone County / Calloway County Swing Invitational Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • 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.