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Today's News

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    The House passed several bills that have been at the top of our agenda for this session.
    House Bill 305 is considered our budget adjustment bill that will help address the state’s Medicaid shortfall. Specifically it would move $166.6 million from next year’s Medicaid budget to this year’s budget. House Bill 305 passed by a vote of 80-19 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

  • Health dept. faces cuts

    The Northern Kentucky District Health Department, which includes Grant County, is facing a $1.3 million budget deficit.

    Proposals to fix the budget include laying off 17 district employees, furlough days and no raises. Officials are unsure how the budget shortfall will impact the health department’s programs.

    Seventeen employees of the Northern Kentucky Health Department may be out of a job due to budget cuts and it’s unsure if programs will be impacted by a budget deficit.

  • Pothole problem gets drivers’ attention

    As snow and ice melt, cautious drivers have to deal with another road worry — the dreaded pothole.

    Potholes, small and crater-like, litter Interstate 75 and city and county roads providing a treacherous obstacle course for drivers.

    “I believe it is worse this year because of the freezing and thawing we’ve had,” said Ed Gabbert, director of transportation of Williamstown Independent Schools. “It’s all weather-related. We’ve had so many trucks and scrapers out there and that takes a toll on the road, too. It’s just the wear and tear of the road.”

  • Online content moves to subscription based Feb. 24

    You may have seen the story on the front of last week’s Grant County News concerning our website moving to a paid model.
    On Thursday next week, the Grant County News website www.grantky.com will become a subscription-based news and information source.
    This does NOT mean there will no longer be a printed version of the Grant County News. We received a phone call after the story appeared, asking if the rumor was true that the Grant County News would only be on the web.

  • WILLIAMSTOWN BRIDGE TO CLOSE MARCH 1

    Deterioration of the deck of the U.S. 25 bridge in Williamstown has forced Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials to close the bridge.

    The bridge will close to traffic March 1 while construction of a $5 million replacement bridge continues. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had planned to keep the existing bridge in service until the new bridge was completed, but that plan was abandoned for safety reasons after recent inspections.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury, which met Feb. 9, returned indictments against 11 people.
    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.
    Those indicted were:

  • For The Record Feb. 17, 2011

    Civil Suits
    Dec. 7:
    Beneficial Kentucky, Inc. vs. Linda S. Bauer, default of payment on note
    Margaret E. Jones vs. Richard W. Jones, petition for dissolution of marriage
    AmeriCredit Financial Services vs. Gregory Pickett, default of payment on note
    Dec. 8:
    Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. Lyndsie McCowan and Clayton McCowan, default of payment on note
    Dec. 9:
    Discover Bank vs. Tichrahn O’Flaherty, default of payment on credit agreement

  • 2010-2011 WHS JV Cheerleaders
  • A Blast From The Past 2.17.11

    15 Years Ago
    Feb. 15, 1996
    Former Grant County basketball coach C.R. Wenderoth has been elected to the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.
    The cerermony was held at Latonia Legion Hall Feb 21.

    25 Years Ago
    Feb. 11, 1986
    The Demons squeaked out a 54-51 win over tier county-rival Braves.
    Craig Houchens was the leading scorer for Williamstown with 17 points.
    Leading scorer for the Braves was David Shelton with 16 points.

  • Cahill, Reed bid farewell to board

    Life can be like a novel with chapters: the beginning, the middle and the end. In a sense, when a chapter in life ends, a new one begins. For two former Grant County Board members Billie Cahill and Diane Reed, a new chapter begins after finishing a combined 18 years on the board.
    Cahill had been on the Grant County Board of Education for 14 years and knew that the time was right to step down.