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Today's News

  • Indictments 7-22-10

    The grand jury, which met July 14, returned indictments against 20 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:

    • Cheerie Rae Mullins, 59, seven counts, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Regino Gabriel, 19, assault, first degree, wanton endangerment, first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense and no operator’s license.

  • Grant County 4-H holds fair parking fundraiser

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Low-Cost School, Sports Physicals available

    For the first time, families needing affordable sports physicals for their children under age 20 can obtain them at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown. The health center will again offer school physicals, as in years past.

  • Simpson graduates Cum Laude

    Lindsay Taylor Simpson graduated Cum Laude from South Oldham High School on June 5. Simpson wore honor chords for Beta Club, National Honor Society and for being in the top 10 percent of her class. She was also recognized as an honor graduate for distinguished grades in math, science, practical  living, career studies, social studies and on demand writing.

    Simpson earned an Academic Flagship Scholarship and will be attending the University of Kentucky  in the fall.

  • Road dept. land buy, move draws criticism

    The Grant County Road Department will be getting a new home, but not everyone is happy about the move.

    Charlie Phillips, a resident of Mount Zion, attended a recent fiscal court meeting to express his displeasure with the fiscal court’s site selection for the road department on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

    “I’m not unhappy that they bought property,” he said. “I’m unhappy that they bought property along the expressway which would be good for economic development.”

  • Grant Allstars move to state

    The Grant County 9 and 10-year-old Allstar Team became District 6 Champions after beating the Owen County Allstar Team on July 7.

    The team moves on to the state tournament in Georgetown on July 14, to compete for title of State Champions in their division.

  • North Key honors Detention Center

    David struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues.

    He’d spent a lot of time behind bars and was referred to as “a revolving door client.”

    That is, until he received treatment while in the Grant County Detention Center for his problems through an inmate re-entry project.

    Since March 2009, David is the program’s most successful client. He’s no longer in jail, but is now involved in addiction recovery programs and is going to college.

  • Williamstown enrolls for 2010-2011

    Any parent/guardian wishing to enroll their child in the Williamstown Independent School District as a new student for the 2010-2011 school year may pick up an enrollment packet from the Williamstown Board of Education Office.

    The completed paperwork and required documentation may be returned to the board of education office during regular business hours or returned to the Williamstown Welcome Center during open enrollment from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 and July 22 and from 5 to 8 p.m. July 21.

  • Grant natives honored for fundraising at Transylvania

    Two Grant County natives, who are members of Transylvania’s class of 2010, have been recognized for their involvement in the Transylvania Senior Challenge, an effort to raise money to fund an annual scholarship for an incoming student. Caroline Powell and Danielle Smith were a part of the group that pledged a record $22,207 for the fund.

    Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s 16th oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

  • Crittenden, fire chief resolve dispute

    The contract dispute between Crittenden City Council and the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department, which brought the June meeting to a halt, has been resolved.