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    The Senate focused on promoting energy and election legislation that did not make it into law during last year’s session of the General Assembly, as well as introducing new legislation focusing on horse racing, child care safety and the state pension system.

  • Special Valentines

    My special Valentine is George, my inspiration to keep going and live each day to the fullest. He is my husband, my companion and my rock when obstacles and challenges seem they can never be resolved.

    Although, he is permanently disabled, he is the one person I can count on to bring a smile to my face and to tell me that the obstacles and challenges can be overcome with a little effort.

    He is in the fifth and final stages of Parkinson’s disease.


    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.


    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.


    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

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