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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.