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Today's News

  • Police Reports - Feb. 10, 2011

    (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.)
    Dry Ridge

  • CORRECTION:

    A photo caption that appeared in the Jan. 27, 2011 issue should have said Ten Mile Creek in Folsom meandered along despite being ice covered.

    The News apologizes for the error.

  • Corinth discusses sewer, cable projects

    Despite a cold front and snow flurries of snow Corinth City Commissioners met Feb. 7.

    Most of the discussion centered on how to spend the approximately $52,000 remaining in the Marathon Drive project.

    Mayor Billy Hill said he instructed Perfect-A-Waste to purchase seven air relief valves and also ordered three more Liberty brand sewage pumps and may order six or seven more of these.  Hill said there is discussion of combining some of the pump stations.

  • AARP OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION TO SENIORS, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). Appointments are not necessary and clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Feb 5 through April 16. Please arrive no later than noon.  

  • EXPECT DELAYS

    As construction continues on the US 25 Bridge over the NS Railroad in Williamstown. motorist should expect delays.

    The contractor will be operating equipment close to the flow of traffic, which will cause extra long delays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. continuing through Feb. 18.

    Drivers should be alert, be cautious and watch for flagmen.

  • Website moves to subscription-based service

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, The Grant County News website, www.grantky.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Shorter session could save $400,000

    Could the 30-day 2011 General Assembly session be shortened by six days?

    That is the idea recently brought up by Senate Republicans after Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address.

    The legislative session began Jan. 4 and recessed Jan. 7 before starting again Feb. 1 through March 22.

    By eliminating six days of legislative pay, the state would save almost $400,000.  
    However, local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, disagree about cutting the session short.

  • TODDLER FOUND ON I-75

    A 3-year-old boy was found wandering on Interstate-75 last week after he managed to get out of his house in the middle of the night.

    According to Sgt. Robert Reed of the Williamstown Police Department, the child was left home with his 16-year-old sister while his father went to pick up his mother from work due to the road conditions on Feb. 3.

    “Both were asleep when the father left, so there was nothing out of the ordinary,” Reed said.

    Police estimate the child was outside 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Courthouse use raises questions

    Organizations looking for a place to meet in the evening, may no longer be able to use the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown.

    Following a discussion by the fiscal court, the courthouse may not be used after hours by organizations, other than governmental bodies such as the planning commission or traffic school, because it poses a liability risk and costs money.

    John Souder says the decision is political, but Grant County officials say it is due to simple economics.

  • Valentine blooms that keep giving


    I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
    Valentine’s favorite