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Today's News

  • Soccer fields are under way

    The Grant County fiscal court set as one of their priorities making sure that the children of Grant County have ample opportunities to play.

    With a unanimous vote during their Aug. 3 meeting, the fiscal court approved the purchase of land that will become a soccer park for the Grant County Youth Soccer League.

  • The long path to the finish

    When runners stand at the starting line, they know that they have to make the most of their opportunity.

    They can rely on their teammates, but at the same time they compete as individuals, pushing themselves to their limits.

    There aren’t any timeouts or breaks for the runners to rest.

    For varsity runners, they run 3.1 miles and in each mile, they have a strategy as they try to finish as fast as possible.

  • Williamstown council adopts new late fee policy

    If you pay any of your Williamstown utility bills after the due date, you’ll be assessed a 10 percent late fee.

    The Williamstown City Council amended five city ordinances, which will now make a uniform late fee of 10 percent on all electric, water, cable and garbage bills if the bills are not paid by the 15th of each month or 5 p.m. on the next business day following the 15th if it falls on the weekend or a holiday.

  • O'Nan to resign from Dry Ridge City Council

    Dry Ridge City Council may be looking for a new member.

    Jason O’Nan, who is in his third term, notified the council Nov. 2 that he would be resigning for “personal reasons.”

    “I will be residing outside the limits of Dry Ridge so with that residential restriction I will be resigning from the council,” O’Nan said.

    If the council does not vote to fill O’Nan’s vacant seat within 30 days after the resignation is effective, the governor will step in and appoint someone to fill the rest of the term.

  • Making music

    They practiced for weeks in the heat, in the rain and sometimes cold.

    They traveled hundreds of miles to perform.

    They marched, even when they were sick, and it all paid off when the Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home the state championship title in Class A for the fifth time since 2004.

     The Grant County High School Marching Band earned second place honors in Class AAAA bands at the state competition held Nov. 7 at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville.

    By the numbers:

    MEMBERS:

    Grant - 65

  • Former local educators honored by UK

    Four former local educators were recognized recently at a Teacher Who Made a Difference program ceremony hosted by the University of Kentucky.

    The breakfast and recognition ceremony honored 200 teachers who were nominated by students.

    Among those recognized were Gene Wynn, Joyce Doyle, Dorothy Ballard and Ron Livingood.

    Wynn, of Dry Ridge, was a former science teacher and principal at Grant County High School for a total of 32 years.

  • Police Beat 11-12-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 8:56 a.m. Oct. 16 on Lebanon Road. The drivers involved were Trisha J. Braasch, 57, of Crittenden driving a 2007 Dodge and Paul G. Harp, 56, of Crittenden driving a 2000 Ford.

  • Cat Attack 11-09-09

    The Wildcats’ performance, against what Coach Calipari said was improved competition, was exactly what I had expected for an exhibition game.  Scoring a lot of points, by a lot of different players, winning by a lot.  Overall, there was just a lot to like about this game.

  • Girl Scouts clean up Corinth cemetery

    A Cincinnati Girl Scouts troop gained a sense of history while recently helping clean up an old Grant County cemetery.

    A group of nine 8-year-olds from North Colerain Township, along with 15 adults and siblings, worked to clear out debris from a cemetery toward the end of Shiloh and Keefer roads in Corinth.

    About 50 gravestones are located on the farm property owned by John Tensing.

  • Holiday help available Nov. 1

    For the first time, the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will be assisting families with school-age children with Christmas presents.

    NKCAC is taking over collecting names of needy families from the Grant County Schools family resource and youth service centers.

    The school centers will be assisting, but families must sign up by filling out an application at NKCAC at 134 N. Main St. in Williamstown.

    “This is our first year doing it, I’m hoping we get enough sponsors,” said Carrie Pugh, NKCAC supervisor.