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Today's News

  • HELPING HAND
  • 911 Board looks to increase revenue

    The Grant County 911 Board is looking at options to increase revenue with only enough money in its reserves for 15 months before going broke.
    The board, which is comprised of the Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth mayors, along with the Grant County judge-executive, has a balance of around $176,000.

    To operate the 911 emergency call system, the board pays nearly $40,000 every three months to Kentucky State Police.

    Even as the board’s funds dwindle, KSP is looking to increase the cost from about $160,000 a year to $172,000 a year.

  • ACT scores show local students’ progress

    Grant County and Williamstown high school officials have reason to be optimistic about recently released ACT results from tests seniors took last year while juniors.
    Although still below the state average, the 287 juniors who took the ACT last year improved in every content area from the 2014-15 junior class at Grant County High School.

  • Love of herbal remedies forges friendship

    Just off Kentucky Highway 36, behind a stone fence, sits Mullins Log Cabin, with Scaffold Lick Creek running directly behind it.

    “I saved our cabin from the torch,” said Judy Mullins, the cabin’s owner. “I overheard a neighbor telling the local country storekeeper, if someone didn’t come and get that old log cabin, he was going to burn it. I spoke up and told him I would love to have it. It took all summer to get it dismantled, and moved to the current location.”

  • DoubleTake Salon and Beauty Boutique opens second location in Williamstown

    FLORENCE- Diana Niceley and Debra Wilson will have a grand opening of their new DoubleTake Salon and Beauty Boutique, located at 200 South Main St., Williamstown from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

    The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, tours of the new facility, beauty product giveaways, special promotions on purchases and appointment bookings. Light refreshments will be available.

  • When thou art full

    Being the least of any people, Israel was chosen by God to be the people He would set His love upon. With a strong hand God brought them out of the bondage of Egypt.
    God could have chosen to take them straight into the promise land, but led them on a different path, through the wilderness. It was in the wilderness God tested their faithfulness and reliance on Him.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Ben Duffy executed a warrant for Gary Fueston, 27, of Williamstown, for tampering with physical evidence, fraud use of a credit card and receipt of stolen credit card, at 2:25 p.m. Aug. 30 on I-75. Fueston was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Simon Kenton strong arms Lady Braves

    The Simon Kenton volleyball team entered Grant County’s territory Aug. 30, and left with a victory in three sets, 25-18, 25-12 and 25-9.

  • Williamstown man gets ‘90-Day Fiancé’

    The love life of a 42-year-old Williamstown man gets a dose of reality in the docu-series “90-Day Fiancé.”

    The TLC reality show will follow Matt Ryan and his Ukrainian fiancé, Alla, who he met on an international dating site.
    Matt and Alla are one of five engaged couples in the new season of “90-Day-Fiancé,” which follows American-born suitors and their foreign mates.

  • Dana celebrates employees, families

    Although, the scorching sun was bearing down, Dana employees and their families were upbeat as they strolled across the upper parking lot visiting vendors at their Family Fun Day Picnic, on Aug. 27.

    Troy Lawrence has worked for Dana Light Axle Manufacturing for 18 years and is president of United Auto Workers Local 3064. There are 360 employees of the 530 Dana workers who are members of the UAW.