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Editorials

  • One incident of child abuse is too many

     

    Last year, there were 481 reports of child abuse in Grant County. These reports, according to Child Protective Services, represent 385 families or 694 children.

  • Avoid scams by giving locally

     

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills gets calls from the public on a weekly basis asking him if someone is collecting for the police fund or if a prize letter they received in the mail is real.

    His advice has been if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. He also recommends the public ask questions and check with local organizations or businesses before they send donations in the mail or give to a solicitor that knocks at your door.

  • Unspeakable tragedy

    It’s a nightmare no parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse should ever have to through.

    My heart aches for those who lost loved ones and were affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

    My heart breaks for the children that were lost by such a senseless act of violence.

    I never thought those words would be in a sentence together, elementary and shooting.

    I am having such a hard time, as I’m sure the rest of the world is, as to why? How could a person do such a thing?

  • OUR OPINION

    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.

  • STATE OF THE CITY

    Williamstown is in a strong financial position, thanks to past mayors and city councils that developed and expanded our utilities.  While financially sound, I realize, as mayor, that we must watch all expenses in this tough economic time. What’s been going on during the last year?

  • Beware of scams following disaster

    Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous businesses who crawl out of the woodwork after a disaster such as the one in Crittenden last week.
    They look to prey on people who are down on their luck and those who have been through tough and trying circumstances.
    Not all of these businesses are bad, but it’s wise to check out a contractor’s references and to read the fine print before hiring them to do a job.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    The Grant County News provides news coverage of life in Grant County. So, what else is the Grant County News? When Editor Jamie Baker-Nantz or myself get involved in community events, we can bring the power of the press with us.
    Jamie isn’t just presently involved with the organizing of our community’s Relay for Life Event. She’s devoted to it year round.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

    Chief Whalen of the Williamstown Fire Department has given the gift of life to the citizens of Williamstown. Through a grant he obtained, assembled and arranged installation of reflecting house numbers for mail boxes.
    These reflecting number plates enable ambulances to quickly locate the site of an emergency; and in 911 calls....minutes matter.

  • Transportation to GED

    The Grant County Adult Education program is also looking for opinions from the public.

    They’ve  been circulating a survey asking if transportation is a barrier to keep someone from getting their GED.

    They want to know if free or low-cost transportation to the adult learning center, behind Grant County Middle School in Dry Ridge, was available would this be helpful.

    Send your responses to www.grantged.com or call the Grant County Adult Education Office at 859-823-1341.