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  • Biggest Winner starts March 28

     

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    Fitness for Life Around Grant County is gearing up for its annual Biggest Winner Challenge 2.0 fitness competition. 

    The fifth annual event, which is a spin on “Biggest Loser,” aims to help Grant County get healthier and lose weight through exercise and nutrition. 

  • Williamstown ranks seventh safest city in state

     

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    Williamstown is the seventh safest city in Kentucky, according to a recent report.

    SafeWise, a website that focuses on security and safety, just released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. 

  • Derby Dash set for May 4

     

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    The 15th annual Derby Dash 5K is being planned for Saturday, May 4. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Williamstown City Building, 400 N. Main St., Williamstown and follows a 5K (3.1 mile) mostly flat scenic course through Williamstown in Grant County. A fun run for kids begins immediately following the race.

  • Rep. Maddox to participate in higher education event at White House

     

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    Rep. Savannah Maddox of Dry Ridge has received an invitation from President Donald Trump to participate in a higher education event at the White House on March 21. 

  • Report: About half of Kentucky adults favor needle exchange programs

     

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    About half of Kentucky adults favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles for sterile ones, while about 40 percent oppose such programs, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report.

  • Workers needed in upcoming U.S. Census

     

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    With the decennial U.S. Census coming up next year, the U.S. Census Bureau needs help completing the count. 

  • Answers Center to open soon at Ark Encounter

     

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    The Ark Encounter’s latest venture, the Answers Center, is due to open later this month. 

  • KSP brings drug abuse education to schools with mobile trailer

     

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    Williamstown Elementary fourth and fifth graders recently got an up-close view on the impact of drug abuse.

  • Dry Ridge Council may create city administrator position

     

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    The Dry Ridge City Council held a first reading March 18 of an ordinance creating a non-elected city administrator position.

    If approved, the city administrator would manage the day-to-day operations of the city and work with other municipalities in Grant County.

  • Corinth man competent to stand trial for murder

     

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    A Corinth man accused of murder was found competent to stand trial during a March 14 hearing. 

    Paul W. James, Jr., 40, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of neighbor Barry Kenner on Aug. 18, 2018.